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Chez Max

#277 of 1,974 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
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1 Palace Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 633 7215
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice ambient and a friendly atmosphere with very good service. Good quality food for reasonable price. Delicious snails and frog legs!

Thank Stjepko B
Monsampolo del Tronto, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went twice. once for a coffee which was excellent and then for lunch. had the meal of the day which was french sausage with cabbage and potatoes in a red wine sauce. Paid only 9 euro and must say it was excellent and filling. Right acsoss the street from the olimpia theater the location is excellent. Service was great, and... More 

Thank edSchmidt
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic restaurant in the centre of Dublin just ourside the gates to Dublin Castle. It is ideal for the Olympia Theatre, which is across the street. I didn't think that one could find this restaurant outside of France. The meal was excellent and the early bird menu was value for money. We compensated with a wonderful bottle... More 

Thank fota2248
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is very small so we booked a table. After the desert they asked us to leave the restaurant as other person were waiting.... not very professional The food is good but nothing special or amazing. I hear about this place since long time now and I'm appointed. It was expensive for the food that we had.

Thank CeceYaya
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for dinner on a Saturday evening, the place was very busy, the table we booked was so close to the other two tables next to us, making us feel we have having a group dinner. The place is very small, so of course they try their best to accommodate as many people as possible. The main reason I chose... More 

Thank Amalia V
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in because I was starving before going into Dublin Castle. It was a very nice surprise. The Croque Monsieur was delicious. Service was good and quick.

Thank travelan41
Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We had had this restaurant recommended to us, and happened to stumble across it on our way out of Dublin Castle. We arrived at 6.30 and were immediately offered the Early Bird menu. Although the choice was limited, there was enough to tempt us. The food that arrived was delicious, and the atmosphere was lovely. Should we go back to... More 

Thank HCH65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Small and cozy place right outside Dublin Castle. We had the large cheese and ham combo platter which we split between five adults. We ordered it as a small snack, but there was so much food we couldn't even finish all. Waitresses filled up the bread basket and our water often, and service overall was great.

Thank Chimmyt0s
County Wicklow
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22 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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 October 15, 2016 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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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 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?