Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin

4.4
1226 reviews
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€31 to €50
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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

Great service, well prepared food and always a good buzz around the place.

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H
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food, lovely staff and beautiful restaurant. I'll definitely be back.

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

It's a pity you don't have a children's menu but otherwise we had a lovely meal

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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food wasn’t as memorable as I would have thought. Setting and service all amazing.

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

Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Dublin! Great spot. Will certainly come back

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OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views, friendly efficient service and delicious food!

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TR
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional and very good value for money. The staff were really friendly and service was super fast. The noise level is pretty high but there is a good atmosphere!

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

Meeting place for us before we headed over to Taste! We didn’t want to eat much as we were heading over to The Taste of Dublin after, our server was excellent and super attentive even though we didn’t order that much to eat! Pizzas were awesome!

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

Very rushed service to get us to order our food before drinks apparently because the kitchen was closing however multiple tables ordered after us in no such rush. Service was good whilst eating and ordering next courses. Service was terrible towards the end of our visit, sat waiting for a very long time simply to ask for the bill yet had to get up to leave and find someone ourselves who could help and then the service was rude 'what do you want?' we were asked. Felt very much like they're happy to serve you if you keep ordering and stick to their schedule rather than enjoy ourselves and relax. Food could not fault, thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

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GO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food! Very good service and a nice atmosphere.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall lovely experience as usual.
Cannot fault the food and staff here.

However on this occasion a member of staff was cleaning all the glasses and bottles on top of the bar which resulted in dust etc. circling us the entire time we were there and while we ate our breakfast.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 10 June 2019

Hi there, thank you for visiting us again & for taking the time to leave us a review. Sorry about the deep clean going on while you were there! I'll mention it to the team. All the best, The Sophie's Team

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HL
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Sophie's for our wedding anniversary earlier this week. We'd never been before. I loved the decor and the view over the city. Started with cocktails at the bar before dinner. Then we moved to our table. The prawn starters were delicious as was the wine. Mains were nice. And I had a very nice espresso martini for dessert! I made a point of asking for our waiter his name when we'd finished our meal as I felt he did a really great job. So Ben was our waiter and he was attentive without being annoying. Lovely manner. We told him as we were leaving that it was our anniversary so he ran after us going out the door with a couple of flutes of Prosecco. A really nice touch! We drank these on the Terazza and headed home after a really lovely evening. Would definitely recommend and hope to return soon.

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Responded on 11 June 2019

Hi Hazel, thank you so much for choosing Sophie's to celebrate your wedding anniversary I'm glad we could help make it special for you both that is so nice to hear! Thanks so much for the kind feedback on Ben, he's a great guy to have on the team. I'll pass on your compliments to him. Lastly thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review, means a lot to us. Look forward to welcoming you back soon... The Sophie's Team

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FM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab place, loved it here! Staff were so nice.. Food & cocktails really good! And they even took out a dessert to my friend for her birthday! Would definitely go back!!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 11 June 2019

Hi Frances, thanks so much for the great review! So glad you enjoyed your time with us here in Sophie's, the staff are a lovely bunch we are so lucky to have them! Look forward to seeing you again, The Sophie's Team

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Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place, good atmosphere, food good too@

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 11 June 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for the visit & for taking the time to leave us a nice review. See you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was amazing as always. Great atmosphere. It was my 3rd time to Sophie’s and I’ll definitely be back

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 10 June 2019

Hi Mandy, thank you so much for the amazing feedback! Always so lovely to hear of people coming back to us, so happy you enjoy it here in Sophie's. We'll look forward to seeing you again soon. The Sophie's Team

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ED
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great table service. The only thing I would recommend are, newer more efficient high chairs for toddlers.

Lovely lunch.

Thanks

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 10 June 2019

Hi Enda, thank you for the visit & for taking the time to leave a review. Hope we see you again soon, The Sophie's Team

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M
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere in this restaraunt is fantastic. The menu is also much better than in it's sister restaraunts. This is the one I keep coming back to. It's expensive, but worth it. The only thing they could do is to watch the table change at 9, we were asked to move at the end of our sitting to the bar but then not all of the tables filled up, so they possibly had no shows, it would have been a nice touch to be told we could move back to a booth.

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Responded on 10 June 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review & thanks for coming back in to us! Probably was a no show on the table so frustrating to have move someone & then the next person doesn't show. Thanks for understanding, we look forward to welcoming you back soon... The Sophie's Team

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RH
Dublin
16 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and the views make it special!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 10 June 2019

Hi there, I'll pass on your compliments to our chefs! Thank you so much for the visit & for taking the time to leave a lovely review. See you again sometime! The Sophie's Team

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AT
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Service was horrible. Table was booked, when we went for a cigarette outside all the things we left on the table including personal belongings (that were left there to show that we are not gone) were taken away by the barman. The Wine glasses were full of dust. When I ordered second bottle of wine the barman didn’t even open it for me. The amount of people in the smoking area was too high (no place to stand), ash trays were full and the smoking area was cleaned once ( we were in the restaurant from 9.30-1.00) website states that the bar is closing at 1.30 so that’s the time I booked my taxi for. At 1 o’clock we were kicked out saying that the bar is closing. Me and my friend had to wait outside for 30 min until my taxi arrived!!! Horrible service!

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SK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place as always..Friendly staff, killer views and yummy food :)

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi, thank you so much for the fantastic review! Really happy you enjoyed Sophie's. See you again soon, The Sophie's Team

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visiting and we loved it. Will definitely be back and have already recommended to several friends.
Service was super (can’t remember the lady’s name unfortunately) and food was excellent.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi, thank you so much for the fantastic review! So great to hear you were well looked after by the staff & that you are recommending us, that really means the world to us. Look forward to seeing you again, The Sophie's Team

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AO
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. The server was also incredibly kind which made a difference, wish I knew her name to personally thank her.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting & for taking the time to leave a lovely review. Really nice to hear one of our team looked after you so well, we are lucky to have such a great crew here! See you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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N
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cool place, and of course everyone wants a photo taken on the swings outside the door, holding two objects!
Pity the view isn't better but the situation is nice all the same. And that's Dublin's fault, not The Dean.
Food (eggs with chorizo and garlic potatoes) was fine, not amazing, but good.
Service pleasant.
I'd come again, or recommend it.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting Sophie's & for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the swings, hope we get to see you again in the future. The Sophie's Team

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PM
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is best in city ! Sophie's is a great place for romantic couple dinner !!!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi Pavel, thanks for visiting & for the great review. Yeah it's a romantic spot here, especially at sunset! See you again soon, The Sophie's Team

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LR
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third time to visit Sophie’s. As always couldn’t fault it. Staff were professional & friendly. Attentive but not overbearing. Were able to accommodate a last minute request & delivered it perfectly. Food was delicious & not too long a wait for it to be brought to the table. Would always recommend.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi Lisa, thank you for the amazing review & for visiting Sophie's again. So happy to hear of the staff being friendly & attentive (we have a great crew here!) & to hear of regulars like yourself recommending Sophie's, it really means a lot to us! Glad we could accommodate your requests & we look forward to welcoming you back. See you soon, The Sophie's Team

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BC
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, excellent. Poached eggs and salmon were the best I’ve had. Can’t fault the service. Possibly a little over priced on some items e.g., pancakes. Half portion pancakes option would be a good idea.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi Bridget, thank you so much for the excellent review delighted ti hear the poached salmon eggs were the best you've had! Amazing! Thank you so much I'll pass it on to the kitchen guys, they'll be so pleased. Hope we see you again soon, The Sophie's Team

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JW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely setting overlooking the rooftops of Dublin. The food and service is excellent.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi Jean, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely review & for visiting Sophie's. So happy you had a nice time & that the food & service was excellent that's everything we aim for, great to hear! See you another time, The Sophie's Team

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JC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything's was great except for the fact that my bagel was cold and €15.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi Jean, thanks for visiting & for taking the time to leave a review. We could fixed that bagel for you no problem if we'd known! Sorry about that, see you again sometime. The Sophie's Team

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out with our family while
Visiting Dublin.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for coming in with your family we are delighted you choose Sophie's for such an occasion, so nice to hear. Hope we see you again next time you are in Dublin! The Sophie's Team

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SO
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant/bar. The staff were so accommodating. Fabulous cocktails and delicious food. We had a brilliant time. Will definitely be returning when back in Dublin. Thank you!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi there, so happy you enjoyed everything & the staff looked after you so well!! We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Dublin, see you then! The Sophie's Team

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YF
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All great, very nice staff, good service, receptionist was very kind to help us to crab a taxi at the end of the night.
Thanks again

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for leaving us a great review! We are delighted you enjoyed Sophie's & that the receptionist looked after you. See you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and atmosphere and good pizzas but seafood linguini and hake were very poor value. Virtually no shellfish.
It’s a fantastic place and I go regularly for drinks and brunch but very disappointed with fish mains.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi Jennifer, thanks for visiting again & for taking the time out to leave us a review. Sorry you were disappointed with the fish mains, I'd recommend the Sea Trout, it's my favorite thing on the menu & the best of our fish options. I hope we see you again soon, all the best. The Sophie's Team

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HM
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really enjoyed a meal and drinks with friends at Sophie's. The location is absolutely gorgeous. Staff were friendly. The food is quite expensive, arguably overpriced,the menu has excellent variety, but the dishes were great quality. The decor is beautiful and I loved the music! (Aretha Franklin and lots of old school stuff).

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi Hannah, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely review & for visiting with your friends. The tunes here are amazing aren't they?? Glad you enjoyed everything, hope we see you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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CL
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was extremely warm and welcoming. We ordered a main that was delicious for both of us and a dessert that was disappointing. The dessert looked like defrost.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi Claire, thank you for visiting Sophie's & for taking the time to leave us a review. Sorry you didn't enjoy the dessert but I'm glad everything else was delicious. Hope we'll see you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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OP
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and good service. Great place for a nice, safe swing too.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi Orla, thank you so much for the amazing review! Really appreciate you coming to visit so happy you enjoyed it. See you again in the future, The Sophie's Team

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PD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I organised a great family celebration at Sophie's. The food was delicious. All bar one out of the six of us really enjoyed the brunch food. The location is terrific, space great and our waitress was a lovely lady who was really attentive without being overbearing. A practically perfect Sunday

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 1 June 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting Sophie's & for taking the time to leave us an amazing review! So happy you enjoyed your Sunday with us. Hope we see you again soon, The Sophie's Team

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j
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ... amazing views. Would highly recommend.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 1 June 2019

Hi there, thank you for the great review! See you again soon, The Sophie's Team

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CB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent would definitely return again food is great

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 1 June 2019

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a lovely review, hope we see you again soon. The Sophie's Team

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GR
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff really friendly - when the sun came out the view was stunning

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 1 June 2019

Hi Gemma, thank you so much for visiting & for taking the time to leave a great review. Hope we see you again soon! The Sophie's Team

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband’s birthday and it was a fabulous afternoon with gorgeous food and great service. Staff were great and my two kids had a ball too they loved it. Will definitely be back again.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 28 May 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for coming to Sophie's to celebrate your husbands birthday! So glad we could help make it a special occasion for him & your family. Look forward to welcoming you back, The Sophie's Team

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