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Chez Max, Dublin, Leinster

Chez Max

4.6
4.6
1113 Reviews
€31 to €50
French
Chez Max Palace Street is located in Dublin City Centre just beside Dublin Castle. Discover the French ambience, bistrot, & café. Enjoy our front terrace and heated back patio.

Lunch Seating: 1 hour 30 mins
Dinner Seating: 1 hour 45 mins

Dinner:
Set dinner of 2 Courses for 37.50euros
Set dinner of 3 Courses for 43.50euros


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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 08:00–10:15 Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00–14:30 Fri–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    (01) 633 7215
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 1,113 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dublin 2

    Great for outdoor dining

1,113 Reviews
  1. KevinN

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic!!! Amazing food and awesomely kind servers. Appreciate the hospitality.

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  2. Petey

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great spot. Authentic french cuisine with french wait staff.
    Chez MaxResponded 2 days ago
    Merci Petey , we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us !

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  3. AlanM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A Dublin institution. Very pleasant and calm with a good menu, although not recommended for vegans.
    Chez MaxResponded 2 days ago
    Merci Alan !!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My consistently favorite restaurant in Dublin. You know it’s good when French people work and eat there. Don’t skip dessert! And try and sit in their outdoor rear garden when it reopens, an oasis of calm in the middle of the city, perfect for a warm summers evening in Dublin.
    Chez MaxResponded 2 days ago
    Merci it's really Kind !!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere. Efficient. Food was great. My companion had the Moules Frite which was fab! Creme Brûlée fantastic!
    Chez MaxResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you !!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was a little pricey but delicious. Noise was well restricted and the environment felt good. Server did a good job.
    Chez MaxResponded 2 days ago
    Merci !!!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch and fantastic service from the restaurant manager who intervened when some people tried to steal the table in the sun reserved for us!
    Chez MaxResponded 2 days ago
    Merci, Glad you had a good time with us !!!!!!!

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  8. PJB2

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect location for eating alfresco on the lovely evening we were there. Mussel starter was superb, as was the steak that followed. We'll be back!
    Chez MaxResponded 2 days ago
    Merci , We are glad you enjoyed your time with us !

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Nice seat opposite the wine shelf. Thanks
    Chez MaxResponded 2 days ago
    Merci !!!!

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  10. KevinT

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and service again, with an authentic french restaurant ambiance
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 May 2024
    Thank you Kevin !

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely cheerful ambiance, staff were friendly and prompt service, food and wine delicious, overall a really lovely evening
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 May 2024
    Merci !!!!!

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  12. Izo53

    Isle of Wight

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply fantastic! Like we were dining in France. Valentine made the evening, with outstanding and friendly service. Even prepared a special desert for my wife as we were celebrating her birthday. Thanks for a wonderful evening. 👏😀
    Chez MaxResponded 2 days ago
    Merci for your lovely review . See you soon !

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  13. MartinRoundabout

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and lovely staff! Highly recommend. Thank you.
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 May 2024
    Merci Martin !!!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, lovely friendly staff. Only slight negative was the music was a bit loud at times but to their credit the staff turned it down as soon as we asked. Great lunch.
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 May 2024
    Thank you very much !!

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  15. AnnetteA

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon sitting outside Chez Max watching the world go by. Food and service were excellent.
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 May 2024
    Merci Annete !!!

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  16. IanJ

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Five stars on everything may seem like overkill but the staff and the food at Chez Max are nothing short of excellent. The kindest people working here go above and beyond in every way and every dish is somehow miles better than you expect it to be. Book the place you won't regret it.
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 May 2024
    Thank you Ian for your Lovely reviews ! See you soon !

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  17. Ormondian

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had mussels- a bit over cooked and duck confit.. dry. Took the nice waitresses recommendations .. but in hindsight she didn’t really know enough. Have eaten here times and will again. Would love to see another fish option

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  18. UnaR

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Myself and 3 lady friends had a gorgeous get together in Chez Max yesterday. We had a wonderful afternoon. Food was divine. Great atmosphere in the restaurant, great service. Thank you. Una

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  19. CourtyV

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Parfait on a été servie par une jeune française vraiment très bien bravo
    Chez MaxResponded on 25 April 2024
    Merci Beaucoup cela nous fait tres Plaisir !

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  20. Harry

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food cooked superbly and service to match. We had the sirloin and the épaule du porc which were both incredible as was the soupe à l'oignon, the tarte tatin and the crème brûlée. A very authentic experiecnce with both French staff and patrons. Fairly priced for the vey high quality.
    Chez MaxResponded on 24 April 2024
    Merci Harry ! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us , hope to see you very soon !

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  21. NikkiC

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We booked a table for 2 and the only availability was on the terrace which is advertised as a heated terrace, so we figured that it would be comfortable. Unfortunately it ruined our meal. The terrace is in the shade and we were freezing, no heaters were on. My husband asked the wait staff to put the heater on but she smiled and said she was unable to. She offered us a blanket in the alternative. While we looked at the menu they asked if we'd like an aperitif, I ordered a Kir Royale and my husband asked for a Martini Rouge. The drinks were TINY and cost €12.50 and €8.00. We felt ripped off. We sat there wearing our coats with blankets on our laps trying to keep warm. We ordered the mussels and the braised beef cheek for starters. Both tasted delicious however because it was so cold on the terrace the food was freezing before we were even half way through it. So disappointing. A similar situation occurred with the main courses. The food was delicious but was stone cold before we could finish it. Even though we tried to eat as fast as possible to avoid this. That's not how I want to enjoy a special meal out. Wolfing down food before it's ruined. When the waiter came to clear the table my husband mentioned to him that Unfortunately the food went cold before we could finish it as it was so cold on the terrace but I'm sure you hear that all the time. The waiter smiled and nodded in agreement. He did offer us a dessert wine to make up for this. Altogether we were really disappointed with the experience. Our special occasion was ruined, we felt ripped off (tiny but expensive aperitifs and €5.00 for a bottle of water) and hard done by that we couldn't enjoy the delicious food. We didn't order desserts as we were too cold and just wanted to leave. I feel sorry for the chefs who prepare the lovely food and the wait staff who were doing their very best. Sadly we won't be back.
    Chez MaxResponded on 22 April 2024
    Hello Nikki Carthy, I apologise if you felt extremely cold that evening; we provided you with a blanket and turned on our heater while you were eating the main dish. Regarding the Aperitif costs, I see your point, but sadly, these are now Dublin prices. Please accept my deepest apologies once more. Hugo. Restaurant Manager.

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  22. LoveSharonx

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous we were a group of 8 and everything was excellent. Would totally recommend and we will back.
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 April 2024
    Merci Beaucoup Sharon !

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  23. GraemeO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent meal from start to finish, well worth it
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 April 2024
    Thank you !

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  24. MatthieuB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious French cuisine delivered by attentive staff resulting in a very pleasant experience.
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 April 2024
    Merci Matthieu !

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  25. HolliB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and great customer service. I’ll be back thank you 💕
    Chez MaxResponded on 12 April 2024
    Merci !!!

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  26. EamonnL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined at Chez Max with two colleagues on a Tuesday night in April 2024. Options were a two or three course menu. Good selection on starters and mains and desserts. I had the onion soup and it was excellent. My colleague had snails; I don't eat snails, but she enjoyed them immensely. Mains were prepared and presented well. I had the entrecote and frites, and I'll definitely have to return for more! As expected, the wine list is French and offers a good selection from around the country. We had a Brodeaux, Lalande de Pomerol. It was excellent value at €59, smooth and full bodied - I've paid over €100 in other restaurants for wines of less quality. There are many cheaper good quality wines on the menu if you move away from Bordeax. Great central location, at the gates to historic Dublin castle. Decor is rouge, nice ambiance, tables well spaced apart. I recommend Chex Max, without any hesitation.
    Chez MaxResponded on 12 April 2024
    Merci Eamon We really appreciate your constructive feedback and it's a pleasure to have you with us . See you soon !

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food,drinks, wine and service were all excellent!
    Chez MaxResponded on 8 April 2024
    Merci , We are glad if you enjoyed with us !

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing authentic parisienne food, great service. A little slice of paris in dublin!!!
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 April 2024
    Merci , We are glad you enjoyed your trip with us !

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  29. AnneC

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chez Max, once again, proved to be a lovely night out. The service was great, the food very good and the overall experience very pleasurable. We would definitely go again. The set menu is very good value.
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 April 2024
    Merci , We are happy if you enjoyed your dinner with us . So hope to see you soon as possible .

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food amazing, service fantastic, prices are really good compares to other fine dining places.
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 April 2024
    Merci , We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us !

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  31. AlisonB

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent as usual. Great food, attentive staff. A repeat visitor.
    Chez MaxResponded on 6 April 2024
    Thank you Alison , For still trusting us and to come here to enjoy with us ! See you .

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Excellent food. Excellent ambiance.

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  33. LeaB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible time at chez max as a french woman living in Ireland, really felt home-y. The food was absolutely amazing and delighted to see some good apéritifs from France. It was my birthday and they made it very special, the service was impeccable. Special mention to the profiteroles which stole the show.

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  34. IreneB

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hugo and Eddie and all the lovely staff were so lovely and helpful and as always made us feel very welcome.

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  35. Macker

    Dublin

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as ever with lovely presentation...classy wines, helpful and friendly staff 5 stars 1🌟

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  36. FionaD

    Dublin

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service - great atmosphere - really enjoyed the foie gras , french onion soup , moulds frites and boeuf bourginon… Excellent coffee . Haven’t been there in a while and actually booked the wrong location but we had a nice walk . Definitely be back
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 March 2024
    Thank you Fiona hope to see you soon with us .

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  37. JamesM

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yesterdays lunch in Chez Max was a very agreeable experience: food excellent, ambience likewise, service was friendly, helpful and efficient
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 March 2024
    Merci James we are happy if you enjoyed with us !

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  38. AlbanB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place ! The food was really good, with a special mention for the beef steak which was incredible ! We loved the french music playlist with all the 80's french hits ! And a true pleasure to find and drink Ricard in Dublin ! Top service, thank you for this moment !
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 March 2024
    Merci , We are glad you enjoyed your time with us !

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  39. AlisonH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gem of a restaurant. Everything about it is fantastic - a thoroughly enjoyable experience!
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 March 2024
    Thank you very much Alison !

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  40. Annie

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak frites was delicious. 100% recommended.
    Chez MaxResponded on 15 March 2024
    Merci Annie !!!!

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Chez Max is rated 4.6 stars by 1113 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today
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1 Palace Street, Dublin, Leinster D02KF98

Additional information

  • Area
    Dame Street
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 08:00–10:15 Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00–14:30 Fri–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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