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Chez Max

1 Palace Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 633 7215
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“snails” (19 reviews)
“onion soup” (17 reviews)
“steak frites” (12 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1 Palace Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviews (510)
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1 - 10 of 426 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

This charming bistro is right outside Dublin Castle. My friend and I had wine one night, and returned another for steak frites. Not as good as the steak frites I had in Paris, but this isn't Paris. We sat outside. The owner is very charming,...More

Thank Paula O
Reviewed 1 week ago

As there were four of us out for the evening we sampled a lot of dishes. The menu is short, which is always reassuring. Our optimism was justified. French onion soup was good but not great, the Boulabaisse was wonderful . There was about 400...More

Thank hecoba
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had nice meals in CM baggot st before, but this was my first visit to dublin castle chez Mac's, starters were poor, served white wine which wasn't chilled!, my main was nice, but my partner couldn't eat her main which was scallops and tasted horrible,...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 1 week ago

After eating "Pub Food" for almost a week, it was a pleasant surprise to find a great French restaurant in the heart of Dublin. We had a lovely lunch, which included champagne, and enjoyed the outdoor non-smoking courtyard.

Thank Constress
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weary shortly after arriving in Dublin, we stopped in here just for something to drink (lemonade or the equivalent). The drinks came pretty soon and we finished them in about 15 minutes but then it took about another 30 minutes for the check to arrive...More

Thank margaretsch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like some other reviewers, my wife and I were first attracted by the genuine French ambience, which wasn't surprising, given that everyone on the staff is French. But we were ultimately equally impressed by the wine list and the food, both of which were top-notch....More

Thank schaefer51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has so much potential but sadly it didn't deliver. Overall, the atmosphere was very pleasant but the food was a let down. My starter of mussels were lovely however the steak was a let down. I like my steak medium rare and on...More

Thank DublinLadyB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to sit and absorb the french cafe feel - you could be in Paris...The food however was a little disappointing - reasonable home cooking rather than French restaurant.

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've passed by this place like a million times before and finally decided to pop in for dinner. Place was quite full and we didn't have the reservation but the weather was nice so we sat outside. The waiter was quite nervous, must have been...More

Thank travelbonkers44
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely intimate French Restaurant in the heart of Dublin. Food excellent with good choice of wine and good value.

Thank Delilah1967
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 37 - US$ 147
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Palace Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 633 7215
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