Café en Seine

4.2
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272 reviews
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€31 to €50
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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 palates. 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.

*Please note we are only taking bookings on Opentable for the restaurant. For drinks and events in one of our bars please mail bookings@cafeenseine.ie *

There is a service charge of 12.5% applies to the bill for groups of 6 people or more. Children are welcome until 8pm. Tables will be held for 15 mins from booking time.
What 272 People Are Saying
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SH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and Great food. Staff is very courteous and ambience is much-loved. Time at Café en Seine is always memorable.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service is extremely slow- it took 35mins for a sandwich and when it finally came out it was the wrong order. Food was good in fairness, but the service ruined the entire lunch as it was a business lunch and we were on a tight schedule

MG
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were met by a fabulous lady who appeared to be in charge of the restaurant. We were early and wanted cocktails- we were served by a abet skilful a s entertaining mixologist - who was from the UK.

We were offered a table in the cocktails bar area or the restaurant but liked the ambiance of the cocktail bar so stayed there.

Service/food was slow at the start, but polite cheerful and professional waiter (possibly Italian) was very old and looked after us.

A fabulous and fun night - we will be back 😎🍷👍🏼

EK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great meal here, very friendly and helpful staff. Good food and drink but just a little expensive.

Café en Seine
Responded on 11 March 2020

Thank you for the review Emily, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us!

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JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A trendy, modern bar, restaurant. Plenty of atmosphere and good food

L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for lunch with my Mum. The food was really nice & the cheesecake was the best I’ve ever tasted. The service from our waiter was excellent. Would recommend.

Café en Seine
Responded on 11 March 2020

That's great to hear Lorraine, we will pass this onto our pastry chef!

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SK
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A quiet afternoon in Café en Seine. The setting is lovely, full of old world charm. Lots to draw the eye. Food was good though smaller portions than expected. There was little difference between my starter salad and my friend's main course salad though twice the price.

Café en Seine
Responded on 11 March 2020

Thank you for the review Sharon!

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SD
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal and fabulous service. Really enjoyed our evening

Café en Seine
Responded on 3 March 2020

That's great to hear Sabrina, thank you for the review!

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D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ordered the Flat Iron steak. It was approximately 50% of the size you'd expect. Also, it was clearly cut from a larger piece cooked at the same time. Terrible portion size for €22.

Café en Seine
Responded on 3 March 2020

Thank you for your feedback, it will be passed on to the team to investigate further.

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R
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent menu and the food lived up to expectations, staff are very professional and courteous.
I will be back!

Café en Seine
Responded on 3 March 2020

Thank you for the great review Ruthie, we look forward to welcoming you back!

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AM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Food was cold, staff were anxious to go home as it was a quiet Tuesday night and were on their mobile phones constantly. No atmosphere and absolutely no personality or spark. I did not eat my main dish and I was not asked “Why” by waitress. Never will go back and won’t recommend which is a pity.

Café en Seine
Responded on 3 March 2020

Hi Aideen, Thank you for the feedback. We're sorry to hear there were issues with the service on your recent visit. We will pass this on to ensure it doesn't happen again. Regards, Cafe en Seine

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch. The place wasn’t crowded and really quiet.
The highlight was a complimentary dessert which was given as part of Pancake Tuesday :)

Café en Seine
Responded on 3 March 2020

That's great to hear you enjoyed your lunch! We hope to see you for next year's Pancake Tuesday.

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PM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was simple and delicious. The steak was perfectly cooked.

Café en Seine
Responded on 3 March 2020

Thank you Paula!

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service despite booking for a special occasion
No gluten free options available on lunch time menu so we could not stay

Café en Seine
Responded on 25 February 2020

We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the service on your recent visit. We have a range of gluten free lunch options on our menu, which you can view on our website.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Tables very close together , group next to us very loud while they were there.

Café en Seine
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for the feedback, we will pass this on to the team.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cafe en Seine is a fantastic place to eat and drink if you're treating yourself! Beautiful venue, incredibly friendly and welcoming staff, and a great range on the menu.

Café en Seine
Responded on 3 March 2020

Thank you for the kind words Jazmine, we will pass this on to the team. Best wishes, Cafe en Seine

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SO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A mistake on a dish was quickly rectified and we were not charged for that so that was good and everything else was very good.

Café en Seine
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for the review Siobhan, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us.

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ED
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Cafe En Seine on a Tuesday evening. Our waiter, Roberto, was very friendful and helpful. We had a nice table next to the fire and delicious food in the beautiful restaurant.

Café en Seine
Responded on 25 February 2020

We're happy to hear you had a great dinner with us recently Emma. We will pass your feedback onto Roberto. Best wishes, Cafe en Seine

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good experience. Great live music, tasty food, good drinks

Café en Seine
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for the great review, we hope to see you again soon.

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SH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food, love the two big bars even it becomes busy on the weekends you never feel it’s overcrowded due to the great architecture and layout

Café en Seine
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you for the great review Sabrina! We hope to see you again soon.

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SV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyable date spot. The dim lights allow you to just admire and appreciate what's in front of you, if you're on a date, or stay focused on a group conversation, if you go as a group. The ambiance is by far the restaurant's best asset.

Café en Seine
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you for the great review, we will pass this onto the team.

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RC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my sisters Bday, staff were so friendly and accommodating when my two year old was acting up. Food was lovely and atmosphere easy. Highly recommend. We will be back

Café en Seine
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you for the review Rebecca, we look forward to seeing you and your family again soon!

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LQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

We really enjoyed our brunch. If I had to critique it I would say that the avocado on toast was not very substantial for the price compared to other places.

Café en Seine
Responded on 11 February 2020

Thank you for the feedback Leah, we will pass it on to the team.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Good food, great atmosphere, super fun. The staff is incredible nice (July and Ricardo are the nicest)

Café en Seine
Responded on 11 February 2020

Thank you for the kind words, we will pass it onto July and Ricardo. Best wishes, Cafe en Seine

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J
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The desk were friendly & welcoming& waiting staff looked smart, mannerly, helpful attentive & efficient. The menu choice was small but for us perfect & the lemon posset a delightful trip down memory lane. The garden room effect was airy & spacious. The cloakrooms were pleasing to use but coats remained at our table!! Family & friends in the North had recommended.

Café en Seine
Responded on 11 February 2020

Thank you for the review Ann, we hope to see you again next time you're in Dublin.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience in the restaurant . Great atmosphere as music from the bar area you can hear but not to loud to spoil the conversation of dinner. We then went into the bar area there was a DJ playing , the queue outside was huge but it got to a point where they had let to many people in and you couldn’t get to a bar for a drink. So we left, if it wasn’t so busy it would be a one stop shop for a great night out.

Café en Seine
Responded on 4 February 2020

Thank you for the review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The table wasn't ready at the moment of the booking. The place was super noisy, impossible to enjoy a dinner, the location of the table was behind of a service door, so that it was needed to be open at times, which was uncomfortable. We left the place after 10mins. We went to eat to another restaurant. I love the drink area but the dinning area is completely disappointing.

OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot - very lively, fantastic buzz. Several bars and eating areas. Extremely popular at weekends. Perhaps not the venue for a quiet meal, but for our purposes was spot on!

Café en Seine
Responded on 4 February 2020

Thank you for the great review, we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Cafe en Seine

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Overpriced and for that money we were asked to leave after a certain time. There was no advise to that when we booked, i.e. you can only have your table for 3hours.

SG
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Dublin with friends for weekend and went here on Saturday night. We booked online in advance and our table was ready on arrival. The menu is limited but the food was fabulous. We didn’t fancy the starters but that left room for deserts which were just amazing. Gluten-free options were good but limited starters. Would certainly eat here again. Staff were. Dry helpful and attentive

Café en Seine
Responded on 28 January 2020

Thank you for the review Susan. We hope to see you again next time you're visiting Dublin. Best wishes, Cafe en Seine

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PM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would certainly recommend to friends in fact just planning for a few of us to return in a few weeks for food, also the atmosphere in bar great

Café en Seine
Responded on 4 February 2020

That's great to hear Philip! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Cafe en Seine

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service fantastic. Victor especially friendly & helpful. Will definitely be back.

Café en Seine
Responded on 28 January 2020

Thank you Sharon, we will pass your feedback on.

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CO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was fine but requires more options. You pay for the service & beautiful setting

Café en Seine
Responded on 28 January 2020

Thank you for the review Caroline, we hope to see you again in the future.

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Food was fabulous and the waiter rob was absolutely lovely, was very helpful!

Café en Seine
Responded on 21 January 2020

Thank you for the great review! We will pass it onto Rob and the rest of the team.

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K
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

This place has a fabulous atmosphere and the staff are great but it is better suited as a place to have a drink rather than a restaurant. Although the fish was beautiful (got fish and chips), the slaw salad with it was terrible and overall the dish was just lacking. Likewise, the nachos weren't great and the dip resembled chewing gum! Not the worst place but won't return for food. Bring me the cocktails though!

Café en Seine
Responded on 21 January 2020

We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy all aspects of your meal with us Kesha, we will pass your feedback on to try and improve on things.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous venue and food. Drinks menu pricey. Would definitely return.

Café en Seine
Responded on 21 January 2020

Thank you for the review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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U
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

From the first moment there was a let down. Had no knowledge of booking just said sit wherever. I had put a note that it was for my mums Birthday lunch. Then unfortunately i nearly broke a tooth on a huge chicken bone in my wrap. The manager did however say she'd take off the meal from bill and had spoken with the chefs and offered my something else which i was happy with. As i was on my lunch break i couldnt afford the time to re order lunch so opted for a dessert. The menu had a white chocolate cheese cake but when it came out it was passion fruit and mango. Didnt bother pointing out this as i like passionfruit but should advise if change to whats on the menu. The final let down was the dessert was on the bill, i wasnt expecting to have to pay when my lunch had been ruined and was offered something else. Second time there at lunch time, both being let down. Wouldnt recommend again.

Café en Seine
Responded on 21 January 2020

We're sorry to hear there were issues on your recent lunch visit. We will pass this feedback on to ensure it doesn't happen again in the future. Our apologies once again to you and your mum. Cafe en Seine

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EC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was amazing and so was the food and wine. our waitress was a lovely Hungarian girl. she was amazing and made our dining experience something to remember

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice interior. Noisy. Good food and wine (the Pantalon!). Nice service by and conversaties with Ricardo from Galicia!

Café en Seine
Responded on 8 January 2020

Thank you Peet, we will pass on your kind words to Ricardo.

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LD
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Aesthetics and Service were fantastic. The main course Burger wasn’t up to par. The bun was stale, the meat cold and poorly dressed.

Overall, a good experience with exception of the food.

Café en Seine
Responded on 8 January 2020

Thank you for the feedback Luke, we will pass this onto the team. Best wishes, Cafe En Seine

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