Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin

4.4
1182 reviews
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Italian
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
A glasshouse restaurant, where the weather is our wallpaper. We serve breakfast and dinner 7 days a week. We do lunch on weekdays and brunch at the weekend.

Our New York – Italian menu is simple and delicious. Meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, herbs and dairy delivered daily by local suppliers. The restaurant vibe changes from a laid back sunrise through a buzzing sunset. A view like no other in Dublin, cityscape to countryside. No fuss, no formality, book a table and enjoy.

Sophie’s Bar is at the very heart of our rooftop restaurant. Pull up a stool and get comfortable at any time, day or night to take in the incredible views of the Dublin skyline while our amazing team of bartenders create a world-class cocktail for you.

Head out to our Rooftop Terrace, where we have sun loungers when it’s hot, blankets and heaters when it’s not.
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Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

took some clients here when visiting Dublin! amazing experience!

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Responded 17 hours ago

Hi Tracy, delighted to hear you & your clients had an amazing experience. Thank you for visit & for choosing Sophie's, I hope we'll see you again in the future. The Sophie's Team

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BO
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was very friendly, the food mostly good, an everage wine and nice location. The desert was outstanding!

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Responded 17 hours ago

Hi there, thanks so much for coming to Sophie's & for the lovely review! Great to hear the service was very friendly, we got a great team here! See you again soon, The Sophie's Team

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MR
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing so went back again the next night, recommend!!!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi Michelle, wow! Two nights in a row that is so amazing to hear thank you so much! Hope we'll see you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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AB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our experience at Sophie's was gorgeous, our food was delicious and the service excellent. I loved the seafood linguine, perfectly seasoned and a good portion size. The view was stunning, the penthouse feel to Sophie's meant you feel tucked away from the city but able to experience the ambience of it. Would love to go back and try something else on the menu.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi Anna, thank you so much for your visit & for taking the time to leave such a brilliant review, we are delighted you enjoyed everything. 'Penthouse feel' is such a perfectly cool way to describe the vibe of Sophie's I might steal that! We look forward to welcoming you back, The Sophie's Team

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, struggled to pick off the menu because we just wanted everything. The food was stunning, drinks were stunning and the staff were funny, well presented and efficient.

It was an all round pleasure.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting Sophie's & for taking the time to leave us a fabulous review. We are delighted you enjoyed the food, drinks & the staff were great, that is everything we aim for! See you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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JF
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place for a Sunday brunch with great views. Super friendly service.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi Jenifer, thanks for visiting for brunch glad to hear you enjoyed it. See you for dinner next time! The Sophie's Team

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MB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Staff lovely . A beautiful restaurant. But 2nd time trying the food here and it's a little underwhelming

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi Melanie, thanks for visiting & for taking the time to leave us a review. Happy the staff were great & you liked the restaurant. Sorry the food wasn't for you, I hope you'll consider giving us another try some time. All the best, The Sophie's Team

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food and drinks were okay for price for that area. Service was good, view is alright 😊

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi there, thanks for coming to Sophie's & for taking the time to leave us a review. Hope we see you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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FL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and the service was top class! The whole experience was perfect.

A big thanks for the special anniversary dessert! Really was so thoughtful.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi Fred, thanks for visiting & for the great review so glad you guys had a perfect experience! Such a wonderful thing for us to hear, means a lot. Hope we get to see you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice brunch although a bit tight schedule. Prefer normal lunch / dinner / drinks at Sophie’s over weekend brunch. But it was ok.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there! Thank you for visiting us for brunch & taking the time to leave a review, I love the evenings in here, the sunsets especially, but the brunch is our most popular time! Feels kind of New York vibes during brunch I think. See you again soon, The Sophie's Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great night. Food was excellent as was the service and atmosphere.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a lovely review! Hope we see you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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LA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, with superb food, service, ambience and views across Dublin

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Lee, thank you so much for the lovely review! So glad you enjoyed Sophie's I hope we'll see you again some time. All the best, The Sophie's Team

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G
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with a great view over Dublin. Nice for a treat as it's quite expensive.

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Responded 16 hours ago

Hi Gracie, thanks for coming in to us here at Sophie's & for taking the time to leave us a nice review. All the best, The Sophie's Team

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SR
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun, casual and relaxed. Great wait staff and delicious super reasonable pizzas.

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Responded 7 days ago

Hi there, we are really happy you enjoyed the pizza's & that the wait staff were great! Always a fantastic thing to hear. See you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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CZ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice. - only problem is the noiselevel - view is spectacular - food very good - price fair

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for your visit & for taking the time to leave us a review. I hope we see you again in the future. The Sophie's Team

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EG
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner! Really good food and a large cocktail selection.
Really pleasant service with a surprise candle for my couple anniversary!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 15 May 2019

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a review & for choosing Sophie's to celebrate your anniversary! Means a lot to us to hear people come here to share their special occasions with us. Glad we could help make it even more special! See you again in the future, all the best. The Sophie's Team

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NB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is overpriced in my opinion. You basically have to order pizza or a pasta if u want a decent meal. Don’t order their goats cheese salad, there was hardly any cheese and it was a rip off.
Drinks were good tho. The views were spoiled by cranes that are all over in Dublin right now. I would recommend this to a friend.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Natasha, thanks for your visit & for taking the time to leave us a review. Nice to hear you'd recommend us to a friend!! The Sophie's Team

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AG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, a little on the expensive side, but that's the price you pay in Dublin.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 15 May 2019

Hi Adam, thanks for taking the time to visit Sophie's & for leaving us a nice review. Delighted you enjoyed the food & the service, hope we see you again. All the best, The Sophie's Team

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PM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing venue. Great service. Lovely experience. Great food.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I love Sophie's, we have been loads of times with small and with a large group. However this time the music was too loud to hear what anyone was saying. It really took from the experience. You could only hear the person beside you but at a table for 10 that is really no good. We asked for it to be turned down a bit - but it was quickly turned back up. It was night club noise level not restaurant or bar - it would turn me off going back again for dinner

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 15 May 2019

Hi Sinead, thanks for another visit & for taking the time to leave a review. Sorry if the music was a bit loud! Nice to hear you love it here, I do hope we'll see you again. The Sophie's Team

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AE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place with views, but too noisy. The price was a little too high for the quality/amount of food (mostly talking about mains). The risotto was AMAZING. We tried 2 different pizzas... We weren't excited about it. We had to ask few times for water, because they didn't leave the jug at the table. The staff was nice and smiling.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 15 May 2019

Hi there, thank you for your visit to Sophie's & for taking the time out to leave a review. Great to hear the staff were all nice & friendly, sorry if it was a little loud for you. Hopefully we'll see you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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SL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and helpful waiter. Will definitely be back.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 15 May 2019

Hi Siobhan, thank you for taking the time to leave us a nice review. We'll see you again soon! The Sophie's Team

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I
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We were seated at a table that still did not remove the food and drinking. We asked to pass and they told us no problem. We sat down and came back to see that this was not a table and go to another one.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 15 May 2019

Hi Ifat, thanks for taking the time to visit & leave us a review! Hope we see you again soon, The Sophie's Team

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L
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place and food service was very good, would recommend this restaurant for special occasions. But downside is that it is a bit expensive but it is worth the price you pay because food is excellent.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 9 May 2019

Hi Luke, thanks so much for the lovely review so happy you enjoyed the food! I'll pass on your compliments to our chefs, they'll be delighted. Hope to see you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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C
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely place I enjoyed a lot my dinner the pizza was amazing

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 8 May 2019

Hi Cybele, thanks so much for the lovely review! The Sophie's Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I was overcharged. It seemed everything on the menu became dearer on the bill. I got some lettuce leaves and tomatoes and was charged €6. The dessert was bland and over priced. I had been there two nights previously and had a lovely night where everything was appropriately priced and charged and was really tasty. I was just very disappointed Friday night.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hi there, sorry to hear of your disappointment I'll certainly chase up the issue you highlighted. We do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, hope that someday you'll give us another try & we won't disappoint. All the best, The Sophie's Team

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H
London
17 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A group of 4 had dinner. Was there for sun setting and that was special. Our waitress (didn’t get her name) was really fab. She was efficient, knew about our wine choice and all the food details. Also had a great personality, we had such a laugh with her, she was a local. Next day we said how she made our evening such fun. Wish we had serving staff like this everywhere we go. The food was very good too. Will visit again while in Dublin.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hi there, really happy to hear you had such a nice time here in Sophie's with us. I think I know exactly who your waitress was I'll pass on your thanks! She is fantastic isn't she? We are so lucky with our team here they are a great crew to work with. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Dublin some time in the future. All the best, The Sophie's Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great cocktails and excellent service. Perfect atmosphere for a lovely dinner out

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Thank you for your visit & your great review, see you again in the future. The Sophie's Team

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BB
Denver
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food! Thanks for making my daughter's birthday dinner special!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hi there, thank you so much! No problem we hope she enjoyed it! Great to hear you choose Sophie's for such a special occasion, really makes us so happy! See you again sometime, The Sophie's Team

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GP
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice waitress. Very helpfull and friendly. The beef was excellent. The ambiance a surprise.
The only strange thing was that when we phoned we could not reservate before 21.00 hrs. And when we tried by open table, there were different opportunities.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hi there, thank you for your visit & for taking the time to leave a review, great to hear our floor staff looked after you so well. Sorry about the mix up over the phone we will take a look at it, thanks for the heads up! Hope to see you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s fine but I wouldn’t recommend it. Can get better quality food for less in the area. Too expensive for what it is.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hi Anne, thanks for taking the time to leave a review sorry if we didn't meet your expectations. Maybe we will see you another time & hopefully get to show you what we are about. The Sophie's Team

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OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We took our breakfast, a full irish one.
Was very good, the place was quiet

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Thanks for stopping by & for the nice review. The Sophie's Team

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CO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Sophie's to celebrate our anniversary. The food presentation and standard was top notch and the service was excellent! It was a lovely and bright evening in Dublin so it was a pleasure to be in Sophies where the light shone in through the panoramic windows. It was very busy but not packed so the atmosphere was buzzing. To top it all off, they brought us a complimentary congratulatory dessert which was above and beyond.

I cannot speak highly enough of Sophie's and it will continue to be my brunch and special occasion venue of choice.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hi Ciara, thank you so much for the amazing review! We are so happy you had a great time celebrating your anniversary with us, congrats again! It's always so fantastic to hear that people love to spend special occasions with us, it really is such a nice compliment. Really looking forward to welcoming back to Sophie's, all the best. The Sophie's Team

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Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boyfriends birthday
Had an great experience just what we wanted
Had the pancakes and boyfriend had the eggs Benedict both divine.
The waitress was lovely and brought us a birthday surprise with a candle which was a lovely touch
Had cocktails after they were amazing definitely recommend

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hey there! Thank you so much for choosing Sophie's to celebrate your boyfriends birthday! The pancakes are awesome aren't they?? I might grab some fro my brunch today! Delighted the staff looked after you so well, hope we see you again soon. All the best, The Sophie's Team

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D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely night out with my husband we like to try different places, we enjoyed it and will book for my friends birthday in July.. Service a little slow but it wasn’t a problem girl apologized to us but it was fine.. I loved the different choices on the menu.. The 80’s music for some of the night was great too.. Younger people come in later so music played for their age too..😀👍

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely review so happy to hear you are coming back in July did you touch base with our reservations team? I see you popped a note here but there is no details of numbers etc. Give us a call on 01-6078100 or drop us a mail at book@sophies.ie & we'll get you all booked in! Really looking forward to welcoming you back! Thank again... The Sophie's Team

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, great location. Service was first class. A little over priced versus some other similar establishments. Layout could be changed so that diners in the middle of the restaurant do not have their backs to the best of the views and what's the deal with the blinds? Surely the view is the big selling point? Overall a very pleasant dining experience.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hi there, thanks so much for your visit & taking the time to leave us a review. Glad you enjoyed the food & the service was top notch that is everything we aim for. The blinds are necessary I'm afraid as not everyone likes having the sun shine directly in to their eyes on those beautiful sunsets we get here. Kind regards, The Sophie's Team

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K
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went to Sophie's for my Girlfriend's birthday as we had been previously and really enjoyed it. The second time did not disappoint. The staff were really friendly and we were never left waiting for drinks, food etc. The food itself was even better than expected, and the expectations were already high from the last visit. Will 100% go again.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hi Keith, thanks so much the fantastic review we really appreciate you choosing to come to Sophie's for your girlfriends birthday happy we could help make it special! Great to hear you'll be back, we'll look forward to seeing you! Thanks again, The Sophie's Team

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MS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

View amazing.
Noise level ok. Good place for socializing.
But,
Food is at average level. Excellent risoto, pizza unique,don't try the pork Ragu and the salads.
Service unacceptable. We were waiting 15min to get our table despite our reservation. And it was Wednesday! Probably it was a bad day.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a review sorry you were waiting for your table! We try to avoid that at all costs but it can get extremely busy even on a Wednesday! Regards, The Sophie's Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was lovely and so was the food and the service. The only problem for me was the food came very quickly and didn’t get time to settle. This can be ideal for some people but my experience lasted 50 minutes before receiving the bill and I would’ve liked a longer experience as it was so beautiful.

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MB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Sophie's last week ! The food was amazing and our waitress took great care of us. She made sure everything went well.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 6 May 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely review! So happy you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again soon, The Sophie's Team

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