This is a restaurant on South Great Georges Street in Dublin 2 that I have been wanting to visit for the longest time (one on my very long list!) and on Tuesday evening, I finally got there!
From entering the establishment, the lighting is subtle and warm and the atmosphere has an audible hum of chat and laughter that doesn’t offend the ears…quite the opposite in fact…it draws you in. We were met by a friendly and smiley host who found our reservation in moments and brought us to an area where we had a choice of seats. Seated happily, he pointed out the Cocktail menu, gave us the A La Carte menu and also the Pre Theatre menu. Of course, very importantly, he provided us with the wine list… and oh what a list it is! My friend and I decided to go with the Pre-Theatre menu which is excellent value at just €27.95 for three courses. This is available ALL night from Sunday to Wednesday & until 6.30pm on Thursdays to Saturday and lunchtime too on request. There are excellent choices too with five starters, five mains and four desserts to choose from. Ohhhh the dilemma of what to choose… it took me a little while, I can tell you! A really lovely waitress came and brought us water and some yummy grained bread and butter. We chose from the extensive wine list the Finca Museum Vinea Crianza, Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo) (Cigales, Spain 2011) as we both really enjoy red – it was quite exquisite.
I finally decided on Wild Mushroom Soup with parmesan, truffle oil and pickled enoki to start – it was absolutely delicious. We both had the same. It tasted purely of Wild mushroom, which I know is stating the obvious, but too often that is not what a soup ends up tasting of…what it’s supposed to be! The garnishes only added to the flavour and did not overpower the natural earthiness of the dish at all.
For main, I ordered the chargrilled 6oz Sirloin of beef with bearnaise sauce, crisp watercress salad, thick cut fries and pesto rolled greens at a €5 supplement but let me add that it was worth every cent. My request for medium steak was noted, delivered and it was the perfect size to enjoy without feeling overstuffed; especially after having had soup to start. My friend had ordered the same but well done and was very happy with the quality of the food.
And dessert…well…this is where things might get a little…hot under the collar!!! My friend order the Peanut Butter Mousse with chocolate sauce and chocolate ice cream and I won’t lie… it was fabulously decadent. There was lots of sighing and Mmmm-ing going on at the table. But the pièce de résistance for me was the Pecan Pie with creme anglaise and chocolate ice cream…I quite literally had a Sweet Pie-gasm in my seat!!! It was lusciously gratifying with the crunch of pecan against the buttery, syrupy filling and the crumble of the sweet pastry. Even thinking about it now, I am weak with desire!!!
Ahem…anyhoooo… the staff were at all times attentive yet unobtrusive and the background music just loud enough to keep other conversations, and our own, private – exactly what you want really. I apologise for the lack of photo evidence but everything was eaten by the time I remembered to take any photos! 🙂
My only negative is that though the toilets were clean to the eye, the odour left much to be desired. That’s a problem very easily fixed though but worth mentioning all the same.
Thank you very much Brasserie Sixy6 for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. I really, really liked this place and I will, most definitely, be revisiting.