ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2

4.7
248 reviews
€31 to €50
Irish
Ely is a multi-award-winning, buzzy wine bar with great food, craft beer and classic cocktails.

Opened in 1999 Ely has been recognised as Ireland’s leading wine bar from the start, continuously awarded best wine bar with Wine Spectator recognising it for Best of Award of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 saying "This restaurant is honored by Wine Spectator for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.” And The Sunday Business Post awarding it Best Wine Bar in Ireland 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 saying "Ely is the class-leading, category-defining exemplar. A superb food offering to match every wine on the extensive and adventurous wine list..."
Not content with sourcing some of the world’s best wines Ely also takes food provenance and seasonality very seriously, sourcing their grass-fed organic beef and pork from their own family farm in the Burren along the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 248 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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Padraig
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Very friendly and welcoming. Enjoyable and humorous interaction with Ely people.

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PaulN
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent wine ,food and service all made for a very enjoyable evening

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

While the service was good, the food was only ok. The sirloin was very fatty and quite tough. Also, the baggot street location is not nearly as nice as the CHQ BUILDING.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Christmas catch up with friends and love every minute. Food and cocktails were delicious, lighting and restaurant were lovely... very cosy. Defo going back.

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear Guest, What a lovely review! We're glad to know you had such enjoyable time while dining with us. Look forward to welcoming you back. The ELY team.

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GerardF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and the wine was fantastic. Highly recommended Ely to anyone.

ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2
Responded on 19 December 2020

Dear GerardF, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. Delighted to know how much you enjoyed your recent experience with us. Look forward to welcoming you back. The ELY Team

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CiaraF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Tasty evening , would of liked to be in the centre of the restaurant opposed to the toilet door...

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Babs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab spot. Great service from our Kiwi waitress! Thank you

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BrigitaS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice like always, service was perfect and food nice

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time - staff were brilliant- did not rush us out - safe clean and friendly. Super food and great wine list

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MichelleR
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The starters were too cold as they came straight from the fridge. The bread was stale. The steak was only warm and came on a cold plate. The portion size felt small.

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Artisan
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, very friendly staff and delicious food.

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AnaO
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good recommendation on wine. The food was delicious!

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Karen
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

All very average, not to complain about but equally nothing to shout about!

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sineadw
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening, very safe during Covid and food and service were superb

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first night of restaurants reopening. Highly recommended.

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GerB
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Hi, service was great, very friendly and welcoming. Was not going to make any deal of this but as you asked for feedback. Our bill for two people on Friday night was €125, presented our voucher which was for €150, was told you could not give card or credit note for balance for next visit, asked if we could have a cheeseboard or whatever to clear the surplus. Told not possible as table was booked for next customers, (we were in for 6.30pm). Offered a takeaway bottle of wine, only option. Restaurants and service industry have had a tough time, so we didn’t say anything but on reflection, given that the wine is sale in your shop for €20, and that we had no choice but to take it or gift you the balance of €25. feel a bit short changed. Left a €20 tip as the girl who served us was lovely but still leaves a sour taste. You have had weeks to prepare for reopening, how come you cannot give a note for the balance of any surplus on a voucher. We like your place in Maynooth and have eaten there a good bit. Your sector is suffering but why do you do this when people want to support your industry. Have listened to Adrian Cummins for past while, does he defend this. We like wine but prefer to have a choice what we buy rather than having to take something we have no choice in. You had our grifters money when the voucher was purchased in October when they were supporting your sector.

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SandraM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely cosy restaurant in Dublin City. Food and drink very tasty and staff couldn’t do enough for you. Thank you I will definitely be returning

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Lemd
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent lunch, best salad and best soup n sandwich combo around...feels like treat but great value

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SarahE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great - right level of attention and very friendly staff! However, the food was lacking seasoning and everything felt over-indulgent - far too much butter on the side of baby carrots! My cod dish was massively lacking salt and was very oily in general, I added salt and the only thing that cut through the oil was the dressing on the side salad.

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AnnaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food bland, underseasoned. Cauliflower dish luke warm - soup beyond bland. Friendly waiters and the cocktails and wine were delicious. Unfortunetly food was a let down.

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RhonaL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab

Excellent choice after a show in the gaiety. It’s very close.

Beautiful food

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LorenaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reasly lovely evening. It was a 60th, we really enjoyed our pre-dinner drink. I loved tbe ambience when at our table. Our waitress was very helpful when selecting from menu - during dinner attentive but not intrusive. Foid was delicious. We really enjoyed our evening and highly recommend - well worth a visit

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CKinsella
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, really good service. Very well priced bottle of Picpoul. We all had fish. Cod from the menu and halibut special. Loved the selection of IRISH cheeses as well. Looking forward to going back soon.

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Rich
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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TJG55
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Arrived at Ely about 8.15 on Saturday to a warm and friendly welcome. Great service, superb food and wine all combined to make for a very enjoyable evening. Lovely casual but energetic buzz all evening in Ely and wonderful staff. We thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. Food was perfectly nice and exactly what we were after(steak and duck mains)The wine was spot(Malbec) and the waitress Rebecca couldn’t have been better, knowledgeable, funny and just the right amount of attention.

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CatherineR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience.. our waitress was very friendly & the food was excellent. We were under no pressure to leave our table at any point .. am looking forward to going back

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NiallG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is so good, lovely staff and excellent service. Best fish & chips in D2 👍

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Soph
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and the food was delicious, I would definitely recommend it. Early bird is great value too

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DeniseW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never disappoints! Consistently good food..superb staff and one of the best wine lists in Dublin. Always a pleasure to spend an evening at Ely.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I regularly visit Ely Wine Bar for lunch and it is one of my favourite venues for excellent food, service and ambience.

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CatherineK
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our group of 4 had a lovely meal in Ely's last Saturday. The staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. The food was very good. Only my starter of cured salmon was disappointing. It was just a few small pieces of salmon and a piece of very sweet brown bread. The other starters were fine.

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AndyPandy
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a lovely evening at Ely. I hadn't eaten there in years as I like to try new restaurants and it's hard to keep up with all the new openings. However, oldies are goodies and I will be back soon. Great location, atmosphere, food and service. Best of all, the fabulous wine list!!

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LaurenceA
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were dissapointed in the food which we felt was overpriced and not of good quality. My wife paid €32 for a steak and chips. THe steak was tough and somewhat overcooked and the chips soggy.
THere was a good selection of wines available but all very pricey.

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Suzy
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service v slow and impossible to get anyones attention to order after initial order taken. Usually a lot better, will give it another try one day.

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vipMaryQ
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere service and food. . I would highly recommend Ely Wine bar in Ely place

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EnriqueP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It would help more information in the web site: only menu is served (but I saw some dishes not in the menu around...), it takes 2 hours for a three courses lunch. We had a very nice guy from mexico attending us and was the only one worried about the delay between course and course (other staff could really improve). I was expecting a minestrone soup but I ate one of the best pisto (typical spanish dish) of my life, congratulations. The cod was outstanding as well. The risotto not at the same level, sorry. We could not try the desserts because of the time.

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HelenH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We made our booking for 1.30 and received our starters abt an hr later and had to ask for our mains at 3.30. Appreciate it was a rugby day, we were attending the match too but we were very rushed eating our dinner. Food lovely and staff very pleasant and apologetic and gave us Irish coffees leaving. We also liked the venue.

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FionaM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great night! Enjoyed the food, drinks and ambiance. The only thing that let it down was the slow service. However all the staff were very friendly.

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SarahB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Great time. And lovely food but options for vegetarians would be welcome.

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ELY Wine Bar – Dublin 2 is rated 4.7 stars by 248 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.