Dream Cuisine Cafe
Dream Cuisine Cafe

Dream Cuisine Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dreamcuisinecafe.net/
  • Phone: 8567512800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: By phone reservation only
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Provencal, French
  • Executive Chef: Vincent Fanari
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer private parties up to 40 guests for full course menus & larger groups for Hor D"oruvres & desserts.
  • Entertainment: Quiet acoustic guitar music Fridays by: Steve Crespo.
  • Special Events: Join us for SJ Restaurant Week - April 11, 13, 14 & 15 and indulge Yourself with 4 Courses for $35.

    Dine in on 4/22 to we are donating 10% of our sales to Autism Awareness.

    Come again 4/29 and support Dine Out for Life we are donating 33% of proceeds.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tuscany Marketplace at Old Orchard Road
  • Public Transit: NJDOT stops at our plaza.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The plaza has two large parking areas both with handicap parking spaces.
A word from Dream Cuisine Cafe
Dream Cuisine Cafe brings you the creations of our award winning Chef Vincent Fanari. We are your local French Provencal restaurant. The menu features dishes of Modern French, and influences of Mediterranean & American cuisines. With an ambiance reminiscent of a European cafe, diners will find themselves immediately relaxed & ready to enjoy the finely prepared meals. The space seats forty people & is arranged so that guests will enjoy the benefits of both privacy & dedicated service. All menu selections include only imported cheeses, wild fish & free-range meats, held to the highest standards of freshness & general quality. The menu changes often, not only to reflect seasonal produce & other ingredients, but also to consistently offer guests new dishes & constant variety. Parties may meet with the Chef in advance to personalize the menu for an event. Chef’s table menus & special dietary needs are also accommodated. Dine as the Europeans do!
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Dream Cuisine Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (25)neighborhood gem (23)special occasion (22)romantic (18)good for groups (2)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    Cherryred1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Having visited Dream Cuisine Cafe several years ago and enjoyed it, we were looking forward to a repeat experience, however the lamb dish proved so tough that it could not be cut; the chicken gruyere was swimming in thin liquid, with a large unsightly portion of pasta. Having said that, the beef and fish dishes ordered by friends were tasty and enjoyable. Maybe we were just unlucky.
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  • Dream Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food is lovingly prepared by Chef Vincent. BYOB is a big plus. One of few French Restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • less hassel than a plane ride
    EatBetter
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    less hassle than a plane ride to Nice...We have been to Dream Cuisine several times now, and can happily say we have never had a single plate disappoint. Even slightly. Altho we didn't realize it was restaurant week before we got there, we were pleasantly surprised to see the restaurant full to capacity. Whenever we have come before, there were always tables available for more patrons. This despite the neighboring mediocre Disneyland/Italian Restaurant seems to keep packin' em in(???) At DC, Food is outstanding and service is excellent. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice
    keepitreal
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    the food was delicious and the servers were very attentive
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to meet friends
    NJMom
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a great meal with lots of great conversation. Byob is a plus. Service was flawless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd
    Mary
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went for restaurant week. Menu on the Internet had been changed to less-expensive choices. Smallest dessert I've ever seen! Service was very poor, and the chef is extremely slow. Food was not anything special. Considering the hour plus wait for the entrée, a refill of the water or bread would have been appreciated.
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  • Dined during Restaurant week
    LetsEatOut
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We tried Dream Cuisine Café for the first time during Restaurant Week - so we did not see the full menu. This is a small and cozy BYOB restaurant - maybe 40 diners max. EVERYTHING I chose was cooked to perfection and delicious. I eat a lot of chicken at home and usually do not order it out, but still chose the mixed grill (chicken and lamb). The lamb and chicken were soooo tender, I was so glad I selected it. We will return to see the full menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dream Cuisine Restaurant Week
    Bach41
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went to Dream Cuisine for two reasons: Cherry Hill restaurant week and a birthday coupon. Everything we had was superb, but especially the Apple Tarte Tatin, which we always order. It was a wonderful meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • excellent restaurant
    kathyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    we dine at dream cuisine regularly---saturday night was especially good---had a tomato pie appetizer, it was wonderful, as was my salmon entree. this is an excellent restaurant--i think one of the best in our area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Gem
    richVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It is hidden in a strip mall. Many people do not even know it is there. It is one of the best South Jersey restaurants. The cuisine of Chef Vincent is Mediterranean French. The tastes are sensational. One does not merely eat here, one dines. Leave time to enjoy the foods, the music and the experience. Everything is cooked to order. The emphasis is on fresh, farm to table foods. We had duck confit atop homemade fettucini with alfredo sauce with shrimp as an entree. Vincent's homemade cheesecake with creme brulee topping is not to be missed. Try the mussels as a first course. I have never been disappointed here. It is a hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    Fabulous
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food is fabulous. The staff is very helpful and friendly It's the place I want to go to on my birthday. It is close by. I think overall it's terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Judy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food & service as usual. A favorite with my family & friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Food is good as usual
    HK4dining
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    It was early Tuesday night, so understandably there were none other than us! We go the full attention of the staff and the young waiter explains pretty well what we did not know. We ordered the prix fixe, at $50, for both of us. Each comes with four courses. While each course is good and wholesome, the presentation is perhaps not its strong point, especially after dining with some other restaurants with a lot more elaborate presentation. The dessert was particularly simple, probably too simplistic! However, for $50, it is well worth it.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Wonderful good and terrific service
    HLCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Unassumingly sited in a strip mall across from a mega-Italian restaurant, Dream is completely an oasis of wonderfully executed dishes which make your mouth water and your heart sing. Additionally, the service from our charming and down-to-earth waiter made it feel like we were having dinner with friends (who cook really well). The only criticism, the veggie and starch du jour were just "ok"; while the apps and entrees were bursts of vivid and fantastic flavor, the potato au gratin and asparagus were a little bland.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    There's one thing (and only one thing) that I dislike about Dream Cuisine and that's the name of the place. The food is excellent - don't miss the rack of lamb.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French Cuisine
    Howard
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Beautiful prepared french food at its finest. Just like eating in the south of France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mc10
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Good food. Limited menu. Tight seating. Fix price works well. I would go back
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    special occasion
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  • Local French
    2tallguys
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Great local French restaurant. Food was excellent and the only opportunity for improvement would be the servicer staff is young and inexperienced but try really really hard. We had a delightful anniversary dinner and will go back. The food was excellent. Forgot our wine and they connected us with a at your table delivery service. The one star missing is reallya round the inexperience of the servers but they were cute and worked / tried hard which made it easier to not get frustrated. "Great French food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great
    Chal
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is a terrific place. Spectacular food, excellent service, and just an interesting change relative to other places around. We will probably keep it as a special occasion place because it's hard to decide what to have.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 387 reviews are from the Dream Cuisine Cafe reviews archive.
  • What a find!
    JerseyGirl
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My friends and I were looking for a great restaurant for our foodie-friend's birthday. Usually we go to Philly, but we needed to stay in Jersey and - wow - were we happy we did! Dream Cuisine is a hidden gem located in nearby Cherry Hill. The food is exquisite - fresh, amazingly presented, and beyond delectable. The foodies in our group all said we must go back! In addition, the servers were friendly & engaging and - something rare these days - they encouraged us to take our time and really enjoy the experience, which we did! Bravo to the chef and the wait staff for a superb dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special!
    Mik619
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This is our go-to restaurant for a special occasion. The food is always creative and delicious. We get the prix fixe menu which is approx $50 per person but you get a salad, a small plate (appetizer), entree and dessert. Always worth it! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • First visit -- Cherry Hill, NJ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The guitar background was delightful and the wait-staff attentive but not intrusive. We selected from the prix fixe menu (ahi tuna and chicken gruyère entrees). Each dish was memorable (the sauces in particular were fantastic) and served with perfect timing. This was our first visit, but we will return for sure -- with friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Meal
    MPfromCHVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Chef Vincent consistently serves phenomenal meals. My wife and I shared the escargot appetizer. It was delicate and very tasty. We used the delicious french bread to absorb all of the sauce in the serving bowl. We each had the Hawaiian Skate for our entree. It was presented beautifully. It looked like a magnificent decorative fan on our plates. The appearance was surpassed by the taste and texture of the Skate prepared in Dream Cuisine's signature provencal sauce. The entree was accompanied by Chef Vincent's wonderful lyonnaise potatoes and green beans. Thank you Chef Vincent for another wonderful meal.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Eating4Love
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Wonderful food, Great service, and prices that are reasonable.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding
    DickgVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The chef prepares each item individually. Thus everything is fresh. I have been there five or six times and each time was delighted!!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • FRENCH AT LAST!!!!
    VOILA
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Very nice presentations. Creative approach to recipes. Delighted to see rabbit on the special menu which was very good. Portion sizes were substantial. Dream Cuisine was an unexpected find and taste treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epicurean Delight
    MARK
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The place where flavors are experienced and prepared properly. It is obvious that the best ingredients are used in the cuisine. The atmosphere is cozy and pleasant. The servers are awesome and personable. Pricing is not shy, but quality comes at a price and worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was awesome
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I literally cleaned my plate with every course. Don't miss the trout....AMAZING!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Bistro
    StepsiteVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Delicious mussels, good authentic French cuisine. We will continue to return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food reasonable price
    Maurice
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We went with another couple and we all ordered the price fix of $50 for four courses. We all ordered something different and everything was cooked to perfection. There are very few restaurants with French cuisine in South Jersey, so this is a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leisurely dining
    Gail
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    A lovely dining experience but very, very leisurely. Three hours from salad to dessert. Would recommend if this is your only activity.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Always good
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The menu doesn't change very much but it never fails to please. Try the onion soup, grilled shrimp, rack of lamb and brulle cheesecake and you'll be delighted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dream cuisine, indeed
    Bach41
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Our meal at Dream Cuisine was wonderful, as it always is! Every course was outstanding. I highly recommend it, especially for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good. Disappointed
    HeapriVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Overall good. Disappointed that there was no trout, and the mussels and scallops were too salty, but the service was great, and I would try it again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local French Dining Treasure
    ArnonGVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We celebrated my wife's birthday during Restaurant Week. The four course meal was from the regular menu - all of our favorites were included. Every dish we selected was delicious. A tremendous bargain at only $35 pre fixe. Once again our chef reminded us why this is our favorite restaurant in Cherry Hill.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in So. Jersey
    CHarry
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Our party was, to the person, very impressed with the service, and VERY GOOD food.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Dining Experience!!!
    Maxxpaxx
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The Dream Cuisine Cafe is a hidden wonder! I've been going there with my wife for several years now and it is absolutely terrific. I introduce the place to new diners every chance I get and when we accompany them they all leave astounded by the quality of service and the extraordinary preparation of the food. Vincent the chef is outstanding and very amiable. His wife Beth who acts as the maitre'd is equal pleasant. The food quite simply is fantastic! Chris and Mike, the waiters, are great. A superior place to have a fine meal. The price fix on his meals are a real bargain. A secret gem!!! I just couldn't endorse it any higher.............
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dream Cuisine Gem
    Bons
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Our server, Tyler, was thoughtful. The food was outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't get past the lamb
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Every time I go to Dream Cuisine, I get the rack of lamb. Other entrees sound good but the lamb is not to be missed. This past visit there was a new item for the first course - an onion soup. It was NOT the usual cheese clogged, overly salty mess. It was a real French onion soup. If you see it on the menu, try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Dinner
    LookingforGreatFood
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    What a marvelous gem of a place! I live in NYC and I can honestly say the food here was better than many of the restaurants I've been to in the city. The relaxed, unhurried vibe made for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate