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About Taste at Rustic

Taste at Rustic is an exciting new restaurant in the heart of Dublin City. A food experience by Dylan McGrath to explore the idea of flavour, tastes and in the room cooking, while being influenced by Japan, Spain and South America.

17 South Great George's Street
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 HD76
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Dining style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Irish

Hours of operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 17.00-22.30

Friday - Saturday: 17.00-23.00

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
€31 to €50

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 526 7701

Website:
http://www.tasteatrustic.com/

Executive Chef:
Dylan McGrath

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact our Head of Events Nicole Souza for any special event requests.

Private Party Contact:
Nicole Souza: (01) 901 2268

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, View, Wine

Taste at Rustic Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (65)
Good for a Date (52)
Special Occasions (49)
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Fit for Foodies (49)
Tasting Menu (43)
Romance (38)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Authentic (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Healthy (21)
Hot Spot (21)
Cosy (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Business Meals (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fun (15)
Group Bookings (15)
Bar Seating (14)
People Watching (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Neighbourhood Gem (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Casual (6)
Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (1)
Child Friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

very disappointing, competely overpriced.
Vegetarian main course was disgraceful, coconut milk and lime with a few veg thrown in, could make it at home in 10 mins and would cost less tha 5 euro.
Veg starter was also just a salad of pear and radish, absolutly no cooking skills required..menu was 65 a head before wine....shocking, we are complete suckers to put up with this stuff!!
Fish main course was raw in centre and inedible despite leaving it on the hot coals for ages.

Will not be back, shame.

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Food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great evening with fabulous food in a very relaxed atmosphere. We sat at the counter and enjoyed watching the kitchen operate, delivering mouth watering plates of food. The service was excellent with detailed explanations offered for each plate with prompt yet timely service intervention. One of the most enjoyable meals I have had in Dublin, a must for Japanese cuisine or cocktail lovers!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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·Dined 6 days ago

Get there, it's fantastic. Had the pork to start with followed by sea bream and crab, unreal

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Savannah)·Dined on 6 December 2017

Some of the food items are cleverly created bearing surprise and right balance of umami flavours. Unfortunately the set tasting menu which is usually a safe bet was a continuum of salty broths. Atmosphere was loud - too loud, hot - too hot and busy with people standing leaning on my chair and engaging loudly in conversations across our table.
Staff is friendly and knowledgeable - well oiled machine of a team. Unfortunately Not that clever and we won’t return.

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Food5
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Service4
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

We had a fabulous meal, very attentive staff and the place is lovely. However, my husband is celiac and notified the waiter of this in advance of ordering. Despite this and having questioned several of the dishes he was informed half way through one of the courses and when he re questioned the waiter, that what he’d just eaten container wheat! He therefore couldn’t finish the course and was Ill that night night and the following day. We were very surprised by this.
This breakdown in communication is not commensurate with the level of service one one associate with a restaurant in that price bracket.

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 1 December 2017

Very enjoyable, I was nervous that as a vegetarian it would be limiting. Food was excellent, staff knew the menu and made good suggestions.

Tags: Casual
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Food5
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

The Good was really nice and the staff so friendly and helpfull. Ill be back for sure.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 23 November 2017

We had such a wonderful experience here and look forward to returning soon
The food was spectatular and service was excellent
Many thanks!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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Food3
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on 22 November 2017

I have had steak there before but the steak I got was not great...I have had better ...better at home and better in that restaurant...given I was on a 1st date I did not want to complain. Ambience is very different on a Wed night V a Saturday night..its not nearly as good on a wed. Service was great and nice help on the wine!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 16 November 2017

Outstanding cuisine, great mix of flavours. If you love Japanese and fusion cuisine, in a cosy and modern environment this is without a doubt one of the best places in Dublin.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 9 November 2017

Amazing service, Amazing food but portions are small so don’t expect to get well fed for a fair price - all very enjoyable but even a 3 course dinner will not feed a hungry diner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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·Dined on 31 October 2017

A bit tricky to find as it was no top of another restaurant but with no signs. Food was amazing, but there was only 1 person taking orders so you would have to be patient (good thing I had a book with me).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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Food3
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

I am a huge fan of Taste at Rustic and I have been to the restaurant on many occasions. This was the first time that I had any issues with the experience. It took quite some time to be seated for our 9pm reservation and I do not think we started to eat until 10pm. The staff were incredibly attentive so their were no complaints, but as the organiser I was conscious of it. I was more disappointed by the food. Across the board, I found it over seasoned, I have ordered the same items on several occasions and I thought there was excessive use of salt on many of the sides and the steaks from the set menu.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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Food5
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Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 28 October 2017

Amazing quality of food. In love with the nigiri. Quite expensive though. But definitely worth a try!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 28 October 2017

It was really delicious. Great atmosphere, fabulously charred food. Really a treat for the senses. Had a lovely date night with the hubby. Would highly recommend it.
Looking forward to the next visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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Food4
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Ate from Pre Theatre menu, food was very flavoursome and staff very friendly and helpful. Would recommend and will return....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Berlin)·Dined on 27 October 2017

Great atmosphere and table service. The food was good, but a little overpriced in our opinion

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·Dined on 20 October 2017

Taste at rustic is a dining experience of the highest quality. I would recommend sitting at the counter/ chefs table so you can see the intricate work of the food being prepared. Stunning place with such helpful front of house.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 17 October 2017

Great sushi and excellent steak. Wonderful service.

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·Dined on 13 October 2017

Went for anniversary dinner. Had heard nothing about the restaurant & we had an absolutely great evening! I don't usually leave reviews but felt I had to as I was so impressed with the atmosphere, the service & the food. Amazing find, we'll be back for sure!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on 12 October 2017

The people who work at Taste of Rustic are wonderful. They remember who you are and engage with you in a way that does not disrupt your meal but adds to the experience. And the food is exceptional

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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Great food and nice ambience- had a lovely meal and went downstairs for a cocktail at the bar. Was informed that we were unable to sit at bar as we had not reserved chairs (even though nobody was sitting down). This was after we spent a fair whack on three courses & wine upstairs..incredibly disappointing end to what was a lovely night

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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Fabulous Food
Lovely staff
Great ambience
Very enjoyable evening

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Excellent service and delicious food. Lovely evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

I heard great comments about Taste at Rustic and have been to Rustic Stone and Fade Street Social and love them both. It certainly did not disappoint.
The food was fantastic, staff were so friendly, very helpful and showed a huge interest in the food. I am gluten intolerant and the majority of the menu could be adapted. Everything that I had was beautiful but I have to give the Green Tea Brulee a special mention....it was clearly the nicest dessert I ever had.
There is a great atmosphere in the restaurant and also in the bar. The cocktails are to die for.
I have already recommended it to family and friends and we will definitely be back.
Thanks.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

Amazing tasting menu. The food was so good. Very friendly staff and quick and professional service.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

This was a great experience, the food was out of this world, i picked a set meal with the Sommelier recommendations, all fantastic. the staff were very efficient and friendly, i would highly recommend and will defo be back for more!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

Loved our dinning experience at Taste at Rustic. Food was fantastic and our waiter took his time and explained the various dishes to us. Definetly will go back .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 8 September 2017

Absolutely delicious. Our group shared a selection of appetisers and everything we ordered was divine. The staff were super friendly and attentive. The wine and cocktails were great and we stayed in the cocktail bar for a while afterwards. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on 6 September 2017

A most enjoyable meal. The only downside was the loud noise from adjoining table!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

Too expensive for the quality.
I paid 153 euros for 3 xithout wine. Just three email cocktails and 3 meals (not the menue because the less expensive started at 50 euros) .
Food is interesting but its a fanzy place.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. The food was fantastic and the cocktail at the end was delicious. Will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

Everything is nice in the restaurant just the deserts are not amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on 30 August 2017

Delicious, innovative menu and a lovely location. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 25 August 2017

The food is delicious but on the pricey side. The service is impeccable. I would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

Very enjoyable evening out, different food offering and excellent attentive staff. Not cheap but good food never is.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

Fantastic food, atmosphere, service and the highlight of our trip to Dublin. Think Roka in Ireland...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 16 August 2017

Fabulous food, beautifully presented and attentive, friendly and professional staff

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

First visit and it lived up to all our expectations
We had the tasting menu - excellent tastes , well presented , dish could have been explained a bit better.
Got a bit noisy when 6 people joined the table next to ours and opened the window without consultation - felt staff should have spotted this and at least asked if others in the vicinity wanted the cold air from the window !
We had a great time and will return soon

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

Food was disappointing . We had high expectations after reading the website... re the 5 senses, etc.... but our taste buds were barely tantalised. Food was actually a bit bland. Service was 1st class. We definitely prefer Rustic Stone any day as we find that food is tastier and menu more diversified... but Rustic Stone is very noisy. .. while Taste of Rustic is nice and quiet but not boring...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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