Isabelle's

4.3
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450 reviews
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€31 to €50
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International
Located just off Grafton Street, Isabelle’s Restaurant & Bar guarantees delicious food, excellent cocktails & wine and professional, friendly service, every time. Our menu has been prepared with love, simple but packed full of flavour. We feature fresh ingredients, delivered daily by local suppliers, ensuring everything on our menu is fresh and utterly delicious. Whether you’re looking for a place to meet family for a leisurely lunch, a catch up with friends over dinner or to take a cocktail break from shopping, we look forward to welcoming you to Isabelle’s. Isabelle’s is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, with brunch served every weekend and Bank Holiday Monday.
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4.4
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4.4
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JQ
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is my second time here in the last two weeks. The food is of high quality and there are some interesting and tasty starters. My most noticeable observation relates to the friendliness of the staff and their high level of attentiveness. I am now adding Isabelle's to my regular list of places to go.

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super experience & everyone enjoyed it!

Isabelle's
Responded 13 hours ago

Hi there, Thank you kindly for taking your time to leave such a beautiful review with us. We are all delighted you had a great time with us and look forward t welcoming you back to us soon ! Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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SB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food for reasonable price, staff were very helpful couldn't do enough

Isabelle's
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Stephanie, Thanks so much for your feedback, We are delighted to hear you had a lovely time Se you back very soon! Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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FO
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is wasps my first time to have brunch here. The menu options were great and the food was amazing. I highly recommend the pork belly eggs benedict.
It seems to be quite popular for families especially kids in buggies. So if you’ve been out the before.... that kind of noise may not be for everyone.
The service was great- fun and efficient

Isabelle's
Responded 5 days ago

Hi FOBuachalla, Such a lovely review, thank you so much we are delighted you had such a nice time and we look forward to welcoming you back to us soon. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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MC
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was of a high standard and the addition of a small treat at the end was very appreciated.

Isabelle's
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Michael, Thanks so much for your feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed the food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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DB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined in Isabelle’s on a Saturday evening for a friends leaving party, the waiter asked if we were celebrating to which we said that our friend is moving to Canada soon. After our main courses we were not sure if we wanted desserts and ordered 3 espresso martinis instead. During the drinks our waiter came over with a ‚best of luck’ plate and said ‚I know you didn’t order desserts but your friend is leaving’ and a little dessert on it which we thanked for, however when we got the bill we noticed there was a dessert charged for. Upon asking the waiter if it was a mistake he said that it was the plate we got (which we did not ask for) and that if quote ‚we really want’ he can take it off. Was a little bit annoying considering we had a nice evening, did not order desserts or a plate but got cocktails instead and then the waiter made a deal about taking it off. We started to wonder if we did order desserts would that have been an additional one? or why it was charged for in the first place? it is a nice gesture but to then have to pay for it is ridiculous in my opinion.

Isabelle's
Responded 13 hours ago

Hi Dagmara, Thank you for taking your time to leave review with us. We are delighted to see that you all enjoyed your time with us on such a special occasion. We looked back at highlighted by you charge for the dessert and we believe that this dessert was requested at the time of making the reservation. We hope your friend will have a great time in Canada! Look forward to seeing you with us again. Kindest Regards, Isabelle's Team

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K
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Central location and easy to get to. Food was very good especially the crab risotto starter. Excellent cocktails and very nice atmosphere. Not too loud but with a good ambiance. Service very good possibly a bit fast with the next course but better than waiting.

Isabelle's
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Kingfischer, Thanks so much for your lovely feedback, we are so happy to hear how your enjoyed your evening, and will take your note on service being a bit too fast and relay it back to your team. Thanks again:) Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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MK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken & waffle in Dublin. Great service. Definitely a restaurant you have to visit

Isabelle's
Responded 3 days ago

Hi MarloK, Thanks so much for your lovely feedback, we are delighted to hear you had a brilliant time. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service! The food was excellent, cozy and good for a date night.

GN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went on valentine's Day food was amazing so was the service was €50 each for the set valentine's menu which in my opinion I thought was expensive being a student. But otherwise I couldn't fault it

Isabelle's
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Glenn, Thanks so much for the feedback, we are very happy to see you had a nice Valentines with us, Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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LM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive and kind! Even though we were there on Valentine's day (with a booking) everything was pretty swift!

Isabelle's
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Laurence, Thanks a million for your feedback, delighted you had a lovely time with us on a Valentine's Night and we look forward to welcoming you back in Isabelle's very soon. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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PS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patatas bravas were amazing!!!
The took us seated on time

Isabelle's
Responded 6 days ago

Hi PSLC, Thank you for taking your time to review us ! We will make sure all your comments will be passed over to our team as they are working really hard on a daily basis to ensure high quality of food and service. Hope you will return to us soon. Kindest Regards, Isabelle's Team

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SM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Greeted by a friendly waiter who gave us a seat at the bar. Shown to a nice table. Menu very limited. I had fish which was just ok and my husband had venison which was very tough and cold. Dessert menu was very poor so we declined. I would not return. Food a big let down

Isabelle's
Responded on 12 February 2020

Hi Sharon, So disappointing to hear you didn't enjoy the food, We always ensure that all our dishes come out at the highest of quality, sorry you did not receive this. We hope you can give us another chance in the future to change your mind. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and flawless service in a great setting. Highly recommended. Good cocktails too !

Isabelle's
Responded on 12 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking your time to review us with such a beautiful comments! We will make sure they will all be passed over to our team as they are working really hard on a daily basis to ensure high quality of food and service. Hope you will return to us soon. Kindest Regards, Isabelle's Team

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DO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food quality for main course was very poor. The service was good

Isabelle's
Responded on 9 February 2020

Hi Donal, So disappointing to hear you didn't enjoy the food, We always ensure that all our dishes come out at the highest of quality, sorry you did not receive this. We hope you can give us another chance in the future to change your mind. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food, service and value for money were very good.
Our only dissatisfaction was that, although at the time of making our reservation we requested to be seated at a quiet corner table, we were in fact seated next to a large and very loud party of diners.
This made conversation at our table very difficult.
This was at an early lunch sitting and there were several other unoccupied tables at which we could have been seated, so it seems that our request could have been accommodated.
Otherwise, the restaurant has plenty to recommend it.

Isabelle's
Responded on 9 February 2020

Hi Vegfan, Thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate the feedback and we are very happy to hear you had an enjoyable time. Sorry you weren't happy about the table you were given, if you had made us aware of this we would have been more than happy to have moved you to somewhere where you were more comfortable. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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MT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a table by the window the stuff were very attentive. The brunch was delicious.

Isabelle's
Responded on 7 February 2020

Hi Marta, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your brunch, Hope to welcome you back to Isabelle's very soon! Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food great but it took a long time to arrive at the table.

Isabelle's
Responded on 7 February 2020

Hi Beckers, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we really appreciate it. Sorry for any delays that happened on your visit. Hope to see you back soon with us. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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SW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal overall. However, I found that the kimchi and pureed aubergine with my fish dish to be very overpoweing in flavour and did not appear appetising on the plate, either. Sides (fries and bravas) were very tasty and my partner's pizza was delicious also. There was a slight draft where we were sitting but we were close to the back door, so that might have had something to do with that. The service was amazing and I would recommend isabelles to a friend in future.

Isabelle's
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi Sarah, We are delighted to hear you had a lovely time in Isabelle's We appreciate the feedback, this will be passed on to the kitchen. We hope to see you back very soon. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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MB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, had the burger with chips which was very well presented and was very tasty and finished off with chocolate dessert

Isabelle's
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi Martin, Fantastic to hear you had such a lovely time. Hope to see you back soon Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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T
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was a little slow and a couple of tables received their food before us.

Isabelle's
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi Tres, Thank you for your feedback, we will take this on board and relay it back to the team. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As a group none of has been to Isabelle's before but we so enjoyed our afternoon. Our waiter was fantastic. Our booking was Saturday 1st Feb @ 2pm under the name Jean. Food was really good.
We knew we had a 2 hour window at our table and at no time were we reminded of this, which is someimtes rare. Some restaurants tell you the minute you arrive you need to be gone by a certain time
which is off putting. Definitely will be back. We had a great afternoon. Thank you. PS we never got the name of our Waiter but he was just brilliant.

Isabelle's
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi Jean, Thank you so much for such lovely feedback, we are so happy to see you had such an enjoyable time at Isabelle's I believe your waiter was Mark, I will pass this on to him he will be delighted to hear it:) Hope to see you back very soon Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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l
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Hello, I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere at Isabelle’s for our meal on Friday night. I will note that our waiter was a bit rude and condescending toward the younger guests at the table as they chose their food and wine. It definitely made people uncomfortable and it was unnecessary. We had a lovely evening regardless.

Isabelle's
Responded on 2 February 2020

Hi Leanne, Thank you for taking your time to review us. Very disappointing to hear you had bad service as usually we are getting great compliments on our staff. Will take this feedback on board and make sure it is passed on to the team as we can assure you we can do a lot better. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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AR
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were seated at a table at the front of the restaurant and felt a bit like we were in the reception area rather than the restaurant itself

Isabelle's
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking your time to review us with high rating. We are sad to hear that you didn't enjoy you seating arrangements and would be more than happy to reallocate you to a different table if we would know this on the night. We hope to see you back to Isabelle's soon. Kindest Regards, Isabelle's Team

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SB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service , we were made to feel very welcome and comfortable , the children were treated like valued customers and they loved the attention , we will highly recommend Isabelle's and we will definitely be back

Isabelle's
Responded on 7 February 2020

Hi Suzanne, So nice to hear you had such a positive experience in Isabelle's We look forward to welcoming you back to us soon Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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JG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was lovely, service was a little slow and table was very cramped for 5 people especially when it was a work dinner rather than a friends group.

Isabelle's
Responded on 2 February 2020

Hi Joanne, Thank you for sharing you feedback with us. We wished you would let us know on the night that you weren't happy with the table and we would do our best to accommodate you to a different table. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your meal wit us and hope to see you back to Isabelle's any time soon. Kindest Regards, Isabelle's Team

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and cocktails.. definitely left very full!

Isabelle's
Responded on 2 February 2020

Hi There, Thank you for taking your time to review us with all lovely comments . We will make sure they will get pass on to our team! We sincerely appreciate the support. Look forward to welcoming you back to Isabelle's any time soon. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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TP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, fair price, friendly staff, beautiful restaurant. Would go back again

Isabelle's
Responded on 2 February 2020

Hi Thais, Thanks so much for taking your time to review us and all your kind words. We are delighted to hear you had a brilliant time during your visit. Hope to see you back very soon. :) Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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s
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Organised a table at Isabelles for my Son's birthday. My Mum was in a wheelchair so access was important. The staff were very welcoming and attentative without 'hovering'. Although a Monday evening and very quiet the atmosphere was warm and cosy. Lighting and noise levels were perfect. The food arrived in good enough time - not too quick, not to slow - and was well presented and full of flavours.
I would describe the menu as italian with a twist! It unusual but not intimidating.
Price wise, we had a table of 9 adults and 3 children and the bill, excluding drinks came to €450.
Over all a really good value & enjoyable experience, will definitely be back and happy to recommend to others.

Isabelle's
Responded on 2 February 2020

Hi Siobhain,, WOW! Thanks so much for such lovely feedback. All teams are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Look forward to welcoming you back to Isabelle's soon. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good brunch, but expensive for what you get

Isabelle's
Responded on 2 February 2020

Hi There, Thank you for taking your time to review us. We appreciate the feedback and I will be passing it on to the team to ensure we do better next time. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch. Love the chicken & waffle. Only drawback is the cost of the gin n tonics.
Staff are great

Isabelle's
Responded on 2 February 2020

Hi there, Absolutely amazing to hear how much you enjoyed your Brunch in Isabelle's. Thank you for taking your time to review us with all lovely comments . We sincerely appreciate the support. Look forward to welcoming you back any time soon for more Chicken Waffles ;) Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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E
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch I've had in a long time in Dublin. Smashed avocado, poached eggs on point, ample amounts of bacon and some black pudding on the side. Great coffee and excellent service. Well done Isabelle's!

Isabelle's
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Embeeie, Thanks so much for your kind words, we are delighted to hear you had a brilliant time during your visit. Hope to see you back very soon. :) Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice evening

Isabelle's
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi, Delighted to hear you had an enjoyably evening. Hope to see you again very soon Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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GJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere but the food really needs to improve! This is my third time there and will be my last as it is just too “hit and miss” to justify spending any more there. It’s too bad as it is a nice place and very well located!

Isabelle's
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Gillian, I'm so disappointing to hear how food had not been up to standard during your visits with us, we aim to be as consistent as possible with all aspects sorry this has not been the case. I will pass the feedback on to the kitchen and we will try harder next time. If you have any more information regarding what went wrong with the food during your visits we would like to hear it. Hope you will give us another chance in the future. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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TO
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We still love Isabelle's but unfortunately one of our party had ordered a brunch dish that arrived cold and the ham was very tough. I believe she had ham and eggs. I ordered the full breakfast and the ham was also very tough. Such a shame, but hasn't put us off returning as everything else was amazing. We had 3 children with us and the staff, service and atmosphere was great! Would highly recommend based on this and previous visits were food was perfect.

Isabelle's
Responded on 26 January 2020

Hi Tracey, So sorry to hear about the food not being up to standard during your visit this time. I will pass this feedback on to the kitchen. Delighted to hear you still had an enjoyable time, we hope to see you back very soon, customer loyalty is very important to us and we will make sure your next visit we will be 100% :) Thanks a million, Isabelle's Team

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m
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Celebrated a good friend's significant birthday and had a lovely afternoon, with lovely food and wine. Very relaxed, lovely interior, attentive service - will definitely be back!

Isabelle's
Responded on 26 January 2020

Hi Michelle, Thanks a million for your kind words, we really appreciate it. Hope you come back to us very soon!! Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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OK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazingly beautiful, I was enjoying every inch of interior, attitude and atmosphere! Daniel was taking care about my table like a god 🙏😇 Hake tempura was melting in my mouth and OMG, that lovely cocktail ❤️ Looking forward to sit on terrace!

Isabelle's
Responded on 26 January 2020

Hi Olga. WOW! what a lovely review. Thanks you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate it. Daniel is one of our amazing waiters and so happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service. I have passed this on to him as well and he was delighted to hear it. Hope to see you back very soon :) Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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PC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A good choice for city centre dining on a Sunday evening.

Isabelle's
Responded on 22 January 2020

Hi Philippa, Thanks so much for your feedback, we are very happy to see you had a nice time in Isabelle's. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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S
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Nice location in Dublin, and I really liked the stylish layout! Food was lovely but nothing special.

Isabelle's
Responded on 22 January 2020

Hi Schnattchen, Thanks so much for your feedback, We take everything on board and ore always trying to up our game on our food and service, would be great if you tried us out again in the future. Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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NM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual. One of my favourite places in town.

Isabelle's
Responded on 22 January 2020

Hi Noreen, Thanks a million for your kind words, we really appreciate it. See you very soon :) Kind Regards, Isabelle's Team

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