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Chez Max, Dublin, Leinster

Chez Max

4.4
4.4
537 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 633 7215

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 537 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Dublin 2

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. DC

    DaraC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Nothing special. The food was not very hot when served and overall the taste was mediocre at best.
  2. JF

    JoFin

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely little spot, throughly enjoyable. Food is delicious & good value. Been a couple of time & will definitely go back.
  3. CS

    CathalS

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is no better way to slide into autumn than drinking a tasty glass of red wine and eating a warming bowl of deliciously dark french onion soup!! My only worry is that my next trip to Paris will be a disappointment as Chez Max is setting my expectations for French food and wine too high.
  4. IP

    IanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super food, charming staff and a two course lunch with drinks at a very competitive price.
  5. KB

    KenB

    Western NC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! French bistro atmosphere was awesome. Noisy and energetic, and fun!
  6. GC

    GerC

    Dundalk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very good overall apart from having to ask for water 3 times which got a bit trying. Should be put on the table from the word go as far as I'm concerned.
  7. E

    Effy

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Reasonably authentic French food in a cute ambiance
  8. K

    Kenny

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    As close as you will get to a Parisian bistro in Ireland. Simple and good menu and excellent quality food. Dessert menu could be more inspiring. Wines very good.
  9. E

    Emma

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily one of the best restaurants in Dublin, lovely food and great service
  10. CC

    ColinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A restaurant with real French character - always try to visit when in Dublin and would recommend
  11. HJ

    HilaryJ

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and lovely French atmosphere. Service was excellent. Definitely will be back
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Had to send a meal back as it was cold and there was a lot of confusion over who was serving and who wasn’t. Two staff members we asked said “sorry we can’t take your order”. Staff were super friendly but the service itself wasn’t good. Food was nice too. Setting is fantastic.
  13. J

    Jossie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Some of the food portions are tiny. I had to get some of my daughter's and son's soup as mine left me unsatisfied...it was beautiful, but definitely not enough of it for the price it was... .it was very disappointing and the subject of our conversation during our starters...
  14. OR

    ORLAK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. I had the duck for mains which was perfect. Wine list pricey but good. Atmosphere buzzing and entertaining.
  15. CP

    CathyP

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Not like it used to be, so we were disappointed. There is an air of haste and no sense of relaxing and savouring the food. We were seated so close to neighbouring tables that no private conversation was possible. Staff were smiling but confused our order. My Belgian companion was astounded that a portion of mayonnaise could not be served with his fries. An Aperol was not available as an aperitif. There was a fairly frantic amount of communication about punishment for not turning up and warning that the table was ours for an hour and 45 minutes only. Maybe management is under financial pressure after Covid, but the experience last night will kill the goose which used to lay such perfect golden eggs. It used to be our place for couple dinner, but not anymore.
  16. AM

    AlexandraM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a great place, food and atmosphere is amazing
  17. KD

    KennyD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We have a lovely relaxed lunch at Chez Max...the ambiance and service was great . One of us had the Mussels....which were a little disappointing...but he did finish the plate...Price wise it was a bit on the steep side for lunch but in truth it wont stop us returning.
  18. LB

    LionelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant restaurant with quality meals. Du goût, des produits sains et frais. Un super moment.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food and always a good French ambiance
  20. DR

    DeeR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and wine were fantastic! I would go back and recommend it to others
  21. IQ

    IreneQ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I have been to Chez Max about 3 times in the past and have been satisfied with the food and the fabulous ambiance however, my last couple of visits have not been good. The service was inefficient and chaotic and the food substandard. I brought two friends who had never been to Chez Max last evening and they also we’re frustrated with the staff. The evening was not value for money and I won’t be back.
  22. GG

    GeraldineG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great ambience. Some nice touches with food and service. Noisy!
  23. WH

    WillieH

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the food was delicious and good quality, service was attentive and the value good.
  24. BS

    BernadetteS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite restaurants in town. Fantastic food and service as always.
  25. G

    Gerry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great friendly restaurant, fabulous food,and excellent service
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    French onion soup - portion too small. Bowl was half full Service lacking attention.
  27. NR

    NiamhR

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Spot, busy but food cones out quickly and everything was very tasty.
  28. AZ

    ArturZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent quality food, good selection of wines, very nice decor, good service. The best French restaurant in Dublin!
  29. E

    Ellie

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Fruit flies everywhere, we reseated twice but each time spotted 20 or so flies near or at our seat. Full on infestation. We were ushered to occupy a seat outside after alterting our server to the issue(who did not apologise) to a rain soaked seat which was actively getting rained upon. Left without dining.
  30. PC

    PaulC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely restaurant. Great staff and friendly service. I would say they bring the food too quickly (better than too slow I know) but it does feel a little rushed with your main coming almost immediately after starter. That said food is lovely and good value.
  31. S

    Sean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly a great spot for casual/ date. Would really recommend, food is great and staff are very polite Thanks very much
  32. C

    Clio

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Food good. Service was a big let down. Three times items were forgotten. Hassled to finish and pay after 50 mins in the restaurant ….still eating at the time. Tables were a bit on top of each other so effectively had companions for our meal. We like Chez Max and will continue to support but you need to stay focused on your customer.
  33. S

    Siun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent staff. Portions a little on the small side for the prices but food absolutely delicious. Love the french vibes.
  34. PC

    PeterC

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, amazing!!!
  35. s

    stax

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service! Would love to return. It did get a bit loud outside seating but still tolerable.
  36. KK

    KevinK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fabulous restaurant. You would think you were in the centre of Paris.
  37. J

    John

    N. Ireland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A glorious bistro experience in the heart of Dublin. Superb experience.
  38. GQ

    GavanQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to disappoint. Authentic French cuisine at reasonable prices.
  39. GH

    GrainneH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous restaurant and friendly staff, we will be back.
  40. A

    Alfie

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I've been twice since covid lock down lifted and the new menu of 2 course at €35 or 3 course at at €40 doesn't work for me. I'll be giving it a wide break for now. I like to picking & choose courses individually based on cost. Despite my feedback the restaurant is busy.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

Chez Max is rated 4.4 stars by 537 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Chez Max

1 Palace Street, Dublin, Leinster D02KF98

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dame Street

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 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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