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 199 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic night. Great food, service and ambience. Will be back.

s
London
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Had to wait 45 minutes for our table which had been booked in advance

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb evening @GreenHenDublin last night. Huge thanks to Emmet, and all the staff, for great service and amazing food. My brother and his wife were there for the first time and were blown away by the whole experience. They cannot wait to come back. Well done all 👍❤️

M
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

We had a 6:30pm reservation but did not get seated until 7pm. During this half hour we sat at the bar and were promised that they had a lovely table waiting for us that would be ready soon, We ordered a drink whilst we waited. The barman got an order of tea from a table but seemed confused which tea was which so picked up the teabags and had a good smell and feel of them and put them back into the jar! This turned our stomachs. At 7pm we eventually got seated at our not so lovely table that we has been promised. The table was right as you entered the the establishment meaning those sitting at the bar were on top of us and with so many coming and going we felt the very cold draft from the door. The staff were extremely friendly and tried their best to please but unfortunately we ordered a glass of wine which was twice forgotten about that we didn't bother trying a third time. Overall the food was delightful with so many different flavors completing each other to perfection but be prepared to pay for it. Due to the price and the service we got we won't be rushing back.

A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the service food excellent would highly recommend

BM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and good service. Surprised it was so quiet for such a quality offering !

TK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great host when we arrived. Service was great and food even better.

JW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

...got blown away by Storm Denis...had to cancel late late late...Mark was superb in his professionalism...will catch you soon Guys...I promise!!

W
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very lovely Valentine's dinner. Sat upstairs, which was quiet and cozy
Wait staff was attentive, but not annoying.
Food was very very good.

J
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

When we arrived on valentine's evening for our booking the manager told us that there was no booking and fumbled his way through telling us that we booked too late on OpenTable and that we didn't get confirmation of the booking, which I did not understand because I got email confirmation from open table. There was nothing on OpenTable telling us it was too late to book through their page and we selected an apparently available timeslot.

GA
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our afternoon. The staff are fantastic and allowed us to linger all afternoon over our late lunch. Food was amazing as usual! Thanks for another superb visit!

VB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent, staff were aware of customers and came to the table to check if everything was ok during the meal and if anything else was needed.

Food was very good, enjoyed by myself and my companion.

Would recommend to friends to go there without hesitation!

KP
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved this restaurant, myself and my husband had a really enjoyable night and found the waiters excellent. The food was lovely. We would definitely return.

SC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From beginning to end The Green Hen was fantastic. The staff (I wish I knew their names individually) treated my elderly parents and I like royalty. It made such a huge difference to our night - 5 star all the way. Can't wait to go back again soon.

MB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second visit in 2 months. Really great place for dinner and drinks

LC
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

The menu was completely different to the menu when I arrived.
This French restaurant does not have a French chef.
The food was unimaginative and although clean and nice. It lacked taste fortune price.
The service was very good.
I was not offered a discount for the experience and it all seemed a bit disappointing all in all.
The seating was uncomfortable so I moved to the couch.
Food came out in good time.
Food was minimal and very small portions lacking in flavour. Flavour not salty.
I would not go here again unless the menu upped its standard to the price range and meal standard. If a meal is small it should have impressive variety. It was insufficient in this.

TT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant and the staff were great. I would definitely recommend to my friends.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely weekend lunchtime spot, music a little loud for conversation at a table for two but this is a minor quibble. Friendly and helpful staff, delicious food. Toilets are a squeeze!

XI
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

I booked a table for my partner's birthday dinner the next day, also I went to the restaurant in person to order oysters for us, the waiter and kitchen staff both promised me that they will have oysters ready for us tomorrow evening. When we got there, no oysters at all. When we were placing our orders, the waiter seemed very impatient, also he almost forgot to ask what would we like to drink. LOL... The steak we asked for was rare to medium with a bit of blood. When we received it, disappointing. It was the first time for my partner, it was my third time visited this restaurant. I was very disappointed with this experience. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

S
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time experiencing The Green Hen for dinner. I had been recommended this restaurant by a friend and now it is my turn to recommend it to you. The food is excellent, service swift and attentive and the ambience is relaxed and full of conversation. On top of all that, I found the bill to be very reasonable considering the city centre location and quality of the courses served. It was a great night and a great find for the both of us. I'm sure we will be back again.

CC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of 8 celebrating a birthday. We were hoping for an atmospheric lunch venue & we certainly found it. The menu is simple and delicious.. Every one of our party was impressed.. The service was attentive without being fussy. Lunch was leisurely and everything we were looking for. Looking forward to going back.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

Had a dinner here with my Wife,
Service overall is bad, not blaming the staff is just too disorganized it just seams lost.
We order 2 old fashions as our table was delayed few minutes, i can say that was only a double shot of whiskey nothing else.
Food Menu was quite nice, can find option for all. I got the duck breast and my wife the Ribeye.
Duck was cooked to perfection but the ribeye could had use a bit of a rest as the meat wasn’t so juice as should be.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fab as was service

JP
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. Very friendly staff. Very comfortable venue. We would definitely go again and recommend to friends.

v
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

fantastic vegan menu my wife is coeliac and vegetarian so we find it hard to get top class food when eating out the meal we had was super

PM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit. Great service and very friendly
Party of five with everyone happy. Chicken tender and tasty burger good
Deserts very good and coffee decent
Overall worth a return visut

GW
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was amazing! As were the 2 bottles of wine we had. Service wasn’t 100%. My friend’s chair was bumped 3 times by staff members notwithstanding that there was plenty of room between hers and the adjacent table. We were presented with our bill without requesting it and were not offered coffee (we were on the 8pm sitting). I’ve always enjoyed the food here but please don’t give us our bill before we’re finished our meal.

Z
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely as always. The Green Hen is always a special restaurant for us as a couple. Mark was great to organise a table for us downstairs and the food, amazing as always.

JT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Went to celebrate my Mam’s birthday. The food was lovely and the staff were friendly and nice. They were very busy so it took a bit longer to get drinks, but we weren’t in a rush. Would recommend this for small gatherings as it’s not a spacious place. Lovely decor and ambiance was cozy. Will definitely go again!

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Worst restaurant experience I’ve had in Dublin in twenty years ! Awful !

JO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service always a reliable spot for dinner or lunch.

r
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Original booking was for 12.15. This was ammended to 15.00 at the restaurant,s request. When we got there we were given a table at the door with a massive coat rack overhanging one seat. Everytime someone needed a coat I had someone pushing in on me and then dragging their coat across my back. We left, a Christmas eve special dinner completely ruined.

BM
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food, great athmosphere and great staff. Really enjoyed the afternoon.

K
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was very busy when we arrived however Mark the manager managed the situation very well. Top marks for Mark and the staff

s
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Very disappointed with our meal tonight. I know it’s a busy time but our food was not good. Both went for rump of lamb. It was tough as old boots. Came rare and we were not asked how we would like it done. I prefer well done. It the service was slow so I tried to eat it as it came. Not enough staff on to deal with the amount of people in the restaurant. Would be slow to go back. Used to be one of my favourite restaurants.

g
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was so busy that we where very late getting seated. That did not for one minute take away from a lovely night. All.the staff could not do anymore for us and all the other guest's. I know it is was the lead up to Christmas but the atmosphere was brilliant.Thanks for a great night.

MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Hi.
Firstly I hate giving bad reviews but in this circumstance I feel I have no option. I had booked a table for myself and my girlfriend Aoife on the occasion of her birthday. Our table was not ready when we arrived but that was really no problem, we sat at bar to have a drink. We were shown to our table after about 10/15 minutes and accepted it even though it was at end of bar, upon sitting down we realise it was also the main pathway for service and as a result I was being bumped of constantly. We had our starters there but requested to be moved, which we were but after our mains had been served. We felt rushed for the entire time we were there and really did not enjoy our meal despite the food being beautiful. In total we were only sitting at our table (both of them) for an hour and a quarter which is very rushed. No effort was made to acknowledge Aoife’s birthday despite me saying it to the manager. An apology was offered when we were leaving including a free drink if we returned but our meal had been ruined at that stage. The problem seemed to lie in the fact you were over booked , this was in no way our problem as we’d booked our table in the belief we would be able to enjoy meal regardless of your booking policy. All in all it was a hugely disappointing experience and we had been really looking forward to it.

K
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Wonderful meal for 2, set menu for Christmas but still delicious. Extremely busy with Marge parties coming in. Will definitely be back

TS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent meal and service considering that the place was packed.

MT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely no hesitation in recommending. Although it was Christmas and it was very busy the standard of food and service was excellent.