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Café en Seine, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Café en Seine

4.5
4.5
1495 reviews
€31 to €50
Modern European
This is the wonderful 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 unique 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.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 60 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 677 4567

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Stephen Gibson

  • Area

    Dawson Street

  • Cross Street

    Dawson Street

  • Parking Details

    There is on street Parking, around the corner on St Annes Lane available to the public. There are two multi storey car parks within a 3 minute walk from Cafe En Seine - Q Park Dawson Street and Q Park Setanta.

  • Public Transit

    Nearest bus stop Mansion House

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace

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What 1,495 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Modern European

  • Dublin

    Most Booked

  • Dublin 2

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Staff were inattentive did nt seem to care. We complained about the food. No one came back to us about the food Regards Eamon 0872500664
  2. I

    Ivana

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Got eggs royal for brunch and a piña colada. Food was really good, I would just add a little side, some avocado or baked potatos, the plate looked a little empty. Service was very nice from beginning until the end. Location: I just love it.
  3. FD

    FilippoD

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cibo ottimo, location molto centrale, bellissima atmosfera, il prezzo è un po’ alto … ma nel complesso da provare
  4. TR

    TheresaR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Ricardo was able to cater to my extensive food allergies and made it such a memorable, relaxing evening. 100% recommend dinner here!

    Café en SeineResponded 1 day agoThank you for the lovely review Theresa.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Reservations for restaurant but seated in bar area. Poor service then strangely confronted saying required to order food. Always planned to get food and never instructed otherwise (still had menus!). Very bizarre action by the manager.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cosy place to take lunch with a friend! Good service! Definitely I will come back!

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you for the nice review.

  7. DO

    DermotO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous venue, superb service, the food was amazing, not a budget place but good value as the food is so good

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you for the great review Dermot.

  8. KL

    KodyL

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    It was fine, but neither my husband or I were super impressed. Food was fine, but not amazing. (The parmesan cheese sprinkled on my food was unusually hard and got stuck in the back of my throat. Unpleasant.) The service was a bit awkward - servers were very fake with their demeanor and we could tell they were not truly happy to be there. The place itself is very pretty. It's ambience was what drew us there, but now having experienced it, I don't think we'll go back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The overall atmosphere was great. We got a dinner date reservation in the garden and it was absolutely lovely. The food very good and the staff is super friendly. The location and the building itself are beautiful as well.

    Café en SeineResponded 4 days agoThank you for the lovely review.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really nice

    Café en SeineResponded 1 day agoThank you for the nice review.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good service, child friendly Food was basic but nice
  12. M

    Marina

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s my favourite place in Dublin I absolutely love it that’s why I went on my birthday, was a bit sad because I put on my booking it was a birthday bit they didn’t do or acknowledge it. And they shouldn’t take bookings for 21:15 if they closed the kitchen at 9:30 just 2 minor details. Still my favourite place
  13. a

    ayrtonb

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    They forgot our food and after one hour they bring it cold
  14. AP

    AliceP

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A bit slow to get the order, but then everything perfect
  15. AB

    ArissaB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service! Food was delicious and was a lovely touch with some live music on a Sunday afternoon.

    Café en SeineResponded 4 days agoThank you for the nice review.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming!Brunch menu ideal for Sunday ideal.would recommend double cheeseburger

    Café en SeineResponded 4 days agoThank you for your nice review.

  17. GS

    GeoffS

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Four of us had a drink and food from the “brunch” menu. Food and drink were good but our experience was less than optimal due to the extraordinary noise levels.
  18. MY

    MaryY

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant is centrally located in Dublin City. The decor is beautiful & our girlie reunion was really helped by the great service & value for money.
  19. MM

    MagdalenaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had very pleasant time. I would recommend it to my friends

    Café en SeineResponded on 6 August 2022Thank you for the nice review Magdalena.

  20. SP

    SamPayne

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cheeseburger was absolutely godly, would recommend to literally anyone, service was very nice, Valeria was our server, very chatty and friendly

    Café en SeineResponded on 6 August 2022Thank you for the nice review Sam.

  21. SB

    SamanthaB

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing building I do love an Art Deco surrounding. Food was fab service prompt and servers lovely.

    Café en SeineResponded on 6 August 2022Thank you for the great review Samantha.

  22. KK

    KayK

    Mayo

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable. Food and service very good. Staff very friendly too. Noise level perfect for chatting to friends 👌

    Café en SeineResponded on 6 August 2022Thank you for the lovely review Kay.

  23. L

    Lolly

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food and service, bit too quiet at 5pm, as in background music. Food was delicious, portions a little on the small side, so is expensive enough. Will definitely return
  24. RF

    RosemarieF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were met at the door by a lovely girl, sorry I can't remember her name, We really enjoyed our food and drinks and the ambiance was lovely, we will be back and would definitely recommend Cafe en Seine to friends.

    Café en SeineResponded on 6 August 2022Thank you for the lovely review Rosemarie.

  25. JD

    JoyD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a lovely lunch here. The staff were very attentive...decor and ambience excellent. Will definitely return

    Café en SeineResponded on 6 August 2022Thank you for the nice review.

  26. MM

    MaeveM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cafe en Seine excellent in every respect and I had no problem paying for my meal etc but a €1 charge taken as separate transaction on my credit card was very annoying. I presume that Open Table charge that fee, if that’s the case I won’t be using Open Table again!
  27. MB

    MaryB

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food Great Ambience Friendly Efficient Staff
  28. JB

    JohnnyB

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really tasty. Service was friendly and quick always and the restaurant had a great atmosphere
  29. JD

    JoanD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing place definitely recommend and will revisit the staff were outstanding and were so helpful cocktails 🍸 😀 delicious and they had no problems blending my husbands meal to meet his dietary requirements as some places definitely won't accommodate
  30. JG

    JackieG

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Arrived for a late lunch, the hostess that looked after us was so amazing and attentive she couldn’t of done enough for us. We had 3 starters to share and the food was amazing. Couldn’t fault the drinks! Just love coming here every time, friendly staff, great ambiance can’t wait to go back.
  31. CO

    CatherineO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant lunch in Cafe en Seine. Service was excellent and food was lovely . We were not rushed and could sit and chat over our coffee.
  32. KH

    KatieH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening out with friends, dinner and drinks
  33. k

    kate

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great evening overall 😀
  34. JF

    JulieF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    It’s a great looking place, but the food is overpriced for what it is. The service was not great, only one waiter helped us with any requests, other staff were asked but never brought what was requested.
  35. M

    Maria

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting, gorgeous food and friendly staff.
  36. AK

    AislingK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening, food was lovely and the staff were very pleasant!
  37. S

    Sasha

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing :) we will be back for sure
  38. PM

    PaulaM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Definitely worth a visit. Food was beautiful. Gluten free was no problem and although the dish I ordered was marked as gluten containing they adapted it to suit my dietary requirements. Music, cocktails and efficient friendly staff made our visit one to remember.
  39. B

    Buck

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    A very nice place, but no craft beer at all! The live band were good, but they were WAY TOO LOUD for Sunday afternoon brunch.
  40. T

    Tilly

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely family lunch , love be band was excellent and our waiter Rogerio was very good and great service and very friendly. Will definitely go back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Café en Seine is rated 4.5 stars by 1495 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:00


Booked 60 times today
Google Map for Café en Seine

40 Dawson Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 A526

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Dawson Street

  • Area

    Dawson Street

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    There is on street Parking, around the corner on St Annes Lane available to the public. There are two multi storey car parks within a 3 minute walk from Cafe En Seine - Q Park Dawson Street and Q Park Setanta.

  • Public Transit

    Nearest bus stop Mansion House

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Stephen Gibson

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace

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