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The Green Hen, Dublin, Dublin 2
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The Green Hen

4.2
4.2
886 reviews
€30 and under
Bistro
Opening its doors in the heart of Dublin City on Exchequer Street in 2010, The Green Hen is a French-style Bistro, offering classic dishes in a relaxed atmosphere with a unique ambience. Situated over two floors with a combined dining capacity of 85. The first-floor dining room is available for private hire for groups of up to 30 guests. Both floors are complete with their own bar.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, French, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 670 7238

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Denis Massey

What 886 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LS

    LeahS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful meal, the flavour was unmatched ! The staff were very friendly and created a lovely atmosphere.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely atmosphere and very friendly service.Mains were chicken and hake.Starters were fig salad and crab.All dishes were sumptious.
  3. S

    Stuart

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good but portion size small. Not good value for money.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at thr Green Hen, food never let's you down and service was great. Will be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed our food at the Green Hen. The halloumi and sautéed gambas starter were delicious followed by the mains of Cod and Venison which were also delicious. For desert we had creme brulei and chocolate desert. .Though I thought the wine portion by the glass was small ,the food and service was excellent. Definitely will be back.
  6. OM

    OrlaM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. Just a bit expensive
  7. AM

    AislingM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous.My mam is a picky eater and they were able to adapt her meal to ensure she was happy with her food. The wait staff went above and beyond. They overheard us cheersing to a happy birthday and they checked with us subtly who's birthday it was. My dad's desert came out with happy birthday written on the plate, a candle and they sang happy Birthday. The attention to detail was fantastic. It really made the evening special.
  8. NO

    NiamhO

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We hadn't been in Green Hen for some time and were delighted that it was still outstanding. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Hopefully it won't be so long before we return
  9. m

    margaretg

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Have not eaten in the Green Hen for a while but met up with friends there for lunch on Monday. The food and service were excellent. The restaurant has a warm and relaxing ambience and I will certainly be back again soon.
  10. M

    Mary

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good and staff very attentive
  11. MB

    MarilynB

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was beautiful ,staff are great. Great night out
  12. CO

    CarolineO

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish fish and lovely waiter
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was excellent but we were very rushed from the very start. Managed to stay 1.5 hours despite the servers best efforts to rush us even more. At that point we were moved with our drinks to sit at the bar beside the door where it was bitterly cold when the door was opened. This rushing people out ruins the experience and means my friends and I won’t be rushing back. A pity, because the food is good.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food, but either prices have shot up or it’s just a tad overpriced. I’ve similar quality in less expensive places in the same area.
  15. AE

    AaronE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with great staff and incredible food
  16. HC

    HelenC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 4 catching up with each other. We all thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, including the excellent service, food and good value for money.
  17. EM

    EMac

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, excellent and attentive service, food and cocktails were great
  18. M

    Mags

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Met a pal for a bite to eat and catch up. We were seated upstairs which had a lovely fire lighting and it was quiet. Perfect for chatting. Service was very attentive, food was tasty. Enjoyed our night.
  19. BM

    BarryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Waiter service excellent, attentive and entertaining, especially the Head Waiter. Made us feel welcome.?
  20. L

    Lynder

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I absolutely love the Green Hen at this time of year and often go in at lunchtime on my own when Christmas shopping as it is such a comforting, Christmassy place. Recommended it to my friend for dinner so we went on a Friday night. Staff were lovely, however we felt terrible when we were asking the waitress why on earth we couldn't have tap water and had to pay 4euro for "filtered" water and she got a bit flustered and didn't really want to ask for tap water. I feel it's not a good reflection on management if staff are that anxious over something like that! Also have never come across a charge like this, even in exclusive restaurants - have never been refused tap water! Definitely feel this should be reviewed - increase the charge on to the food even, if absolutely necessary, but this just caused hassle for us and waitress with explaining it etc. Food was PHENOMENAL. I am still dreaming of the venison, it really was spectacular. Our waiter, as someone else said, was pretty extra!! He was also visibly disappointed we hadn't left a tip on top of the 12.5% charge which we weren't actually expecting and was put on automatically to our table of 2. Again as others have said, would have quite happily tipped between 10% and 15% anyway, depending on service, and felt it was not a nice thing to see on the bill. All told though, I still love the place and will definitely be back. I think the water and service charge are management decisions that should be revisited by management but the place, food and staff are excellent.
  21. GR

    GavanR

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food with relaxed attentive service. An enjoyable evening but 12.5 % service charge automatically added to a party of 4 left a slightly bad taste.
  22. C

    Caitriona

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myself and my friend haven't been to the green hen for some time so we decided to have a long overdue lunch there last week. What a great decision it was. From the minute we walked in it was a lovely experience. The lunch menu, though quite short provided plenty of choice. I can vouch for the vegetarian options which to my delight were excellent. A welcome departure from the dreaded goats cheese salad and risotto offerings that appear as vegetarian options in Dublin with monotonous regularity . The service was friendly and efficient and for us lager drinkers the bar was well stocked with a variety of draught beers. The 3 course lunch was a steal at €32. Alas I don't often say this when writing a review but I will definitely be making s return visit to the green hen.
  23. V

    Vivi

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    I checked the menu in the website but the restaurant had another menu (more expensive). The food wasn’t that good and the service was ok.
  24. LC

    LynnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect venue and incredible food and service. Highly recommend.
  25. ND

    NathalieD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was really good and service was outstanding. We felt the music was too loud for a restaurant with such a quality menu and good name - felt more like a party place than quality dining. Overall good experience though!
  26. PC

    PeterC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Party of 4 afternoon. Generally all thought the food was delicious. The service was very friendly and attentive - but a drinks order for wine for dinner was partially forgotten and 1 diner almost ended her meal before the wine arrived. Starters and Mains were absolutely first class and very good value. Cheesecake was a little dry but the other 3 desserts were reported as "delicious" "aw yum" and "mmmm". Compulsory 12.5% service charge would match the tip I was going to leave anyway. It's a fine setting and recommended.
  27. KR

    KathynRyan

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve and it was very busy. We were seated and found our table really comfy, however some tables did look a bit shoe horned in. Great choice of food and served in good time, we were not rushed in any way. Food was hot and fresh, no complaints at all. There is still the need to pay extra for sides, but this is advertised and we were happy to leave a Tip, as the service charge was not added as expected (+12.5%) One little moan 4euro for tap water (filtered apparently) is a bit much Overall we will be back without hesitation
  28. G

    Grainne

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to the Green Hen a number of times but we had dinner with family there on NYE and it was outstanding! The staff as always are incredible, so friendly and helpful especially as I’m coeliac and they were very knowledgeable and assuring. Stunning food, lovely cocktails and wine and a lovely atmosphere. The Green Hen remains my Go to place!
  29. b

    bphirl

    Dublin

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service in a relaxed bistro atmosphere.
  30. ST

    SabrinaT

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Staff was self involved cracking jokes among themselves, we found that a bit inconsiderate. We were waited on by 4 different people. Each of them friendly, though. Vegetarian option too limited.
  31. AK

    AidanK

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Green Hen were able to host our table of 8 people, we had to 1 cancellation and they didn’t make an issue of this change. The ambiance was chic, nice atmosphere. Service was French, charming and good rapport with our table. Food was enjoyable and wine was good choices. I’d recommend to friends. Tables quite close so the conversations could be overheard if sensitive. Not an issue for us though. Overall “Tres bien”
  32. AT

    AndreaT

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service were excellent. We felt that the venue was overcrowded which contributed to high noise level, but overall we really enjoyed the experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant. Our waiter was very friendly and our drinks, starters and dessert was delicious. I had the ribeye steak which was cooked to perfection but unfortunately a quite tough cut of meat. The duck main was very tasty but a smaller portion size (for a hungry man). The cauliflower soup and pate to start were exceptionally good! And the pineapple mojito was delish.
  34. H

    Hollybops16

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fab meal at The Green Hen - highly recommended. Great food, great staff and lovely atmosphere. Second visit in the last 2 months.
  35. B

    Breege

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always a pleasure to return to The Hen. Their food and service are excellent and I love their festive decor this time of year!
  36. CM

    CaitrionaM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had an enjoyable post Christmas lunch. Halloumi starter is particularly tasty. Steak and venison mains were good. My hake was overdone but the dish had a good balance of flavours. Service charge of 12.5% and a per head charge for tap water added to the bill.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Table was booked for 18:30; the group arrived and sat at 18:43; between 18:30 and 18:40, I got a text and a phone call to know where we were and I confirmed on the way. There were other free tables when the group arrived / with no other people waiting for tables. The bill was delivered to the table without asking for. After wine and 4 steaks the group left at 8:10. It was like the 90min Covid time pressure again. Food was v good. All at the table have been many times before but this all felt v v rushed for everyone.
  38. EA

    EAMONM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food cooked to order especially steaks. Great wine list with good choice. Excellent service and attentive staff . Busy time but noise level fair.
  39. CB

    CharlotteB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fine dining, portions were perfect for us with emphasis on quality over quantity - we were nicely full but it tasted so good it left our mouths wanting more! I was treating my mum and my daughter before the panto. Christoph looked after us with the most attentive service. All the staff were lovely and the food was amazing, it was the finest meal we've had in ages. We all like our food and have high standards, we were highly impressed and will definitely be back.
  40. d

    dermotlondon

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic French brasserie with an Irish accent. Cosy, convivial. Great food and friendly efficient staff. Highly recommended.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Green Hen is rated 4.2 stars by 886 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for The Green Hen

33 Exchequer St., Dublin, Dublin 2 D02 A620

Additional information

  • Area

    South City Centre

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, French, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Denis Massey

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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