Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin

4.5
928 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • 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 – Irish 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Irish
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 7am - 11am and 12:00pm - 3.00pm and 5.30pm - 10pm

Saturday-Sunday : 8am - 3pm and 5:30pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(01) 607 8100
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Richard Carmody
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Parking Details
The closest parking area is St.Stephen Green Center which is open during business hours. Alternatively you can park on Harcourt Street and pay via the meter.
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Public Transit
Luas Line & short walk to Camden Street with a range of public transport options going directly to/from city centre.
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Entertainment
On Fridays and Saturdays as the sun goes down, and the lights comes on, Sophie's comes alive. We pride ourselves on having one of the most welcoming late night bars in Dublin where all of our guests can enjoy the company of friends (old and new) in a relaxed, comfortable and genuine atmosphere. All of this happens from 11.30pm when our resident DJ comes on with an excellent mixture of the latest vibes. You won't want to go anywhere else.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 928 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.6
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4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great spot in the city! Amazing food!

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LD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Great view, nice staff, the food however wasn`t great, everything was extremly salty, everyone at the table had the same issue. Considering the price of the dish you would expect better. Someone should probably taste it every now and again.

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CG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant night, we all really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere

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Y
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely location. Lovely food. Great cocktails which include mocktails for the designated driver. Staff very efficient and helpful. Good variety on the menu which caters for all needs, tastes and tolerances.

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

Great view but awful food. I went a year ago and the food was terrible, we thought we'd give it another try because of the view. This time 3 of the 4 of us were very unwell from the meal. Ruined our weekend away to Dublin.

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NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent. Really enjoyed the food and the views were amazing.

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SD
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

Food was beyond disgusting. Chips cold burger burnt. Absolute disgrace

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere... a must for every occasion

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DM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Superb lunch. Wonderful venue. Attentive service and a great buzz..really good valu for money. Totally recommend !

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NM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you so much to all at Sophies I recently booked for my fiancee graduation we were given the best seat in the house and we had a lovely time. Thanks again

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely drinks, amazing place and great food. Brilliant experience from start to finish

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AD
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very enjoyable early evening dining experience for a famiy celebration. Better than expected. Good variety on menu to suit us all. Waitress was excellent and friendly. Lovely outdoor terrace with plenty of heaters and rugs to keep you comfortable. Pricey but city prices.

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IR
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you so much - what a lovely lunch. They gave my friend a birthday pudding and a candle for free! 100% would recommend to anyone.

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AH
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed lunch in Sophies - food good and great service and thank you for arranging for the dessert to be served with candles on a birthday plate

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LH
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The restaurant was situated in a lovely area and really helped us to enjoy meal. The staff were attentive and the overall experience was tip top!

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CD
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was fantastic, really friendly, helpful and lovely. I would love to see more vegetarian or vegan options on the menu., as there is only really one option for a savoury breakfast (huevos rancheros) and that makes it very limited. Our server was fantastic though, and was very accomaodating by helping us to order off menu for a different veggie option. I wish I had her name, as she was really lovely and made our brunch experience really fun.

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EW
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

lovely food and ambience- would recommend to others

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S
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were very nice and the view was beautiful. The food was good however the dessert I had wasn’t that good so I would pass on that but everything else was lovely.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The booked table duration time is 2 hours only. If you do not ask to extend time before booking you have to leave the table after 2 hours without any possibiliy to extend booking time.

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AQ
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress Kate was attentive and efficient! Top class!

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TS
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Seabass was dreadful - the fish itself was ok but the accompanying food was like something from a bad school dinner. Service was slow.

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l
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love it here. My kids (7,2+1) also love it for brunch. Staff are lovely and ambience is very relaxed. View is great.

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RM
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food was great would recommend the salmon salad. Service started well but as it got busy standards dropped it became more difficult to order drinks from the servers, water wasn't topped up, small things but noticeable.

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DP
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent surroundings, amazing food and service was friendly and efficient - would definitely recommend!

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TD
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot. Great food. Lovely view.
Comfortable, welcoming, fun.
Great way to end a lovey day.

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NS
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were a group of 8 ladies for a birthday brunch and really enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was great, our waitress was excellent and the view was fab, especially as it got darker and the city lights came on.

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L
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and service. Good for Sunday brunch

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R
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Quality of food did not match price unfortunately. Starter needed seasoning, main was huge and came out straight after starter, too quick and dessert was so small in comparison. We ordered the cheese cake and there was biscuit on only 1/4 of cheesecake if not less. I was surprised it was served. Cutlery was dirty. Really nice ambiance and lovely waitress.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for a get together, good selection of food, at reasonable prices. Staff are very friendly and obliging, the views of the city are excellent. Its well located close to St Stephen Green. Will definable be going back. Nice cocktail menu also

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CH
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful afternoon, food was delicious and great atmosphere

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SH
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, Great Ambience, a little pricy but pizzas are there for a cheaper option and are still very good.

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c
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed our meal and the drinks before hand.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went to Sophie's for my boyfriend's birthday and asked for a quiet table - we got ourselves a little booth with the view on the gorgeous bar. At it was for dinner, we didn't enjoy the view of Dublin as much but it was still beautiful. The waiters were extremely nice and not invasive at all; they even offered to get me a birthday plate (vanilla ice cream, with caramel fudge, with whipped cream and HAPPY BIRTHDAY written in white chocolate). The food was delicious- we shared the creamy mushroom risotto in apetizer (perfect for 2) and then each had a pizza (loved the dough, relatively thin) with the chorizo and parmesan fries (AMAZINGGGGG). We also had 2 cocktails which were really great and beautiful for their value, and ice cream with pecans and chocolate fudge for the dessert (in addition to their plate- what a meal!).

We both loved our night there, loved the scene and the food and the music was super nice but relatively low. It really was perfect for a date night and a birthday dinner.

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BD
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thanks for great service as always!! Love the food - even pulled the blinds down knowing the sun was in our eyes which was nice. Will be back soon

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Friendly staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food wasn’t bad, two of us had bagels which weren’t toasted so made them quite heavy but the rest of the table enjoyed their breakfast

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GG
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent atmosphere, funky and cool decor , staff v busy but very polite and friendly, would recommend this restaurant for brunch and afternoon drinks!

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L
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It's our second time to sophie's our first time was a 30th birthday party. Stunning views that evening as the sun set over Dublin. Friday night our 2nd visitwas OK, the food is average and over priced for a chicken breast and all extras, Veg and mash were extra price, its 27e for a chicken breast at the end of the day its a chicken breast, to be honest I think its over priced and its the location that brings people in more so than the food, also where we were sitting there was a wave of cold air blowing it was a chilly night as it was we said it to our waitress and she said im not cold and laughed, and said it was the air conditioning she did not offer to do anything about it and it was just left like that, I asked for a coffee and ask did the have sweeteners as I'm a diabetic she said yes, the coffee arrived with no sweeteners so we asked another girl and she said no they did not have any.. This day and age a restaurant not having sweeteners is crazy my local centra shop has sweeteners when I get a take away coffee..Crazy.. So I ended up not drinking it and gave it to my husband I would not have ordered coffee If I had know there was no sweeteners, I got desert after my mains that was so basic, plain ice cream with péacán nuts and chocolate fudge sauce, i have got better at a kiddies birthday party no effort or nothing special just three boring scoops of vanilla ice cream.. I waited 2 weeks for this booking and to be honest I don't no why.??

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RW
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We were a group of 6 ladies on our annual trip away & we always try & arrange a special Sunday Lunch.
We thought the surrounding,atmosphere, food, staff all excellent but after our lovely deserts the staff seemed to disappear. We weren’t offered tea or coffee & eventually asked member of staff for our bill which came promptly. We did not mention this to the member of staff as we were leaving anyway but with our meal being at 3pm we wondered if there was a change over of staff about 5.30/6.00pm as there seemed to be a lot of rushing past ..
This is just a comment and certainly not a complaint but may be worth staff asking when deserts served if guests would like anything else
Regards
Rona Wilson

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HL
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Me and my boyfriend came here first on our city break to Dublin, it was INSANE such a lovely lunch. Could not get over the value of the food/ drinks. It isn't 'cheap' but for what you get and the gorgeous restaurant we were very happy. We were just sad we hadn't booked to visit twice!!! By far the best steak I have ever had

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