Dax Pax: 1. Andrea Hussey & Stephen McAllsiter; 2. Karleen Smyth; 3. John Maguire & Karen Koster. (Pix. Kieran Harnett)
The latest addition to Dublin's restaurant scene opened last week on Pembroke Street. Dax Café Bar is jointly owned by restaurateur Olivier Meisonnave and his business partner John McGuire, who is best known for his various property enterprises and TV show I’m An Adult, Get Me Out Of Here.
Dax Café Bar is located on the ground floor above Dax Restaurant and offers the same great service and award winning food that its big brother is renowned for but in a more relaxed atmosphere and casual setting.
It opens early in the morning with an extensive breakfast menu, all through the day and late into the night and caters for two distinct markets, the daytime customer who will enjoy excellent value quality food and service, privacy and little extras such as free wifi. The secondary market is the evening crowd who are looking for somewhere special to unwind with a quality wine and specialty beer list to go with the tapas menu.
A number of familiar faces attended the opening evening including those from the neighborhood like publisher Michael O'Doherty, solicitor Gerald Keane and his partner Lisa Murphy and publicist Joanne Byrne. Xpose presenter Karen Koster (John Maguire’s other half) was also there along with restaurateurs Kevin Thornton and Sebastian Massi.