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Chez Max, Dublin, Leinster

Chez Max

4.5
4.5
365 reviews
€31 to €50
French

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

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Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • 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

Menu

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What 365 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. LG

    LouiseG

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Love this place however my Moules were overcooked and not hot today. Our bill was incorrect with three additional items totalling €30 added, this was corrected when pointed out. Otherwise it was great.

  2. AF

    AvrilF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a delicious meal , super service & a wonderful ambiance

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely romantic meal, service was fantastic. Superb wine. I had an incredible vegetarian meal one of the best I’ve ever had. Couldn’t fault bar it was freezing the manager spent most his evening standing in the door way with the door open with his warm jacket and scarf whilst the customers were freezing, we did ask for the door to be closed but were ignored. Table next to us left early as they were so cold.

  4. SO

    SarahO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very small and cramped but it kinda added to the atmosphere. Really lovely burger and nice wine. Slightly on the expensive side but not ridiculous. Chocolate mousse was amazing

  5. M

    Michael1972

    Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a very enjoyable long lunch. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. We were under no pressure to vacate our table (we were there for three hours.) We can strongly recommend Chez Max.

  6. D

    Disappointed01

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We were somewhat disappointed, as we were regular diners in Chez Max, but noticed that the prices had escalated wry high, but the quality of food didn’t quite match the price hike.

  7. ML

    MikeL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Like stepping into a Parisienne brasserie. Nice basic French brasserie, with authentic French food and waiters.

  8. AM

    AndrewM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunning food as always! Their duck main course is to die for!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, real Parisian feel with great background music and super service.

  10. C

    Charbelojeil

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    The steaks we have ordered were overly grilled. One of them actually tasted like coal! Not to mention we had to wait 40 min for our food. Sadly this was one of my fav restaurants in dublin

  11. IB

    IreneB

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and attentive service

  12. MN

    MaryN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and surroundings, we enjoyed everything. We will be back.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Meeting good friends

  14. LG

    LeticiaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was just perfect. The food and the staff were great.

  15. RO

    RitaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely place to dine staff very friendly Food very tasty

  16. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The perfect spot. There is nothing I dont like about Chez Max.

  17. KG

    KathyG

    Liverpool

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Felt like a genuine French bistro, with a nice small menu. Enjoyed the squid and foie gras starter. Steak excellent, pork stew vgood too.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We loved the ambiance inside and food.

  19. A

    Alizee

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place! As a french expat it feels so good to have found a restaurant with authentic french food and ambience

  20. MC

    ManuelC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely time in Chez Max. The food was great and the staff helpful and friendly. I recommend if you are looking for a French restaurant in town

  21. BH

    BredaH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food fab. Authentic ambiance. Service fine until coffee. That was slow snd we had a theatre deadline. We made it

  22. A

    Andria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Loved our evening - food was delicious and staff were attentive and pleasant

  23. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Returning after a few years, felt warmer and more authentically French, charming staff , excellent service , a little sad that the fish choices limited and no steak tartare, But our food was good and the red wine perfect not too expensive either

  24. CS

    CathalS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    fantastic food. Lovely cosy atmosphere and fairly priced

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Good food service was only ok was going to pay bill when my wife checked it & found we were being charged for bottle of wine we didn’t have

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food was delicious but be aware that this restaurant now has a set menu, even midweek. 2 courses for €35 or 3 for €40

  27. c

    colmc

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    brusque staff pushing pre-prepared bland food and very expensive wine at unsuspecting punters. A nasty experience. I dont appreciate getting a text message 15 mins before my booking time asking me to confirm I am on my way either. Tourist Trap. Avoid.

  28. CM

    CarolineM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Very nice spot. Staff lovely. Had the mussels that were slightly dry. Not sure if it was the cooking method that made them dry or if they were not as fresh as those that I am used to eating.

  29. CD

    CiaranD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice setting, good wine. Very good steak and friendly staff

  30. ML

    ManueLQ

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was delicious food and great portions Real homemade fries Gorgeous French traditional dishes Really friendly staff and great location We will be back! Thank you : )

  31. AB

    AnneB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    Great buzz when we arrived. Toast with foie was burnt black when askrd fot replacement was given bread not toast.beef bourgoignon was way overcookrd and very dark couldnt eat it. The french onion soup lacked onion an was insipid the rest of the dishes were ok. I didnt realise we had a time limit on table and we were never advised of this just had the bill slapped down on our table and told there were people outside waiting for the table. We wont be back.

  32. PR

    PaulR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food in quaint setting with friendly attentive service. Thanks team Max

  33. TM

    ThiagoM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been going to this place for the last 10 years. It’s incredible the consistency in this place. They always serving good food and good service. Highly recommended!

  34. MG

    MariaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chez Max is an amazing restaurant, the food is always good. The staff is welcoming, they always treat customers well.

  35. I

    Iker

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Different. All de the food is very Good. We enjoyed.

  36. b

    balletomane

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Sat outside which was nice! They had no ice or crème brûlée, which was disappointing… but our waiter was terrific. Fun to people watch here. We ordered in French because we just wanted to and the waiter went along with that and was very accommodating of our eccentric ways! Try it!

  37. MD

    MarkD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place, a real find. Strongly recommend the onion soup, and the Saint Emilion. Looking forward to another visit, for dinner next time.

  38. M

    Mags

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent authentic French food at really good value. Really good service from efficient friendly staff. On arrival we sat down beside a group of six girls who were extremely loud and noisy. They left soon and the ambiance reverted to a lovely buzz French restaurant. Wine good value. Looking forward to returning

  39. CB

    ColmB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great, as always. Love the steak and chips, probably my favourite restaurant in Dublin.

  40. MM

    MiriamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely brasserie atmosphere. 2nd time eating here and loved it. White Wine lovely and beautifully chilled.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

FAQs

Chez Max is rated 4.5 stars by 365 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Chez Max

1 Palace Street Dublin, Leinster D02KF98

Additional information

  • 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

  • Parking Details

    None

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