Fade Street Social - The Restaurant

4.3
795 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Irish
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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
Tanja Johnson : (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
What 795 People Are Saying
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4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Food and wine are great! Unfortunately, it is so noisy, you can hardly hear the people you're dining with.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Would be nice to come up with a way to keep that beautiful steak a bit warm while it’s on the table in the pan

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LS
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Very loud and noisy restaurant. The ambiance was too hectic and the acoustics of the restaurant were poor. Food was reasonably OK, but very heavy items on the menu. Difficult to find anything lighter to eat.

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PE
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I am so disappointed to be writing this review. I have been here with my company a number of times over the years (but not recently) and was always very impressed with it.

I brought my wife as a treat for a special occasion. We arrived 20 minutes early and as our table was not ready we had a drink upstairs (no issue).

At the booked time we went down to the restaurant again but were left standing, waiting for a good 5/10 minutes before being seated. My wife's starter of scallops was good but my belly of pork was tepid and over cooked.

We both had rib eye steaks which arrived in a pan drowned in a thin/runny jus with no potatoes or vegetables. Unfortunately both of our steaks were very thin and chewy with little flavor or taste.

The waitress (the only positive of the whole night) asked if we enjoyed our meal I explained my disappointment and she notified the maître d (2), one male and one female) who were perfunctory in their inquiry and clearly were just going through the motions.

It was an early sitting and whilst the restaurant didn't appear that busy the front of house gave the impression that they were under severe pressure.

I was embarrassed that having spoken so highly of this restaurant to my wife, and others that we had this unfortunate experience.

I left it until today because the maître d indicated that they would be in touch, but obviously they haven't.

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A
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This place is definitely perfect for a girls (an boys and other) dinner on a weekend in Dublin. Great food, super friendly staff, energetic atmosphere. It was quite loud, so not for existential conversations, but ideal for fun night out. There is a great choice of tasty meat and fish and a very good wine selection. We had a great night out!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Chateaubrian eccellente qualità della carne davvero ottima cucinata con savoir-faire.
Consigliato

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CT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Celebrating my sons graduation. We went for lunch at 2.00pm . Staff were very nice and helpful. Food was lovely too. The atmosphere was very quiet. We were the only party in there at that time but that was probably because of the time we booked for. Overall very enjoyable.

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BF
6 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Restaurant one of the best in Dublin. Great food on the lower floor, lively bar in the middle, and a more quiet bar up stairs. The food was outstanding, for lack of better words, call it new Irish. Our waitress was outstanding (wish I could remember her name). Professional, knowledgeable, personable. A great meal in Dublin

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KF
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Mediocre food at expensive prices. Pizza was nothing exciting. Steak was fatty and lamb was just okay. Not worth the prices

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JF
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a good night, prices of food a little on the high side

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ES
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Very expensive. Main course came just as we had finished starter, no break

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LC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great evening but disappointed we were initially offered table with inadequate seating ie half a couch to sit on !

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NA
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and good service. Restaurant is lively and hence its not a quiet dinner location.

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G
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, great atmosphere and service. Only fault is the portion sizes. Food was delicious however!

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r
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

The restaurant was nice and service was great but I ordered tuna dish and frankly struggled to find actual signs of tuna. The flat bread was dry and heavy. The wine was really good and dessert was tasty and fab. Overall main dishes were disappointing so wouldn't go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a pleasure wonderful food attentive service great wine and prosecco

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CH
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Menu was underwhelming, but the food was very tasty, if a bit expensive - I've tasted as good elsewhere, you're really paying extra for the celeb name. Dining room was packed and noisy. Ironically, in spite of being told they would need our table back at 8pm, the service was so slow we hadn't finished by then. Staff were super helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Good meal but I won't be rushing back.

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B
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and good service. A bit overpriced as in London prices in Dublin.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The menu is just not understandable to anyone. Every table needed it explained and were still non the wiser about exactly what they were getting. I’d been before so had a vague idea..... simplicity and a shorter menu would work wonders for what is a good venue.

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PW
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent night great food and amazing staff my customers loved it.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Good food. Very noisy.
The main downside was the brusqueness of enforcing their 2 hour table policy. Another 10 minutes and we were ready to leave, but even though there were empty tables, and others that were there longer than us, we were told it was “time to go”. Unlikely we will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Very slow, music far too loud, food mediocre- not value for money.

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BH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Service was appalling. We waited 45 minutes for a table booked 2 weeks previously. Waited ages for drinks, menus and the bill.

My steak was very nice.

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GT
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Cocktails great, food good, service needed some work that night. We think it may be due to some larger tables that distracted the maitre d' and dominated the waiter's attention. Would have like to see the maitre d' manage that better.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant meal here. Strong menu and top service meant we had a great night

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DD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Nice food, nice place, but too much noise. Impossible to talk (restaurant). I recommend only for young people.

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RK
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed experience great food worth paying for

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KW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, buzzy atmosphere, excellent service...really enjoyed the night

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TE
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Far too noicy and the filet I had did not meet the standard you should have. I had a better piece of meat in Galway for half the price.

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JK
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A touch on the noisy side, but excellent food and wine. Interesting new menu. Cheerful good service

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great meal here, the service was outstanding!

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JL
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was outstanding. We had longer wait times than expected with service, it was just extremely busy while we were there. But the wait staff was very helpful and attentive otherwise.

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KK
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional, have been before and it did not disappoint this time either

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MN
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was very good, service was fine. It was a Saturday night, so it was busy and they wanted us in and out, as we had booked a table for 6.45, so I knew they’d be wanting it back around 9pm. They did come over at 9.15 to ask if we would mind moving, but it was done in a nice way and we were ready to leave. On the expensive side, a steak was €35 with nothing with it, all side orders extra. But overall very good.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great as always!!! We loved the food and the service was super friendly!

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T
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

My friend wasn't happy with the carrot starter and also found the pork too dry.
Everyone else seemed happy enough with their choices. However overall nobody was too happy with the value vs the food quality.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fade street was amazing. My family and I loved the atmosphere, the service was exceptional, and the food was amazing. We also really loved our cocktails!

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A
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My partner and I ate at Fade Street Social last Wednesday night. I had a voucher which I had misplaced but subsequently found and was 3 years out of date! I mentioned this prior to booking and they still agreed to honour it, which was a nice touch.

There was a great buzz in the restaurant when we arrived and we were shown directly to our table. I was a little disappointed by how close the tables were to eachother but decided not to request another as the place was busy and all the tables seemed a similar distance apart.

The staff were very friendly and competent and the food was absolutely delicious. We had the pork belly and oysters for starters followed by the chateaubriand, chips and garden vegetables
For dessert we ordered the cookie to share however the chocolate sphere arrived instead. When I brought this to their attention, there was no trouble in swapping it.

As mentioned the tables were very close together and when the couple beside us got up to leave, the lady knocked a wine glass off our table spilling the wine all over the floor. Although it was cleaned up quite promptly the wasted wine wasn't addressed by the lady nor the restaurant which I felt was a missed opportunity on the restaurant's part.

Overall though a very pleasant experience.

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B
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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s
13 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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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