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Café en Seine, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Café en Seine

4.5
4.5
1429 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

19:00


Booked 43 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 1,429 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. IP

    IanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant Art Deco surroundings. Friendly , professional staff . Good well presented food . Nice cocktails.

    Café en SeineResponded todayThank you for the nice review Ian.

  2. E

    Egle

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this place. Just amazing

    Café en SeineResponded todayThank you for the nice review.

  3. M

    Maria

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!

    Café en SeineResponded todayThank you for the nice review Maria.

  4. s

    spencert

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable. The brunch offers value for money

    Café en SeineResponded todayThank you for the nice review.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food and atmosphere are amazing but service needs a lot of improvement . Waiters are not trained well, it’s a pity.
  6. IM

    IlanaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great staff great drinks great vibes Bartender was great with requests

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

  7. BL

    BrianL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Where to start from. Host was welcoming , waiter was attentions. Got in around 8:20. Straight away ordered starters and mains. Got the starters which was it was fine. Drinks were ok. 30 min .. 1 h .. 1:30 only after waiter comes and say that the kitchen is overwhelmed . The ground floor of the restaurant was dead empty. There was literally me and only another table. 2 h after dishes arrive. Duck was undercooked and cold. At the end when I asked for deserts they said kitchen was already closed. Manager apologies and accept the dessert order. When bringing the order they said the dessert was on the house. Yet,it’s not about having a little dessert on the house that would fix it , I can pay for that , but a dessert doesn’t pay my Waste of time living a horrendous experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    It’s a great place to just have a sit at the bar and enjoy a cocktail. Definitely not a place I’d go back for to enjoy an actual meal. While the food and drinks were fine, it was not worth the wait.
  9. BP

    BarbaraP

    Dublin

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Disappointing to be waiting for a drink 30 min or so, plus the drink had a cube of ice and there was barely anything in the glass when ice taken out, joke! Food was alright, won't go back!
  10. BL

    BarryL

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food (gnocchi portion might have been a little bigger) and the service was great. Ambiance excellent.

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

  11. NH

    NigelH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We booked a table for four. The staff were very pleasant and attentive and the atmosphere was very lively but not too noisy. The menu was slightly limited but the food was very good. All in all it was a very good eating experience

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

  12. LH

    LouiseH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Lovely food and such a beautiful restaurant since it had a makeover, really enjoyed the menu. Service was a little bit slow and was hard to get any ones attention for drinks and food but overall food made up for that.
  13. AL

    AndreaL

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Such a lovely place with amazing staff! Food was nice and the ambiance is great. Cocktails were lovely!
  14. R

    Roddy

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall a great experience, although wine quite expensive. My friend would have liked a few more gluten free options.
  15. OD

    OwlDiner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent. Enjoyed the experience. Great entertainment!

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

  16. AJ

    ArJaTa

    Limerick

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Café en Seine was fantastic. Me and two other friends went there for brunch on Sunday. The staff were always on-hand to help with our orders and the menu. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. Definitely recommend!

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

  17. JB

    JamesB

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Disappointing meal out for my girlfriends birthday. Service & food was great until she found a hair in her main course, she gave it the benefit of the doubt (that it could be hers) and continued eating until she found another. Alerted waitress and manager wiped her main off the bill. Really expected something on the house to make us return but simply wiping a main course I would have refused to pay for us is not good enough. Will probably return for drinks but not for food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sligo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food and venue

    Café en SeineResponded 7 days agoThank you for the nice review.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and the staff are incredible - Lauren is a fantastic host and utmost professional

    Café en SeineResponded 7 days agoThank you for the great review.

  20. GT

    GeorgieT

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere- would definitely visit again. We had a lovely dinner and cocktails then went next door to dance the night away. Great evening

    Café en SeineResponded on 24 June 2022Thank you for the great review Georgie.

  21. M

    Maria

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening, beautiful good and friendly staff.

    Café en SeineResponded 5 days agoThank you for the nice review Maria.

  22. R

    Rach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was amazing, staff were fantastic! Food took a little longer than we expected to come.

    Café en SeineResponded on 24 June 2022Thank you for the nice review, sorry about the speed of the food. Hopefully it will be faster on your next visit.

  23. OH

    OrlaH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and drinks were lovely. Setting is really nice there too, great atmosphere and very comfortable. Service was a little slow but all staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

    Café en SeineResponded on 24 June 2022Thank you for the review Orla, and apologies if we were a little slow on this occasion. Hopefully we will see you back again soon.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere

    Café en SeineResponded on 24 June 2022Thank you for the nice review.

  25. O

    suzanneO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Music very loud
  26. NM

    NoelleM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had a great night, great atmosphere. will come back.

    Café en SeineResponded on 20 June 2022Thank you for the nice review Noelle.

  27. J

    James

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was simple but well presented and well made. Really good evening

    Café en SeineResponded on 19 June 2022Thank you for the nice review James.

  28. JG

    JackieG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beaitful setting, love coming here! First time doing brunch instead of dinner….. would of like a bigger menu ….. but food is perfect everytime and drinks are fab!

    Café en SeineResponded on 19 June 2022Thank you for the nice review Jackie.

  29. CO

    CathyO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Service was great, very attentive server.Food was below average,food not hot ,even after asking for replacement fries.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    We had booked 2 weeks in advance and told on arrival our table wasn’t ready, we then had to wait a further 25mins (after being told it would only be 5mins) to be given a different table without menus which we had to ask for. Also had to ask 3 times for water for the table. Very disappointed in the manor in which we were treated.
  31. PO

    PaulaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect setting, the decor was fabulous. Food great

    Café en SeineResponded on 19 June 2022Thank you for the review Paula.

  32. JW

    JillW

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first dinner in Ireland! We loved Cafe en Seine! The vibe was electric. The food was delicious! I had the fish & chips & my husband had the beef. I had a yummy cocktail... We loved the decor & lighting was amazing. The atmosphere was so cool. The wait staff were so friendly & kind. Would definitely go back!

    Café en SeineResponded on 19 June 2022Thank you for the lovely review Jill.

  33. LS

    LauraS

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff could not have been more accommodating and attentive. I asked to move tables as a stool is uncomfortable for me and they changed it without issue. The wait staff were never far away and so lovely and the food was delicious .

    Café en SeineResponded on 19 June 2022Thank you for the nice review Laura.

  34. CL

    CocoL

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good ambience, will definitely visit again

    Café en SeineResponded on 19 June 2022Thank you for the nice review.

  35. CD

    CiaraD

    Kent

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Service was ok. Actual wait staff great but management terrible! Food was awful. Plain, heavy, no flavour! Worst dinner I have had in Dublin. Overpriced too. A shame as been looking forward to it!
  36. A

    Annamarie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting for after work cocktails, or a more formal meal. Service was consistent and friendly... overall a great dining and drinking experience!

    Café en SeineResponded on 19 June 2022Thank you for the lovely review Annamarie.

  37. BM

    BrendaM

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food and lovely building and atmosphere

    Café en SeineResponded on 19 June 2022Thank you for the nice review Brenda.

  38. SN

    SiobhanN

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was fresh, tasty and well presented. Great to have an option of a small or large salad, as I do not like to waste food. Lovely relaxed athmosphere.

    Café en SeineResponded on 19 June 2022Thank you for the nice review Siobhan.

  39. JM

    JoanM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Table of four. Two guests had arrived before us and had ordered two glasses of wine . We were left approx 20 min before a waiter came to take our drinks order. Arrived with the bottle of wine and no water as requested. Service throughout the meal was very very poor. I would not go back again.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We loved this restaurant. Food was good and people were friendly. We had an issue with our food not being delivered but the manager came to our table and apologizing.

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 1429 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 43 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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