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La Cave, Dublin, Co. Dublin

La Cave

4.6
4.6
61 Reviews
€30 and under
French

La Cave is Dublin's original French wine bar. Just one block away from St. Stephen's Green the restaurant is in the heart of Dublin City Centre. La Cave serves classical French cuisine, with an extensive wine list that you can pair with your meal. The restaurant and wine bar is open until late to allow for the atmosphere to continue into the evening.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Traditional French, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 679 4409

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Wine Tasting Dinner

  • Neighborhood

    South City Centre

  • Parking details

    Limited Street Parking.- Q-Park Dawson Street Car Park, School House LaneOpen 24 hours · (01) 878 8957- Q-Park Stephen's GreenParking garageOpen 24 hours · (01) 878 8957

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. JH

    JessicaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Delightful meal with attentive but non intrusive service. Happy to go back the next time I'm in Dublin. The wine was the highlight. Fab.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always La Cave was spectacular. Never Evers fails to impress. 👌🏼

  3. DD

    DonnaD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing staff and food. 👌 would really recommend La Cave.

  4. MK

    MikeK

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We booked La Cave for dinner after travelling from Limerick for an overnight in Dublin. When we arrived it was obvious that the proprietor had not taken any notice of social distancing for diners. Tables were set tight against each other, and there was little or no effort at the recommended 2 or even 1 meter separation. We were offered seats at the counter, but were left with no choice but to leave for reasons of personel safety.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful! Will definitely go again!

  6. HC

    HammerC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such lovely ambience and our lovely russian waitress attended to our every need. I had the snails, duck and creme brûlée and it taste of French authenticity was outstanding would thoroughly recommend. Xox

  7. UT

    UnaT

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never fails, as always

  8. LM

    LizM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, food, wine and ambience. One of my favorite restaurants

  9. T

    Tommymc

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent pre-Christmas shopping lunch ! The sirloin steak and my two-fish main courses were on the button delicious. Sauvignon Blanc a good companion. Top value !

  10. LB

    LydiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The perfect spot for a catch up with friends or a romantic evening, the place feels like stepping into a little French neighborhood restaurant, food was exceptional and value was incredible - this will definitely be the new local spot for me!

  11. N

    Niamh

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous meal here on Saturday evening. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious. We felt very safe there and all regulations were adhered to. We will definitely be back soon.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food with excellent wine offerings

  13. DN

    DavidN

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service. We have already recommended to friends. The oysters are absolutely amazing 😊

  14. m

    mc1991

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great lunch deal with a lovely Christmassy atmosphere!

  15. EM

    EmilyM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I really enjoy La Cave every time I go. And again I wasn't disappointed. Their early bird menu is great value and fantastic quality. Love the wine selection and service is always great.

  16. LM

    LornaM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favourite restaurants in Dublin! Always a great atmosphere.

  17. MC

    MargaretC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Really enjoyed our meal. Food was fantastic, we all cleared our plates. Very good value for money. Tables were a bit close together for social distancing but overall experience was fantastic.

  18. GD

    GrahamD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favourite places in Dublin. Intimate, warmly decorated French style restaurant with delicious food and drinks. A hidden gem just off Grafton St. I'll be back this Sunday 👌

  19. AS

    AnneS

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Fabulous food. Really tasty and a good price. I personally didn’t like eating ‘underground’ but others will like it. Was very cold - think kitchen door may have been open so draught blew through. Worth a visit though

  20. P

    Pooja

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Amazing food with great ambience and excellent service

  21. AN

    AlanN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Like a little piece of Paris in Dublin ...... but with very friendly staff! Great food and great value as always. A gem but shhh.... don’t tell anyone😎

  22. NV

    NiamhV

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing night. Merci mille fois pour le repas délicieux, le bon vin, pour la musique et pour une soirée inoubliable . On reviendra c'est certain!! 🙂🙂🙂

  23. F

    Firsttimer

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Celebrated our anniversary at La Cave. It was a lovely evening and we'll be back.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From our arrival to departure we felt welcomed . The food was delicious, service excellent.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very pleasant, lovely ambience, friendly attentive service and interesting wine list. Just like old times.

  26. a

    anng

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place. Brilliant atmosphere. I will definitely return.

  27. M

    Mhan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food and service is fantastic and wines are lovely and lots of choice the male waiter upstairs was so lovely and had a great knowledge of wines we had a lovely unrushed evening with amazing food and wine well worth a visit

  28. M

    Melissa

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place is really unique, comfy and quiet. Large variety of choice in the menu, among which many types of wines. The food was absolutely amazing and at an affordable price. The waiter was very polite and friendly and took care of everything. I highly appreciated the special touch of the candle on the dessert for my husband's birthday. I would definitely go again and recommend!

  29. J

    Jake

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, outstanding service, intimate and cozy atmosphere. Will definitely visit again.

  30. NV

    NiamhV

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food and wine. Lovely ambience, great value

  31. LC

    LiviaC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and service at La Cave - a unique hidden gem in the heart of Dublin. Very reasonably priced as well, I will be returning and recommending highly!

  32. VH

    VivienneH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I cannot recommend La Cave enough. Myself and a friend had a fabulous evening, with delicious food and a multitude of wine to choose from. We were well looked after by Gerard who made my friends birthday celebration extra special with a French birthday song at desert and a complimentary drink. The service was impeccable and the staff went out of their way to ensure we had a fantastic evening. Highly recommended and will definitely be back for some wine tasting!

  33. B

    jessicaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great selections of wines, great ambiance.

  34. JJ

    JimmyJoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our family is delighted to be able to visit our favourite restaurant again. The service is always the very best. The food is excellent and the portions are sensible. Their Wine of the Month is always quality wine and never disappoints and it’s very affordable. The outstanding customer service is what brings us back again and again. We love to leave the staff their well earned tip. DO TIP THEM. THEY WORK HARD AND THEY DESERVE IT! Superb dining and an evening out that offers great enjoyment.

  35. SC

    SineadC

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service, great food, lovely ambience, would highly recommend

  36. SK

    StefanieK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great food and great service as well as a great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

  37. HD

    HenricaD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience ! The food was delicious and the staff is really nice. Definitely recommend.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This is a very good French bistro ; the type everyone falls in love with and is becoming increasingly difficult to find even in France. The choices are classic and all are prepared beautifully. The wines offered are well considered and great values. The service is friendly and professional. Sometimes you find a place you could eat well at everyday and this might be it.

  39. AG

    AlanG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Been here many times for wine and cheese board - always enjoyed! This time we had food which was excellent The wine selection is excellent - we had couple of bottles of a Malbec. We have to compliment Regina only her first week - what a lady! Look forward to our next visit. Thank you.

  40. T

    Tracy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La Cave is my favourite spot in Dublin for lunch, unbelievable value for money. The portion size of mussels was very generous for a lunch starter, and the fish was cooked superbly. A couple of blissful hours in Paris; a great way to spend a lazy afternoon off. I cannot wait to go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Cave is rated 4.6 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    South City Centre

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Traditional French, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Limited Street Parking.- Q-Park Dawson Street Car Park, School House LaneOpen 24 hours · (01) 878 8957- Q-Park Stephen's GreenParking garageOpen 24 hours · (01) 878 8957

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

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