The Legal Eagle

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€30 and under
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Irish
We have a very traditional meaty-pubby-old-fashioned-style menu, honouring our own traditional lexicon and producers. That style of food is very much in the 'nose-to-tail' world of dining which sits alongside a celebration of vegetables very comfortably! Both are a celebration of produce and we use some lesser celebrated vegetables and vegetable tops when possible.
Lunch features a daily roast-in-roll, Irish potato flatbreads (think bacon, cabbage & parsley sauce / think roasted squash, fig & honey / think smoked haddock brandade, fennel & duck egg!) and meats from our wood oven, traditional meat platters (hay-smoked ham, corned mutton, haslet, pickles) and delicious Seafood platters filled with the best from our coastal waters. Dinner adds roast bone marrow, rump heart, cauliflower rarebit and Shropshire Blue soufflé. There are 20 craft beers on tap, over 200 wines on a stellar list written with love and a small but considered and decidedly timeless classic cocktail list.
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2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my family. We all loved it. We’ll be back

m
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful. Huge selection of craft beers however they don't sell draught carlsberg or heinekin. Their home made crisps are excellent! The food is just nice, but definitely not worth the money. Very small portions. I had the roast beef nd my hubby had the lamb. No mash, just three roasted baby potatoes. I havnt got a big appetite but even I was still hungry after it. The saving grace was the bread and butter pudding! It was amazing, but €29 for three slices of beef three spuds nd a Yorkshire pudding, nd the pudding after is a complete rip off. I'll recommend it to friends for the beer, crisps and atmosphere but can't recommend good value for money I'm afraid.

HB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor service leads to a bad review. Reservation for 8.15pm. Got main course at 10.05pm. Complaint well dealt with by staff.

HM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great in recommending the best dishes and wine to go with . I could not stop eating their brown bread which was excellent

PM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The care that is taken in preparing the food is evident as soon as the plate is set on the table. The flavours confirm the excellent presentation. The wait staff had excellent knowledge of both the food and the wine.

CF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our 2nd time here with friends and a fantastic experience, I had a dietary requirement which they handled extremely well

CR
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went the whole hog and had Chateaubriand and beef dripping roasties with cauliflower rarebit with a bottle of La Tribuna.

The food was absolutely stunning, cooked perfectly with the substantial left overs nicely packaged for us in a cardboard box. In fact there was so much left that we had a breakfast and a dinner out of the beef the next day!

The service was brilliant and we regret not getting the name of our wonderful server so we could pass commendations to her manager.

I couldn't recommend the Legal Eagle highly enough!

CD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Requested Chateaubriand medium and it was slightly undercooked. Everything else great.

ML
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service and the ambiance were great! We totally recommend it!

JB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place to dine . All of the courses for all of us dining were superb ! Beautifully presented, excellent flavours and great service - we will be back . We have already recommended this restaurant to friends and family !

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 4 of us for dinner. The food was great. The service was excellent.

AR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good but expensive for the type of food. Higher quality than a pub but not enough to justify the cost.

PS
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Used to be quite regular patron. Ten months since last visit main course were pretty much the same.

PK
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely worth to visit. Everything was perfect, amazing food, fantastic service, beautiful decoration and great location.
I am hoping that soon this place will be number one restaurant in Dublin !

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great sea food and wine

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

Good place to eat ! I will recommend Delicious fine meals, we loved it !!
Staff is great

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered the Legal Eagle in Dublin on a whim and absolutely loved it. The food is fabulous (get the smoked fish platter!), and the staff are super friendly. We went back a second time before leaving Dublin because we enjoyed our experience there so much. I recommend the Legal Eagle to all of my friends, who visit the area.

C
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice dinner. We shared the Rabbit as a starter, it was delicious. Unexpected presentation, but delicious nonetheless. The 'olivepork' was outstanding, accompanied by a unique side named nduja potato croquettes. Fun and quite delicious. Restaurant was easy to fine, on street parking can be available. I suggest you show up 30 minutes early and try a pickled egg and Make your own G&T....

ER
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and venue. Dublin Bay prawns were lovely and the roast beef was perfect

OT
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just brilliant, as always

FP
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal with friends here. We had the chateaubriand - highly recommended. Amazing meal overall. Staff were brilliant - really know their foods and wine! Can’t wait to go back.

DO
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. The treacle tart was outstanding.

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

Fantastic member of waiting staff (female, Spanish), couldn't have been nicer or more helpful .

g
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We were seated upstairs in an attractive, quiet room with great views over the Court and the Liffey. The staff was very friendly and helpful and took their time guiding us through the menu that reads very well, prompting us to order enthusiastically. Enjoying a good beer and a nice wine, we shared a potato flatbread as a starter which met our high expectations. Our mains were voluminous but unfortunately less pleasing. My pork dish was good but not great, with the crackling being a bit tough and the balance between meat and non-meat components a little bit off in favour of the former. My wife's rump steak was disappointing. The steak itself was large, tender and cooked to order, but over-charred, resulting in a dominant acrid flavour. The accompanying Yorkshire pudding was overcooked, and the potatoes and cauliflower underwhelming. Redemption arrived in the form of the desserts: both the strawberry crumble and the treacle tart were delicious. In all, we might very well return but would order differently.

TR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Legal Eagle was a surprise out of the blue quality gastropub. Excellent wine list, short but super menu, and great service. Had the beef rump, steak and ale pie, and treacle pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. (We relaxed our vegetarian diet on this trip.) The medium rare beef was extremely tender and pickled cauliflower and oven roasted potatoes were delicious. Steak and ale pie and marrowfat mushy peas were also very good, and the chips it came with were excellent. Service was helpful, friendly, and prompt. Absolutely would recommend.

AC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, fabulous menu and food. Definitely worth a visit!

k
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was very tasty, unfortunately service was appalling. There seemed to only be one waitress covering the entire floor. As a result, we were waiting almost 20mins to place our order and another 20mins got empty plates to be cleared. One of our sides was also forgotten as was half of our drinks order and when we requested the forgotten drinks, the barman seemed put out at our question, stating he delivered everything that was ordered.
Would be reluctant to come again

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Arrived late, after normal dining service, but staff kindly allowed me to order from the full menu. And I then got the tastiest bone marrow I've ever eaten.

SD
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food is generous but not as delicious as the description suggests. We had the meat platter which was excellent, the steak pie which was a bit heavy and dull and not seasoned well, mussels which were plentiful, and a dessert of strawberry crumble which was lovely but small and over-priced (it’s only a few strawberries and a bit of butter and flour). We had exceptional service from the bar to the table. Perhaps it is because we went on a Saturday but the atmosphere was a bit lack-lustre and the place seemed to be filled with tourists (who in fairness looked very happy). The bathrooms were spotless and chic.

JH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a visitor to Dublin, this was a wonderful place to dine.

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

A very good spot to have a late lunch. Good ambiance, efficient service

DM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been going to The Legal Eagle for lunch since shortly after it opened but this was the first time I went there for dinner. It did not disappoint. The food is spectacular - always interesting things on the menu with fabulous ingredients. I have recommended it for lunch since the beginning (all of the above re food plus service is very prompt - they understand their clientele have short lunchbreaks) will definitely go again for dinner (service more relaxed, but only as is appropriate for a pleasant evening).

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great! Accept David’s suggestions! He knows what he’s talking about.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent would recommend

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

The Legal Eagle usa vgreat restaurant. Food and service are great and even during the weekend is not too crowded which makes the experience even better

PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the vibe of the Legal Eagle - very elegant. Food and service was excellent. Eclectic menu.

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

The staff were so friendly and welcoming, the food was great! It was my friends birthday and they made the whole experience really nice. Highly recommend

c
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and service.

AC
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at the Legal Eagle was very good. We sat upstairs and the ambiance would have been very nice and quiet except for there was a table of 6 people that were very loud and my husband and I cut our dinner a little short to escape the noise. When we went down through the main level it was much quieter and so I think if we would have sat downstairs where there were some nice little hideaways we would have enjoyed a more leisurely dinner. The service was very good as well.

MD
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food,thoroughly enjoyed it.Staff very friendly.
Definitely come back again.

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