SOLE Seafood & Grill

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Seafood
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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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RL
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food
Nicely laid out restaurant
Portions were big enough

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CD
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Based on the prices charged, we were looking forward to a real treat. We found the food was lack lustre and lacking imagination and the quality underwhelming. Service was good as was the location and how the restaurant looks.

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DJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was hopping when we arrived on Friday evening but we were attended to swiftly. The wine menu is extensive, if a bit pricy though. All of our dishes were superb, nobody had room for desert. Our waiter Leo was exceptional and the hostess Anita was very friendly. Will definitely be back here again

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GD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really lovely anniversary dinner! The food was amazing and so was the service! Alex & our server (sorry I didn’t get his name) really made the experience super special!

My husband tried oysters for the first time and he said they were so fresh and delicious! The rest of our meal was outstanding! I loved the ceaser salad. At the end of our meal they even brought out a little plate with a happy anniversary message.

We loved the whole evening! We will definitely visit again

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Seafood was mediocre, otherwise was good.

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AM
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for girlfriend. Excellent food and service.

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SR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful early evening dinner to mark six months of marriage, returning to Sole, where we had held our wedding reception last December. Thanks to Victor and the team for making the reception so special - the restaurant is mor than capable of hosting a small wedding or private party dinner!)

In relation to our meal on 18/6/19, we are delighted to recommend Sole as always, lovely food, cooked to perfection and exquisitely-presented. Cocktails and wine selection are stunning, great selection. Loved it!

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Went for Fathers Day lunch, was very quite. Went for the set menu which for a fish restaurant was very limited. The special was trout which we both went for only to be told they had run out so we got hake instead. To say it was the smallest potion of fish I’ve ever got in a restaurant is a fact. Very disappointing do t think we will return.

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FH
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Arrived 15 mins early and was directed to the pub next door! The maitre d was a bit snotty but the rest of the staff were great. The food is excellent although for a 9pm booking we didn't get a starter until 10.30! Great night though.

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C
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food fabulous. Only reason I didn't give it top marks was because there were oysters! But everything else is great. Very friendly service and lovely table. Prices are not cheap, but the quality is there.

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MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived staff were attentive and very pleasant. Good selection on menu for both food and drinks. Portions are decent size, we had no room left for desert after starter and main. Would definately go back.

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MC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good overall dining experience. Restaurant fit-out is excellent and the service was first class. Food was very good.

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NM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Booked last minute and was able to get a table dispite originally booking for only bar seats. Staff were so very friendly and food was good!

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J
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Got one of towers to share, food was great tasting, and service great, just not enough food on tower to justify price. No sides included which are a must or you will still be hungry. We will return as some of the other mains look really good

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff couldn’t be better. Very accommodating but also discreet. Food was excellent.

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GS
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. Definitely in the top 5 in Dublin

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DO
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nicest food - lovely setting! Can’t wait to go back

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London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Disappointing evening. Oysters were very dry and John Dory was over cooked. Management response was disappointing initially, although the GM tried hard to recover the situation. Faulty alarm on extraction system didn’t help.

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BA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nous avons commandé un plateau de fruit de mer pour 4 personnes ... à pleurer ... en fait je pense qu il était pour 2 ! Que deux demi langoustes ....
nous étions venus en novembre et étions très contents' .... malheureusement tout change ! Nous avons été vraiment pris pour des touristes .

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E
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall the standard and quality of both the food and service were PHENOMENAL! Our waiter and the general manager Victor, went above and beyond with everything which made the experience so special! The John Dory was an all round favourite on our table and I personally loved the Chargrilled Tiger Prawns. (cooked perfectly, melt in your mouth with a gorgeous flavour. To top it off the most amazing sauce!) The setting of the restaurant was also stunning with the gorgeous decor and architecture! In my opinion it’s the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion. Couldn’t recommend it more highly, will 100% be going back!

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LT
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. The Prixe Fix is a great option. The entire group enjoyed the entire evening.

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M
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious seafood and perfect service. We had the dish of the das. A perfect made hake.

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IK
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with beautiful decor, romantic atmosphere and super tasty seafood. The sole filleted at the table was read the queen dish. Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Third time there this year but nothing like as good as before.
The beef looks fabulous in reception but the sirloin was tough and poorly cooked. Little charting and lacked any depth if flavor. Calamari starter was ok but no better than any other restaurant in Dublin. Fig dessert lacked any sense of true flavor. The wine menu was lacking in imagination and over-priced for what was in offer, particularly for red wines.
Service was not bad but again lacked any real hint of true engagement.
Disappointing and has moved from a recommend without hesitation venue to a think twice decision.

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m
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, lots of choices and everything was cooked/prepared to a high standard. Service was excellent being attentive without hovering. I can’t hear in noisy environments and I could have a conversation.

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M
Munich
15 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sehr gutes Seafood Restaurant. Die Austern sowie der Lachs als Vorspeise war sehr lecker. Noch besser war der catch of the day: Steinbutt gebraten mit Brokkoli. Wirklich perfekt gegart. Service war sehr zuvorkommend. Es war etwas laut aufgrund einer Gruppe am Nebentischs. Sonst ein toller Abend, sehr empfehlenswert.

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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brill food and service. Well worth it for a special occasion

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K
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous!!!! Beautiful restaurant, delicious food and our waiter Lubo was fantastic at his job! Will be back :) thanks for a lovely evening ;)

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked over open table, they had our table ready already. Service was very good and food even better. I definitely recommend this place!

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MG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I love the place and I,LL keep going. If there is anything to improve is the amount of times they check how things are going. We had 4 different people asking if all was ok. I would suggest that someone in charge of the table asks once and that's all. Because it interrupts conversations, it catches us with the mouth full... You know.. it's not a big deal but remember, less is more. The whole place, food and atmosphere is classy so it,d be great to keep it this way. Overall, one of my favorite places

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GL
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Fair welcome, fair service, good food (we picked the pricy ones such us oysters and crab legs). A reasonable dining experience during our stay in Dublin in May 2019.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a great experience going to sole. They really know what they are doing with both food and service! Never disappointed.

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PN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was pretty good but thenl service was fantastic. Sole is a great place for a quiet dinner out with good company.

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RH
Dublin
16 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely Menu and great wine list! Seafood at its best

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KD
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We found the service to be exceptional and the ambiance very conducive for conversation. The menu was robust with something for everyone in our party of four including one vegetarian, one gluten free, and one non-seafood consumer.

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SJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely spot, nice decor, good location

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents 40th Wedding Anniversary. Waitstaff was excellent making it a special experience while traveling to Dublin.

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E
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fresh seafood with great flavours. The service was impeccable too. The interior of the restaurant was also very nice as well. Above average price point but most definitely worth it. Definitely will be coming back.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Sole, it was lovely and we will be back. Thank you

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OT
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great meal here... one of my favorites in Dublin. This is a charming little place with nice seafood options and a wonderful chowder. Also a few decent, affordable wines by the glass. Only complaint was the restaurant was pretty empty and they had all of us couples squished up against each other in the banquettes. I prefer more privacy... would suggest putting more tables for two in the main part.

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