Café en Seine

4.6
620 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.

Following the government announcement on the 22nd of December, Café en Seine will be temporarily closed until further notice. Any bookings due to take place within the coming weeks are now cancelled without charge. 
We would like thank you all for your continued support and hope to welcome you back soon. 
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. 

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 620 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LucasV
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was diligent from start to end. Well cope new protocol measures, food served on time, the Christmas menu was good.
Nothing to add to such a glam and trendy Restaurant.
A little suggestion, it could be a bit busy on the main area, and less privacy for guests who are looking for not catching the attention. I will try next time a table around the main bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to chill and go for birthday celebrations. The staff were lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent- we both had beetroot and goats cheese starter and the rib eye for mains. The Blossom cocktail was fantastic and the french Pinot Noir, perfect. Good social distancing in place and staff were wearing masks. The only downside was that the music was too loud and more suitable for a bar than a restaurant.

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MariaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place! Service was faultless, the space amazing and the food delicious. We would like to thank in special the manager Roberto who was very kind!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent with great atmosphere

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ShirleyW
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So well looked after..staff couldn’t have been more helpful and the food was just delicious!!

Felt very safe with COVID guidelines in place.

PT
PaulT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in eat , food was amazing , definitely going back

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff service was outstanding and the ambience was wondering as always. Can't wait to return.

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SusanP
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

One vegan option which is a salad so slight cop out but the antipasti platter and coctails were Devine. So one very happy customer and one not so much! Ambiance was amazing. Was waiting a good while between drinks which was annoying because when we finally got them we were hurried to finish the wine because of our time slot although if we had been served quicker we wouldnt of have to of knocked it back.

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DavidK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue for food and drinks, highly recommended.

GF
GlenF
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Bit louder music if possible would of been better but all in all very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely

We had a really nice tine.

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DavidV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you , wonderful meal and
great atmosphere . Felt relaxed
and safe

Will be back again !

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vipgarym
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only thing I would say that our table was really out of the way
Service and food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food cocktails and atmosphere. Very Friendly staff to our children . Very welcoming and staff very attentive

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Theola
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic definitely we will be back looking forward to it!

RC
RobertC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the evening. Staff were friendly and efficient The food was excellent. I thought we were a bit close to the table on the other side of the partition but apart from that it was a really great evening. Thanks

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kims
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely night, amazing food and beautiful cocktails, great evening!

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Willo
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable very well run. Staff were excellent.

MR
vipMariaR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely lunch here last weekend. The food is superb and the staff could not be nicer. Very well managed establishment and the undisputed best Bloody Mary in Dublin!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

My fiancé and I decided to go there as had been there 2 times in the week before. There must have been a change over in shift as we were left with our dinner dishes for some time and were not offered desert and had to ask for for a cocktail. Was disappointed overall as it was our only night out and more thank likely
Will be

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely afternoon
Great friendly staff

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IronmanEd
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from start to finish. A very safe and clean environment taking all factors around cleaning and social distancing into consideration. Staff very attentive and polite. Food presentation and quantity was just right. Looking forward to our return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb experience . Excellent service, host met us at door and we were led to armchairs beside a fire while we waited for our waitress. Wait staff were friendly and efficient with great attention to detail. Bar staff were knowledgable about the wine pairings when asked and offered a taste before we chose our wine. Cocktail were excellently prepared. Very good food. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Christmas crackers on the tables and classy decorations added to the experience even more. I have to commend the staff on their sanitising routine also as we experienced a thorough cleaning of table, chairs and areas when other parties left.

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CiaraG
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Felt very comfortable - clean, good social distancing and staff wearing masks. Difficult getting staffs attention to order more drinks but otherwise was great. Will be back again!

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SineadR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for lunch and the food was fantastic and great value, I got a glass of Rose and a cocktail and everything was perfect. Brilliant service

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had a great experience here great atmosphere, great service and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely night, staff looked after us so well. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely , the loveliest staff really nice food just wish the portions were bigger !!

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PatT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was terrific, looked after our allergy needs very well, covid protections were very good too, atmosphere was really good. All in all a great dining experience.

CL
CLAIREL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing 🤩 the waiter made recommendations and we went with them and we were not disappointed

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ConorW
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Very positive. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Meath
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service today 18th Dec 2020 and very well organised excellent staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks and service.
All the staff were amazing.
Beautiful venue.

PS
PaulaS
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

really enjoyed our lunch there, the food was delicious. There was an issue with one item but it was rectified immediately by a member of staff. Felt very safe in terms of Covid compliance, one of the better places so I'd highly recommend it.

Paula

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JacQuiQ
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was so disappointed, it felt like a warehouse, bright lights, no atmosphere, rude staff and no Christmas music. We were rushed in and out despite the 105 mins allowance. The food was so poor i had risotto that look like it had been in a baby food jar. Busy or not..i havent experienced poor food and service like it in years. Its very clear its all about turnover not the customer.

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vipEimearK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks a million to Barry and the team in Cafe en Seine for a super night. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. I’ll definitely be back again soon.

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SheenaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely experience, the wine is very over priced though.

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NormaG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

On the night in question a party of 8 men clearly in breach of regulations were seated with no social distancing and few wearing masks. They were quite loud. They were in fairness moved upstairs within about 15 minutes. However a party of 8 was still in breach of regulations. For the short period those men were there we did feel uncomfortable. There were also a couple of diners walking around and standing at the Bar area without masks and were not asked to put them on. We were asked when seated to wear masks when going to the toilets. Overall we had a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

FAQs

Café en Seine is rated 4.6 stars by 620 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.