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Chez Max

#268 of 1,948 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
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1 Palace Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 (0)1 633 7215
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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County Wicklow
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this restaurant with friends recently for dinner. Ambiance was fine and staff were friendly and efficient. The food was poor. My steak was thin and gristly, the chips were soggy and luke warm and the wine, Faugeres at €34, was awful. In my view, with prices as high as this Restaurant charges for food and wine, you should... More 

Thank fourtycoats
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened by this place after seeing the bowl of mussels on a table and had to go in. They were the most amazing mussels I have had! We went back for more! Everything here is excellent, the coffee, the French onion soup, and the Creme Brule. If you are in Dublin definitely stop in!!

Thank Erin A
San Antonio, Texas
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192 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located Right outside Dublin castle it offers french food at a reasonable cost, service was very good, staff friendly, we had a cup of wine and a strawberry tart all very good. they do offer a full menu.

1 Thank sergiorms
Rio de Janeiro
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Delicious smoked salmon tartine with super fresh vegetables and wine. For vegetarians, there are Salad options. The dish of the day also looked very good.

1 Thank Sil_Rio
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We had an excellent meal on two occasions at Chez Max next to the Dublin castle. The first was from the early bird menu and the second from the a la carte, both lived up to the description on the menu and came at the right temperature and delicious etc. The table service was good and the price reasonable. Recommended.

Thank David W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Been in the restaurant few times! Always delicious food, and great service! Highly recommend this place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

cool place very french style, a little bit expensive and poor vegetarian options but still good quality and incredible desserts.

Thank MariaBravo91
County Dublin, Ireland
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times for lunch and never disappointed. Menu is extremely varied and has something for everyone. Staff are extremely accommodating, friendly and hospitable. Menu very reasonably priced. You're guaranteed an authentic French meal and experience if you come here. Nicely located right beside Dublin castle, perfect for visiting tourists. Would recommend booking a table if you known... More 

Thank eaoneill
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I was on a short break to Dublin from the UK. This place attracted my interest as it had a charming small patio area to the front - nestled snuggly next to one of the gatehouses of Dublin Castle. I noticed they had an early bird offer from 5.30 to 7 which I took advantage of - 2 courses for... More 

Thank Andrewms14
Taipei, Taiwan
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Reasonably priced, food was wholesome, nothing special. Location was great though, right outside Dublin Castle. We sat outside and had a great view of the world passing by. They also had a heated garden at the back.

Thank Nina C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $147
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Palace Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)1 633 7215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?