Dillinger's

47 Ranelagh
Dublin 6
Phone: 01 497 8010

Dillinger's is, in essence, an American restaurant but in a good way. For a start, the raw materials are all excellent (the menu namechecks the likes of Toonsbridge buffalo mozzarella, Gubbeen, Kenmare crab and the like but it’s a great place for nachos, margaritas, baby back ribs and what have you. The “wangs” (chicken wings in chilli/salt/caramel coating are every bit as good as they sound. Some Italian influences, particularly on the wine list and in scattered outbreaks of gremolata.