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About Cafe Deluxe - West End
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.
Washington, DC 20037
American, Burgers, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 6:30 am to11:00 am
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 am to 11:00 am
Daily: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Happy Hour - at the bar:
Monday through Friday 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Sunday through Thursday: 5:00 pm to11:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm to 12:30 am
corner of 22nd and M Street NW @ the Hilton Garden Inn
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking, garage parking and valet parking are available.
Daily Parking Rates - valet access from 22nd Street
0 - 2 Hours - $10.00
2 – 3 Hours - $15.00
Anything above 3 Hours will be the full rate of $45.00
Four blocks from Dupont Circle (Red Line) and Foggy Bottom (Orange and Blue Lines) Metro stations.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe Deluxe offers a wide variety of private and semi-private space with a diverse selection of catering menus to fit any meeting or social event.
Cafe Deluxe - West End Ratings and Reviews
We were looking for somewhere close to where we were staying. There was availability here for a Friday night. It was fairly busy which is always a good sign. Wait staff were attentive and friendly. Good choices on the menu. We both ordered burgers. One well done the other medium. Nothing to write home about my medium was on the dry side but it was well seasoned. Plenty of fries. Good value for what we got.
It has been a few years since I was last at Cafe Deluxe. The reasons, sadly have not been remedied and thus it will be a long time til I bother to come back. Long wait time, food out of order, waiter disappeared often and for most of the meal, incorrect items served, food fairly mediocre. (my mussels dish had an oz of extremely salty liquid). We went early to enjoy a meal at our leisure, and ended up rushing through dessert in order to get out in time for our movie.
Definitely inattentive, expensive, mediocre food. Sadly, this has not changed in a number of years and includes the Bethesda location as well (previous visit). Only at the very end was the manager involved, and apologized for the service and wished we had told him. If perhaps he walked through his dining rooms, we might have. But until I complained about how we were paying the bill, we never saw him. A shame for a long time DC restauarnt.
The place had a great atmosphere due to the large windows it had looking out onto the street and was very quiet for a Sunday brunch. Overall I would say our experience was average. Not bad, just not great, especially for the price. I really loved the Cast-Iron Cinnamon Roll, but the Deluxe Breakfast and the French Toast were both just okay. Our server was courteous but again the service was just average. Again, not a bad restaurant, but there is better quality for the same price.
Food was good but service was not good. After seating it took 15 minutes to get our orders taken. The water refill guy came around twice while waiting for our waiter. When food came the server barely spoke and just handed food to the first person and we had to pass around the table to the right person. Also, hair in the food. At least they took care of hat quickly. We weren't in a huge hurry but it took 10 minutes to get the check and another ten for the waiter to come get it; he walked by the table a few times but wouldn't look over; didn't want to tell to the guy. Overall not a great experience.
This is a hard place to review. The food was flavorful and very reasonably priced, and that may bring us back. Unfortunately, the service was awkward. The host openly discussed, out loud, how he was going to seat us at a different table than he originally planned - allegedly to give us better service. Unfortunately, that was not the case. I had an extremely dirty coffee mug, our server greeted us by asking "what would you like," and then was mostly absent.
I might go back with a different server, but I'm not sure it's going to be a rush.
I had wanted to go to Cafe Deluxe for quite some time. We finally made it there last Friday before a Kennedy Center play. While the calamari appetizer was very good, my steak salad was mighty on the lettuce but very skimpy on the steak. Compared with other steak salads around town, this one paled. My husband and I both agreed--Cafe Deluxe is a pleasant dining experience, but with so many other choices in town, it will be awhile before we return.
Incredibly slow service, to the point that several people commented on it. Over 90 minutes for what was supposed to be a quick lunch. The food is good. After lunch, we decided to order several desserts that came with ice cream. It looked as though they'd been ready to bring out to us for some time as we waited--the ice cream was half (or more than half) melted, for four of the five desserts.
I usually enjoy this restaurant, however, on this day the service was TERRIBLE. The staff were more concerned with if cars parking in front the restaurant would hit the car that was already parked or not. I was the only person sitting in my section (literally), yet it took me 45 minutes to get a burger and fries, the waitress checked on me once, after complaining about cold food, AFTER the 45 minute wait, and when I gave her my card to pay my bill, it took her another 20 minutes to come back.
On this day, I popped In on my lunch break and was late getting back. Unacceptable!
I thought the restaurant was great for breakfast but lacked service at dinner. Personally I liked the breakfast options better than dinner, but of course depends on what you are looking. They did have hamburgers but no steak and limited choices like pork at dinner. Restaurant is very clean and looks good. Staff was friendly but just seemed understaffed with long wait times between check ins.
We were very disappointed. I've been here for brunch and was absolutely delighted. However, it seemed that because the night was ending their service declined tremendously. Only the hostess seemed to be on top of her game.
We waited, what seemed like ages, just to place our drink orders. Then we waited, what seemed like even more ages, to get the drinks. After all that waiting the drinks were absolutely disgusting. I'm not quite sure how drinks could possibly be made so poorly. Maybe the bartender was new or just gave up. Nonetheless, my very hungry party of four left and I'm not sure I'll ever be back (for dinner at least).
Staff was busy breaking down patio furniture, cleaning, and rough housing with each other to be bothered with customer service. We figured if the service and drinks were bad, let's not waste our time and money on the food.
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