Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant

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805 reviews
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€30 and under
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Contemporary European
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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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening - excellent food and ambience

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meal was fabulous, the presentation was amazing, and the cocktails were delicious!

DA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our best meal in Dublin. Service was friendly and very accommodating for complicated gluten and diary-free requests from our group. We particularly enjoyed the cucumber & avocado gazpacho which was a delicious twist on an old favorite, and both the trout and aubergine main course were very good.

KR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I really enjoyed my meal but unfortunately my partner's main course was very disappointing. He ordered the vegan cauliflower main and when it arrived it was just cauliflower and raisins. Other than that the meal was fine.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was really good and well priced and staff very friendly and helpful and handy to have the lift for one of the party in a wheelchair. My only issue was being squashed at the table where my chair back was pretty much stuck between the two people at the next table so not very comfortable. It improved when the table on the other side emptied and we got up and moved our table so we could sit properly. Otherwise a great night and lovely food!

LC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Excellent service for a Saturday night and good food, beautifully presented, but the experience was marred by a table of 30 plus with shrieking children and constant flash photography which spoiled the dining for all the other clients. When the group finally left at 9 pm, everyone could establish a civilised level of conversation.

LE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic early bird dinner menu but what really sold it for me was that nearly off the desserts could be made gluten free! Its very rare to find that so I will definitely be going again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Food wasn’t as good as we thought it would be. Meat had a burnt taste on the outside. Everything else was fine.

KB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food excellent, value for money very good, however I noise levels to be off putting and was disappointed to be served a bottle of white wine that was at room temperature as opposed to chilled.

L
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I have to say I did not find it up to their usual standards and so was a little dissappointed.

AG
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Possibly the noisiest restaurant we've been in! The place was filled with people yelling and shouting at each other. They seem to cater to loud weddings and "hen" parties. Pity as the food and service was good but the overall experience was poor.
If you want a place to meet for a meal then be prepared to shout all night at the people at your table then this is for you.

C
Saskatoon
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fallon and Byrne was highly recommended to us by our food tour guide. It was excellent. We had the pre-theatre menu; the food was delicious (much of which was locally sourced) and the service was attentive, but not obsequious. We enjoyed the ambience and decor of the restaurant. Since we arrived early, it wasn’t noisy, but that might be different if the restaurant was full. The food was excellent value for the money, but it was not cheap. Check out the market—it has a wonderful selection of locally grown foods, on the high end side, but worth the price.

KM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for lunch for 8 persons food divine ..Had a great afternoon Thank you

BK
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our evening in this restaurant was excellent it exceeded my expectations. The room is spacious and comfortable All of the dishes were very good, cooked to perfection and well presented. I myself had the chicken and risotto and I the risotto was one of the best I have ever tasted Service was very good and overall I could find no short comings.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a wonderful restaurant. They were particularly accommodating to my son’s milk allergy. We felt very welcome and comfortable. The food was also excellent. I would highly recommend.

GW
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Where to start.... avoid at all costs, it felt as if we are at a cattle market, the noise level to high we couldn’t even talk to each other.
The starters are well over priced compared to other leading establishments within the city.
€35 euros for a fillet steak is a joke, you’d expect a tomahawk steak at that price.
Children were also running around the place at 10pm, it’s not that we don’t like children. However, there is a time and a place...
Sorry, but we won’t be returning.

B
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely meal there, the food was beautiful as usual and the staff were efficient & friendly.

AH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fab as always. Great customer service and staff couldn't do enough for you. Overall super experience

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Too loud for us but the food was good.
The vegetarian menu is a good idea.

CS
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with attentive service and outstanding food.

AH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seated immediately, wonderful service and food outstanding, will definitely be back and would nightly recommend.

JN
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visit to F & B and it was a really enjoyable experience. Seamless booking online, lovely welcome, very attentive service throughout, extensive food & wine menu and delicious meals - what more can I say !!!?? Thanks for a lovely afternoon.

SA
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our 3rd time here and as good as ever. Friendly staff, good menu choices and well-prepared food. Nice ambience and a convenient location.

GK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first visit to the restaurant, and I was very impressed. The food was excellent and the service was also of a very high quality. My friends and I fully intend to go again soon. Thank you.

AB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere but the lighting could be improved. The decor is a bit dated.
Having said that the space is very comfortable and very private - good space between tables.
The food was very good. The steak happened to be a bit tough but when we complained they offered us an Irish coffee on the house.

A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great place to go for an early dinner, where the staff are attentive, welcoming, discrete and yet always at the ready. There's something on the menu and wine card for all taste buds and budgets. In all, it left a very good impression and the desire to go back there with family, friends or just on my own.

MK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and friendly service in a lovely room.

JA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Cold food, forgot part of order. Staff looked like they were rushing to get home. Bad butcher smell coming from their shop below

FJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Burgers are amazing! Swap out the fries for the Truffle Mash!

SH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After taking our two guests from the UK out the night before to a different restaurant, and having a disastrous meal, I was nervous in case things didn't go well on their second night in Dublin. Fortunately, our meal at F & B was practically perfect. A peaceful and calm ambience, efficient but understated service and delicious food and wine. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In Dublin for 2 days wanted a cosy lunch with friends. Great Vegetarian food menu. Wine,Service & atmosphere terrific.
Would definitely recommend this place. The food shopping downstairs is also fabulous.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the food and service are next to nothing in Fallon and Byrne. we opted for cocktails instead of wine with the dinner, and weren't disappointed. we all chose pre-theatre as it was just as good as the a la carte. the food was delicious and the service was excellent.
we love the restaurant, and out of all the ones in Dublin, we frequent this one the most.
a treat for both a comfortable afternoon or a special occasion.

r
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the early bird menu, two courses for around €27 and it was delicious! The service was amazing, couldn’t fault the night! To top it off the staff brought me out a birthday ice cream with a candle which I was not expecting!! Such a lovely touch, Would 1000% recommend!

J
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had been to a wedding in Fallon & Byrne, Exchequer St about a year ago and the food was fantastic! We decided to go back for lunch and it did not disappoint. I had the steak and my wife had the gnocchi and both dishes were exemplary. However, the show stealer was the broccoli side we ordered. Blanched then fried with lemon vinaigrette and shaved almonds, it was a delicious accompaniment to both our meals. We capped it all off with a delicious Kinder Bueno dessert and a cocktail. The staff were very helpful and friendly without being too familiar and the room was slightly over-bearing when barely occupied but once a few more tables arrived, the ambiance was very relaxed. We will definitely go back... even if it’s just for two plates of broccoli!!!

AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent location, scrumptious food, exceedingly friendly staff and of course excellent value for the early bird menu...We stayed until 11:00 pm!!

AD
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A very enjoyable evening with superb service and food

K
16 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, perfectly prepared. Nice ambience and really friendly and professional staff.

P
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I Love Fallon & Byrne, I love the dedication to Irish produce and the attention to detail on the plate. The tastes are consistently fresh and flavoursome and I keep coming back!!!! so that says it all!! Many thanks, Orla.

GR
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had my birthday dinner here. Good food and ambiance. The room is a bit noisy - there were a few large groups present - it was also quite warm up there.

OT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very quick with bringing each course and a mix up on the bill let it down

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