An oldie but a goodie on Gin & Griddle today, with one of our favourite spots for a bite to eat, especially on a weekend afternoon, TriBeCa in Ranelagh. Of course it helps that they have the best chicken wings in Dublin (bold statement I know!). Actually there are two places that have the best wings in Dublin in my opinion, TriBeCa and Blue Bar in Skerries.
TriBeCa opened in 2001 so it is a longtime resident of Ranelagh. New York style, casual but grown up, is how they describe themselves. It’s a description that works for me too. We try to sit outside if we can. There’s heaters if it’s chilly, and great people watching to be done as TriBeCa is right on the main street in Ranelagh. Inside is ok too although it tends to be quite busy and noisy, with tables close together. The terrace outside is small with just a handful of tables, so I recommend reserving in advance.
Cocktails to start with a Bloody Mary (€8) and a Mojito (€10). We followed these with Spicy Buffalo chicken wings, celery, Cashel blue cheese dip (€13.95) to share. It’s a big portion so there’s more enough between 2 or more. There’s always just the right amount of sauce and spice and an excellent blue cheese dip accompaniment. Just writing this and I’m craving TriBeCa’s buffalo chicken wings!
With a small break to digest, we moved onto main courses. His Favourite is the TriBeCa burger which comes with cashel blue cheese, bacon,tomato chilli relish & rocket and is served with fries (€15.50). I chose one of my favourites too, the Cobb Salad with grilled chicken, bacon, avocado, cashel blue cheese, cherry tomato, spring onion, egg, honey mustard dressing (€14.95). I swapped the cashel blue cheese for mozzarella.
The food in TriBeCa is always good. Simple and casual, nothing too complicated with a menu of burgers, salads, sandwiches, omelettes, pasta with a few meat & fish dishes also. Our total bill including a bottle of Muscadet (well priced at €25) came to €87.40 (not including service).
We go back to TriBeCa often. It’s nice in a city that has new restaurants and cafes popping up all the time, that this one is still here doing what it does best.
TriBeCa | 65 Ranelagh, Dublin 6 | (01) 4974174 | INFO@TRIBECA.IE