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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Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, service very good

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great evening on my solo trip. Oysters were delicious. For the main I had a sea-bass - was good too. Side - spinach was little overcooked but it didn't spoil my supper.

LC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed the dining experience.

SB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, beautiful restaurant! If you love seafood you need to visit here.

BH
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience ever. Tip top service. Very friendly waiters Emil and Ante. Nice surrondings exclusive bar.

PD
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food all competently executed but as a tasting menu not really that special. Dishes came at slightly too fast a tempo for a tasting menu. It was all nice but nothing exceptionally memorable. Oysters were good, scallop pleasant. Best course was the sea bass which was well balanced. My partner thought it was under-seasoned but was perfect for me. Sorbet was good. With the beef course we both though that overall the dish was too salty with both the sauce and the crumb on the plate being very salty. One or the other, not both! The steaks were perfectly cooked to order and whilst the langoustines delivered well on flavour, the texture was slightly on the chewy side. Overall we both thought the beef course including vegetables was slightly too large for a tasting menu. Perhaps if the dishes had been more spaced out it wouldn’t have felt so filling. Dessert was good if not exceptional - again a reduction in portion size might be of benefit - the passion fruit mousse filling was tasty but simply too much of it in proportion to the other ingredients on the plate. Nice coffee. Overall worth a visit but maybe our expectations were set quite high on account of the accolades the restaurant has garnered.

SOLE Seafood & Grill
Responded on 14 March 2020

Dear Pat, I am surprised you did not find our tasting menu exceptional as the majority of guests do. Apologies if you felt the tempo of the tasting menu was to fast for you, however if you have had let us know on the evening, we would have slow down the service at your convenienece. I am sorry you did not enjoy the beef and tiger prawns. I have passed your comments to our Head Chef. Please contact me at gm@sole.ie should you wish to discuss this further Kind regards, Victor N. General Manager

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H
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were perfect. Helpful in explaining dinner options. Checked in to see how we were getting on but weren’t intrusive at all

MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small item - 9pm booming and table was not ready until 915 and bar was too full to access and get a drink - they should contact customers proactively to notify of delays.

NR
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good, nicely decorated. Very noisy and tables are quite close.
I had the fish and chips, the flesh of the fish was beautiful however the batter was soggy. Wife had John dory and was happy with what she had. €134 for two including a bottle of wine is expensive by European standards but I suppose the norm for Dublin.

GH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food was good but waited for nearly an hour between starters and main course. When I asked the manager what the delay was he said it’s a Saturday night and we are busy . Not the answer I would have expected . He was quite blunt with me. When I asked another manager , I was told that there was a mess up with our order . They took the drinks off the bill but we didn’t go there to get free drinks . I would rather get a good service and pay in full .

MV
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is one of my all time favourite restaurants in Dublin

KC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food. Highest standard I think I’ve ever eaten. Steak melted in my mouth and a good choice of oysters. The Atmosphere was perfect and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Will definitely be coming back when I’m in Dublin next.

l
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there Saturday evening with a group food,wine and cocktails were all outstanding... Service was exceptional and the early bird menu great value for money will definitely be returning and highly recommend is a great place for group or couples with a great atmosphere

DH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, service and food, very special night

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was ok, not wonderful. Best part of meal was dessert. Service very good. Our table was out of main restaurant, ambience not great.

AK
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice fish restaurant with excellent wines and outstanding seevice by Emil!

J
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood and stuff. Thanks for this amazing night

MA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I cannot fault the food at all. And I understand the need to utilise available space but once again an outstanding meal was slightly let down by a small table. We were a party of four and struggled to make room for all of our plates.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a seafood lover and Sole is definitely my favourite place in Dublin. With my wife we visit the restaurant once a month usually.
The food selection and quality are extraordinary.
All members of staff are super cool and friendly, treating the clients with a lot of attention.
Special thanks to David and Ante!
Amazing experience every time!! :)

DN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend . Really good food and great service .

MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Rockefeller oysters were delicious! Our waiter Emil was great and he provided an amazing service! We enjoyed a lot!

A
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice seafood restaurant in Dublin. Nice spot to go for a date. On the pricey side, but the food is great and the atmosphere is great.

PM
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food on Friday. My only gripe was quite expensive in comparison to eating much the same food from early bird menu on previous occasion

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent food and service, food not too expensive depending on what you order but the wine is totally over the top in price .

a
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood is sumptuous to die for.

MC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Enjoyed the food but felt it was overpriced. Would have been useful to have been told when booking of the tables that were high and difficult to sit at. We gad been given a voucher so did not know anything of restaurant in advance and no lower tables were available when we arrived. While it's advertised as 'cosy casual' I felt the prices of drinks wine belied this especially as had been voted No 1 luxury seafood restaurant in Europe.

RC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I have been to in Dublin, around 80-90 Euros per eprson, so if you want good restuatrant and willing to sepnd, this is the place

M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

overpriced tho , nice atmosphere and location , service slightly slow but overall pleased

OD
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing and delicious food that we have ever tried. Our waiter was very kind and helpful. Thank you very much.

MG
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food service was great the only issue I would have is I thought the scallop starter was a bit mean the scallops where very small but they where nice.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The best service ever! Emil was so friendly and helpful, coming back again!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish! Staff were always at hand when needed

LB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our first visit to Sole last weekend. We had heard great reports and it certainly did not disappoint! The food was superb, service excellent and ambience really welcoming and with an great vibe. The prawn cocktail starter brought me back to the 70s but with a big difference - quality!
We had halibut and Dover sole as main courses and both were as good as we have ever experienced.
The wine list is good but expensive. Overall the experience was fantastic and we will be back!

PW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant ambience, very friendly staff, great food, lovely relaxing restaurant. Would highly recommend.

BA
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed immensely.. staff were excellent

BL
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great business meal, staff really attentive and very friendly. Food lovely as always! Thanks

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We liked Sole and we have have already recommended to friends.

ER
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat and each of my friends agreed they would be back.