Taste at Rustic

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€31 to €50
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Taste is an exciting restaurant in the heart of Dublin City. A food experience by Dylan McGrath to explore the idea of flavour, tastes and in the room cooking, while being influenced by Japan, Spain and South America.

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3- courses with a glass of prosecco €39 per person

Dinner served from Early Evening Menu.

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Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 13 September 2019

Ends: 30 October 2019

Availability: Wed-Sat 17:00-18:30

2- courses with a glass of prosecco €33 per person

Dinner served from Early Evening Menu.

Terms and Conditions: .

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 13 September 2019

Ends: 30 October 2019

Availability: Wed-Sat 17:00-18:30

What 355 People Are Saying
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TH
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the 5 course tasting menu, which I would highly recommend. Enjoyed some really unique dishes. Food, drinks and service were all top class!

FD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

When we arrived we were told that the restaurant is located at the 3rd floor. We were happy as the restaurant on the ground floor was full of smoke and we would definitely not accept same. We had a good table for 2 between others which was fine. The place was packed and the Romanian waitress was good and worked extremly hard but she was too much in a hurry. She kept on running around which was anoying. Just by adding one more waiter things should be better. Then we took a set of 12 nigiri. Normal and nothing special. The lamp skewer was nice but the dexter steak was again nothing special. A bit dry ( and yes we took it off immidiatly from the grill) With a bottle of wine of 46,00 and water of 5,00 makes the total of 187,87 which is in our eyes completely overcharged for average food. Not a place for us to go back.

AT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Taste at Rustic to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. We had never been to the restaurant before and were really intrigued to try it. I am always a bit nervous when you are having a big occasion and trying a place for the first time, but from the moment we entered I knew we had made the right decision.
We were welcomed by Ewilina, who checked our reservation for us, brought us to a table in the bar and helped us with taking our order. When our table was ready she again helped with bringing our drinks to the table. Thanks for the help!
We were sat at a table that at first, while it was nice and cosy, seemed to be that we were in the middle of the traffic and I thought that it might be a bit annoying but as it turned out it wasn't! We were served by the fantastic Jennifer, who was both knowledgeable and attentive throughout the meal. As it was our first time eating here she guided us through the menu's effortlessly and was a great help throughout the entire meal.
As it was a special occasion, we were delighted with what felt like the Royal Treatment!
Thanks to you all, you made a special occasion even more special, and it was greatly appreciated.
Adrian and Maria

KK
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to Rustic on a Saturday night, for a 9pm sitting, and the worst I can say about the experience was that they were short staffed and the staff that were there did incredibly well to fill the gaps and handle a full restaurant to the standard that they did.

From arrival to finish, we were comfortable and well looked after. And the food? Honestly, I am not exaggerating to say it was one of, if not the best meals we've ever eaten. The sushi platter was so good that it made me re-consider my stance on sushi. And we're still talking about the Dexter Beef and Chicken Karage 3 days later, which is both ridiculous and totally justified in equal measure.

While it may not be a cheap night out, the pricing absolutely reflects the standard of the food - and it is worth every single penny.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal in lovely surroundings. Tastes were beautiful and menu was full of choice.

DS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was to die for, melt in your mouth and the service was great very friendly and helpful.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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A
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was great, the room was noisy. The staff were friendly and attentive (although they were understaffed) but there was a hidden service charge of 12.5% that only showed up on the final bill and was not declared beforehand (we were only 2 persons).

p
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Aggressive interchange over apparent lack of knowledge of what was in their web-site about the early-evening menu.

Overcharged on the wine - did not notice until later.

SB
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is absolutely excellent. So well prepared and lives up to its name as each mouthful bursts with so many flavours; it keeps the taste buds dancing. I’m a real lover of fade street social so it was lovely to have a change to its sister restaurant. Pricey enough though.
Will definitely return, May increase the starter choices and skip the mains next time.

N
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing great vegetarian options , staff were so friendly and attention to detail was amazing. Everything tasted amazing and staff are knowledgeable with great recommendations ..lovely relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant we had a drink in the bonsai bar before heading in and werent rushed to our table .. highly recommend

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the 5 course menu with sommelier selection.
The variety of food and drink was really great and I liked very much the sea bream and crab broth.
The price was a bit high especially the 30€+ added for service which was not specified in the menu.

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Great service. Good value. Really enjoyed it! We will be back!

JK
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single dish was amazing and delicious, I think this is the best restaurant I've visited so far in Dublin. That was a great experience to discover the new flavours and textures of food. We can't wait to visit this place next time. I will recommend this restaurant to all my friends.

KM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed every second, would highly recommend. Delicious !

A
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly wonderful atmosphere and service. The food and drinks were great, service excellent, and presentation beautiful. My friend and I loved everything!

HF
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was tasty but the service ruined our meal. Our order wasn't taken for an hour after we were seated. Main elements of our order were forgotten. When the waitress realised she had forgotten parts of our meal she offered to get it , but at this stage we were in the restaurant 2 hours so we decided to leave it, incase it took forever to arrive! Would not recommend

AL
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Taste for our last dinner in Ireland, and are so thankful we did! Truly phenomenal food bursting with flavor, prepared beautifully. The single pieces of nigiri sushi were flavor bombs, each providing strata of complex delights. The tempura broccoli was light, flavorful, and a far cry from the heavily-battered American version; don't skip that small plate. Across our table were the steak, salmon, and vegetables in coconut milk. All were delicious, and we were incredibly satisfied with our meal and service. The wine list was solid, and should satisfy almost anyone looking for a bottle (or two).

CB
8 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious freshly prepared food with lovely presentation. Every bite is a different experience. Highly recommend

LE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything. It was an amazing experience that we hope to repeat again.
The only thing we did not enjoy was that we had a table booked for 7 and had to wait for 2 hours to get the table and food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food is nice but completely overpriced for what it is

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Top notch! Pricey, but worth it.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Taste is not what is used to be. It used to be our favorite restaurant but they have cut back on everything. The menu is very small and all the delicious interesting dishes are gone. Wagu beef pot my husband has had before was over cooked with very little in the pot. We both left hungry with no alcohol or soft drinks for €120
Gutted it will be the last time we will go

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff, even better food.. Everything was perfect.

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

Delicious food. Very fresh and different tastes. We had the taster menu and everything was perfect.

P
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and i experienced sushi at taste for the time ,have to say the food and servive was excellent ,the only issue we had was when we got our bill there was 12.5% service charge where on the menu it says partys of six or more get charged this 12.5%.

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

Amazing food- very unique take in sushi, great ropm incredible staff, be we were served, I BELIEVE, by the manager - half Swiss/English woman, and a great waitress , it was among the best service I've ever had. I'm a big fan of fade street, and this restaurant will be part of our rotation too

F
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately we did not enjoy our meal. I ordered broccoli tempura and the coconut lime hot pot. The broccoli tempura was served with a very small portion of a spicy mayonnaise which promptly ran out. The coconut lime hot pot tasted like a hot sugary cocktail with raw vegetables in it. Also you have to cook it yourself. You throw the raw vegetables into the metal pot with the liquid already in it and sit and wait. The waiter said it would take a minute. Long after the minute had passed, I began eating the hot pot and the vegetables were still raw in the sugary tasting liquid. It was horrid.

J
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and good food. Desserts were the best.

a
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Our second time at Taste. Last time we had a table placement and took the Sampling Menu. This time we only managed places at the counter. We took a la carte and it was very good indeed. Dishes prepared with care, beautifully presented and delicious. Definitely a must for us every time in Dublin

CG
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The entire experience was wonderful! We shared a number of dishes all of which were overflowing with flavours and fabulous textures, we’ll definitely be back!!

KC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Dublin. There is a wonderfully varied menu with the freshest of ingredients. The service is excellent in every detail.
I enjoy and savor every delicious bite!

RW
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Easy location with high level Food. Asien Fusion at it‘s best!

F
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly wonderful experience .. we will be back ! 💕

EK
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was superb. Service good. Only issue was delay waiting on the sushi but it was worth it.

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

Taste is one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve ever had ! LOVED every plate , specially the OTORO nigiri ! Worth every dime !

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous food and staff were very friendly , they acknowledged a delay between courses without us saying or indicating we weren’t happy and offered us a discount. Very good customer care.

EM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The food is totally over priced and the quality does not match the price. We ordered two miso soups, a salad, some sushi and had one glass of wine & one sake. Our meal came to €150 which we felt was very expensive for the quality and quantity of food we received. We were in the restaurant for less than 1 hour as the food came out so fast. We left feeling hungry and unsatisfied. Definitely would not recommend this restaurant.

J
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Marco and his Team are terrific...every time!

RD
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Only comment is that for a tasting menu the portions were a little too much. Would have preferred more dishes with smaller portions

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