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Cafe en Seine

#139 of 2,000 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
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40 Dawson Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 4567
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Yonkers, New York
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a mixer at Cafe en Sein under EF CollegeBreak, a group tour. It was a plain room, nothing fancy, but the rest of the cafe was attractive. The lighting was dimmed but the bar was lighted nicely. The food and the Guinness were also great!

Thank Ashley P
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you get past the most of the time VERY RUDE bouncers, then prepare to enjoy a never disappointing night in Cafe-en-Seine. Despite its pricey drinks, cocktails and food, this place has been a favourite of mine for many years now. It can be hectic and messy at times, but it is still a good place to dance the night... More 

Thank VOliveira80
Farnham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

well worth a visit - great atmosphere and stunning decor. We went for late drinks and there was good music playing. Great time.

Thank churt_10
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended Cafe en Seine by a friend and sought it out especially on a recent 3 day trip to Dublin. The decor and environment were everything we expected and we had high hopes for our visit. Whilst the food was good what drastically lets this restaurant down is the surly attitude of the waiters, well the two who... More 

Thank Sharon B
Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place. Used to go to this place years ago. And decided to go out here again with friends. I love the interior, the music, the atmosphere. The only thing I missed out on was food, we came a bit too late and kitchen was closing. But it will be great excuse to come back. (One small downside; the red... More 

Thank Alina292014
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127 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous place! We were so surprised when we walked in thinking this would be a small place. The stunning beauty of this almost French feel restaurant, we were amazed at the décor and the size of the place. The food was good, music great and it appeared to cater for all ages. A must visit venue.

Thank BernardBury
Cork, Ireland
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208 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not what I was expecting to find behind the modest entrance on Dawson street. I expected to see maybe seating for 30 people. I walked into a space that was huge, spectacular, filled with the most amazing statues, 2 metre tall urns, enormous lanterns hanging from the ceiling. THe whole place was a scene straight out of a... More 

Thank corkdave
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous surroundings, loads of choice of cocktails, gins.. really classy place! Nicest bar in Dublin we visited..

Thank MaczEdinburgh
Batley, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place for a coffee or a Gin or a good old hand pulled beer. Could quite readily spend an afternoon in here passing the time of day, it's so relaxing and the decor is AMAZING 👍 The staff are very warm and welcoming. Good range of hand pulled beers of that is your thing. It is for me. Fantastic... More 

Thank Kevin C
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off here for drinks while going from Museum to Museum. A beautiful place with fabulous décor and relaxed atmosphere. We sampled a couple of Cocktails, well worth the money. So good we popped back later in the day for food, the Signature Burger is well worth a try, delicious... We did notice the prices had gone up by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Dawson Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 4567

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