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Café en Seine

4.4
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312 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 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.

*Please note we are only taking bookings on Opentable for restaurant reservations as per government guidelines* At this time, we will only be taking bookings for groups of up to 6 guests until further notice.

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 5 mins from booking time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 312 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.5
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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XinG
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s my second time there ,the protective measures are well made for this time ,lovely place ,would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service! We were seated next to the door so a little drafty and cold but nothing major, can’t wait to visit again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is lovely and the food amazing

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Rayw
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back and I forgot how much I loved this place. have been to other bars close by but did not get the same experience as I did with you guys . love the place staff and management are so friendly. definitely be back.

AW
AndrewW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I was with my father and i felt the service staff where pushy and around us all the time

FV
FoodieVi
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food use to be way better, the presentation was also without any love or grace. I expect more from this establishment.

MW
MargaretW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server was absolutely fantastic and really added to the ambience of the afternoon. He was very engaging and attended to all our needs promptly and efficiently.
He was a chap from Ballyfermot - unfortunately - cant remember his name !

PB
PaulB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Cafe En Seine on Sunday 5TH July 2020 and the place is amazing. We were greeted at the front door and the Covid 19 safety policy was in place which reassured me that it was safe to enter. The food and service was brilliant and the ambiance overall was fantastic
I would strongly recommend friends and family to visit and sample the atmosphere
I will definitely be returning with my wife on Sunday 27th July for another afternoon of drinks and food
Thank you so much for the experience

MN
MartinaN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great night. Food was average (nothing special but tasty all the same) - it’s the excellent service, ambience and fab cocktails that’s the draw for me. A nice night out with the girls overall

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Shauna
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and drinks were absolutely beautiful. The most tender melt in your mouth beef ive ever ate.
Only downside was portions were very small. One carrot with a side of beef? Mash would be preferred to boxty also.

MA
MaireadA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great night on Saturday 4th of July after been on lockdown for months felt safe and social distance was a credit to all the staff and we’re were made feel very comfortable. Can’t wait to get back soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was great. The staff even better. Venue is stunning.

PD
PaulD
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very average experience. Nice setting and decor but mediocre food and service. Pricey for the standard of food
We received.

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ShaneS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the times we are, it felt extremely safe from the min we walked into the door to when we left.
The staff were brilliant, Atmosphere was brilliant, Food was Delicious
Shall use the "we shall be back" line

MH
MarkH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

1st dining experience since the lockdown & it was made a very very pleasant experience, service by our waitress was exceptional & was very attentive to our needs.
The set up was very controlled & organised but without taking away the experience of the day out.
Food was very good & nice to be out again 👍👍

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon drinks & bite to eat
New 'normal' but enjoyed it

JC
JosephC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and drinks. Felt very comfortable in terms of social distancing and also the fact that they have a temperature scanner on arrival. I look forward to returning.

AD
AlexandraD
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe en Seine has a Great atmosphere, very friendly service and great food.
We had Cocktails to start and a very enjoyable bottle of wine!
Highly recommended and we’ll be back for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiting staff were very attentive, food was delicious. Couple of cocktails and a bottle of wine. No complaints here. We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in Dublin.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were extremely joyful and we were already excited to dine in again at one of out favorite places! However the menu didn’t have some of the classics like eggs Benedict but overall a lovely time as always ^_^

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were delayed and arrived 15 minutes late and our table was no longer available.

GL
GiseleLopes
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Tortillas was amazing.
Drinks fantasticks
Burger I was expecting a lit bit more.
Chips very nice.

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aoibheannl
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really good time ! Food was good and music was perfect level. Would have loved to stay longer

PB
PaulB
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post lockdown break

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So well set up post lockdown, food was excellent and service was outstanding, will be back soon. 😋

GM
GregM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely staff, amazing food. Couldn't have asked for better.
I would totally recommend!

RK
RoryK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant music / staff service etc . Food ok

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Grace
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant experience with reduced numbers it felt very safe everything was so clean and it was lovely to be able to see the bar as it is impressive! Our waitress was amazing probably the best I've ever experienced...I forgot to get her name (think she said she was from Cuba) she was brilliant

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Amanda
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & staff were fab, lovely atmosphere, food & drinks were delicious.
Place was clean, santized and plenty of space. Very comfortable overall.

VB
VickiB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very impressed with how Café en Seine has handled the reopening. Tables were well within social distance guidelines. Servers and all staff were friendly and welcoming. Magda in particular was so polite and accommodating. Will definitely be back soon!

DV
DavidV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & friendly staff .
Enjoyed the whole experience & didn’t
feel we were rushed . Would go back again soon which is suppose says it all

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robinc
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top bar, really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service.

LK
LukeK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with the system & procedure they have put in to keep customers & staff safe, well done!

BB
BeeBee
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived at Cafe En Seine we were made welcome. Great service and really good food. Social distance in place and facilities impeccably clean. Would highly recommend a visit.

MM
MargaretMcKB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked Cafe en Seine for Friday July 3rd as a birthday celebration for two friends - there was 5 of us in the party.
It was our first time out since lock-down and we were a tad anxious to be honest.
We need not have been worried as from the greeting at the door through to being seated and the service by Magda - the experience was just wonderful - it was great to be out.
The other staff member we encountered - sorry I cannot remember the guy's name - but he was welcoming and fabulous also.

Social distancing of tables was evident and the menu's were put in the bin after we made our choice. All very reassuring.

Thank you Cafe en Seine

Margaret McKeon-Boyle

MB
MarkB
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First night out after lockdown - Cafe en Seine Was really well set up for the new regulations. Other than the sensible precautions it felt like a reasonably normal night out. Food, drink and service were excellent

MD
MisterD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

A pleasant experience - due to restrictions it feels like a restaurant rather than a bar but having said that the staff were very friendly and helpful, decor was very nice and the bathrooms were well organised to meet the social distancing and hand hygiene requirements.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and 5 of my friends went here for dinner last night. It was their first day opening after being closed for months. The great service and professionalism of all staff made our experience so enjoyable particularly Esther and our waitress Pearl. We will be back again soon.

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OrlaG
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very good, did not have the wine that I wanted or any garlic mayonnaise but the waiter was excellent.

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Neemy
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch here, staff fantastic, very pleasant and energetic and a beautiful setting. Lovely cocktails.

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Café en Seine is rated 4.4 stars by 312 OpenTable diners.

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