Cafe Renaissance
Cafe Renaissance
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Cafe Renaissance

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.caferenaissance.com/
  • Phone: (703) 938-3311
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday 5pm to 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Cafe Renaissance
For lovers of food, wine and romance,
Cafe Renaissance is your first choice in
intimate dining. Located in the heart of downtown Vienna, Cafe Renaissance
offers a quiet and charming ambiance
that will complement any lunch or dinner.
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Cafe Renaissance reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Exceptional!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    This restaurant is not just classy, it's an experience with class!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raves for Renaissance
    DocRSW
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The service was among the best I've had--very welcoming, attentive, friendly, and professional management and wait staff. The food and wine were excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Addiction
    Sterlingfoodies
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The staff is so wonderful and the food so good, one could become addicted to this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm atmosphere; welcoming staff; good food.Try it
    alexlady
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Though a neighborhood restaurant, it offers an upscale feel with attentive waiters, good wine selection and lovely food. Six of us selected broadly from the menu and all meals were appreciated for their presentation; enjoyed for their excellent taste! We thank our server and the chef for a lovely evening ~~ and very likely we will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our dining experience at Café Renaissance was one of the best ever. The combination of great food, exceptional service and delightful ambiance made this an extraordinary experience. It will certainly be one that we will always remember.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Dinner
    Lu2dineVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    As usual the dining experience was exceptional. The waiter (Madhi) chef (Ocean) and owner (Saeed) were particularly attentive and both the chef and owner stopped by the table to chat- A much appreciated touch of hospitality. This restaurant has become our favorite. A perfect way to end the day. Richard A. Morgan
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Place That Gets It
    willyva45
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My wife and I received just the sort of table we wanted after being greeted by the owner. The Caesar Salad was good, not special. Our stuffed chicken breast entrée was outstanding. It was tasty, tender and beautifully presented with very nice al dente vegetables and a pleasant sauce. We each chose a different wine by the glass and it was a very generous pour. For serious wine fanciers, their wine list was impressive. It was our first visit and we received a very nice dessert treat from the owner. The atmosphere was a touch of old school-very warm and romantic. The service was attentive without being obtrusive. This place is owned and operated by people who really care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply AMAZING!
    LilMzLy1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I frequent this restaurant on special occasions. The decor is beautiful! The dim lighting is very romantic! The staff is simply delightful. The Chef even comes out and has conversations with guests. This is a five star restauraunt!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit
    Cathy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The setting is delightful, with lovely flowers and a beautiful room. Nice menu. For the price, I thought the food should be better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Pleasant Surprise
    KKay
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Don't be turned off by the less than apealing appearance from the outside, a storefront in a strip shopping center. The dining room is very attractive with wonderful fresh flowers, and the food and service was fit for a special evening. It was fairly priced and we will return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some Enchanted Evening
    Seeker
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    From the moment we entered we were made to feel extremely special! The owner spoke with us and was delightful!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful romantic evening.
    dlcas
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The flood was excellent. Our wait person was exceptional. All staff were friendly and interested in us. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good as always
    SawksFanVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I keep returning to Cafe Renaissance for its food, service, and overall good vibe. This time, we brought two friends with us, both of whom loved it as much as we do. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic meal
    David
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    One of the best meals I've ever had. Highly recommend it to anyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenominal
    LoveCRVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We went to the wine dinner at Cafe Restaurant. The wine, food and service were superb. What a great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We dined at Cafe Renaissance with friends and had a wonderful evening. The food, service and atmosphere were perfect to relax and have a great meal. This is our favorite restaurant as it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, great wine list!
    TxRTB
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. Great wine list and sommelier that is passionate about wine and getting you the right bottle. Every course was delicious. The chef is particularly talented at preparing seafood - and is obviously very focused on the satisfaction of his customers. He would routinely pop out of the kitchen after the food was served to make sure everyone was happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent celebration experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We celebrated my aunt's 75th birthday at Café restaurant Renaissance. They could not have been more helpful. The food and service were excellent! I cannot tell you how much everyone enjoyed the experience. I would definitely recommend. Sincerely Andrea Williams
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food and the service were both excellent. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a nice elegant dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mid-week sojurn
    VanceVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    As always, Cafe Renaissance hits the spot. My wife & I wanted to celebrate my first year of retirement & this was the only place we considered. The asparagus soup was terrific & we split an order. My wife had the grilled branzio & I had veal scallopine with arthichoke hearts & a mild wine sauce. Sayeed brought us a small sampler plate of deserts with our coffee & that closed the dinner very nicely. It is the sort of restaurant where the chef will come out & talk to you about choices & will often make something for you that is not on the menu. This is not possible on busy nights, but I saw him chat with two diners next to our table & he prepared dishes that we variations on two appetizers. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a pleasant experience
    cherrich
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We have been to Cafe renaissance on several special occasions. The staff is extremely cordial, engaging, and professional, and i feel like i have known them for years. They are very welcoming. Service is always prompt. It is good to get "real" french onion soup and the main courses are always excellent. Desserts are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant evening out
    foodgeekcouple
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here because it was described as intimate and romantic with a European atmosphere, and we were not disappointed. Be prepared to spend a good chunk; this is a dining experience, not just dinner out. Everything was top-notch, from the wine list to the numerous specials to the desserts and specialty drinks. We were especially blown away by the Irish coffee at the end of the meal. The creation of that drink is a table side show in itself (look it up on YouTube). The only thing I rated less than outstanding was the service, but I must clarify that. From the moment we walked in, the entire staff was extremely charming and personable. Actually a bit too much attention for a special occasion date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AlanVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    As always, a wonderful dining experience on Saturday October 4n
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Get your party started!
    driver
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The staff was delightful, very engaging and fun. The restaurant is very small music was at the right volume no carrying on a conversation with your party or with the tables around you. The amount of great food for the price was very perfect. The owner made you feel like part of the family. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad restaurant
    MPM1959
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Bad since arrival...when you get in the kitchen smell is all around. The appetizers were mainly garlic butter and no good tasting. The Chateaubriand was overcooked. Only acceptable was the wine and I guess it was because it was not "cooked" there.I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always the Same...Terrific!
    MangopopVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Pulling off elegant yet friendly isn't easy - unless you're Saeed Abtahi and Ocean, the chef. Top of the line menu, perfect execution, service beyond reproach and an Irish Coffee beyond compare. And they've kept it up since opening - we were there from the beginning. The total package with consistent quality. We've moved away but NEVER miss a dinner or two there when we're in town. You can't go wrong there unless you put in a lot of effort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The service is impeccable and the staff just can't do enough for you. They treat you like family even if you are there for the first time. The place is elegantly decorated and the tables are always dressed with crisp white table linens and fresh flowers. The food is very tasty and they don't skimp on portion size. Normally french restaurants give you small portions well not at Cafe Renaissance. What a great bang for your buck and truly a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food!
    Marion
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Since discovering Cafe Renaissance a few months ago, it has become our" go to" restaurant for a guaranteed wonderful meal in a charming environment with excellent service. Their eggplant parmesian is the best I have ever tasted! They are particularly skilled at veal which is served in six different ways. We also enjoy their fish specials which are delicious and innovative. Our favorite dessert is the mango cake which melts in your mouth! We have quickly become regulars: appreciative of the friendliness of the owners, quality of the food, variety on the menu, and an atmosphere which allows patrons to have conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    LoveCRVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Simply a wonderful experience at the recent wine dinner. The menu and wine pairings made for a delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Uniquely special
    Bookwriter
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Fun, interesting and extremely entertaining. This resturant doesn't make you feel like you order your meal, you eat and then on to the next part of your evening. Instead, this is your evening. Friendly, intelligent and enjoyable exchanges. This is a must experience - enjoy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoeMVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Cafe Renaissance combines outstanding food with over the top service. They make you feel at home and treat you like an old friend. Chef is very accommodating and always delivers. One of our favorite spots
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guest
    Gastrnomique
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Lovely, elegant, and bustling setting. But the same vegetables were served with all entrees at our table, with no attempt to match the sides to the entree. Plates are strangely huge, crowding the table. The waiter was attentive, but was noticeably miffed when we asked him to split the checks after two of four orders had been placed. I would no go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always great
    ALMm
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Cafe Renaissance is a good fit for all. You can dress up or dress down, order moderately priced meals or order the specials. The portions are generous and delicious. The wine glasses are big and the prices are good. The owner is always welcoming and the staff is attentive. Family and friends have been going to Cafe Renaissance for years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Suburban elegance
    DebMVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It's always a joy to dine at the Cafe Renaissance. Who would think such elegance and fine dining exists in the suburbs, much less in a tiny strip mall next to Outback. Some examples of their superb service: When we requested a special wine that was not on the list, we were presented with a couple very nice options. And when we suggested we would split a couple of desserts (since we had filled ourselves with our fabulous dinners), we each got two full desserts. Very classy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • destination in the neighborhood
    2baregular
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    wonderful restaurant--food, ambiance, service, variety, convenient, over 20 years pleasing its customers is a testament to knowing how to run a quality establishment that keeps its regulars and attracts newcomers. AND accommodating, willing to propose to create a vegetable soup to please a diner is extraordinary. The presentation adds to the enjoyment of the food. And I should add the sommelier (in such a small restaurant) received applause from a group in the next room. Why go downtown to spend more and enjoy less!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • oneiron
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We celebrated my wife's 68th Birthday. We were met at the door by the owner. As soon as we were seated the waiter was there to take our drink order. The specials he read to us was outstanding. Service was as good as it gets. The food was was nicely presented. and was outstanding. I would go back there for a ll special occassions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • n2dsouthVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was great, as always. We were celebrating an anniversary with friends and they had a great time. The food was spectacular and the wine was top notch. We will be returning in the near future. The service was excellent. This is becoming our favorite place to celebrate and have special meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We celebrated our 40th anniversary at the Café and could not have been more pleased with the food and the service. The restaurant went out of the way to make us feel special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find.
    johnston2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We'll return. This is among the best in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    ViennaResident
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food was excellent. It tasted even better when accompanied by the excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate