Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin

4.4
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1431 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian
A glasshouse restaurant, where the weather is our wallpaper. We serve breakfast and dinner 7 days a week. We do lunch on weekdays and brunch at the weekend.

Our New York – Italian menu is simple and delicious. Meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, herbs and dairy delivered daily by local suppliers. The restaurant vibe changes from a laid back sunrise through a buzzing sunset. A view like no other in Dublin, cityscape to countryside. No fuss, no formality, book a table and enjoy.

Sophie’s Bar is at the very heart of our rooftop restaurant. Pull up a stool and get comfortable at any time, day or night to take in the incredible views of the Dublin skyline while our amazing team of bartenders create a world-class cocktail for you.

Head out to our Rooftop Terrace, where we have sun loungers when it’s hot, blankets and heaters when it’s not.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.5
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D
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed it. We have an amazing meal and the setting was great, would definitely return.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded an hour ago

Hi Diana, thank you so much for the great review, really happy you enjoyed it. See you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Sophies is a great spot! Not my First time visiting. The only reason I gave 4 stars was because the service was a little less that normal. Definitely recommend for brunch! Great food, great atmosphere!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded 2 days ago

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting & for taking the time to leave a nice review! Hope to see you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We had a wonderful time and our waitress was very good! The restaurant is beautiful and atmosphere perfect, they even did a “birthday ice cream plate” BUT do not book the 9.30 sitting... we were very rushed and had to eat quickly, no break between courses because they have to turn it around for the nightclub by 10.30. I just wish that we had booked an earlier table as it is expensive and we felt very rushed.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great local restaurant with beautiful views of Dublin.

C
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Service was terrible, staff were very rude! Would not recommend to anyone.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice restaurant although we found the food a bit bland. Service was great and the food came out really quickly. We only had our table for 2 hours (which we were informed about the day before our reservation) which I find is a bit short.

SB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect quick service, friendly staff and top quality food and drink!

BP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Quiet as 10am on a Wednesday morning. Service was friendly and helpful. Nice views. Classy.

SB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect evening, attentive staff, beautiful food, great service, 5 stars.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Very loud, staff are great and always wondering how your meal is however they are very intimidating and due to the loud noise level you can’t really get that one on one chat you need to tell them how your food really is. My partner had a steak and it was perfect and I had a pizza, when picking up the pizza it would side off the base, quality poor but it tasted fine.

Price is ok, but I have had better value for money.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really cool venue and fantastic food and service

H
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

Usually yes but not after this experience. Pizza came out half cooked and had to be sent back but nothing was taken off the bill. Waited for a long time for the dessert menu and eventually had to request it.

DB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

After viewing many online images of Sophies I had high hopes for lunch in a nice setting. The reality was quite a shabby and bland room, bland menu and noisy atmosphere. Staff were very friendly but were very rushed. Hygiene was hit or miss. My drinks menu was covered in food. The floor around us was dirty. Won't be back.

A
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Are waitress was slow, and didn't understand us, kept forgetting our order, which was frustrating for us and for our waitress .

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 13 November 2019

Hi Aoife, sorry for any confusion! Appreciate your feedback we'll certainly take it in board. The Sophie's Team

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p
Berkshire
27 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Comfortable restaurant with brasserie type food. Always reliable.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 9 November 2019

Thanks for the 4 stars! The Sophie's Team

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RS
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, service and location. The drinks were lovely. The staff were particularly friendly. Enjoyed the evening very much

FD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience3

2nd time at Sophie’s in 3 weeks. Impressive place still but the service is still disappointing, although our waiter tried to make up for the waitreess who brought us our food’s desperate attitude!!! My guest loved her food. I had ordered the blueberry pancakes and I got the plain ones!!! Grrrr.... I wanted a bit of orange butter on the side and was told by that waitress that I could only make one choice! Ok...never mind. The friendly waiter made no fuss and brought me the precious orange butter.
Anyway, I will come back hoping for better service, still.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

Staff was not pleasant, felt more like a hindrance to them. Ask when booking was it for an occasion which I stated a birthday and it clearly had no relevance because it wasn’t mentioned on arrival or throughout brunch , this may have been to the staff being hungover

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Myself and my husband celebrated our wedding g anniversary in Sophie’s on sat night and we couldn’t have gone to a better place. The service was excellent very attentive , the food was delicious and we didn’t have a long wait on between courses . Can’t wait to go back

DD
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pleasantly surprised on our visit here. Food excellent with a very well balanced menu, not too big but good variety.
Service excellent. We ordered our starters and when finished then ordered main course - great idea, since we weren’t familiar with portion sizes.
Will definitely return.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 4 November 2019

Hi Dorothy, thank you so much for visiting & for taking the time to leave a lovely review. So nice to hear we will see you again! Look forward to it! The Sophie's Team

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EL
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and a lovely atmosphere. A must when visiting Dublin!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 4 November 2019

Hi Emma, thanks for the 5 stars!! The Sophie's Team

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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu is lovely but needs more vegetarian/vegan options
Staff are always top notch and the building is so beautiful
But the upholstery in the corner seats really needs to be updated they look filthy and it’s literally the only thing lacking
I’ll still go back though

HH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Great location the view is great, service was a bit slow and food was average, but would come here again for the location and view

N
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice view, good food, good ambiance, service good

b
Salt Lake City
58 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Food was mediocre. The honey glazed pork chop was precooked to well done, then reheated to be served. Tough. Expensive. Butternut coconut soup was hot and good. Disco music blasting from speakers was annoying. Asked to have it turned down but it wasn't. One of the worst dining experiences in Dublin, unfortunately, since it was conveniently directly across from my hotel. Too many other places to have a delicious meal and not spend $40 for such mediocrity.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 30 October 2019

Hi there, thanks for visiting & for taking the time to share your thoughts. The Sophie's Team

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RB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a family we really like Sophie’s - food is gorgeous, love the views and it’s a perfect venue to celebrate special occasions

DA
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

The waitress seems to hurry us to finish our meal and she was very rude when saw we didnt pay tips because of it

JD
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The food is not enough and the quality is not so good in relationship with the price.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 26 October 2019

Hi Janina, thanks for visiting & for your feedback. All the best, The Sophie's Team

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NK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful food,brilliant menu with lots of choice. Will definitely be returning.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 25 October 2019

Hi Natalie, thanks so much for the great review! We'll look forward to seeing you again soon... The Sophie's Team

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GJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went with my wife for our anniversary. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was good and we both enjoyed our mains and desert.

A little noisy where we were seated but otherwise an enjoyable experience.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 24 October 2019

Hi George, thank you for choosing Sophie’s to celebrate your anniversary! That is fantastic to hear, so glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again sometime, congratulations! The Sophie’s Team

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C
Orange County
88 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here at the end of every trip we take to Dublin. The rooftop view, food and service are fantastic. My filet was prepared perfectly! I couldn't ask for a better way to say goodbye to Dublin in this romantic setting.

CC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Friends birthday,ordered food and hers came out cold,it was sent back and 20 mins later it was served and by then I was eating on my own and so was she.Bad experience

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 23 October 2019

Hi Carol, so sorry to hear about your experience I hope that we might get to see you again some time to show you what we are really about. Thanks for visiting & for the feedback we will take it on board to help us improve. The Sophie’s Team

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The service was fine. It’s trying to be like duck and waffle and failed miserably. I felt slightly sick half way through the meal which followed with being sick after. ( no alcohol was consumed ) if you wish to support bad cooking please go.

FD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Scrumptious brunch. We all truly loved it. Fabulous room and views of the city. I was disappointed that there was no tea menu, and I was just casually offered 3 options. The green tea was made too strong (training issue), and I could not drink it. Still a very enjoyable experience. Friendly waiting staff but not great service. Attention to small details was lacking (example, the table cleaning spray was left seating on the sill of a magnificent window), I guess for convenience of use. Yet not a great standard for such place. A thank you on the way out, by the man standing at the desk, would have been nice too. However, I’m still planning to go back very soon with some friends.

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 23 October 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting & for taking the time to leave us a review. Hope to see you again in the future... The Sophie’s Team

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a
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Nice ambience although full of very young people. Starters great choice but main courses very limited and over priced unless you love pizza. Our table was close to the pizza oven and during the later part of the evening there was continuous clatter of cutlery which was being organised by staff and then after there was the scrubbing of the floor at the pizza oven both which was very annoying. There was also a bit of a smell of BO. Not a place to go if you are over 40!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Very over priced €17 for 3 bottles of water!!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 23 October 2019

Hi there, thank you visiting & for taking the time to leave a review. We take all feedback on board & we appreciate your thoughts. All the best, The Sophie's Team

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

There were 3 of us and each one of us loved the food. The meal was fantastic!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 24 October 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting & for leaving us a fantastic review! See you again soon... The Sophie’s Team

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LP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a hungover group of friends having brunch, we really appreciated the laid back atmosphere and the friendliness of the staff. The heuvos rancheros hit the spot!

Sophie's @ The Dean Dublin
Responded on 20 October 2019

Hi Lucy, thank you so much for the great review, glad we could help you guys, hope see you soon =)! The Sophie's Team

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HW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food and place were great! Service and staff were poor, very inattentive. Repeatedly had to ask to order drinks. Asked to switch to a different table and were advised not yet all tables remained empty.

JO
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

Todo fue perfecto, mucho ruido durante la cena debido a una musica muy alta.
La cena muy mejorable, caro con respecto a la calidad de la comida.
Vistas expectaculares y buen ambiente para tomarte una copa despues cenar.

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