Restaurants

Top Choice French in Merrion Square & Around

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

Ireland's only Michelin two-star is understandably considered the best in the country by its devotees, who proclaim Guillaume Lebrun's French haute cuisine the most exalted expression of the culinary arts. If you li…
Top Choice French in Merrion Square & Around

L’Ecrivain

Head chef Derry Clarke is considered a gourmet god for the exquisite simplicity of his creations, which put the emphasis on flavour and the best local ingredients – all given the French once over and turned into som…
Top Choice French in Merrion Square & Around

Coburg Brasserie

The French-inspired, seafood-leaning cuisine at this revamped hotel brasserie puts the emphasis on shellfish: the all-day menu offers oysters, mussels and a range of 'casual' lobster dishes, from lobster rolls to lo…
Top Choice French in Grafton Street & Around

Pichet

Head chef Stephen Gibson (formerly of L'Ecrivain) delivers his version of modern French cuisine to this newly refurbished dining room, whose elegance matches the fabulous food and service. Load up on an expertly mad…
French in Merrion Square & Around

Dax

Olivier Meisonnave's posh-rustic basement restaurant, named after his hometown north of Biarritz, is popular with serious foodies. They come for the expertly made dishes such as fillet of halibut with a fennel confi…
French in Merrion Square & Around

Marcel's

An elegant brasserie with Hermès orange-coloured chairs, blue-and-white Churchill china and superb, French-inspired cuisine – just the way they'd eat it in New York. It's owned by the same crowd as the Green Hen, an…
French in Grafton Street & Around

Green Hen

New York's SoHo meets Parisian brasserie at this stylish eatery, where elegance and economy live side by side. If you don't fancy gorging on oysters or tucking into a divine Irish Hereford rib-eye, you can opt for t…
French in Grafton Street & Around

L'Gueuleton

Despite the tongue-twister name (it means 'gluttonous feast' in French), L'Gueuleton is a firm favourite with locals for its robust (meaty, filling) take on French rustic cuisine – it does a mean onion soup and the …
French in Grafton Street & Around

La Maison

Olivier Quenet's chic restaurant spread over two floors – and, as of 2017, into the premises next door – is all about French classics done just right: sea bass with fennel ratatouille, shin of Irish beef pot-au-feu …
French in Grafton Street & Around

Chez Max

Guarding the main gate to Dublin Castle is a French cafe that is Gallic through and through, from the fixtures imported from gay Paree to the beautiful, sultry staff who ignore you until they're ready, and then turn…