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Chez Max

4.5
4.5
144 Reviews
€30 and under
French

Chez Max Palace Street is located in Dublin City. Discover the French restaurant, bistrot, & cafe. Enjoy our front terrace and heated back garden.

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2 people

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8:30 PM


Booked 36 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 633 7215

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 144 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin 2

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. EC

    EmmaC

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food & excellent service

  2. OB

    OlegB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice and cosy place. Great atmosphere and food. Recommend.

  3. CW

    CarlW

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    I would make better food at home the steak was terribly bland

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Nice little place, bit squashed and noisey, but food nice and great for something cheap and cheerful.

  5. E

    Emmamcd78

    Dundalk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Food was ok, a little bland. We sat inside but we were absolutely freezing as the back door was open. I asked if we could be moved to another table behind us, I was told they were booked and was offered a blanket! I shouldn’t have to have a blanket to eat a meal indoors. It was actually warmer outside under the heaters than it was inside the restaurant. The Atmosphere was a bit frantic, a waiter knocked a glass which smashed at my feet. Quite disappointed overall.

  6. JD

    JulianaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place to go and enjoy a good French cuisine.

  7. E

    Emma

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came for our annual Christmas lunch and it didn't disappoint. It's great getting French food in Dublin city centre. Lovely food, lovely service. We'll be back again!

  8. RW

    RuthW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Heated outdoor excellent. Noise levels v high due to table of 5 men who arrived around 9 pm. Service excellent and friendly.

  9. I

    Irishgirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Authentic French bistro experience in great location beside Dublin Castle. Classic French menu. Staff well trained, warm and helpful. Faultless.

  10. CD

    ClaireD

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice restaurant, lovely food (creme brulee and mussels were beautiful), very friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. An important but very simple improvement, I wish however that the service staff would learn to wear their masks over their nose. They are not wearing them correctly now. This is to protect them as much as their guests. They have more interactions than the normal individual.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    It was really hard to comminicate with people serving us as they are not able to speak English. We Asked for to go bags after finishing our brunch but received dirty plastic cup which are even not to go bags.

  12. ML

    MLyons

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, but we were forced in to getting 2-courses. Really nice ambiance and restaurant, great service but 2 couses for €35 was excessive.

  13. O

    Orla

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    My fiancé and I booked a meal at Chez Max for our 5 year anniversary. The food was lovely but the service was very rushed as there was another booking after us - our whole booking was just less than an hour even though I had booked weeks in advance. The booking was during the Christmas season so I understand restaurants are busy, but the speed of the service detracted from our enjoyment of the meal.

  14. MB

    MarkB

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    While I’m reluctant to overly criticise restaurants at the moment, we came away from our trip to that Dublin institution Chez Max feeling less than inspired. The service was adequate but rushed (perhaps understandable, give the parlous state of the hospitality sector.) Our steaks were too chewy and the onion soup was more like a thin broth without any bite. The pork cheek starter was delicious though; would have that again if I found myself dining there again. Still, there are many restaurants in Dublin and I can’t see myself making a point of returning anytime soon.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food!!

  16. HM

    HelenM

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We enjoyed flavoursome French food during a busy lunchtime service. Staff were approachable and helpful. The plat du jour was top notch.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Not one member of staff wore a mask.

  18. ER

    EileenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food and felt safe eating there...good social distancing and our Covid Certs were checked.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful evening from start to finish. Friendly informative staff welcomed us and did everything to make us comfortable and warm as we were outside at the front. The food was delicious, four of us all had different options and all were excellent. The melted cheese starter with toast even more delicious than described. The chicken d’hiver and dauphinois was succulent and beautifully seasoned. The beef bourguignon went down a treat with he big fella and the his partner enjoyed the vegetarian main very much. Great to see dessert wines on the menu and your man loved them with his cheese board. Can highly recommend. Lovely ambience. Delicious French fare in Dublin.

  20. TL

    TrionaL

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food excellent. At great atmosphere and French music in background. Disappointed we were not allowed in until 5 our reservation time when we were there 20 minutes early bit chilly to sit outside otherwise very good

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here. Everything was great from start to finish. Good value for what you get also. Nice wine list. Lovely staff. Every single one was really engaging. Thanks.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Great apart from the two blokes sitting beside us , one of whom spent the whole time screaming at the top of his voice beside us in an attempt to impress his date with his stories, to the point where my friend and I couldn’t hear each other . Shouting in a room full of people is a known spreader of Covid. I think a sign that reads “please consider other diners and speak softly “ would be a good idea

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Pleasant intimate ambience, but slow service and food was OK

  24. HC

    HelenC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great tasty non-fussy food. Beautiful cosy back garden. Very friendly and helpful staff

  25. GM

    GeraldineM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Beautiful meal and ambience but the smallest glass of wine ever which for €11 was poor value.

  26. DB

    DBen1

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous from start to finish, the greeting the service the wine the food Wow! I’ll def be back

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyable meal with a wonderful atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    What a great find. Food and service was excellent. Thank you

  29. MK

    MicheleK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you want authentic French food, this is the place to be!

  30. RH

    RachaelH

    Anchorage

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great first night dinner in Dublin!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, restaurant and staff

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    The steak was quite burned twice. At the end we accepted it as hunger took over.

  33. LF

    LisaF

    Free to repurpose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chez Max never disappoints. Amazing food, wine and professional staff. We had seats outside and it didn't deter at all. We were warn and dry. One of my all time favourite restaurants.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Felt like being back home 🇫🇷 Service is really good and helpful, food is amazing !

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    30 anniversary

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful ambiance and food way above expectations. Well done to the chef and staff.

  37. SP

    SammP

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Great food! Service was a bit slow for us but overall … good experience!

  38. JO

    JOHNR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, lovely ambience, two really excellent will be back soon.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    My wife’s appetizer was brought but mine was forgot. It took over 20 minutes before mine was served and no one bothered to take responsibility or apologize. We sat there while her plate got cold and the servers tried their best to ignore us. I told them I was upset and they didn’t do anything to make it right. There are much better places to eat so don’t bother with rude / ignorant wait staff.

  40. PM

    PaulaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Great service. Thank you.

FAQs

Chez Max is rated 4.5 stars by 144 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Chez Max

1 Palace Street Dublin, Leinster D02KF98

  • Neighborhood

    Dame Street

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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