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Café en Seine, Dublin, Co. Dublin
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Café en Seine

4.4
4.4
1751 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 64 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Phone number

    (01) 677 4567

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Stephen Gibson

  • Private party facilities

    Parisian Street Garden for 200 People, Cocktail Bar and Restaurant 150 People, Loft Bar for 90 People, Balcony Bar for 100 People, Great Venue for Special Occasions, Private Spaces for Large Groups up to 1,200 people.

  • 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 1,751 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Modern European

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  1. JF

    JamesF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Family lunch to celebrate my Daughters 30th Birthday Very relaxed atmosphere All the staff were excellent Food was very good and would come back again
  2. SD

    ShaneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely gorgeous venue!! The food was unbelievable!! There were 4 of us dining and we were all highly impressed with the quality and taste of the food. The staff were brilliant, really attentive, super professional, helpful and friendly. Both the restaurant itself and the bar are stunning, the vibe and style of the venue is really nice. I'd highly recommend this place for food and drinks as it's by far one of the best spots in Dublin!!
  3. LM

    LornaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly staff and extremely clean
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Would recommend highly
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food
  6. CL

    CraigL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Gone down hill in the past couple of years. It’s meant to be a Parisian feel cafe. Burgers, chicken wings et al. No seafood. Not even moules-frites.
  7. JD

    JanetD

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service as always.
  8. PC

    PaulineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Un endroit chic et très bien décoré. Idéal pour un souper entre copines. A faire absolument !
  9. NL

    NiamhL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely evening in café en Seine with my friend. The staff were efficient and friendly and the food was delicious. I would definitely reccomend to a friend
  10. PT

    PamT

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really pleased with our dining experience. The staff were able to give us an extra table for our sister's husband and kids, without them booking. Everyone gave it 10/10
  11. KO

    KeithO

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place staff are amazing food was amazing would highly recommend this place for a nice meal and drinks.
  12. PS

    PS81

    Maastricht

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    What a deception. To expensive and the food was bad.
  13. BE

    BEVERLEYB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ok but nothing special. Overpriced for what it is
  14. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant/bar with very friendly and attentive staff. The ambiance was friendly. As a vegetarian the menu is very limited with only one option in starter and main courses. Thankfully the food was delicious but there should be a couple of options with more and more people moving to a plant based diet. We had an enjoyable meal, staff was friendly and good food. Highly recommended.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here, always a great experience Great food, great service, Lauren couldn’t have been better
  16. CD

    CatherineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, fab food and lovely atmosphere! Can’t wait to visit again!!
  17. S

    Shea1

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Very nice food and restaurant layout however would not rush back Service very poor … 14:45 sitting booked Food arrived at 15:15 which was fine - asked for truffle topping to be held on soup told no, however I took it off myself when soup arrived - soup cold however replaced immediately with lovely hot soup - during meal a sign was placed in the middle of our table by a staff member that it was reserved at 16:00 this was as we were eating. No explanation or even an “excuse me whilst I place this here”. Found it quiet rude. - told we wouldn’t order deserts as our time was up ! - our waitress wasn’t bothered by it - really poor customer service Acknowledging it’s a busy period but don’t book a table out and then after 1hr 15 tell us the time is up Disappointing lunch especially as we’d gone there to check it out for a large party booking next year. Shan’t be booking !
  18. JB

    JohnB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful place, our server alex was fantastic 👏. Cheers.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff. Good menu choice. Laid back and relaxed atmosphere. Spacious feeling and beautiful decor and ambience
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food - and really good atmosphere. Only issue was after dinner we moved to the main bar, only to have the music turned off/lights up mere minutes after doing so. A notice from either the bar or staff would have been nice - but otherwise a great location.
  21. S

    Suey

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Table for 4. Ambience was lovely. Staff were very pleasant. We had a very pleasant and evening. We are looking forward to returning.
  22. AS

    AnnS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can highly recommend this restaurant food was fab,the Waiter was very polite he actually got us a table in the bar . Table service in the bar is also very efficient and friendly!il be back!!!
  23. B

    Bryandeluca

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    To be told we had 2 hour dining window it was all rushed in the beginning and then once we ordered drinks it was a long waiting game and then our drinks were incorrect and then the glass was dirty with lipstick something simple but yet annoying after waiting long after being rushed to sit and order. Food was greasy. Wait staff seemed more interested in chitter chat amongst self at serving station. €160 I would prefer to have eaten in Balfes or the ivy the experience was just not what we had hoped.
  24. L

    Leonad

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great service on arrival but slowly went downhill after that. While our server was very friendly and engaged, we had to wait long periods for drinks, had to continuously check they were coming and then the second order was wrong and we waited another long time. Had to ask for cutlery for main course also as none given.
  25. MM

    MaryMurty

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I always find the staff friendly & polite. Service was a little slow last night though. My main duck dish was very delicious; well.wirth the money & dessert was really good too. My 2 friends & I were at our dining table for 3 hours, which we really appreciated; no rush on us to leave. I always enjoy going to Café en Seine. I'm always recommending it to other friends. The dance music was great too.
  26. PL

    PaulL

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It's a beautiful place to dine. One of the most beautiful you could ask for. Nice atmosphere all round. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Was a little surprised to be put at a high chaired table but they had the main section set out for drinks which was a great space too. The menu was quite limited but there was enough choice to have something you'd like. The food was excellent though. Couldn't complain. I'd have no hesitation coming back again.
  27. SM

    SandraM

    Thailand

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Definitely not for datenight...very basic menu, basic food...never understand how a chef can ruin a risotto (they did) pornstar martini with a dried orange (it doesn't make sense) it's definitely just for show
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed but Menu is fairly limited, very pub style. Menu could be better as tithe interior is very beautiful
  29. FM

    FionaM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love the decor,ceiling height, ambiance,seating,service. Food still very average but everything else makes up for it.
  30. DF

    DesFitz

    Dublin

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent venue Lovely food Great staff Took a while for the drinks to arrive after ordering-20 minutes
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, helpful and efficient staff. Food was superb. Nice atmosphere, not too quiet but not too loud, with a lovely Christmas feel for this time of year
  32. TO

    TheresaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely after noon. Food was very good and the staff were brilliant
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    If your looking for good cocktails it’s a great place to go, However we enjoyed our starters but the mains were a big let down. My partner got the duck and I had the burger both dishes were a great disappointment which were both wasted and left nearly full. The burger was undercooked and still bloody and the duck was so bland along with the veg which didn’t taste like veg. As a place that got recommended to us we wouldn’t go back again due to the main meals. It was a dinner for a special occasion which we left very underwhelmed and disappointed.
  34. AC

    AnnC

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Warm and inviting place to wine and dine with friends
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas work group of 4. Perfect Solution
  36. PH

    PatrickH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time at Cafe en Seine- the food, atmosphere and service we couldn’t fault. Will definitely be back!
  37. MH

    MariaH

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another very enjoyable dinner at Cafe en Seine. From the moment we arrived to a friendly welcome to the moment we left. Serving staff were efficient and friendly & very helpful. Food was equally good & the Christmas crackers were a lovely touch on every table. We'll done Cafe en Seine.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The manager was really rude to us. Will not be back again. Really ruined our Christmas night.
  39. DM

    DMcC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Burger and wings were without doubt some of the nicest food we ever had. Burger we got without the sauce, but wasn’t missed at all, as was juicy not greasy. Wings again were brilliant, weren’t covered in sauce so thought they might have been much flavour. But again was proved wrong, lovely mixture of sticky and hot, top level wings. We will be back again next time in Dublin
  40. KS

    KlaudiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Most of beautiful restaurants I ever seen. Nice food and drinks

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Café en Seine is rated 4.4 stars by 1751 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 64 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 Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 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

  • Phone number

    (01) 677 4567

  • Private party facilities

    Parisian Street Garden for 200 People, Cocktail Bar and Restaurant 150 People, Loft Bar for 90 People, Balcony Bar for 100 People, Great Venue for Special Occasions, Private Spaces for Large Groups up to 1,200 people.

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