Courtesy of Thornton's
Hours: Lunch: Th.-Sa. 12:30-2 p.m.; Dinner: Tu.-Sa. 6-10 p.m.
Price: $$$$ = Entrees $60 and up
Payment Options: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Type: French, Vegetarian-Friendly
Located in the heart of Dublin overlooking St. Stephen’s Green, Thornton’s is the ideal restaurant for a special occasion (with a price tag to match). A celebrity in Ireland, chef Kevin Thornton was the first Irish chef to receive two Michelin stars for his acclaimed cuisine at Thornton’s. For a well-rounded meal, spring for the five- or eight-course surprise tasting menu (with stand out dishes such as foie gras rolled in black truffle or wild Irish salmon three ways), there’s even a vegetarian option. Or for a meal that won’t quite break the bank, try making a reservation for the three-course lunch.