Where Better to Enjoy Irish Beef Than at One of Our Excellent Steakhouses?

Irish beef has long been renowned as some of the best in the world but our steakhouses have grown and evolved to present the best of Irish while getting using more exciting cuts. Our steakhouses range from the old-school glamour of Shanahan's or Marco Pierre White to the new age excitement in Bear or Rustic Stone. Many of these restaurants also feature in-house butchers that ensure that their meat is dry-aged and of the highest possible quality, while others also combine their extensive meat options with some of the country's freshest seafood to create the surf and turf that everyone loves so much. 

For something different try the wood-smoked grill at The Butcher's Grill or some of the rarer, yet still as tasty cuts that Bear specializes in. If you're obsessed with how your steak is cooked then opt for Dylan McGrath's hot stone cooking method in Rustic Stone and for ultimate decadence go for the blue cheese encrusted steak at Darwin's. Whatever your preference there are plenty of exciting and bustling places to enjoy a succulent steak and a glass of wine and hopefully this list will help you to choose what is best for you.

Southside suburbs

Asador is one of the newest additions to the Dublin steakhouse scene, opening its doors on Haddington Road late last year. The Spanish for 'grill' or 'spit' the agenda is clear with a barbecue oven boasting oak, apple and lumpwood charcoal and...  Read More

It's no secret that Argentinian steaks are considered some of the best on the globe but the Buenos Aires Grill seeks to recreate that South American style taste in Ireland's capital. With a mixture of top class steaks and mouth-watering seafood...  Read More

The Rustic Stone by Dylan Mc Grath

Headed up by Dylan McGrath, a current host on Irish Masterchef, Rustic Stone bases itself on using 'simple techniques in order to extract the best flavor' from seasonal ingredients. One of these techniques is providing the diner with their own...  Read More

The Saddle Room is one of the The Shelbourne Hotel's historic dining rooms and the emphasis is certainly on class and opulence. The Saddle Room combines high quality beef with fresh seafood and it's renowned oyster bar. Relax in one of the...  Read More

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Bear is the love child of popular restaurateur Joe Macken and Irish rugby player Jamie Heaslip. Concentrating on making the most of less popular cuts of meat the two have created Bear which gives off the vibe of being in London's SoHo. The...  Read More

The FX Buckley chain has gone from strength to strength over the years and the Pembroke Street restaurant is their flagship venue from their nearly 15 year run in Dublin. FX Buckley's takes its name from the century-old butcher who supplies...  Read More

The Butcher's Grill

The Butcher's Grill is nestled in the vibrant suburb of Ranelagh and provides top quality meat off the beaten track of the tourist hot spots. The interior is a converted butcher's and the d�cor is simple, combining the old tiles of the...  Read More

Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White is best known for his flamboyant, slightly eccentric take on the restaurant trade but no one can deny that he knows how to cook a good steak. His Dawson Street restaurant subscribes to White's ethos of...  Read More

If you're looking for a serious steak then there's only one place to head to. Shanahan's occupies a 250-year-old townhouse overlooking Dublin's central park. Founded by an American but using Ireland's best beef and seafood, Shanahan's exudes...  Read More

Darwins names itself after Charles Darwin and his 'origin of the species'. In doing so, this family run restaurant seeks to source local produce and benefits from an in-house butcher that specializes in all Irish meats including Angus, game,...  Read More


Meet Emily Carson

Emily grew up in Dublin, and studied French and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. During her university years, she lived in both Scotland and France, but traveled around Europe...  More About Emily