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Chez Max

1 Palace Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 633 7215
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“onion soup” (20 reviews)
“moules frites” (12 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Palace Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Having been to Chez Max a few years ago and remembering how good it was, I brought my partner here for their birthday. I was extremely disappointed with the food quality and the very poor value for money. My main course (a fish stew which...More

Thank Cruiser15727416281
Chez M, Manager at Chez Max, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear customer, We are really sorry to hear about your negative experience. As regard to the fish stew, we can assure you that we get fresh delivery of fish everyday. The duck main is always serve pink, that is how the chef recommends it so...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and atmosphere. The staff here are welcoming and attentive. Food and wine top quality and very reasonably priced. Definately worth visiting.

Thank wildrover56
Chez M, Gérant at Chez Max, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your positive review ! It means a lot to know you enjoyed the service as well as our food and wine. See you soon at Chez Max!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've walked by this cafe many many times and finally decided to try it yesterday. We sat outside as the day was beautiful. Situated right at the gates to Dublin Castle its a perfect spot to watch the world go by.... and it does! Loads...More

Thank Dowley
Chez M, Gérant at Chez Max, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for your review Dowley. Glad to hear you enjoyed the famous " Che Max' terasse people watching" and liked your food. We take notes of your other comment carefully. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this lovely little spot for lunch the other day and it suddenly reminded us of the small "cafes" in Paris we were in 2 weeks before. Food was lovely and tasty, price was reasonnable. Service could be improved but still our waitress was...More

Thank Dream825740
Chez M, Gérant at Chez Max, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for your comment and feedback Harison. Very happy to hear our restaurant reminded you of Paris, that is what we are trying to re-create at the heart of Dublin, with our French-speaking staff and homemade food. We take note on your comment...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing! Would definitely order the creme brûlée, strawberry tart, chai latte and the salmon tartain special. Service was good too. The only thing is I ordered a coffee and I’m pretty sure it was hot chocolate. 😊 still good. I just ordered...More

Thank ladybug7638
Chez M, Gérant at Chez Max, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a review ! We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and the service. Sorry about getting an order wrong, next time just mention it and we will make sure we will change it for you! See...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We went to this restaurant as a pre theatre treat. However we found the tables on top of each other so it was impossible to have a private discussion without the next table joining in the conversation! We waited more than 30 minutes between our...More

1  Thank Irene B
Chez M, Gérant at Chez Max, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Irene, Apologies in responding late to your review. We are very sorry to hear you waited too long for your main courses to be served. We aimed to have food out by 20 minutes, however we sometimes experience delays especially during the pre theatre...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018

Returned after several years to this formerly excellent restaurant. Arrived at 2:15, hardly too late to expect a lunch. Not greeted. Sat down. No menu offered. After several minutes, the waiter enquired whether I might be wanting anything. I asked what was the dish of...More

1  Thank GraysonDublin
Chez M, Gérant at Chez Max, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Apologies in not responding straight away to your review. We are sorry you didn't get greeted when you arrived. We always try to show the table available to the customers walking in as soon as they enter the restaurant, however it can sometimes take longer...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

It was a cold,windy day and we were looking for a quick cappuccino and latte. We found this small restaurant with a heated, covered outdoor seating area. We were led to our seats, and our orders were immediately taken. Our waitress was very friendly and...More

Thank Teachgz
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I visited with two old friends. I booked that morning and was lucky to get a table at a later sitting - 8.30pm. The restaurant is busy, lively and buzzing. The food has old reliables - French onion soup, beef bourgignon, steak frites, and all...More

Thank Fabra1234
Reviewed 17 September 2018

A nice, small restaurant à la française with French-speaking personnel that catapults you to one of the mid-sized towns in the French province like Orléans. I had a starter and a delicious boeuf bourguignon with mashed potatoes. The atmosphere was relaxed, the waiters were chatting...More

1  Thank diesomnius
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$37 - US$147
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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