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La Cave

4.7
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40 reviews
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€30 and under
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French
La Cave is Dublin's original French wine bar. Just one block away from St. Stephen's Green the restaurant is in the heart of Dublin City Centre. La Cave serves classical French cuisine, with an extensive wine list that you can pair with your meal. The restaurant and wine bar is open until late to allow for the atmosphere to continue into the evening.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 40 People Are Saying
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NiamhV
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing night.
Merci mille fois pour le repas délicieux, le bon vin, pour la musique et pour une soirée inoubliable .

On reviendra c'est certain!!
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Firsttimer
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary at La Cave. It was a lovely evening and we'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our arrival to departure we felt welcomed . The food was delicious, service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant, lovely ambience, friendly attentive service and interesting wine list. Just like old times.

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anng
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Brilliant atmosphere. I will definitely return.

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Mhan
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service is fantastic and wines are lovely and lots of choice the male waiter upstairs was so lovely and had a great knowledge of wines we had a lovely unrushed evening with amazing food and wine well worth a visit

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Melissa
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is really unique, comfy and quiet. Large variety of choice in the menu, among which many types of wines. The food was absolutely amazing and at an affordable price. The waiter was very polite and friendly and took care of everything. I highly appreciated the special touch of the candle on the dessert for my husband's birthday. I would definitely go again and recommend!

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Jake
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, outstanding service, intimate and cozy atmosphere. Will definitely visit again.

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NiamhV
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and wine.
Lovely ambience, great value

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LiviaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service at La Cave - a unique hidden gem in the heart of Dublin. Very reasonably priced as well, I will be returning and recommending highly!

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VivienneH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot recommend La Cave enough. Myself and a friend had a fabulous evening, with delicious food and a multitude of wine to choose from. We were well looked after by Gerard who made my friends birthday celebration extra special with a French birthday song at desert and a complimentary drink. The service was impeccable and the staff went out of their way to ensure we had a fantastic evening. Highly recommended and will definitely be back for some wine tasting!

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jessicaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great selections of wines, great ambiance.

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JimmyJoe
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family is delighted to be able to visit our favourite restaurant again.
The service is always the very best. The food is excellent and the portions are sensible. Their Wine of the Month is always quality wine and never disappoints and it’s very affordable. The outstanding customer service is what brings us back again and again. We love to leave the staff their well earned tip.
DO TIP THEM.
THEY WORK HARD AND THEY DESERVE IT!
Superb dining and an evening out that offers great enjoyment.

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SineadC
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food, lovely ambience, would highly recommend

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StefanieK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and great service as well as a great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

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HenricaD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience ! The food was delicious and the staff is really nice. Definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
27 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a very good French bistro ; the type everyone falls in love with and is becoming increasingly difficult to find even in France.
The choices are classic and all are prepared beautifully. The wines offered are well considered and great values. The service is friendly and professional. Sometimes you find a place you could eat well at everyday and this might be it.

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AlanG
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Been here many times for wine and cheese board - always enjoyed! This time we had food which was excellent
The wine selection is excellent - we had couple of bottles of a Malbec. We have to compliment Regina only her first week - what a lady! Look forward to our next visit. Thank you.

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Tracy
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cave is my favourite spot in Dublin for lunch, unbelievable value for money.

The portion size of mussels was very generous for a lunch starter, and the fish was cooked superbly.

A couple of blissful hours in Paris; a great way to spend a lazy afternoon off.

I cannot wait to go back.

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EimirH
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely intimate wine bar with an great selection of wines and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cave is one of the best restaurants in Dublin in terms of food quality, service and ambience. I went back to this place after 2 years to celebrate my boyfriend's graduation. 3 course menu selection was varied and beautiful. 😀
The food was delectable, the manager was really nice enough to put a candle on the dessert and write "congratulations" on the napkin. I always liked the ambience and decor and it was pleasant. The food was of highest quality and I couldn't fault it in terms of portion size or flavour. 💜😇
1. Starters - french onion soup was creamy and flavoursome, the goats cheese salad had the perfect balance of the cheese and dressing.❤️
2. Mains - the steak was one of the best and the mushroom ravioli was melt in the mouth with rich creaminess.❤️
3. Desserts - The crème brulé had the perfect crack filled with heavenly custard and I just loved that chocolate and raspberry genoise. I normally don't go for chocolate dessert but this was light and soft and delectable and you could feel every bite is delectable as ever.❤️
The waitress who was serving our table was one of the nicest I have encountered and she congratulated us and praised my dress style. She always made sure that the water jug at our table was full. 😁
Last but not the least, when we were leaving, the manager came up and personally thanked us which was icing on a cake in terms of service. 👍💐

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
27 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good French bistro with a great and affordable wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

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AnneR
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It just never disappoints. Always great food and service. I love this place as much now as I did when I first discovered it many moons ago.

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ValerieD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What’s not to love about la cave, great wine and atmosphere

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LindaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favourite restaurant for date night

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DelightedDiners
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the pleasure of dining at La Cave on Friday last. It was to celebrate a special occasion and I must say that the staff went above and beyond to make it even more special. Effortless class and attention to detail from our serveur set the tone for a truly memorable evening. As a party of 4 we were all wowed by the main courses of lamb shank and venison bourguignon. The variety on the menu really sets 'La Cave' apart from most of Dublin's newer venues. An amazing wine list to choose from really complimented the food. We managed room for dessert and left the restaurant with satiated palettes. We were so impressed by the atmosphere and the decor and cannot wait to return. Thank you for making our evening so enjoyable and keep up the great work.

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Malwi
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this place. The staff there is always very professional has impressive knowledge of wines, its cosiness is fantastic to hide from the world and forget about problems

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AbhilashS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff were really welcoming and helpful. The seating comfortable. A truly French atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular Food.
Excellent service.
Beautiful atmosphere.
10/10.

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Macker
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food, great wine list and nice ambience but I would advise you to tip in cash 😉

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MarcosF
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening out with my fianceè,
I had Les Escargots paired with a glass of Chablis, she had marinated salmon paired with Gewurztraminer for starters which we enjoyed very much.
For main course I had Le Chevreuil – Wild Venison Bourguignon and she had Le Confit de Canard – Duck Confit à l’Orange paired with a house Boujolais. Everything was very tasty and authentic. For the grand finale we ordered Crème Brûlée à la Cassonade, classic delight.
Roger our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable, took his time to explain the menu and make recommendations even though he was by himself looking after several other customers.
I highly recommend the restaurant for anyone seeking a relaxing, private time with great food and outstanding wine.

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LeahD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food and fantastic wine list. Would recommend to friends!

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Hitesh
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for a lovely meal with my wife and had a great time! Place is super funky and has very friendly staff.

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LukaszN
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely place. Enjoyed the service and the food.

We opted for the French onion soup and the pate to start and for the mains we both went for the venison burginion.

Bottle of red wine and to finish an armagniac and a Calvados.

Super service with a smile and honesty.
Highly recommend.

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SarahC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food, amazing service, wonderful space.

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Rebecca
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and waitress was lovely! Would definitely go back. Early bird menu was incredibly affordable for the quality you receive.

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Naira
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

An extensive and outstanding wine menu with a wonderful taste of french cuisine, a touch we all love. Service was attentive and pleasant, she even recommended their wine tasting after noticing our interest in wines, and the atmosphere was quite soft and romantic too. Greatly enjoyable, We'll definitely comeback.

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susandublin
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

La Cave is consistently great. Well prepared French cuisine, great wine list, attentive service, nice music, and r good value for money. One of my favourite restaurants! - Susan

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AnastasiaR
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in Dublin. Good food, wine and atmosphere

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La Cave is rated 4.7 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

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