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Chez Max, Dublin, Leinster

Chez Max

4.6
4.6
1061 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 14 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 1,061 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

1,061 Reviews
  1. Coco

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  2. RitaT

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  3. PaulW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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

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  5. MaryR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and excellent service. Food was excellent

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  6. GerardH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and cosy atmosphere. Great wine list also.

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  7. Michelangelo

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic French dinner. Great service and amazing food.

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  8. OlwenD

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. TerryM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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!

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  11. Cutb

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect slice of Paris in Dublin! Excellent service & delicious food.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place and environment, great service and food!

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  13. TonyJ

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience, superb food and excellent service. Thank you

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  14. DRJL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food Responsive staff and great experience Recommend it
    Chez MaxResponded on 12 February 2024
    MERCI !!!!!

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  15. ColetteC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant to meet friends .. menu caters for all tastes.. lovely atmosphere and service with a 😃.
    Chez MaxResponded on 12 February 2024
    Merci Colette thank you for your comment!

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  16. Sherij64

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch with very attentive but unobtrusive service. My companion overheard a pep talk being given to the staff in the kitchen and was blown away by now motivating and team building it was. We will be back
    Chez MaxResponded on 12 February 2024
    Merci Beaucoup , See you soon !

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  17. DoreenB

    Dublin

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely warm reception from staff with prompt attention at table with water, taking orders and service. However I did find having moules for entree followed by Bouillabaisse just a little heavy on mussels consumption (though they were really good!) My poor choices definitely not the restaurants fault though, merely mention it to guide others.
    Chez MaxResponded on 12 February 2024
    Merci Doreen , We are glad you enjoyed your time in our restaurant !

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  18. Christy

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Typical French food in the heart of Dublin. Service was flawless, it was quiet. Room for better value, it is expensive.
    Chez MaxResponded on 12 February 2024
    Merci Christy , I am surprised about your feedback concerning the prices due we are trying our best to keep the prices down even if our Charges going up, we didn't increase our prices since a while . But I am taking note from your comment. Merci.

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  19. siobhanm

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un petit coin de Paris en Dublin! Very enjoyable restaurant for a pre theatre diner with ambience, good food and friendly attentive service.
    Chez MaxResponded on 12 February 2024
    Merci Beaucoup , We are glad you enjoyed your time with our company !

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  20. Yvonne

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely little restaurant with an intimate atmosphere. Very pleasant staff.

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  21. GarA

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent wine and food - very good staff. A little rushed between courses perhaps but very very good overall

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  22. EmerD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous meal here and sitting in our booth made us feel like we were in our own private part of the restaurant. Super food, delicious wine with a lovely atmosphere!
    Chez MaxResponded on 12 February 2024
    Merci !!!!

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  23. AllenB

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Could not fault this restaurant. French ambiance, polite efficient staff, and food was top quality. If I ever visit Dublin again I will be visiting Chez Max. Escargot, Mackerel and Onion soup were all well made and tasty. Venison best ever tasted, jus was delicious. Hake was well cooked and fresh. Bouillabaisse was also suoerb. Desserts top quality. Visit here you will not be disappointed.
    Chez MaxResponded on 12 February 2024
    Merci , We are glad you enjoyed your time with us !

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  24. SusanaR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always! Lovely place with good food and a lively setting

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  25. AndyM

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Great food, service good, attention to detail poor. Tried to sit us at worst table mid room by the door even though we had a booking. Stated it was for an important birthday - not even acknowledged. Man (maybe owner) appeared under the influence and screamed at chefs. Would go back, but not expecting the best experience.

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  26. MichelleC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Foie gras very small portion with plain white bread toasted could have been nicer bread rest food gorgeous

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  27. SineadC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere, they even sang happy birthday to my partner, will happily return at different times to try each menu, roll on summer.

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  28. SamWise

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was just class. Everything was really good.
    Chez MaxResponded on 12 February 2024
    Merci Beaucoup Sam !!

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  29. parquet

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined before a show at Olympia. I had venison, my wife hake. Both main courses were excellent, with good sauces. Tarte tatin and café gourmand for dessert - both delicious. Very atmospheric space. Would recommend and would go again.
    Chez MaxResponded on 12 February 2024
    Thank you very Much!!!

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  30. Nellie

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall - cannot fault it! Attentive service, food lovely and ambience warm, welcoming and genuine

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  31. Ciaran

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit Chez Max regularly. As usual the food was excellent with friendly friendly attentive service.

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  32. SineadR

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Their dish of Beef bourguignon is sublime, rich, earthy and full of flavour. Really warming too on a cold day in January. Enjoyed one Mains with a glass of Red St.Emilion and finished with their dessert called Café Gourmand- a selection of mini options includes creme brulee, macaron, tart garnache and profiterole served with a strong piping hot Café. Delicieux! French radio station 📻 for background music Staff really polite and attentive too. Chez Max hasn't lost it's magic ✨ still a perfect petit part of Paris nestled next to the Castle 👌🏻 -Sinéad

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  33. HughM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal on a cold January evening :) Gorgeous food and a pleasant atmosphere Highly recommended

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally amazing, food was out of this world. Would highly recommend.

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  35. Sarah

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    A victim of its own success perhaps. The staff were under pressure. Bills were being handed out before desserts had arrived.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks to Hugo and the team for what is always a quality experience. The menu rarely changes but that is one of its greatest selling points. You know what to expect and it never fails to deliver. Also very good value.

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  37. Alipali

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unreal. Will be back. The foie gras and venison were to dye for

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  38. Benoc

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience accommodating staff and lovely food and wine

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good, steak cooked perfectly. Nice wine, great service. Can’t believe we didn’t try here sooner.

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  40. AmandaC

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been to Chez Max for years but won’t leave it so long next time - lovely food, great atmosphere and pleasant staff

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  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

FAQs

Chez Max is rated 4.6 stars by 1061 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 14 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
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