Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street

4.3
506 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
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 506 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We chose this restaurant because we had meat eaters and a vegan in our party. Neither group were disappointed as the menus were interesting and well executed. The service wa attentive but not intrusive. Beautiful setting in vaulted ceiling dressed in living plants against backdrop of local artists. Lovely

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Had pre theatre menu starters very nice but steak was not so good . Wine very nice but an expensive wile list with only a couple of moderately priced bottles

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Great service. Little noisy for those with hearing challenges.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Was recommended a friend And lived up to expectations .Particularly impressed by Friendly and efficient service. Great for pre theatre deal when Attending the Gaiety only about 5 mins walk away

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

We had a lovely evening celebrating the return of two Swedish friends. The service from every member of staff was excellent, very attentive and friendly. The food was beautifully presented and the rib eye steaks were cooked perfectly as ordered, over all we had a great dining experience.

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

This restaurant never fails in great cuisine. Wines are exceptional. Staff are always very friendly. They accommodate for all tastes. It is also the little touches.... sing you happy birthday and put a candle on your dessert. Love this place. The wine cellar is also brilliant for a night out and excellent food.

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3.0Dined on 15 June 2018

While we have been served by teams of wait staff across the world, we felt to a person, that the four servers wanted us gone. We started out by not surrendering our coats which seemed to offend them. Then one of our party wanted a Guinness and was shunned by his display of beer taste. After we ordered, and presumably met their threshold, service was adequate if bland. Mind, we were not rude, rowdy, or inebriated...just Tourists.The food was good!

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Excellent quality food and service. Very friendly staff

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3.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Everything was lovely until my girlfriend got violently ill a few hours after the meal. Monkfish is best avoided as a result stick with the steak

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Lovely lunch to celebrate my aunt’s birthday-they made a fuss but it was tasteful and understated. Food was perfect too-couldn’t fault it

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3.0Dined on 12 June 2018

The main courses were very good, but the sides i.e. the fries were disappointing, a bit over cooked and expensive. Also it would be a good idea if the waiters had actually asked before they kept pouring the wine, as not everyone drinks at the same rate.

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4.0Dined on 7 June 2018

We had dinner in the restaurant, having been downstairs in the food hall a few times before. The staff dealt well with an unfortunate occurrence where a full glass of water was knocked over one of our party by a staff member. The food was good, and puddings were excellent. This is a reliable good mid range restaurant, in a very lively room, in a good city centre location.

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3.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Smart appearance. Loved the table cloths.
Attentive waiting staff
Starter - Caesar salad - good
Main course - chicken for me & burger for my friend - quite nice.
Dessert - knickerbocker glory - awful. Excited to see it on the menu but very disappointed by the taste. Overall it tasted synthetic.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Wonderful selection pre-theatre dinner menu with a good deal.. everything was tasty presentation was beautiful... young waiter very well-informed

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

The food was excellent ,great flavours and textures ,good value ,and great portions .The staff were helpful and attentive yet not obtrusive .The room was airy and light and the table was a great size for our party .We had an excellent experience .The ambience was upbeat and stylish .

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

I had tartare followed by sea bass. A wonderful place. Large tables, no feeling of being cramped. Good service, excellent food. No complaints!

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

We had a wonderful time on Friday evening. The food was excellent as usual and the service was second to none. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. She really added to our enjoyment of the meal

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

This was a good dining experience. Good food. Wine selected downstairs. We all went away satisfied.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

It had been a while since I ate in Fallon & Byrne so opted to bring 7 visiting americans work colleagues and 1 british work colleague for an evening meal. The choice did not disappoint and it was very evident that the entire party thoroughly enjoyed both the surrounds and taste in equal measure. I had fantastic scallops to start followed up by a wonderful piece of beautifully cooked hake. The various dishes that hit the table were received with ooohs and aaaahs and tasting that led to more delightful sighing. The desserts were creative, playful and delicious. All in all, a super evening and I will soon be making a return visit with my own family & friends.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Last night in Dublin. Saved the best for last. Loved the food.

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4.0Dined on 28 May 2018

The food was delightful, the service was a little slow.

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2.0Dined on 26 May 2018

I was extremely disappointed with the food in Fallon and Byrne on Saturday night. Three of our party ordered the scallops and for 12.95 it was disgraceful- 3 overcooked scallops! 2 of us had the hake and it was very poor with salt being the overwhelming flavor. The choice of desserts was very poor and those of us who ordered the vegan choc dessert were very disappointed. An over priced and frankly very poor meal. A huge disappointment on my sisters 50th birthday.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Our experience was great, fabulous food at a good price. I hope to return.

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3.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Very interesting and dynamic setup but it felt a bit like eating at Disney World. The waitress, before even saying hello and while we were just getting seated, asked us for our food order like they were trying to turn the table as quickly as possible. The globe artichoke I ordered for dinner turned out just to be the heart of what was once a globe artichoke so really was an appetizer rather than a main course. It is a beautiful spot, though.

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Went on a Wednesday night with my mother and sister. The staff are extremely friendly and were very attentive and polite throughout the meal. We had the early bird menu which was very good value. The place was full and had a great atmosphere. The food was fresh and tasty. I had goats cheese to start and the salmon for main. I would go back again

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4.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Very fresh and nice food/ loved the salad

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3.0Dined on 21 May 2018

I heard a lot of hype before going to this restaurant. While the restaurant itself has a beautiful market on the main floor and the food is decent, the service takes forever! A 2.5 hour dinner with a toddler and infant! Our waiter went missing several times as well which became frustrating.

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Very friendly welcoming by a competent and interested waiter at the reception.
The barman was fantastic, mixing two nice "red snappers" (bloody Mary with gin instead of Vodka) Nice Irish rump, grilled to perfection.
Very recommendable!

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

We came for a Friday night dinner and had delicious
meal and wonderful, caring service. The food was delicious, creative and well-prepared.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

We had a lovely dinner, this restaurant is excellent! It is casual but also elegant and the food is amazing. You have to try their French fries and their cocktails, very good. Overall one of the best dinners I’ve ever experienced abroad!

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Fabulous food and atmosphere. Lovely place for a special occasion and vibrant with good service and accommodation for different tastes. Comparable price for equity of food in the centre of Dublin.

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3.0Dined on 12 May 2018

too much noise, we almost had to scream...in a table of just 3 people and the restaurant was not full..can't imagine the noise when full.

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2.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Food was just all right and too expensive for what you got. Service was abrupt and rushef

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

I have been to their restaurant several time and, as always, great food and good value.

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4.0Dined on 3 May 2018

As always an enjoyable experience at F & B - friendly welcome - good service and the food hit the spot - lively buzz in the restaurant makes this a good go to location with friends

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

An absolutely outstanding evening! The food is beautiful, the service perfect and I love the 'old school' style of building. 100% would recommend it to everyone to try.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

As we were going to the theatre we choose the Pre Theatre Menu. There was a good choice on each course. We were first offered some bread and I can strongly recommend the tomato and fennel. We both had the Goats Cheese which was delicious. I choose the Chicken wit truffle mash and asked for the sauce on the side which was served as ordered. My sister choose the salmon and couscous . Both meals were beautifully presented and very tasty. We asked for a caraef of wine but this option was not available even though you can get it down stairs in the wine bar. We settled for 2 glases of Rioja at Euro10 each which I thought was a bit expensive but this did not take from our overall experience which as lovely.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Very enjoyable, food was superb and service was spot on. It was my wife’s birthday and we were joined by our two children. Would be happy to go back again

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Such a great restaurant, food is always good and the service us outstanding.

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Best I’ve been to for meeting needs of those with dietary restrictions. I was able to get all 4 courses along wth my friends.

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