Long gone are the days when Irish cuisine would conjure up the image of hunks of bread and stew washed down with a pint of Guinness. In fact, despite the recession there has continued to be a boom in the restaurant trade and culinary circles have continued to flourish. If you're looking for haute cuisine then Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud or Chapter One will be sure to cater to your every whim and desire. Newcomers to the fine-dining scene like Forest Avenue or The Greenhouse are giving a fresh take on your typical tasting menu. Not only are there plenty of restaurants displaying the best of Irish local produce and updating our country's cooking styles, there are also restaurants happily and successfully riffing on some of the best world cuisine. While some of these establishments are on the higher end of the price range, there are also some more affordable options like Etto and Drury Buildings that illicit a similarly warm response. Dublin is having a real moment with high quality food both in the fine dining sector and the more casual dining restaurants that have popped up on our city's streets. Take time to sample some of the restaurants on this list and you will not be disappointed.