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SOLE Seafood & Grill, Dublin, Co. Dublin

SOLE Seafood & Grill

4.6
4.6
1820 Reviews
€51 and over
Seafood

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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Booked 70 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 13:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Wed 17:00–21:15 Thu, Fri 17:00–21:30 Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 17:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    (01) 544 2300

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Richie Wilson

  • Catering

    The menu at SOLE is full of show-stopping dishes such as the Captain’s Seafood Platter; a two-tier shared tower of grilled Irish lobster and steamed Roaringwater Bay mussels, plus fresh oysters, prawns and Howth smoked salmon, served with our Guinness brown soda bread & traditional seafood accompaniments and sauces; or the Sole Meunière; a whole Dover sole, which is filleted at the table for you.

  • Private party facilities

    SOLE Seafood & Grill offers the ultimate group dining & private dining experience for any occasion. Enjoy premium dining at its best at our Captain’s Table. This beautifully-designed private dining room is perfect for an intimate evening of food & wine for groups of 12 – 18. A long-table experience gives it a wow factor and the inclusion of your own private bar and dedicated bartender ensures the ultimate private Dining experience. Whatever the occasion, whatever your needs, we can assure you a memorable night of luxury and laughter at SOLE. Contact imelda@mansionhouse.ie for more details.

  • Area

    South William Street

  • Cross Street

    South William Street and Coppinger Row

  • Parking Details

    We have 24 hour car parking facilities within a 5 minute walk to the Restaurant St Stephen’s Green Car Park Drury Street Car Park Dawson Street Car Park

  • Public Transit

    SOLE Seafood & Grill is situated in the heart of Dublin in the city centre’s. Just a 2-minute stroll from Grafton Street, St. Stephen's Green and Trinity College. Accessible via multiple public transport links, including LUAS, DART and Dublin Bus.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,820 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dublin

    Most Booked

  • Dublin 2

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  1. JK

    JasonK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not our first time. As always the service was excellent. Made feel very welcome. The waiter even remembered us from the last time, and gave us complimentary oysters. Quality of the food is exceptional. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere with plenty of space between tables. Will definitely be going back.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and excellent service. Scallops were perfectly prepared. I had the sea bass it was an excellent dish! The food was plated so artistically. Outstanding restaurant!

  3. CC

    CarmelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was wonderful and service was excellent. Highly recommend it

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    For someone who don’t really like seafood this was incredible! 100% will be returning

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent, nice atmosphere, food was lovely, highly recommend it!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing meal. Just perfect

  7. L

    Louise

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great restaurant, the staff were excellent, Jesus in particular treated us so well. Lovely extra touches, such a little plate for Father's Day for my Dad. Food was good, wine was good- all in all will be back!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food 10/10

  9. CC

    ColetteC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a special occasion and it did not disappoint, food was delicious, there is a variety to choose from, inexpensive to expensive depending on your budget. Service is very attentive but not intrusive

  10. SP

    SweetP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing night in Sole. The food and wine tasted superb. I had the scallops with pea purée for a starter and monkfish for main. Wow! And my dining companions all thoroughly enjoyed their food too. The steaks were cooked to perfection and all the food was hot. The waiting staff were friendly and good craic. No complaints at all. It is a bit pricy but we knew that before we booked and as it was for a special occasion we didn’t mind. We’d definitely return.

  11. D

    Dermot

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Fabulous service, very attentive, would highly recommend it.

  12. SL

    SineadL

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyable as always

  13. u

    umars

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second visit to Sole. We had the special - Turbot with asparagus and potatoes in a caper sauce. Cooked to perfection and seasoned well. We ordered two of each type of oyster. The Connemara oysters were the best. Had to order more. Delicious fresh food, attentive service and great location.

  14. C

    Cici

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food!! Only bad thing is the seating area by the stairs freezing cold there and couldn't even see the bar or restaurant.

  15. s

    seanc

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic night. Great food and service. Loved the ambiance in the restaurant

  16. EM

    ElsieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I would highly recommend it. Food was delicious and service excellent. Great atmosphere. It’s expensive but worth it.

  17. BJ

    BJM1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quality of the food was excellent and the attention of the waiting staff left nothing undone. It's a pricy place to eat but just right for a special occassion.

  18. ML

    MLb154

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful experience at Sole. Our server Jesus was fantastic! The starters were amazing-we had grilled oysters and grilled prawns. House specialty Dover Sole did not disappoint. Several fine choices for non-fish lovers. Definitely a must during your visit to Dublin!

  19. DP

    DavidP

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3

    We booked a table for 6.45 and opted for the tasting menu, they would not serve us as they said the needed the table back for 9. We finished eating at 10 with no delays. They apologised but bad feeling. Bill was €675.00 for 4. That's ok but we would have preferred full menu.

  20. ER

    ElsaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Ante was one of the best waiters we have had. He knew the menu and could make recommendations, was engaging, helpful and had a good sense of humour. All the staff was attentive and delivered promptly. The food was amazing. Everyone was delighted. The menu had breadth for lots of different price points. I would highly recommend Sole Seafood!!!

  21. MS

    MikeS

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was very good. Noise levels high and staff extremely busy. Seemed rather crowded

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Oysters were not good at all, rest of the food- quite fine! Overall impression is that this restaurant is a money machine, lacks personal attitude.

  23. j

    jackk

    Southwest Florida

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    My meal was mostly mashed potatoes with few scallops

  24. J

    Jeremy

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The tasting menu with 6 course is 90pp, but the food is not enough for man. It's better to order in the menu.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Because I booked the day before, we could only get a reservation at the bar But it turned out that there are clear dividers every 2 chairs, so that it was actually quite private and we were entertained by the bar activity. Nice and bright, spacious Food was very good although our portions of salmon were a bit meagre Overall though a good experience

  26. KS

    KeithS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In amongst the hustle and bustle of Temple Bar and Trinity Street in the centre of Dublin we found this Oasis. The minute you walk in the door you know you are somewhere special. The staff where very attentive and pleasant throughout. The food was outstanding. We were on a business trip but there were also many couples and family groups enjoying there dinner here.

  27. AF

    AF80

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great evening at Sole. Amazing seafood and wine. The staff were very attentive. Will definitely be back.

  28. e

    eclettico

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good quality, super fresh seafood and fish. Fantasy in the preparations, outstanding service. It is a good thing being able eating well in Dublin town :-)

  29. K

    Kavg

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We were a family of four adults celebrating a graduation. The early bird menu offered great choice and we were very happy with our meal. Service was very good. Jesus,our waiter recommended an excellent Spanish wine which complimented dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Sole.

  30. MS

    MichaelS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, fresh and well presented food in a cool location.

  31. SP

    SoPasDiner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice ambiance. A cut above the restaurants in the area.

  32. RG

    RobertG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff and food are amazing, place looks great and some extra nice touches such as the happy birthday plate

  33. GD

    GitaD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of THE best meals. I booked for my husbands birthday, I emailed ahead and was welcomed with smiles and them all wishing him a very happy birthday. The waitress was so friendly and talked us through the options. Very good options and decent pricing. we even tried oysters and was explained how to eat them which was great! The whole meal was just unreal and such good good quality. I would highly recommend this place if you are celebrating something special.

  34. C

    Cheyenne

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    If you want to eat at the best fish and seafood restaurant that Dublin has to offer then look no further than SOLE. Celebrating my wife's birthday while on holiday certainly raised the game. Staff were efficient, knowledgeable, friendly and hard working. Our waiter Ante made us immediately welcome and his knowledge of the restaurants menu and specials was excellent. Our food was an absolute delight for all of the courses, oysters, monkfish, scallops, we al. Must make sure that this is the first booking when we return. It must be noted that you can't just turn up, booking is essential Go on spoil yourself, it's well worth the cost

  35. G

    Gracie

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have eaten here a few times now & always enjoy it. The service is very good & the food is fab. They also make a fuss if it's someone's birthday. Would highly recommend.

  36. e

    evavita

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Superb seafood restaurant - we were seated at a high top in the bar area (if you were older you might want to specify a lower table which I had booked but we were easy). Interesting space, nice looking bar and very charming staff. Thiago from Brazil was our waiter and he was great - they were all just lovely! We had oysters to start - delicious, delicate flavored briny range of oysters served on a bed of ice and seaweed. No need to add more than a drop of lemon. Also tried grilled oysters which were just sublime. I had the seabass in a coconut and limegrass (?) broth with some sweet potato - excellent. Other guests had the monkfish and the coquilles St. Jacques which they both raved over. We managed to squeeze in dessert - decadent chocolate brownie with Baileys icecream. Had a lovely bottle of Louis Jadot which was excellent value and delicious. Superb meal - definitely deserves the European Seafood restaurant of the year awards it has won and more! Great evening. You definitely need a reservation - we saw loads of drop ins being turned away.

  37. CO

    CathyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was friendly and professional. Monkfish was really good. We all had scallops to start and highly recommend. Very good atmosphere and nice ambiance We will be back for sure

  38. B

    Bondy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    We arrived slightly late due to traffic and wasn’t a problem for front of house but after that it went downhill. Our server was not up to the task , we’d to ask repeatedly for our drinks throughout the meal and our red arrived the same time as our steaks , unopened , he also opened the Prosecco with a cork screw ( a first for me ) both steaks came out overcooked , the fillet to such a degree it had to be returned it was handled well but 15 mins for a rare fillet including resting is a bit much so we asked for it to be butterflied and it came out perfect The bill was deducted accordingly without being asked but it was a disappointing evening overall ! I was expecting a lot more considering I’d been rang , texted and emailed in the 24 hours beforehand to confirm our booking so I believed tables were in high demand , now I wonder why ?? On a separate note I was in the bathroom when an hourly check was done , @7pm , the door was opened and the staff member signed the sheet while standing on an open used hand towel ......... and walked out , that was the evening in a nutshell , going through the motions but not really caring

  39. JA

    JANICE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautifully presented & delicious food served by attentive & friendly staff, definitely a place we visit again!

  40. M

    Mali

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Buen lugar con una experiencia diferente pues uno escoge la comida en crudo y la cocinan después

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

SOLE Seafood & Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 1820 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

June 2022
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Booked 70 times today
Google Map for SOLE Seafood & Grill

18-19 South William Street Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 KV76

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    South William Street and Coppinger Row

  • Area

    South William Street

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 13:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Wed 17:00–21:15 Thu, Fri 17:00–21:30 Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 17:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    We have 24 hour car parking facilities within a 5 minute walk to the Restaurant St Stephen’s Green Car Park Drury Street Car Park Dawson Street Car Park

  • Public Transit

    SOLE Seafood & Grill is situated in the heart of Dublin in the city centre’s. Just a 2-minute stroll from Grafton Street, St. Stephen's Green and Trinity College. Accessible via multiple public transport links, including LUAS, DART and Dublin Bus.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Richie Wilson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (01) 544 2300

  • Catering

    The menu at SOLE is full of show-stopping dishes such as the Captain’s Seafood Platter; a two-tier shared tower of grilled Irish lobster and steamed Roaringwater Bay mussels, plus fresh oysters, prawns and Howth smoked salmon, served with our Guinness brown soda bread & traditional seafood accompaniments and sauces; or the Sole Meunière; a whole Dover sole, which is filleted at the table for you.

  • Private party facilities

    SOLE Seafood & Grill offers the ultimate group dining & private dining experience for any occasion. Enjoy premium dining at its best at our Captain’s Table. This beautifully-designed private dining room is perfect for an intimate evening of food & wine for groups of 12 – 18. A long-table experience gives it a wow factor and the inclusion of your own private bar and dedicated bartender ensures the ultimate private Dining experience. Whatever the occasion, whatever your needs, we can assure you a memorable night of luxury and laughter at SOLE. Contact imelda@mansionhouse.ie for more details.

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