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Café en Seine, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Café en Seine

4.5
4.5
1409 Reviews
€31 to €50
Modern European

This is the wonderful 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 unique 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 677 4567

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Gibson

  • Neighborhood

    Dawson Street

  • Cross street

    Dawson Street

  • Parking details

    There is on street Parking, around the corner on St Annes Lane available to the public. There are two multi storey car parks within a 3 minute walk from Cafe En Seine - Q Park Dawson Street and Q Park Setanta.

  • Public transit

    Nearest bus stop Mansion House

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,409 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dublin

    Modern European

  • Dublin

    Most Booked

  • Dublin 2

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  1. GT

    GeorgieT

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and atmosphere- would definitely visit again. We had a lovely dinner and cocktails then went next door to dance the night away. Great evening

    Café en SeineResponded today

    Thank you for the great review Georgie.

  2. R

    Rach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Food was amazing, staff were fantastic! Food took a little longer than we expected to come.

    Café en SeineResponded today

    Thank you for the nice review, sorry about the speed of the food. Hopefully it will be faster on your next visit.

  3. OH

    OrlaH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food and drinks were lovely. Setting is really nice there too, great atmosphere and very comfortable. Service was a little slow but all staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

    Café en SeineResponded today

    Thank you for the review Orla, and apologies if we were a little slow on this occasion. Hopefully we will see you back again soon.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and atmosphere

    Café en SeineResponded today

    Thank you for the nice review.

  5. O

    suzanneO

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Music very loud

  6. NM

    NoelleM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Had a great night, great atmosphere. will come back.

    Café en SeineResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you for the nice review Noelle.

  7. J

    James

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was simple but well presented and well made. Really good evening

    Café en SeineResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the nice review James.

  8. JG

    JackieG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Beaitful setting, love coming here! First time doing brunch instead of dinner….. would of like a bigger menu ….. but food is perfect everytime and drinks are fab!

    Café en SeineResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the nice review Jackie.

  9. CO

    CathyO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Service was great, very attentive server.Food was below average,food not hot ,even after asking for replacement fries.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service1ambience4

    We had booked 2 weeks in advance and told on arrival our table wasn’t ready, we then had to wait a further 25mins (after being told it would only be 5mins) to be given a different table without menus which we had to ask for. Also had to ask 3 times for water for the table. Very disappointed in the manor in which we were treated.

  11. PO

    PaulaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect setting, the decor was fabulous. Food great

    Café en SeineResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the review Paula.

  12. JW

    JillW

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first dinner in Ireland! We loved Cafe en Seine! The vibe was electric. The food was delicious! I had the fish & chips & my husband had the beef. I had a yummy cocktail... We loved the decor & lighting was amazing. The atmosphere was so cool. The wait staff were so friendly & kind. Would definitely go back!

    Café en SeineResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the lovely review Jill.

  13. LS

    LauraS

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff could not have been more accommodating and attentive. I asked to move tables as a stool is uncomfortable for me and they changed it without issue. The wait staff were never far away and so lovely and the food was delicious .

    Café en SeineResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the nice review Laura.

  14. CL

    CocoL

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food good ambience, will definitely visit again

    Café en SeineResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the nice review.

  15. CD

    CiaraD

    Kent

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Service was ok. Actual wait staff great but management terrible! Food was awful. Plain, heavy, no flavour! Worst dinner I have had in Dublin. Overpriced too. A shame as been looking forward to it!

  16. A

    Annamarie

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great setting for after work cocktails, or a more formal meal. Service was consistent and friendly... overall a great dining and drinking experience!

    Café en SeineResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the lovely review Annamarie.

  17. BM

    BrendaM

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, delicious food and lovely building and atmosphere

    Café en SeineResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the nice review Brenda.

  18. SN

    SiobhanN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food was fresh, tasty and well presented. Great to have an option of a small or large salad, as I do not like to waste food. Lovely relaxed athmosphere.

    Café en SeineResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the nice review Siobhan.

  19. JM

    JoanM

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Table of four. Two guests had arrived before us and had ordered two glasses of wine . We were left approx 20 min before a waiter came to take our drinks order. Arrived with the bottle of wine and no water as requested. Service throughout the meal was very very poor. I would not go back again.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    We loved this restaurant. Food was good and people were friendly. We had an issue with our food not being delivered but the manager came to our table and apologizing.

  21. P

    Phil

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    My friend and I were so thoroughly impressed by the standard and the service on offer at Cafe en Seine. Our server Armando was such a gentleman, showed great enthusiasm in his role, and explained each dish to us in a clear way we could understand. I would definitely return again and recommend to others. The food was outstanding, kudos to the chef!

    Café en SeineResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the great review Phil.

  22. DM

    DavidM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Very pleasant surroundings, very friendly and helpful staff, with top class food . We will be back 😎

    Café en SeineResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for the nice review David.

  23. A

    Amandad

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fab service and very pleasant wait staff. Always enjoy visiting

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I was going to celebrate anniversary there, but the staff were so rude and didn’t let us drink without ordering food as soon as we arrived. They were very unprofessional and didn’t know how to manage the situation. Terrible experience there.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Weekend away night out

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice afternoon, our waiter a kid from Mexico ( couldn't catch his name ) was fantastic,he went above and beyond. Food was excellent and atmosphere was lovely.

    Café en SeineResponded on June 13, 2022

    Thank you for the nice review.

  27. MB

    MaryB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Food and Ambience Waiter service also excellent and very friendly Very attentive but not too invasive

    Café en SeineResponded on June 12, 2022

    Thank you for the nice review Mary.

  28. m

    mame

    Frankfurt

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect service, good lunch and fine cocktails

  29. GM

    GeraldM

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    We arrived on time at 8.30pm. We ordered drinks and food quickly. My daughter ended up with the wrong drink it should have been for the next table. We had three snacks which were tasty. We sat waiting for our main course but sadly despite asking three different staff it did not arrive. We left at 10.10pm disappointed. The staff were apologetic and only charged for our drinks but we were disappointed

  30. RL

    RachelL

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our food was delicious and the cocktails were so yummy. Staff was accommodating and made us feel welcomed. If we come back to Dublin again I’d love to come back.

    Café en SeineResponded on June 12, 2022

    Thank you for the nice review Rachel.

  31. ML

    MarianL

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our most favourite place to go.Food is always lovely just enough to satisfy. The staff are so friendly and always up for a chat.

    Café en SeineResponded on June 12, 2022

    Thank you for the lovely review Marian.

  32. RD

    RachelD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for a midweek lunch. Gorgeous food, great drinks and the service was excellent!

    Café en SeineResponded on June 12, 2022

    Thank you for the nice review Rachel.

  33. R

    Renatzz

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great experience. Easy booking and friendly staff, good food.

  34. SW

    ShannonW

    Westmeath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff are so friendly, food is amazing and the atmosphere is great . The gnocchi is to die for

    Café en SeineResponded on June 9, 2022

    Thank you for the nice review Shannon.

  35. MT

    MargueriteT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was a lovely experience I have been in your restaurant for lunch, but not for dinner on both occasions I found the staff and food excellent. I requested a table towards the end of the restaurant and I got what I requested. When we had to leave our table for 9.15 we were given a table up stairs to continue our celebrations . It was a great birthday celebration.

    Café en SeineResponded on June 9, 2022

    Thank you for the nice review Marguerite.

  36. JM

    JoanM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Lovely staff. Food was ok but average. Not background music .

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Was a fantastic brunch

    Café en SeineResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Food was cold . Awful to taste. Wouldn’t recommend

  39. RA

    RichardA

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Good food and a good atmosphere. Service slightly erratic but not a big issue. For example mains arrived very swiftly after starters but desserts took an age. Similarly a cocktail arrived swiftly but the bottle of red for the others took a while. Would go back when next in Dublin though

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation and new job :)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Café en Seine is rated 4.5 stars by 1409 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Café en Seine

40 Dawson Street Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 A526

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dawson Street

  • Neighborhood

    Dawson Street

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is on street Parking, around the corner on St Annes Lane available to the public. There are two multi storey car parks within a 3 minute walk from Cafe En Seine - Q Park Dawson Street and Q Park Setanta.

  • Public transit

    Nearest bus stop Mansion House

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Gibson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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