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Chez Max, Dublin, Leinster

Chez Max

4.6
4.6
1092 reviews
€31 to €50
French
Chez Max Palace Street is located in Dublin City Centre just beside Dublin Castle. Discover the French ambience, bistrot, & café. Enjoy our front terrace and heated back patio.

Lunch Seating: 1 hour 30 mins
Dinner Seating: 1 hour 45 mins

Dinner:
Set dinner of 2 Courses for 37.50euros
Set dinner of 3 Courses for 43.50euros

St Valentine's Night : Only Set dinner Menu for 45/50 euros the two courses or three courses.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 633 7215
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 1,092 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dublin 2

    Great for outdoor dining

1,092 Reviews
  1. LoveSharonx

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous we were a group of 8 and everything was excellent. Would totally recommend and we will back.
    Chez MaxResponded 2 days ago
    Merci Beaucoup Sharon !

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  2. GraemeO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent meal from start to finish, well worth it
    Chez MaxResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you !

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  3. MatthieuB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious French cuisine delivered by attentive staff resulting in a very pleasant experience.
    Chez MaxResponded 2 days ago
    Merci Matthieu !

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  4. HolliB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and great customer service. I’ll be back thank you 💕
    Chez MaxResponded 5 days ago
    Merci !!!

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  5. EamonnL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined at Chez Max with two colleagues on a Tuesday night in April 2024. Options were a two or three course menu. Good selection on starters and mains and desserts. I had the onion soup and it was excellent. My colleague had snails; I don't eat snails, but she enjoyed them immensely. Mains were prepared and presented well. I had the entrecote and frites, and I'll definitely have to return for more! As expected, the wine list is French and offers a good selection from around the country. We had a Brodeaux, Lalande de Pomerol. It was excellent value at €59, smooth and full bodied - I've paid over €100 in other restaurants for wines of less quality. There are many cheaper good quality wines on the menu if you move away from Bordeax. Great central location, at the gates to historic Dublin castle. Decor is rouge, nice ambiance, tables well spaced apart. I recommend Chex Max, without any hesitation.
    Chez MaxResponded 5 days ago
    Merci Eamon We really appreciate your constructive feedback and it's a pleasure to have you with us . See you soon !

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food,drinks, wine and service were all excellent!
    Chez MaxResponded on 8 April 2024
    Merci , We are glad if you enjoyed with us !

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing authentic parisienne food, great service. A little slice of paris in dublin!!!
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 April 2024
    Merci , We are glad you enjoyed your trip with us !

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  8. AnneC

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chez Max, once again, proved to be a lovely night out. The service was great, the food very good and the overall experience very pleasurable. We would definitely go again. The set menu is very good value.
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 April 2024
    Merci , We are happy if you enjoyed your dinner with us . So hope to see you soon as possible .

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food amazing, service fantastic, prices are really good compares to other fine dining places.
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 April 2024
    Merci , We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us !

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  10. AlisonB

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent as usual. Great food, attentive staff. A repeat visitor.
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 April 2024
    Thank you Alison , For still trusting us and to come here to enjoy with us ! See you .

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Excellent food. Excellent ambiance.

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  12. LeaB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible time at chez max as a french woman living in Ireland, really felt home-y. The food was absolutely amazing and delighted to see some good apéritifs from France. It was my birthday and they made it very special, the service was impeccable. Special mention to the profiteroles which stole the show.

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  13. IreneB

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hugo and Eddie and all the lovely staff were so lovely and helpful and as always made us feel very welcome.

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  14. Macker

    Dublin

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as ever with lovely presentation...classy wines, helpful and friendly staff 5 stars 1🌟

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  15. FionaD

    Dublin

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service - great atmosphere - really enjoyed the foie gras , french onion soup , moulds frites and boeuf bourginon… Excellent coffee . Haven’t been there in a while and actually booked the wrong location but we had a nice walk . Definitely be back
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 March 2024
    Thank you Fiona hope to see you soon with us .

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  16. JamesM

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yesterdays lunch in Chez Max was a very agreeable experience: food excellent, ambience likewise, service was friendly, helpful and efficient
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 March 2024
    Merci James we are happy if you enjoyed with us !

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  17. AlbanB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place ! The food was really good, with a special mention for the beef steak which was incredible ! We loved the french music playlist with all the 80's french hits ! And a true pleasure to find and drink Ricard in Dublin ! Top service, thank you for this moment !
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 March 2024
    Merci , We are glad you enjoyed your time with us !

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  18. AlisonH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gem of a restaurant. Everything about it is fantastic - a thoroughly enjoyable experience!
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 March 2024
    Thank you very much Alison !

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  19. Annie

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak frites was delicious. 100% recommended.
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 March 2024
    Merci Annie !!!!

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  20. DonO

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to Chez Max and it was truly wonderful. Great intimate atmosphere, food and service. Choices of wine were superb too, highly recommend
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 March 2024
    Merci , We are really glad you enjoyed your first experience with us !

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  21. GMann

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, I love sitting outside on the patio, it makes you feel like you’re in Paris. The food is amazing. The services top-notch and Chez Max will be a restaurant I go to regularly.

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  22. TheoL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A meal worthy of France, the staff are attentive and very kind!! Merci encore pour cette délicieuse soirée
    Chez MaxResponded on 9 March 2024
    Merci for your lovely review !

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a safe bet. Great food and very handy location, especially before a show at The Olympia.
    Chez MaxResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thank you , We are glad if you still enjoyed your moment with us!

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  24. Err77

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Freezing cold! I had lunch on Friday March 1st. The restaurant was freezing cold, so much so that I had to give my coat to my guest who also had a blanket on her legs. The restaurant was pretty quiet, but we were seated at the table nearest to the door. We asked to move to a different table, and after 2 moves, were in the corner near the bar. Despite this, the restaurant was so cold that the fries served with my steak were cold before I had eaten half of them. We asked the maitre d' at least 3 times to turn up the heat. He shrugged his shoulders and said there was nothing he could do. He said the kitchen had a new ventillation system installed 6 months previously and was causing a draught. There are thick curtains at the front door and I asked him to close them to try to keep in some heat. He made a half attempt to pull the curtain, but the opening was about 6 feet, so zero impact. A diner at another table was wearing a puffer jacket and woolen hat to keep warm. When I went to the bathroom downstairs, the breeze was so strong that a pendent light was swinging from the ceiling. I asked to speak to the magager to be told he (Max) was unavailable. The only apology we had was a shrug from the maitre d'. As for the food, the steaks were ok, if a bit overpriced. The french onion soup was served with grocery store style croutons and a side dish of grated cheese, not the correct bread with toasted gruyere. Sloppy and lazy. We paid €220 for a thouroughly disappointing lunch.
    Chez MaxResponded on 4 March 2024
    Bonjour, I would like to start by sincerely apologising for the uncomfortable conditions you had to face while eating. I want to reassure you that we value your opinion and recognise how important it is for our guests to have a comfortable lunch setting. Regarding temperature concerns, I apologise to notify you once more of the unanticipated difficulties we are experiencing with our recently installed ventilation system. I am aware that this has negatively impacted your dining experience even though we are trying to fix it. Please be aware that we are taking proactive measures to resolve the issue so that subsequent customers won't encounter anything like this. We take great pride in serving authentic French food. You may be sure that we will keep your remarks in mind for the future. Merci

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  25. donalf

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    French onion soup always a must, my cod excellent. Wine always good quality. Pleasant friendly service. Cons: menu price getting steet.
    Chez MaxResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thank you for your feedback hope to see you soon !

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  26. ElvaN

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Good staff. Due to small size of venue tables are very close together. This can't be helped. Lovely atmosphere. Steep stairs to toilets.
    Chez MaxResponded on 9 March 2024
    Merci Elva , We are glad you enjoyed your time with us !

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  27. Nanou

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. I've been going for over 10 years and I will be back. French expats need a bit of home and it is just that. Thank you!
    Chez MaxResponded on 9 March 2024
    Merci Nanou a la prochaine !

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great authentic French food, reasonably priced, central location

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  29. MartinRoundabout

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Excellent location and staff are lovely.
    Chez MaxResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you Martin , the next time we will try to reach the 5 Stars!!!

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  30. LenaT

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks! We had a lovely meal the restaurant is so cosy and staff really nice.

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  31. Coco

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was nice dinner with my partner for dinner in Chez Max. Food is good so as the service. However just the restaurant is a bit crowed between table to table. It does bring pro and con. Very cozy but a bit pressured. Overall is nice and lovely.

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  32. RitaT

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food,friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Only very slight issue, tables very close and difficult to get in and out with out disturbing the table beside us

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  33. PaulW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and great venue. Never disappoints.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food I’ve had to date, would highly recommend. Service was very welcoming and the interior was very warm
    Chez MaxResponded on 23 February 2024
    Merci for your lovely feedback !

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  35. MaryR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and excellent service. Food was excellent
    Chez MaxResponded on 23 February 2024
    Thanks Mary , we are glad you had a great experience with us!

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  36. Michelangelo

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic French dinner. Great service and amazing food.
    Chez MaxResponded on 23 February 2024
    Merci Michelangelo !!!!

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  37. GerardH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and cosy atmosphere. Great wine list also.
    Chez MaxResponded on 23 February 2024
    Thank you Gerard, We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Merci.

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  38. OlwenD

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous evening in Chez Max! As always, service was superb and the food was delicious.
    Chez MaxResponded on 23 February 2024
    Merci beaucoup Olwen !!!!

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  39. Donal

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The set valentines menu was a depart from form for Chez max and a disappointment. Accustomed to onion soup, steak frites and moules frites when dining at chez max, we found none of these items included on the set Valentine’s Day menu. This was a shame as we had been the year before for a lovely experience. I will not be returning for any set menu dinners here.
    Chez MaxResponded on 23 February 2024
    Hello Donal , I understand your disappointment that you missed our classics dishes, but we posted on our social medias , website and even on open table that on this date it will be the Valentine menu. We created this menu to respond of customers demands and we had very good feed back on the night, and very good value. People appreciated a special menu for a special occasion . I'm surprised you were not aware about this before taking your booking. Regards.

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  40. TerryM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most agreeable location. Bread not provided, odd in a very French restaurant!
    Chez MaxResponded on 23 February 2024
    Hello Terry , I am sorry if my waiters didn't provide any bread to you , next time if they don't just ask and it will be with pleasure. Thank you. Max

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Chez Max is rated 4.6 stars by 1092 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Chez Max

1 Palace Street, Dublin, Leinster D02KF98

Additional information

  • Area
    Dame Street
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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