Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant

4.3
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841 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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4.3based on recent ratings
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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.

UK
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was so good I am going back again on the 20th Dec with more friends

MO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Needs an update in terms of decor - looks like hasn't had a cent spent on it in years

K
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food. Great atmosphere .Party of 10 could have done with 2 looking after us but waiter very very nice and helpful . Excellent value .Would definitely go again

B
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Christmas menu was €39 whereas their set lunch menu is usually around €25. The same menu. Food was very nice. Overpriced wine and very annoying that they keep filling up your glass. We were overcharged for one meal and then charged 12.5% service charge even though there were only 5 of us. Dessert menu was only for certain choices with the set menu but we were only told this when we had all chosen what we wanted. Would not return

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food in a lovely setting.

F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Food was OK, service a mix of curt and very friendly as we had several staff attend to us. The big downside of this place is that it is a very large and bare room, with tightly packed tables resulting in the noise levels being extremely loud. It was very hard to relax and enjoy the food.

AK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a really enjoyable experience here, and there is a nice selection on the menu
Great service too without being overbearing
Would absolutely recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Enjoyable eve !

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, food and service. Proce was just right

JM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfectly delicious. Really good value early bird menu and top notch service

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family celebration

JG
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It had been a few years since I last ate here and was looking forward to the return. We were met by extremely friendly and courteous staff who were also discreet. I was pleasantly surprised at the wine prices for some really decent wine. So many restaurants now have sky high prices. We were three and I had the pork rillettes which were beautiful. The accompanying sauce and mushroom medley were perfect. The others shared a plate of oysters with no complaints. For mains we chose the lamb shoulder (sublime) trout and rib eye cooked exactly as requested. We passed on deserts. Overall it was excellent with the exception of the acoustics. It's hard to hear yourself think at times and does seem to be a recurring complaint. I just wonder if the management have looked into this issue. However, I will be back.

GW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top class. Our party really enjoyed the night. The food, wine list, cocktail menu and Gin list was amazing. The service was welcoming, warm, friendly and genuine. Our only critisim was that phone lights were needed to see the menu as lighting was a little on the dark side and noise level was on the loud side, made it a little difficult to have normal level of conversation but these were minor things and didnt spoil our evening. Still worthy of 5 stars. We will be back

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dated restaurant with no choice of Food to avoid absolutely

P
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Aperitifs downstairs in the wine bar followed by beautifully cooked hake upstairs in the restaurant made for a wonderfully enjoyable evening all told,

JK
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful tasty food but the vegan meal was a bit actually a big bit overpriced.
Besides that it was wonderful

Jill

AM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience1

It was very noisy and the food was overpriced, the service was good but wouldn’t go again

S
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a lovely time here. Staff were great. We ordered from the vegan menu and the mains were lovely. Deserts weren’t great, the crumble could have had actual crumble on top instead of just oats and the kinder dessert cake didn’t taste like much at all but the coffee sorbet was amazing so a proper piece of chocolate cake or brownie with it would be amazing.

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 3 November 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, we're delighted that you enjoyed your meal and we take all your comments on board. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

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RH
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a terrific dinner at Fallon and Byrne. We would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling in Dublin. The food and service were great, and the value was very good.

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 3 November 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review for us, we're so happy that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon!

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PB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were all top notch. Great location as well.

Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street Restaurant
Responded on 3 November 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you again soon.

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HK
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have eaten there many of times and tonight was my least favourite they burned my steak and also when they are seasoning the steaks they always put too much salt on them we meant to mention on this visit not much salt

TS
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good price. Average food. Lamb shoulder special was dry. Average service. Could have sold more than one round of drinks if they came back to check on the table. That being said, would go again if looking for a safe place to make a last minute reservation and nothing else was available.

MG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my best friend's birthday so I treated her to lunch. We were greeted warmly and given a complimentary glass of champagne which was much appreciated. The staff were very helpful and courteous and we had an excellent experience. We will definitely be back.😁

HC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent meal.

A bit noisy but was Friday evening.

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The menu needs to be updated on the Open Table app. We went expecting a totally different menu than what we saw upon arrival. The food was good but we were looking forward to other options. Saw our waiter twice when he took order and when he picked up plates.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never fails to delight!

KN
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Packed and noisy

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Gorgeous good and great service

L
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a nice spot to drop into - great staff who look after you

HD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The peas and chorizo risotto could've been better, as well as the chicken. It was little bland.
But the deserts and service were very good.

L
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I buy groceries here and love the food. However this visit was uncomfortable. From when we arrived we were requested to move seats on 2 occasions, and only chose the restaurant because comfortable seats were not available in the cellar. When we didn’t order starters, we were told our food would be 25 mins to 30 mins. We didn’t mind, however the food was cold on arrival. The staff were continuously checking when we were finished, it was not the enjoyable experience I have had in the past, more like a conveyor belt. So disappointed 😔

R
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and service. But the decibel level is too high. Would recommend with caution. Not for an intimate meal.

M
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were directed to the restaurant by our Tour Company and when I went to the website and saw the menu it was clear we had to give it a try. We were able to book a reservation online about 90 minutes before the time we wanted to dine. The staff was great and we didn't have any problems because we were 20 minutes late (Dublin rush hour and Google maps led us on quite the tour of the city before we arrived). The staff was welcoming and the food was terrific. You couldn't ask for more. A wonderful restaurant.

S
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great room wih good ambience. staff are both friendly and professional and gave good advice. One of my favourite places in Dublin!

BH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, lovely food, very nice ambiance... The staff went out of their way to accommodate our requests.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening - excellent food and ambience

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.