Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin

4.4
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1448 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian
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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Really slow service, waiting staff quite rude and not very attentive. Tried to order an extra meal for the table to share and told we wouldn't need it. Disappointing as the view and food itself was great.

Shame we were ignored so much

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 2 days ago

Hi there, sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience if you'd like to drop us a mail at book@sophies.ie & we'll look at it & endeavour to learn from your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to visit & leave a review. The Sophie's Team

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K
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

The scenery is lovely and it's a very nice place to meet your friends but the food was not good. I had a burger and chips as did my two friends. It was mediocre. Nicer in a fast food chain. The desert was the chocolate delice and it was overpriced.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Kelzeey, sorry you were disappointed with your experience we really hope that we might get to see you again some day & show what we are really about here at Sophie's. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, The Sophie's Team

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GM
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was gorgeous totally totally recommend. Food lovely staff friendly

PC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night. Excellent service and food. We each had a blast!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Graduation celebration

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place had a good time lovely food , brilliant service

BN
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great location and ambiance. Fantastic view and the food was very good. I wish the menu had more options.

C
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall experience was good - at times things felt a little rushed - even in such a small thing as water being refilled. Waitress just arrives quickly and water flys in to the glass. It was fine but could be done a little better!

AB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The food and atmosphere was great. The service from 2 waitresses not so much, they were so rude. Unfortunately this experience tainted the evening. Before leaving I spoke with the manager, and briefly explained. He was so apologetic. Hopefully this is an isolated incident.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 27 November 2019

Hi there, thanks for visiting & for taking the time to leave us feedback. We sincerely hope that you enjoyed your evening & sorry if you didn't meet our usual high Sophie's standards during your visit. We hope we'll get to see you again in the future & show you what we are about... The Sophie's Team

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EW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely food, enjoyable night. Would recommend, good service

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was ok. Overpriced for what you got. Service was excellent.

FB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The woman that was serving me was so kind was so helpful always had a smile on her face would definitely recommend it's to anyone had a lovely meal and night

AC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved here, the food was delicious the atmosphere was really pleasant, with great spacing between tables. We had two waitresses during the night and they were both so lovely. The second lady was great craic and full of personality. We are looking forward to having another lovely evening there soon.

JD
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food - fantastic view!! Can’t wait to go back!!

G
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love going to Sophie's. It was my 3rd visit & the food was really nice. Look forward to my next visit.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 22 November 2019

Hi Gracie, thank you so much for the amazing review! So nice to her you've been in with us three times, thank you!! We're looking forward to welcoming you back... The Sophie's Team

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FL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and place, a little bit expensive but it’s worth

D
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed it. We have an amazing meal and the setting was great, would definitely return.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 21 November 2019

Hi Diana, thank you so much for the great review, really happy you enjoyed it. See you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Sophies is a great spot! Not my First time visiting. The only reason I gave 4 stars was because the service was a little less that normal. Definitely recommend for brunch! Great food, great atmosphere!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 19 November 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting & for taking the time to leave a nice review! Hope to see you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We had a wonderful time and our waitress was very good! The restaurant is beautiful and atmosphere perfect, they even did a “birthday ice cream plate” BUT do not book the 9.30 sitting... we were very rushed and had to eat quickly, no break between courses because they have to turn it around for the nightclub by 10.30. I just wish that we had booked an earlier table as it is expensive and we felt very rushed.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great local restaurant with beautiful views of Dublin.

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best diner with some good friends!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 27 November 2019

Thanks for the nice review! The Sophie’s Team

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C
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Service was terrible, staff were very rude! Would not recommend to anyone.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice restaurant although we found the food a bit bland. Service was great and the food came out really quickly. We only had our table for 2 hours (which we were informed about the day before our reservation) which I find is a bit short.

SB
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect quick service, friendly staff and top quality food and drink!

BP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Quiet as 10am on a Wednesday morning. Service was friendly and helpful. Nice views. Classy.

SB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect evening, attentive staff, beautiful food, great service, 5 stars.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Very loud, staff are great and always wondering how your meal is however they are very intimidating and due to the loud noise level you can’t really get that one on one chat you need to tell them how your food really is. My partner had a steak and it was perfect and I had a pizza, when picking up the pizza it would side off the base, quality poor but it tasted fine.

Price is ok, but I have had better value for money.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really cool venue and fantastic food and service

H
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

Usually yes but not after this experience. Pizza came out half cooked and had to be sent back but nothing was taken off the bill. Waited for a long time for the dessert menu and eventually had to request it.

DB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

After viewing many online images of Sophies I had high hopes for lunch in a nice setting. The reality was quite a shabby and bland room, bland menu and noisy atmosphere. Staff were very friendly but were very rushed. Hygiene was hit or miss. My drinks menu was covered in food. The floor around us was dirty. Won't be back.

A
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Are waitress was slow, and didn't understand us, kept forgetting our order, which was frustrating for us and for our waitress .

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 13 November 2019

Hi Aoife, sorry for any confusion! Appreciate your feedback we'll certainly take it in board. The Sophie's Team

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p
Berkshire
28 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Comfortable restaurant with brasserie type food. Always reliable.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 9 November 2019

Thanks for the 4 stars! The Sophie's Team

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RS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, service and location. The drinks were lovely. The staff were particularly friendly. Enjoyed the evening very much

FD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience3

2nd time at Sophie’s in 3 weeks. Impressive place still but the service is still disappointing, although our waiter tried to make up for the waitreess who brought us our food’s desperate attitude!!! My guest loved her food. I had ordered the blueberry pancakes and I got the plain ones!!! Grrrr.... I wanted a bit of orange butter on the side and was told by that waitress that I could only make one choice! Ok...never mind. The friendly waiter made no fuss and brought me the precious orange butter.
Anyway, I will come back hoping for better service, still.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

Staff was not pleasant, felt more like a hindrance to them. Ask when booking was it for an occasion which I stated a birthday and it clearly had no relevance because it wasn’t mentioned on arrival or throughout brunch , this may have been to the staff being hungover

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Myself and my husband celebrated our wedding g anniversary in Sophie’s on sat night and we couldn’t have gone to a better place. The service was excellent very attentive , the food was delicious and we didn’t have a long wait on between courses . Can’t wait to go back

DD
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pleasantly surprised on our visit here. Food excellent with a very well balanced menu, not too big but good variety.
Service excellent. We ordered our starters and when finished then ordered main course - great idea, since we weren’t familiar with portion sizes.
Will definitely return.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 4 November 2019

Hi Dorothy, thank you so much for visiting & for taking the time to leave a lovely review. So nice to hear we will see you again! Look forward to it! The Sophie's Team

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EL
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and a lovely atmosphere. A must when visiting Dublin!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 4 November 2019

Hi Emma, thanks for the 5 stars!! The Sophie's Team

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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu is lovely but needs more vegetarian/vegan options
Staff are always top notch and the building is so beautiful
But the upholstery in the corner seats really needs to be updated they look filthy and it’s literally the only thing lacking
I’ll still go back though

HH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Great location the view is great, service was a bit slow and food was average, but would come here again for the location and view