Style / Ambiance: L’Ecrivain is one the capital’s most celebrated gourmet restaurants and can be found in a gorgeous Georgian neighborhood.
Chef-owner Derry Clarke creates inventive, Michelin-starred dishes and changes the menu regularly to keep his ingredients seasonal. Using small, local producers, he gives traditional Irish flavors a piquant French twist and the results have won the affections of many regulars. Game dishes are a specialty—Clarke’s pigeon, quail, duck and venison are particular winners— and the superb wine list is updated frequently. With an airy, blond wood interior, the atmosphere is light and relaxed, and you’ll find the staff some of the friendliest in town.