A distinctly French atmosphere prevails at this neighbourhood restaurant and, despite recent developments which have virtually doubled its size, it is still advisable to book a table.
It's appealingly decorated in a gently modern style, with soft neutral tones and good lighting, and the well-tried system of casual dining is offered in the comfortably furnished bistro area on the ground floor and there's a more formal restaurant upstairs.
Well made breads accompany an innovative menu with a dozen or so choices on each course and several fish specialities each evening (typically pan-fried fillet of monkfish with clam & mussel ratatouille, chargrilled potato and watercress salad); ingredients are well-sourced (if you're lucky you might get Connemara mountain lamb in season - late summer/autumn) and vegetarian dishes are imaginative.
This Dublin restaurants cooking is accurate and stylish - and presented on plates decorated with a colourful art deco flourish.
Finish with classic desserts or an Irish cheese selection with quince jelly.
Good wine list too, plus a couple of weekly specials.