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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 Shani Williams for any special event requests.

Private Party Contact:
Shani Williams: (01) 901 2268

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, 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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (62)
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Good for a Date (47)
Romance (43)
Tasting Menu (37)
Authentic (28)
Business Meals (27)
Open Kitchen (25)
Group Bookings (21)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Cosy (18)
Fun (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Modern Decor (14)
Healthy (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Late-night Find (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Neighbourhood Gem (8)
People Watching (7)
Casual (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Outstanding Value (5)
Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Brunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Child Friendly (3)
Family Style (3)
Tapas (3)
Spicy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Fireplace (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Vegan (1)
Wood Oven (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 5 days ago

The Rustic restaurants are two or three restaurants in the same building. The Taste is located on the third floor. The service was excellent, I might go as far as to say outstanding. My host was a young man from Romania who was exceptionally attentive. My first course was a mirin based soup with sea bream. This dish was flawless. It could be served in a Michelin starred restaurant. My main course was less successful. I had the chicken cooked over white charcoal and while tasty and well seasoned, it arrived ever so slightly undercooked. If at home, I might have taken the chance and eaten it as served, but since I had a 8 hour plane trip starting in 14 hours, I could not take the chance. The chicken is served on a skewer in a small barbeque pot that still has the hot white charcoal, so correcting the problem was just a matter of leaving the skewered chicken over the heat for a few more minutes. Overall a positive experience and next time I will try one of the other restaurants that are part of the Rustic .

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, service and ambience.
Cerviche was amazing.
Thanks for a great evening

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on 20 June 2017

Having been a few times, it never ceases to impress me. Nice touch that the staff refer to the fact I've been before. Makes me feel right at home. Very attentive and magnificent food.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Beautiful food, amazing tastes. Loved every moment!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 June 2017

the half price drinks was a disapointment! 'selected drinks', didn't know it was just for the cocktails!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 June 2017

I only can say that it was AMAZING !!!!!From start to end!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Exciting and varied Japanese inspired cuisine, skillfully prepared and presented.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 1 June 2017

Great restaurant, great food, great experience. Simple as.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Cornwall)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Amazing food and service. What an experience. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Awese food, great service, a bit expensive for what we get even if everything is very well executed. Great taste overall, real japanese flavours, modern and straight to the point

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on 6 May 2017

As always, the food was amazing and the service exceeded the quality of the food. Gave our friends from the US a different perspective on eating in Ireland.

Tags: Good for Groups, Open Kitchen, Modern Decor, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 27 April 2017

Excellent... from start to finish ... special mention to the staff and our Greek waitress.... all in all everything's just on a different level

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 22 April 2017

This restaurant is outstanding. The food quality is crazy, the personnel is super friendly and the menu is original. This is far from a normal sushi restaurant, and can be pricy but it is really worth it in my opinion !
I normally do not like fish, there are only a few places where I actually can eat fish, this is one of them.
Highly recommended for any gourmet in Dublin.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Open Kitchen, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 20 April 2017

Tables far too close together, even though the room they put us in at the top was not full. A waiter who would not leave us alone and listened in on our private conversation, then smugly told us we didn't need to order as he already knew what we were having.
Food tasted incredible but overpriced.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Fantastic Asian restaurant in Dublin. Some of the best sushi I have ever had. The flavors are well thought out and the ingredients incredibly fresh.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 28 March 2017

Excellent concept by Chef Dylan. A unique menu that stimulates 5 taste sensations. It is also fun to watch the food preparation which is intricate, involves 5 chefs and even includes the use of a blow torch

Tags: Tapas, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Open Kitchen, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Modern Decor, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 18 March 2017

What an incredible meal! From the amuse bouches to the entrees to the cocktails, everything was a wonder to taste and we're so glad we went.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on 8 March 2017

Food was yummy and the service was impeccable. Staff pay attention and are very accommodating to the wants of the customers. The food is imaginative while offering taste that satisfies a hungry appetite. Great dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Fun, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 4 March 2017

The Taste is much more than a "meal". It is an experience ! The best experience I've had in a Restaurant in a very long time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Berlin)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Excellent customer service as always. Even if the food wasn't as good as it is, I'd still come back as this is a place where you're treated very well from the moment you arrive in the door. Everything tastes good but would recommend the sweetcorn balls as a decadent savoury treat

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on 22 February 2017

Great welcome, very attentive and friendly staff. Great knowledge of menu and ingredients and very helpful in choosing the food to enhance the experience. Great presentation, food cooked with care & attention and so delicious

Tags: Open Kitchen, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 20 February 2017

Outstanding food, original take on classic dishes making them better while retaining what made the original so good.
My best dining experience in Dublin :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 18 February 2017

We had a teastin menu 60 € pp and a bottle of wine 2x beers and still tap water. ...and I was surprised when I got the bill charging 2.50€ for a still water and 21.03€ service charge.
I always leave some tips around 10% but this was really shocking service charge for two people. I work in the restaurant and we change service charges for groups for 8 people and more so the most restaurants do similar.
Plus I was here before having the same teasting menu and didn't get the service charges ......
so I am thinking maybe staff put this charge thinking aaaaa this guy not gonna leave any tips let's take what we deserve ...maybe

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Open Kitchen
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 18 February 2017

The starters were underwhelming. I love sushi but I didn't rate this sushi experience. The main courses were nice enough. Thought the mushroom balls were lovely and our fish and meats nicely cooked. The other sides were just alright nothing to rave about. The deserts were lovely which is ironic as Japenese don't really do deserts. Overall considering the price we all really felt it was over priced for what we got. A very annoying feature was the number of times that the waiting staff interrupted our conversation. Definitely excessive. There is a balance between attentive service and annoying interruptions. In line with the price of this restaurant I would have expected this balance to be executed. Top dollar means top service also folks.

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 (London)·Dined on 17 February 2017

We had the most amazing meal! we could not fault the service or the food and would definitely recommend dining here it is worth every cent.
The Nigiri selection was so tasty and fresh and the Monkfish from the grill was incredible this was definitely the best meal I have ever had. My boyfriend would also agree and recommend the Donut Sticks!
The service was top notch and the waiters were all very attentive. Our main server was Florian who went above and beyond to make our meal extra special (Thank you!).
We could not have had a better meal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Modern Decor
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on 16 February 2017

Amazing sushi!! Wonderful atmosphere for date night or a special occasion for foodies. The bar tender made our group each a different cocktail - and they a great start to our dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Open Kitchen, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Honestly one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. As soon as we walked through the door, our waiter was incredible. He made fabulous suggestions and had us smiling throughout the entire evening. We were the last couple in the restaurant and struggled to leave. Highly recommend this place... it's worth every penny!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Open Kitchen, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 14 February 2017

This restaurant is sold as a Japanese restaurant but in my opinion it is not a retaurant Japanese is a restaurant that mixes the styles.
The dishes are in general very scarce in the food and its relation quality price is very bad.
As for the service I think it was quite bad as I had booked a table and when I arrived there was no room available I had to be waiting more than 20 minutes and finally I had to sit at the bar because there were no tables available having previously booked, for me This is an awful service.

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·Dined on 3 February 2017

Extremely expensive for interesting but not particularly enjoyable food.

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·Dined on 2 February 2017

The food quality, cooking and presentation is really excellent. These people have some very fresh ideas and execute them very well. The atmosphere and service are also top notch. However, we reckoned that while the meal was most enjoyable and we would come back sometime again it would not happen soon - it's just that bit too expensive, probably 10% overpriced. So it is a first class dining experience but poor value for money.

Tags: Spicy, Fun
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 2 February 2017

The venue is very nice and the staff are very attentive. However the food was exceptionally poor. I appreciate that on the menu it says "we have played with temperatures..." I would suggest that strategy be abandoned. Perhaps I am a philistine but the anaemic insipid prawns sashimi served luke warm were pretty dire. Likewise the monkfish. As I was dining with a friend whom I hadn't seen in a while I did not complain.

However in other circumstances I would have sent back four of the six dishes we got.

Finally, the price. Even if the quality was good, for what you get (and knowing the cost of fish, etc. And appreciating the overheads) it is grossly overpriced.

I have already recommended another friend NOT to go. Needless to say I will not be returning and would have reservations about dining in the "stone" part now (which I have never eaten in).

I hope that Mr McGrath will take personal charge to improve standards and reconsider the price.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 February 2017

It was great that the restaurant organised to have international superstar Jason Momoa seated at the next table to us :) Food is awesome but just a little bit pricey for what it is, although to be fair I do believe that the restaurant takes all it's food from the best possible sources so maybe this is forgivable.

Tags: Open Kitchen, Bar Seating
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 27 January 2017

Amazing food with great presentation along with great service.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 25 January 2017

Outstanding food and excellent service all evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on 21 January 2017

Had an amazing food experience!! The flavours of the food were unbelievable!! It was a great night!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Excellent and exciting - the Pork Belly was disappointing especially considering the level of the other food. The beef stock in the Beef Sukiyaki I found just a little too sweet but it was nonetheless close to perfect and incredibly delicious.
The king crab was supremely fresh and zesty, delicious yet simple stick rice with lime, great sushi. Could be a contender for best restaurant in Dublin if they got a few things together.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 14 January 2017

Every morsel was a delight. We were so absorbed in our tasting experience that we couldn't go to our pre-booked theatre date as we missed the start of the performance!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Vegan
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 13 January 2017

Lovely ambience, great food and friendly service. From making a booking to service at the dinner table, all staff were fantastic, warm and informative

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 31 December 2016

Gem of a place in a convenient location. The cocktails and food were just lovely. Perfect end to our first trip to Ireland & best part of NY Eve. The staff were warm and welcoming, particularly to our 10yr old. Perfect dinning experience, apart from the duck main that we couldn't eat. The waitress offered to replace it, but we declined - discovered it had been removed from our bill which is the kind of service that is lacking in many places. Bumped into the host outside upon leaving & he graciously just gave us his umbrella as it was pouring! We will return to Dublin and this will be our first foodie stop!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 23 December 2016

There is no accessibility for handicaps, also dining area was too smokey, seating option was too packed (not even McDonald's have that much packed seating :)).

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