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Chez Max

#268 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
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1 Palace Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 633 7215
8:00 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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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Chez Max always delivers. The ambience is great & the staff know how to serve well. Went before the theatre & the service was timely but not rushed. Love the Baggot St venue also & whether in the outdoor terrace when weather allows or in the main restaurant its always a winner. The mixed platter is one of the best... More 

Thank brensue1
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150 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Add it to your post Gate theatre destination... & you'll feel like you're in a great little bistro in France. The pluses : - Love the decor -Food is casual and inexpensive but very delicious -Something on menu to suit everyone - duck / steak / chicken / fish / mussels -Great with allergies - outdoor and indoor dining options... More 

Thank Deirdre_dines
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time to visit this year! And was again impressed with the food, they keep standards high here and prices affordable. Will be visiting again before the year is out. Yum yum!

Thank AnneMClarke
Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I go to Chez Max regularly to meet business associates for coffees and lunches, Chez Max is a little piece of Paris in Dublin, its central location makes it perfect for meeting up. The menus is all French food and very authentic, a great atmosphere also.

Thank Berty14
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

I had to order dessert to fill my stomach. The portions are small. Like really small. Other than that, great place.

Thank Mike C
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Cute restaurant right outside Dublin Castle. Everyone I was with enjoys their meals and it was reasonably priced especially for the quality and portions. The outside patio was still open in January with the heaters cranking so it would be comfortable to grab a quick bite or drink. Worth a visit.

Thank lissam151
Tirana, Albania
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I am amazed by this little French bistro. Everything was amazing and tasty. You won't be disappointed whatever you order. Very friendly service staff. Expensive, but worth it. Crowded, worth it. I love this place.

Thank britalb
Helsinki, Finland
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Having previously enjoyed Chez Max in Baggott Street, recently visited its sister bistro tucked just outside the main entrance to Dublin Castle - rather like experiencing an Irish pub inside the gates of the Bastille ! With an all-French waiting staff and a clientele consisting of eccentric local Francophiles, Christmas shoppers and other assorted regulars, the place has a nice... More 

Thank Neil F
Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Part of a group of 8 friends, we had booked for the early bird menu in advance. The staff were very pleasant, the food good, the atmosphere was busy and friendly, the wine well priced and of good quality. Overall impression was very positive with excellent balance between price and quality.

Thank GeoffDub
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

This place is so authentic its like stepping into Paris. The food is fantastic, my favourite is the onion soup and the moules frites. They give you a huge portion and the prices are very reasonable, especially for lunch. The service is always warm, friendly and efficient from the entirely french staff. Its always such a treat to eat here... More 

Thank p-natalie-123

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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, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, 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 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?