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Chez Max

1 Palace Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 633 7215
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“onion soup” (21 reviews)
“moules frites” (12 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1 Palace Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved the decor and the location is perfect to stop and take a brake from all the walking around.Great coffee, friendly staff.We went almost every day while we were in Dublin though we never had anything to eat since the hour was never appropiate...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nagia Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food could be much better. Its not so good as most critics said. I ve been in much better french restaurants. We tried the early bird option, but not a sstisfied one, 20€ for an onion soup and beef in red wine.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ChrisAporellis
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 6 on a Saturday night, when we arrived we were brought to our table and then waited for 40 mins for our order to be taken, as we were ordering the girl had no pen and said she would remember...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dublindeegan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon Chez Max (not after too many Guinness) for lunch. The menu looked appealing. We sat down, service was friendly. It was the waiters second shift but he seemed to have pretty good knowledge. We ordered the goats cheese starter to share, it was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 538milliel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A decent cheap cut of steak, but I ordered blue and got medium-rare. Thin/small steak. Very good fries and a nice glass of Costières du Nîmes. Tasty pepper sauce. Great little bistro (very French) for watching the world go by - al fresco is by...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tony A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been told how nice this place was and reading reviews I am really disappointed with chez max. We had a booking for 5:30 which I made day before and understand that it was for busy Saturday evening. However upon arrival after giving booking details...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank misterro28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to Chez Max a few years ago and remembering how good it was, I brought my partner here for their birthday. I was extremely disappointed with the food quality and the very poor value for money. My main course (a fish stew which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Chez M, Manager at Chez Max, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear customer, We are really sorry to hear about your negative experience. As regard to the fish stew, we can assure you that we get fresh delivery of fish everyday. The duck main is always serve pink, that is how the chef recommends it so...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Great location and atmosphere. The staff here are welcoming and attentive. Food and wine top quality and very reasonably priced. Definately worth visiting.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wildrover56
Chez M, Gérant at Chez Max, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thanks a lot for your positive review ! It means a lot to know you enjoyed the service as well as our food and wine. See you soon at Chez Max!

Reviewed 21 October 2018

We've walked by this cafe many many times and finally decided to try it yesterday. We sat outside as the day was beautiful. Situated right at the gates to Dublin Castle its a perfect spot to watch the world go by.... and it does! Loads...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dowley
Chez M, Gérant at Chez Max, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your review Dowley. Glad to hear you enjoyed the famous " Che Max' terasse people watching" and liked your food. We take notes of your other comment carefully. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 18 October 2018

We visited this lovely little spot for lunch the other day and it suddenly reminded us of the small "cafes" in Paris we were in 2 weeks before. Food was lovely and tasty, price was reasonnable. Service could be improved but still our waitress was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dream825740
Chez M, Gérant at Chez Max, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your comment and feedback Harison. Very happy to hear our restaurant reminded you of Paris, that is what we are trying to re-create at the heart of Dublin, with our French-speaking staff and homemade food. We take note on your comment...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$37 - US$147
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Palace Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 633 7215
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