The Grayson

4.1
183 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
No. 41 St. Stephen’s Green was built in 1745 as a residential home for Mrs Ruth Croker. Since her days, this beautiful building has hosted many fabulous parties, seen many eminent figures pass through its doorway, and witnessed episodes of turbulent Irish history unfolding on its doorstep.

The building itself is extraordinary and we have set out to highlight its original features, protect its structure, whilst adding a fresh, bright and comfortable feel. Each nook and cranny of The Grayson is waiting to be discovered, and we can’t wait for you to explore.

From casual mid week lunches and post office tipples, dinner and drinks with friends, late night dancing, to long and lazy weekend lunches, The Grayson is a place to enjoy whatever way is for you.

We look forward to welcoming you all, continuing on the tradition of great hospitality since 1745!
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Dublin
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

General building condition outside of dining areas such as the stairway etc. require renovations. Birthday parties and groups also detract from the atmosphere.

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Hidden gem with a small but high quality menu and great wine selection

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MW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Unfortunately we got a terrible uncomfortable table / seats. Also my husband couldn't eat his steak even though he requested medium it was raw in the middle. The staff we welcoming, attentive and professional. The place itself is old so lots of steep, unsafe stairs but nicely decorated.

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KF
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Gorgeous Decor, friendly staff, good set menu choices.

We had a business dinner for 6 we were in a room on our own and enjoyed the set menu & wine selection avaiable. We also enjoyed the cocktails at the end of the night.

For me the goats cheese mousse starter had too much mousse to fruit ratio & but my guests loved it.
Also when i highlighted that my sea bass was slightly under done the server was so apologetic & rectified the mistake immediately which showed great customer service.
Only thing was due to the day of the week there were tables spread out throughout the restuarant which meant servers were stretched and weren't as attentive as the last time i was there. (not their fault & they were all extreamly helpful & friendly)

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, great food, great place

The Grayson
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, it means so much to us. I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us and we really look forward to seeing you again very soon. Warmest regards, Kate

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KN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the second you walk in the door you get the full experience of the Grayson. Excellent service, delicious food and a great location for a treat! A perfect date night experience

The Grayson
Responded on 9 July 2019

Hi Katie, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I am delighted to read that you had a great experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best Wishes, Elaine

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Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, great staff and excellent wine selection!

The Grayson
Responded on 8 July 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, it means so much us and I am just delighted that you had a good experience with us. We really hope to see you again very soon. Warmest regards, Kate de C

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G
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing relaxing afternoon sipping cocktails and eating amazing food. The staff were exemplary and attentive. Did not want to leave and cannot wait for another visit to Dublin.

The Grayson
Responded on 9 July 2019

Hi Gougla, Its brilliant to read your feedback and am delighted you had a lovely experience with is here in The Grayson. Definitely pop into see us when you are back! Best Wishes, Elaine

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A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

The burger was more like a burnt hockey puck made from frozen meat and service was slow

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Responded on 24 June 2019

Hi Anna, I am so sorry to read of your poor experience with us! We always strive to provide 5* service and food to our guests and it seems like we really missed the mark for you and I can only apologise profusely for this. I would really like to hear some extra details of you could email me on katedc@pressup.ie I would be most grateful. Warmest regards, Kate

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EH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Two days later, and my mouth is still watering at the thought of the gorgeous food. It was really delicious and so well cooked and presented, and left me very satisfied but not at all over-full which is always a risk.

I had the fillet steak and fries, and the others has the Supreme of Chicken. I was so tempted to lick the plate, it was that good!!

My only constructive criticism is that it's not clear from the photos that the seating isn't in the conservatory but is rather on the top floor (and I had an 85 year old with me, but who is fortunately fit).

We were sitting in a very intimate room on the top floor right beside a bar which got really noisy as a party flooded in for pre-dinner drinks. It was enough for my mother's hearing-aide to be switched off. Between the cocktail shaker and the blender, it put a less-than-perfect spin on our night out.

That said, I will definitely go back, and I have told quite a few people about it. The staff were super--really nice and friendly, and allowed me to try three different wines before I settled (their offer, not my ask!).

Great night, great location.

Just worth managing expectations around seating location, I'd say.

Thanks for a lovely night.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Service was quite slow on a quiet lunchtime

The Grayson
Responded on 24 June 2019

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for your feedback, I am so sorry to read that the service wasn't up to scratch and I can only sincerely apologise for this. I would love to hear a little more about your experience with us if you could please email me on katedc@pressup.ie I would be most grateful. Warmest regards, Kate

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HK
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

Food was tiny, over priced, bland all round awful!

The Grayson
Responded on 19 June 2019

Hi Heather, I am disheartened to read your review and star rating. If you felt like sharing please mail me on elaine@thegrayson.ie as I would like to get your full feedback and investigate the food you were served on the evening. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best Wishes, Elaine

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I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another lovely evening at the Grayson. Fantastically attentive staff who are appropriately attentive but don’t hassle or intrude. The waiter serving the drinks was particularly knowledgeable about the beverages- unfortunately I didn’t get his name but it’s the bearded gentleman who tends the bar and waits the tables on the second floor. The food was really lovely - great selection on the menu and presented to a very high standard. A lovely touch of a special dessert for the birthday person. Altogether highly recommended

The Grayson
Responded on 19 June 2019

Hi There, I am so delighted to read this lovely review. We are so lucky to have amazing staff working here and you seem to have received the whole hearted experience of what we thrive to provide for our guests. I have shown Nathan(bearded gentleman) the review and he is very thankful. Hoping to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Elaine

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RH
Dublin
17 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely food! And the cocktails are great too!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visiting Dublin for our birthdays and it was PHENOMENAL!!!

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L
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night had at the Grayson , big shout out to our server guy who looked after us and was so so friendly, apologies we didn’t get his name but he was outstanding at his job, we had a fab time and the Nduja fries are amazing ! Our server recommended them!
We will be back very soon!

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PB
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was great, but pricey. Servcie was a little "haughty"
Resaturant was very quiet (it was a Monday evening)

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NP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

There was very limit seats to sit out at the court yard with a lot of occasions around.

The Grayson
Responded on 28 May 2019

Hi Nicola, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate us and I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back in to see us again soon. Warmest regards, Kate de C

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BE
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for lunch on Saturday and the food was delicious and great value for the price of the menu :) cocktails were fab

The Grayson
Responded on 26 May 2019

Hi B7ET Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, it means so much to us. We look forward to welcoming you back into The Grayson very soon. Warmest regards Eugen

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

The food was really poor in terms of presentation and taste. I wouldn’t go back and have a lot of bad experiences with Press Up Entertainment restaurants

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Responded on 27 May 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so sorry to see that you didn't have a good dining experience with us in The Grayson and I would love to hear a little more about it. If you could get in touch with me on katedc@pressup.ie I would be most grateful. Warmest regards, Kate de C

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D
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Service was very good but the meal was patchy. One starter was good the other not great. Same for the mains. Given the price of the meal it was very disappointing overall. It's our second visit since it opened as the Greyson and sadly we are unlikely to be back.

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Responded on 26 May 2019

Hi ____ Hi there, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your experience in the Grayson. We are always trying to offer our guests a 5* experience but it seems like we really missed this for you and I can only apologise. I can assure you we take your feedback extremely seriously and will use it to affect change within The Grayson. We really hope to see you again soon. Warmest regards, Eugen Eugen

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Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Best fries for in town

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Responded on 26 May 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, it means so much to us. We look forward to welcoming you back into The Grayson very soon. Warmest regards Eugen

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T
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delish. Good choice of wine and fab setting x

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Responded on 15 May 2019

Hi Trisha, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, it means so much to us!! We really hope to see you again soon, Warmest regards, Kate de C

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HS
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

All good. Only complaint is the wine list. Its very disjointed. And a mid range New Zealand sauvignon blanc was 62 euro so a bit pricey in my view.

The Grayson
Responded on 10 May 2019

Hi HelS, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We take all feedback seriously and take on board your comments on our wine list. We hope to see you again. Best Wishes, Elaine

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner - especially the black truffle risotto!!
We will be back

The Grayson
Responded on 8 May 2019

Hi Betty, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, it means so much to us! We look forward to welcoming you back into us again soon. Warmest regards, Kate

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E
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great atmosphere for early evening and generally a good place to go. Lovely bar with great cocktails. Food was limited in terms of menu and I have had better steaks but overall we would go back based on overall experience but not specifically food.

The Grayson
Responded on 6 May 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and I’m so glad you enjoyed The Grayson. However, We are so sorry to hear that we really missed the mark with regards to food. We can only apologies and assure you we take your feedback extremely seriously and will use it to affect change within The Grayson. We really hope to see you again soon. Warmest regards Eugen.B

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I
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really great night - we’re seated downstairs at first but there was a draft so moved up to top floor - food was of a very high standard and ambience was perfect - especially good service from man at door who had our reservation who doubled up as server and checked everything was good with dinner - he was a manager I suspect and on top of his job - highly recommended - will return

The Grayson
Responded on 30 April 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It means so much to us! We've passed your feedback onto the teams also. We really hope to welcome you back into us again soon. Warmest regards, Kate

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SK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

More for drinks and music. Food was just OK wouldn’t be running back to eat!

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Responded on 30 April 2019

Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm so sorry to see that you didn't have a great dining experience, I would be so interested to hear more about this if you would email me on katedc@pressup.ie. I'm delighted you enjoyed the music and bar aspect. We really hope to welcome you again to us soon. Warmest regards, Kate de C

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time at the Grayson.... love it. Great staff, delicious food and great wines ! Thank you

The Grayson
Responded on 26 April 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, it means so much to us. We really look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmest regards, Kate

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RC
Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff, lovely place, food was very good but we felt it was a little too pricey

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KC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Loved the terrace area. Nice food lovely wine.

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Responded on 16 April 2019

Hi KarinaC, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We hope to see you again soon and to enjoy the terrace in the Summer sunshine :) Warmest regards, Kate

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BM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We booked on a friday morning for lunch. We arrived 30 minutes early in the hope of getting seated earlier which was no problem with the hostess. We ordered the steak sandwiches which were really good and great value considering they come with fries. ....i would highly recommend upgrading the fries to the parmesan and nduja ones.....they were delicious!!!! We also had the passion fruit curd dessert which was nice and refreshing. There was a delay with our coffees which they apologised about, which i thought was sufficient but then they also didn't charge us for them. Overall a great dining experience and great value!

The Grayson
Responded on 16 April 2019

Hi BMoyle15, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, it means so much to us. We really hope that you will pop back in and see us again soon. Warmest regards, Kate

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GD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic will definitely be back , outside area was beautiful

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Responded on 11 April 2019

Hi GemmaD Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, it means so much to us. We look forward to welcoming you back into The Grayson very soon. Warmest regards, Eugen

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The overall experience was great. The food was great and the surroundings are wonderful with an elegant retro charm.
The service was slow but we were not in any hurry.
On a couple of occasions we had to ask for the same item twice either ordering drinks or dessert menus.
None of the above would deter me from going back and this was our 2nd visit to date.

The Grayson
Responded on 3 April 2019

Hi Rick, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your meal and my apologies for the slow service. I will speak to the teams regarding this and hopefully you will see an improvement next time you visit We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, Kind regards, Kate

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GJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We went for Mother’s Day. Food was very nice but the service was slow.

The Grayson
Responded on 3 April 2019

Hi George, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, it means so much to us. My apologies if service was slow, we will work on this aspect and hopefully get the balance right. We really hope you will try us again soon. Warm regards, Kate

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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal service and amazing food. Will definitely be back again!

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Responded on 29 March 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to welcome you back in again soon. Warmest regards, The Grayson Team

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SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

I will not be returning to the Grayson.

The service was extremely poor. Although the staff were very nice there clearly was not enough.

We waiting 35 minutes for drinks and when we followed up with waiter, he had "forgot" . We cancelled the order and asked for the bill. The food and drinks were extremely slow to arrive and food was very average. I was very disappointed about with the whole experience. If you want people to pay a bit more for a nice lunch, you need to ensure that customer service is as good as your food. Neither was the case with the Grayson. We had cancelled a booking in another venue in Dublin on Sunday to go to the Grayson, but I will not be returning.

The Grayson
Responded on 26 March 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so sorry to see that you had such a disappointing and frustrating experience with us on Sunday. Let me firstly assure you we take feedback extremely seriously and I will be using it to effect change immediately in our service. I would be most grateful if you would contact me directly at katedc@pressup.ie regarding this. My sincerest apologies again, Kate

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Was previously a member of the Residence club, and I was very impressed with the current set up of the Grayson.

Can not fault the venue, or staff and it is a wonderful place to have a gathering of people, or just to have a night out with your better half

The food was good - the chef might think on tweaking the goats cheese starter (we both felt there was not enough texture in the dish), but there is enough variation on the menu to please even the fussiest eater

Will definitely be back

The Grayson
Responded on 26 March 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to welcome you back in again soon. Warmest regards, The Grayson Team

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The level of service provided from the moment you walk through the door to when you leave was impeccable. The food was lovely and the ambience couldn’t be faulted.

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Grace, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to welcome you back in again soon. Warmest regards, The Grayson Team

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyable... delicious food . Glad we were upstairs at it was very noisey downstairs. Staff very welcoming, friendly and efficient

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Responded on 26 March 2019

Hi There, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to welcome you back in again soon. Warmest regards, The Grayson Team

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