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Chez Max

#285 of 1,939 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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Rio de Janeiro
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Sil_Rio
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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237 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

It is my opinion that some of the staff at Chez Max seem to think that they are superior to the customers and it seems to bother them to have to serve customers at all, as if the job is beneath them. That is my experience which was made bad simply because of the way a middle aged female working... More 

Thank Pat B
North Carolina Beach & Florida Gulf
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I feel very lucky to have walked by this establishment and glad my spouse was willing to give up a meal in NOT FRANCE to try a French restaurant. While our food in Dublin was really outstanding it was a nice change after four days to try Chez Max. We went expecting lunch on a Saturday and found out it... More 

Thank RPassion
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We ate here last night after seeing Once at the theatre. The staff were fantastic and nothing was too big an ask. The food was delicious - we had the mini Camembert and the goats cheese pastry as starters, followed by the mussels (huge portion!), the steak frites (tasty meat) and the magret de canard (absolutely scrummy!). We would definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $147
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?