Café en Seine

4.6
987 reviews
€31 to €50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 987 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JulieS
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just love Cafe en Seine. WE had a table in the glass room which was just lovely. Great atmosphere. Only wished we could have stayed longer to hear the singer.

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KarenM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely girlie afternoon and staff so friendly helpful and efficient 😊

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TomR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely late afternoon lunch at Cafe en Seine yesterday with out little 2 and 3/4 :-) year old boy, our only gripe was the 20 minute wait outdoors in the cold with our little boy to get our pre booked table. We were met by Paul, one of the managers... whom was extremely professional and friendly, guided us to our table, and then spent some time chatting with out little boy... Paul then introduced us to our server whom also was very professional and friendly.... the food was hot, tasty arrived quickly, and not over priced given the sumptuous surroundings... altogether a great experience at Cafe en Seine with live music from the 3 lovely ladies singing 50's swing and more modern numbers with a twist, my wife had a number of cocktail's, and loved them all, a rarity.. couldn't fault it. We had a great time... a very special thanks to the manager Paul for making our visit extra special and memorable, unforgettable.

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FionaS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and drinks. Lovely for christmas lunch while out shopping. Chicken wings are to die for.
Great female band playing also which added to the atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall - very good

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Carrienicks
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything from the minute you walk in is fabulous! We had totally forgotten what it was like to go out for brunch on Sunday and hear some great live music and chill with a few cocktails in stunning surroundings. Can’t wait to return.

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MaireadM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, staff very friendly and accommodating. Good Covid measures in place, felt safe. Impeccable premises.

Café en Seine
Responded a day ago

Thank you Mairead.

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AlisonW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining at Cafe en Seine - highly recommend the chicken wings
Always a great atmosphere and friendly professional staff

Café en Seine
Responded a day ago

Thank you Alison.

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KevinS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant bar in Dublin. The interior is gorgeous and is matched by the food and service.

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DorothyK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were so lovely they are such a bonus to the place. We felt covid safe good spacing of tables

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience5

Very limited menu and odd choices
Excellent venue menu disappointing the food itself was good

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PaulaS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Unfortunately I had an awful experience in Cafe

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Wanted over an hour for the food, by the time food was ready one of the girls had to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience

Café en Seine
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you.

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EvaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Rude receptionist, slow service, overpriced for what you actually get, cocktails were no good and not worth the price! Would never go back again!

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LoungoB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was good experience, loved the drinks and food but the table next to us was very close

JM
JohnMx
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting food was excellent
Love the prawns
Great atmosphere

Café en Seine
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you John.

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GeorgeP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was very poor though I was aware servers were busy. Long wait for food and drinks

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ConorD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Beautiful place, great buzz. Starters good, limited mains course. Unfortunately service was very slow, waiting over an hour between starts and main.

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EmilyK
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yet another wonderful evening at Cafe En Seine, cocktails and food were amazing, staff were friendly and it was a great atmosphere. Looking forward to my next visit!

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GraceM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it all. Staff excellent, food delicious a beautiful place

TK
vipTymoteuszK
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good , not that pricey , service was perfect!! Well done

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SebastianL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t really remember when I was treated better last time.Literally just like a king!From the moment the door opened I was in my world...Service was first class and all the staff couldn’t be more polite and kind as they were.Food,wine and coffee just delicious.100%destination when next time in Dublin.I already miss this place:)

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vipKaitSerc
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a girls night - cocktails were delish and so was the food. Staff was very friendly and attentive! Caesar salad and guac appetizer were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and Alex the waiter was super attentive and professional

Café en Seine
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really nice experience. Food was delish. Had a steak for 2 with starters. Service was fantastic and very nice ambience

Café en Seine
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the nice review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food and drinks! Food price extremely affordable for the quality, drinks are however on the expensive side for no apparent reason, wine especially. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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GabrieleG
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, the staff and the live music was amazing. Honestly one of the best atmospheres. Thank you so much for the amazing service xox

Café en Seine
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Gabriele.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had one of the best evening last night 🎉🥳

Café en Seine
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, great to hear you had a good night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Grate fery fery nice

Café en Seine
Responded on 21 November 2021

Thank you.

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NBMD
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Cozy place, love the ambience, also the food and drinks.Excellent customer service. Absolutely Frenchified!

Café en Seine
Responded on 21 November 2021

Thank you for the lovely review.

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AngelaW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience4

Some of the items were off the menu and only discovered when we ordered.. Food not very hot

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CathyM
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very disappointing dining experience, poorly trained staff, mediocre food, uncomfortable seats topped off with loud music whereby we could barely hear the mask-wearing staff. So much so we were eager to leave. Sad to see how much their standards have slipped since the increased capacity.

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CarolineK
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely food and ambience, waiting staff excellent also lovely and friendly. Definitely recommend

Café en Seine
Responded on 20 November 2021

Thank you Caroline.

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GerardR
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely decor and carefully chosen lighting add to the overall atmosphere

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Anahy
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

We got the starters and after 1 hr, we got the main dishes and was the same with the dessert
Nobody resolved the situation

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing venue, fantastic food and excellent service, music was also great, perfect for a date night and atmosphere was spot on

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Service was good and we got good recommendations from the bartenders Costi and Adeline but they didn’t have all the drinks on the menu that we wanted to order and was disappointed with the margarita not having a salt rim. Food seemed overpriced especially the deserts and wasn’t anything special. We weren’t blown away in general but nothing was particularly bad.

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Katrina
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely night out for the girls birthday have to say Gavin the waiter made our night so lovely and made us all laugh!!

Café en Seine
Responded on 18 November 2021

Thank you Katrina.

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balletomane
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Lovely place. However the wait staff was very Inexperienced and didn’t know anything about the menu, how things were prepared, or even what certain drinks we ordered were (ex. Ricard and Cointreau). Train your staff! When we walked up to hostess I noticed we were all being screened by an infrared camera for a fever and Covid symptoms—it would’ve been nice if that was explained to us. Seems an invasion of privacy at the very least. We had a nice dessert and the tapas starters were good. Nothing on the menu is French, which surprised us. It is a pretty place but it really needs to step up its service (and training!).

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Café en Seine is rated 4.6 stars by 987 OpenTable diners.

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