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Café en Seine

4.5
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500 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.

Bookings made through OpenTable are for dining only, up to 6 people. For 6 or more guests please contact us directly via email bookings@cafeenseine.ie

Each guest is required to order €9 worth of food. All bookings have 1 hour 45 minutes at their table.

Service charge of 12.5% applies to the bill for groups of 6 people or more. Children are welcome until 8pm.

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
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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 500 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
service
4.6
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4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Diane
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was the worst I've had in my life..cocktails were as bad ..we decided on a coffee but it just wasn't as bad ..never would i go again

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Mactire
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Its a great spot, but when its acting as a restaurant moreso than a latebar/night spot, there's no need for the loud dance music. Turn the volume down so people sitting opposite each other can hear each other.

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DarrenW
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent , food , service , and extremely good hygiene which is very important in these times

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LucyM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff member who looked after us was attentive, funny and charming without intruding at all.
My pork dish was exceptional - full of flavour.
The ambience - as if dining on a street of cafes - is delightful.
A wonderful last lunch before Dublin moved to LEVEL 3

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Oliviaa
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, please add more vegan options :)

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RebeccaB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

- Great spot for tasty food & drinks (The gambas pil pil are my fave).
- Service was great, the staff are always very helpful and friendly.
- Nice atmosphere & the live music was a nice addition.

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elenap
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal, super friendly waitress and overall great atmosphere

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MaxM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The music was too loud, apart from that is was very nice

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AvrilM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was given a table at the back of the restaurant even though I pre booked a week in advance. There was a draft where I was seated. Food choice was very poor and my fish was undercooked and I felt very unwell afterwards. The music was too loud to speak without shouting over. Waiters continuously swapped and weren’t consistent. Overpriced food for it not being cooked properly. Very disappointed and dissatisfied with the service and will not be back.

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SineadN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us had a meal and everyone really enjoyed it very tasty could not fault anything about this place we all love it, Food Drinks Service Staff and Atmosphere absolutely Amazing , will definitely be back 👌👌

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Abowe90
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well laid out in line with current guidelines. Food menu has lots of choice. I ordered the fish and chips and pornstar colada cocktail. The host Esther was very helpful and courteous.

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Unhappy
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Food was very poor.
Atmosphere and ambience excellent

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DSxx
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fabulous meal here on Thursday evening. Food and service is second to none. Stunning restaurant and lovely ambience. We didn't feel rushed and while the restaurant were fully compliant with covid regulations, we still felt welcome and comfortable. Looking forward to returning.

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vipJulieS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Place with Beautiful Atmosphere, Attentive Service ❤️

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Mako
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambiance is amazing, decor is perfect! Service was friendly, it does take a while to get your order though( drinks and food), but considering the whole situation there might be less staff working, so I understand that completely. The attention to detail extends to food plating, everything is picture perfect, although both my friend and I found the food to be a bit too greasy; the dessert was perfect on the other hand. All in all, a pleasant experience, will definitely be back, but only for drinks and dessert.

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AmandaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a beautiful birthday. :) Could not have spent it in a nicer place.

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PPC1
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Welcoming staff and bright ambience helped to make an almost normal eating experience.

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SassyTheSasquatch
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time in Café en Seine. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The food was amazing and to top it off the DJ Mr Carter L xxxv was fantastic. Overall we have a great experience and will be back soon.

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LukeD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I can't remember the name of the woman who looked after our table (I believe she was South American), but she was brilliant to us all night and couldn't do enough for us. She recommended drinks and told us about the different desserts as well.

The man who initially came over to us and explained the cocktail menu was really helpful too.

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SimonG
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Trendy venue with great DJ music. Decor is impressive and our main server (local) was brilliant. We had one other server (non-local) at times during our stay who was pretty rubbish though and would have annoyed me if she was allocated to us the whole time.

Definitely recommend for a funky night out and we will be back next time we are in Dublin.

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NicoleH
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, amazing atmosphere and just generally a gorgeous spot! Cocktails were great too!

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AoifeShan
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Drink was pretty good but over priced especially for cocktails. Food was pretty good, however, I got the beef cheek and it was underdone. Staff were the best and so so friendly and helpful. One of the best places around :)

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vincent
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

we came back to the café because the menu suites my wife who is a vegetarian and a coeliac, It is difficult to get a top class meal with these requirements being coeliac is a condition not a lifestyle choice so we need to know the food wont get cross contaminated .
the food was fantastic and we will return
the staff are very well trained
Vincent rathfarnham

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JoanneP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Overall not a great experience and would not be recommending it to anyone.

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Johnc
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, great atmosphere, great food and great service.

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Marylou
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, great music, friendly staff and very clean

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ailbhed
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and felt very safe ! Really enjoyed my evening

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BenH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food , excellent cocktails and beautiful surroundings

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TracyB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, chicken wings were to die for. Service and staff were amazing. Couldn’t fault it.

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KellyC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were fantastic. Ill definitely be back for more delicious cocktails!

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Aoife
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Food and drinks were really tasty.

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ClaireF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt super safe whilst being extremely well looked after 😊

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Dubtaff
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Live music atmosphere was excellent, food was exceptional & the service was very good and was great to be out enjoying a Sunday food & drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great place with great service. Felt like we were in a different country😊

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late and laura sorted us out with a table. Great atmosphere great service

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RichM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good adherence to the Covid guidelines. Food & Drink were great. A top quality venue.

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Robz
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The menu is quite small, limited choice and some food not in stock. Very over priced for quality of food, staff nice and drinks lovely

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EmmaH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really lovely brunch catching up with my girlfriends. My only criticism would be the lack of salad served with the food and even when we ordered some extra, it was just leaves and dressing. Apart from that we had a lovely time 🙂

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ShannonF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for tasty nibbles and delicious cocktails! Service was absolutely lovely! Highly recommend

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MRuss
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The lady who looked after us was really lovely, helpful and kind. Made us feel very welcome.

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Café en Seine is rated 4.5 stars by 500 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.