Café en Seine

4.2
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229 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 palates. 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 the restaurant. For drinks and events in one of our bars please mail bookings@cafeenseine.ie *

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 15 mins from booking time.
What 229 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.2
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4.4
Ambience
3.9
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CP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic evening. The food was gorgeous staff were so good we will definitely be back. Can’t wait

Café en Seine
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review Caroline. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Cafe En Seine

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JC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

We were beside a large group of bee noisy ladies which meant conversation within our group was impossible. Lunch menus ok food was just average won’t be back

Café en Seine
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi Jacqueline, We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your recent visit with us. Thank you for the feedback, we will pass it on to the rest of the team to ensure we can improve on things.

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e
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Food wasn’t amazing and service wasn’t great.Nice venue and atmosphere though, probably better to just go to bar section.

Café en Seine
Responded on 20 November 2019

Hi, We're sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the service on your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our customers an excellent experience so we are disappointed that we failed to do that on this occasion. We have taken your feedback on board so that we can ensure a similar instance does not reoccur. In the meantime, we hope you will accept our apologies. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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DC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

While the food was good and service friendly , the wine we choose was dreadful perhaps due to our choice .
Unfortunately we didn’t enjoy our visit to your restaurant, the noise level was unbearable .
Not our scene.

Café en Seine
Responded on 20 November 2019

Hi, We're sorry to hear that you were unhappy on your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our customers an excellent experience so we are disappointed that we failed to do that on this occasion. We have taken your feedback on board so that we can ensure a similar instance does not reoccur. In the meantime, we hope you will accept our apologies. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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CC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

This was my 2nd or 3rd time to dine in Café en Seine since it's refit. Myself and 2 friends went for dinner. For one friend, it was her first time out since the recent birth of her daughter. When booking, I asked for a table but arrived to find we were at a high top instead. I asked for us to be moved and a table was found. Our reservation was for 6.15 and we were there in time, however service was quite slow. We ordered no starters, heading straight for a main course each. Our food arrived at 7.30. An over attentive waiter insisted on topping up our drinks - wine and water. I wish he'd not fussed so much. At 8.10 my friend with the new baby had to leave, just as we were ordering dessert. The maitre d' then tried to get us off the table and moved back to a high top for desserts. My friend and I said no, pointing out that we had been in the restaurant for nearly 2hrs but had only received our meal 40 mins previous. Food was excellent, service was poor this time. Some tables nearby contained what looked like early Christmas revellers and they got better service than we did. Will I be back? Maybe - just not on a Friday night and certainly not this side of Christmas.

Café en Seine
Responded on 20 November 2019

Hi Colette, We're sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the service on your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our customers an excellent experience so we are disappointed that we failed to do that on this occasion. We have taken your feedback on board so that we can ensure a similar instance does not reoccur. In the meantime, we hope you will accept our apologies. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was just great I’d highly recommend as a venue for a date or group

Café en Seine
Responded on 20 November 2019

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon.

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ME
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

A bit too noisy, very hard to chat, but enjoyed the evening all the same. Pinot Grigio not great. Service excellent. Duck okay but needed something extra, potato maybe

Café en Seine
Responded on 13 November 2019

Thank you for the review Maeve, we will pass your feedback on. Best wishes, Cafe En Seine

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T
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The refurbishment of the bar and now restaurant is lovely. We were a group of 4 there on a busy Saturday night so the service was perhaps not as attentive as it could have been. The food and drinks were lovely. The menu basic but something for all tastes. Overall a nice night out with friends to catch up.

Café en Seine
Responded on 13 November 2019

Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely family meal... great food and staff were very attentive...👍

Café en Seine
Responded on 13 November 2019

Thank you for the review, we will pass it onto the rest of the team!

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NH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely beautiful and the service was second to none!

Café en Seine
Responded on 13 November 2019

Thank you for the great review Nadine!

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal in a great place

Café en Seine
Responded on 13 November 2019

Thank you, we hope to see you again soon.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed the newly renovated bar. Friday evening reservation and the place was buzzing. Left by 9pm but overall food was excellent and atmosphere was good. Wine bottles slightly pricey but Dublin prices are out of control!

Café en Seine
Responded on 13 November 2019

Thank you for the review Maria! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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S
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely friendly staff who made our day even more special

Café en Seine
Responded on 13 November 2019

Thank you for the kind words Sinead!

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FA
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Riccardo served us and he was brilliant !
This is my second time at Café en Seine and certainly won't be last.

Café en Seine
Responded on 13 November 2019

Thank you for the review Faith! We look forward to seeing you for a third time soon.

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m
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food was fabulous and the staff were excellent and made our night so enjoyable

Café en Seine
Responded on 13 November 2019

We're happy to hear you had a great night with us Majella! Best wishes, Cafe En Seine

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MR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We had a nice lunch during a busy Saturday afternoon. We ordered an appetiser to share followed by two main courses. We had a long wait for the appetiser but when it finally arrived it wasn’t on the table 2 minutes when the mains arrived. We didn’t want to bring the mains back coz they would dry out so we had them but the manager complimented the appetiser which was good as we were t really able to enjoy it. Just a communication mix up I guess.

Café en Seine
Responded on 5 November 2019

Hi Maria, We're sorry that there were issues with the service on your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our customers an excellent experience so we are disappointed that we failed to do that on this occasion. We have taken your feedback on board so that we can ensure a similar instance does not reoccur. In the meantime, we hope you will accept our apologies. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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LR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

very disappointed with the menu ( for a Sunday Brunch),
Limited space to hang jackets,
no waitress at the main entrance.

PC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful Birthday Celebration at Cafe en Seine - our wonderful waitress Laura is the reason we returnt time and time again. Great staff - wonderful food and amazing Athmosphere , I will return time & time again especially if Laura is going to look after our table. Kind Regards Patricia Clifford- Clifford Antiques

E
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely Setting and service very good. Food was only ok.

Café en Seine
Responded on 5 November 2019

Thank you for the feedback Ellen.

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OT
N. Ireland
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just fabulous!

Café en Seine
Responded on 29 October 2019

Thank you for the feedback!

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RP
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely meal last Saturday. The restaurant area is vibrant with good music but not too loud. I had tuna sashimi and monkfish with risotto, both excellent. My partner had salt cod beignets followed by striploin stake with chips and onion rings. We were too full for dessert! The food was excellent, as was the service. Good wine list, we chose a lovely Cotes de Rhone. Will definitely be back, thank you!

Café en Seine
Responded on 29 October 2019

Thank you for the great review Roising, we will pass it onto the rest of the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Will definitely be back! Nicest Eggs Royale ever ❤️

Café en Seine
Responded on 29 October 2019

That's great to hear! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

All good
Food and services very good

Café en Seine
Responded on 29 October 2019

Thank you for the review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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N
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unglaublich schönes Restaurant, tolle Atmosphäre, sehr nettes und aufmerksames Personal. Die Küche ist ebenso hervorragend, absolut empfehlenswert!

Café en Seine
Responded on 5 November 2019

Thank you for the great review Nathalie. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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CR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Unfortunately, the service was rude and the food was absolutely terrible. Fun restaurant space but not worth it for the poor food. We got several appetizers and dishes which we were all disappointed with. Would not go again!

Café en Seine
Responded on 29 October 2019

Hi Camille, We're sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the service and food on your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our customers an excellent experience so we are disappointed that we failed to do that on this occasion. We have taken your feedback on board so that we can ensure a similar instance does not reoccur. In the meantime, we hope you will accept our apologies. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were excellent, so was the food. Definitely be back.

Café en Seine
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thank you Lukey, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot, food excellent service super thanks will be back soon

Café en Seine
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thank you for the review Aaron, we will pass it onto the rest of the team.

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J
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Amazing makeover I didn’t recognise the inside at all. We were early so had a drink and the waiter that checked us in was superb he found us when table ready and we had a nice table. Service excellent food lovely but it was absolutely packed and so noisy in all areas definitely the place to be seen.

Café en Seine
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thank you for the review Julia, we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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SB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very professional staff that really enjoy their job. Very friendly too!

Café en Seine
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thank you for the feedback Shauna. Best wishes, The Cafe En Seine team

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CW
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was top quality, lovely staff who couldn’t do enough for us. Food was excellent which all made for a perfect birthday night. Thank you!

Café en Seine
Responded on 22 October 2019

We're happy to hear you had a great birthday with us Caoimhe! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, The Cafe En Seine team

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This restaurant was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was very good and our service was fantastic. The food was outstanding, albeit a little pricey.

Café en Seine
Responded on 29 October 2019

Thank you for the review Mindy, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your recent meal with us. Best wishes, The Cafe En Seine team

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AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Service was extremely slow

Café en Seine
Responded on 22 October 2019

Hi Amy, We're sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the service on your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our customers an excellent experience so we are disappointed that we failed to do that on this occasion. We have taken your feedback on board so that we can ensure a similar instance does not reoccur. In the meantime, we hope you will accept our apologies. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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GM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

The connect was very good and was very accommodative. We enjoyed both Bar and Dinner at table.Very effecient and friendly team.

Café en Seine
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thank you for the kind words! Have a great day, Cafe En Seine

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D
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a great dinner in the restaurant here. The place is massive but has many separate more intimate spaces. The food and service were great.

Café en Seine
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thank you for the feedback Daniel.

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HK
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Very nice place but not good food. Gambas to start was very plain, fresh prawns but no taste , veal Ragu was veal and plain pasta there was no sauce at all on this. My partner ordered fish and chips. We had our starters and waited for the mains to arrive. Two large groups sat down for dinner also and ordered food after we did. After about a 20 min wait we were then told by the waiter there was no fish and chips left and he had to choose something else. I’m the mean time the two large groups of people had fish and chips brought to them. He ordered duck, this was again good quality meat but tasteless with no sauce only served with risotto which was not mentioned on the menu. When the waiter brought our mains he said “fish and chips” as he put down the duck and continued to laugh. 100 euro for 1 star food. Very unimpressed and will not be back again , this is such a let down from the previous quality of food before it was renovated.

Café en Seine
Responded on 16 October 2019

Hi, We're sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our customers an excellent experience so we are disappointed that we failed to do that on this occasion. We have taken your feedback on board so that we can ensure a similar instance does not reoccur. In the meantime, we hope you will accept our apologies. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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S
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Beautiful place, fabulous food and drinks.
Great atmosphere

Café en Seine
Responded on 16 October 2019

Thank you for the review Shane, we look forward to seeing you again.

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EF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Staff incredibly helpful. Will definitely be back

Café en Seine
Responded on 16 October 2019

Thank you for the kind words Evelyn, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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NP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service. Food was one of the best in Dublin.

Café en Seine
Responded on 16 October 2019

That's very nice of you to say Nicolas! We will pass it onto the rest of the team. Best wishes, Cafe En Seine

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a
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I ordered the burger and it was very very dry i only had 2 bites, i have had better burgers from a pub for less money. Service was great and i loved the ambiance of the restaurant but the quality of food was not great

Café en Seine
Responded on 8 October 2019

Hi, We're sorry to hear that you had a negative experience on your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our guests excellent food so we have noted this departure from our usual standards of service so we can ensure it does not occur again. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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ML
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, great atmosphere, excellent service.

Café en Seine
Responded on 8 October 2019

Thank you for the great review, we will pass on your feedback to the team.

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