French Cuisine in Dublin

Bistro and Café

Chez Max Bistro on Palace Street for breakfast, a relaxing brunch and full dinner
Chez Max Alliance Française now offering hot and cold meals and our french epicerie.

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Our Story

Welcome To Chez Max

Chez Max Palace Street is a traditional French bistro, serving homemade French dishes. Chez Max is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While Chez Max Café is located at the Alliance Française on Kildare Street.


Soupe à l’Oignon

French onion soup is a type of soup usually based on meat stock and onions, and often served gratinéed with croutons and cheese on top or a large piece of bread.


Escargots de Bourgogne

A symbol of the gastronomy of Burgundy and France, the snail is a little animal that’s as delicious as it is fascinating!


Salade de Chèvre Chaud

A déjeuner favorite in France, our healthy light Warm Goat’s Cheese Salades are prepared in the traditional French style.

Regional Specials

Boeuf Bourguignon

Boeuf Bourguignon is a classic French beef stew made with red wine, pearl onions and mushrooms. Perfect for cold evenings.



The cafe culture is a hallmark of French life and at Chez Max we have selected the best beans to create espressos, noisettes and viennois to transport you to Blvd Saint Germain.

Le chef a toujours Raison

Testimonials from Tripadvisor

What People are Saying

“Just Fantastic”

“Service staff were just fantastic, altogether just really enjoyed the experience and the food.”

Ned, Dublin

“Gracious Staff”

“staff was very gracious and the food among the best we’ve had in the country”

Rachel, Boston

“Like a Bistro in Montmartre”

“the ambiance was that of a bistro in Montmartre”


“Superbly Genuine”

“Superb genuine Parisian bistro with relaxing atmosphere”

Stuart Dublin

Hours of Operation


8am – 12 midday

12pm – 3:30pm – Monday to Friday

12am – 4pm – Saturday and Sunday

Early bird

5:30pm – 7pm – Sunday to Thursday


5:30pm – 10pm – Sunday to Thursday

5:30pm – 11pm – Friday and Saturday


8:30am – 7:30pm Monday to Thursday 

8:30am – 5pm Friday and Saturday  


Contact Us

Palace Street

1 Palace Street

Tel: 01 633 7215

Reservation over the phone only.


  Alliance Française

1 Kildare Street

Tel: 01 633 7215