SOLE Seafood & Grill

4.4
236 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
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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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CM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Very poor service, in fact we were ignored. However, the good and selections were good. I would not go out of my way to eat at this restaurant.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a splendid time with my wife. Food was good and service was excellent. I will definitely recommend this place to who wants to have a nice evening dinner

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j
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Sole is a nice restaurant with good food but for the price I wouldnt consider it amazing or really worth it. The dinning room is really nice and like a large Spanish seafood restaurant and the staff are excellent, professional and attentive.
The food I just felt was good but nothing I would feel I needed to tell anyone about immediately. It was tasty and well cooked but just didnt wow. It was neither special and really flavoursome or filling so ticked neither box.
I enjoyed the night and dont really have any complaints but would be in no rush to go back or recommend it to others. A lack of indication of gluten free options on the menu was a surprise and the mine menu, while good is too heavily weighted on super expensive wines. There are very few by the glass options under €10. It is unfortunately like so many Dublin restaurants and just over priced. €165 including a tip for 2 people with no deserts and 2 glasses or wine each.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good experience. Had a nice seat, we weren’t rushed and staff were attentive.

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TO
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food and ambience at Sole. Fabulaous sharing starter of hot and cold seafood. Very good, efficient, timely (but not too quick), non-fussy service (Leo was super!). Great to share the main courses also. Perfectkly cooked steak complimented the really well cooked Sole. Will be back.

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PW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was very good and tasty. A bit pricey for early-bird but the cost probably reflects the layout, location and service. I am sure there are less expensive pre-theatre houses vloseby

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NC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening and lovely sharing
Menu for Valentine’s

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

Nice place will return again.

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H
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just upon entering you could see there was a great deal of thought was put into design and planning and construction.
The noise level was acceptable compared to a number of other restaurants I’ve visited in Dublin.
The staff was most attentive in that it wasn’t just the original waiter we had check in with us to see how things were going. Even the manager came over.
The food was exceptional. Hot, tasty and plentiful.
The wine by the glass was a bit pricey-65 euro for 4 glasses. However I’m being a bit picky about that.
We will be back there soon and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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GE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating in Sole have to say very impressed, birthday celebration for two of us very well looked after. Not cheap but great value could not fault the place at all will be back.

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TS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Me and my wife we went there for our anniversary. We had octopus tempura and Caesar salad for starters and surf'n'turf sirloin and halibut for mains. We also had 2 desserts, glass of prosecco and sparkling water. Food was delicious, steak was cooked exact how I asked - to medium. Only bad would be size of halibut comparing to price. 36e for fillet size of sea bass fillet it's a bit too much, even if I we knew that halibut is not a cheap in general. However place is nice...........and must try the marrow butter!!

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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

A disappointing experience. Specifically asked for our food not to be brought for a few minutes while we were having our cocktails. Waiter’s response was “of course we’re not McDonalds!” but unbelievably food arrived 5 mins later! Starter was very good but our main was bland. A tomato salad that was served far too cold with croutons that were so hard they couldn’t be eaten without some dental damage!! It’s unlikely we’ll be back

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch and friendly staff .. would definitely recommend to friends

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PA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous fresh food presented in a simple yet delicious manner. Service was friendly , efficient yet discrete. We're already planning our next meal!

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YF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing seafood and service! Impressed by the fish pie!

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CQ
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. If you want nice seafood it’s the perfect place. Nice wine list too. We’ve been a few times now and would highly recommend. There is a lovely private dining area too.

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p
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good restaurant. Attentive staff and great food. If I weee there in the summer the fish towers look amazing. Ate at Fire on the Sunday - same group. Two good choices.

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JM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great wine. Very pleasant evening.

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AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience. Staff were super friendly and efficient. Michalis who was our main waiter deserves a special mention for his efficiency and his ability to speak Greek. Will definitely recommend. We will return for sure.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, suberbly presented.
Great Service and ambience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Rugby weekend . Enjoyed the meal.
Comments .
Wine to far from table and could be closer.
Oysters were small for the money.
Tartare sauce insipid with few capers .
Dover sole plates were only vaguely warm
Oysters Rockefeller were also going cold.
Better bread choice warm even.
Tables are too small and therefore cluttered.
Why put the pudding in a jar? that is a bit old hat and just looks odd.

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TB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

2nd time eating here, the 1st was fine, everything as expected albeit on the pricey side!

Friday(1st Feb) was poor! Service excellent, food was VERY disapointing - sea bass (x 2 ) was just plain - lobster cakes contained little or NO lobster that i could tell: steaks x 2 also poor - generally the experience was poor!
Service was Ok - price was on the expensive side!

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant in the heart of Dublin. Great ambience, great service and great food. A bit pricey perhaps but justified.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely Restaurant.. we enjoyed the food but the grilled prawn appitizer was very small...we had two appitizers each so we enjoyed them.The wine list was pricey and a bottle if Italian Pinot Grigio at 42euro was a huge mark up!!Will I go back?...not sure!

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ND
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and very nice service with friendly staff.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my partner to Sole for her birthday and we both had a great time. Staff were very friendly and kindly presented us both with a glass of Prosecco and a happy birthday platter. I would highly recommend Sole to any of my friends. Thanks for a great evening and I’ll be back!

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GH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sole restaurant was fabulous and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The staff were wonderful and so nice. It’s a little expensive but worth it.

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DM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely worth the visit, friendly service and food was amazing. Will be back

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ricardo was brilliant and food was delightful

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PM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time . Food was so tasty . We tried food we never had before and loved it . Will definitely be back. Thank you.

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R
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The difference between the standard steak (which was good) and a steak 'surf and turf' is ONE shrimp sliced in two parts ..... and 9 Euro. That kind of like summarises the kind of place it is. Food quality overall and wine is good and interior is nice etc. but simply overpriced for what it offers.

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MW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem! If you like seafood this place is a great choice! You won’t be disappointed. Exceptional food and service

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MK
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Beautiful interiors and wine list however fish arrived with a side different to that listed on the menu which was disappointing and meant the dish wasn’t great value for money. Service was excellent however and the fresh bread was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my first time at Sole and we (table of 4) had a very enjoyable evening. Very nice restaurant and excellent service from our waiter Luke. The quality of the food was very good but I think the prices are excessive: €47 for Sole / €45 for Steak / €16 for 1 Tiger Prawn (starter) is very much on the high side of fine dining in Dublin City Centre.
We dine out a lot but I would have to say that because of the pricing alone at Sole, they would not be first on my call list.

I think just a few euros reduction on the menu items would be transformational in the "value for money" perception of the restaurant and would increase frequency of return visits.

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AM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite dining experience, beautiful flavors and the presentation was like a work of art, giving the final touch to a delicious story. Staff were friendly and attentive, will definitely return.They made our Mum’s birthday celebration one to remember. Thank you so much.

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M
Miami
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On vacation

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal at SOLE. Although we were tempted to do the tasting seafood menu which looked fantastic, we also wanted to try some mains so instead we had the oysters and prawns and the dover sole as mains. Everything was delicious. We sat at the bar and had great service. My only warning is that the wine list is not budget friendly but the wine is worth the price you pay.

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ES
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a delicious evening meal, the staff were welcoming, attentive and friendly. Would return again and recommend to friends and family!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the beste seafood ever!! We will be back in easter.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The initial service took some time to take our order, but the waiter after that was very attentive. The food was very good, but the dishes were quite overpriced.

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