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Chez Max, Dublin, Leinster

Chez Max

4.5
4.5
413 Reviews
€31 to €50
French

Chez Max Palace Street is located in Dublin City Centre just beside the Dublin Castle. Discover the French restaurant, bistrot, & cafe. Enjoy our front terrace and heated back garden.

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Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 633 7215

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 413 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dublin 2

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. P

    Patrickd

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    One of my favourites - lovely authentic restaurant, great food and staff, very well priced

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing one of my favourite places to eat in Dublin 💕

  3. J

    James

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Great food, very busy but the staff are really great.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing 🤩🤩🤩

  5. MQ

    MaryQ

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very French atmosphere, food and wine were delicious. A must try in Dublin. Staff were very polite

  6. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience2

    Our booking was 6 pm. We were in on time. Food was nice, service very poor. In the middle of our desert waiter ask us would we mind to pay our bill in 5-10min and finish our desert outside cause they want to give that table to someone else. Place wasn't even full 😂 We were in the place to be exact 53 min. I think we did quit well to finish all 3 course meal (my friend had 2 glass of wine) in this speedy time . Definitely ruined our date night. Also I am 7 month pregnant. Wanted traditional french experience definitely got it 😂

  7. B

    Bernie66

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A little bit of Paris in Dublin. Really enjoyable, delicious food, lovely ambiance- although some tables are very close to each other. Have been here multiple times and have never had a bad experience.

    Chez MaxResponded 1 day ago

    Merci!!

  8. CO

    CatherineO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Hi there I went for my usual 2 plates which were the French onion soup and the mussels. Normally, I’m VERY satisfied but yesterday’s soup was awful! It was watery, with few onions and nonexistent Gruyère on the toasts. Very disappointing. The mussels were lovely but arrived cold. I will be back though so don’t worry. Maybe chef was having a bad night. Merci & au revoir Cathrine

  9. S

    Siobhan

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We sat outside as it was a lovely day, but they were playing a radio station rather than music, and it was loud and distracting. The pork and fondue starters were so tasty, and the mussels for the main were delicious and a really generous portion. The beef in the beef bourguignon was really tough and hard to eat. We were there for dinner and would have preferred an a la carte menu to a set menu. Also the price list for the wine differs from whats online and it would have been nice if there were more affordable options.

  10. AP

    AnnP

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Well staff were fine but food was variable. A rather dry and tough Boeuf Bourgogne and “weary” frites with the mussels.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect experience for a date

  12. C

    Cpritch

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous! everything 5* food amazing service excellent coffee superb best meal had for a long time thank you to the chef & all staff

  13. CS

    CamilleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place, lovely staff crew and superb food! We will definitely return!

  14. PC

    PeterC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic guys. Late arriving at 3pm, manager looked after us and it was greatly appreciated. Food, service, value, ambience all fantastic. Keep up the great work. Peter Corrigan

  15. C

    Chips

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very pleasant terrace table - screened from street noise and wind but enjoying full mid-day sun. Friendly and efficient service. Food excellent. We find Dublin wine prices exorbitant (government tax takes a whack) but the wines again were delicious. An altogether very pleasant and memorable hour . Looked as if several diners were regulars: always a good sign.

  16. C

    stephenC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    very enjoyable as always, its a lovely little spot with very very good food, i use it regularly for entertaining

  17. JC

    JennyC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meal, authentically French. Had the French Onion soup, mould frites, and a lovely bottle of Rose to complement perfectly. Staff were lovely, decor nice, with a few outdoor tables if the weather suits.

  18. DQ

    DeirdreQ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Greeting & seating on arrival was abrupt and somewhat rude . Service was slow but food was delicious and was very good value .

  19. C

    Clareville

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really good classic boeuf Bourguignon, full of taste of red wine as it should be. Slightly small cheese board but good quality. Nice service, very friendly.

  20. MH

    MichaelH

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Treat night.Having finally made it after changing booking 3 times because of issues on our side, Sorry and thanks for understanding It was well worth the wait Beautiful food and Wine Our service which was excellent could not have been more friendly Well done

  21. D

    Dorthe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and friendly staff. Recommendable. 👍👍

  22. E

    Elizabeth1951

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    It is our favourite restaurant in Dublin but we were disappointed last night. They were extremely busy and staff were under pressure. But it was the food that disappointed. The cod for mains was tepid as was the crab starter. Overall it was very expensive for what we got

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place to relax and have a lovely evening. Great food friendly staff and good value. Definitely recommend

  24. DB

    DeclanB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This felt like being in France, albeit a touristy bit of France. The place itself felt welcoming and looked how we expected and wanted it to look. The staff were friendly and attentive. The ambience was very comfortable and the food delicious. The service was very quick. This reflects the restaurant’s location. 3 courses for €40 was good value in our opinion. The wine is not overly expensive and the organic Malbec we had was marvellous. All in all we really enjoyed ourselves and will return. We are happy to recommend this place to anyone.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall lovely experience. Food was delicious, good value for money. Wine was nice. Service was excellent, very attentive staff. Great ambience. Would definitely recommend and definitely return!

  26. MC

    MargaretC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We really enjoyed our evening at Chez Max apart from the fact when we had finished our meal the 4 of us were asked to vacate our table at 7.30 to sit outside. We still had our bottle of wine to finish and we were all going to a concert at 8pm. The manager ushered us to the seating on the street away from the canopied heated exterior of the restaurant and it was extremely windy ,when we stated we wanted to remain at a small table in the shelter under the canopy the manager was very aggrieved and rude with us. There was no-one queuing at this time for tables and we only wanted to finish our wine with the 20 mins we had left before going to show in Vicor St.

  27. CD

    CharlotteD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

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    Elizabeth

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Heaters on thankfully and warming French onion soup on a cold day. Chez Max is always a good idea!

  29. T

    Tyrophile

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A trusted locale for enjoyable food, pleasant settings and fun. Always pleased to have gone and to take others there.

  30. d

    donaldk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    How very disappointing.. The waiter leaned across me on 2 occasions to retrieve wine from the shelf next to our table, unacceptable. The french onion soup was served with croutons on the side, and a small ramekin of cheese, I have never had it without the cheese gratin on top, I mentioned this to the waitress and the manager arrived and was all but rude about it, stating the kitchen was too small to offer this, and then that this was a particular style from sth west france. Our steak frites was the final straw, with only 1/3 of the steak edible, the rest was gristle and fat.. There is certainly room for improvement here... the decor and bistro is charming.. and could be so much better.

  31. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A truly French experience with wonderful food and wine.

  32. SM

    SylvieM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I have been a regular customer since l arrived in this country. I really appreciate the casual atmosphere of the restaurant and the friendliness and smiles of the young people working there. Longue vie à cette institution qu'est Chez Max!

  33. A

    Anon

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience2

    Was so cramped we couldn’t hear each other and had to leave

  34. SM

    SophieM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely spot and the food was amazing, would highly recommend

  35. KB

    KamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    All I can say it is a fantastic place with fantastic atmosphere. It takes You directly into France with ambient atmosphere and jazz music in the background. Food was delicious but was a bit disappointed that could only choose from Lunch Menu as we came at approx.3.30pm and choice was limited, thought everything was delicious and we were well looked after. A gem of a place. Will come back for definite as my wife was so happy that She kept talking about it for hours after we left...

  36. C

    Cmcf

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and good food. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening

  37. LR

    LenaR

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Very mediocre food, the starter (Goat's cheese) was particularly unpleasant, cold, basic, not great tasting...the side 'salad' greens it came with pesto was lidl quality (which is alright for home cooking, but should be shameful for a restaurant). Anyone could cook better at home and definitely not worth it. Cod was okay, but also underwhelming. All and all, 100EU for a dinner for two with 2 glasses of wine and 2 beers. Wouldn't be back for food, but they have a nice atmosphere outside.

  38. J

    Jacob

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The duck was incredible! French Onion soup was also wonderful.

  39. BW

    BrianW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and atmosphere. The staff were really friendly, and there was very little waiting time between ordering and receiving our food. We'll definitely be back!

  40. MX

    MichaelXF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Seating is very tight inside and tables are very small. Staff are under pressure and the welcome was ok but only ok. Next time I would wait for a day to sit outside or book a time that is definitely off peak.

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  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

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Chez Max is rated 4.5 stars by 413 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Chez Max

1 Palace Street Dublin, Leinster D02KF98

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dame Street

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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