FIRE Restaurant and Lounge

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FIRE is located in the heart of Dublin in the popular Dawson St. area. Offering exclusive dining options in a historical dining room including the best private dining in Dublin. A mix of styles the current structure was built in 1891 as the Lord Mayor’s Supper Room. In the 20th Century, it was used as a cultural centre before returning to its original purpose of serving supper when it became a restaurant. The soaring ceilings of 19th century, stained glass windows and bronze sculptures are a few elements of this magnificent dining space. FIRE also offers outdoor dining on the terrace overlooking the Lord Mayor’s Garden.

We pride ourselves on creating menus around locally sourced produce. Firmly committed to supporting sustainable local produce we serve the finest selection of meats and produce that Ireland has to offer. Our concept is very simple, take Ireland's finest raw ingredients and use original recipes to create exceptional dishes without getting too complicated.
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Salt Lake City
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and beautiful atmosphere

NQ
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Thought the food was overpriced for what you got. Room was very big and the noise level high , was expecting a different experience and something more special. It was my husbands birthday so I booked for a treat and didnt come away with that feeling. I wont be returning in the future.

DH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and cocktails ..Service was fabulous
such a wonderful experience

C
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely place with a great atmosphere, food, drink everything was excellent. My only complaint would be we made the reservation for 6:45pm becuase we had somewhere to be later that night but they they not bring us to our table until 7:20pm.

DM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

While the staff were very attentive and the atmosphere (in the room we were in) was elegant and quiet enough, the food was acceptable but not notable, especially for the price.

KS
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my graduation dinner with my family! Food was delicious, service was very good and all the servers were kind and courteous. The ambience is amazing! Will definitely be back again!

HL
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely celebratory meal in Fire last weekend. Three of us, all first time in Fire. Very enjoyable. Service excellent. Food was delicious. Couldn't fault a thing. Will definitely be back soon!

DR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our last meal in Dublin before traveling on to the west coast. Everything was first rate even though the restaurant was very busy. The staff all took care of us and the food was amazing. Top marks all around.

RW
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Brought some visiting US friends here and it was disappointing. We tried the early bird menu and while what we got was actually fine the servings were skimpy and looked mean. The service was very slow and inefficient- one waiter actually tipped the remains on my plate into my lap and barely apologised.
The noise level was so bad it was impossible to converse with those seated opposite us.

BS
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Really noisy place, service not so friendly, food was not amazing and I even had to return the dessert, it was an stale brownie.

Price - quality relation is bad.

GK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We felt tables very close together, noise level quite bad, we had an issue with one of mains, it was taken away and a manager came down to apologise, then the waitress, the desserts weren't great either. We got the bill and charged full price, not even an offer of a free drink or reduction, we paid nearly €200 for meals and drinks !!! Overpriced for an unacceptable meal We wont be returning again, we handed in a complaint form and still awaiting a response

SG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice food and really great service, will definitely be back!

PH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, food, service and staff. Excellent as usual.

LC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic time at the Fire Restaurant in Dublin for a friends 40th Birthday weekend celebration . Meal was outstanding

BC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Prices are too high for the quality of the food and service. Staff could be trained to a more professional standard.

PK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere to eat a fabulous meal. Food served quickly and efficiently by very helpful staff. The staff remained attentive throughout our visit ensuring our enjoyment of the beautiful meal.

ST
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They were gracious to provide dessert with message to celebrate our anniversary. Nice touch

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We booked this as our last night on our honeymoon and were really excited. It’s beautiful on the outside and inside. We initially were greeted and congratulated on our honeymoon downstairs by the staff, which was nice. We got seated and had three different servers ask us for our drink orders... there seemed to be a lot of miscommunications. Then I asked for a gluten free menu (Ireland is really good about allergens) but they didn’t have any so the waitress said she would just tell me what I could and couldn’t have- it felt a bit like an inconvenience. I had to quick pick my entree under pressure. We ordered an initial cocktail drink because we asked and were told the food would take a while and we like to order wine with our food and take our time. The food literally came right after we got the first cocktails. They served us a “happy anniversary” sorbet at the end, which was sweet- even though it was our honeymoon- the gesture was nice. The ambiance was lovely (a little loud) and the food was really good, but for me it’s the staff that can make your experience.

NT
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Here’s the chronology of our visit on Wednesday 9th October 2019:

- Arrive on time at 8pm, to be told there’s three groups still waiting to be seated.
- Stand at the bar waiting to be acknowledged by the barman, who is clearly under extreme pressure.
- Fifteen minutes later we are escorted upstairs to our table. Carrying our own drinks wasn’t a drama, but just an offer would have been nice.
- Order our wine, but of the three “Jancis Robinson featured,” Malbec options, they only have two.
- Get our starters at 8.35pm which are nice enough
- Then wait until 9.25pm for our main course to arrive. The much acclaimed Herefordshire steak is tough as an old boot and inedible.
- One of the managers tells me it took so long to deliver, because their steaks take thirty minutes to cook. What nonsense. He graciously tells me he won’t charge for my main course and I tell him he won’t charge for any of it, given my wife doesn’t like to eat on her own!
- I then suggest that the delays and poor quality are because there are at least five groups dining at the same time, with 22, 12, 12, 8 and 8 covers. What hope does that give for a table of two?
- I ask to see the GM who’s downstairs apparently. However when he hears of my situation, he mysteriously becomes unavailable.
- We consume our wine, which cost £210, but obviously with no food.
- We get our bill, which reasonably charges us for our bar drinks and wine. It unreasonably charges us for our starters, which whilst pleasant enough, hardly made up for a shocking dinner experience in total. By the way, their profit margin on the wine was 500% or more, so not as if they’d not made a few Euros!
- The couple next door refuse to pay for their steak as we are settling our bill. Bit of a theme emerging here!
- We depart, having found our coats ourselves.
Take a look on their FB page for even more amazing updates! Unbelievable!

KR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The goats cheese starter was absolutely amazing!!!!

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was ok the steaks weren’t cooked the way we asked. Our server was excellent. The building was interesting and the decor was great.

MO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Booked a roast lunch which website indicated was available until 1730. Made reservation for 1700 but on being seated we were told all roasts were finished! Very disappointing to say the least as it was a Birthday outing and we specifically wanted a Sunday Roast!

ND
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We had the beef roast dinner. The beef was nice, but all veg and potatoes where cold and the gravey tasted burnt.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As part of a hotel the restaurant is nicely located on a corner. The table and seats are comfortable. The serves good and very friendly. Of the food we had, only the caesar salad was of less quality. Far too much dressing. Steaks and pasta were well prepared. The open wines from the region are not my favorite ones, they miss body....

CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from start to finish, the nicest prawns I've ever had. My new favourite restaurant.

JK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings.
My rib eye was so stringy as not to be edible. I was not charged for it.

CM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Overall the food was OK . The main point was when we asked for the bill in a matter of two minutes someone came to our table four times with the machine' it put a bad taste before we left we have visited many times and we're quite disappointed on this occasion would welcome any response

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Three of us ate here on fri 4th October. Restaurant setting,ambience etc all top class, nice lounge area downstairs. Ten to fifteen minute wait on table again no issue. Restaurant upstairs ,huge place and very busy. Here the 'issues started'. Basically down to service for what is a quite expensive restaurant. We went for set menu three courses at 54.50 per head,tea/coffee included in price. In a nutshell too many people in my view for the number of staff resulting in having to ask twice for say water for the table and even at that waiting a while for it. Same with tea/coffee at the end. Food good but by no means exceptional. Chunky chips with my steak for example only average. We admittedly didnt make any complaints on the spot perhaps should have but would probably have taken even longer to sort them out. i was given coffee at the end rather than the tea I ordered. My dining companions also found the place rather stuffy/hot . Overall five possibly six out of ten max. Wouldn't be rushing back

CO
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very bizarre that we arrived on time for our reservation at 7, yet we were not brought to our table until 7:25.
From there after, the service was very good. Huge portions of food. Tasty.

GA
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing starter and desert, main course was a bit tasteless.
The space and service are outstanding, its an amazing surprise when you enter the room.

C
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Cocktails were fabulous.

Staff was great, very friendly although they forgot I had said it was my partners birthday. When I reminded them, they just put a candle in a dessert we had already ordered and put it in my dessert instead of my partners.

We ordered from the set menu, the value was fair but the main was extremely bland, could of had more taste. The starter was tasty, desert was nice.

P
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing roast!!! Haven’t had one out like this for ages...
Cooked to perfection!
My husbands steak top notch!

Service was brill, only slight minor was the seating arrangement. I didn’t like the look of the purple curtain next to us. It was not busy so why not a better seat/view of this beautiful building.

Apart from that...thumbs up 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Came here for the steak. Ambience, decor and service was great. Could of cooked a better steak at home and saved myself 30 euro. Chefs hadn’t rendered the meat, quality meat was poor, steak was very fatty, oily, bland and peppercorn sauce equally tasteless and runny. Shame as the side dishes and other food was nice. wouldn’t return, feel it’s overpriced- disappointing.

JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location, the dining hall is spectacular, the food is very good with a decent selection. Bar area for pre and post dinner is very pleasant.

AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, excellent service, very good staff and allowed to take time and enjoy so overall very welcoming and would recommend to others.

d
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food with excellent staff. Would definitely come again

ST
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Yes for meat eaters, no for vegetarians, vegetarian meal I had was very bland, pasta with a cauliflower sauce

MT
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is very good, service is excellent (Antonio, our waiter, was definitely smily, kind and very proactive). I found the huge room upstairs very noisy, but it is very well decorated. Nice choice of wines.

LA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Although the food was good, the service experience was pretty poor. It took almost 2 hours to get the food on the table although we were only a party of 6. When asked what was happening, their answer was that the place was full. Sorry guys, but if your kitchen does not have the capacity to attend the demand, you need to redefine your business.

m
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was simply bad. We sat down and did not see waiter for 10 minutes. It took a lot more time to get water and order drinks. Simply not enough staff for a high end place. The aged featured steak for 2 which is main reason to go was not in stock. Actually good was fine but not great.

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