Café en Seine

4.6
969 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 969 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
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JohnMx
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting food was excellent
Love the prawns
Great atmosphere

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GeorgeP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very poor though I was aware servers were busy. Long wait for food and drinks

CD
ConorD
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Beautiful place, great buzz. Starters good, limited mains course. Unfortunately service was very slow, waiting over an hour between starts and main.

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GraceM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all. Staff excellent, food delicious a beautiful place

TK
vipTymoteuszK
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good , not that pricey , service was perfect!! Well done

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SebastianL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t really remember when I was treated better last time.Literally just like a king!From the moment the door opened I was in my world...Service was first class and all the staff couldn’t be more polite and kind as they were.Food,wine and coffee just delicious.100%destination when next time in Dublin.I already miss this place:)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and Alex the waiter was super attentive and professional

Café en Seine
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your great review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really nice experience. Food was delish. Had a steak for 2 with starters. Service was fantastic and very nice ambience

Café en Seine
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the nice review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and drinks! Food price extremely affordable for the quality, drinks are however on the expensive side for no apparent reason, wine especially. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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GabrieleG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the staff and the live music was amazing. Honestly one of the best atmospheres. Thank you so much for the amazing service xox

Café en Seine
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Gabriele.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had one of the best evening last night 🎉🥳

Café en Seine
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, great to hear you had a good night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grate fery fery nice

Café en Seine
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you.

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NBMD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cozy place, love the ambience, also the food and drinks.Excellent customer service. Absolutely Frenchified!

Café en Seine
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review.

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AngelaW
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Some of the items were off the menu and only discovered when we ordered.. Food not very hot

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CathyM
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing dining experience, poorly trained staff, mediocre food, uncomfortable seats topped off with loud music whereby we could barely hear the mask-wearing staff. So much so we were eager to leave. Sad to see how much their standards have slipped since the increased capacity.

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CarolineK
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food and ambience, waiting staff excellent also lovely and friendly. Definitely recommend

Café en Seine
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Caroline.

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GerardR
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely decor and carefully chosen lighting add to the overall atmosphere

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Anahy
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We got the starters and after 1 hr, we got the main dishes and was the same with the dessert
Nobody resolved the situation

KC
KarenC
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue, fantastic food and excellent service, music was also great, perfect for a date night and atmosphere was spot on

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was good and we got good recommendations from the bartenders Costi and Adeline but they didn’t have all the drinks on the menu that we wanted to order and was disappointed with the margarita not having a salt rim. Food seemed overpriced especially the deserts and wasn’t anything special. We weren’t blown away in general but nothing was particularly bad.

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Katrina
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night out for the girls birthday have to say Gavin the waiter made our night so lovely and made us all laugh!!

Café en Seine
Responded on 18 November 2021

Thank you Katrina.

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balletomane
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lovely place. However the wait staff was very Inexperienced and didn’t know anything about the menu, how things were prepared, or even what certain drinks we ordered were (ex. Ricard and Cointreau). Train your staff! When we walked up to hostess I noticed we were all being screened by an infrared camera for a fever and Covid symptoms—it would’ve been nice if that was explained to us. Seems an invasion of privacy at the very least. We had a nice dessert and the tapas starters were good. Nothing on the menu is French, which surprised us. It is a pretty place but it really needs to step up its service (and training!).

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Annonymous
6 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch here, food was great and they left us to sit and chat for as long as we liked. Will definitely be back.

Café en Seine
Responded on 17 November 2021

Thank you for your lovely review.

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NathanPO
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The brunch was priced at dinner prices but for the venue decor, ambience, incredible service and well prepared food, the price was reasonable. The place is extremely clean and the cocktails are delectable.

Café en Seine
Responded on 17 November 2021

Hi Nathan, thank you for the nice review.

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food great atmosphere and would definitely recommend

Café en Seine
Responded on 17 November 2021

Thank you for the nice review James.

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West72meath
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Location excellent, food superb, very attentive and professional staff. Overall very satisfied - planning my next visit

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CristinaL
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place.
Very good COVID precautions.
We really appreciate.

DL
DavidL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was fine but not great. Cheese was served straight from the fridge. Chicken Schnitzel BLT was dry.

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JackieS
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining area with bar, staff busy but attentive, would definitely eat here again!

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Biamoghra
8 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buzz, attentive service, extensive drinks list and tasty food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, didn't want to leave! Great food, music and cocktails

Café en Seine
Responded on 17 November 2021

Thank you for the great review.

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AndyD
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautiful venue with three types of atmosphere depending where your seated.
Menu lacked balance.
Service was particularly slow and we had to ask for menus....
45 minute wait for our main courses betrayed our celebrations....
Unfortunately it was not good enough for a return match!.

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Mazza
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place. Good fantastic, and staff very attentive. Would highly recommend.

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MegK
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and servers went above and beyond to make our evening special, it was so lovely to be so looked after and the food was exceptional as usual!! Would love a few more vegan and gluten free options but other than that it was a perfect evening ☺️

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FatouD
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table outdoor sitting.
Once arrived at the restaurant the receptionist ask for my covid certificate. They only had indoor sitting ridiculous and so disrespectul.
Never again!!!

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HarveyB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food i would have ordered more if we didn't have to leave for another booked event.
Staff were amazing and made us feel really welcomed and looked after. Highly recommend

Café en Seine
Responded on 18 November 2021

Thank you for the great review Harvey.

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RuthM
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely brunch at Café en Seine. Food was amazing, service was wonderful, staff were lovely. Felt very safe as the door staff were diligently checking digital covid certs at the door. Management have done a lovely job with the renovation, the faux shopfronts to the rear look brilliant. Will definitely be coming back for more!

Café en Seine
Responded on 7 November 2021

Hi Ruth, thank you for your great review. Hopefully we will see you back in Cafe en Seine again soon.

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Raspail
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Good ambiance, nice food, bad service (slow and note very welcoming)

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ValerieP
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my daughter's 18th and she loved it all, great food and very cool and enjoyably atmosphere. Well definitely be back again.

Café en Seine
Responded on 7 November 2021

Hi Valerie, thank you for the nice review, we hope you all enjoyed the birthday celebrations.

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CiaraS
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had a lovely evening however wanted dessert but service was too slow to stay any longer as we had an event to get to.

Café en Seine
Responded on 6 November 2021

Hi Ciara, thank you for your review, and apologies that we were not at our fastest on your visit, hopefully on your next visit we will be back to normal.

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Café en Seine is rated 4.6 stars by 969 OpenTable diners.

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