Café en Seine

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223 Reviews
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€31 to €50
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Modern European
This is the newly re-imagined 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 new dining experience to Dublin, head chef Stephen Gibson and his team have created a menu that reflects the ever-changing tastes of Irish palates. 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.

* Please note bookings on Opentable are strictly for dining in the restaurant only. For event bookings or enquiries, please email bookings@cafeenseine.ie * 12.5% Service charge applicable for groups of 6 or more. Children are welcome until 8pm. Tables will be held for 15 mins from confirmed booking time.​ Cancellations less than 24 hours before a booking, result in a 10 euro pp charge.
What 223 People Are Saying
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ME
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

A bit too noisy, very hard to chat, but enjoyed the evening all the same. Pinot Grigio not great. Service excellent. Duck okay but needed something extra, potato maybe

T
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The refurbishment of the bar and now restaurant is lovely. We were a group of 4 there on a busy Saturday night so the service was perhaps not as attentive as it could have been. The food and drinks were lovely. The menu basic but something for all tastes. Overall a nice night out with friends to catch up.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely family meal... great food and staff were very attentive...👍

NH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely beautiful and the service was second to none!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in a great place

MH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the newly renovated bar. Friday evening reservation and the place was buzzing. Left by 9pm but overall food was excellent and atmosphere was good. Wine bottles slightly pricey but Dublin prices are out of control!

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff who made our day even more special

FA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riccardo served us and he was brilliant !
This is my second time at Café en Seine and certainly won't be last.

m
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was fabulous and the staff were excellent and made our night so enjoyable

MR
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had a nice lunch during a busy Saturday afternoon. We ordered an appetiser to share followed by two main courses. We had a long wait for the appetiser but when it finally arrived it wasn’t on the table 2 minutes when the mains arrived. We didn’t want to bring the mains back coz they would dry out so we had them but the manager complimented the appetiser which was good as we were t really able to enjoy it. Just a communication mix up I guess.

Café en Seine
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Maria, We're sorry that there were issues with the service on your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our customers an excellent experience so we are disappointed that we failed to do that on this occasion. We have taken your feedback on board so that we can ensure a similar instance does not reoccur. In the meantime, we hope you will accept our apologies. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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LR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

very disappointed with the menu ( for a Sunday Brunch),
Limited space to hang jackets,
no waitress at the main entrance.

PC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another wonderful Birthday Celebration at Cafe en Seine - our wonderful waitress Laura is the reason we returnt time and time again. Great staff - wonderful food and amazing Athmosphere , I will return time & time again especially if Laura is going to look after our table. Kind Regards Patricia Clifford- Clifford Antiques

E
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely Setting and service very good. Food was only ok.

Café en Seine
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the feedback Ellen.

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OT
N. Ireland
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous!

Café en Seine
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for the feedback!

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RP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely meal last Saturday. The restaurant area is vibrant with good music but not too loud. I had tuna sashimi and monkfish with risotto, both excellent. My partner had salt cod beignets followed by striploin stake with chips and onion rings. We were too full for dessert! The food was excellent, as was the service. Good wine list, we chose a lovely Cotes de Rhone. Will definitely be back, thank you!

Café en Seine
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for the great review Roising, we will pass it onto the rest of the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Will definitely be back! Nicest Eggs Royale ever ❤️

Café en Seine
Responded on October 29, 2019

That's great to hear! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

All good
Food and services very good

Café en Seine
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for the review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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N
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unglaublich schönes Restaurant, tolle Atmosphäre, sehr nettes und aufmerksames Personal. Die Küche ist ebenso hervorragend, absolut empfehlenswert!

Café en Seine
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the great review Nathalie. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Unfortunately, the service was rude and the food was absolutely terrible. Fun restaurant space but not worth it for the poor food. We got several appetizers and dishes which we were all disappointed with. Would not go again!

Café en Seine
Responded on October 29, 2019

Hi Camille, We're sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the service and food on your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our customers an excellent experience so we are disappointed that we failed to do that on this occasion. We have taken your feedback on board so that we can ensure a similar instance does not reoccur. In the meantime, we hope you will accept our apologies. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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L
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were excellent, so was the food. Definitely be back.

Café en Seine
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you Lukey, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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AL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, food excellent service super thanks will be back soon

Café en Seine
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for the review Aaron, we will pass it onto the rest of the team.

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J
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing makeover I didn’t recognise the inside at all. We were early so had a drink and the waiter that checked us in was superb he found us when table ready and we had a nice table. Service excellent food lovely but it was absolutely packed and so noisy in all areas definitely the place to be seen.

Café en Seine
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for the review Julia, we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very professional staff that really enjoy their job. Very friendly too!

Café en Seine
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for the feedback Shauna. Best wishes, The Cafe En Seine team

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CW
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top quality, lovely staff who couldn’t do enough for us. Food was excellent which all made for a perfect birthday night. Thank you!

Café en Seine
Responded on October 22, 2019

We're happy to hear you had a great birthday with us Caoimhe! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, The Cafe En Seine team

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was very good and our service was fantastic. The food was outstanding, albeit a little pricey.

Café en Seine
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for the review Mindy, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your recent meal with us. Best wishes, The Cafe En Seine team

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AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was extremely slow

Café en Seine
Responded on October 22, 2019

Hi Amy, We're sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the service on your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our customers an excellent experience so we are disappointed that we failed to do that on this occasion. We have taken your feedback on board so that we can ensure a similar instance does not reoccur. In the meantime, we hope you will accept our apologies. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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GM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

The connect was very good and was very accommodative. We enjoyed both Bar and Dinner at table.Very effecient and friendly team.

Café en Seine
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! Have a great day, Cafe En Seine

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D
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great dinner in the restaurant here. The place is massive but has many separate more intimate spaces. The food and service were great.

Café en Seine
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for the feedback Daniel.

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HK
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very nice place but not good food. Gambas to start was very plain, fresh prawns but no taste , veal Ragu was veal and plain pasta there was no sauce at all on this. My partner ordered fish and chips. We had our starters and waited for the mains to arrive. Two large groups sat down for dinner also and ordered food after we did. After about a 20 min wait we were then told by the waiter there was no fish and chips left and he had to choose something else. I’m the mean time the two large groups of people had fish and chips brought to them. He ordered duck, this was again good quality meat but tasteless with no sauce only served with risotto which was not mentioned on the menu. When the waiter brought our mains he said “fish and chips” as he put down the duck and continued to laugh. 100 euro for 1 star food. Very unimpressed and will not be back again , this is such a let down from the previous quality of food before it was renovated.

Café en Seine
Responded on October 16, 2019

Hi, We're sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our customers an excellent experience so we are disappointed that we failed to do that on this occasion. We have taken your feedback on board so that we can ensure a similar instance does not reoccur. In the meantime, we hope you will accept our apologies. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Beautiful place, fabulous food and drinks.
Great atmosphere

Café en Seine
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you for the review Shane, we look forward to seeing you again.

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EF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Staff incredibly helpful. Will definitely be back

Café en Seine
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you for the kind words Evelyn, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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NP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Food was one of the best in Dublin.

Café en Seine
Responded on October 16, 2019

That's very nice of you to say Nicolas! We will pass it onto the rest of the team. Best wishes, Cafe En Seine

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a
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered the burger and it was very very dry i only had 2 bites, i have had better burgers from a pub for less money. Service was great and i loved the ambiance of the restaurant but the quality of food was not great

Café en Seine
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hi, We're sorry to hear that you had a negative experience on your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our guests excellent food so we have noted this departure from our usual standards of service so we can ensure it does not occur again. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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ML
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, great atmosphere, excellent service.

Café en Seine
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you for the great review, we will pass on your feedback to the team.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster roll is incredible 😍 great food, great service, lovely atmosphere.

Café en Seine
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for the great review, we will pass it onto the team.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had lunch, and the service however, our waiter suggested a side of grilled broccoli that was delicious. Having a bit of space left my friend & I opted for dessert. She had a Knickerbockers Glory, that was glorious indeed. I went for the coffee ice cream sandwich which I'm sure needs to be left out of the freezer to soften, mine sadly was too melted and not even cold. So, all-in-all. Not the best lunch, but the menu reads well & will try again with hope for a better experience next time.

Café en Seine
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for the review Mart. We're sorry that your ice cream sandwich was melted. We will pass your feedback onto the team to ensure it doesn't happen again. Best wishes, Cafe En Seine

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AJ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with a very good atmosphere. Food was very good also

CW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great dining experience, great food, was disappointed that we were awaiting 13 euros change from our bill and the waiter never returned our change and took it as a tip without asking, we were going to leave a tip but thought this was totally unacceptable behaviour, shame really as everything else was great.

Café en Seine
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi Ceri, I've passed this onto our team. Would you be able to email bookings@cafeenseine.ie with this review so we can investigate it further please? Thank you, The Cafe En Seine team

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Cafe en Seine looks good. Decor and Ambience are great however noise level so high we were almost shouting at a table of 4. Food good in general but burger was dry and disappointing and was sent back to the kitchen.

Café en Seine
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi, We're sorry to hear that you had a negative experience on your recent visit. Our aim is to offer all of our guests excellent service so we have noted this departure from our usual standards of service so we can ensure it does not occur again. Best wishes, The Cafe en Seine Team

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OT
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They've really upped their food game in here since reopening. We got a selection of small plates to share and each dish was excellent. The wine selection and cocktails are also very good.

Café en Seine
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for the great review, we will pass it onto the team! We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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