Cafe Renaissance

4.8
2744 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.



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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 2744 people are saying
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vipLoriB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely experience, as always. Food was delicious, portions generous and service friendly and welcoming. Like many restaurants, they are having labor issues and patience is required between courses. We love the warmth of their service, the well-crafted meals and special touches. We will be back!

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WilliamM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The two of us were warmly welcomed by the owner who is very present welcoming, taking orders, clearing tables and showing individual interest at each table. They had a variety of specials. Food was excellent , presented well and hot. Service was also good! Highly recommended!

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DebraO
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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GeorgeO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe R is always an outstanding dining expierence, wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DougS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our Special Event restaurant. The owners are the nicest people you will meet, and their staff are so professional. The meals are always great creations and well-prepared. Our favorite “course” is the flaming Irish Coffee.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Roundup to a 4-star! Attentive services, especially from the super nice/ friendly owner! However, foods is only average to above average at the most. Duck Confit appetizer & Veal are the highlight, Halibut, Snapper & Salmon are only ok!

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Caroline
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Delicious food. Exceptional staff. Wonderful experience!

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vipmandp
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Renaissance is my favorite restaurant. Owner Saeed, his chef and staff turn eating out into a most pleasurable experience. The cozy dining room with its fresh floral displays and art-filled walls offers the perfect ambience for a special occasion. I believe that if you try it once, you'll return.

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TomS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with nice atmosphere and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It was good but we felt we would get better attention for our anniversary.

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vipbasiak
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant family owned. Food was of highest quality and very nicely presented. Service very good. Will definitely be back

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JakeN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love coming to this place. Everyone is so hospitable and treats you like a regular. The food is terrific!

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Thom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten there for years. We were so glad that it survived the virus shutdowns and we would recommend it highly to anyone who wants lovely atmosphere, delicious food, and attentive staff.

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LarryD
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was parfait. Everything. From reception to desert.

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moi2
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner! We started with French onion soup, salad, then both had the roasted halibut. Everything was delicious! Our waitress, Nicole, was very attentive and efficient.

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vipRichard
Raleigh
83 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outside dining. Excellent food and service. Good drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there at 645 on a Friday and it was packed. That was good to see.

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GVEE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice for anniversary dinner! Charming, excellent food, nice ambiance. We will be back!

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vipMarion
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful desserts made in house!

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Cade Renaissance was a first class treat for my whole family. We were celebrating a special birthday and we’re well cared for!!! The food, atmosphere, and service were exquisite!!!

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vipMarion
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had two kinds of veal… both outstanding. Vegetables were very appealing.

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aldc
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our large group just tried this neighborhood gem for the first time, and loved it! We ordered from their tasting menu as well as a la carte. The food and service were high quality, and, in my view, beat lots of high-end chain restaurants. The owner was attentive and courteous, offering free dessert to the kids. We sat outdoor, and the waiters and the owner wore masks the whole time, which made us feel quite safe. Highly recommend!

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vipmathias
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As has been my experience before at this restaurant, the menu struck a lot of the right notes. Fish was prepared expertly, salad was generous, drinks were generous. Service left nothing to be desired.

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Renie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good
Ambiance was good service excellent

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Retired
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old World elegance, fine dining, fine wine. The four of us had a wonderful time, no sense of being rushed out to turn the table, personal attention from the owner, and a special birthday dessert. The birthday lady had a special evening, and was very happy.

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TracyT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrates our anniversary there, great food & drinks, nice service and pleasant place.

Definitely come back again!

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MAGGIANOSTYSONSCORNER
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice experience. Staff was attentive. Food was great!

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Brad
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Secret of Vienna, Va. Everyone you interact with here makes feel at home and they are all more than glad go way out of the way to make your dining experience unique and special with personal attention to your wants and needs. They even will sometimes create a desert at your table, just for your table. Not on the menu as far as I know. This just happens and not every visit..... put yourself in their dining care and enjoy a relaxed meal with friends you bring and the friends there to serve you. Plan at least 2.5 hrs meal time for your experience at the Cafe Renaissance!!
You (I) will return.

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vipGlenH
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saeed and his team were amazing. Such a special night with wonderful food and amazing service. We felt like family. We can’t wait to return!

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Joan
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Romantic dining experience. Easy parking.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid food with a nice wine list. great service, super welcoming staff.
This place has been around under same ownership for many years. A meal at Cafe Renaissance is more like going to your local neighborhood cafe than fancy French restaurant and this was best part of the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday
Very accommodating

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vipMoonbeamMcSwine
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They offer a nice variety of seafood, excellently prepared, and served quite well. It's a little "spendie" but seems worth it.

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vipNoVAfoodlover
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As nice as it was before the pandemic. Great food and service. This is one of the real serious restaurants in Northern Virginia.

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MichaelMcVicker
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. The owners are friendly and professional, the food is outstanding, and the atmosphere is beautiful and quiet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic French brasserie style restaurant with a menu to match - it’s all about the sauce. Leans more to seafood than meat, but the filet mignon and veal scaloppine are every bit the rival. The extensive wine list is to die for. Well worth the excursion to Vienna to find this gem tucked into what looks to be a string of restaurants off the beaten path. An exquisite find that won’t disappoint.

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Marilyn
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed Cafe Renaissance for many years. They have a tradition of superb service and excellent cuisine, and every experience met these criteria.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. Interior is dated. Service is good but a bit slow as the host also serves as the only waiter.

Cafe Renaissance
Responded on July 6, 2021

We had 5 staff tending the floor.

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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 2744 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.