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With a jaw-dropping view over Dublin Bay, this has to be one of the most romantic dining spots in the region. Service is excellent—attentive without being overbearing—and the seafood is delicious and fresh-as-can-be. You might start with a half-dozen oysters from Connemara in County Galway, before moving on to Bere Island scallops with carrot puttee, or a dish of pasta with salmon, smoked coley, and mussels in a saffron cream sauce. It's not cheap, but it’s reliably good. Howth is a small commuter suburb of Dublin, about 16km (10 miles) northeast of the city center. The restaurant is a 10-minute walk from the Howth DART station, while a cab here from the city should run you about €30. Definitely worth the splurge.