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About Cafe Deluxe - Cleveland Park

Cafe Deluxe, an American bistro combining the charm of a neighborhood restaurant with the energy of a bustling European eatery, serves fresh and innovative classics in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Washingtonians have enjoyed the friendly service and casual dining experience for over 20 years. The diverse brunch, lunch and dinner menus combine traditional fare like Steak Frites and Grilled Meatloaf with menu favorites ranging from the Spinach, Feta and Tomato Omelet for brunch to the Grilled Atlantic Salmon Nicoise Salad, and the Prosciutto Mac & Cheese to the Ahi Tuna Tacos.

3228 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Bistro, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Macomb ST NW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 686-2233

Website:
http://www.cafedeluxe.com/

Parking Details:
Nearby street parking available.
Covered parking at the Cathedral.

Executive Chef:
Juan Valdez

Private Party Facilities:
We offer warm and welcoming private or semi-private rooms, thoughtfully created and customized menus, dedicated staff providing gracious, anticipatory service perfect for any group and budget. Your event, whether it’s an intimate party, a large social event, or important 
business meeting, it will be as effortless as it is memorable. The Private Dining Room can seat up to 40 guests and is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Private Party Contact:
Raquel Mercado: (202) 465-4677

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Deluxe - Cleveland Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Comfort Food (14)
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Casual (14)
Good for Groups (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food. Good service. Very attentive and helpful. Convenient for breakfast before going to the National Cathedral.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The four of us enjoyed our dinner at Café Deluxe. The salads were crisp and well dressed. I had the Greek, two house salads and one Caesar salad. They were above average in size and abundant. I had a very nice chicken breast on a bed of barley with steamed broccoli on the side. The chicken breast was moist and the barley was cooked perfectly and complimented the chicken. One crab-crake dinner was applauded by one of the ladies as been superb. Other female diner, my date, was overwhelmed at the lamb shank which was tender, juicy and seasoned to perfection. The lamb shank came with a whipped mashed potatoes. Last entrée was a pasta in red sauce that was enjoyed by Jeffrey. The pasta was al dente and the sauce was smooth and well seasoned. Wine was enjoyed and the evening was splendid.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This classic restaurant now has competition from five fairly new restaurants within three blocks. I'm happy to say it holds its own, in terms of value, ambiance, and delicious food. Remains a favorite!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I ordered two specific items that were either mixed with something else or it was not given until I had to request it. I know that the waiters don't write down the orders but there where two people listening that I thought one of them would catch these details.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a server who was pretty new I think and quite bad. He didn’t offer water, took a long time to take out orders (after other people who I arrived before; my companion arrived earlier), and brought our food so slowly that the poached eggs were hard. We asked for a redo of the eggs and they turned out fine. The kitchen gave us more home fries and a second fruit cup which was nice but a personal appearance (apology) and maybe a comped item would’ve made the experience better and made it more likely that we’ll go back again soon.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great neighborhood place. Always dependable good food, and you never feel ripped off.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful lunch on a lovely day on the outdoor patio. I have experienced too much noise when dining inside, so chose to go on a day when we could eat outside. I had the salmon, beet, and arugula salad. My friend had the bison burger. Both very good, though her bison burger was undercooked in the middle. We shared the chocolate chip cookie in the skillet with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Delish!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went for brunch on Sunday and the food was poor. The potatoes cold and tasteless, the fruit cup was a very small amount of out of watery melon and one grape. A simple request for my friend's main course was not done as requested and my main was not remarkable. All in all, things would have been better at Dennys. We will not return.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

First off I would like to say that the service was fantastic. Food mediocre at best ordered a burger medium itvwas rare if you want to call it that. Tuna tacos once again not cooked properly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very lovely service! Food was okay.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Too much noise

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant with normal menu and good selection. The value is excellent with meals typically under $20, and sandwich selections very affordable. The salmon we had was excellent, cooked beautifully and presented beautifully too. Our server was very good and attentive, and cheerfully happy. I strongly recommend Cafe Deluxe here and at the West End locations - both are excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 11, 2017

It was my first time at Cafe Deluxe and I was impressed with their menu, the food and the service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Cafe Deluxe (or the Celebrity Cafe as we have dubbed it) is a wonderful neighborhood treasure. Great for brunch, lunch or dinnerand there are so many excellent servers, such as Ron, who waited on our table yesterday. Best brunch items: any omelet, Bistro Deluxe, sausages, blueberry pancakes, ham and cheese croissant. Dinner items: lamb shank, steak frites, large salads, roasted half chicken.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Average to poor food. They could do much better with a little effort.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Good Foodcand excellent Service! Never have been let down!

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Cafe Deluxe is often uneven in food quality. This visit was a real disappointment. Ordered the summer special Grilled Pork Chop with grilled asparagus, peach salsa, potato salad. It was the toughest pork chop I have ever encountered. The asparagus was tasteless and almost raw, the peach salsa seemed to be two or three slices of peaches on top--which may have been canned.Service and ambience were fine but I won't be back for a long time,if at all.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

My out of town guests were very impressed! Excellent food, wonderful service. Fantastic value.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Consistently good food and responsive friendly service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Negative: Server Tatum's voice - the 3 of us had to keep asking her to speak up and even when we did, (she seemed annoyed) and barely raised her voice -it was difficult to hear outside with the traffic. Also, her skills at "reading the table" meaning if 3 people are gathered closely clearly discussing something personal and important, you don't come and interrupt to clear dishes. She did this several times. Even when I was to her, she did not get the hint and would return. I expect servers at a white table cloth restaurant to have people skills and determine when is a good time (aside from bringing food, of course) to clear when others are eating and engaging in intimate conversation, etc. I gave her a 20% tip, but she did not deserve it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The service is awful but the food is good.
Basically it takes 20 minutes to get our drinks and even longer to get our food.

It usually takes me hunting down the manager to get our food in a decent time. What's even more appalling is that they don't even give you a bread basket for the ridiculous wait time except other people get it automatically. And I have seen like 4 tables who came in after my group get their food before us.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The restaurant was having a maintenance issue in the restrooms right before our party sat down. We were moved and they took our orders and served our food. Food was okay. The issue was the bathrooms were all not operational and when I tried to take my 4 year old to the restroom we were told that none of the bathrooms were operational, not even for staff, and there was a sewage issue. I asked how they were still open, operating, seating people, and serving food with no working bathrooms and a sewage issue. Digusting

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Cafe Deluxe far exceeded my expectations. All 5 of us had delicious meal and each one was different. We arrived ahead of the Sunday crowd so our food came in a timely manner. Will be going back in the future.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Cold coffee and omelet. Cold coffee and omelet. The food was cold...supposed to be hot.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Hoping it was an off day for Cafe Deluxe. Very slow service and mistakes on our order.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Only one criticism. When I asked the waitress if they had a house cab, she indicated they did mumbling as she departed. When the check came, I noticed the wine she had brought me was the most expensive by the glass cab. When someone asks about house wine, they mean lowest price wine. If she had just said "no" to my question, I would have ordered the cab that was about less per glass. It was crowded and I am a considerate person so I did not bring it up. But, I certainly do not appreciate this kind of treatment. It is a small thing, but tells me wait staff needs more training.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Brunch on Sunday morning - the service was excellent as we had an earnest young man who aimed to please - he was very responsive but not overly so. The food was OK - nothing special. The biscuits tasted store-bought and the omelets were standard. I was allowed to substitute a small salad for the potatoes which I appreciated. The corn-flakes crusting the French toast was quite soggy. The coffee was good. A small child was at the table next to us making a very loud fuss; it took the mom a long time to leave the premises with the child. Understandable, but certainly decreased our enjoyment.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We had a very nice brunch, sat inside because the sun was so bright, we normally like sitting outside and enjoying the Cathederal bells. Food was excellent - my wife and our granddaughter had the French toast and I had the salmon scrambled eggs. Server, Lucie S, was awesome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Other than some initial confusion about the reservation.,, my name was on the Open Table reservation... there were no other problems. The waiter was efficient and decidedly very patient with my guest who misread the menu, complained about the entree.... waiter replaced it quickly with no mention that the confusion was not the restaurant's fault... a class act!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 9, 2017

I have now been to this restaurant a number of times. It is very close to where I live and therefore very convenient for me. The food is only so-so. I ordered a martini and it was served warm. My main course was tasteless. I ordered dessert and it was a huge portion. There were two of us eating together and we could finish it. The dessert was supposed to come with cinnamon but was served with vanilla ice cream instead with no explanation as to why there was a substitute. Our waiter was nice and helpful, but he seemed to have too many tables to cover, so we had a hard time getting his attention. This restaurant is in such a great location and the interior build-out is very nice, it is a shame that the food and service don't match the ambience and location.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Stella pression, Stella cidre and chocolate PB milkshake. We took our grandson to dinner and he loved the Porter burger with a side of Mac & cheese, while we enjoyed the salmon dinner. This is a wonderful little neighborhood restaurant...shhh...don't tell anyone.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Wonderful place
Nice atmosphere
Good food
Highly recommend it for any occasion

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 4, 2017

When we request that the appetizer (flatbread) be brought out first, why can't kitchen handle that? I know our server heard our request clearly but we still got everything at once.

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·Dined on July 2, 2017

Excellent service. Table was ready when we arrived. The food was great!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We had excellent service but the food was seriously underwhelming. I ordered an omelette and my friend had pancakes that came with eggs. She did not see the eggs mentioned on the menu and was not asked how she wanted them cooked, so they were scrambled, and she doesn't eat scrambled eggs, so that food went to waste. My omelette was good, however the home fries on the side were seriously under-cooked. I've never seen home fries that are not even browned, and these were shiny with whatever oil they were cooked in, not browned, and too firm for my taste.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

My table was not set when I arrived (on time). I had to wait for them to put two together to accommodate my eight guests. Plus, we had no shade - which made it unbearable.
But the young waiter was pleasant and the food was good.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Always a good bet fro Brunch, this Mother's Day the chef brought out a tasty quiche/salad/fruit combination. Service was excellent, as always. It pays to make a reservation, because Sunday Brunch at Cafe Deluxe is very popular.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Solid neighborhood spot. They've also made some great improvements to the menu around the past year or so. Worth another visit if you haven't been in a while.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Chaotic brunch.. need more staff.. our food took 45 minutes to come out!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Table for four to celebrate Elizabeth's birthday - staff had selected a special booth and written/decorated it with a Happy Birthday message. Halibut special was delicious, as were the traditional steak frites. Server Megan was outstanding, adding to a list we have noted of outstanding servers at Cafe Deluxe.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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