Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin

4.6
1808 reviews
€31 to €50
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 to soak up the sun when it's hot, or wrap up in blankets under our heaters when it’s not.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1808 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertoA
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice ambiance, the view is ruined by the many works in the surroundings, but obviously that's not their fault. The food is overpriced but I guess you pay for the location more than the food itself. Still a nice place worth visiting every once in a while.

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aislingd
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First dine out experience for us with our new baba. No better place to bring our lil Sophie to other than Sophie’s :)
Went for breakfast. Food top quality as always, staff super nice and helpful, all felt very COVID safe. Sad to hear the new level 5 restrictions now kicking in. Thoughts are with you and your hard working team. Looking forward to many more visits in the future however.

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pcass
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience2

Very disappointed to see they were not following social distancing, tables were not social distanced at all very worrying.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were amazing, accommodated to our special requests! Lovely food, setting and service.

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Daisy
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really lovely place, staff were so polite and accomadating. They really pulled out all the stops and made our experience as pleasent as they could. Seats well spread out inside, heaters on the terrace. Food was good, coffee was great. It was our server and the staff that made it though. Thanks guys ☺️

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HannahG
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place. Lovely food and cocktails with an amazing view. We felt a bit uncomfortable as the tables were definitely not social distanced from each other.

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Sunflower26
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were outstanding, and we felt really safe outside. It was a little expensive, i may have been overcharged, but i should have checked the bill more closely. It doesnt matter as we had such a good time. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our evening in this incredible venue. The service was exemplary and our group of 5 felt very well looked after. Our pizza, cocktails and deserts were delicious, fresh and served promptly. Looking forward to returning!

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Sophie
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classy spot! Excellent food and service. I went for lunch with colleagues and I would recommend it for any occasion really.

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AmyC
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Lovely breakfast, food was really nice and service was great. The only negative was that some of the guests who must have been staying in the hotel came down for breakfast and some of the women were in their pyjama bottoms and slippers..up until then it felt like a nice sophisticated enjoyable experience but with people sitting at the table next to you in their pajamas and slippers it felt uncomfortable and like having breakfast with in someone’s sitting room..€40 for breakfast for 2 is a little expensive but I don’t mind paying that for high quality however I felt like the atmosphere/tone fell slightly after seeing that...I would think their should be some sort of dress code standard...

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 19 December 2020

Hi Amy, Thank you for the feedback, we will endeavour to make sure we correct what went wrong with your booking. As you alluded to it is a difficult period currently but we will ensure your next visit is to the standards we expect and aim to deliver. Warm Regards, The Sophie’s Team

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LorimarE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was my birthday and my friends really enjoyed the ambience of the place! Food was great my steak is the best!!! our time was very limited due to covid situation but if there was no limit I might have stayed longer for more bottles of wine!

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CaitlinP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly service. Food came fast . Delicious food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service

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SofiaQ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Go! It's just great and the view it's fantastic 🎉🎉🎉

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PepeRod
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing night, good atmosphere, gorgeous food and drinks, I definitely will come back.

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EamonF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place in Covid times - nice big airy room. Nice and quiet at 5:30 start, filling up later but never felt crowded.

Food was all good and service excellent.

Overall great experience.

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RachaelD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Sophies rearranged our booking for us & allowed us come in at an earlier time for our booking. We were seated, looked at the menus & someone took a drinks order. No one else approached our table to take our order for ages. Eventually our order was taken & we waited for our food. With only two tables of two ahead of us (a third was eating) i don't understand the big delay at a 12 o clock lunchtime booking on a Monday. We were seated at 12, & food came out 40 minutes later!

We ordered Gnocci, 2 chicken burgers & a side of mac n cheese. I only had had about a 1/4 of my chicken burger when i noticed a dead insect in my lettuce, It had clearly not been washed. I called the waiter over and pointed it out and he mumbled a 'ill take that back to the kitchen' took my plate & left. He didn't ask me if i wanted a replacement, didn't ask if i wanted something else- just walked off & left me sitting there.

He eventually came back and told me it had been taken off the bill- (Obviously)! He also said "just so you know things lettuce comes in pre washed & we wash it again".

If it does come in pre washed & its washed again then that absolutely shouldn't happen!

I appreciate restaurants are short staffed at the moment, but i don't think that should impact quality of food, & absolutely not quality of service. There was a manager on site who never once approached us, I was not asked if i wanted something else to eat, i was just left sitting there. The other person who ordered the same was also put off hers-the food prep on the two would have been the same. When i asked for the bill no one approached us to take payment,we had to stand up and pay on our way out & the manager was standing beside us & didn't apologise, wish us a good day- nothing.

Over all, service was lethargic, unpolished & unprofessional. Gnocci & mac n cheese was nice but our experience was negative & i left hungry & disappointed! Our Christmas lunch we have literally waited months for- was ruined.

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SimonaJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING FOOD. BRILLIANT SERVICE. VERY FRIENDLY STAF....

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely chilled atmosphere waitress was super friendly and outgoing, didn’t rush us at all.

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IreneA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely loved it! Everything from the staff, to the food, to the cocktails was excellent. Staff is very friendly and professional. We will come back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Nice and helpful waiting staff
COVID precautions and social distancing not good which detracts from experience

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Ydarb
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food in a great venue. Staff very friendly and service was excellent, felt very welcome from the word go.

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ROLeary
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was like a slice of Heaven!

All staff were wearing masks, you felt safe but yet felt welcomed with a warm ambience. The place was spotless and the covid protections were blended into the area which gave a beautiful view of west dublin city.

The food was generous fresh and delicious, the coffee hot and strong.

Staff were non intrusive during a business breakfast meeting, kept coffee topped up, checked in at the right times.

Call out for two staff Estelle and Kasha (excuse spelling) who couldnt do enough for us. Will be back again!

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AlishaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant atmosphere, food was amazing, staff were so friendly and attentive:)

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always, food, atmosphere and drinks were fab

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vipLynnC
Dubai
7 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic. It is expensive for brunch but they don't scrimp on the portions, we couldn't finish ours so well worth the price. View is fab, customer servies was great. Definitely a hotspot

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AlanM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great place, very COVID 'ready' and felt safe. Was 1st day back after lockdown and they were up ad running pretty well...food was delicious

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MaritaW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

We have been here before and it was lovely but yesterday the service was very slow over 40 mins waiting for our brunch. Food wasn’t great either. Not much flavour. Won’t be rushing back. Very disappointing as I had hoped to bring a few friends there over the next few weeks. Love the view and the ambiance

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Muffin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great brunch for my daughter's birthday 🎈 all the covid protections were in place so we felt very secure

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Brunch
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyable brunch! Staff were so friendly and accommodating.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting and for the 5 stars review!! Best, The Sophies Team

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Kyle
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, friendly staff, excellent food

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GrainneD
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal with family to celebrate daughters 21st birthday. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Lovely secure and safe rooftop terrace, perfect under current Dublin restrictions. Thanks to all involved.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 2 October 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating! It's so nice to hear you choose Sophie's to celebrate such a special occasion, so happy we could help make it a nice evening for your family. We look forward to welcoming you to Sophie's again soon... The Sophie's Team

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AlmasS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great , cosy place with fantastic service and great food.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 23 September 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review and a 5 star rating! Look forward to seeing you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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EmmaDLou
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressed with overall experience. Told them when i was booking it was for an anniversary. They came out with a candle lit in a desert. That touch was very nice and not expected. Be back very soon. ❤

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 23 September 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review and a 5 star rating! Look forward to seeing you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the loveliest evening on Sophie’s rooftop for a friends birthday. It was so relaxed and chilled. Very cosy for sitting outdoors and service was excellent. Can’t wait to come back!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 23 September 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review and a 5 star rating! Look forward to seeing you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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MichelleK
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful chilled spot to eat. It was our first time there and the staff were incredible. We will be back.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 23 September 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review and a 5 star rating! Look forward to seeing you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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vipB7ET
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chorizo goats cheese pizza was amazing. Loved how how safe I felt in the restaurant too.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 23 September 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review and a 5 star rating! Look forward to seeing you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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Diane
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food friendly staff great atmosphere ..really enjoyed the night..would definately go back again and again..the cocktails were fabulous I would definitely recommend here it's mixed crowd plus it was my birthday and I was given lovely dessert and glass of presscco and song lol great night overall

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 23 September 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review and a 5 star rating! Look forward to seeing you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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Kirsty
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great views, staff were extremely friendly, lovely decor and food was brilliant!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 23 September 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review and a 5 star rating! Look forward to seeing you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Double date

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 23 September 2020

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating! Look forward to seeing you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin is rated 4.6 stars by 1808 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.