This lovely, easygoing bistro, just down the street from the United States Embassy, is one of the best places to eat south of the city center. Local meats and fish predominate; start with some chestnut, mushroom, and rosemary soup with hazelnut cream, or perhaps a Dublin Bay prawn cocktail. For the main event, try the roast Clare Island salmon with wilted greens, or, for a dose of traditional comfort food, a Kerry lamb and vegetable pie. There’s also an adjacent cafe. Reservations are recommended for the restaurant.