• La Maison Restaurant Dublin 2

     The passion and the experience of Olivier Quenet

     

  • La Maison Restaurant Dublin 2

    Great Selection of classical French dish

    huitre (fresh oysters), plateau de pates du jour, poele de la mer,

    tarte provençal and cote de boeuf to name but a few of the wonderful choices on offer.

  • La Maison Restaurant Dublin 2

    Open 7 Days.

    From 12.30pm to Close

  • La Maison Restaurant Dublin 2

    A veritable French Bistro

    A minute away from Grafton street

  • La Maison Dublin

    Early Bird Menu

  • La Maison Dublin

    The Best Terrace In Dublin

About La Maison

Call 01-6727258 for Reservations and More Information.

Open 7 Days a week. From 12.30pm to Close

15 Castlemarket Street, Dublin 2

La Maison is the latest venture of Breton chef Olivier Quenet. If you wanted to find a chef who’d spent most of his working life in Michelin-starred kitchens, I’d guess you’d start by looking in a Michelin-starred restaurant . That seems like a reasonable strategy, but if you pursued that train of thought, you’d miss finding Olivier Quenet.

 

In April 2009 he transformed his French cafe and boulangerie, La Maison des Gourmets into a simple yet chic restaurant where he aims to continue his dedication to Irish people eating affordable freshly prepared produce. The menu is a well thought out selection of French dishes, huitre (fresh oysters), plateau de pates du jour, poele de la mer, tarte provençal and cote de boeuf to name but a few of the wonderful choices on offer. As stated on the menu all dishes are prepared fresh and cooked to order by our team of top international chefs.

 

Upon arrival diners will be welcomed by Tony Kelly, the Maitre d’hotel. His high expectations ensure that the service is impeccable with sparkling glassware and starched linen napkins yet all the while remaining relaxed and friendly. The authenticity of La Maison begins with the artwork, works by Leonetto Cappiello, L’oir Dor, and Diable Vent, all sourced from the Paris at Puces market. Doisneau photographs line the stairs offering a touch of romance to this relaxed space. On the second level the dining room is light and airy, with sash windows looking out onto the bustling Castle Market Street.

 

Lunch

Monday to Saturday - 12.30pm to 3pm
Please Note : All Menus are subject to change.
All our food is prepared fresh daily so please allow cooking time during busy periods
All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts are used.
All our beef is 100% Irish

HORS D’OEUVRE

 

Le potage du marché €4.50
Soup of the day

 

 

Maquereau et salade de pommes de terre tiède  €7
Pan fried mackerel and potatoe salad

 

 

FTripe a la mode de Caen  €7.50

Normandy  style Tripe stew

 

 Terrine de confit de canard et celeri rémoulade  €7.50

Duck confit terrine and potatoes salad

 

 

LES PLATS

 

Omelette frites et salade €11.50
Omelette with chunky chips and salad

 

 

Truite de rivière au bleu sauce hollandaise  €14.50
Rainbow Trout with green vegetable, Hollandaise sauce

 

 Ragout de choux €14.50

Braised cabbage and Toulouse sausage and smoked bacon

 

 

Onglet de bœuf,pommes frites et sauce a l’échalotte €17.50
Hanger beef cut with chips and lettuce,shallot sauce
recommended to be served medium

 

LES GARNITURES

Salade verte, Legumes vert, Pomme frite ou Pomme de terre saute €3.50
Green salad, Green vegetables, Chunky chips, Roast potatoes

 

LES DESSERTS

 

Traditionnelle Îles Flottante €6
Floating island, french custard and soft meringue

 

 

Peche melba €6.50

Caramelized peach with ice cream and red berry coulis

 

 

Mousse au chocolat et orange confite €7
Chocolate mousse with orange confit

Early Bird Menu

3pm to Close Sun to Wed
3pm to 7pm Thurs to Sat

2 Courses €22.00
3 Courses €26.00

HORS D’OEUVRE

 

Le potage du marche
Soup of the day

 

 

Salade Lyonnaise,oeuf poché lardon et crouton
Mixed leave salad with poached egg and becon

 

 

 

Friture de calamar et legumes croquant
Crispy calamari with vegetable salad

 

 

 

Terrine de jambonneau persille

Ham hock terrine with scallion dressing

 

LES PLATS

 

Omelette frites et salade
Omelette with chunky chips and salad

 

 

Filet de Saumon irlandais et purée de fenouil sauce vierge
Filet of  irish salmon with fennel puré, sauce vierge

 

 

Cote de porc organique puree et legumes d’hiver
Organic pork chop with mash and root vegetable

 

 

Onglet de bœuf pomme frites et sauce a l’échalotte
Hanger beef cut with chips and lettuce, shallot sauce
recommended to be cook medium 2 euro supplement

 

 

LES GARNITURES €3.50 each

Salad verte / Green Salad
Legumes vert / Green Vegetables
Pomme frite / Chunky Chips
Pomme de terre saute / Roast Potatoes

 

LES DESSERTS

 

 

Traditionnelle Île Flottante
Floating island, french custard and soft meringue

 

 

Peche melba
Caramelized peach with ice cream and red berry coulis

 

Mousse au chocolat et orange confite

Chocolate mousse with orange zest

 

 

 

All Day A La Carte

Please Note : All Menus are subject to change.

All our food is prepared fresh daily so please allow cooking time during busy periods

All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts are used.
All our beef is 100% Irish

HORS D’OEUVRE

 

 

Soupe de poisson crouton et rouille
Fish soup with toast and rouille sauce €7.50

 

 

Assiette de selection de legume mediterranean
Plater of Mediterranean dips €7.50

 

 

Tarte provencale et sa salade de rocket et parmesan
Provencal tarte with rocket and parmesan  €9.50

 

 

LES SALADES

 

 

 Salade Lyonnaise
Mixed leaves salad with poached egg and bacon €8.50

 

 

Assiette de Saumon Gravlax et vinaigrette au agrume
Gravlax salmon salad with citrus dressing  €8.50

 

 

Salade de fourme d’Ambert et poire au vin rouge
Salad of blue cheese and pear poached in red wine and balsamic dressing €10.50

 

 

LES CRUSTACES

 

 

Six huitres creuse de Carlingford
Carlingford rock oyster €12

 

 

Les cuisses de grenouille beurre a aïl
Frog legs with garlic butter€11.50

 

 

Langoustines fraiches de Skerries mayonnaise
Poached Dublin bay prawn with mayonnaise (served in the shell) €13.50

 

 

Coquille St Jacques au four tout simplement
Oven baked scallops on the shell €13.50

 

 

LES ENTREES

 

 

Le plateau des Paté maison et ses garnitures
Selection of homemade pate with pickel and chutney €9.50

 

 

Foie gras de canard cuit au torchon et salad de figues
Foie gras terrine with fresh figs salad € 14

 

 

Filet de boeuf tartare
Freshly minced Irish Beef fillet with seasoning €12 ou €22

 

 

Tajine de legumes 
Vegetarian Moroccan Tajine with couscous  €17.50


 

LES POISSONS

 

 

La poelee de la mer sauce bonne femme
Skillet of fresh fish and shellfish in a white wine sauce €18.50

 

 

Lote pochée et rissoto au Doubeurre  creme de sauge
Roast monkfish with butternut squash barleytoast risotto and sage creme €23

 

 

La classique sole meuniere
Pan fried black sole with lemon and capers €33

 

 

LES VIANDES

 

 

Traditionnel Coq au vin
Chicken Cooker in a wine stew with bacon and mushroom  €17.50

 

 

Filet de veau au légume d’hiver  
Veal filet  with root vegetable €32

 

 

 

Filet de canard, potiron, noix, châtaigne, endive, jus 
Duck breast, butternut, chestnut, walnut, chicory,  jus €26

 

 

Notre spécialitée la côte de Boeuf, Pomme frite et salade verte ( pour 2 personnes )

Pat Mc Loughins Rib of Irish Beef with Chunky Chips and green salad  32oz  €59

 

 

LES GARNITURES

 

Salade verte, legumes vert, pomme frite, pomme de terre rotie
Green salad, green vegetables, chunky chips, roast potatoes €3.50

 

 

 

LES DESSERTS

 

 

L’original cafe liegeois €7
Vanilla ice cream blended with a double expresso

 

 

La crème brûlé a la vanille €7
Classic vanilla creme brulee

 

 

Ile Flotante, creme anglaise et meringue €7
Floating Island, French custard and soft meringue

 

 

Gratin de Fruits rouge 7€
Summer fruits gratin

 

 

Tulipe au Fraises de Waterford crème chiboust 7€
Waterford strawberry with chiboust cream

 

 

Fondant au chocolat noir, glace a la vanille €7
Soft chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream

 

 

La traditionelle tarte tatin a partager a deux €13
Caramelised apple tart, vanilla ice cream for 2 people

 

 

Plateau de fromages de Sheridan €10.50
Cheese board from Sheridans

 

 

LES VINS A DESSERT

 

Jurancon, Uroulat 2010 €7.50 le verre
Expressive bouquet with aromas of apricot, mango and exotic fruit. Fantastic balance between sweetness and acidity.

 

Banyuls Rimage, Pietri-Geraraud 2010 €7.50 le verre
Powerful and intense nose of wild strawberry and raspberry,the palate is rich, velvety and reminiscent of cheery, cacao and red berries jam.

Vin de Porto, Cockburn’s Fine Ruby €6.50 le verre

Sunday Lunch & Brunch Menu

Sunday Brunch - 12.30pm to 5.30pm

Please Note : All Menus are subject to change.

All our food is prepared fresh daily so please allow cooking time during busy periods

All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts are used.

All our beef is 100% Irish

HORS D’OEUVRE

 

 

Le potage du marche €4.50
Soup of the day

 

 

Salade Lyonnaise,œuf poché lardon et crouton €7
Mixed leave salad with poached egg and becon

 

 

Friture de calamar et légumes croquants €7.50
Crispy calamari with vegetable salad

 

 

Terrine de jambonneau persillade  €7.50

Ham hock terrine with scallion dressing

 


LES PLATS

 

Omelette frites et salade €11.50
Omelette with chunky chips and salad

 

 

Filet de saumon irlandais et purée de fenouil sauce vierge  €14.50
Filet of salmon with fennel purée ,sauce vierge

 

 

Cote de porc organique puree et legume d’hiver €14.50
Organique pork chop with mash and root vegetables

 

 

Onglet de bœuf,pommes frites et sauce a l’échalotte €17.50
Hanger beef cut with chips and lettuce,shallot sauce
recommended to be served medium

 

LES GARNITURES

 

 

Salade verte, legumes vert, pomme frite ou pomme de terre saute €3.50
Green salad, green vegetables, chunky chips, roast potatoes


BRUNCH

 

 

Les oeufs benedicte €8.50
Eggs Benedict, Brioche, bacon and Hollaindaise sauce

 

 

Les oeufs florantine €8.50
Eggs Florantine, Sour dough bread, spinach and white sauce

 

 

 

Pain perdu au lard €7.50
Classical French toast with crispy bacon

Wine Menu

These wines have been selected for La Maison by Chef Proprieter Olivier Quenet
Please Note : Wine list is subject to change
Vintages are subject to change depending on supply

White Wines

La Maison House Wine, Cotes du Luberon 2011
€4.95 Glass, €15 Carafe

 

Moulin Montarels, Sauvignon Blanc, Languedoc 2012
€5.90 Glass, €23 Bottle

 

IGT Vin de Pays d’Oc “Vermentino” Dom Provenquiere 2012
€6.90 Glass, €26 Bottle

 

Domaine Des Anges , Ventoux, Provence 2012
€27 Bottle

 

Beaujolais Villages”chardonnay” Dom.des Nugues 2012
€31 Bottle

Half Bottles

Chablis Premier Cru, Bourgogne 2010
€32

 

Saint Aubin Premier cru en Remilly, Bourgogne 2009
€35

 

Pouilly Fume de Ladoucette, Loire 2008
€37

 

Rose Wine

Domaine Des Anges, Ventoux, Provence 2012
€29

 

Sparkling Wine

Prosecco Frizzante, Contarini, N/V
€7.50 Glass, €36 Bottle

 

Champagne

Louis Roederer Brut €75

 

1/2 Bottle J.M. Gobillard, Grand Reserve, Brut €40

 

Dessert Wines

Jurancon, Uroulat 2010
€7.50 Glass, €45 Bottle

 

Sauternes, Chateau du Levant, France 2009
€37 ( 375ml )

 

Banyuls Rimage, Pietri – Geraud 2010
€7.50 Glass €45 Bottle

Red Wine

La Maison House Wine, Cotes du Luberon 2010
€4.95 Glass, €15 Carafe

Mas de la Tour, Merlot,
A delicious fruity Merlot with rich berry flavours and velvety tannins
– this wine shows  structure, complexity and character.

Mas de la Tour, Merlot
€6.50 Glass, €26 Bottle

Vin de pays du gard ” lombeline ”
€6.50 Glass, €27 Bottle

Chateau de la Condamine, Cuvee Traditionnel, Corbieres, 2011
€31 Bottle

Cotes du Rhone Villages ” Siguargues ” Dom. Montagnette 2012
€32 Bottle

 

Beaujolais Villages ” Domaine des Nugues 2011
€34 Bottle

Chateau Lestang-May 2010 ( Graves-Bordeaux )
€36 Bottle

 

Chateau Segonzac, Blaye, Cotes de Bordeaux, 2011
€39 Bottle

 

Chinon ” Domaine de L’R ” 2011 ( organic )
€41 Bottle

 

Bourgogne hautes- Cotes de Beaune, Pinot Noir, Chateau de Santenay, 2010
€46 Bottle

 

Crozes-Hermitage ” domaine des Lises ” 2010
€54 Bottle

 

Chateau Lyonnat, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, 2008
€59 Bottle

 

Chateaunneuf-du-Pape, Famille Perrin, 2009
€66 Bottle

 

Half Bottles

Cote du Rhone, Domaine Martin, 2011
€21

 

Seconzac Vieilles Vignes 2010 Bordeaux
€25

 

Pommard Vieilles Vignes, Vincent Girardin, 2009
€35

 

News

All the Latest News and Specials from La Maison.

 

“As a foodie, it is rare to experience the kind of talent and excellence I experienced at La Maison. This was superb food at any price”

ROSS GOLDEN BANNON – SUNDAY BUSINESS POST

Reviews

"Never in the history of menu writing has such a modest description been overshadowed by the glorious reality. Feather-light pastry broke softly like fluffs of silk to reveal sea bass a’ point, while the fennel, which had a gentle give, was infused with a shadow of the surrounding, sweetly dark sauce. The chef had not merely cooked this dish; rather, he had transmogrified the ingredients into a haunting culinary experience."

ROSS GOLDEN BANNON – SUNDAY BUSINESS POST
Sunday, May 17, 2009

“I was guided by our super-efficient and highly knowledgeable waiter to try the bar en croutte sur sa ratatouille au fenouil (€17.50), which roughly translates as seabass with fennel ratatouille.”
“Never in the history of menu writing has such a modest description been overshadowed by the glorious reality. Feather-light pastry broke softly like fluffs of silk to reveal sea bass a’ point, while the fennel, which had a gentle give, was infused with a shadow of the surrounding, sweetly dark sauce. The chef had not merely cooked this dish; rather, he had transmogrified the ingredients into a haunting culinary experience.”

“There are a lot of very average restaurants out there serving food which I can certainly talk about, and even recommend, without compromising myself. But as a foodie, it is rare to experience the kind of talent and excellence I experienced at La Maison. This was superb food at any price; I’d pay double for it, yet seven of the eight main courses are under €18.”
“Some may know chef Olivier Quenet from Oliver’s Eatery at Vaughan’s Eagle House in the Dublin suburb of Terenure. His quietly-delivered excellence displays a deep knowledge of the French classical canon, pitched to a modern Irish palate.”
“We’ve all been in need of some good news recently, and here it is: head to La Maison for some good food haunting.”

TOM DOORLEY – THE IRISH TIMES (MAGAZINE)
Saturday, May 9, 2009

“And so I lunched. I lunched with my youngest daughter and, when I realised how good La Maison really is, I dragged in my eldest daughter and her friend to eat. It’s that kind of place. It fires you with missionary zeal.”

“La Maison is transformed now that the counter is gone from the old shop. It’s a bright, high-ceilinged room with well-spaced tables, linen table cloths, sparkling glasses and napkins t hat are, in fact, linen glass cloths.It’s simple, comfortable, elegant and cheerful.” ”Roberta’s skillet of seafood (Poêle de la Mer) was huge: a deep frying-pan packed with cockles, mussels, salmon, monkfish (I think) and miscellaneous creatures of the deep all bathed in a lovely, creamy broth, served with a great big slice of toasted sourdough bread.”

“Sarah’s seabass “en croute sur sa ratatouille au fenouil” was actually a pie: beneath a large expanse of proper, home-made pastry, there lurked a very generous chunk of fish which had cooked in the steam from the fennel. Quite splendid.”
“La Maison is owned and run by Olivier of Oliver’s Eatery in Terenure, another restaurant that appears to have its finger on the pulse of the market. Our bill, for four, came to €87. I have a feeling that this little restaurant, because of its honesty and straightforwardness, is going to make a big impression. It’s exactly what we need right now, and if the recession brings us more opportunities to eat like this, it can’t be entirely a bad thing.”

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15 Castlemarket Street, Dublin 2

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