Fade Street Social - The Restaurant

4.4
757 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Irish
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Quite simply a menu designed to support the very best of homegrown produce. The food is assembled in an uncomplicated way that relies on its freshness to shine through as the real hero. We are committed to bringing to the plate all that is great from the best of Irish produce, at a time when it is important to support the value, the effort and commitment of our Irish producers and farmers. These people are an inspiration to us; through their passion they are continuously evolving with a determination to be proud of what we do on this rapidly developing food island.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Irish, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday: 17:00 - 22:30

Thursday - Friday: 12:30 - 14:30 and 17:00 - 23:00

Saturday: 17:00 - 23:00

Sunday: 17:00 - 22:30
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Phone number
(01) 604 0066
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Dylan McGrath
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Private Party Facilities
Please contact our Head of Events Nicole Souza for any special event requests.
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Private Party Contact
Nicole Souza: (01) 901 2268
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Parking Details
Drury St. Car Park is situated beside Fade Street Social
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Public Transit
George's Street for Bus/Taxi
St Stephen's Green for luas/tram lines
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
757 reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
59%
Very Good
26%
Good
10%
Fair
4%
Poor
1%
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food ... beef, veg and deserts... tender, tasty and different 👍

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

I am sorry to say that Fade Street Social was our most expensive yet least favorite meal while in dublin. We started with the pumpkin flatbread with mushrooms and pork belly which was ok. I had the salmon which in is itself was unseasoned and placed on a bed of lettuce and tomato with a hot, fishy, watery cream sauce that was inedible. My wife ordered the filet of beef in a tarragon sauce that was very salty. The waiter never checked in on is to see if we liked the meals. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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OT
5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

My friend had just moved to Dublin and we were celebrating her arrival. The food, service and literally everything was amazing! We were absolutely stuffed and a little tipsy.... for not very much money!!

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j
5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

A really fantastic experience, the food was excellently prepared, but in a unique and enjoyable way. definitely worth going out of your way to enjoy. Service was very professional.

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MP
4.0Dined on 10 July 2018

fantastic food, great service.
Acustic terrible. Impossible to speak due to the high level of noise.

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SR
2.0Dined on 7 July 2018

A good evening, but very overpriced for the style of food and value.

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OT
5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Best food in town! Amazing service - just over all best restaurants with simple quality products!

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OT
5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

What a delicious meal and great atmosphere! Love everything about this place!

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PL
4.0Dined on 26 June 2018

We reserved a table online for 8.15 and the table was ready on time. The restaurant was almost full (seemed crowded) when we arrived and (it depends on various factors), it was either noisy or atmospheric; for me, a little on the noisy side. It got quiet later and was much more pleasant. Bar one hiccup, the waiters were acceptably attentive without being overbearing (but then it was busy and this was our first visit so we can't say what it is normally like). The hiccup was that it took 5 minutes to get the dessert menu and another 20 or so minutes before we were asked if we would like to order desert. By that time, our time had run out and we had to leave; this was a pity - I was intrigued to find out what 'banoffee in a glass' was all about. (yes, we could have called a waiter etc....).
The food was cooked to perfection and was very tasty and enjoyable. The house special side of carrots and peas is a must and works great with their chunky chips (I nearly forgot about the lamb!). The portions were perfect although considering the size (and noise) of the restaurant, probably just a tad too many Euro (2 starters & 2 mains €85). We left well fed. The waiters were pleasant and excepting the dessert, the service was very good. The decor, lighting etc was for me, restaurant-perfect; comfortable, not too dark, not to light. Overall, we enjoyed our visit with dessert being the only let-down. I'd recommend a visit - see what you think.

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SC
5.0Dined on 25 June 2018

The food and cocktails were outstanding! We dined here the day we arrived and returned back to the restaurant on our last day as well. The stews are absolutely delicious, especially rabbit stew.

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OT
3.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Didn’t live up to expectations . Food very average and service very slow given the restaurant was only half full.

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E
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

A very enjoyable experience. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was friendly, courteous and very professional. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone, it was a fun night and it’s now on my list of places to eat regularly. Well done to all the staff that made this occasion special.

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KG
3.0Dined on 16 June 2018

This is a great place for a lively meal with friends, the noise level is high, its very busy and everything happens at pace, don't sit on the outside if you don't want a waiter hitting the back of your seat every two minutes !!!
The food and service are very good, but its not a great place for a quiet relaxing meal with your nearest and dearest, give it a go, I might just be getting too old for these kind of places.

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FW
4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Fantastic as always - great food and outstanding service

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OT
2.0Dined on 3 June 2018

We were disappointed having had great experiences with the tapas at FSS in the past. Service was slow - 30 mins before anyone asked if we wanted a drink and 45 mins between starter and main course. My wife had the mushroom ravioli which was 2 slivers pasta and a shovel of mushrooms and my fillet steak was overdone and dry (and expensive). We left without desert or coffee because the whole experience was just a bit flat.

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TK
4.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Excellent service, great food and lovely atmosphere!

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OT
5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Drinks are amazing. Food is easy to share. Great atmosphere.

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RM
5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Really great find was recommended by a friend... I will be back for sure. The food was amazing and a credit to the chef. Table staff were really helpful also. 5 star

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OT
5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

The atmosphere and food was excellent. Other than the ladies toilets being out of order and we had to use the facilities next door it could not be faulted.

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PR
3.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Everything was fine except the toilets.
Having no running water in your toilets is unacceptable.

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EW
5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Food that looked good and tasted divinely. And a member of our party who is celiac was not restricted is what they could eat. A great night out.

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OT
2.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Very poor service , our wine was left in ice bucket at another table , we spent half our main course with empty glasses before we could get someone to locate our wine

Waitress never returned with our change

Food was good

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DM
3.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Very trendy restaurant but limited menu. We at in the main restaurant it was overpriced for what you got. €28 for a flatbread, flatbread was good but not worth the €€. Was very loud,

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RI
5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

Wonderful food,a carnivore’s heaven with a positive twist!! Great,friendly service!!! Would go for dinner there every time we visit Dublin...

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NM
3.0Dined on 13 May 2018

We searched online top restaurants and up popped Fade street. My daughter loves steak so i decided to go with that. The place looks Amazing we were very impressed. We were welcomed in and taken to our table. We booked for 9:45pm, which I appreciate is late.
Our server was Not Helpful, was disconnected and disinterested, we felt like we were keeping him back by our late booking(my assumption).
There was no vegetarian options and if you didn’t like bread or raw tuna there was little else to eat.
My daughter said it was the Best steak she ever had worldwide.
We Really enjoyed our desserts. Other staff were courteous and friendly.
I honestly expected more, more on the menu and the server could have taken more time to explain things when we asked also.
Our night was marred by poor staff and a limited menu. Your place is fantastic thou and the food we got was delicious.

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RC
5.0Dined on 7 May 2018

The best restaurant experience in Dublin. We're serious -- we felt so welcomed, the food was beyond the beyond, the wine top notch, the desert 'to die for' - the salad had the best greens I may every have eaten in my life - and I am a salad aficionado ...my partner had lamb he described as "exquisite" -- I am a vegan and was in heaven there -- just the best.

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L
5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

My favourite venue in Dublin as it has everything: a rooftop terrace, cocktail bar, bistro and restaurant. Perfect for having a drink before heading down to the restaurant. The staff were lovely and obliging. The food is consistently delicious. It is a vibrant and therefore busy venue, but if it's a buzzing local atmosphere you are after it's just perfect. Book for an earlier dinner seating if you want to catch the best cuts of beef.

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AD
5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Service at Fade Street is phenomenal. Staff are so attentive and personable. Been here a couple of times and though it is pricey, they maintain a consistently high standard in the food they produce.

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VP
4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Great location : Lovely service - food recommendations were offered which was very helpful - super cocktails - service was really fast - portions were generous - taste was heavenly - ambience was cool, casual, classy but not stuffy . Will be back again.

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FR
4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Very nice evening with friends.. We had a voucher offer which was exceptional value. Food and wine lovely . Staff really friendly. It was a nice way to spend Friday evening.

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G
3.0Dined on 4 May 2018

The server over sold the amount of food needed to order. The servings were very generous and we left a lot of food.

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SJ
1.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Very disappointed. I live abroad and had heard a lot about this restaurant. It didn't live up to expectations at all, over priced for mediocre food.

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GM
5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Great service. Nice venue. Good food

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LM
2.0Dined on 28 April 2018

My husband and I didn't feel there was much on the menu for our preference. My husband didn't order a starter as there wasn't one he liked. We ordered chunky fries as a side and got bacon fries with truffle oil...but as we hadn't been there before, we just thought that's how they come. It was only when we got the bill, we realised we were given the wrong ones (which we didn't really like, as the truffle oil was overpowering). We found it over-priced and unfortunately won't be going back

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CD
3.0Dined on 23 April 2018

The service was very good and the staff were lovely. In my opinion the food is very over rated and over priced, the food was ok, small portions but even the main courses such as streak for 35 euro comes with no side are all, it is extra and the quality wasn't better than other places I have been. The cocktails were very very nice and the location is very cool and creative so think it would be personal preference

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P
2.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Hi.. ive heard a lot of good things about the place in the past so i said ill call in.. very nice looking place etc.. but the fillet was over done and slightly tough after i had asked for it to be medium..there was no blood visible whatsoever... i told my friends about this the next day and that the foid in there has not being good for a while.. ill be going back to brassie 66... but glad i gave it a go..
I was asked how was my meal at one point half way though and i replied not great that its a little over done and he said ok very good.. i presumed he didnt hear me.. i think perhaps he was asking out of politness and didnt really want or expect to hear a complaint.. im an easy going guy so i just left it.. as over all the gentleman and the girl serbing us were nice
Ps i have never written a complaint/comment before and regret that i didnt take a photo so i could send you on the steak so you could see how over done it was..
Regards
Paul

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LC
5.0Dined on 18 April 2018

The food was incredible. We had the flatbread to start, which were melt in the mouth heaven. For main there was a mix of meat dishes and vegetarian dishes with the potato croquettes and blackened cauliflower for sides. We ate so much we couldn't move. We just couldn't stop eating it was so good. We accompanied the meal with delicious gin cocktails and wine. For desert, a sane person would have passed after the volume of food consumed, but no. We had to try. Custard and the walnut cookie....totally worth it! Spectacular food. Faultless service. A really enjoyable evening.

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AG
4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

The waiter did not approach our table neither when we had starters nor during the main meal in order to check whether everything was fine with food etc. Had to look for him in order to ask for some assistance.
Only heard this question from a Duty Manager who brought us the bill.

Quite disappointed!

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AM
5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Excellent staff who can strike a balance between being attentive and not stuffy or intrusive. The menu speaks for itself. A very professional uncomplicated menu with some amazing food choices. The food was outstanding with each course matching and surpassing the one before. Was a toss up between here and MPW and more than happy that we chose this restaurant. Can't speak more highly of my experience. Thanks

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M
2.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Pretty disappointed with the food in this place. The rib eye was incredibly tough, and definitely not worth the 36 euro I paid for it. I've frequently had better steak from Tesco.

My vegetarian partner was told the salads ordered as a large version would substitute for a main. What turned up was literally a bag of leaves tipped into a bowl, with 3 slices of carrot in it. Definitely not a main, one of the worst salads Ive ever seen, and not worth the price on the menu.

Chunky Chips and charred cauliflower were delicious, and the waiter was lovely.
Great service, but really sub-par food for the menu prices. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone and won't be going back.

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