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Café en Seine, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Café en Seine

4.5
4.5
1577 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 2 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 1,577 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Modern European

  • Dublin

    Most Booked

  • Dublin 2

    Most Booked

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  1. PM

    PatrickM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was excellent. Whilst the service overall was good, we waited 45 minutes for our starters, and we asked our female server 3 times for additional water without success. When we then asked one of the male servers he brought it immediately.
  2. KB

    KeithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    The new decor is not an improvement. If the Café en Seine is trying to be Parisian, it fails.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fabulous atmosphere, cocktails food and amazing staff!

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

  4. JM

    JulieM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food spotless great atmosphere and restrooms are spacious and spotless

    Café en SeineResponded 1 day agoThank you for the great review Julie.

  5. FM

    FatimaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is lovely, beautiful and quiet. Food is amazing 😋 Service was perfect.

    Café en SeineResponded 5 days agoThank you for the lovely review.

  6. FC

    FrancesC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, lovely friendly service. Good food and good value Very enjoyable lunch Thank you

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

  7. Q

    Queenbee

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fun place with a great vibe. Food delicious and excellent service

    Café en SeineResponded 6 days agoThank you for the great review.

  8. FI

    FIona

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food was average, the burger was over cooked, the meat was very hard.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    They forgot our food … they had to keep reminding them for everything … place wasnt too busy and yet they seemed to be all over the place
  10. JD

    JenniferD

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service and amazing staff. As always 😉
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    The food was great but the entire experience was ruined when I went to the loo and came back to find my hand sanitizer bottle disappeared from the table. I went to confront the waiters that had cleared the table and all of them looked at me as if I was crazy. It’s only a 7 euro bottle of hand sanitizer but none the less it was enough for me to never trust going into that place ever again.
  12. D

    Deirdrer

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Even though we had booked a table in the conservatory we were told there was none. Eventually we got one after 15 mins and arguing. When the bill came there was a whole load of things on it called miscellaneous. We queried these and were told they were items not on the menu which we again argued if the are not on the menu then we we didn't order them. After all that hassle we weren't even offered a complimentary glass of wine or an apology.
  13. NB

    NicolaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Do not eat here. Got the Nashville Fried Chicken burger and it was genuinely awful, like something you’d get from the chipper at midnight, both in taste and presentation.
  14. B

    Binky

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Stunning venue, friendly courteous staff, delicious food

    Café en SeineResponded on 22 September 2022Thank you for the nice review.

  15. BR

    BernieR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a lovely simple dining experience but coupled with great food and ambience I have raved about Cafe en Seine to my Family and Friends. Keep it up

    Café en SeineResponded on 21 September 2022Thank you for the lovely review Bernie.

  16. SB

    ShivB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints, service very good, food very good, very prompt and well taken care of. Thanks so much loved it!!!!

    Café en SeineResponded on 21 September 2022Thank you for the nice review.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine and coffee 👍

    Café en SeineResponded on 18 September 2022Thank you for the nice review.

  18. B

    Barbara

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    It was a lovely experience. I would go back there again.
  19. SG

    SorayaG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, staff very friendly and cool. Food was ok I was expecting more quality and taste . Wine was excellent( Malbec)
  20. JK

    JacquiK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favourite place in Dublin City. Great atmosphere. Food is always good and the best Pornstar Martini’s. 👏👏

    Café en SeineResponded on 18 September 2022Thank you for the great review.

  21. AP

    AnneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always . Love the atmosphere and the gorgeous surroundings

    Café en SeineResponded on 18 September 2022Thank you for the nice review Anne.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic
  23. SD

    StevieD9

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful staff with great service - Great place for brunch

    Café en SeineResponded on 21 September 2022Thank you for the nice review Stevie.

  24. AM

    AlvaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Very nice location and food. Amicable waiter, however we would have liked to be checked on a bit more
  25. JN

    JadenN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Table wasn’t available so had to leave even tho making reservation in advance
  26. L

    Loulou

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Reservations were so helpful with amending the booking. Thank you!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service!

    Café en SeineResponded on 18 September 2022Thank you.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was good but felt like we were being rushed m throughout the meal
  29. UT

    UrsulaT

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicest burger ever, cocktails were fabulous had a great experience

    Café en SeineResponded on 18 September 2022Thank you for the nice review Ursula.

  30. SC

    SabrinaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointed food cold asked for ketchup and mayonnaise never got it definitely won't be returning
  31. MO

    MaryO

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Lovely staff. Would recommend it. High tables made it a little difficult for some.
  32. A

    Angelica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved this place! Food and pints were really good, staff was very friendly too.

    Café en SeineResponded on 18 September 2022Thank you for the nice review Angelica.

  33. SE

    SheronE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful building , small mr u but well prepared. Great music and atmosphere

    Café en SeineResponded on 15 September 2022Thank you for the nice review.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We arrived for our booking about 10 minutes early and we’re shown a table and told we could enjoy a drink while we waited for kitchen to reopen, waited 25 min for our drink and an hour for our main course to arrive. One of the main courses had to be sent back as it was cold
  35. K

    Keevagh

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food was cold and basic for the price.
  36. CG

    CarolineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. We were with a group of 13 people and everyone raves about their meal.

    Café en SeineResponded on 15 September 2022Thank you for the great review Caroline.

  37. GH

    GraemeH

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average dining experience
  38. KB

    KathleenB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Seine is my go-to place to take friends visiting from abroad, and once again, I wasn't disappointed. As usual, the food and ambience were lovely, but it's always the stellar service I most appreciate. My friend was delighted too. Thank you for another wonderful dining experience!

    Café en SeineResponded on 15 September 2022Thank you for the lovely review Kathleen.

  39. R

    Reviewer222

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience. We sat outside in the street garden which is beautiful, service was fantastic and our food was delicious.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Booked for 4 people but the premises changed it to 2 people. Food average and service was average. Won’t be rushing back sadly

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 1577 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 2 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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