Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant

4.3
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881 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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4.2
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BR
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Lively ambience. Highly recommend.

H
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Falon & Byrne on Saturday feb 22. Food was amazing. Wine was fab. The service was excellent. I thought it was a little loud as the ceilings are very high but we were seated at a table for 2 and were able to chat to each other. Will definitely go back.

KL
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Excellent food, but service was poor. ... waiting staff did not work as a team and we had to ask for water to be topped up and for oyster shells to be cleared from side plates. This may seem picky, but we were expecting a higher level of service.
Cold atmosphere (we were there early, so hopefully it warmed up later) with a draughty window.
Very low lighting made it difficult to see the food.

BC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I have eaten in Fallon & Byrne a few times and have high expectations based on this. However the recent experience was average at best. While I expected a reduced menu for the pre-Theatre menu the choice was underwhelming and while there was nothing wrong with the food delivered it didn't live up to expectations. There was also a feeling that the staff wanted us gone as fast as possible.
Based on this experience I wouldn't recommend the pre-theatre option to others and am in no rush back for non pre-theatre

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food and wines were of a very high standard we will be back for definite as the food was fantastic. However there were a lot of servers circulating through the place and none of them were really checking in with the tables only to take plates. When the food was brought down and taken away we weren’t asked would we like anything else and it was very hard to get a servers attention. At the very end we spent over 20 minutes trying to get a servers attention for the bill. It seems like the waiters don’t have sections so it was a bit helter skelter. It doesn’t bother us having multiple servers but the quality of the service was not great and every server we had (approx 6 different ones) were highly impersonable. Overall the food will have us coming back.

RE
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Never rushed, good food, plenty of table space- good atmosphere

KL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice place. Food was very good, service was superior to anywhere else, totally on top of it.

Will be back

LF
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really Special Night Lovely Food and Staff !! Came over from England to try, wpuld definitely recommend!!!

JH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great, fast friendly service, great food and nice lighting with the correct amount of noise. comfortable seating. Recommend 100%.

s
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

the food was very boring and the music wasnt great. service was quite slow too

G
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful scalops, the best I have ever eaten and the hake was delicious too. Very nice and friendly waitresses! Highly recommend!

A
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for all three courses of the pre theatre menu. It’s was delicious with a good selection of dishes. Service was attentive with pleasant staff. Tastefully decorated with a good buzz about the restaurant, and great value for money.

A
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasant staff with very good attention to details. Suited our group as we were under no pressure to vacate the table. We like the freedom to relax so we can enjoy our conversations.

A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

It was excellent, but too dark. Best vegan dinner I’ve ever had.

DC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Very tough and barely edible ribeye. Vegetables satisfactory. You need to find a new butcher

CF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice experience again

K
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great service, well looked after. Food was ... good, nothing remarkable.

KM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately my rib eye steak was sinewy and tough to cut and chew and was over cooked. However I was offered a replacement and they took the price of it off the bill. My starter of scallops and my partners starter and belly pork were excellent. We also enjoyed our puddings and as it was my partner's birthday they sweetly decorated a plate with a chocolate icing greeting and a candle. The wine we chose was also excellent. Service was exemplary. Just a shame about the steak.

L
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for some nice comfort food-only thing I can think of to fault them on is a new pre-theatre menu would be nice and will someone please put the hake on it!

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hi Louise, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we take all your comments on board and we hope you visit us again soon!

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SC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, friendly staff,excellent service and great atmosphere

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hi Sharon, Thank you for reviewing us, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you pop in again soon!

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DS
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

White wine was room temperature, eventually gave ice bucket. 3 asks to get some ice cubes. 4 asks for some listed gluten free bread. Red wine then warmer than room, so got a second use from ice bucket. Overall food was high standard. Service slow overall with longer than normal delays between courses.

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we would like to chat to you about your experience. Would you mind sending your contact details to our restaurant@ email so that we can get in touch?

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MR
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The higher priced (assuming quality) wine was very poor. The burger was very dry. And the staff were good, generally attentive, but not very personable. Which is all OK in a way. But I’m not so inspired to return.

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we would love to chat to you about your experience. Would you mind sending your contact details to our restaurant@ email so that we can get in touch?

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PB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great food and good service in pleasant surroundings

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hi Pat, Thank you for writing this review for us, we hope you pop in again soon!

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PM
14 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, great atmosphere, fantastic overall.

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hi Paul, Thank you for writing a review for us, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit, we hope to see you again soon!

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AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Great location and very flexible when we needed to change the time of our table.

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hi Aoife, Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

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MJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the good and service was spot on. Only issue was the noise level. Just the two of us at the table but the overall noise level in the room made it difficult to hear on occasion.

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi Mary, Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant. We hope you pop in again sometime soon!

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AM
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Fine food ok. Not that cheap for what you get. But nice overall

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hi Albert, Thank you for reviewing the restaurant. We take your comments on board and we hope to see you again sometime soon!

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JM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely meal - good choice - handy location close to LUAS - highly recommend

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi James, Thank you for writing this review for our restaurant, we're delighted you enjoyed your meal, we hope to see you again soon!

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UQ
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressed and would highly recommend the venue to others. Service was absolutely excellent

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi Una, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Family dinner was great!

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing our restaurant, we're delighted you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon!

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MD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Lovely food, good service but soo noisy! Would go again.

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi Maire, Thank you for writing this lovely review. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

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I
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It is a good restaurant with nice food and french atmosphere but very noisy

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing us, we hope to see you again sometime soon!

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C
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Early bird menu is not good value for money, the food was overcooked

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi there, thank you for reviewing, we would love to have a chat to you about your experience, would you mind sending your contact details to our restaurant email so that we can be in touch?

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JM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant, beautiful food, friendly staff - delicious steak

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing the restaurant, we are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us, we hope you visit again sometime soon!

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GB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Whilst the service was excellent on the night we were there, the food was disappointing and not worth the prices charged. The €30 rib eye steaks were tough and grizzly even when cooked medium rare. The starters were mediocre and lacked flavour. Much better options at these prices elsewhere around Dublin.

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi Greg, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we would love to chat about your experience. Would you mind sending your contact details to our restaurant email so that we can be in touch?

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L
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we ate here was delicious. The vegetarian options were few in number but really high quality—the entree, a sweet potato & lentil Wellington, was very filling and a far cry from the unsatisfying Thai curries or stews of random vegetables that count as a main course at so many area restaurants. One of the best meals we’ve had in Dublin!

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review for us. We are delighted you enjoyed our vegetarian options and we look forward to the next time you visit!

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AS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We got married here in December last year and came back a year later on the same day for lunch. We had a great experience and a glass of Prosecco on the house. The food was amazing too. Would highly recommend Fallon & Byrne to everyone.

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi Aoife, Thank you for reviewing our restaurant, we're so happy you came back and enjoyed your lunch with us, we hope you pop back again soon!

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l
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our team Christmas event in Fallon & Byrne.

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing us, we're so happy you enjoyed your Christmas meal, we hope to see you again soon!

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SM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Xmas lunch and great value for Money. Lovely atmosphere and great staff

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi Sandra, Thank you for this lovely review! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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TW
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

My fried and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch in F&Bs. The staff were excellent and the food was delicious.

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi Teresa, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are so happy you enjoyed your lunch and we hope to see you again soon!

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