SOLE Seafood & Grill

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SOLE Seafood & Grill encapsulates the true taste of Ireland in the heart of Dublin, offering the ultimate dining experience for any occasion. A restaurant like no other; the chic interior is complemented by a stylish bar and tasteful food and drinks menu. Enjoy a warm Irish welcome in this stylish restaurant where the pleasure of fine wine and great food meets. From shore to soil, provenance is paramount in producing a menu full of show-stopping dishes such as the Captain’s Seafood Platter; a two-tier shared tower of grilled Irish lobster and steamed Roaring water Bay mussels, plus fresh oysters, prawns and Howth smoked Irish salmon, served with Guinness brown soda bread and traditional seafood accompaniments and sauces; or the Sole Meunière; a whole Dover sole, which is filleted at the table for you. Whatever the occasion, whatever your needs, we can assure you a memorable night of luxury and laughter at SOLE.
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b
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food and wine.magnum of barola wins every time for our table of 4.staff are honest and friendly.be back again very soon.

CC
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening and great food! Five of us and everyone was really impressed and loved their meal. Wine list was a bit expensive but otherwise great venue , I will be back

H
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely time spent at Sole for our anniversary.

Service was excellent - our water glasses or wine glasses were always topped up, the staff were friendly and prompt.

The food was very fresh and tasty - I would return to Sole just for the tuna tartar, but the Cod special that night was truly outstanding. My partner very much enjoyed their meal also.

The atmosphere was nice, the restaurant was busy between groups of people and tables of two/three but it was not loud or cramped. The decor is also charming. We were given a nice treat with dessert to celebrate our anniversary.

My only con was that we were seated next to the front door and a large window that looked out over South William St, while the view was lovely, there was a cold draft due to this.

O
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hi, we had a lovey afternoon in Sole on Saturday, thank you. I would like to clarify if the 12.5% service charge for tables of 6 or over is paid to the staff? I took it the 12.5% paid over menu price is in lieu of a tip but someone has since advised me that this is not always the case.
The staff and food were exceptional.

SOLE Seafood & Grill
Responded a day ago

Dear Louise, Thank you for taking the time to review SOLE Seafood and Grill. I am very happy to read you enjoyed in your meal and I can confirm that 100% of the Service charge is split between the staff members. We are looking forward to welcoming you to SOLE in near future. Warmest Regards, Anita Jedlicka, Assistant Restaurant Manager

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liked everything about my visit to Sole ...they staff are amazing, food is so good & there's a great atmosphere in the place highly recommend Sole

B
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and excellent service. Restaurant was very busy but this did not effect the speed of service

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food if you like fish
I had scallops to start ,followed by monkfish for mains & chocolate mouse to finish.
Service was great courteous & efficient

JT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable experience , food and staff were second to none.

C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a fantastic meal, superb restaurant and very busy, would definitely eat here again

AS
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, very friendly service. The oyster are fresh and the rest of the menu isn't bad either. Value for money isn't necessarily the best but given the prices nowadays in Dublin it isn't bad.

Would definitely recommend dining here!

PB
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, staff very attentive.
A little on the pricey side but good for a treat occasion.

GC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very good meal in a lovely location , great ambiance and great service

GH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time doing a taster menu. The food and service were outstanding. The flavours were also amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partners Birthday

E
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Gorgeous food, great service and a great buzz/atmosphere. Noisy enough to create a buzz but not that it interrupts your evening. Can’t wait to go back.

TO
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor food, poor service, overrated and overpriced.
One of three restaurants we are in over a weekend in Dublin. Definitely the worst. I have no issue paying for quality food and service. Complained 3 times during meal about quality of food only to be told by waiter hoe would let the chef know. Then complained again after paying bill to the maitre who told me I should have said earlier as nothing he could now do. Avoid at all costs, rip off joint.

SOLE Seafood & Grill
Responded on 1 December 2019

Dear Tim, I was extremely disappointed to read your review. I would firstly like to defend our Restaurant, a wonderful environment for guests and staff alike. There are a many many more different thermidor recipes used in kitchens all over the world, I am sorry to hear that our sauce was not up to your taste. I strongly disagree with your comments about being overrated and overpriced giving the high quality of ingredients that we use. Kind regards, Victor Nedelea General Manager

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RL
Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was excellent. From the staff to the food everyone was 5 star. I couldn't fault any food that we had.

AC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive service, i have dietary restrictions and my mother is coeliac and the manager personally came out to speak to us about the dishes we wanted. our waiter was great also and food was delicious

J
New England
50 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service; excellent quality seafood; gorgeous presentation and attention to detail.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here with what can only be expressed as a phenomenal seafood lunch! Super fresh flavours perfectly prepared and served to the table by the superb Antonio who was knowledgeable, friendly and fun without being intrusive.

The seafood tower with lobster was sublime, and deceptive in exactly how many mussels were hiding under that fabulous stack of other crustaceans!

After taking a good 50 minutes to okie through the hot section of the dish, then came the lower section of the platter - deliciously fresh oysters, Dublin Bay Prawns, Shrimps, Howth Smoked Irish Salmon.

Generous and simply mouthwatering!

All washed down with a fabulous Trebbiano and some Prosecco to start.

Made my birthday!

m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My friend and i ordered the special which was red mullet. The fish was tasteless and the dressing not so nice. Our wives had different fish and theirs was good. I thought the place was over priced for what you get.

DD
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our table of four thought the food was seriously overpriced.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely late lunch, we opted for the early evening menu as it gave better value. The choice was plentiful and we were all happy with the choices. The service was great, they are really friendly and attentive and the food is excellent.

VJ
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My first visit to Sole I was very disappointed with the food I thought it was totally overpriced The staff were lovely and looked after us very well We had cocktails they were very good.I won’t be rushing back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent lunch on our wedding anniversary and were particularly well looked after by Antonio. The tempura squid was outstanding.

D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. We booked in at the bar because there were no tables available when booking. But they were happy to accommodate us with a table when we asked. Really friendly staff and amazing food. 10/10

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nice fine dining place with good ambience . Seafood was amazing especially the char-grilled tiger prawns. A bit on the higher end in terms of price overall good.

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely exceptional. The service was impeccable too.

OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place. Excellent service.

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OT
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Average food. Over cooked.

VK
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Very disappointed with our meal at Sole. Our waitress was attentive, friendly and helpful but the food was unexpectedly poor. Our table for 2 was on a corner on a service route. They were very busy. Calamari in tempura batter with dip was nice no garnish not hot. Second starter of scallops poorly presented ,not seared, sitting on white sauce no garnish not hot . My companions main was small strips of john dory ,overcooked and chewy, small portion . My own main of crab gnocchi I could not eat ,the crab tasted of tinned tuna in a watery broth, the actual gnocchi were dense and chewy ,no garnish ,poor presentation ,not hot. Bread with starters was 1 piece each of brown/white sliced ,with a smear of butter placed onto the plate. Only redeeming feature was the wine-a tasty Portugese douro ,cheapest on the menu I think at 35 euro.Taking out the standard cod, sea bass and salmon darne ,the choice of fish was underwhelming. I am left with the feeling this restaurant is overpriced and over-rated.
We left without dessert and bought chips on the way home. Will not be recommending this restaurant.
Also we inadvertently double booked but despite many efforts to cancel the bar places for 2, leaving messages on the phone when attempts online met with 'oops' we are sorry , no one returned our calls and the site berated us for not turning up !

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Best food we have ever had in Dublin. Strongly recommended. It is expensive, but worth of money.

KD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ante was a Fab waiter so helpful and chatting with us. Can't recommend enough.

AK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spot on. We happend to be there for the early bird which was fantastic value. Scallops, oysters and calamari to start all were cooked perfectly.
Mains were fish and chips, mussels and sea bass again no complaints.... Only issue is we were too full for a dessert will defo be back

SN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the experience, the staff are so friendly and cannot do enough for you, very attentive.

Love everything about this restaurant, would definitely recommend it to friends.

D
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Although I was excited at the prospect of a delicious seafood meal I was extremely disappointed. My girlfriend ordered the tempura which was the one good item we ordered. My tartare and gnocchi were not good. It was extremely rich and sickly and my stomach has not been feeling good since. There are better seafood alternatives In Dublin.

CD
Galway
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sole has all the ingredients of a very good restaurant but it is not at a standard that can charge €29.50 for a main course special of the day. The halibut was nicely cooked but arrived on warmish mashed potatoes which I returned. The gap between starter and main was long and the waitress asked us if we were finished both courses though our cutlery should have clearly indicated this. The service and food need to up there game if they wish to charge prices like this.

MS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak and Seafood grill which did not disappoint. Went as a group of 9 .. we were all taken care of quite well

CD
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Exquisite meal, brilliant service paired with sophisticated atmosphere and amazing food, will definitely return

DA
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent - staff were very attentive and with just the right mix of friendly professionalism. Varied menu and tasty dishes - overall a very pleasant experience