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“Excellent value, lovely atmosphere and attentive staff.”

F.X. Buckley Pembroke St
Ranked #31 of 2,600 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $65
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Dublin's original steakhouse with the experience and knowledge of over 25 years of serving the perfect steak. We change our menus each season to reflect the best that Irish produce has to offer and to ensure the highest quality of local fresh seafood. We offer an informed wine list to meet all budgets and an extensive selection of cocktails and spirits. We are also open for weekday for lunch serving health and tasty dishes at very reasonable prices. The way in which we guarantee the highest quality in beef in both texture and flavour is by choosing Irish beef and the highest grade of traditional breeds of cattle. At F.X.BUCKLEY our prime cuts are hung on the bone at 4°C and at 80% humidity for a minimum of 28 days. Storing meat for several weeks where it can loose up to 16% of it's weight involves considerable expertise so all F.X.BUCKLEY butchers are specifically trained for the process. The benefit for our patrons is to experience the concentration and saturation of natural meat flavours and superior tenderness. Hence why you will hear experts use terms such as "buttery and rich", and "earthy and nutty" to describe our dry-aged beef.
Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Excellent value, lovely atmosphere and attentive staff.”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had a lovely meal there on New Year's Eve it was a lovely experience...the food was really nice, steak is obviously the specialty at this restaurant. The staff were brilliant and very attentive despite the busy evening. There was no rush and we were treated fabulously.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Good Food at a good price”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

I had heard good things about this place that they have their own butcher etc.

The food was very good have been back a number of times.

This a meat specialist and they know how to do their job, I like my steak well done some say it ruins the meat making it tough but it was like cutting butter absolutely amazing,

Their desert menu may be small but it certainly had all the bases cover, i opted for the apple and berry crumble. I was presented with a really nice tasting dessert accompanied with custard, and fresh cream.

All in all if you like your meat then this is the place to visit, it does cater for the non beef eaters too, the menu is very good.

  • Visited November 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
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“Hit and miss”
Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

Been here twice in the last while for work events.

The menu is fine but there are vast differences in the quality of the dishes.

For instance- the Kidneys starter is delicious and well presented while the Goats cheese tartlet uses 'tartlet' in the broadest terms (it's a soggy layer if pastry with a lump of cheese on it which was stone cold by the time it was served.)

The hake on the main menu is great- served with mash and a delicious chorizo sauce however thier 'cheese' board consists of one cheese and their chocolate brownie is dry and stodgy.

We were there for a work lunch recently and were only offered the most expensive lunch menu and it took a full hour for the starter to come out. 3 hours for lunch - in the end and most of us just gave up and left desserts and coffees on the table. The service was slower than I've ever experienced anywhere.

They have some potential but wouldn't recommend it- especially for big groups.

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FXBUCKLEY, Guest Relations Manager at F.X. Buckley Pembroke St, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Hi Libbyly
Thanks for your feedback. I want to offer you our apologies for your unsatisfactory meal. We pride ourselves on our food and our service so I can assure you that this is not our usual standard. We hope to see you dinning with us again in the future.
Happy New Year
Regards
Jennifer Kelly
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Warsaw
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

What a restaurant and what a steak. Presentation of everything was top class. It's a long time since I've enjoyed a steak so much..

  • Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“the best steak ever”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

had the bone in rib-eye. I will be back for that bad boy!!!
Staff very friendly, atmosphere great. We had a paty of 5 after a rugby international , and will be back after the 6 nations

Visited November 2012
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