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Cafe Renaissance, Vienna, VA

Cafe Renaissance

4.8
4.8
2780 Reviews
$50 and over
French
For lovers of food, wine and romance,
Cafe Renaissance is your first choice in
intimate dining. Located in the heart of downtown Vienna, Cafe Renaissance
offers a quiet and charming ambiance
that will complement any dinner.



Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 938-3311

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ocean Joseph

  • Catering

    We can provide catering for your functions . You can visit or Google Cafe Renaissance take out menu and order great meals with very reasonable price point.

  • Private party facilities

    Available for your private parties in 2 rooms in our restaurant. Examples are Board meetings, Birthday events, rehearsal dinners, private Teas and Baby showers.

  • Neighborhood

    Vienna

  • Cross street

    Glyndon st and Maple ave ( rout 123 )

  • Parking details

    In front of the restaurant or in the back area of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    We are located about 2 miles from Vienna and Dun poring metro stations. So a short cab drive is needed from any of the 2 Stations.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea.

    $40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every last Saturday of the month and enjoy our tea sandwiches along with homemade jam , sconce and variety of different French pastries and mousses.

What 2,780 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Value

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Romantic

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Special Occasion

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Notable Wine List

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Special Occasion

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    French

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  1. DO

    DebraO

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and excellent service in an elegant setting.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful atmosphere with great service. Good was great. Had a great experience. Thanks for being there for us with such a unique and amazing place.
  3. D

    Diegoh

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a traditional French restaurant. White tablecloths, great food, great service. Good wines. Nest restaurant in the area.
  4. S

    Sara

    Richmond

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service. Amazing desserts. Generous drinks. This was our second time and we’ll be back!
  5. SF

    SeanF

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating at this longtime Vienna favorite. We were seated immediately and ordered delicious pre-dinner drinks. We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings and left stuffed! The appetizer was a combination of four items with sauces, followed by a salad, Alaskan halibut, beef tenderloin and finished off with a trio of desserts. The wines were perfectly matched to the food. The owner is a delightful host and has a great sense of humor. The crowd was a mix of old and younger adults, with most being families. We'll definitely visit again.
  6. DD

    DanD

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place, always treated as though we are special. Saed is a wonderful host, the chef always prepares something delicious and special and the desserts are always spectacular. We love going on special occasions and when friends visit.
  7. SL

    SeafoodLover

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a wonderful restaurant with excellent food and service. It’s not the cheapest, but I never regret going there. Thank you for a great dinner.
  8. MM

    MichaelM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience all around. It couldn't have been any better.
  9. A

    Alias

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, excellent service and welcoming atmospheric atmosphere, quiet surroundings, a tad pricey, but worth it. Recommend.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for a celebration! Owners and service is outstanding!!
  11. SB

    SheilaB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place for a lovely meal, lovely staff, terrific owner, & great food! Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy this restaurant & the food.
  12. S

    Smitty

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Renaissance never fails to deliver. Our hosts make you feel as if you are dining in their home, as does their staff. The wine and drink list is extensive and high-quality. The food is superb and you never feel rushed. Perfect for special occasions or just a really great evening!
  13. R

    Roberto

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The variety of the dishes offered is very good. The quality of the food is excellent. The service is efficient. I have been dining there for many years (except during the pandemic).
  14. m

    moi2

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful evening! Excellent food and personal service. We are moving away and this was our farewell dinner. We will NEVER find another restaurant as wonderful as Cafe Renaissance!
  15. P

    Pete

    Washington DC

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and excellent food on a cozy small restaurant.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    In our experience, Cafe Renaissance has been always a safe choice for good food in a pleasant atmosphere, the staff is friendly and owner's presence adds to overall comfort.
  17. CD

    ClaudiaD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Renaissance is definitely one of our new favorite dining establishments. Very pleased to support an independent privately owned restaurant. The owner Mr. Saeed and staff provided exceptional service and the food of equal quality.
  18. H

    Harold

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time celebrating a birthday at the Renaissance Cafe. Service was swift and the food was very excellent. The proprietor himself was waiting tables, which was charming! We enjoyed ourselves immensely, and never felt rushed. I highly recommend Renaissance Cafe for a high end dining experience.
  19. SR

    StacyR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a little neighborhood gem! Will definitely go again. Small, quaint and definitely unique! Food was very good. We were celebrating an anniversary so splurged with the chateaubriand - very worth it! Bananas Foster was scrumptious as well.
  20. AW

    AndrewW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French ambience, cuisine and presentation for Father's day.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were very pleasantly surprised with this restaurant tucked away in strip mall in Vienna VA. The service from the owner down to the bus boy was exemplary. The wine list offerings and the menu very impressive . All in all a very pleasant experience We will be going back again-often!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of all the places in Northern VA to dine out for a birthday celebration, Cafe Renaissance came out on top. They really made my mom feel special for her birthday and the sparkler and dessert platter was the extra touch. The whole restaurant whole join in to sing and clap. Our server was very engaging and hilarious. He had the whole dinning room laughing all night. It was a fabulous experience and we will definitely return!
  23. BR

    BRIDGETD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I live in the Napa Valley in California, but come to Northern Virginia monthly for work. Cafe Renaissance is our go to place for important business dinners or celebrations. The hospitality and care they show their customers is second to none. The overall experience and cuisine is excellent. Highly recommend.
  24. M

    Midsummer

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful food at this restaurant. We were so glad to go there.
  25. MF

    MichaelF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a wonderful evening of excellent food, smooth service and a gracious owner/host who revels in making every diner’s experience remarkable. This should be a go to destination for anyone who loves classic French cuisine!
  26. SO

    SaraO

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience! We were celebrating our anniversary and went with the prix fixe 5 course dinner, which was fabulous. Our waiter was informative, knowledgeable and made a great effort to ensure that we were enjoying ourselves and our meal. They had an impressive wine selection with a wide array of good quality and affordable bottles, including a white Chateauneuf du pape, which are hard to find in the US. The food was delicious and the evening was divine.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food tremendous. Service perfect. Great way to spend some time with my wife celebrating her birthday. Quiet, great atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommend. Bravo team Cafe Renaissance!
  28. m

    melanddonny

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, phenomenal service, lovely intimate setting. The cocktails and food were all delicious with old world attention to detail and sedate European dining pace.
  29. m

    moi2

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent evening - great wine and food, attentive service, and a warm, cordial atmosphere. Couldn't be better.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been visiting this restaurant since 5 years and always have a great experience of food, nice drinks and best service. The owner and the manager, one of the best person to take care of each and every table with nice food recommendations and best service. Thanks for being there for us.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was great.
  32. VF

    VeggieFoodie

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a welcome! As a vegetarian, I am always wary of going to places who have very limited options on their menu. But when I made my reservations, I said vegetarian. We were greeted by the owner Sayeed and just made comfortable throughout the dinner. The complimentary dessert was very much appreciated. Everything that came to the table was delicious!
  33. GO

    GeorgeO

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding, it is alway a special evening going there.
  34. PP

    PegP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gem! Sayeed us a delight and a wonderful host.
  35. W

    Wilson

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The restaurant was full for Mother's Day dining. Lots of spirited conversation. Our wine and food was very good and service was excellent... Very enjoyable.
  36. LF

    LuvofFood

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    We hadn’t been back in a few years and decided to go for Mother’s day. I have to say we were a bit disappointed. The chairs we were in were falling apart, the table rocked the whole time and it was so difficult to get up as there is not much space between tables to even walk to the bathroom. Food was good but this was not a $400 meal. Unfortunately we will not be back.

    Cafe RenaissanceResponded on May 12, 2022Thank you dear for sharing your experience here. We should always remember that avoiding big Holidays, like Valentin’s, Mother’s Day and New Years Eve is the best course of action. We really did the best we could have done. Turned the tables 4 times and had tables for every party that arrived. If you visit us on any other day, you will have a much better experience along with a much lower invoice.

  37. ML

    MzLiz

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I have mixed emotions to share here cause the dining room is lovely. The personnel very geniune and helpful BUT they had placed extra chairs out and the one I got AND SAT in was dripping wet with smelly nasty water of some sort. And we were dressed up for Mother's day they did not offer any discount or any free wine just an Im sorry and table cloth to sit on / on a dry chair but my nice slacks were smelly all the way home like dirty sink water. it ruined the visit. other than that the price is SUPER high but nice quality.
  38. S

    Sonia

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service. Delicious food. Will be back!
  39. K

    Kyle

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is a beautiful, small restaurant with a cuisine I would describe as more French than anything else, but perhaps continental would do. It is located in a small strip mall that you would barely notice if you were driving by. But if you decided not to stop at this restaurant because it's tucked away in an unprepossessing mall you'd be making a mistake. Inside it is elegant, quiet and great food.
  40. DO

    DebraO

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Renaissance continues to be my favorite restaurant in Northern Virginia. The setting is beautiful and elegant. The owner is always on site and treats each patron as an honored guest. The service is attentive without being stuffy. The food is delicious; no hesitation is given in granting special requests. For example, my dinner companion requested a white sauce instead of red on her pasta; no problem. I asked for mushrooms with my escargot; no problem. Absolutely wonderful experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Cafe Renaissance offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 938-3311.

Cafe Renaissance is rated 4.8 stars by 2780 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cafe Renaissance

163 Glyndon Street, SE, Vienna, VA 22180

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Glyndon st and Maple ave ( rout 123 )

  • Neighborhood

    Vienna

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    In front of the restaurant or in the back area of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    We are located about 2 miles from Vienna and Dun poring metro stations. So a short cab drive is needed from any of the 2 Stations.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ocean Joseph

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 938-3311

  • Catering

    We can provide catering for your functions . You can visit or Google Cafe Renaissance take out menu and order great meals with very reasonable price point.

  • Private party facilities

    Available for your private parties in 2 rooms in our restaurant. Examples are Board meetings, Birthday events, rehearsal dinners, private Teas and Baby showers.

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