Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin

4.4
1029 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 – 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.
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was lovely. Service was superb. Would defiantly go again. Only complaint was there was not a great option for starters.

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CB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was top quality, nicest full Irish I’ve ever had and I’ve had many!
The only issue was we gave in the bill and never got our change back (€5)
It was just assumed that this was the tip, which we were planning on giving anyways but I just found it poor that it was not given back to us initially.

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

Lovely venue, the staff were fab, the wine was delicious and it's really lovely that they still have the affordable pizzas on the menu in the evenings in addition to the pricier mains. Had a really lovely night.

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JD
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great spot for brunch! Buttermilk pancakes were fab. We will certainly be back.

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

Perfect place for our first meal in Dublin !
Perfect atmosphere, perfect food !

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We were over charged for some items , they showed us a different menu to demonstrate where the higher came when we questioned it. It took a while for them to lower the price , but when it was it was all ok.

Food felt a bit rushed , wasn’t enough time between meals. Overall we had a lovely evening bar the issues mentioned above

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T
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was amazing I definitely would recommend it to a friend I would definitely go again the food was amazing and the atmosphere was great

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l
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place was expecting it to be a lot more expensive.

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E
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food is a bit over priced. Unless you get a booth you are sitting on top of other people. Nice space though and great view of Dublin.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everybody enjoyed their meals. The staff were really friendly. There was a good atmosphere around the place. Will definitely be going back :-)

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PD
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Service, atmosphere & views were excellent.

Food quality didn't quite match the high expectation although pizza bases @ thick, smoky toppings needed more flavour esp. cherry tomatoes & mozzarella. Pasta dishes with ragu or seafood were good.

Classy touch @ end of meal with nice, warm & understated presentation of ice creams & a candle to celebrate the birthday occasion which had been mentioned in online reservation.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Booked a table for 2 on a Monday evening. Staff we're very friendly from the moment we walked in. Our table was ready for the reserved time and we were attended to quickly. Food was amazing, presentation was also very nice. Waitresses made sure everything was ok throughout meal.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Service was not the best. Left waiting by front of house for 10mins, when we arrived at 2.30pm for our 2.30pm booking we were told our table wasn't ready, made no apologies. View from the restaurant is absolutely amazing though, this is definitely what this place vets by on. Food mediocre and cocktails were very small.

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A
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good but please not The all Irish breafast does not include mushrooms so you would need to order them as a side dish.
On a sunny day (yes it does happen) the first table to the left is too hot as that window has no blind

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CJ
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Caesar salad ever, the restaurant was lovely, clean, open and nice views, as expected from a rooftop restaurant. The staff were so friendly and the service was great. Would definitely go back.

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M
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

What can I say, this is definitely the most hyped restaurant in Dublin. The view, venue is amazing but the food can be better.

- Ordered Steak Filet, Medium Rare and got Medium Well.
- Ordered 2 portions of Fries, but they were still raw. Sent them back to the kitchen where they refried them and added an extra portion of Salt.
- The Coca Cola had no gas at all, basically drinking a cold syrup
- Was given the worst table ever, table 1. Behind me the pizza oven and the table where they put and grab all the cutlery. Asked 3 times for a different table but each time they just gave it to another guest

Conclusion, ideal place for drinks but for dinner no.

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CK
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I really enjoyed the experience but found the restaurant very cold and this impacted negatively on the night.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super restaurant très class. Les plats sont délicieux et bien décorés

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SB
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I had food envy looking at everyone else's plates! It really is the kind of menu where everything sounds so nice that you don't know what to order. There was 8 of us and everyone ordered something different and found their meal really enjoyable. Staff were lovely and helpful and not over bearing. Reasonably priced too for that part of the city.

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R
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Second time at Sophie’s food was fab and sitting out on the rooftop after having drinks was the highlight

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CD
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings, food and cocktails what more would you want!

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AT
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for brunch on Sunday. It was fab friendly staff and great food.

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NS
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The food was very good and the view amazing, but the service was poor. Staff should be better trainned to be more friendly.

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

This experience was not at all like previous visits I’ve had to Sophie’s. Would never normally review but we felt so deflated leaving. Table booked for 2, arrived at 2:15 due to traffic which was our fault completely. Our table was not ready for us, we waited in the bar until 2:30. Bar man was extremely rude to us while ordering drinks as we waited in the bar for our table to be ready. This really tainted the entire day for us. Table service was good, food came out almost straight away after we ordered it ( normally would have expected at least 10 minutes break between ordering and eating). It was very sunny that day and the sun was shining in through the window into our eyes. I looked around and several other people were covering their eyes from the glare but nobody turned down the blind. Toilets were very cold. I believe there needs to be more of an emphasis on service for the prices being charged. Would consider other places before Sophie’s for next time based on this experience which is unfortunate as I really really enjoyed it the last time! Maybe it was just an off day.

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

I booked this for a party of 8 work colleagues and everyone really enjoyed it. The food was excellent; pretty much steaks all round with a variety of starters and desserts. For my own part I had Scallops to start (amazing) then a main of Sirloin, which was perfectly cooked, accompanied by the Parmesan/Tarragon/Chorizo crumble fries which were excellent. I skipped dessert but my colleagues enjoyed theirs. The service was spot on and the restaurant itself very comfortable with superb views of Dublin. Although it’s not cheap I do think it’s worth the money, I will most certainty be back at some point!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service was superb they really took care of us on our special night.

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RK
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

Food overpriced, greasy dishes e.g. duck, chips.Too many pasta dishes. All mains are same price apart from stake. 27e is too expensive for a pasta dish.

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1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

while staying in Dublin have visited Sophie's twice, and not been disappointed - lovely views of the city and tasty food made for some wonderful evenings, thanks

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MW
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fabulous as always in Sophies and the staff were so lovely. Great atmosphere and a great night.

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M
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, great ambience and service. Scallops and Pizza were delicious and great value

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KC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service, value and setting. Well worth a visit

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A
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant space is amazing and part of the experience. Our waitress was outstanding and made the experience even better. Food is good but on the expensive side for what you are getting. Overall fantastic with points deducted due to expense.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great night in fabulous restaurant. Service was amazing. Kate was our server and she was so lovely! We went for special occasion of my boyfriends birthday and they gave us a dessert and candle in it for free of charge. Will definitely be back! Thank you.

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P
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great pizza, great service just a little on the expensive side but worth it

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MO
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and lovely service - went to Sophie's for a family birthday. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Cocktails were delicious and beautiful scenic views of Dublin. We will definitely be back soon.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great spot. Great food but a bit pricey. We had to send back two water glasses as they had chips in the rims but apart from that everything else was very good. Great views out over town.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service would highly reccommend. I have been here a number of times now with small and large groups never any complaints

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TB
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The simple fact I use this restaurant on average once a month and have done so since it opened should say everything that is needed. Great atmosphere, the views are great, the food excellent and the staff always friendly and attentive.

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X
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing staff- made such a special evening and were made to feel so welcome. Food was amazing too! Only downside was not too sure on the espresso martinis.. flavour was different but maybe that’s just personal taste!
All In all was such a great evening and the staff were brilliant.

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5
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb experience loved it. Fabulous Boozy brunch for a 50th Birthday

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