Great place as always and the service is perfect .
The experience started off bad when they wouldn't let the entire party sit together even though there was plenty of room to have a table of 10 sit together. The server kept disappearing for 10-15 mins at a time. The food we ordered took 30 mins to be brought to our table. If you look at the time our tickets were closed out you will see we arrived right at noon but did not leave until almost 1:30pm.
My company uses Café Deluxe quite often for luncheons for both the office and clients this was very disappointing.
Christmas brunch with co-workers.
great breakfast in the west end. great coffee and great service. would be my go to if i lived in this neighborhood
A very unremarkable dinner. Bar noise intrudes into the outer dining room area and ruins any chance for a quiet conversation. Staff were polite, but that’s the best complement to be given. Food also average in all respects. Just no outstanding reason(s) to choose to go here.
you cannot go wrong with a restaurant that has comfort foods on the menu and desserts that you cannot decide from and soups that you literally want to lick the bowl clean...i would eat here every day of the week
Food was decent but they only seem to offer powdered eggs for breakfast. That was disappointing - ketchup helped!
Nice lunch menu and setting (lots of windows), but this location isn't as good as the Tysons and Cathedral Park locations. The fish was overcooked, and the server never brought bread. In general, the service was lacking. But based on dining experiences at the other locations, I highly recommend the roast chicken and the salmon nicoise salad.
Food was great, but service was lacking. Very hard to track people down to get drink refills, etc. Waitor confirmed food correctly, but entered it wrong. Took a while to correct the food, which was for a child. By the time the food came, he didn’t want to eat. Restaurant didn’t offer anything or even check in while we were waiting or afterwards.
Great place for a casual business lunch. The Mahi sandwich was generous and nicely prepared. Chicken Pot Pie is flavorful, filling and features a light, flaky crust. Prices are fair, service good and one can carry on a conversation without a raised voice.
Great service and food. I ordere the Deluxe Breakfast with a pancake substitute and it was really tasty. I will definitely be back.
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.
Only go here because it is convenient and I don’t feel like cooking. The manner of the waiter made us feel uncomfortable.
This relatively new restaurant is a good alternative to other neighborhood spots, most of which are either pricier and stuffier or more of the burger joint category. Food was served promptly and congenially.
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.
Great food Maithili excellent service. Fresh and flavorful. Nice place a few blocks north of Foggy Bottom. 2nd visit, and coming back!
The place was noisy, the service was and the food was mediocre. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.
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.
This is my favorite go to place for a casual business lunch. Never a disappointment with the food or service, and if you get there around 11:15, it's quiet.
They messed up the order three times
Great location food and service,
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.
Food was good - service was great. Staff was accommodating to a family with six very poorly behaved children - their patience was amazing!
Service was very quick, waitress was very attentive to us, and the food was delicious. Will visit again.
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.
The food was very mediocre and the service of was just adequate
The food is always amazing & the service extremely courteous.
Solid Cobb salad. Seems to be a lot of new servers being trained.
Entrees came before appetizers. Ridiculous. The kitchen and waut staff are not in sync
Cafe deluxe at this location never disappoints... love it here!
The one up off Wisconsin .. not so good!
Richard is a great server. Look forward to seeing him
Good spot for brunch before a Kennedy Center show.
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.
The location is excellent and we enjoyed the food, but the service was erratic -- definitely not the same level as the quality of what came out of the kitchen.
Server was excellent- working bar and bar tables
Food was ok - not the finest but it worked for cost
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.
Food was very good, service was a little slow but we weren't in a rush so it didn't matter. Overall good food would go back again.
Great food and service! Will definitely be back again soon.