FIRE Restaurant and Lounge

4.3
889 reviews
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€51 and over
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Steak
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Fire is located in the heart of Dublin in the popular Dawson St. area. Offering exclusive dining options in a historical dining room including the best private dining in Dublin. A mix of styles the current structure was built in 1891 as the Lord Mayor’s Supper Room. In the 20th Century, it was used as a cultural centre before returning to its original purpose of serving supper when it became a restaurant. The soaring ceilings of 19th century, stained glass windows and bronze sculptures are a few elements of this magnificent dining space.



We pride ourselves on creating menus around locally sourced produce. Firmly committed to supporting sustainable local produce we serve the finest selection of meats and produce that Ireland has to offer. Our concept is very simple, take Ireland's finest raw ingredients and use original recipes to create exceptional dishes without getting too complicated.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, European
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Hours of Operation
FIRE is open for Christmas lunch daily from 30th November to 24th December 2018.

FIRE is open for Christmas dinner daily from 26th November - 24th December 2018.

* Please note that the Pre Theatre and Sunday Roast menus are not available for the Christmas period (26th November – 24th December).
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Phone number
(01) 676 7200
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Richie Wilson
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Parking Details
We have 24 hour car parking facilities within a 5 minute walk to the Restaurant
St Stephen’s Green Car Park
Setanta Car Park
Dawson Street Car Park
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Entertainment
Live music in Lounge on Weekends
Friday Night from 9.00pm
Saturday Night from 9.30pm
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 889 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything from start to finish was amazing. The food was excellent, great presentation and the staff were excellent also.

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LB
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I had an early dinner booked for Saturday just gone and the place was very festive and I loved the downstairs bar. What I did not love was the treatment that one of the bar staff (he seemed like a senior member of bar staff) was giving to another member of staff at the bar. He was criticising how this person was doing his job and how he was making the drinks for every cocktail that he made. I am all for advice being a manager myself, but not in that way and in front of customers. The bar was really packed and it was noted as a few people made comments and the person taking the abuse seemed really unhappy. I was in the bar from 5pm - 5.45pm. When we got upstairs it was a lovely experience but I was a bit shocked by that behaviour, it just made anyone watching it very uncomfortable

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DK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was absolutely lovely and I love this restaurant.

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JL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just lovely, bit on the pricey side, but excellent service, atmosphere and thoroughly enjoyed the food!

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CA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

We are good customers of Fire Restaurant over the years . Our meal on Wednesday was very disappointing and bad value for money

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

You get a v strong on reception when you arrive (I think it smells like someone has been sick, I spotted the meat fridge ..?)
Lovely welcome, fab starter, menu is great but main course (turkey roulade was dry and the cabbage/sprouts) were over cooked
Service was slow, our lunch took two hours and then my guests jacket was misplaced

Not the usual standard I know you were busy with large groups but sometimes the small tables are your regulars!!

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d
72 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Everything was great except... it was FAR too noisy!

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IS
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Just fab place and fab food, I had steak and prawns, but the menu is amazing

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TO
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Based on our experience I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion. I have already submitted a detailed review on TripAdvisor and to the management of Fire.
We had mediocre food , steak that was tasteless and all hot dishes were served on cold plates and were tepid.
My recommendation is that if you wish to spend that kind of money there is plenty of choice in this area.

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c
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location
Great Vibe
Reception girls were very very helpful , made sure we were ok while we waited for our table and treated us like we were the most important customers in ten world.

Fantastic Food , Great wine list , great place to eat ....will deffo come back again.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Not our first visit to Fire, we love this place. Food is always excellent and the staff can’t do enough for you. Great children’s menu! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone!!

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AI
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location superb atmosphere food and wine delicious and wonderful service The bar was welcoming cosy with live music cant wait to return..

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v
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my second time visiting and it never dissapoints. Food is outstanding. And staff couldn't do enough for you. Love the atmosphere. Christmas decorations are fab.
Looking forward to going again for my birthday 15th December.

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EM
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service and staff were excellent. Very efficient and friendly. Manager visited our table to ensure we were happy with everything. Starters and dessert were lovely. Main course was a very small portion. Turkey was quite dry and no vegetables served with main ( so on large white plate was a table spoon of mash potato, and small piece of turkey wrapped in Parma ham, a drizzle of gravy and a half of a baby carrot). Thought a little pricey for set menu, with small portions

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k
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The Christmas set menu was decent value with a good selection. Turkey main was dry, Service was excellent. It is a very large room so sometimes the atmosphere can feel a bit flat, but the room is beautiful and looked great decorated for Xmas. I think suited to larger groups imho.

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AO
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I recently had dinner with my family in Fire for a special occasion, a graduation. It was my parents' first time having dinner in Fire and my second. Overall, it was a fantastic experience with a lovely meal, great cocktails and lovely setting. However, in particular I can't praise the staff in Fire enough. They were incredibly accommodating and attentive, on a busy Friday during the Christmas period. They really made the occasion very special. In particular Jane was absolutely amazing. She was so welcoming and attentive throughout the night and really went above and beyond for us. Thank you for making the evening such a memorable one.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent in every way.

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

I had such a fabulous evening. Everyone at fire was so friendly and professional.
The ladies on the desk were very welcoming and our waitress Andrea was great.

The rib eye steak was worth every bite. Fabulous food

I can’t wait to come back again soon

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IA
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Significantly strong smell of lilies . Good cocktails at the bar .

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

Wonderful visit to Fire on a friend’s recommendation. Food, service and atmosphere were outstanding.

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MS
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Reviews from our Staff dinner on Tuesday evening were all very good. Thank you.

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

Beautiful Food ,great service , great ambiance very buzzy will definitely be back superb 5 stars all round

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SM
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable for a Sunday lunch. Quiet enough to have a conversation but not so quiet that you feel you have to whisper!

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

Beautiful but cavernous, high ceilinged building in central Dublin...noise level makes quiet conversation difficult. Menu with various house dry aged steak offerings well prepared. Lamb appetizer was wonderful,
shrimp appetizer was overcooked and over buttered. Service was outstanding and when I asked for a cocktail with which they were unfamiliar, all efforts were made to please. Overall a wonderful dining experience.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A thoroughly enjoyable experience - excellent service and good food.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We had dinner at FIRE Restaurant to celebrate my birthday last friday. We went there because of my outstanding experiences and dinners I had at that restaurant some time ago and flew in from Cologne for the weekend. Unfortunately it was disappointing this time.
The service friendly, but only average. The vegetarian starter - goat cheese - was the size slightly bigger than a 2euro coin. The steak was good, the vegetarian tortellini was ok, but only luke warm. The white wine was good, but far too warm. The noise level was very high.
Having the level of quality in mind FIRE claims to provide, it did not sum up in the end why I cannot recommend that restaurant to friends and I won't visit it again myself.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Was there’s for my sons graduation. Drink ordered at bar arrived after starters. Coffee arrived before dessert. Overall sense that staff were not prepared for volume. Disappointing experience.

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n
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

So expensive for what we got... Beautiful room. Breads were good. No need for the pestos. Prawns were ok - not v flavoursome and swimming in oil. Salad was lacklustre. Staff were ok. Didn’t seem to be v organised/experienced. For example: someone cane with the card machine to take payment after we had paid.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Great menu options and good food
Good atmosphere in restaurant
Nice spacing between tables

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AB
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is in a gorgeous setting, the staff are wonderful but I didn't think the food was particularly good. The set Christmas menu is a bit pricey for the quality of the food.
But the ambience was great for groups.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went for an occasion and enjoyed it. It was decorated for Christmas and this added a special feeling to the night.

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b
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Dinner in Fire is always a treat with great food, excellent service and overall a great experience.

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GO
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely Sunday Roast lunch at Fire, the portion size was generous and cooked to perfection! Would recommend for a special occasion.

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A
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

We have visited Fire a number of times over the past couple of years and found the experience and atmosphere very good, however, was very disappointed last Sunday. The restaurant was cold, the service was patchy and food although ok was not brilliant. Overall not a great experience and something Fire should do something about as there a lot of very good equally high end alternatives available when dining in Dublin now.

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A
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The restaurant was freezing at 1330 on a Sunday. It’s a very big hall and with no heating turned on, guess what? It gets cold.
Starters had the air of being 99% prepared the night before and just touched up before serving.
The mains arrived and the mashed potatoes were cold (the table beside us were also heard complaining about the same issue). The shared rib of roast was also not on the right side of hot (and was a average piece of meat at best).
Staff were average - interested but hardly enthusiastic. The place caters for large groups akin to bus tours and hen groups.
We ditched the place half way through mains and went to The Ivy for dessert.

Avoid unless you can find nowhere else.

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

Really enjoyed my dining experience. The atmosphere was great and the food superb. Overall a fantastic evening.

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

I booked here for my sons 21st. There was 20 of us. When I got there they had 2 tables. If I had of known I would have booked somewhere else. I was disappointed. I asked I there was anyway we could join our guests but that wasn’t. An option. Food was nice and staff were too

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CM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff and decor outstanding. Great place to go as a treat.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice restaurant, atmosphere was amazing food was great and the staff were friendly. Is very classy yet reasonably priced. Had to edit the booking of my table due to traffic and this was dealt with no hassle. Really can’t fault the place. Give it a try!!

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C
21 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

For a high end steakhouse, the beef was just OK. The pacing was slow, and the 2 hour time limit is strictly enforced. Not my best experience in Dublin.

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