Shanahan's on the Green

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Steakhouse
American style steakhouse and seafood restaurant featuring certified Irish Angus beef and the freshest seafood and produce from Ireland's local bounty.



Overlooking St. Stephen's Green, this lovingly restored Georgian, old-world style building, with it's classically proportioned rooms with original 18th century plaster work and rare antiques from the period.



"The Oval Office" bar features historical treasures including the original JFK rocking chair and signed documents from U.S. Presidents with Irish connections!
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went out with a group for a nice dinner before heading back to the United States. Everything was delicious and they were very accommodating for a special diet. Be sure to go downstairs to enjoy a cocktail before you sit down at your table. Great ambience and very relaxing.

JD
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. Pre-theatre menu is excellent, both in terms of choices on offer as well as value.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

El servicio fue regular. Fueron eficientes y efectivos pero no tan amables. La comida fue regular, para el precio.

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K
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I have always heard that Shanahan's was an institution for good steaks in Dublin so we decided to try it for our anniversary dinner.

We ordered our starter and mains with drinks from the not so happy waiter. No smiles, just stone faced, even through my ordeal later on. We were given bread which was tasty and very shortly our starters arrived. I order the crab salad which was ok, my partner ordered the mussels which tasted very fresh and juicy, some of the best I ever had. The portions were very generous.

For the mains, my partner ordered the petit fillet, cooked rare. The steak temperature was cooked as instructed. There was a bit more tendon than normal but sometimes expected depending on the cut. Overall it was ok, but by far the nicest we've had.

I ordered the bone in rib eye, cooked medium rare. I cut my steak open to see how the temperature is in the centre and I was surprised to see it quite cooked inside, way passed medium I thought. I then cut a piece to eat and felt it was one of the driest steaks I've ever had. Normally I never complain as I generally just eat it and don’t return if I have a bad experience but given the special day and the price point here, I informed my waiter my thoughts when he arrived to check on us and he seemed surprised as if there was no way I could be right. I asked him to ask the chef if this is normal and he brought the steak back in. After a couple mins, he came out to inform me that the chef said that the steak was OK but they will make me a fresh one. After 5-10mins, my new steak arrived. This time it was cooked right and tasted much more tender and juicy, but still far from the best I’ve had. But I don’t understand how the chef thought the first steak was OK, after inspecting it when I sent it back. This place is renowned for its steaks, yet the chef can’t see when a steak is overcooked?

To summarise, other than the tasty mussels and generous portions, there is nothing I experienced here that would make me go back.

CD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

This restaurant was surprisingly average. The price of the steaks did not match the quality of the meat nor did the quality of the cooking. For a steakhouse the cuts of meat were not tender enough. They were tough to cut and they were tough to chew.
The food was under seasoned across the board. The spinach salad was a watery and oily mess after they delivered the wrong salad to start with.
When we entered the restaurant we were ushered downstairs to a cocktail bar. We were told our table wasn’t ready. This, despite the restaurant being less than half full. Once we ordered our cocktails, we were immediately brought upstairs to our table that was suddenly ready. Now I am €40 behind the game.
I don’t mind paying for the quality of product. However in this case, the food wasn’t up to the standard I expected. All of this aside, nor was the service to be honest. The gentleman that served as had been working there for 18 years. It seems that a refresh may be needed. Time to get out of the 90s and embrace the future.

SG
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent nothing else needs to be said

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5* Dining Staff were highly attentive to detail especially surprising my GF with a Birthday Cake. Food was impeccable and ambience was Calm

c
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food. Waitstaff was excellent! Highly recommended steakhouse!

DH
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and wine list

JM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't like steakhouses generally speaking...but I LOVE Shanahan's on The Green. I just love everything about the place...the Irish beef is amazing, cooked perfectly...the sides are fantastic, the vibe and atmosphere...it's just perfect. The service and Martin, the manager are absolutely the best. I'm usually here once a year and without fail, I'm gonna have a meal at Shanahan's on The Green.

KJ
Miami
68 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great steakhouse. My filet mignon was prepared perfectly and served by the chef. My wife loved the lamb chops. The service by the entire staff was excellent.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, professional but relaxed. They gave us complimentary chocolates and a drink for my husbands birthday because I mentioned it was a birthday in the booking. The steaks are BIG and tasty. Really enjoyed our meal at Shanahan’s.

J
Dublin
28 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soooooooooooo nice. From the moment we arrived until we left we had an amazing time. Upon arrival we were greeted with a great welcome by two lovely friendly girls on the front desk. We were shown to our table and our lovely waiters greeted us and were extremely nice. Our food was beyond amazing and the staff surprised us by presenting us with chocolates and a glass of fizz for our anniversary. I’m looking forward to visiting again soon and highly recommend Shanahan’s to everyone looking for an amazing night out.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best restaurant in Dublin

w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Excellent quality steaks. Love the wine list. Great downstairs bar. Fun US Presidential theme.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. A real treat! Without doubt the finest restaurant in Dublin.

RG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Poor experience on this occasion. The food was of a good standard. We both had steak and the creamed mash, and satueed mushrooms. The price of the food is very expensive. 200 euro for 2 mains, bottle of wine and 2 shared sides.

KS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service from a warm friendly reception, luxury comfortable surroundings, selection of gourmet fine dining & cosy bar setting for pre/post dinner drinks. I would highly recommend to friends for memorable occasions.

RO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb venue for a business meeting over excellent food, staff couldnt do enough, perfect ambiance. Highly recommend.

AO
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

From pre-dinner cocktails in the Oval office through to putting our coats on to leave at the end of the evening the experience at Shanahans was luxurious. The staff are friendly, helpful and unintrusive and the food was wonderful.
An evening in Shanahans is something everyone should enjoy at least one.

SH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked a special meal to celebrate our anniversary and really enjoyed it

Lovely restaurant,amazing food and friendly staff

Would visit again!

AB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shanahan’s is a favorite place for dining for my Irish ☘️ brother in law Tom and he introduced me many years ago to the Oval Office and then the fine dining. Well my sweetheart Irene and I arrived for our reservation time and we were seated at a nice table and our waiter Ben came to introduce himself and brought us our drinks 🍷 and we reviewed the menu listings and told Ben our dinner choices and we then enjoyed our relaxing time talking and after a pleasant and enjoyable time our dinner was served by Ben and another waiter who’s name was Paul. All the foods were cooked to perfection and everything was hot and placed before us in a very appealing way. We ate our very tasty and tender dinner and were asked if all was satisfactory to us by our waiter Ben. It was another very very enjoyable evening as I expected having been there many times over the years as I have always lodged a short walk at the wonderful FitzWilliams Hotel. I’m going to be returning from Massachusetts in the spring and we are planning to have our friends join with us for another fine dinner at Shanahan’s again. All of the Shanahan’s staff is very friendly.
My Regards. AlfredB

B
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointing - steaks did not live up to the billing.

LH
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were given a table near some diners with loud, out of control children. The restaurant moved our table and apologized noting Ireland’s civil rights rules would not permit denial of service. I was amazed that a restaurant of this quality would admit babies under 6 months and parties with several children. Sadly, these diners were American!

RL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints though was surprised they only serve Oysters Rockefeller and not raw. This is Ireland, a place of this calibre should have normal Oysters. Other than that, food excellent. Some great wines by the glass using Coravin which is pretty cool. €27 for a 2003 Leoville Barton is not bad all things considered.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner nicely celebrated.

JQ
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit to Shanahan’s...it was even better than I remembered it was from 10 years ago.
From the expertly made cocktails, the magnificent salmon appetizer, the perfectly cooked filet mignon and rump of lamb roast....so incredibly delicious and a wonderful experience for my friends that I took on their first visit to Ireland...a wonderful first impression. It’s still pretty pricey but it was worth it. Also, excellent and friendly service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to attend for our anniversary! Would recommend to everyone visiting London. It isn’t for someone on a budget but perfect for a special occasion

LB
Bath
8 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal steak and fantastic service! A wonderful treat

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and brilliant staff. Thank you for making this birthday meal so special.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal at Shanahans, and booking it through Open Table was very convenient and reliable.

J
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, fantastic ambience and beautiful food. Great service too, would highly recommend!

m
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience, food and service was elegant. A wonderful experience on our first visit to Dublin!

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, remarkable service.. the bread alone (from the pastry chef made in house) was off the charts! Beautiful tables and chairs and scenery. Very high end, but totally worth every penny. They have a great prefixe option during happy hour for 55€ ..

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Albeit the food is to a reasonable standard there is very little chef's work required or involved. The decor is faded, the staff appear remote and the very high unit prices (food and drink) do not offer value for money. There are far better other restaurants available, select one of them.

L
Philadelphia
126 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A fine dining experience, at a healthy price. Choices were many and varied, and food was excellent. Service not as cheerful as i might have expected--professional but distant with an occasional time lapse. A very worthwhile visit and I would come again without hesitation.

F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous is the only way to describe it

OT
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we are in Dublin Ireland, which is twice a year, we always make sure we stop into the restaurant once or twice. We love the bar for cocktails and the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant. Always happy with our choices. Would highly recommend Shannahan's!!

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Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Never Again!
Although Shanahan's offers properly prepared food in an elegant setting, we will never go there again. The blunt announcement on entry that the table must be given back in 2 hours was off-putting even though the desire was reasonable. However, the server's rude suggestion after 2 hours and 3 minutes that it was our fault, rather than his delay, that people were waiting for the table was inexcusable. Florino's communication difficulties only accentuated his innate boorishness. He offered no insight into the menu, and his help with the ridiculously overpriced wine list was limited to verbatim reading of the list aloud. Management seems deluded into thinking it can coast on past reputation and location, but Dublin offers many better choices in every respect.

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