Saturday, 8 January 2011

Restaurant Review - The Town Bar and Grill, Dublin

Central location in Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland.


The restaurant is a converted wine cellar and is long and narrow with low ceilings.  The decor is modern with muted colours, low lighting.  Some of the original brick wine cellar walls have been left bare which give it atmosphere. 

Large parties are put in the back section of the restaurant, due to the low ceilings this means it can be noisy there if such parties are present, we usually ask for a table at the front where it tends to be quieter.  Some evenings there is a piano player providing background music.

The food is excellent with decent sized portions and a good, varied choice is always on offer.  I had fxa goats cheese and beetroot starter which was delicious, the goats cheese was very light, almost like a mousse.  For my main I chose the ribeye steak which was charcoal grilled and as tender as can be.  For dessert I was torn, the tiramisu in this restaurant is the best I have ever had, gorgeous!  But they had a assiette of desserts on offer which was five tasters of all the main desserts on offer, including tiramisu, lemon rice, cheesecake, pecan pie.  Very good, and the tiramisu was the still the best!

The staff are very pleasant and attentive and will also hail you a taxi after your meal.

Expensive, but it is worth the money.  They do also have reasonable lunch and pre-theatre menus available.

Northern Star Rating  *****

1 comment:

  1. Wow...I love everything in this post.This sounds like a fun place. it's a real restaurant review! thanks