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Chez Max, Dublin, Leinster
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Chez Max

4.4
4.4
648 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

10:30 PM


Booked 10 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 648 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Dublin 2

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. P

    Paul

    Dublin

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Just not good enough. French onion soup was very poor, onions not caramelised, no gruyere cheese but grated emmental cheese with croutons from a packet. What a joke. Steak was poor, frites were cold and a ridiculous salad (wrong leaves and no French dressing but some tomato!). I guess the chef has never been to France!
  2. MO

    MaryO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Friendly place Hearty food. Another non meat dish would be wonderful. Merci Chez Max!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and ambiance was good for a date night.
  4. FC

    FranceC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good address for French expats who miss French food but also for people who want to taste French cuisine. I really enjoyed my St Marcelin fondu au vin blanc, this starter was amazing, I must admit that I came for it. I wish I had a bigger portion or another St Marcelin (I'm gourmand, sorry lol). The team was very nice. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  5. JF

    JoanF

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed the food & will definitely be back.
  6. J

    Jenny

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food, staff and ambiance. Portions not massive but perfectly adequate. Where we were sitting was a bit chilly when the front door opened and closed as waiting staff attended to clients outside. I'd still go back though!
  7. s

    stevec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal. Great choice and very helpful and friendly staff. Will definitely be back very soon
  8. FW

    FW62

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant lived up to the high standards that we have come to know and love. Perfect for our special occasion. The food was delicious and the service attentive.
  9. R

    Rynnesy

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was lovely. Service was quick. Thought Maitre D’ could have been a little friendlier. Ambiance wasn’t super.
  10. MM

    MaoMark

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine recommendation was spot on and the coffee was beautiful. Lovely staff, cosy spot, perfect for a date. Will be back.
  11. SM

    ShirleyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Delicious meal. You need to be hungry to manage 3 courses 😊
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time coming here and just as excellent as the first - such a unique and wonderful dining experience. The beef bourguignon is my favorite. Service is perfect

    Chez MaxResponded on December 31, 2022Merci Happy new year and see you next year !

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Unusually poor for this restaurant…Roast beef was served as pastrami….sun dried tomatoes were served hard ….not rehydrated ….Croque Monsieur served cold and not toasted on one side …..disappointing

    Chez MaxResponded on December 31, 2022Hello , My chef and I are sorry to Hear that , we are hoping you will give us another chance , Merci For your feedback.

  14. HM

    HelenM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It feels like we escaped to Paris for a few hours last week! Just a great experience - great food, friendly helpful staff, good value. Nothing more to want!
  15. SD

    SharonD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myself and my daughter had a super time on Christmas Eve. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and service

    Chez MaxResponded on December 31, 2022Thank you Sharon we are happy you enjoyed with us !

  16. NK

    NiamhK

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve in, “Chez Max” was a complete delight. Great atmosphere, sumptuous food and beverages. Staff are so lovely and efficient.

    Chez MaxResponded on December 31, 2022Thank you ! Joyeuse fetes !!!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dundalk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic all round. Friendly attentive staff, superb food.And Al lm at a reasonable price.

    Chez MaxResponded on December 31, 2022Merci , Happy new year !

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here every 23rd December and just love it. Very French. Great staff and lovely food

    Chez MaxResponded on December 31, 2022Merci ! so see you the next year but don't wait 1 year !!!

  19. EB

    EndaB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and value for money

    Chez MaxResponded on December 31, 2022Merci beaucoup Enda !

  20. WI

    WINOBOT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always wanted to try Chex Max and was not disappointed.
  21. SM

    SharonM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a fab lunch in the authentic and wonderful atmosphere of Chez Max. Really courteous staff and chilled out feel in this lovely French bistro merci beaucoup
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little piece of France in the middle of Dublin. Excellent staff. Always an enjoyable experience from brunch to dinner, it’s a winner.

    Chez MaxResponded on December 31, 2022Merci Beaucoup, Happy new year and see you next year !

  23. CL

    CatherineL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Staff were excellent, food was good but not great, heating wasn’t working but the staff were fantastic and got it working again, nice ambience but food could’ve have been better
  24. JF

    JeanetteF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an institution in Dublin, I was delighted to see that it had aged so well. The food was really tasty and good value and the staff were wonderful.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Disappointing experience. I booked a table with friends only to be told that they would still have to pay for a set menu despite only wanting starters. This was not clear when I made the reservation. Management were really inflexible and dismissive. Several tables including the table I booked were not ready when I arrived. It felt chaotic and disorganised. They wasted my time and energy and ruined a reunion with friends I had not seen in a long time. Customer service was rude and I was expecting more. Service with a little more compassion and flexibility would have gone a long way. Disappointing.

    Chez MaxResponded on December 22, 2022Hello Alice, Concerning the set Dinner Menu it's the policy of the restaurant since few years and no one complain about that with the prices in Dublin I think it's fair. Secondly you wished only Drinks as you said to my waitress because you were going to another restaurant after, and like our website stipulate we are a Restaurant and not a Cocktail bar. And for Finish you were seated at 7.05 pm i think you can understand it's December the Busiest Period Sorry for your disappointment .

  26. SM

    SMcG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, service and ambience. Such a lovely restaurant.

    Chez MaxResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you , Joyeux Noel !!!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience in Chez Max this week. The food, service and atmosphere was perfect, could not fault our evening!

    Chez MaxResponded on December 23, 2022Merci , Merry Christmas !!!

  28. MN

    MarkN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great rare steak. Great service on a very busy day. Very efficient.

    Chez MaxResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you Mark , Hope to see you soon!

  29. FD

    FifiDublin

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Had Christmas lunch here. Nothing special on for occasion but had a nice meal. Friend had beef bourguignon which was delicious. I had moules frites, a large portion, i couldn’t finish. i probably pref moules marinières but it was nice and chips were excellent.

    Chez MaxResponded on December 22, 2022Thank you for your feedback , Everything is Homemade ! Merry Christmas.

  30. AB

    AmyB

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality food, staff were very friendly. Would recommend

    Chez MaxResponded on December 22, 2022Merci Amy, Merry Christmas !!!!!

  31. DC

    DarrenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think we found real French cuisine at its finest and the staff are exceptionally helpful and pleasant couldn’t recommend more

    Chez MaxResponded on December 22, 2022MERCI !!!!!! See you Soon Darren

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We were outside at the back - it was cold, and they should offer blankets. The food was good, but portions were small and lacked vegetables and went cold quickly. Would only go again if I booked seating inside.
  33. LT

    LindseyT

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    great atmosphere on the terrace...................

    Chez MaxResponded on December 22, 2022Thank you Lindsey!!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely dining experience! The food was amazing and the staff was great.
  35. SD

    SharonD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic tasty meal in a great setting. Staff were very professional and very attentive but not in your face. Really enjoyed the food which was full of taste and plenty to eat. Will definitely be back and will definitely recommend to others.

    Chez MaxResponded on December 22, 2022Thank you Sharon we are happy you enjoyed with us!!!

  36. SG

    ShaneG

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Usually good, on this occasion the food was terribly poor, cold and tasteless. Service is good, pleasant staff and lovely interior. All badly let down by unloved and over priced food.

    Chez MaxResponded on December 22, 2022Hello , My chef and I are sorry to heart that, as a customer must have the best experience with us . Thank you for your feedback , hope we will reach your expectation the next time!

  37. N

    Nollaig

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good prices, and a very good buzz about the restaurant. Loved the food. Disappointed there was no "special" of the day.

    Chez MaxResponded on December 22, 2022Thank you, Problem with the supplier, December time wasn't our fault , the next time for sure we will have it !

  38. SD

    SusanD

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We have been there many times before but felt food not as good as normal
  39. CC

    ColetteC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good choice on lunch menu, staff very friendly and professional, lovely atmosphere .. would definitely return to Chez Max.
  40. JB

    JamieB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing dinner and catch up with my sister this week at Chez Max. Will happily

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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 4.4 stars by 648 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 10 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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