Review on La Cave Wine Bar & Restaurant
Arguably Dublin's longest serving and most atmospheric French wine bar, La Cave continues to pull in the crowds. Oenophiles (and those simply looking for a good time) head for the place in their droves, drawn by its cosy conviviality, excellent tipples and long opening hours.
On the food front, the kitchen conjures up all the usual suspects (from escargots to entrecôte de boeuf), plus a generous helping of more ambitious ideas like warm salad of pheasant with wild thyme and raspberries, grilled sea bass with asparagus and Pernod sauce, and rack of Wicklow lamb with honey and whiskey jus. To conclude, it's back to old favourites like crème brûlée, chocolate mousse cake and tarte Tatin with cinnamon ice cream.
A special menu of cheese and charcuterie is served after 11.00pm for late-night revellers. The wine cellar is mightily impressive, with more than 350 bins (mostly from top French growers) and a generous assortment of more than 30 available by the glass. Wine tastings are staged from time to time.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm Mon-Sat (6.00 - 11.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express