About Fade Street Social - The Gastro Bar
This exciting City Centre Tapas bar positioned in the new hub of Dublin’s dining scene is a sharing concept designed to allow simple, seasonal, innovative dishes in small tapas-style bursts of flavour.
Whether you’re going to the theatre, coming back from show or just enjoying the company of friends this is a casual experience that is always fun and engaging.
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 NF77
Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary European
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 17:00 - 22:30
Saturday - Sunday: 13:00 - 22:30
€30 and under
(01) 604 0066
On weekend nights, our resident DJ's, plays the latest mix of tunes, in a relaxed, trendy setting.
Drury St Car Park is situated next to Fade St Social
George's St for bus/taxi service. St Stephen's Green for Luas/tram line
Private Party Facilities:
Upstairs tapas lounge seats 40 for dinner, or 50-80 for finger food and drinks reception with private access to heated Winter Garden roof terrace.
Private Party Contact:
Nicole Souza: (01) 901 2268
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Fade Street Social - The Gastro Bar Ratings and Reviews
i took some french hotelier there seats very uncomfortable. over priced for small portions service bad food coming out in drips and drabs. every body finished and my food came out 10 min later after asking waitress wa it on the way. felt we were sitting on top of the people at the other table
We visited here on a Saturday evening, could only get a table booked for 9.15, but I think that's when this place really comes into its own! Within 15 minutes of us being in the bistro, the few tables around us that were empty were completely filled!
Although pricey, it's 100% worth every penny. Such creative and delicious dishes to choose from and the wine and cocktails are spectacular! We had one particular rum-based one (wish I could remember the name!) which might be the best cocktail I have EVER tasted!
Really attentive staff who were great at helping us decide on what dishes to get as there were so many to choose from.
If you are visiting Dublin and really want to celebrate or push the boat out, this is the place to be!
I have been to Fade Street Gastrobar many times in the past 2 years. The location is great for a casual fun dinner, as there are many bars around. The atmosphere is quite buzzy, so this is great for a friends gathering or first date, but it is not a very intimate quiet place, if that's what you are looking for.
Food is delicious, tapas are good size and some are definitely very creative and all of them delicious! If you are vegetarian/vegan or intolerant to any allergens though, I would probably not recommend going here though. I only noticed this this time as the friend I had dinner with is lactose-intolerant and it turned out to be a little tough for us, as most dishes had dairy in them, as well as meat or eggs/dairy.
I have eaten here a couple of times and i was excited to dine again with my family for a Christmas get together.
We had two tables put together that wobbled throughout - i discretely highlighted this to the hostess who simply agreed the table was in fact wobbly and she had experienced problems with this before (?!) but wouldn't move us to another table despite there being tables available.
In general i rave about the food in Fade Street but as the dishes all came so slowly with huge gaps in between it was difficult to enjoy. Our largest share dishes (whole chicken & steak) were cold and when we were given orders from another table - we waited longer again to receive our actual orders.
I think there was a communication issue as we had to remind our server what we had ordered multiple times.
The popcorn chicken and tempura prawns however were delicious and i quite enjoyed the seasonal veg & hollandaise!
After waiting and waiting for our mains we were then told that we could look at the desert menu but we only have 15 minutes to order/eat our desserts and if we wanted tea or coffee we needed to include it in that 15 minutes - this was a mix up with another table when in fact we had 40 minutes. The desert was delicious but we were left with a bad taste in our mouth feeling like we were under time pressure to eat it!
I get it - Christmas is a great opportunity to flip as many tables as possible and get people in and out. I have to say i did not enjoy the experience in Fade Street at all. I didn't have overly high expectations for a casual dining experience but even at that i was disappointed.
Well I went here on my own as I was away on business. The reception I got was very welcoming and I sat at the bar so I could watch the chefs at work & not feel so conscious about being on my own. The atmosphere was great really lively with lots of beautiful dishes being plated up to watch. It was recommended that you have 2 to 3 dishes . I chose the truffle pasta which was absolutely delicious with the charred tuna. I liked the charred tuna although personally would have preferred it cooked for a bit longer . I had the baby banofee for dessert which has got to be on of the best desserts I have had for ages. Lovely ice cream floating on salted caramel with a crunchy base. I would definitely go back but this time take a few people so we could really do some damage to the menu
Food = amazing. The service was appalling unlike our previous visit which was excellent. Reservation was at 8pm, the table was not ready at 8pm & we were asked to wait in the upstairs bar & that we would be called when ready. 20mins later no-one called, I found someone & they said the table was ready, we got seated at 8.30pm. The food was excellent. The service was slow and very hard to get the waiters attention (i.e.) there was 2 extra bowls of chips put on our table, we told the waiter we didn't order them, he went off came back & more or less threw them on the table & said they are for you. We again said it to a waitress that we didn't order them, she said she would get our waiter but he never showed. When we ordered 2 cocktails & a short (from a manger) only 1 cocktail arrived after 15mins. We asked a waitress were the other drinks on the way, she said I'll get your waiter, again he never showed. When we asked another manager where the other drinks on their way she said no because they wanted the table back for 10pm, it was 9.50pm. We explained that we weren't seated til 8.30pm, We also mentioned that the service was very slow & inconsistent, she did ask in what way & the only way we could put it was headless chickens. She said our waiter was new, we said that he shouldn't have been on, on such a busy night. She apologized & let us stay at the table. When the bill came we were charged for the extra fries that we didn't order. But the biggest shocker was that they had the cheek to add 12.5% service charge. The manger did comp two drinks and 1 fries and took off the additional 2 fries off the bill however was trying to say that the service charge was normal for group bookings. We said that we did get some service so we would leave what we thought was acceptable, she had to clear this with another manager, which took more time. Overall a very special birthday for my wife was marred by the bad service.
It was our first time in gastro pub, it was a great experience, something different, we were kind of hungry so small portions wasn't ideal, but the taste of food was good enough. If you go for drinks and few bites it is perfect place. We were looking for proper food, so ended up spending fortune on all those starter portions. Well, at least we know now what it's like.
I selected this restaurant for my birthday dinner and first night in Dublin, as the menu looked creative with lots of fresh local ingredients. I didn't realize all dishes were tapas, and smallish sizes for tapas. Every dish we ordered seemed to have a heavy cheese/mayonnaise sauce to it. For a bunch of small light dishes, the end result seemed to be a lot of similar heavy cheesy dishes. These were not the fresh vegetables I expected when ordering asparagus, and other dishes. The restaurant has a great hip young vibe, seemed to be buzzing, etc. I think you have to take a lot of time to understand the menu. For example, when ordering cod, we had two thumbnail pieces of code on a heavy cheesy underlayer. It wasn't what was expected.
I love this place, have been many times and the food and service is always great.
I noticed a couple of changes that need to be addressed, they have taken their Languedoc wine off the menu, which I loved. Also the dish that was always spectacular, the truffle pasta (tapas, gastro bar) used to have tons of grated parmesan hanging over the edges of the dish, this has sadly been taken away. Portions have got a little smaller gradually. But I still do love the flavours of the food, second to none. The service was wonderful, I like the way they stagger the dishes in such an informal manner so you never know what you'll get first. Always nice to either start with a drink up in their cocktail bar or end with or even both! I'll be back, a big fan.
Food was fabulous. Really enjoyed our meal. However we found the waiter was very anxious to take away our food. He was on top of us the minute we put down our forks and even swiped away chips and our deserts that were not finished. But overall a lovely evening
Customer service was exceptional right from our entry into the restaurant. The front desk was really friendly and the waitress assigned to our table (Tess) was patient and gave good hints. The Mohito Mondays cocktails were excellent, particularly the spicy and passionfruit ones. The ambience was perfect for a small group dinner, and the tapas plates were delicious. Would recommend highly.
The food and wine were both really excellent and the restaurant was beautifully set.
The lengthy introduction about the menu at the start was a bit overwhelming.
Unfortunately, there was a huge stag party (20+) in at the time who were incredibly loud and made several speeches. I saw one staff member ask them to be quiet but it fell on deaf ears. It was hard to have a conversation and I thought a manager could have been more forceful. Just bad luck on our part - I think it would otherwise have been a fantastic night.
The food was very good. One of the servers came to ask if we were familiar with the menu and recommended a lot of great options as soon as we sat down. After we ordered the food and drinks came out quickly but then we were essentially forgotten about. Lesson is to order what you want right away and be prepared for a longer experience after you order. Price for what we received was absolutely fair. Overall well worth it.
This was the third time in Fade St. Social Gastro Bar and it was the worst of them all:
-Clumsy explanation of the dishes
-bad humour by the employee
-way too much waiting time between dishes.
The food itself was 4-stars - which is good - but everything else on this day didn't really work. Maybe a bad day in the Office, I assume.
Great food , couldn't fault it .
Service was a little all over the place and not well managed , our plates were taken after our first tapas dish but then had to be replaced , ordered coffee but never received it. Not a big deal but it wasnt overly busy so shouldn't have happened. But overall we had a great night.
Casual yet sophisticated, my wife and I loved the surroundings and enjoyed the chance to sit at the bar and watch the chefs prepare meals. Our hostess and then our waitress were welcoming, warm and helpful. The music was current beat-driven lounge at just the right volume. You can dress presentably, nicely or deck out and feel comfortable in the setting. The menu is varied with creative combinations within a single dish - however, the only knock - at least on this night - was the tuna and steak didn't live up to the marvelous presentation. Don't leave without trying the bread and mushroom butter, however - incredible.
Regulars here every time we got out in town. It's without doubt the nicest place in Dublin for outstanding food and service. Every dish is delicious. Atmosphere is awesome. we always like to sit at the bar to have a good nosey at the chefs at work. Cannot compliment FSS enough, Love it!!!
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