Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin

4.4
1135 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
A glasshouse restaurant, where the weather is our wallpaper. We serve breakfast and dinner 7 days a week. We do lunch on weekdays and brunch at the weekend.

Our New York – Italian menu is simple and delicious. Meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, herbs and dairy delivered daily by local suppliers. The restaurant vibe changes from a laid back sunrise through a buzzing sunset. A view like no other in Dublin, cityscape to countryside. No fuss, no formality, book a table and enjoy.

Sophie’s Bar is at the very heart of our rooftop restaurant. Pull up a stool and get comfortable at any time, day or night to take in the incredible views of the Dublin skyline while our amazing team of bartenders create a world-class cocktail for you.

Head out to our Rooftop Terrace, where we have sun loungers when it’s hot, blankets and heaters when it’s not.
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Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Very good choice for an informal business lunch. It has a vibrant atmosphere, great views, and superb food. It's more expensive than some other places, but it's worth it.

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YJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Prachtige zaak , geweldige locatie , lekker eten. Een aanrader in Dublin.

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KM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

We liked the restaurant especially the ambience but our waiter (blonde lady) was very rude. She was acting as though she is doing us a favour by serving us. We wanted to make a complaint after brunch (14/04/2019) but decided to let it go.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there sorry our service didn't meet our usual high standards, normally it's one of the biggest draws about Sophie's. Any feedback positive or negative is always welcomed & we take everything on board & do our utmost to fix an issues. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review & for your visit.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Came on a glowing recommendation from a friend. The food was absolutely lovely and a great location - it didn’t let us down. We were hoping for a brunch cocktail (as we had been told the cocktails are superb) but were told we couldn’t order alcohol as we were not staying at the hotel.

The food was delicious and I definitely recommend!!!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there thanks for the visit sorry you couldn't order a cocktail, you must've been in quite early as it's only at breakfast that the cocktails are only available to hotel guests. Hopefully we'll see you again in the future & we'll get you that cocktail!! Thanks for the review, all the best...The Sophie's Team

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DF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great location and great food and a great waitress

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much Debbie glad you enjoyed your time with us! The Sophie's Team

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KM
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambience of the restaurant, with its lovely views over Dublin, is added to by the layout, the friendliness and attention of the staff and the quality of the food

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 3 days ago

We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us, fantastic to hear that the team looked after you so well & that you enjoyed the food. That's everything we aim for! Thanks again...The Sophie's Team

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KB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Maitre d was so welcoming, went above and beyond excellent service. Also gave us dessert on the house for our birthdays. Cocktail lovely too!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Kelly! I remember you, I hope you both had a nice day & your daughter didn't break your bank account too much on the shopping trip to town!!! Thanks for choosing Sophie's to celebrate your birthdays, means a lot to us that people consider us a venue to share special occasions with. Hope we see you again some time, all the best.

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PC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank's for the service!!! We spent a very good evening

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 3 days ago

You are welcome! Glad to hear you enjoyed your evening, see you again in the future! The Sophie's Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fast reservation, we arrive on time and the table was ready. Excellent service, but beverages could be served a little faster. The food is outstanding. Great view and ambience.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the positive review! Hope we see you again in the future.

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely venue. Pricey but good food great service and nice atmosphere.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review happy the service was great & that you enjoyed the atmosphere. All the best The Sophie's Team

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GO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I was very disappointed with the food, I had the hake and it didn’t taste fresh and the cabbage wasn’t good either. My guests had a pizza and white bean casserole and the pizza and fries were the only think that was good.
The service was good and the place is lovely but I wouldn’t be coming again to eat.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Geraldine thanks for taking the time to leave a review sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the food normally the hake is very popular I'll pass on your thoughts to our kitchen team. We hope you will visit again & we can show you what we are about. Thank you for the compliments on the service & the venue. Kind regards, The Sophie's Team.

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GH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and great service! Definitely a great restaurant for all good things!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 11 April 2019

Hi Grainne, thank you so much for the fantastic review & the kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us, hope to see you again soon. The Sophie's Team

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J
Mobile
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Staff are really friendly and great atmosphere.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 11 April 2019

Hi Joannah, thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. Fantastic to hear the staff were friendly & the atmosphere was great! We are delighted! See you again soon. The Sophie's Team

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A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing service, gorgeous scenic location and lovely food!

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b
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great selection of food for Sunday brunch. Helpful and professional staff and love the view of the city.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 11 April 2019

Hi there! Thank you so much for the lovely review, glad you enjoyed our brunch & the view of the city! The Sophie's Team

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, lovely views and friendly staff!

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M
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Location, atmosphere, staff and food was perfect. This line is to get to 50 characters.

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LL
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super experience at Sophie's. It's a return visit for me, but a first for my friends who were very impressed with the food, the service and the views. Our waitress was super helpful. The gnocchi and the pizzas were fab - but the parmesan & tarragon fries are not to be missed! Super evening!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there thank you so much for the fantastic review! So happy you are a returning guest, always good to hear. I'm glad the waitress was so helpful, those Parmesan fries are impossible to resist aren't they???!!!! Hope we see you again in the future, all the best...The Sophie's Team.

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It's all about the location and the location is hard to beat. Really atmospheric.

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RO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch in Sophie’s in The Dean. It is a perfect place for a girls getogether. The menu is a brunch/lunch menu so plenty of options for all. There was a vegan and vegetarian option too. The staff were lovely and very helpful and did not rush us . We were there for hours chatting. I would highly recommend it for lunch.

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k
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great views of city. Food was lush and great portions. Prices reasonable for capital city. Overall would go again!

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WY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We really enjoyed the place, food was enough and filling, thanks

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SG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a most enjoyable lunch in Sophie's - our group was a mix of ages so we wanted somewhere comfortable, not too noisy but with a good atmosphere and we got all that. The service was very good and we were not rushed at all although the restaurant was relatively quiet at the time. The food was also very good, I had the sea bass - very tasty although perhaps a side dish required. Desserts and coffee excellent. We had a selection of cocktails and a nice bottle of French white - total came to 190 euro approx - its not cheap but I think worth it for the comfort and the atmosphere in Sophies.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 11 April 2019

Hi Sinead, thank you so much for the lovely review. Really happy you enjoyed your lunch (the seabass is one of my favorites!) Thanks for visiting, hope to see you again soon. The Sophie's Team

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NS
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun, helpful & friendly. We rocked up really late and it didn’t matter at all. Great place to dine or just drink.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Nick thanks for popping up to us glad we could accommodate you & that you enjoyed your evening with us. See you again in the future...The Sophie's Team.

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MB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second visit and excellent service again. The food and waitor service is top quality and a treat to visit.

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SC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent meal in a very lovely location. Staff very friendly.

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R
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Wait staff were quite rude and short with us despite the fact that it was not a busy evening.

Far from warm and friendly.

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G
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent and the view is beautiful. The service staff also fantastic, I had a lovely evening.

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CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Portions were too small for the price.
When you phoned me on the day to confirm my booking you reminded me that table needed to be vacated by 8pm, I said ok no problem thanks.
When we arrived at the venue you again said table had to be vacated at 8pm, again I said ok no problem.
At 7.20pm again, we were reminded table had to be vacated by 8pm and again I said, ok no problem.
And when I was just about to ask for the bill .... again staff member came to say our table needed to be vacated by 8pm.
I will not be returning to your venue due this , it was not a pleasant experience.

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KJ
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food. Only minor points was waiting for the Hostess to seat us, while being surrounded by other staff and that our Waitress would not walk around the table to serve us and constantly reached over people which was unprofessional in such an expensive restaurant.

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food ..great service .. great atmosphere and fantastic view

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BL
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant and staff always good. Food only ok - sons pizza was way too cheesy and not crispy enough. Steak was just ok and husbands bean casserole very small and plain for the €32 price tag

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great, a bit pricey for what you got however.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb as always 👌

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AD
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Unfortunately I did not have a pleasant experience for this meal. It took the food 1hr 10mins to come, after we had starters.

We told the waitress and she was not helpful. She completely down played it and said we had only been waiting 40mins. This was untrue - 100%. We told her we were unhappy and she actually made us feel like we were unreasonable! She said she would speak to the manager but then came back later with the bill and didn't mention anything!

We didn't pursue it further as we didn't want to cause a scene or for it to impact further on our night. Terrible service.

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J
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely venue, excellent service and delicious food. Look forward to returning when we can sit out on the terrace.

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TF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent in every way my favorite in all of Dublin

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W
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fab restaurant with great atmosphere… our waitress was great.

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LV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite place in Dublin! Great food and drinks, team and beautiful view. I just love this place.

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France
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fantastic couldn't fault a thing.

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