Cafe Deluxe - West End

4.1
500 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Cafe Deluxe is an American bistro that combines the charm of a neighborhood restaurant with the energy of a bustling eatery. Washingtonians have enjoyed the friendly service and casual dining experience for over 20 years.

The diverse breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus showcase fresh classics made from scratch. Menu favorites include Steak Frites and Grilled Meatloaf, the Spinach, Feta and Tomato Omelet for breakfast to the Prosciutto Mac & Cheese created from traditional recipes and seasonal ingredients.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to a Deluxe Brunch or Dinner! We’ll be rolling out extra special features for the holiday as well as offering your Cafe Deluxe favorites.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for Easter Brunch or Dinner featuring special menu items as well as your Cafe Deluxe favorites!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 500 People Are Saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've visited for lunch and staffs were super friendly. Also, special menus were very delicious!!

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NM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was nice, although one order was missed so it came after the others. Desserts were great.

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YR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Horrible lighting.. decent service.. so so food

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OT
Washington DC
182 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Solid food but terribly inattentive service. Really bad. Usually a reliable, but not spectacular, lunch spot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Server was distracted and made a couple different mistakes. Meal took more than 40 minutes to come out despite the restaurant being half empty. Listing indicates this place is family friendly, but really not. Cloth napkin place, with everyone there giving us looks for having a kid.

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M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

We've enjoyed going to Cafe Deluxe at other locations for years, but noted that the quality was going downhill ... and this visit was the worst. I ordered the salmon eggs Benedict, but the dish could have been plain oatmeal for all the flavor that it had. Hollandaise sauce with no spark, salmon that was dry and chalky ... it was like someone had bleached all the flavors out. Service was spotty. But the location is nice--we had a great table by the big windows, with lots of street activity to watch while we waited for our food.

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OT
Washington DC
182 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid lunch spot - nothing special.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This restaurant is in my neighborhood and the food is fine (though nothing really special - pretty basic and boring menu) but the service is very inconsistent. I find this interesting because a nearby restaurant , North Italia, just opened and their service is great.

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AP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business lunch. Highly recommend.

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JR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

We met old friends for a lovely dinner last Saturday at Cafe Deluxe. I made a reservation, so our table was ready when we arrived, a spacious and fairly quiet table so we could catch up and talk. Food was good and service was adequate, I think the great table we had and the fairly quiet ambience of the restaurant made it a great experience for us. I would definitely go back to Cafe Deluxe, any time we want to meet up, relax with friends, and enjoy a nice evening.

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OT
Washington DC
182 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice day to sit outside. Salmon special was excellent. Attentive service.

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R
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I'd been to Cafe Deluxe at Tyson's and this felt like a basic diner by comparison--a little run down, bad coffee. The Tyson's venue is more upscale. Food and service were good, however. We were here mid-afternoon on Sunday and were pleased with the brunch and lunch offerings--something for everyone. Good for decently priced, basic food. I probably would look for other options next time I'm in the area but this is a good place for families with kids. Nothing to write home about, though.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Host was rude and unapproachable. Short young lady with long hair . She looks Indian.

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F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Nothing spectacular about this place. The service was sub par. It was cold, with fans blowing in the winter. The food was fair.

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Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Breakfast. A weekday, so quiet. Blueberry pancakes should be made with fresh berries. It seem like they were over hydrated dried blueberries. The milk that was provided for the coffee was awesome as it was hot! Loved that.

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FR
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

On a rainy Friday night in DC we were looking for available and convenient. Glad that Cafe Deluxe was across from our hotel.

Nice spot with a diverse menu. Salmon and pasta with bolognese
were our choices. Also ordered some drinks. We were in the less busy side of the restaurant. We found the device concerned but not readily available.

The entrees were well prepared but wouldn’t have minded paying more for a larger portion. That said I would recommend this restaurant and happily return.

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HH
London
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Decent, basic food. However, service was very poor. The waitress didn't know much about the menu particulars. She didn't even know if they carried Chamomile tea and other obvious items.

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e
New England
44 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Solid food in a busy and nice room. Good service and a nice brunch menu.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a wonderful surprise. The hotel’s Cafe Deluxe was cheaper than surrounding restaurants and the food was very good! It had a very pleasant atmosphere- great style. The wait staff was a little slow but nice. Their gluten free buns were EXCELLENT! They looked like they were homemade - moist, tasty, and nothing like a dry Udi’s. I even forgot to order my grilled chicken sandwich with a gluten free bun (my mistake) and they brought me one and didn’t even charge me! Unheard of. We ate there both nights of our stay- great food at great prices.

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CP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Decent food. Poor service from hostess and waiter.

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s
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice casual place. Great location. Service was friendly. Food was good.
Would be nice for big groups or casual dining, but not for intimate or upscale dinners

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DM
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good lunch spot. Friendly servers.

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B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Service was spotty and from FOUR servers who see,ed not to communicate wi5h each other. The chowder was not hit and filled with lu,is of flour. Back to the Wisconsin Avenue branch high never disappoints.

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AS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I love this restaurant but the service was horrible on Saturday, they were very slow and while I asked for a quiet table, we still rarely saw our server. I had to chance them down to start service and then again to get our check.

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SS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abby was great waitress

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JF
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as always.

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F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Food was okay, service was something to be desired!

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JD
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was fantastic. Harry, our waiter, was wonderful. The food was awesome and plentiful. The desserts were to die for.

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SS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abby the waitress was Excellent

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E
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Mediocre place with mediocre food and bad service, wouldn’t go again

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s
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Had to keep asking for refills on our water and sodas. Had to track down 3 different servers to get refills. The sauce on my sons chicken sandwich was great but spicy and that didn't go well w/o drinks. He was almost miserable waiting on water refill. Waiter kept pushing and urging us to try meals/entrees that were not on the menu. We saw what we wanted on the menu, but he kept insisting we try things not on the menu. We finally had to tell him matter of factly that we weren't interested in what he was suggesting. It just started to become very annoying and uncomfortable. Overall the food was wonderful, but very poor service!

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c
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very tasty veggie burger and great seasonal dessert.

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LT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere; great food at reasonable price. I’ll be back!

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H
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The server forgot my order of turkey for my omelet order

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Would recommend. Great price, decent food and friendly staff :) we had just got into Washington, we were very tired and it was great to be able to pop in, casual dress, eat and leave.

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ES
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stumbled in because near hotel, pleasantly surprised. Great salads, too!

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NC
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for lunch or dinner! Creative menu and exceptional service.

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CD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great selection ...meatloaf especially tasty.

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m
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It started off good, had to ask for wife’s wine, when arrived it had been sitting for some time as it was no longer cool but room temp. Calamari was clumped together it big balls of batter sauce was chili sauce was in one spot would not recommend. Buffalo burger was great along with sweet potato fries. Kids meals were good. Overall it seemed disorganized and instead of being asked if there was something we needed we had to ask for drinks, refills and the check. Not a great experience.

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TE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We were there on a Sunday evening and was seated immediately. The restaurant was not crowded but the wait time between being seated and the server showing up was not great. The same thing happened at the end of the meal to the extent that we had to ask another server to find our server to get the check. The food was good but the desserts were amazing! I recommend the apple crisp and berry cobbler. We would return again if in that part of town.

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