The Green Hen

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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. The restaurant is situated over two floors both each with it's own bar.

Lunch & Dinner is served everyday, with Early Bird & Table D'Hote options. We offer an extensive wine menu to complement any dish, our staff would be delighted to recommend a bottle. Our award-winning cocktails are also a must try!​ Come and join us and enjoy the unique ambiance and great customer service that everyone is talking about at The Green Hen.
What 120 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
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FS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd time visiting the green hen. Was seated downstairs this time, and appeared to arrive at rush hour. The restaurant was packed, but the manager found us our table very quickly, and service was very prompt. Would highly recommend the green hen. Will definitely be back next time we are in town.

ND
Inverness
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing venue, staff were absolutely fantastic and our party all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Food is outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

The food was passable, the service (albeit friendly when they bothered to serve you) was extremely inefficient. The evening I was there seemed to be staffed by very inexperienced teenagers working a weekend job waiting tables, not what I would expect from a city centre restaurant.

RH
Dublin
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

25 minutes to get the wine! Appetizer arrived after 35 minutes...no plates!the steak was half fat! Disappointing to say the least! Have not been there for 4 years and now know why!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food well presented paired with great wine and service in a lovely atmosphere

VM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Thanks for the lunch, we enjoy it. We will come back.

E
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Possibly one of my favourite restaurants in Dublin! Staff are very friendly and helpful when you can’t decide on what you want! Great ambience. Our meal was delicious, I would recommend the duck breast.
Will definitely be back.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere and amazing food. The staff are professional, friendly and knowledgable - will definitely be returning again soon.

LD
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and choice of selection was perfect the surrounding and mood so chic with a cool homely friends get together atmosphere. Staff couldn’t do enough for you and were great with directions!! Great meal we will be back

KM
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Excellent food, lovely ambiance and very nice staff. The only complaints would be were sitting for a few minutes before we were offered menus and we had to request a wine menu. We were given the bill after 2 hours, this is fine if advised beforehand but we were not so it was quite rude to be given a bill we hadn't asked for and be told the table was needed in 5 minutes

N
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal in the room upstairs! Ambiance was lovely and great value for the quality and quantity. Míle buíochas!

JF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We travelled 113 miles last sunday to have a birthday dinner for my 82 year old aunt at the Green hen.
It was well worth our while as the " vegan steak " was fabulous ... something I have not tried elsewhere and the birthday girl loved her meal
so like our previous visits we will return

AW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Its a lively place! Great Buzzing atmosphere. Good service too

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a nice meal and the waiting staff were very friendly and helpful.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. The soup and entries were delicious. One of my favorite restaurants in Dublin Unfortunately for me I won’t be going back to Dublin till next March.

J
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding will definitely be back, excellent food, great wine menu and the staff were extremely helpful

SO
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Finally a chef, the wonderful Denis, who realises that Vegetarians like to eat too! Not an extensive Vegetarian Menu but what Denis did was just Yummy. Good soup is a treat but the Pumpkin soup was not just good, it was great. Loved the toasted pumpkin seeds. Gorgeous crunchy finish. As for my mains of Roasted Celeriac with a Mushroom sauce & broccoli, what beautiful flavours. I was the happiest diner in town ! Of course the atmosphere in The Green Hen was further enhanced by the wonderful Emmett who ran this restaurant smoothly & who just brought a wonderful vibe & buzz to the restaurant. Super chatty who seems to have the respect of his colleagues. All the staff were super friendly. A wonderful dining experience & I can’t wait to return.

MR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were so efficient when I arrived very friendly , I had American friends visiting and the waiter went out of his way to give recommendations where to go in Dublin,
I’ve been to this restaurant before and will definitely be going back again,
Monica.

SF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Lovely ambience and great buzz but poor service. Lots of confusion over two glasses of wine and waiter very abrupt and rude

L
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff was very attentive. My water was never not full, food came quickly and when I asked for the bill it came right out. Location is ideal if you want to do some shopping. Overall would highly recommend

PW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We had a pleasant evening together at the Green Hen, but there were two main issues
1) The staff seemed under too much pressure, so that we didnt get the type of personal attention that we expected - they were quite distracted, there were long gaps between anyone paying any attention to us, and long gaps between courses.
2) The food was scanty on the plate, despite relatively high prices. A few dollops of potato and a few veggies to make the plate look more substantial would have gone a long way.

MC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Five of us had lunch. Three enjoyed fish & chips but the person who had duck found it bland. I enjoyed a glass of Temperanillo (€8) . Others found the white Rioja a bit acidic.

P
Montreal
23 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely meal. The food was tasty and delicious. Unfortunately they were short staffed and our server was kept busy but he still managed to provide us we excellent service. It was very loud because we were seated beside two large tables.

PW
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Complained that we arrived on time. Then sat us right by the front door and coat stand. We got up and left.

JD
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Middle of the road affair. Pricey given delivery. Would expect more from the food - quality, flavour and quantity of main course. Staff ok.

LG
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I would recommend this place. Drinks and food is very good and fair prices.

EC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Very nice food, atmosphere but no gluten free deserts available, frustrating for someone who likes desert but can't tolerant gluten. It just makes me so unwell not worth chancing. As a nurse, amazed at the amount of restaurants that don't accomodate or dismiss intolerences as we see more & more people suffer from IBS.

k
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Will most certainly be back. Could not fault anything. Just the best!

HO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We were seat more in the bar area than the restaurant
This was disappointing as I booked to eat in a restaurant not a bar

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious dinner and the Manager and Bartender are gems. Highly recommend for both the food and service.

OT
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

This restaurant was recommended to us by our tour guide. The food was excellent although the service was a bit slow (I think in part to the few numbers of servers, etc. on schedule that night). OST definitely would recommend this restaurant to people visiting.

S
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a find! Traveling in Ireland and looked for a good French restaurant. It was like being in the St Germaine area in Paris. Good food and service. So cute inside!

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I eat at the Green Hen often. The staff are great. Always feel welcome. There’s a lovely atmosphere in the place. Also do amazing cocktails!

GO
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Having had some lovely lunches in the Green Hen I decided to book my husband's 65th birthday there. What a disappointment, the service was terrible the food came in relays. The food was cold and in two cases overcooked. Will not be going back!

GQ
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was absolutely excellent. When our chosen wine was not available the waitress looked after a more expensive one for the same price. There was no problem catering for non alcoholic drinkers and the bar staff prepared a wonderful non alcoholic cocktail. There was generous portions and all the food for the five of us was excellent.

JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

We were seated by the new manager who was very friendly. Staff in general were friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately it was difficult to get their attention and we had to walk to the bar to order drinks. Long delays between courses. The food was lovely but the waiting and trying to get the attention of staff really brings the place down.

WC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Best value for money in Dublin. Great food and service.

CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastically special as always. Can't wait to return.

PG
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed dining at the Green Hen - strip loin steak was excellent & cooked exactly as ordered. Lovely staff delivered very good customer service. Will certainly be back

RM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Really nice setting and a warm welcome from the team at the green hen to our party of six. Food was good but the service was lacking a little, one of our parties starters were forgotten and then when it came to the main course there was a lag of about 10 minutes for two of the main courses for which the team apologised and said that it would be discounted on the bill, but they didn't do that either. Having said all that I would go back.