Sunset Cafe
Sunset Cafe

Sunset Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thesunsetcafe.ne/
  • Phone: 6175472938x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 10:45pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am – 11:45pm, Sunday: 12:00pm – 10:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Portuguese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer custom a la carte menus, "Family Style" or buffet station set-up.
    Additional extras/options can include servers, china service and basic
    table linens.
  • Special Events: We can designate a small section of our dining room with a room divider
    to give you and your guests a sense of privacy.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sunset Cafe
From our savory fusion of Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine to our genuine Portuguese-American hospitality, you’ll find that we do things a little differently at the Sunset Cafe. Our goal is to bring the inviting feeling of the old world a little closer to home… to be more than just a place to eat, to be a gathering place where you and your friends and family can slow down, enjoy a great meal and reconnect. Love for food is what being Portuguese-American is all about!
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Sunset Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (6)romantic (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (3)special occasion (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Great food for great value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Delicious fresh Portuguese food. Lots of seafood and some other interesting dishes, like goat. Paella was well done and a large portion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Theflorentine
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Ok food , not too fancy not to bad; good service , very big portions , great for budget conscious persons ! Sea food was decent but they could defibtwky use more flavor . Good selection of wines .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood-hangout resto!
    YuriyGVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food was quite good for the most part (shrimp entree was an exception to that.. but the BBQ'd cornish hen was awesome, as was the platter, and the caldo verde, and the dessert as well!) and reminded us of our honeymoon in Portugal - down to earth delicious fare! This is not a place for a fancy dinner as it is more of a casual local bar scene than anything else, but if you are aware of that, it is a great inexpensive spot with great eats! Highly recommend for those who want to try Portuguese food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zagat Rating old for a reason
    CastironVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Horrible area, interior falling apart and doesn't look at all like the photos. Food was mediocre. The server who knew what she was doing was serving in the attached biker or gang bar; the one we had wanted to but our Malbec in an ice bucket and wanted to know if we wanted ice in out=r wine glasses. I was SO disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nobody else in restaurant
    Daniela
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I was supposed to go here w/ my family & we didn't go in because nobody was in there. Regardless, I had a date there to check it out because reviews were good. Again, nobody was there but us. That poor waitress probably makes no money. The food was good and traditional, which we liked. However a few of my mussels had gone bad in my dish. IDK how they missed that smell. On the other hand, their house wine bottles are $12 and delicious, so that was cool. Not sure why people don't frequent it but they do have a regular bar crowd. It's an "ok" place. Nothing too crazy, although a $12 house bottle of wine is new to me. I'm used to paying at least $35 for the same value!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining Experience at Sunset Cafe
    benita12
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It was a great get together: close friends, great atmosfere, fantastic service (the waiters were great, I don't know the name of the waitress, but Manuel is wonderful), everybody enjoyed their food, and nice brazillian music. Everything was great. I'm a regular costumer and I always recommend Sunset Cafe to everybody. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was just ok
    HBREVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Jose is Portuguese and he was not impressed. The soup was nothing special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Sunset Cafe reviews archive.
  • Very good Portuguese food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good food, good wine, live background music on Saturday night, reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dried out seafood
    Pete
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I went late-ish (8:30 on a Wednesday) and it seemed that my dish must have been sitting out. I got the Paelha, and it was extremely dry. All the seafood was well overcooked. Other items were good and the service was great, but not enough to make up for the lobster being so overcooked I couldn't get it out of the shell.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • YUMMY!
    peanut
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a different place to eat. We tend to always eat at the same places all the time. We heard wonderful things about Sunset Café so we decided to try it. I am so happy we did... The food was delicious! I will definitely recommend The Sunset Café to my friends and family and I will most definitely eat there again!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great date at the Sunset Cafe!
    Rich
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    After a movie at the Kendal the perfect spot is the Sunset Cafe a five minute drive. Mussels, Gilled Octopus, Bacalau, & house wine were excellent. In addition the included sides of potatoes (mashed & roasted), rabe, summer squash, onions, olives, bread, etc. were fresh, tasty, and plentiful. We took home enough of everything for lunch the next day. Can't wait till next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lot of potential...
    SavvydinerVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Very hit or miss with the service and food---within the same evening! The things we ordered ranged from horrible, to competent---to yummy! The live Bossa Nova music was lovely but they should definitely dim the lights in the evening--my goodness! It was way too bright in there!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm headed back soon for sure
    Sean
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I was very pleasantly surprised by Sunset Cafe. I don't really want to say anything bad. The food was good (on the verge of very good). Seafood was great. My g/f and I were maybe looking for a little more spice. The atmosphere was nice. The end of the story is that I definitely want to go back. I want to try some of the other entrees. Price level was VERY fair.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy, very good food and live music
    Elsa
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had a group of 17 by the end of the night. Everyone loved the food and the Sangria too. Very gracious, hospitable place. Live music was a very nice touch too. We will be back I'm sure! THANK YOU!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been to this place on
    cambridge123
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    I've been to this place on two quite different occasions - 1) packed for a special music event and buffet on a weekend and 2) on a very quiet weekday night - both were good for different reasons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely neighborhood find
    marjacVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    First experience at Sunset Cafe but I've wanted to try it for years. Food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Soothing but not invasive live Brazilian music played by a duo of guitar players. Lots of fun to have an opportunity to try authentic Portugese dishes. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate