Café en Seine

4.6
692 reviews
€31 to €50
Modern European
This is the newly re-imagined Café en Seine, one of Dublin’s most iconic and stunning venues, nestled in the heart of Dublin on Dawson Street. Renowned for its five-star service, Café en Seine offers an extensive food menu which caters for a range of tastes and occasions. Bringing a new dining experience to Dublin, head chef Stephen Gibson and his team have created a menu that reflects the ever-changing tastes of Irish plates. Think simple, fun dishes, bursting with seasonal flavours, that are great to share while still delivering a high-end food experience in a casual dining atmosphere.

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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 692 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nicest selection of starters we’ve ever seen on a menu. The Mexican pork buns and gambas pil pil were divine! Definitely recommend. We had promised ourselves a trip to Cafe en Seine since 2016 when we heard it was being done up and introducing a new menu. It was certainly worth the wait and the waiters were so kind and attentive we had a wonderful experience and would be back again!

JR
JohnR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a fabulous atmosphere.
Well done guys .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience in Café en Seine was fabulous! The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were amazing, always attentive and friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and comfortable.

CC
CharlotteC
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the greeting at the door to the serving of the food & drinks, the customer service in this restaurant is 1st class. They have done a top notch job of being back open & helping us to enjoy going "Out" again - would recommend this place to everyone.

SR
SRfoodie
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Cafe en seine for our date nights out. Always exceptional service, fantastic food and lovely vibes and atmosphere. The outdoor dining set up is amazing, not like anything else in Dublin. Looking forward to going back soon.

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Lisah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food atmosphere service couldn’t fault a thing

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely , service was fantastic!! Perfect for girls night out, cocktails were delicious.

E
Esther
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super venue for food and catching up with friends. Excellent cocktails 🍸 and super service.

E
Emeroc11
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening had with friends! Nice tasty food , great service. Good to be out again

K
vipKelly
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love eating at Cafe en Seine but every time we go there the selection seems less varied and the price seems more expensive. W
e spent €70 on the Cote de boeuf, the meat was lovely but definitely not worth the price, it was served with chips, onion rings and a few mixed leaves. Not ideal.

CC
CathyC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

If booking ask for a table at the back- a table out the front beside a busy bus stop on a Saturday night doesn’t make for a relaxing meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Galway
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café en Seine was a delight to dine in. The ambience combined with the friendliness of the staff was second to none. I cannot commend the staff enough. They were informative, kind and extremely attentive throughout my dining experience. It’s perfect for dinner or evening of cocktails with fiends. It’s somewhere I’d highly recommend to anyone visiting Dublin.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Carlow
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic venue! Staff are lovely went over and above for us. We had such a lovely evening, thank you we will definitely be back!!

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Hgdhdnsnsjdjdndmdndmdmfm
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had an amazing day for my friends birthday unfortunately the host at reception had a bad attitude and ruined the momentum when we came in at 1st the front of house service should be welcoming bubbly happy to greet people, but the excellent waitress bar staff and floot staff at the dinner table redeemed food was amazing and service super quick 💜

NL
NaomiL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, beautiful setting and great value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Staff very nice although the AC was too cold and the staff could not turn it off.

TC
TaraC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were bliss! loved it and will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service great and beautiful surrounding. Would highly recommend.

CF
ClaireF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from start to finish! The waiters couldn’t have done enough for us, never left without a drink in front of us. Food was amazing, great presentation and amazing flavour.
Can’t wait to back already!

MO
MichelleO
N. Ireland
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & cocktails, service was lovely and beautiful surroundings. Have been before and will definitely be back on next trip to Dublin.

TS
TS123
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening. The only thing was we were seated at the front of the restaurant and there were a few occasions where people looking for money came up behind us. Just felt a bit exposed at times. Perhaps the partition between the restaurant and the path could run the whole length. Food and service were excellent

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Dublin

JM
JillM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed. Will definitely return. Great atmosphere

MB
MargaretB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance excellent with all safety guidelines adhered to
Staff superb , very friendly and attentive .
Excellent value for money.
Tried to make a booking for mid August but unfortunately they could bit take our booking at this time.
But overall an excellent experience.

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Emer
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Got the sharing platter which was nice to try a few things but also allowed room for more food. Drinks were good too, they do classic cocktails as well as their speciality ones but I’d love to see a menu for the classics too!

CM
CarolineM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us met for dinner and service was impeccable, we had two lovely waitresses looking after us. They were great, we even got some lemonade on the house that was delicious! It was so nice to be back! The brownie is to die for!

DR
DanyRo
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff were just incredible! They perfected the art of always being seconds away and not hovering over you! The food was great -the smoked salsa is probably the best thing I have ever tasted ! I voted down on ambiance and noise level as we were seated next to a group of girls under 20 that were so loud the whole night. Kind of ruined our date night. We also did have to wait 15 mins for our table despite being 10 mins late due to luas issues. Overall though we had a good time and again have to comment on the staff who were all just phenomenal

RF
ReginaFlangie
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you book, make sure to book the back of Cafe en Seine. The front is in the shade where the back is sunny and nicer. Though, I'm not sure how it complies as 'outdoor dining' so if that's a concern for you, book the front.
Food & Cocktails were great, service was good. It was no problem for the bar tender to make cocktails not on the menu. Our only negative was when we arrived at the front, the hostess was not there and the server wasn't the most friendliest to say the least. But overall, everything else was great. Will book again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff very obliging and lovely atmosphere great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We loved our evening in Cafe en Seine. Ambience was wonderful, food excellent but the service was not good. I can’t understand why it’s not possible to have one person waiting on our table for the night instead of lots of different people who failed on a number of occasions to bring the items we ordered. At one point we were watching the second bottle of wine sitting on the bar counter but no one took responsibility for bringing it to our table. Other items were also delayed. Otherwise we really loved the whole experience as will definitely be back.

DM
DamienM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff, very clean Enviroment with lovely decor, food was good and drinks nice, very nice seating area in garden. Def will.be back amd I would recommend this place for brunch.

JR
JohnR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a perfect atmosphere.
Highly recommended

F
Food
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

We really liked the food, the quality of it was excellent, great variety of food and beverages. The service can improve

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence service by the American manager ! Great food and cocktails

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Louise
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Food was very nice and staff (Well most of them) were very attentive. The loud tacky music was a bit of a turn off. Overall a very good set up. I will say that the staff member (tall foreign guy with an ear piece) was very rude when we asked if we could get a dessert to take away. A lovely waitress had just told us it was no problem until he came along and ordered her to tell us no. With everything that's going on I thought owners would want to be making up for lost business. Felt very rushed when our 2 hours were up. Same guy hurried us out. After spending almost €200 I felt this was a tad out of order

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Okay overall experience. Sent a special request through and both the booking manager and the staff were very nice and accommodating regarding it.

The food was fantastic as expected but unfortunately the service was very disappointing. One drink order was forgotten about (even with the waiter putting the order straight into the till).

We didn’t order our food straight away but the main courses were also forgotten about (we think..) as we had been sitting for nearly 2 and half hours before they arrived. We were unsure if they were just taking longer than usual or were actually forgotten about so we asked a waiter and as we were asking, our original waitress jumped in to say that “they’ll be here soon”. This was at least an hour after the starter had been cleared.

That wasn’t a huge deal but that waitress became very cold with us for the rest of the evening. Again, we weren’t too bothered by the delayed/forgotten mains but we felt very very rushed with dessert and paying the bill because of the delay.

I fully understand that they have a table turnover and we weren’t planning on overstaying whatsoever but I think the rushing of the dessert (both ordering and bringing the bill) was a bit too much considering it was a mistake on the restaurant’s fault.

I will note that I’ve been back a few times since they reopened and they weren’t any busier yesterday evening so it was disappointing that the service was subpar.

AM
AnnettaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff, food excellent and service was very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, very quick and the staff were all lovely

MG
vipMarkG
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in the current circumstances, great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We all loved it so much

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Café en Seine is rated 4.6 stars by 692 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.