Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street

4.3
624 reviews
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€30 and under
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
Located a hop, skip and a jump from Grafton Street, there’s a simple idea behind Fallon & Byrne and it’s this: we believe in wonderful food, fine wine and great company. Spread over four floors in a stunning heritage building, Fallon & Byrne is Dublin’s award-winning foodie mecca and THE place to consummate your love of all things delicious. The elegant brasserie-style Restaurant is housed upstairs where light streams through tall windows into one of the city’s most handsome rooms, that also features a stylish cocktail bar. Serving modern Irish bistro-style fare in a buzzy & relaxed setting, our rib-eye steak & frites and Knickerbocker Glory are particularly renowned. For a pre or post-dinner drink, pay a visit the beautiful Wine Cellar and be sure to make time to look around our famous gourmet Food Hall on the ground floor.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, Irish, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Tuesday: 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 9pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm
Friday: 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 11pm
Saturday: 6pm - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm and 6pm - 11pm
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Phone number
(01) 472 1000
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Tom Meenaghan
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Private Party Facilities
On the second floor above the Restaurant is the Ballroom, Fallon & Byrne's private dining space. Catering for between 50 and 150 very welcome guests, the Ballroom plays host to every type of event from weddings and parties to private lunches and dinners.
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Private Party Contact
Ciara Macken: (01) 472 1011
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Catering
We offer a full range of hot meals, salads and sandwiches from our gourmet deli, available for delivery to your office, home or venue.
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Public Transit
LUAS from St. Stephen's Green
All Dame Street and George's Street Buses
Dublin Bikes station located right outside Fallon & Byrne
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 624 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn't fault anything. Christmas lunch menu was gorgeous. All 4 of us were very happy with the food. Lovely wine. Lovely atmosphere and simple but cosy decor. Impressed and will return. Most perfect for a girls lunch.

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AB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Although I seat meat, I chose both a vegetarian starter and main course because they sounded so delicious, and the food lived up to the billing. My companion had the burger which was terrific too.

Beautiful dining room, worth a visit to experience the classic elegance. I’d booked for 2 people and was delighted with a very generous table, unusual to have space these days.

Staff were friendly and efficient.

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TD
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Came here after my sons graduation. Lovely as always. My go to for celebrations in the city centre.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with a vegan menu upon request, food was great and very healthy, a lot of wine options, professional and friendly service! Came here for my one year anniversary and it was the perfect evening!

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

The food was lovely but the poor staff seemed to be under a lot of pressure and we were rushed out after just receiving our desserts. They were very apologetic and it clearly wasn't their fault. I fully understand that bookings are changing all the time, but perhaps some electronic notification that we would have to vacate the table by a certain time would have been helpful. Will definitely come again, but probably not til long after the Christmas rush.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

I appreciate it is the Christmas party season but perhaps guests can be pre-warned before booking as my rare night out with my wife, without the kids, was pretty much spoiled due to large parties...

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E
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was of the highest quality, especially the scallops and the duck was very tasty. Service was quick, though attentive without being overbearing. Very busy early on Thursday evenings, which meant noise levels were a little too high for our liking, but would appeal to others.

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JF
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Group of 8 people, good service, fast, the Christmas menu was with plenty of choices and good price; nice wine list. just thank you for a good experience and coming back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing food, would highly recommend

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KM
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fab food, friendly staff, buggy friendly and great ambience. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always

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AD
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed our recent visit to F&B
Great food and helpful and attentive staff
Even managed to share some of an adjoining tables wine with us which we enjoyed
Not sure our neighbors did!
We will be back

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CC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fun venue with great food - had the Goats cheese with Beetroot followed by the Hake - delicious!

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TM
7 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Entertaining a visiting friend from abroad who requested a vegan menu ! Fantastic selection- she was very impressed. Service was superb and staff super helpful

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JB
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food and service excellent, however fairly expensive for lunch

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DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Enjoyable, but quite expensive for what we had (2 mains, a cheese board, 3 glasses of wine). Food over salted for my taste.

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F
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a fab dining experience here on Thursday night. My only criticism would be that the waitress was not very familiar with the menu or wines. Overall though I really enjoyed the meal and will definitely return.

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GO
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Dined there with a friend. We chose our options from the pretheatre menu. Smoked salmon starter was nice. Salmon main course was average and not particularly flavoursome.

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G
9 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Although noisy the evening was great with a variety of excellent food and wine.

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DR
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The service was good, but the place was far too noisy for Business Meals

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C
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Throughly enjoyed it also staff very helpful with my dads walking aid

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RS
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

My main course of the hake was very salty. It was difficult to eat.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Simply excellent. Exceeded my expectations and offered wonderful food and great service. Good wine selection available at fair prices.
We will be back.

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k
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Very good service - delicious scallops - poor quality small rib-eye steak -

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AC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant I had the hake and it was fabulous my companion had the spicy lamb special and was disappointed with it.
Staff was friendly and welcoming. Overall a positive experience.

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HA
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Taken promptly to our pre-booked table. Staff courteous and attentive. Food was excellent - comfortable environment and great place to relax with friends, no pressure to vacate table - booking recommended.

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P
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, the staff were very attentive and obliging. We had a mixed group in terms of dietary requirements and everyone enjoyed their food. We also had some cocktails with our meal which were very tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful night in Fallon & Byrne. This place never fails to impress me. My date was equally impressed. Food was beautifully presented and tasted divine. We had the Halibut.
Service was excellent.

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MM
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant, loved the atmosphere, fab food and drinks menu. Excellent service. I’d highly recommend this restaurant from any occasion

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EO
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I came here with family to celebrate my graduation and everyone was so impressed. Such a nice ambiance with friendly & professional staff and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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F
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Starter and dessert very good.The main of beef burger...disappointing.Chicken risotto and salmon good.
Service v.good but was efficient rather than friendly.
Really liked the setting and ambience.
Would go again ...but,could not recommend set menu

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EM
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed the pre theatre menu which is available all Sunday evening. While the menu is small, there was something suitable for all four of our party.
The wait staff were helpful, very obliging and polite.
The only negative point I would mention was the lack of wines available under €30. There was only one each of red and white wine out of a substantial list for under €30.
That said, I will definitely visit again soon.

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KF
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner here to celebrate my mum's 60th birthday and it was a really lovely evening. The restaurant itself looks beautiful and has a really nice atmosphere. The food is delicious - I had the pumpkin soup to start and the chicken breast with mushroom risotto as a main, and both were fantastic. The waiting staff were attentive without being at all overbearing, and our waiter was so lovely to bring out some ice cream with a candle for my mum - a lovely touch. Just a shame we were all so full that we couldn't enjoy some desserts! A reason to return, I think. All top notch and I'd definitely recommend to others.

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HH
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We visited on a Sunday night with the family (5 adults) before going to a concert. The food was delicious, service impeccable and the noise level very low. My mother-in-law can't walk stairs, so we appreciated the accessibility by lift. Tried a range of different food among us, everyone was satisfied - they also have a good selection of vegetarian dishes. Combined with the concert we went to that night, this was a perfect end to our weekend trip to Dublin.

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RM
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Our food was ok, but that’s all, nothing spectacular, the service wasn’t great,there’s a big difference between the friendliness of the waiting staff, we were served 2 people ,one was very friendly while the other was non communicative, it was expensive for what you got, a glass of Chardonnay was €9.50, we declined .

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KM
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always Fallon & Byrne is one of the best restaurants in Dublin!

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O
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

all good very good staff really lovely desert. I was very happy

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LO
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Turned up 7 mins early for the pre theatre menu on a Friday evening at 6pm. the restaurant was set up, tables arranged and staff just finalising opening. We were held at the door, while the booking was checked and then told at we were too early, to go away and come back. Asked if we could just be shown to our table and said we were happy to wait the now 5 mins b4 service started. Told no. Go away and to come back.
The restaurant is On the top floor of the building. It would have taken us a couple of minutes to walk back down grr steps to turn straight around to go back up so we would then be on time for the booking! It was so pedantic and rude. I understand the booking was for 6 and that is openingbtime butcsurelybthey don’t expect that people arrive only and ordvicedky at that time. Ifvwed been shown to a table, removed our jackets and perhaps even given the Menu to peruse then we’d have been right in time.
As it was we did leave, went back down the stairs and kept going. Spent jus money on a lovely dinner elsewhere.
The restaurant then had the cheek to report to open table that we did not arrive for our booking.
Can only mark as terrible for everything as didn’t get over the door to experience any of it due to the most extrem example if trrribke customer service from the 1st person we came into contact with who represented the establishment. 1st impressions matter. Even if she had said can you just wait here a couple of minutes we will just make sure your table is sorted. Nope.... instead glass door pulled closed and told to go away until the few minutes had elapsed.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, very attentive and thoughtful will our needs with a baby and an assistance-dog. We’re there for a graduation and the whole experience was superb.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, good variety, vegetarial/vegan options. Good choice of drinks. Staff very welcoming and accommodating, great service, good location. A Hidden Gem. Would highly recommend.

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