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

4.4
4.4
1759 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 67 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 1,759 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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. LM

    LuaraM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was my 30th birthday and I couldn’t choose any other place! Great food and amazing service!
  2. EF

    EmmaF

    Connacht

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience. Food was amazing as were the cocktails. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Will be back x
  3. DG

    DerekG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken wings are amazing, I don't know what the sauce is but I will be craving them for the week. I was a little late arriving (I thought the booking was half 9, it was for 9) and there were no issues the restaurant had called me to check if we were still arriving and had been more than accommodating to us. Fantastic place, fantastic food, fantastic service. Will be organising another Dublin trip to just go here.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    really nice experience.

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear that you had a really good time at our restaurant. Your experience is important to us and we look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you for choosing our restaurant!

  5. L

    Lola

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my daughter for lunch and we loved it. The place is gorgeous and the food was fab. I wish I got the waiter’s name as he was fantastic. He was so kind to my daughter. She can’t wait to go back!
  6. T

    Therese612235

    Dublin

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice place for brunch. Service was quite slow and when eventually received our food it was quite cool. We drew attention to this and both dishes were returned and replaced with hot dishes.. manager apologised .
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and service. The decor is gorgeous. We will definitely go back.

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you for your kind words about our food and service! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience. It means a lot to us that you will be coming back and we can't wait to serve you again soon. Many thanks for your support!

  8. BL

    BeanieL

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a super time. From the minute we walked in the door. We were early dormouse dinner booking and Wasn’t a problem. We went to the Bar and waited There The cocktails are amazing as was the food. Thank you 😍

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to Cafe en Seine. We're delighted to hear that you had a great time, from the moment you walked in the door. Our team strives to provide the best possible experience for our guests, and we're thrilled to hear that our cocktails and food lived up to your expectations. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again soon!

  9. JF

    JamesF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 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

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you for choosing our restaurant to celebrate your daughter's 30th birthday. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and that our staff made a positive impression on you. We're also delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and that you'll be coming back to dine with us again. Thank you for your support and happy belated birthday to your daughter!

  10. SD

    ShaneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    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!!

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you for your glowing review of our venue! We're delighted to hear that you and your dining companions were very impressed with the quality and taste of the food and that our staff made a positive impact on your experience. It's great to hear that you thought the restaurant and bar were stunning and that you enjoyed the ambience and style of the venue. Your recommendation means a lot to us and we're grateful for your support. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again soon!

  11. LM

    LornaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly staff and extremely clean

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for your positive review! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, that the staff were friendly and that the restaurant was very clean. Your feedback is important to us and we strive to provide the best possible experience for our guests. Thank you for choosing our restaurant and we hope to see you again soon!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Would recommend highly

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you for your positive review! We're thrilled to hear that you would recommend our restaurant highly. Your support means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you for choosing our restaurant!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you for your positive review of our food! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that it met your expectations. Your feedback is important to us, and we look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you for choosing our restaurant!

  14. CL

    CraigL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    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.

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoWe're sorry to hear that you felt our venue has gone downhill in recent years and that it didn't meet your expectations for a Parisian-style café. We'll take your feedback into consideration as we continually strive to improve our offerings and provide the best possible experience for our guests. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope you will give us another chance in the future.

  15. JD

    JanetD

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service as always.

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you for your kind words about our food and service! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fabulous experience and that it was in line with your expectations. Your support is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you for choosing our restaurant!

  16. 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 !

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoMerci pour votre commentaire positif! Nous sommes ravis d'entendre que vous avez trouvé notre restaurant chic et bien décoré, idéal pour un souper entre copines. Nous sommes heureux que vous recommandiez absolument notre établissement. Merci de nous avoir choisi et nous espérons vous accueillir à nouveau bientôt!

  17. 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

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for your positive review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a lovely evening with your friend at our restaurant. We're also pleased to hear that you found our staff efficient and friendly and that the food was delicious. Your recommendation means a lot to us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for choosing Café en Seine!

  18. 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

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear that you were really pleased with your dining experience and that our staff were able to accommodate your group by providing an extra table. Your satisfaction is important to us and we look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you for choosing our restaurant!

  19. 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.

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for your positive review! We're absolutely delighted to hear that you had a great experience at our restaurant and that you thought the staff were fantastic. Your compliments on the food mean a lot to us and we're pleased to hear that you would recommend us for a nice meal and drink. Thank you for choosing our restaurant!

  20. 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.

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoI'm sorry to hear that your experience was not up to your expectations. We apologise that the prices were too high and that the food was not to your liking. Your feedback is important to us and we would appreciate the opportunity to put things right. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly on alexander.kevlich@cafeenseine.ie so that we can discuss your experience further and find a solution. Kindest regards, Alexander Kevlich Assistant General Manager

  21. BE

    BEVERLEYB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ok but nothing special. Overpriced for what it is

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that your experience was just OK and that you found our prices higher than expected. Your feedback is important to us and we'll use it to improve our service and better meet the needs of our guests. Thank you for choosing our restaurant and we hope to serve you again in the future.

  22. 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.

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you for your review! We're delighted to hear that you found the restaurant and bar lovely, with friendly and attentive staff and a pleasant atmosphere. We apologise for the limited vegetarian options on our menu and understand the importance of providing for different dietary needs. Your feedback will be taken into serious consideration as we strive to continually improve our offerings. Thank you for recommending us and for choosing to dine with us.

  23. 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
  24. 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!!
  25. 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 !
  26. JB

    JohnB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful place, our server alex was fantastic 👏. Cheers.
  27. 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
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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!!!
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.

    Café en SeineResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for your great review! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Your compliments on the ambience, staff, and food mean the world to us. Thank you for choosing our restaurant, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. DF

    DesFitz

    Dublin

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 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
  39. 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
  40. 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

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 1759 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 67 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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