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Café en Seine

4.4
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391 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Modern European
This is the newly re-imagined Café en Seine, one of Dublin’s most iconic and stunning venues, nestled in the heart of Dublin on Dawson Street. Renowned for its five-star service, Café en Seine offers an extensive food menu which caters for a range of tastes and occasions. Bringing a new dining experience to Dublin, head chef Stephen Gibson and his team have created a menu that reflects the ever-changing tastes of Irish plates. Think simple, fun dishes, bursting with seasonal flavours, that are great to share while still delivering a high-end food experience in a casual dining atmosphere.

*Please note we are only taking bookings on Opentable for restaurant reservations as per government guidelines* At this time, we will only be taking bookings for groups of up to 6 guests until further notice.

There is a service charge of 12.5% applies to the bill for groups of 6 people or more. Children are welcome until 8pm. Tables will be held for 5 mins from booking time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 391 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Very welcoming on arrival , felt safe throughout the night all staff wore masks ! Food and drinks where delish ! Will be going back 👍🏻

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CarrieR
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

The noise level was way too high and a number of tables around us asked to be moved but I doubt it was any better. I was a bit surprised to see such large groups of approx 10 people at numerous tables in the midst of a global crisis. It made for a rather unsettling environment. Could not fault the service or the food.

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AislingF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful, we all really enjoyed . Tables are a great distance from
Each other

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SaoirseR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were great, very attentive and the food was delicious! Great night out

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CiaraB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic evening staff were so warm and welcoming food was gorgeous too would recommend a visit!

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MariettaL
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and some very nice cocktails! Would go back!:)

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paddym
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall excellent. One main course was delivered the but the wrong option. By the time the correct order came everybody else was finished theirs.

Time allocation should be increased. we felt that as soon as we were finished we were asked to leave in 10 mins.

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Dubtaff
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The layout & set up in here is handled very well. From the service down to the food & drinks was exceptional.
The waitress was very helpful & bubbly and a good laugh.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great spot. Did well to keep an atmosphere during the restrictions

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AndrewGM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have a good time in Cafe En Seine, staff are lovely and very attentive.

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BarryT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience in these testing times, we will be back

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MatChewP
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Lovely decor and great choice of drinks and food.

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AoifeO
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love coming to Cafe en Seine when in Dublin

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AndreeaT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing service, incredible attention to detail particularly cleaning and making people feel safe with glass partitions between tables, PE for staff and social distancing. Felt safe and enjoyed a great dinner, which is such a relief for anyone like me who is feeling nervous about the threat of Covid.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service and lovely atmosphere.

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Galloglass
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, friendly and efficient service with a great ambience !

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BridgetC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff were excellent. Will definitley return. We were seated within minutes of arriving and made feel 100% comfortable for the duration of our evening.

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CLAIREH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and cocktails :) would defo recommend for a night out in Dublin

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Claire
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening, not only was the service exceptional, we also felt safe and comfortable with the accomodations made for social distancing. Great food, drinks, and amazing staff.

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AmyH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was out standing one of the best dinners I have ever eaten.
However the cocktails were a huge disappointment. They were nearly undrinkable. I had to water down my old fashioned as it had been drowned in the bitters. My partners Guinness arrived in a dirty class which wasn't touched. As a place they prides its self on its drinks it was a huge let down.
Would go back for the food.

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vipSuzanneD
Dublin
15 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Felt v safe great job done on all safety in the whole building really enjoyable

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E99670000
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Lovely staff and lovely food, little bit dark in indoor seats

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FionaR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful setting!

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AaronJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing good, amazing atmosphere and staff very friendly.

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great first night out back into town and glad we chose Cafe en Seine to do it!

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Jessicab
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Great service overall. Barry was extremely welcoming and friendly.

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Christopher
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. Service was excellent from all the staff.

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samk
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been here many times pre covid for drinks. This time we had food... I will definitely be back... it was fab as was everything else... especially the staff... all so friendly, professional and following all the guidelines without making it feel weird 😉👍

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Shellbell87
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was yummy.. however they didn't have many veggie options. But the dish I did order was very tasty.

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Jamesy
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting. Food was delicious. Drinks are expensive enough but it's kind of a treat to go there and enjoy yourself in a really lovely place to be. Staff brilliant.

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Jack
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were in the cocktail bar last Friday and our waiter was amazing. she was bubbly and fun. made us feel very welcome and enjoyed our experience thoroughly.

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VictoriaS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Service was a little slow other than that a lovely visit!

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

What I didn’t appreciate was, my wife had a cocktail, and then we ordered another drink I myself had a pint of perroini and she had a glass of vevue champagne, she immediately said that’s not champagne, at €23 a glass, we told the waitress, she brought it up to the barman, who we watched again pour a glass of processo not champagne and only that we seen him do it, and he told us he was made to Pour processo not champagne we would have been charged for it, we originally only wanted to go for a couple of drinks, and understand you have to order food, but for someone to blatantly try to rip us off in front of us twice is uncall for,

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JadeErnest
Dublin
11 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The newly re-imagined Cafe en Seine is one of Dublin’s most iconic and stunning venues. With a beautiful, newly designed space it now features several dining experiences, along with a host of bars and bespoke event areas. Renowned for our five-star service, Café en Seine offers an extensive food menu which caters for a range of tastes and occasions.

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PETERDGREAT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Ate lunch with another. Menu limited but ok. Prawn pil pil is not as we expected. Heads on and only 5 in a broth. 2 pieces of toasted bread with it and a portion of fries. I had a beef salad which was nice. One glass of red and white and a bottle of water. 68 euro and i left 7e tip. Much better value and quality to be had elsewhere.

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MartinK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place for sure we goin to come back nice food friendly staff ,good atmosphere and not to bad in prices

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AoifeK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great night , lovely food , loved the atmosphere music was good, little pricy but worth it , staff were all very kind and good , food service was very quick , was busy so was left waiting on drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Usually have a great experience but our waiter made it less enjoyable then what I would have expected

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For a birthday, decided to go for the 6 course tasting menu and the food was outstanding, exactly what you’d expect of a restaurant of it’s calibre having won international awards. Made all the better by the service from Emil, it was mentioned in passing that it was a birthday before we started and he had a special dessert 2.5 hours later as the final course, as well as being really engaging and friendly throughout. Can’t recommend enough and will certainly be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, amazing service!

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Café en Seine is rated 4.4 stars by 391 OpenTable diners.

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