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Chez Max

1 Palace St., Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 (0)1 633 7215
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Ranked #692 of 1,829 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $147
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

As far as French restorants go, this one, in the Heart of Dublin has managed to have me come back over and over again. The mussels and the Steak and lovely, But the breast of duck cooked in Red wine is another story entirely! I didnt believe that mean can melt on ones mouth untill i have tried this divine... More

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Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have enjoyed lunch in this branch of Chez Max on several occasions, and each time there have been French people eating there. A good sign. The music, decor and French-speaking staff remind me of memorable lunches in Paris. Last week my husband, son and I met there after a tour of the wonderful A to Z exhibition in the... More

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It was my second time there and the service was fab. The food and wine was fab. Ive asked for the cheese and cherries in pastry, some salad and pesto...OMG..it was just the same as the first time weve been there. My bf asked for cheese (cant remember the name) the portion was small but the taste again...amazing. my only... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

really tasty food with a lovely atmosphere- delicious deserts and coffee often get a take away coffee and desert and have in chester beaty garden

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I dined in chez max tonight and never again. We were shown to a table for three where one of the company faced a wall for the evening. As I had booked a table well in advance I asked to be moved, only to be told that this was the only available table, next to a door which opened and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have to say Chez Max is the only place in central Dublin that has never disappointed me. Whether its a coffee or lunch or dinner the food is always so very very tasty. The lunchtime dish of the day is great value and yummy with my plate empty at the end. Staff are friendly and welcoming and service efficient.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our impression - they do not know what the french cuisine is. We ordered three courses - snails, onion soup, beef bourguignon. No one was matched tastes of the same courses we ate in France. Snails we even returned since there was not enough salt and garlic and it was overcooked. Taste of soup was very poor too. The only... More

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Galway
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A group of us from work ate here for lunch. There was a mussles for starters. Three ordered the chicken legs with sauteed potatoes -when they arrived it was a chicken leg with stewed veg - no potatoes - they would be charged as extra. I got the fish duo on stewed veg. Fish was hot veg was cold -... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We have always loved Chez Max but were disappointed on our most recent visit. We found the menu was very limited there were no specials on . They would need to update their menu. The atmosphere is as good as ever as is the service.

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I didnt want to write this review in case it became so popular i wouldnt get a booking! Well here it is: I made a request for a large table as we two diners are large men...they obliged and two well priced gls of Macon village white brought us into our starter we both had. Crab and artichoke mousse in... More

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