The Ivy Dawson Street

4.2
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One of the world’s most famous restaurants, The Ivy, West Street, has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary cuisine and unparalleled service for over a century. The Ivy Collection has crossed the Irish Sea to open its first international brasserie in the heart of Dublin at the new landmark building of One Molesworth, Dawson Street.

The Ivy Dawson Street brings a touch of Ivy magic to Ireland, offering effortless glamour and a varied mix of classics and locally inspired dishes including Dublin Bay prawns and Dungarvan oysters. With 200 seats and a beautiful private dining room, The Ivy Dawson Street caters for every occasion from breakfast and weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and beyond, with a beautiful bar serving cocktails and drinks until late. Open seven days a week from dawn until dusk, the brasserie is accessible to all, welcoming local residents, businesses and visitors alike.
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SM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience fantastic brunch. Chocolate bombe delish

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s
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Table booked for 8.15pm and were kept waiting for over 30minutes. No apologies given. There were a number of issues with the food and we did mention them to the waiter and nothing was done about it. The food is also overpriced 3.95 for a little bit of sauce for a steak and steak comes with nothing. Service was good and staff friendly.

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MD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Went to the Ivy for a special event. The venue is very nice, but the food was most disappointing.
As a result will not be going back or recommending it to anybody that asks.

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S
New York Area
314 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We have enjoyed this restaurant twice while in Dublin. It’s a beautiful restaurant and the food was great. The service could use a little work but we loved it anyway!

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DM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Not enough ladies toilets!
Wine list a little pricey.

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PT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We dined at 17.00. We had the set three course meal. We both had the mackerel starter. It was extremely dry and flavourless. I had the duck leg which had very flabby skin, inedible. My husband had the steak at an extra cost of €4.50, definitely not worth it. No preference on how cooked, it arrived well done, which on an extremely thin piece of steak is not on. I had the pannacotta and my husband the cheese board, both very average. We will not be back.

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JT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I was here recently with my partner for her birthday and I’ve got to say I was really disappointed and the experience ruined our evening. We ordered a medium rare fillet steak but it came well done, so we sent it back and when it came back it was blue/rare. By this point, I had already eaten my meal, which was alright, so it wasn’t right for my partner to wait for another steak to be cooked, as I’d already finished. Management were unsympathetic. For a meal totalling €150, the experience left me with a bad taste in my mouth, and I’ll not be returning. I understand that not every meal will be perfect and we could deal with that if the situation was handled with a little more finesse, as this was frankly not worth €150.

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JD
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place to take clients. Atmosphere was lovely and staff were friendly.

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IT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable meal and an excellent buzz for a lunchtime on Monday. Now very confused about tipping, service charge etc!

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JO
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Went on a voucher, had low expectations. Had to ask for a pre dinner drink, had to ask for wine with the meal. Food much better than expected, but portions are small. Service lacked attention, especially as restaurant wasn't busy. HATE that service charge is included...we're Dublin not London

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RF
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

It was alright food, slight dry food & no favor sauce,
Chocolate Bombe was absolutely gorgeous that all!
Over-price's menu food,
Defo hit & miss 50/50,
It was absolutely beautiful interiors and toilet facilities fab too!
All Staff very nice & great service as well,
I would mind go back again for Tea & Chocolate Bombe that all,
Defo no for Starters or main course anyway that it

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T
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and while the food was delicious, it was very overpriced.

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L
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went for Sunday brunch. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. We had 2 courses and the aperitifs rather than starters. The decor here really is spectacular, fantastic menu for both food and drinks. The service was great. It is a little pricey but then I expected that, it is the Ivy. It is an experience and it is worth it.

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C
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was not as good as it has been in the past. Felt staff could have communicated more with us about the table and when it would be available. Instead, I had to ask. I felt like we had been abandoned at the bar.

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TK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

On arrival, 9.45 am for breakfast ,the receptionist was busy with what looked like a delivery man. no welcome,greeting or acknowledgement and ignored our party of 4 .The reception area is grubby with a broken mirror on reception desk and the floor littered with dirt and looked like it hasn't been hoovered in an age. Food -we all thought the food and coffee was delivered lukewarm/cold. The Ivy Full Breakfast: the sausage was an English style sausage and to my horror no real butter but a margarine type spread for the toast.! The Service was acceptable .

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SO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere here. Staff and food ten out of ten!

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JH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fab but value questionable. I had a beautiful fillet steak but was very surprised that I had to pay for the pepper sauce as well as the sides. Otherwise - it would have been just the steak itself. I also have a big issue with 12.5% being added to the bill with a note to say it’s discretionary / optional. For a table of two it should be our choice to tip based on the service and I was much happier giving cash direct to our lovely waiter rather than to the house.

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DC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good, service was a little slow because it was so busy.

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The decor is beautiful and it is a lovely location to hang out. I would go for drinks again however I felt the quality of the food wasn't great and wasn't value for money.

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V
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were exceptional. I loved it!

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very nice, waitress was very nice, protestors outside were quite loud

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JP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I felt sick in the evening after my meal. We also had to wait over a half an hour for our table. There was a protest right outside the restaurant which was extremely uncomfortable as placards kept being pressed against the window. We were there to celebrate my daughter's confirmation my daughter is 12 and she felt very scared over the protest.

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m
London
33 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely for a Saturday brunch. It’s all about the room and the service. The food is tasty but nothing exceptional. Loved the steak tartare.

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MC
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star experience!! The Ivy is a real treat and the décor is fabulous!

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SF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had breakfast in the Ivy Dawson Street. The menu was really good we had the full Irish and the vegetarian breakfast both were delicious. The granary toast and tea 1917 were perfect together. After the breakfast we had a portion of Gluten free pancakes and berries with natural yogurt. They weren't too bad but berries and strawberry sauce were a little bitter with the natural yogurt. The staff were lovely and I really liked the décor.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Our reservation was Saturday April 12th. Found the service has greatly improved since last visit. Actually spot on so well done to the team. Table booked for 8pm, we were seated at 8:25pm, I understand when busy this can happen, however there was no thank you or we appreciate you waiting from the hostess when escorted to our table from the bar which I found a bit rude. Food was lovely and presented well, everyone enjoyed their choices.. 1st time having dessert and fell in love with the salted caramel truffles (not a chocolate person at all) apart from the minor customer service issue a lovely evening was had by all. Roll on May 5th for my next visit.

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OT
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I've eaten in the Ivy several times now since it opened and despite hearing mixed reviews on the food from friends, I've always enjoyed my meals there so I was really looking forward to spending another evening there with some friends who hadnt been before. Unfortunately on this occasion our meal was definitely average. Three out of 4 of us had the prawn cocktail to start - the lettuce on mine was brown in places and the cocktail sauce was scarce on all so we had to ask for more sauce to be brought. My prawn curry was great however my friend's chicken Milanese was slightly soggy. We shared a chocolate bombe between the 4 of us for dessert and this was delicious with the usual theatrical presentation.
Service was good and the atmosphere was buzzy but if this had been my first experience at the Ivy, I'm not so sure I'd be going back again any time soon which is a shame.
That said, I will give it another chance to hopefully impress again....!

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D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great ambience in the restaurant and service was very attentive. Think it’s probably better value for brunch than dinner. Very expensive considering the quality of the food isn’t amazing. Prawn cocktail was very disappointing and chips and sauce could be included with steak. Chocolate bomb is great though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I loved the atmosphere, decor and good music. Food was good not great, but to be fair we had the early bird so it was good value for money. Service however really let this place down. It was very apparent that the staff don't communicate with each other. Front of house should be on top of reservations. We arrived 5 minutes early for our reservation and were ushered into a very busy bar with no seats. We were left standing and only when i asked a waitress for a place to sit that a guy came over and we were shown a table where people were finishing up their meal and told that was our table and would be ready when those guests left shortly. Manager then ushered us to another table. The Ivy is a nice place but i won't be back for a while.There are lots of other great places to eat with much better service.

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IS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food good value. Wine very over priced. Staff very efficient.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service. Waitress was very attentive. Very nice interior and good atmosphere.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved loved loved our waiter , food just ok, wine v pricey . Food lacks taste and that was overall consensus in our group . Would come back for brunch .

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Horrible!!! Arrived early to reservation although empty tables made us wait for our reservation time. Arrived at table and sat and sat finally what looked like a manager came took order . No one attended table had to get up and ask for water. They forget my parts of my order. Would never return !!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Started at the front door!
The concierge was way too far up her own a** forgetting that the customer is the focus not herself
Room is very nice and seats were good
Service left a lot to be desired
No Salt and Pepper on the table
Too many glasses to start
We had to ask the staff to clear empty plates and glasses off our table a couple of times
White wine was not chilled enough and the wine glasses themselves looked like buckets , no stem to hold and keep the already warm wine cool
Staff more in to the image of working in the Ivy rather than ensuring the customer has an unforgettable dining experience
Needs a good shake up
Not a patch on Marco Pierre White across the road
I have dined in the Ivy in London and it was fab. Ivy Dawson Street is no where near London standards
Would not recommend this restaurant way too expensive for what you get!

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BJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Ambience and food was great.
We only got a little bit arrogant waiter. He did only his job, counted the hours.

Very noice and agreeable Restaurant.

Ps : Only I hate te 12,5% service fee which they puted on the bill .

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great night at the ivy..the service and food was faultless..I loved the decor

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H
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Saw Male staff member at door , in my opinion, be slightly rude to another customer. She was asking for her coat and he dismissed her in a curt manner saying he had another customer to look after, he did it in front of others. Then, while some of the waiters at our table were nice, one seemed 'rushed' and it bordered on being brusque, wonder if its a thing in this restaurant, that customers are a bit bothersome to the staff! Also we ordered bottle of water with our order but it didn't arrive so had to ask a second time. Food lovely and lovely surroundings but customer service needs a a brush up.

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HK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

we had a lovely lunch for my husbands birthday the atmosphere was great as was the food and service

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AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous and service was excellent. The restaurant was very busy however the volume of people that was in the restaurant did not effect the standard of service

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LB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Male waiters unfriendly.
There was very little horseradish on my beef so I asked if I could have a little more and I was charged an additional 3.95!
On the plus side service was efficient, it’s a beautiful place and there was a nice atmosphere.

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