Ely Wine Bar

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206 Reviews
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Ely Wine Bar at 22 Ely Place, is where it all began. Erik and Michelle Robson opened Ely Wine Bar and in the process changed the way in which wine was sold in Ireland. Passionate about wine, always respectful of its traditions and culture but always with an eye on what's great now. Today Ely lists over 500 wines by bottle and 80 wines by the glass.
Ely has always focused on the importance of provenance and the community of our artisan producers and suppliers, who enhance the quality of our food experience. There's never been a better time to experience Ely.
ELY WINE BAR, Situated on Ely Place, Dublin 2 is the ideal after-work destination. This year, the food and wine connoisseurs are celebrating 20th anniversary with a stunning new refurbishment.
Extensive food options with snack favourites include crisp calamari, grilled prawns and the snacks
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

BS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal in an excellent setting. Perhaps the world's greatest burger. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

MO
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent service and wonderful food and wine.

RP
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ely continues to be one of the best wine bars in Dublin

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did a write up on TripAdvisor the last time we were there and the same applies to last Friday. Lorcan was great and am looking forward to to our next visit in the very near future 🥂

JG
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful time on New Year’s Eve. The set menu was delicious and reasonably priced. We sat upstairs and had a great table by the fire. As always, the service was efficient; our waiter was welcoming and entertaining. Needless to say, the wines were wonderful.

KL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was NYE and my Mum's first visit to Ely. The staff made us feel very welcome and special. The food was fab - a fixed menu for the night that was in it, with lots of gorgeous options, so we were delighted. Mum is still raving about how lovely, and knowledgeable, the staff were to anyone who'll listen :-). Happy new year to all.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s eve

PM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ely is a classic Dublin restaurant which never disappoints. One of Ireland's top wine selections.

EB
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a gorgeous meal and the service and atmosphere was excellent, will definitely be coming back.

MH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently nice food good wines and great service

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Entered at 2 minutes to 8 for a booking at 8 i had booked during the week to be told sorry the chefs have closed we tried to call you. I showed my phone and the 3 missed calls i had gave the venue to confirm my table. The worst service iv had in dublin or should i say no service as my booking didnt count. I looked forward to going here tonight and very disappointed my booking didnt mean f... all.

J
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Have been here many times and always enjoyed it. However was disappointed with our experience on Sunday 22nd. No where at any stage when I was booking did it mention it was a set menu (which when presented had no price so we had to ask the cost !) When we said we wouldnt stay we were offered their Al A Carte Menu - Apparently on a Sunday they only have a Set Menu so will avoid Sundays in future :)

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, gorgeous food, and a brilliant atmosphere. Definitely coming back!

I
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Starter was very nice. I had scallops. Husband had chicken liver parfait. I thought I ordered breast of duck but it was two rectangle shaped pieces. Very rare so sent it back so no it wasn’t nice. Staff very friendly and efficient.

NP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were out for a special occasion and had booked a table with regular seats.
Booking made 6 wks ago .and on arrival table wasnt available for 50 mins..Staff did eventually get us a table but for a.specisl occasion caused a lot of initial angst!.
understand it's a busy time of year,

NM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Christmas lunch

JL
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We love Ely - and go their restaurants a lot for business and personal reasons. Disappointed with the limited menu on offer on a Sunday evening as had checked out the menu online beforehand. Had the rib eye which was very good as always. It just needed some green leaves or veg to go with it (without having to pay an additional €4)...

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Great team of people .

JL
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super night out, great food and even better wine! The service was excellent! Thanks

NE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Staff very friendly and professional - really attentive but the food is average.

PE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding but not overbearing attention from staff. Excellent advice on food choices and wine selection. First time to experience High top seating as main dining room was fully booked. Despite the through traffic this actually added to the ambience and did not intrude on the enjoyment of the meal. Would highly recommend.

N
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

For a Xmas lunch it was perfect. Food good. Atmosphere nice. And restaurant is nicely furnished.

JM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful table, service was fantastic, food was amazing with such great choice, wine selection was perfect.

a
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Overall - a great experience - I researched many places to eat in Dublin, however having spoke to a couple of locals they both recommended ELY.
The evening started great and the hostess who greeted us was fantastic - she firstly took us to the bar, where we sampled the cocktail and wine menu. We were soon shown our table, which was okay - we would of preferred somewhere a little more 'out of the way' as our table was next to the WC entrance, which meant being constantly passed by people every minute or so. However this wasn't too much of an issue and due to the restaurant being extremely busy - we overlooked this. The main issue we had was the service from the gentleman who served us - firstly he was extremed rushed, showed no attention to the wine menu- even though we said we could do with a little help when picking - he instead just agreed with the one I said I was thinking of getting, when I say agreed - he nodded his head and said 'yep' then walked away. He returned with the wine, halfway through tasting it - he walked off to go and speak to another table - he returned... and I said 'yes the wine was fine' again he nodded - poured our glasses and walked off. This was the the attitude he had all night - no special attention, no conversation - at times he almost seemed sarcastic with the smiles he gave us - to the point I was close to saying something but didn't want to ruin the night. The food here is fantastic and the decor / restaurant is a lovely place to be. If it wasn't for the rude waiter we would of stayed for a couple of extra drinks in the bar - instead we thought it was best to leave and head somewhere a little more friendly. A shame really - as the bar staff and the hostess were all lovely. I would recommend this place and hope that the waiter we had improves his attitude for future guests.

GH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food not great
Was told when table was needed back when I had just ordered a cocktail that I would have liked enjoyed...won't be going back

JD
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine list, smallish menu but excellently done, daily specials also. Well worth a go, some High tables there also making it slightly less formal if you want. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything amazing, I will back again

EO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food bit could have done with more cárb. Wine delicious and well priced. Waiting staff attentive and explained delay in serving main course but didn't bring bread we asked for while we waited. Seating and ambience great.

MF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Staff wasn't very friendly. The food was good but a bit overpriced for what it is. Overall pleasant but a bit disappointing. Wine was lovely and plenty to select from. Definitely would go again just for drinks.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

When we arrived, we ordered cocktails, which were very good. We also ordered wines for smalls and mains, the idea of course being to have smalls after the cocktails with appropriate wine, and then mains with matching wines. Smalls appeared in the middle of drinking the cocktails, with a suggestion that perhaps we do not have the wines we ordered but just drink cocktails. We accepted this, cocktails were good. Mains appeared in due time, but I had to ask for the wines. My duck was really good, my wife's cod was good but way too salty. After finishing the mains, we mentioned this to the waiter, a nice gentleman, who said that also others have complained. Simply, too much salt spoiled the great portion. Of course, we should have reacted immediately, but we did not. Our waiter, the last one we talked with, was truly sorry of what had happened, and expressed this very clearly. A decent "compensation" was that we did not need to pay of the cocktails.

It is clear that this is a good restaurant. Food may be excellent. Perhaps it would be important to be aware that to be really good one has to pay attention to details and never be too satisfied with oneself. With pleasure I recognise the appropriate reaction of our last waiter.

HG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night out with my brothers. Super wines and my meal with a scallop starter and a Wild Pigeon main were super! Really enjoyed the night.

LG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food perfect, service wonderful, atmosphere very comfortable. Would highly recommend.

PL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional staff, delicious food and wine, and a lovely overall experience.

ES
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful welcome, attentive, well informed staff. Excellent service, food, wine and honey cheesecake!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best burger in Dublin. Cod was lovely too.

BS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything there was really good
I would recommend that for my friends

GW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable, good relaxed atmosphere, really tasty food, great wine, friendly service. Top class

OT
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were 20 mins late arriving and the staff were very accommodating. Nice place

RR
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Great service and value for money. We’ll be back.