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Chez Max

4.5
4.5
135 reviews
€30 and under
French

Chez Max Palace Street is located in Dublin City. Discover the French restaurant, bistrot, & cafe. Enjoy our front terrace and heated back garden.

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Booked 33 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 633 7215

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 135 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 2

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. CD

    ClaireD

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice restaurant, lovely food (creme brulee and mussels were beautiful), very friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. An important but very simple improvement, I wish however that the service staff would learn to wear their masks over their nose. They are not wearing them correctly now. This is to protect them as much as their guests. They have more interactions than the normal individual.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    It was really hard to comminicate with people serving us as they are not able to speak English. We Asked for to go bags after finishing our brunch but received dirty plastic cup which are even not to go bags.

  3. ML

    MLyons

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, but we were forced in to getting 2-courses. Really nice ambiance and restaurant, great service but 2 couses for €35 was excessive.

  4. O

    Orla

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    My fiancé and I booked a meal at Chez Max for our 5 year anniversary. The food was lovely but the service was very rushed as there was another booking after us - our whole booking was just less than an hour even though I had booked weeks in advance. The booking was during the Christmas season so I understand restaurants are busy, but the speed of the service detracted from our enjoyment of the meal.

  5. MB

    MarkB

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    While I’m reluctant to overly criticise restaurants at the moment, we came away from our trip to that Dublin institution Chez Max feeling less than inspired. The service was adequate but rushed (perhaps understandable, give the parlous state of the hospitality sector.) Our steaks were too chewy and the onion soup was more like a thin broth without any bite. The pork cheek starter was delicious though; would have that again if I found myself dining there again. Still, there are many restaurants in Dublin and I can’t see myself making a point of returning anytime soon.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food!!

  7. HM

    HelenM

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We enjoyed flavoursome French food during a busy lunchtime service. Staff were approachable and helpful. The plat du jour was top notch.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Not one member of staff wore a mask.

  9. ER

    EileenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food and felt safe eating there...good social distancing and our Covid Certs were checked.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful evening from start to finish. Friendly informative staff welcomed us and did everything to make us comfortable and warm as we were outside at the front. The food was delicious, four of us all had different options and all were excellent. The melted cheese starter with toast even more delicious than described. The chicken d’hiver and dauphinois was succulent and beautifully seasoned. The beef bourguignon went down a treat with he big fella and the his partner enjoyed the vegetarian main very much. Great to see dessert wines on the menu and your man loved them with his cheese board. Can highly recommend. Lovely ambience. Delicious French fare in Dublin.

  11. TL

    TrionaL

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food excellent. At great atmosphere and French music in background. Disappointed we were not allowed in until 5 our reservation time when we were there 20 minutes early bit chilly to sit outside otherwise very good

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here. Everything was great from start to finish. Good value for what you get also. Nice wine list. Lovely staff. Every single one was really engaging. Thanks.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Great apart from the two blokes sitting beside us , one of whom spent the whole time screaming at the top of his voice beside us in an attempt to impress his date with his stories, to the point where my friend and I couldn’t hear each other . Shouting in a room full of people is a known spreader of Covid. I think a sign that reads “please consider other diners and speak softly “ would be a good idea

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Pleasant intimate ambience, but slow service and food was OK

  15. HC

    HelenC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great tasty non-fussy food. Beautiful cosy back garden. Very friendly and helpful staff

  16. GM

    GeraldineM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Beautiful meal and ambience but the smallest glass of wine ever which for €11 was poor value.

  17. DB

    DBen1

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous from start to finish, the greeting the service the wine the food Wow! I’ll def be back

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyable meal with a wonderful atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    What a great find. Food and service was excellent. Thank you

  20. MK

    MicheleK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you want authentic French food, this is the place to be!

  21. RH

    RachaelH

    Anchorage

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great first night dinner in Dublin!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, restaurant and staff

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    The steak was quite burned twice. At the end we accepted it as hunger took over.

  24. LF

    LisaF

    Free to repurpose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chez Max never disappoints. Amazing food, wine and professional staff. We had seats outside and it didn't deter at all. We were warn and dry. One of my all time favourite restaurants.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Felt like being back home 🇫🇷 Service is really good and helpful, food is amazing !

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    30 anniversary

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful ambiance and food way above expectations. Well done to the chef and staff.

  28. SP

    SammP

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Great food! Service was a bit slow for us but overall … good experience!

  29. JO

    JOHNR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, lovely ambience, two really excellent will be back soon.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    My wife’s appetizer was brought but mine was forgot. It took over 20 minutes before mine was served and no one bothered to take responsibility or apologize. We sat there while her plate got cold and the servers tried their best to ignore us. I told them I was upset and they didn’t do anything to make it right. There are much better places to eat so don’t bother with rude / ignorant wait staff.

  31. PM

    PaulaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Great service. Thank you.

  32. B

    Bill

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Chez Max is always at least surprisingly good and from time to wonderful--and lunch there must be the best value in Dublin. The cheese in the Toulouse sausage was an experiment too far, though, but definitely interesting.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    There was very little goats cheese in the parcel, chips were cold and the service was slow

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely time! Thank you so much :)

  35. b

    bronim

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    I'm not generally a big fan of French food but this meal has changed my mind! French onion soup was fab and the whole meal in general was really good. Great atmosphere too.

  36. DS

    D18Snob

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food was OK but nothing special. Soupe a l'Oignon was tasty though a bit watery and lacked fleshy onions. Goats cheese in filo pastry was average at best - pastry was dry and flavorless. Bar en Coleaur (Sea bass with couscous) was excellent as were the garnishments, textures and spices. Rib eye Steak ordered was medium rare and what was served was actually a French medium rare so closer to blue. Wine is very overpriced - we had a very average medium bodied Malbec for €42 a bottle. Service was attentive, friendly and all in all excellent. Nice ambience but food isn't at the level of what would be expected.

  37. RO

    RobOC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable dining experience and the food was delicious.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience1

    The service was slow, not helped by the manager who was was sat at a table and didn’t help the waiting staff who were clearly run off their feet. The manager was also watching a TV show on her phone with the volume up which didn’t help with the ambience and to further ruin things as she finished her shift she decided to stand behind the bar and comment loudly on all the things the staff were doing wrong. Really bad management style and if it wasn’t for the food I would never consider returning here. However the next shift manager seemed to be completely different and way more professional - will try an evening next time and hopefully this awful manager won’t be on duty!

  39. MC

    MartinaC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    While my salad was fab my friend did not eat hers as was very dry. It was the chicken salad . Disappointing as was her first time there too:(. We had to remind when bill arrived that her saiad should not be included. The female waitress wasn’t great .. she could have been more considerate when my friend asked for dressing

  40. S

    Sean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    An excellent experience all round. The outdoor seating area at the back is fantastic. Would highly recommend.

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Chez Max is rated 4.5 stars by 135 OpenTable diners

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Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Chez Max

1 Palace Street Dublin, Leinster D02KF98

  • Area

    Dame Street

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

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