Dawson Street has long been the golden mile of the best Dublin restaurants and bars, though high rents and the Tiger’s demise mean only a handful of its older contenders remain. Celeb chef Marco Pierre White’s first venture in Ireland has been receiving thumbs up all around. Local critic Paolo Tullio enjoys its ‘casual chic.’ Even though the flamboyant TV chef may not be sweating it out in the kitchen nightly, all his chefs trained under his beady eye in London. Expect top-notch sauced steak filet, pork belly with applesauce, or grilled organic salmon with hollandaise. Nothing fussy here—just excellent ingredients, beautifully executed in a Parisian brasserie-style dining room, all hopping with buzz.