Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar

4.4
355 reviews
€30 and under
American
Elephant & Castle Prince Street opened in Lower Manhattan in ’73 across from St Vincent’s Hospital where George had worked as an oncologist since the 1950’s. After two decades of short lunch breaks where he could never get anything he wanted to eat, finally he retired to a life of eating everything he wanted to eat, in his own restaurant with a special name. His passion and obsession for quality was infectious and E&C became a New York classic within a few years. Doors opened in a very different and quiet Temple Bar in January 1989 and by Summer of that year the queues had already started for our fantastic food and spectacular atmosphere!
Outside the world has greatly changed, but inside our swinging doors we try to keep things just the way they were.
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EmmaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Table of 4, 2 starters came and where finished before the other starters arrived . Drinks orders had to be asked a second time. Steak sandwich main was cold. Other mains and wings where lovely. Chips just seemed soggy.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful meal complimented by amazing staff! Very friendly all seemed to enjoy there job and it amounted to a great atmosphere in the restaurant.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thanks a million Michael we are glad you enjoyed! E&C Team

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Sarina
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Booked a table last minute for a friend’s birthday. Great atmosphere in restaurant and friendly staff. Nice extensive food and drinks menu. The dessert was my favourite bit- I had the heart of darkness and it was lovely. Will be back again

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Teresa
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best chicken wings I have ever had. All the staff was very nice.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thanks a lot Teresa

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Dorota
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good spot, affordable prices and delicious chicken wings. Would recommend to everyone.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Dorota

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This food place is my go to and they never fail to impress including this visit. I ordered the wings together with what was supposed to be the dirty fries, but my order came in as dirty chicken instead. I gave it a chance and tried the new dish without saying anything. I was pleasantly amazed with how good the combination of chicken tenders, nachos and E&C combo of cheese and sauce "dirty" style. Good thing the waiter asked me if I wanted the small serving of the wings which I agreed to. Those orders paired with Cider truly made a perfect dinner for me. Thank you! Keep up the great job and food, everyone!

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Responded on 8 January 2022

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We really appreciate it :)

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Gravy
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding
Food was very good
Facilities definitely could have been better
Dessert was disappointing
I would definitely recommend

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RomaC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I thought the food wasn’t as good as before! The salad just ok and the chips were lukewarm

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Responded on 8 January 2022

Sorry to hear we did not meet our high standards, which is disappointing for us as well as for you. Ill be passing your message to our head chef. thank you for the feedback.

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AoifeDuck
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great expereince from start to finish, fantasitc service and value

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Responded on 8 January 2022

Thank you Aoife :)

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RachelT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Staff were very pleasant, food issue was rectified promptly. It was a very busy evening so expect that was why it wasn’t remarkable.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Chicken wings were outstanding Highly recommend.

There was no steak or beef there so we couldn't get a burger or a steak which was dissapointing.
Got the teaser salad for mains wasn't great
Chicken on the chicken burger wasn't nice either
Service was very good got money off as we didn't eat much of the mains

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McGow
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3food3service1ambience3

It’s the times we are in unfortunately. We arrived at our the time we booked but table not ready . Waited outside
Starters good mains took a long long time . No burgers on the menu .
Then bill came restaurant closing due to restrictions a log of people had not finished their meal
Again it’s covid maybe ring tdkd as many bookings if staff low

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ConWillQ
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great wings and grub. Service was a bit slow and the seating is not very comfortable if you were to stay there for a long period, a few cushions on the benches wouldn't hurt. Overall it was a lovely meal at a great price.

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DianaS
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The blue cheese hamburger isn’t so good. But I love the service and the place. I would like to try the ribs.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely staff and great food!

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Responded on 8 January 2022

Thank you :)

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KatieW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was tasty, especially the wings! My friends omelette was quite dry though, so a little disappointing. Quite pricey for what it is, but that’s Dublin City centre for you.

Would return though, for those wings.

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RoseannaN
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service and atmosphere. Even kid friendly which is an added bonus.

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SimJD
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, very friendly, really quick but without any compromise on quality! The wings, as always, were incredible!!! Great value for a family of 4.

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Responded on 1 January 2022

Thanks a million and glad you enjoyed!

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RogerB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with family for a late lunch on a shopping trip to Dublin. We all had the Chicken Wings, which they are famous for!. We each had a side of fries. The wings were to die for and such a generous portion too. The service was very good and we were shown to our table within a few minutes of arriving. We had booked a table, which I advise. as there were a lot of walk ups turned away on a Thursday afternoon at 3 pm. Recommended. We will be back.

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Responded on 1 January 2022

That's brilliant! Thanks Roger

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal for a family meal. Great service and portions and a lovely atmostphere

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Responded on 1 January 2022

Great to hear! Thankyou

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is always phenomenal.

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HillaryC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service
All covid compliant and spacing etc mask wearing and covid certs checked

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Responded on 1 January 2022

Thanks a million Hillary

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GaryW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great meal as usual, we had the wings and fries which is our usual order.
Food service was fantastic, although we found it hard to order drinks \ coffees

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lizm
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was really bad server forgot our order waiting over an hour on food

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Alex
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! Atmosphere is chill and cool but the staff is also really friendly. They know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about, and you can tell making the customers happy is their main priority. Food is pretty good, some italian American classics and some twists, and for their prices it’s 100% worth it.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Alex for the great review, we really appreciate that you took time to share your experience , it means a lot to us. Thank you :)

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vipCarolA
10 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous experience, I love the traditional menu & feel good vibes w the team, I can’t recommend Elephant & Castle enough.

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Responded on 26 December 2021

Thank you Carol :)

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JimmyO
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, attentive but unobtrusive staff. Great value. A Dublin institution.

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Responded on 26 December 2021

Thank you Jimmy :)

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Laneymoo
12 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and relaxed staff. Great atmosphere and delicious food, the chicken wings are amazing!

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love the wings however our only complaint was the bathrooms were not clean at all.

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AaronH
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Found a hair in my dish to which I alerted the waiter and to be fair he delt with it straight away, apologized and got me a new dish. The problem was everyone else was half way through their food by the time my new dish arrived.. in my opinion when something like this happens you should have the dish kn question removed from the bill or at the very least a complimentary drink but nothing was offered.

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Mini
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Staff, table service & food was excellent ,cant wait for our next trip to dublin to book in again

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Responded on 26 December 2021

Thank you :)

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DebDCG
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, lovely bustling, cosy and inviting atmosphere, food was excellent as always. Kids loved it as much as we did. Will definitely be back.

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Responded on 21 December 2021

Thank you so much :) looking forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. 100% recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Food was awful, service terrible. i ordered mashed avocado..Sour dough was Soggy ( they didn't even toast it) . My friend ordered full fry.. the oil was literally running off the egg. We specifically asked no mushroom on the fry. mushrooms arrived. Table beside us got there food before us yet they arrived 10mins after us. never again

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AnnaF
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really nice staff, portions of food were good. Good vibes for a 9pm booking.

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AmyF
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always!!

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CharlesK
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here last night had the chicken wings for starters the best wings I've had would definitely return,
Would need to book in advance as they are very busy at weekends

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Clonmel42
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tasty food.. something for everyone.. pity their delicious hummus couldn’t be part of the Brunch menu….

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DominiqueB
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great, we also went there because of the recommendations. So it was as great as expected.

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VickyB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous as always. Drinks menu was fairly limited but we love coming here every year.

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Responded on 18 December 2021

Thank you Vicky for the your review and for coming back to us :)

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Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 679 3121.

Elephant & Castle - Temple Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.