Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street

4.3
555 reviews
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€30 and under
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Contemporary European
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  • 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 555 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
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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R
8 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun, lively ambiance. Fantastic service, every when we were 30 minutes late for our reservation. Great food! A wonderful night!

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RQ
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

My first time in the restaurant although I had been at a wedding here. Friday night get together with some old friends. We had a lovely round table. Perfect for 5 of us. Menu choice was good. Good wine at a reasonable price. Service was friendly and very good. They were able to accommodate our request to have the salmon served different to the menu. As the evening went on the noise level was a factor which made it hard to hear but one could argue it added to the atmosphere. I would go back.

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BM
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful afternoon catching up with friends. Service impeccable and food delicious. Will definitely return 😍😍

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i
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Most enjoyable! Lovely to sit at a spacious table with proper cloth, napkins and service. Good food, good attention to detail. We could relax and enjoy our celebration😀.

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KA
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

really enjoyed the ambience, the staff were friendly, and they remembered the birthday candle which i had requested ages previously! that was EXCELLENT! delicious food, lovely drinks, good value when you take location, staff and standard into account. thanks very much - so pleased we chose there!

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RM
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for my mums birthday and had a lovely time. the service was really really good, great, friendly, helpful staff. We had vegans, vegetarians and omnivores and everyone was happy with the food. Definitely recommend for a special occasion - a really lovely treat.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

8 of us went for my daughters graduation.food &service was good but 12.5% service charge on drinks was a little steep.

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E
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place, very good atmosphere and friendly staff.

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MT
13 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Lovely restaurant with great cocktails and amazing food. Well presented with good service.

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

Lovely restaurant , outstanding food and service. Would recommend

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TB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food. Nice atmosphere. €120 quid (2 of us)for starters, mains, a cocktail each and 1 glass of red for me. I had fillet steak which is always expensive on the menu. Service very good. No complaints.

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SD
21 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Love this haunt and am a regular but on this occasion I have to say that the service was a bit patchy. Various people served us with varying levels of experience.... having a debate about whether or not there’s a Slimline version of Fever Tree tonic with a customer (who knows her stuff) perhaps needs to review the service 1.01 manual.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Pre theatre dinner. Most enjoyable. Will definitely be back again.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent meal. Early evening, pre-theatre visit with friends. Service very professional and quick, without being rushed. Good choice on menu. Appreciated a few tastes of wine before making selection.

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BM
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A family dinner out in town and this restaurant fitted the bill perfectly. A good and attentive waiting service and a prompt reception service were well noted by everyone at our table. The food was good too. I once had a steak at this restaurant and it was cooked perfectly to my order. A medium well done that was still not dry and was juicy at the center. This time I had a salad for my starter and a vegetarian dish for the main. Both were very good. The feedback I got from the other family members variously on their burger, steak etc was all very positive.

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EC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding menu and service, with excellent vegan options for food and wine.

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MH
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food, great service. Expensive but worth it. We'll be back!!

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CB
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fab meal and service ! Kid friendly. Will return again

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A
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Dined here on the recommendation of a friend. Food was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed

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S
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We felt very welcome on arrival, got a lovely table. The waiter was very nice and the food was excellent.
I have been there a few times recently and it is one of the best places for food and service

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EC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice but quite pricey. We asked for Margaritas and were given a passionfruit concoction - delicious but not what we asked for

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W
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great wine and cocktail selection. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Mains selection on alacarte could probably do with 2-3 more options. All in all, great evening, would return!

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KB
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food. Very attentive staff. Perfect for a catch up.

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A
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I was very happy with the whole experience. I took my sister and a more elderly relative there and they were also very impressed with their first experience in the restaurant. The staff were very friendly, courteous and professional. We liked the way that our meal wasn’t rushed and there was never a feeling that we were staying too long. It’s lovely when staff are attentive but not intrusive. The range of food on the lunch menu was better than in many restaurants and we all enjoyed the sea bream and quail.
The wine...the Rioja... was as good as the food. Well done to all...we’ll be back.
Ann36ardsley

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CO
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were very attentive, friendly and informative. Overall service was great from start to finish. A nice quiet mid-week spot in a beautiful building with delicious vegan options.

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b
32 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed the grilled oysters, rabbit rillets and the lamb and pork belly! Our waiter overheard me wishing my fiancé a happy birthday and brought a little ice cream with a candle out! It was very thoughtful of him!

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EM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Our starters were excellent but I felt the quality of the main and dessert weren't as high. My peppercorn sauce was bland and watery and the ice cream in the knickerbocker glory was melted when it arrived.
Our waiter was very attentive & pleasant and we were very happy with the extensive wine list.
Unfortunately the waitress who was taking our bill appeared inexperienced and almost overcharged us by €50, we asked twice to see a manager who she did not notify of our displeasure.
Overall it was a very pleasant evening but I did feel the main courses were somewhat overpriced.

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G
25 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fun place, buy wine in lower level and pay corkage fee in restaurant.. Great meal

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BT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service outstandingly good. Attentive but unobtrusive. Unfazed by very late arrival of one of our group.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

A very good evening, delicious food and attentive service.—————-

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MP
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food is very tasty and very well presented. We dined in the early evening and only had 2 glasses of Vine with 2 courses each (1 off the early bird) and it was €110 which I thought was rather pricey for what it was.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

This was my third visit and unfortunately I will not be returning.
It was dark enough when we arrived at 9pm , but then inexplicably at 10pm the lights dimmed some more ... making it very difficult to see what was on your plate. When I asked one of the waiters - she said it was because of the cocktails (I've no idea what was meant)
My starter was scallops ... the four small scallops were tasty, served on a slate with some sauce swirls and greenery with a couple of spots of colour ... not worth the €15 price though.
My Ribeye (Medium) was good .. tender and cooked just a little be closer to well-done than i expected. The chips were tasty. The side of "greens" were just a bit too similar to the SuperValu bag of baby-leaf salad for my liking! I asked for garlic mayonnaise and "no they don't have it" I settled for normal Mayo ... but did think that for the prices the chef could have added a bit of garlic powder/salt/ground garlic to a spoonful of mayo! Basically the customer is not "No. 1"
My dining companion was not impressed with his starter of Rabbit. He said the rare ribeye steak he ordered was overcooked, sinewy and charred. It was difficult to cut with a flavour of burnt toast on some mouthfuls, not a hint of blood anywhere on the plate. He was very disappointed.

We looked at the dessert menu and felt to was unimaginative and over priced.
The Wine (TinPot Hut) was lovely if a bit pricey at €42 for the bottle.

Basically the last two times I was there I really enjoyed the food and drink. I wanted to "show the place off" to my companion as a great place to dine. We were to be disappointed.
There was a bit of a "don't care" attitude from the staff .... the waiter offered to "put it back on the pan" when my companion said his rare steak was overcooked!! Needless to say that would not improve it! So it looks like your training of wait-staff needs to be overhauled too.

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LM
52 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service and very good food, it exceeded my expectations given the restaurant is above the market, only downside is that it was very warm in the restaurant due to hot temperature outside and no or inefficient air conditioning.

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G
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious! We were a party of six and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The atmosphere was great and the service was exceptional. We would definitely recommend.

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L
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food and service were excellent! A little on the loud side and a bit hot but overall it was a fab night!

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BC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Restaurant decor needs updating, menu itself could have more choice and innovative items.
Wine menu too vast could be shorter, with better recommendations.

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JM
11 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant at Fallon and Byrne is a large space so usually easy to get into but at the same there is always a good number dining so always a nice buzz. The menu is compact and has a good range of dishes to suit all tastes. On the night of dining, I had the beetroot salad and hake dishes both of which were excellent. There is an excellent wine list - wines by the glass are pricey. We had very good, friendly service.

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BM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was average, uninspiring. Service was sharp and attentive. Table layout and atmosphere I liked

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MO
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Fallon and Byrne, delicious food,
Friendly and efficient service in a beautiful room that enables you to relax and chat while at the same time feeling stylish and sophisticated.

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