Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin

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4.4
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1316 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 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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TC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

My fiancé and I spent a wonderful evening at Sophie’s. The atmosphere was lovely, and excited without being rowdy. The maître d'
set the tone at the door with a warm and welcoming smile; he seemed right at home (and maybe a little high? :)) and made us feel exactly the same way. Our waitress was very friendly and after taking a little while to notice our arrival (for which she was very apologetic) seemed to always be there when we needed her. I would dearly love to give the food 4/5 stars as the flavors were brilliant, unfortunately the steaks we ordered rare arrived medium well done, hence the 3.

We would definitely go back.

PM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was lovely. Service was good. A little expensive for lunch.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi Paul, thank you so much for visiting & for leaving a nice review. The Sophie's Team

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GJ
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for an anniversary dinner and the manager went above and beyond to make it special. Food was great and the view is second-to-none. Highly recommend.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi there, thank you so much for choosing Sophie's to celebrate your wedding anniversary! We are so glad we could help make it a special occasion for you. I'll pass on your regards to the manager on that night. Thanks again, congratulations! The Sophie's Team

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OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful view of Dublin atop the restaurant... the “dance

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi, thank you for visiting & for the nice review! The Sophie's Team

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

I wrongly reserved a table for two. Being there with my two kids and wife the staff were great to help with a solution. We ended up in a great table with a view enjoying a great foot.

Thks

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi there, no problem! So happy we could help you out with the kids! Glad you guys all enjoyed it... see you again soon. The Sophie's Team

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

Really cool vibe, matched by great service, food and cocktails.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi there, thank you so much for the fantastic review! See you again soon, The Sophie's Team

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KB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

For drinks not for food
Limited food choice
Disappointing food
Tea was like dishwater grey and tepid. Cappuccino was very good
Prefer sister restaurant Isabelle’s

P
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

Too noisy, we left before begining dinner. service comprehensible

BM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The place is incredible! Great food and very polite staff.
The only thing that I would like to say is that we had a reservation for 21:00 and they just got us a table 21:35. Other than that everything was fine.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, thank you for visiting & for taking the time to leave us a nice review. Hope we see you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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f
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

The time we've spent to get a table was too long (30min although we had a reservation)

The food was good tough but we've lost patience

AK
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great view, great food and great service at Sophie’s!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 5 days ago

Hey there, thank you so much for the great review & for taking the time to visit us here at Sophie's. The Sophie's Team

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfetto in tutto!
Staff molto cordiale e disponibile!

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NF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went for my daughter's 21st birthday. Food was very good and staff were very friendly and efficient. Look forward to going back.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Natasha, so glad you choose to come to Sophie's for your daughters birthday! That is so nice to hear, really happy you enjoyed it & we look forward to welcoming you back. All the best, The Sophie's Team

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AD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The waitress was lovely. The restaurant is very spacious and provides nice views of Dublin’s roofs

S
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

The location and ambiance are great, unfortunately the service and food are lacking. We had crispy shrimp - way over cooked and chewy and crab & asparagus salad - the crab tasted like tinned crab meat. Entrees were seafood linguine - extremely over cooked. The manager was kind enough to only charge for our drinks, as we weren’t eating - but seriously I just wanted to enjoy a nice dinner and left hungry. Service is mediocre. Drinks were nothing special - overall it’s a typical hotel restaurant.

RK
Naples
78 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed lunch at Sophie’s. The staff is appropriately attentive. The food was delicious, the presentations we’ll done. And then there’s the 180 degree views of the City of Dublin from the Rooftop of The Dean Hotel where Sophie’s is located. It’s a ‘not to be missed’ dining experience for those visiting the city. If I lived there I would be a regular!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, thank you so much for the fantastic review -) Hopefully we'll get to see you again sometime.... The Sophie's Team

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AK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat. The location is wonderful, great urban views of the area. Antipasti sharing plate was a great start. We all had pizza, with various toppings and were very happy with our choices. Loved our seat from where we could watch the ham being sliced and the pizza dough being "thrown". Service excellent, nothing fussy just right.

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

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to visit & leave a great review! Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. The Sophie's Team

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d
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a table of 9 and were looked after very well by our polish waiter.. Food was superior with everyone enjoying their meal. It has a great atmposphere with the bar in the center of the venue.. Cool views over the city..thoroughly enjoyed our night and took lots of photos on the infamous swing.. Would highly recommend. Bar downstairs for roadies was very hip with some great sounds from the DJ..

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

Hey there, that must've been Piotr he's a lovely guy great that he looked after you. Sounds like it was a typical buzzy night here that's what I love to hear! Thanks again, see you soon! The Sophie's Team

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WM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great location, great food with friendly, hard working staff. Hard to beat for brunch. I had the Full Irish and I was certainly full afterwards! Kids had the pancakes, of course. Unfortunately for me, they were were able to finish them all, without any help. Kids even managed to sit on the swings without falling off! ;)

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

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting & for taking the time to leave us a great review! Glad you enjoyed it maybe next time you'll get those pancakes in! The Sophie's Team

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PF
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Sophie’s food is fine however despite the fact that we had ordered multiple starters, mains, desserts, drinks etc it was made abundantly when the music was turned up way too loud that we should just eat up & leave so that people purely drinking could take our seats despite reserving the table well in advance for a family gathering. This was a shame as it left a bitter taste, we moved out to the terrace which was packed & eventually just left early. Probably won’t be back.

MN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

We were eating our dessert and the waitress asked us to leave 3 times as they have a group after us. Our bill was around 200€ and we have been kicked out. The food was excellent but they threat very bad people. It was the birthday if my wife and we could not enjoy it.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very accommodating towards my 5 month old baby and the buggy etc. Such a comfortable, relaxed environment to enjoy great food (and wine when you have left the baby at home obviously)!

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

Hi there, thank you so much for coming to visit glad we could accommodate your baby & the buggy. See you next time for that glass (or two!) of wine. The Sophie's Team

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I
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Sophie's is a great venue, with a selection of table options, and a great view. Myself and dining companion both ordered the SeaBass, but were disappointed that it comes with very little else, for a rather hefty €23. No veg or potatoes, except for some samphire. We ordered a side of parmesan and tarragon fries, with pancetta, which were excellent. But €29 for an adequate lunchtime main course is a bit steep. I'd still eat here again, but would order something better value next time. The food service was a bit slow, and we had to rush the meal, when received, to get back to work.

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

Hi Iano, thank you for the positive review & for taking the time to visit. See you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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CM
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal had here. A nice experience to visit this restaurant while we holidayed in Dublin.

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

Hi there, thank you for visiting & for leaving us a great review! All the best, The Sophie's Team

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V
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Quality of service does not match up to quality of food.

BK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a Birthday brunch in Sophie's last Monday. good weather in Dublin made the best of the views. Brunch was very tasty and good value. Great atmosphere with enough noise to give atmosphere but not enough to be intrusive. A nice touch was the arrival of a small dessert with a candle and a Happy Birthday message. We were looked after by Pyotr who was attentive and, like the rest of the staff we dealt with, good fun. We finished our brunch out on the terrace. It was a great experience all round.

SO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely for brunch nicely presented. Maybe too many black beans is the only quibble in the Huevos Rancheros. Great view on a nice day. Dessert fantastic, all my favorite things together but heavy so shared it.

JT
Dublin
18 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Really nice food. Could have been better in terms of staff approach as I felt they were still sleepy considering it was early in the morning.

Will be back

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

Enjoyable evening - great buzz about the place.

SS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great Staff and delicious food. Bit disappointed with the terrace bar as there was no table free as they were all reserved. Would have liked to dstay for a drink but moved elsewhere for that reason.

Very enjoyable meal,

Sian

H
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Me and My Husband came to Sophie’s for our first Wedding Anniversary.From start to finish we we’re treat with so much care and attention.A complimentary glass of fizz each on arrival and a extra touch on my pudding where the chef had written out congratulations on my plate in chocolate sauce.We honestly couldn’t of asked for a better experience for our special day.Thank you so much Sophie’s for really taking the time to make sure it was an evening we would never forget.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 5 August 2019

Hi Holly, Thank you so much for the kind words. We glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Regards, Ed General Manager

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Noisy enough for 1pm, noise from kitchen and staff banging cutlery. Quick service at the beginning when ordering but it slowed down then when we finished and it was tricky to get a waiters attention. Nice food but extremely expensive for what it is.

DF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent! Staff were lovely very attentive great bottle of red recommended and never had to refill our wine glasses throughout our meal! Value was very reasonable views amazing!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 5 August 2019

Hey D, Thanks for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed the visit and the Vino! Warm Regards, Ed General Manager

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SK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What can I say, I’m a repeat customer!

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

Hi Shannon, thanks so much! Great to hear! Look forward to welcoming you back again soon... The Sophie's Team

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LB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Sophie’s is expensive but I’ve recommended it because of its location, the views and it’s simple but good food.

CJ
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Setting is great. Had the full Irish. Scrambled eggs were grey. Not sure how they did that but they served it ? Did not complain but really should have but didn't need that first thing in the morning. Cheap cotton napkins which left lint all over my clothes. Will not be back.

EM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, view is amazing, food was lovely. Waitress was amazing, she knew her stuff and was so helpful and friendly, will be back

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 30 July 2019

Hi there thank you so much for the great review & for visiting with us at Sophie's, glad to hear you were well looked after! We are lucky to have a brilliant team here. See you again in the future... The Sophie's Team

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JG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Nice venue. Friendly staff. Food was average & pricey.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 30 July 2019

Thank you so much for the visit & for taking the time to leave a review.

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CB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyable lunch. I had the Chicken burger, fresh and tasty. Dessert was Chocolate Delice, which was lovely, and the perfect amount. Staff we’re friendly. Atmosphere was good, Friday lunchtime. Would recommend and go again!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 30 July 2019

Hi Ciaran, thanks for visiting & for taking the time out to leave us a review. I had the chicken burger yesterday (one of my favorites!) So happy you enjoyed everything. look forward to seeing you again. The Sophie's Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Staff is very friendly and professional. The food is very good and reasonably priced.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 30 July 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for the great review! See you again soon, The Sophie's Team

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