Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street

4.3
661 reviews
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Contemporary European
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  • Special Occasions
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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.
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2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A really enjoyable Valentine’s meal. Pleasant, attentive staff. We both had the rib eye which was first class. Really good starters, too. Chocolate bombe was the bomb. Very good all round experience.

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G
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service were excellent. The only downfall venue was a bit dark.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner in Fallon & Byrne on a Sunday night. It was very quiet but very relaxed. We were a group of 5 and the service was excellent as was the food. The staff went out of their way make our night special. The early bird menu is excellent value and the wine selection superb.
The staff have a great food, wine and service knowledge and it was much appreciated!

We hope to return soon.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A last minute booking - a lucky find. A great meal, great surroundings and very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend

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M
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Hi, I was out with my wife for our anniversary dinner. I had been in F&B a few weeks ago with America guests at a work event and the food was amazing. My colleague had been there previously and advised us to go and it was excellent. I do not usually complain about food but it wasn't good on Saturday night. I ordered the burger and my wife, the steak, I think both may have been under a lamp or something for a while as it took a while for them to come out and they were very very dry.

We informed the staff and they were very helpful. They gave us two free desserts so it was very well handled.

These things happen, it wasn't the end of the world and it was handled well by the staff. Just FYI - when it is busy it is important that the food isn't sitting whilst others are served.

Just FYI. Many thanks. Maitiu

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EG
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very enjoyable meal with old friends. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Early bird menu well priced- not spectacular but tasty and satisfying.Lovely cocktails to start followed by delicious wine at reasonable price. Overall very enjoyable dining experience.

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GW
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed our meal at Fallon & Byrne on 2nd Feb last. The vegan options were superb as were the regular options. But to top it all off, our waitress Sarah from Vancouver was excellent, friendly, knowledgeable, chatty without being intrusive and made our night more enjoyable. The hostess was also very sweet and friendly. I will be back bringing friends.

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RP
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fabulous & staff very attentive, really enjoyed our lunch and will definitely be returning

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AC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I can sum up our meal as: Fine. Nothing out of the ordinary, no flavours that excited us. I had the salmon which was served in a bean soup. the soup was watery, lacked imagination and utilised the cheapest ingredients in the pantry in an unimaginative way. I could have made this at home in 30 mins on a weeknight. My husband had the chicken which was nicely cooked but over salted. the risotto it was served with was fine too. I will not be returning nor recommending as this food is not at restaurant standard. It is food one could easily rustle up at home. why pay for that?

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CH
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We appreciated the unobtrusive service and tasty food.

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PR
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was nice but for a Sunday lunch it was very expensive

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JD
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience - a bit of old Dublin charm! An excellent and varied menu. Food excellent, wine brilliant, service outstanding. My first time at Fallon & Byrne - will definitely be back!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely dinner out. My partner is vegan and the have a separate vegan menu which is great. The regular à la carte is varied and very good with fresh fish and good meat options. I had the scallops for starter which is definitely recommend. We had a couple of good cocktails and I had a glass of wine. The service was excellent all the way through.

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G
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food really good, as always & great staff. Always love coming here.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Beautiful atmosphere. Service was exceptionally friendly.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Three of us visited for dinner on Saturday. The food was sublime, the service great and the atmosphere relaxed. Would highly recommend this place. Desert cocktails were a delicious finale.

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BN
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really friendly staff. Busy restaurant however no pressure to vacate table. Food and wine excellent quality. No need to order sides unless particularly hungry. Special occasion venue for me c/o cost

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KN
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great tasty food with a number of vegetarian options. Really enjoyed the meal and the great service was a bonus.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, very romantic and a great choice for foodies! A must-see for anyone visiting Dublin

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KM
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I brought my friend here for her birthday. She and I loved the food and enjoyed a nice glass of wine

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AD
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful evening with attentive and professional staff..

Thanks for the experience

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MP
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Not the cheapest in town but good quality. Great service and ambiance!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Birthday food execellent service great

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D
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went for our daughter birthday and we all enjoyed it, food, drinks and staff were all excellent. The music was a bit loud, but they turned down on request. We would recommend the restaurant for sure.

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UK
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had scallops and the rabbit - both exceptionally tasty. Had a side of delicious buttered sugar snap peas. Cocktails were great too. Service was excellent (except once when they removed our empty wine glass at the speed of light without realising there was still wine left in the bottle but we just used the water glass instead to finish off so no issue).

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Had a lovely time at Fallon & Byrne for our New Years Eve dinner, with a generally very lovely atmosphere and very well tasting food. Ideally would've had a sommelier to recommend wines at hand, and not have babies due to crying but otherwise very nice. Would recommend 10/10.

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NM
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Too many Brussel sprouts which didn’t add anything to the dish apart from get rid of them after Christmas. The washrooms were not very clean which I wouldn’t expect for a nice restaurant.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just gorgeous. A real treat. Will be back again. Lovely atmosphere

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CH
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A friend who briefly lived in Dublin said this was one of their favorites. We understand why it would be anyone’s favorite. While in Dublin definitely eat here!

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KK
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

It is somehow expensive and the food is not special at all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Christmas dinner with my aunt wife and two daughters , great meal everyone rated it highly thank you !

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CB
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. We had a large group booking and start to finish we were looked after.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Service and food.
Vegan menu available

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LK
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Christmas night out with the besties, delicious food and wine, the restaurant was very full and a wedding in the function room, even so the service was excellent, food was hot and tasty, the staff were friendly, a great night out!

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MG
7 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is one of my favourite go-to places for a weekend chill-out meal.. Our front of house host had exceptional skills - anticipated that we were feeling a little over powered by the noisy party table, and sought to remedy situation by moving us to a better placed table.. then my main course choice failed to impress.. We really appreciated the constructive alternatives offered.. Love the staff here.. It all makes such a difference ❤️

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A
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Servya d staff are fantastic, the food was a little cold this time which was disappointing, however I will return

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TB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for Lunch, food and service excellent, noise level is intrusive

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LM
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
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 on 9 December 2018
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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