Fodor's Expert Review The Green Hen

$$$ St. Stephen's Green and Around French

It can be hard to re-create that classic bistro feel outside France, but this intimate spot at the heart of busy Dublin has managed to get the mix of bustle and tranquility just right. A quick glance at the gilt-framed, mirrored menu reveals that this kitchen is all about rich, evocative French fare—two winners are the rib eye and the panfried bass. The Earl Grey cheesecake is an original, tangy take of a classic dessert. A mix of warm brick walls dotted with black-and-white snaps of French film stars from the 1950s and wood paneling with tongue-in-cheek French movie posters keeps the vibe informal. Lunch is a great value, and keep an eye out for adventurous plats du jour and lively wine list.

French Lunch Dinner Dessert $$$

Quick Facts

33 Exchequer St.
Dublin, Co. Dublin  Dublin 2, Ireland


Known For:
  • Best confit in town
  • Adventurous plats du jour
  • Informal bistro vibe

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