Café en Seine

4.6
1000 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 1000 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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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely celebration & fantastic food & setting. Helped out by Ryan & Barry -thanks so much for setting us up in a better seating!! Great time !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Myself and my friends had such a lovely time, the staff were outstanding, can’t say enough good things about them, some of the friendliest staff I’ve come across.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great service, tasty meals beautiful ambiance.

Café en Seine
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the great review.

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Claudiohsd
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, really good food and fantastic atmosphere. Perfect for a date night!!

Café en Seine
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the nice review.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I’d a casual business lunch here. High quality food and very attentive staff without being intrusive.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent it was amazing

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Elaine
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very accommodating at altering our reservation time last minute. Excellent service and the food was fab.

Café en Seine
Responded a day ago

Thank you Elaine.

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YXXXL
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The place is stunning.
The staff very welcoming.
The food options are very little:
- some dishes leaves you still hungry (the duck option).
- only one option of burger and too simple, not even gourmet and definitely not worth 19€
- drinks are good, but not many beer options (not even a single IPA)

I’d definitely return but only for drinks

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Rose
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Maybe more common cocktails on menu as asked for cocktails off menu

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SeanO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food, excellent service, lovely ambience

Café en Seine
Responded a day ago

Thank you Sean.

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EvaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

Venue is lovely. We met as 3 friends for a catch up night in Dublin but although the live music was very good it was difficult to chat. We changed seats so noise level was a little improved. Our starter unfortunately wasn't served and our wine was served after the main course was delivered to our table. There was no apologies from any manager which could have softened our disappointment or no one came to ask if we tequired anything else. Not great service unfortunately!!

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JulieS
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days 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 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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TomR
1 review
Dined 5 days 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 5 days 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
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall - very good

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Carrienicks
1 review
Dined 5 days 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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JodieS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food service and atmosphere couldn’t recommend enough, thank you.

Café en Seine
Responded a day ago

Thank you Jodie.

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MaireadM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Café en Seine
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Mairead.

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AlisonW
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 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 5 days ago

Thank you Alison.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Graduation

Café en Seine
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the rating.

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KevinS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 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
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 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
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Unfortunately I had an awful experience in Cafe

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 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
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience

Café en Seine
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you.

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EvaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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

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JohnMx
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting food was excellent
Love the prawns
Great atmosphere

Café en Seine
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you John.

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GeorgeP
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
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 on 25 November 2021
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
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
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 on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipTymoteuszK
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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SebastianL
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
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 on 23 November 2021
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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and Alex the waiter was super attentive and professional

Café en Seine
Responded on 25 November 2021

Thank you for your great review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
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 on 24 November 2021

Thank you for the nice review.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
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.

FAQs

Café en Seine is rated 4.6 stars by 1000 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.