Café en Seine

4.6
849 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 849 People Are Saying
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IsabelleKealyLomas
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Cafe En Seine for my boyfriends birthday and we had the best night; the food, drinks, service, and atmosphere was a 10/10! One of my faves

Café en Seine
Responded a day ago

Hi Isabelle, thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review.

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RyanR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you're looking for a top class experience in Dublin, Café en Seine is the place to be. Fantastic ambience in the beautiful establishment. Very clean and lots of space to feel socially distanced from other diners. The food? Excellent and brilliant value for money. The service was great, with very skilled staff who care about they do. Perfect.

Café en Seine
Responded a day ago

Hi Ryan, thank you so much for the great review.

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GillianK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, very friendly staff and the service was excellent.

Café en Seine
Responded a day ago

Hi Gillian, thank you so much for the great review.

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EmilyC
Limerick
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely setting. Tasty food. Pleasant staff. Only down side is the high stool chairs and tables.

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ColetteD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful place and ambiance. Food was really good.

Staff were very attentive and efficient, would definitely recommend.

Café en Seine
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Colette.

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DeirdreH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lady at the door was fantastic & gave us an ideal table/booth. Food & cocktails were excellent accept steaks were a little tough. Lounge staff very very friendly. Music fantastic

Café en Seine
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Deirdre, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, the front of house team will all be delighted with your feedback, and we will look into the steak feedback straight away.

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GavinE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I'd highly recommend here to everyone. Myself and my girlfriend had a great dinner, the food was brilliant and the cocktails were very good.

Café en Seine
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great review Gavin, glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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NiamhC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was my first time dining at Café en Seine. I had an amazing experience. The atmosphere was friendly and inviting. The food I had was very tasty, muscles for starters and chicken with mash for mains. I would recommend this place to a friend and hope to be back again soon

Café en Seine
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Niamh, thank you so much for the lovely review.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It is great, the drinks are a bit expensive. The Brazilian waitress there was the best. She gave us really good recommendations.

Café en Seine
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review, we will be delighted to pass on your feedback to your waitress.

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Codras
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I would definitely recommend Cafe en Seine to anyone anytime, from my point of view is one of the best place to go to in Dublin, the place is really nice, with a modern-elegant vibe and a very tasty food. However be prepared to wait up to an hour for your food to come on the busiest time of the day.

Café en Seine
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Codras, thank you for taking the time to leave us a nice review. Hopefully you will find our food service to be quicker on your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

40th birthday excellent service

Café en Seine
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, and we hope you had a great birthday.

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CiaraM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great apart from the music. Far too loud for a dining experience. I could understand it getting to that level after 10 pm (even 9) but we sat down at 7:30 and it was already blaring.

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Tammy
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff were absolutely lovely and the food was excellent! Lovely atmosphere as well, will definitely be back.

Café en Seine
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Tammy, thank you for the great review.

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KateD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AlisonG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fabulous evening but music is loud! Think it would be as just good atmosphere without it.

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JaMS
Denver
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Orders a solid but limited menu which was indicative of the overall experience as well. A good meal, but nothing was terribly exceptional. Worth a try.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, food and service. The attentive service was great, and the food as well.

Café en Seine
Responded on 16 September 2021

Thank you so much for the great review.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a very pleasant lunch there with friends. Service very good, as was the wine. Nice atmosphere and not too noisy. Menu though I thought was quite limited.

Café en Seine
Responded on 16 September 2021

Hi Paul, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you had a positive experience. Once restrictions are eased further we hope to launch a larger menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was lovely and very friendly, really made our night great. She recommended drinks and gave a complimentary birthday dessert. The venue was beautiful also

Café en Seine
Responded on 15 September 2021

Thank you for the great review.

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AislingD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and lovely atmosphere!

Café en Seine
Responded on 15 September 2021

Thank you Aisling.

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OanaV
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, but would love a bigger selection on the menu.
Service was great, friendly staff.
DJ put on some great music, loved the atmosphere.

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ClaireM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely lunch experience

Café en Seine
Responded on 15 September 2021

Hi Claire, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Hopefully we will see you back in Cafe en Seine soon.

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RayD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Was a bit cold though as the rear doors were open. Food was, as always, good.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

MUST VISIT in Dublin. Great service. Lovely staff. Our group had an incredible time. Can’t speak any more highly of the place.

Café en Seine
Responded on 12 September 2021

Thank you so much Michelle, its great to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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PaulC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived Saturday 11th of Sept. An hour before our booking and they were kind enough to allow us in. Spent a great evening here, can't say any negatives whatsoever. Will definitely be returning!!

Café en Seine
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi Paul, Thank you for the nice review and we are delighted to hear that you had a good evening with us.

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AngelaM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, nothing was too much trouble! Catered to our every whim for our friends 50th birthday. Cocktails were beautiful

Café en Seine
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi Angela, thank you so much for your kind words.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous experience for our first time here. It was my girlfriends birthday, they were more than accommodating for the occasion even including a special desert with a candle for the celebration. Delish food and drink, lovely staff atmosphere was perfect so nice to have a bit of buzz about the place! Can’t wait to go again.

Café en Seine
Responded on 10 September 2021

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

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Tina
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

more like Cafe INSANE

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NessaO
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my first time dining in over a year and the staff were competent and reassuring, and service was very good. Food was tasty and service swift.

Café en Seine
Responded on 10 September 2021

Thanks Nessa. We are delighted you picked Cafe en Seine for your first time back out dining. Hopefully we will see you back again soon.

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LizzB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff and food. Big portions. Always a nice time here, I will return.

Café en Seine
Responded on 9 September 2021

Thank you. Looking forward to seeing you back in Cafe en Seine soon.

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TedMacdougall
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was actually very good once we were able to get someone to take our order which took several requests and approximately 20 minutes from arrival to placing a drinks order. I understand the hospitality industry is under huge pressure to find staff at the minute, so will just put it down to this. It would be a shame if this 'Mediterranean' style service becomes the norm as a result of a lack of staff.

Café en Seine
Responded on 9 September 2021

Hi Ted, Thanks for your feedback. Apologies for the delayed service, hopefully on your next visit you will encounter a much smoother experience.

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StellaK
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We did sharing plate and selection of starters...it was great idea for a lunch

Café en Seine
Responded on 6 September 2021

Thank you Stella, glad you enjoyed it.

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Ellen
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely food, small portions, not expensive and a lovely atmosphere

Café en Seine
Responded on 6 September 2021

Thanks Ellen.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our brunch. Always feels like a proper lunch “out” when in Cafe en Seine! Staff were really friendly and the atmosphere was great. The only negative would be portion sizes for the french toast. They were very small for a brunch portion and we ended up ordering extra food as a result.

Café en Seine
Responded on 6 September 2021

Thank you for the nice review. Our menus are constantly evolving so we will be sure to pass on your feedback to the chef.

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Juliereynolds
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really fab and the Service was amazing. They couldn’t have been nicer to us throughout the entire evening! Will definitely be back

Café en Seine
Responded on 6 September 2021

Hi Julie, thank you so much for your kind words. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

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LenaC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Beautiful setting, excellent staff. Tables far too small felt crammed. Food was poor. Would only recommend for drinks or coffee

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was really bad
Waiting for a round we ordered for 45 minutes
Waiter brought us our Bill 4 separate times while we were still waiting on our drinks. After we had paid he brought us down the !bill again. Forgot drinks in our order and had to ask them twice to get them which then took around 20 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service great but place very busy.. one waiter had no mask on.. very cold also. However, food lovely

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good value for money with an enjoyable wine selection. Very nice atmosphere and lovely staff members, all very welcoming.

Café en Seine
Responded on 5 September 2021

Thank you for the lovely review Sarah.

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VBas
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening! My waitresses Ally and Nicoleta were a super star! She made sure that we had an amazing time

Café en Seine
Responded on 5 September 2021

Thank you so much for the nice review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

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Café en Seine is rated 4.6 stars by 849 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.