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Chez Max

4.5
4.5
220 Reviews
€31 to €50
French

Chez Max Palace Street is located in Dublin City Centre just beside the Dublin Castle. Discover the French restaurant, bistrot, & cafe. Enjoy our front terrace and heated back garden.

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Booked 40 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Wed–Fri 12:00–15:00
    Sat, Sun 12:00–15:30
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (01) 633 7215

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dublin 2

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    It seemed like the staff were a little overwhelmed and frantic. We thought we were ordering from the menu formule but we weren’t! It seems you have to really make it clear! We had to ask for water and had a very long wait for coffee. Has been a favourite of ours for a long time now I’m not sure.

  2. JE

    JohnE

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful experience as always. Friendly professional service. Superb good and wine selection.

  3. JM

    JohnM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had pork starter and then a ribeye steak. Steak was lovely, starter tasty but could have been a little hotter. Two glasses of the Carignan wine also. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant, would go back again

  4. AE

    AlexisE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent foood and service. My friend and I actually over ordered food and realized we would not be able to eat the next course we had coming. I asked if the order had started to be cooked yet and if not if we could cancel. Of course if not I would have taken it to go. But fortunately it was not started and they kindly let us cancel it.

  5. AP

    AlanP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    The cold draught from the back door was the one off putting point of our visit. A bit more warmth in the place is needed.

  6. TK

    TeresaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Setting was ideal, authentic french staff added to a lovely experience and lovely food

  7. D

    Derv

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Really lovely food, good lunch deal and nice wine

  8. VD

    VanessaD

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Was delighted to see the new and exciting menu. The goats cheese and calamari starters were delicious as were the cod and vegan main courses. Good flavours. Love tue authentic French feel of this place. And staff were great. Would have given 5 stars except for a serious shortage of listed wines especially by the glass which pushed us towards dearer ones. Surprised they hadn’t similar alternatives in offer.

  9. RB

    RichardB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Great Parisian atmosphere but needs to offer vegan options.

  10. DH

    DerekH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, excellent service. Cannot fault them.

  11. LC

    LiahC

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    My 1st experience in chez max and it certainly won't be my last. Food was delicious

  12. H

    Henar

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3

    Food was actually very good but the lady in charge showed no manners with us, didn’t say even hello when welcoming us either she didn’t know how to cope with an issue we had with the wine. It’s a pity because it is a nice place but unpleasant experience.

  13. WC

    WendyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good was gorgeous and great service . Great location . We ate outdoors but the heaters really helped with the cold . Blankets also available

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic evening. Great service and amazing food. Thank you.

  15. j

    jgsmurf

    Waterford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every time we are in Dublin we visit Chez Max on Palace St. and have never been disappointed. It's like being in Paris for a little while. Food is proper French cooking, staff are always very cheerful and pleasant. We always look forward to eating there.

  16. BN

    BridNiG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    French cuisine, full of flavour, seasonal twist on the menu. Lovely ambience when the café isn't too busy.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing food and the staff are so pleasant.

  18. JW

    JohnW

    Miami - Dade

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great wine, great service! All round very enjoyable experience at Chez Max, as always.

  19. EB

    EmmaB

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service! I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

  20. BO

    BethO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food and lovely staff! Great ambience and I look forward to returning

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Girls get together

  22. A

    Angie

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best ribeye steak in town with real homemade crispy chips. We had 3 courses with wine in an atmospheric room and great service too. We'll be back.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A beautiful meal, in a cosy place, in a lovely part of Dublin City.

  24. NK

    NiamhK

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Christmas Eve was amazing at Chez Max

  25. CM

    CathleenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful inviting experience. Fabulous staff and glorious food. The wine is impeccable.

  26. a

    andi

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous Christmas lunch on Christmas Eve, staff were very friendly and would highly recommend

  27. h

    hilary

    Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Food was really good but the tables were very close together and the staff weren't wearing their masks properly so it felt a little uncomfortable with the current high numbers.

  28. ND

    NoelD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Lovely food. Good service. One of our favourites.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Food and wine was great. Unfortunately service did not live up to the mark. Our booking was for 6pm, but due to delays on their behalf we were not seated until 6:20. We then asked twice for menus. The meal was great but then we were told we couldn’t order dessert because the restrictions meant we had to leave after our food, keeping in mind there were lots of people still in the restaurant. I reminded them that we were seated late and we were then allowed to order dessert. I imagine they were under pressure as our previous experience here was much much better.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was fantastic!!! I highly recommend this place.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleasant experience. Staff very friendly, helpful. Food was beautiful.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely experience, accommodated outside and felt very Covid-safe. The staff were attentive and let us pick and choose bits of the menu so it worked out very reasonable for lunch for two. Massive serving of mussels, two portions of chips, green beans, creme brûlée, two glasses of good champagne, a kir royale and a large glass of wine - only €83!

  33. AH

    AndrewH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Someone smoking down stairs, staff were a little rude when they arrived to the table with someone else's order they pushed as if we f gaa d made a mistake, and then didn't apologise. Sauce with steak lacked complexity, was gooey and smooth there'd the steak

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food

  35. LS

    LindaS

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Love the ambiance feel I could be sitting in Paris Tres Bien

  36. M

    Martin

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We thought an outside table, which we booked, meant in front, but it meant the little yard at the back.

  37. d

    dublincait

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent vibe, great food, wonderful staff - go, enjoy, Merry Christmas!

  38. GT

    GavinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and I visited on our weekend break, the food was excellent the atmosphere was wonderful, we have a reservation at 9pm the manager kindly brought it forward, complements to the chef and all the team

  39. g

    germainl

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always fantastic french atmosphere with great food and really good price for a restaurant in city center. On top of that the staff has always been perfect and friendly. I highly recommend it!

  40. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A lovely slice of France in the heart of Dublin. Tres bien.

FAQs

Chez Max is rated 4.5 stars by 220 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.

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2 people

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Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Chez Max

1 Palace Street Dublin, Leinster D02KF98

  • Area

    Dame Street

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Wed–Fri 12:00–15:00
    Sat, Sun 12:00–15:30
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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