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“Nice spot, very good location....good value early bird”
Review of Les Freres Jacques - CLOSED

Les Freres Jacques
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: South City Centre
Description: "Quaint but charming French restaurant in the heart of Dublin. This family-run restaurant has a regular clientele who come for the warm welcome and delicious seafood. All the staff are French and the atmosphere authentically Gallic. What's cooking: Classic French fare. Signature dishes include terrine of foie gras Maison with grilled country loaf bread and a glass of Sauterne, whole black sole meuniere and lots of wonderful fresh seafood and seasonal game."
Dublin, Ireland
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142 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nice spot, very good location....good value early bird”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Tried there last week with my wife - first time there. It's smaller than I had imagined - service was very good. A la carte menu is quite expensive but early bird is quite reasonable. We had 4 courses and while the mains were good there others were so so.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank brianmcd
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
“excellent food”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

The food was excellent and the atmosphere is adorably French. Having seen the list of restaurants claiming to serve French food in Dublin, this is one of maybe three that serves genuinely excellent food that is actually French in style.
I have been twice and the wine we had occasions was excellent, and not very pricey.

I'd thoroughly recommend the place.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank tasty_times
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Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Sad demise of a classic”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

How sad to see this classic establishment surely hurtling towards an inevitable demise based on what this writer witnessed in the past week. Tired surroundings were matched only by the tired service and outdated menu. The maitre'd couldn't have looked more bored and despite the waiter's authentic French accent and attitude, the food just didn't live up the what one would reasonably expect of an establishment such as this. The entrance (down a laneway) has never been a positive start to one's experience at this restaurant; the sad thing on this occasion is that it was a welcome relief to head for the exit after such a disappointing meal in cold, dated and stale surroundings. There is a reason why one can get a table on a weekend night at Les Freres Jacques .... What a shame to see such an old classic on its knees.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Traveller130603
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Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Excellent French food”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

I have always been delighted to go to Jacques brothers place.
Food is excellent, the wine is cheaper at the start of the week which is a brilliant idea, and the meats are slow cooked and fall off the bone. Duck and Lamb are brilliantly done. Great Wine list.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Gourmand B
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dublin
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Only average”
Reviewed 22 May 2013

In general, it was an ok experience. The food was tasty, however nothing exceptional. There are restaurants in Dublin city centre offering much better value and flavours. We were seated on the first floor. The biggest problem for me were interiors – missing light bulbs, crooked lamp, non-matching glasses and a ceiling which was moving up and down, while somebody was walking above us. I know that food should come first in a restaurant, however if an establishment aspire to be called fine dining then other factors should be met.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank irishlad2
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