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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.

4-6 Fade Street
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 NF77
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary European

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 17:00 - 22:30

Saturday - Sunday: 13:00 - 22:30

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
€30 and under

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 604 0066

Website:
http://www.fadestreetsocial.com/gastro-bar/

Entertainment:
On weekend nights, our resident DJ's, plays the latest mix of tunes, in a relaxed, trendy setting.

Parking Details:
Drury St Car Park is situated next to Fade St Social

Public Transport:
George's St for bus/taxi service. St Stephen's Green for Luas/tram line

Executive Chef:
Dylan McGrath

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

Additional:
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

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4.4

Overall Rating

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Food

4.4

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.3

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (33)
Group Bookings (33)
People Watching (32)
Tasting Menu (31)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
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Notable Wine List (26)
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent spot to get small but really tasty tapas. Amazing wine list also

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Casual, Paleo Friendly
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Food5
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

Enjoyed it but as it was tapas and it all came out at the same time, some of it was cold by the time we got to eat it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience3
Service3
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·Dined on 15 November 2017

3rd time at Fade Steet, food was amazing, as always, but their service could be increased - quite hard to get the attention of the staff, and had to ask 3 times for the bill. But the food will keep me coming back

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 14 November 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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Food5
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 (New England)·Dined on 14 November 2017

food is amazing, staff super friendly, 10/10

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

I went with 2 friends to Fade Street Social for Tapas on Saturday, while the food was delicious and services was quick I was disappointed that I was not allowed order the chocolate sphere desert I was sitting in the wrong part of the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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Food4
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Service2
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching
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Food3
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Service5
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·Dined on 6 November 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Really great find in Dublin center! Great for dates, couples or groups, special occasions or just a night out. Great selection of & super service. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
Ambience1
Service4
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 4 November 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas
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Food2
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

Great staff inedible some dishes and very bad value
Love the main restaurant won’t be back to the bar for food

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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Food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on 30 October 2017

Amaaaazing!! Quality price amazing....

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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Innovative food served with style. Lovely setting too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
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Value2

 
·Dined on 25 October 2017

Excellent food. Good atmosphere. Every ingredient carefully thought out and dishes presented beautifully. It's pricey for Tapas though.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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Food5
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Service3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 19 October 2017

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.

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Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on 13 October 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 12 October 2017

Definite party for my mouth! Had 6 dishes between us and loved them all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Tapas, People Watching
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Food4
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Service2
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 11 October 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas
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Food3
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·Dined on 8 October 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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Food4
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Service5
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Fun atmosphere and fun food. Great place to go with a group of friends

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Food5
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

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!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun
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Food5
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Really enjoyed my night here, lovely food and cocktails. Service was very good and great advice on what tapas to pick when we asked. Will 100% be back

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Highly recommend the pork belly and Parmesan truffle pasta. Make sure you'll when you make your reservation you specify if you want a table or shared seating.

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Food5
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 (Dallas)·Dined on 22 September 2017

We were on vacation with friends from the US and London. Our server (wish I could remember his name) was outstanding in helping us with the menu. He shared his personal favorites and the most popular dishes. We selected several of those and were not disappointed. The mini goat cheese logs were a big hit with our group. As was the truffle pasta and charred tuna loin and charred point end steak. They had a good wine list - not as extensive as we might have hoped, but we found some good wines to share. The atmosphere is really high energy. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and would go back, if ever in Dublin. Service was downgraded only because in a tapas restaurant, it is so hard to keep up with all of the tables. We found ourselves looking for our server a couple of times. Did not spoil the evening though.

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Food4
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Service5
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·Dined on 18 September 2017

Had a great night for my daughter's birthday. Service was great and food as usual was delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

Fade Street Social was sublime as usual. I had the point end steak and skinny fries. Also the cep mushrooms as a side. The wine list, like the menu is extensive. I had several proseccos. Everything came within a reasonable time, and I had no issue. Why I wonder is this steak only cooked medium rare?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Casual, Organic
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Food4
Ambience3
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Value3

 
·Dined on 13 September 2017

Good service, good food nice decor and ambiance. Tables were a little too close together - the aroma of next doors crab didn't mix nicely with the taste of my dessert and tables had to be shuffled to allow us to escape.
Good place for unique tapas style food and drinks. Don't expect a big feed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 9 September 2017

This place specializes in small plates, similar to tapas, and the food is fantastic! My wife and I like good food, and we both were really enthusiastic about the food here. We had soft shell crab in sesame spice flour with miso mayonnaise, octopus carpaccio, chargrilled leeks with shaved
Parmesan, duck egg and hazelnut mayonnaise, and crispy salt cod brandade and squid
with pickled red pepper, chick peas and chorizo. All was fabulous! My mouth is watering just from typing this. Wine selection was the best we saw during our Ireland vacation. Very special place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 8 September 2017

Wife and I went for the Tapas. Really loud - like eating in a crowded bar. There were 3 seating options that I could see: 1) we sat at the long table in the middle of the room with the "saddle" seating. Not recommended as your neighbors are literally sitting shoulder to shoulder with you, and it's impossible to have a conversation without yelling at the top of your lungs. 2) sit at the bar: still crowded but at least this option affords the option of sitting next to your date, so you can turn to face your date and slightly ignore the people sitting right next to you. 3) there are small tables for what looked like parties of 4. Maybe they sit parties of 2 there also, but they seemed a little less crammed then the long table. So, if you're a soft-spoken person, this is not the restaurant for you. If you have a booming voice, you'll have no problem.

The food is very good. Tapas style: small tasting dishes, perfect for sharing. We had the lobster "hot dog" (a lobster roll) which was very good. Bread plate was yummy. Cheese air bag was good. Some sort of salmon on a cracker, which was meh. We had 1 other, which I can't recall. Bottom line: about 4+ dishes per 2 people.

Very good cocktails, wine, beer selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food1
Ambience4
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 8 September 2017

Food was very disappointing, lacked flavour, cocktails 🍹 excellent and friendly service. When we complained about food, it was handled well and we were offered free deserts which was nice. However wouldn't recommend for food, much better food available elsewhere

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 4 September 2017

Excellent food once again. Their dished are unique and very tasty. Although it's somewhat pricy, it's well worth it seeing the overall quality and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

We really loved the atmosphere of the gastro bar. The service was terrific (our waitress was terrific) - great wine and tapas. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Tapas, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food2
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·Dined on 1 September 2017

I had made a reservation in advance. They seemed to not care and put us in an very awkward group seating area. They would not give us seating that was more private. I also was not a huge fan of the food.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Special Occasion
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Food5
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

The most amazing food I have ever tasted. Topped off with brilliant service - fade street never disappoints!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

The service was great and the food was delicious but the portion (crab meat hot dog) was absolutely tiny, for the money I would have expected twice as much.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 26 August 2017

Very enjoyable experience. Great atmosphere for a Saturday night. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful and though it was quite busy we were never waiting long. Impressive wine list and we enjoyed our bottle of red. Food was very tasty and a wide variety. Only issues I had were with the portion size. We got three tapas each but the portions were on the small size, especially for what you are paying. it is very good quality food but I'd expect six tapa's to be more than enough for us both which I didn't feel it was. Dessert was great but €4.25 for a coffee is too steep.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 25 August 2017

Good was 'okay' . Nothing new whatsoever, since I was last there 6 months ago. Menus tired and a bit grubby. Gin and tonics watery, ice logged. It's fine. Wouldn't be rushing back. I think it's had its day and is flying on its reputation, but it's a bit jaded now.

Tags: Comfort Food
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Food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 21 August 2017

We ate in Gastro Pub area. The food was "tapas" small plates. All were great. A bit noisy but not too bad.

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Food5
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

We had tapas in The Gastro Bar in Fade St on Saturday night, the food was so delicious with beautiful procecco and cocktails for dessert in the bar, we had a wonderful night 10 out of 10 for food and service and will be back soon.

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Food5
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·Dined on 15 August 2017

Food really good but expensive for what u get. Service was excellent. Wine really good. Loved the gesture of the half price cocktail after food . There were 3 of us dining and got the option of sitting outside which was excellent because it was a beautiful day/evening on Tuesday and we weren't rushed off the table. The only downside which was extremely annoying was the 10 beggars who approached our table at different stages throughout the evening.
We ate from the Tapas Menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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