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About Cafe Renaissance

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 lunch or dinner.

163 Glyndon Street, SE
Vienna, VA 22180
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 5pm to 9pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 938-3311

Website:
http://www.caferenaissance.com/

Specials

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We offer 2 sittings. first sitting starts at around 5.30 pm with 3 courses & 75 Dollars per guest. Second sitting at around 8.30 pm with 4 courses and 85 Dollar per guest.
Appetizers such as Duck leg confit or Scallops & Shrimps in Pesto'
Entrees like whole Maine Lobster, Venison or Halibut and mor

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Daily 5:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM

Cafe Renaissance Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (51)
Quiet Conversation (45)
Special Occasion (45)
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Good for a Date (42)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Notable Wine List (25)
Cozy (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Authentic (20)
Business Meals (13)
Fun (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Cafe Renaissance is always a very nice place for brunch, lunch or dinner. Once in a while an entree can be a bit off the mark. Brunch fish entree in Marsala sauce didn't exactly make it this time, but the restaurant will get many more opportunities with us to succeed.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed ourselves and the service was excellent. We both thought our entrees were just “satisfactory “. Not terrible but not terrific either. The restaurant is nicely decorated and quiet.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Have been going here since they opened in late 80’s. The food is consistent and service is excellent. The owner is a gem and is most gracious. They will accommodate your culinary needs whether you are on special diet or vegetarian.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This is our new favorite restaurant that we will go to time after time. It's great for a fine intimate dinner for two or to go with a small group of friends. The food was excellent as was the service. I also liked the busboy/helper who let us linger over our dinner and made us feel at ease. The waiter was friendly, most knowledgeable and attentive. After dinner the owner stopped by to offer us some port wine in appreciation for our being there and because he was gracious to his guests. Don't let the location, in a small strip mall, put you off. Go inside and enjoy a great meal.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Lots of wonderful personal touches and the chef is great. He went around and talked to all the guests.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Based on a friends recommendation I had been wanting to try this restaurant for some time.Food was very good. Service was great. The best part of the email was the dessert. Expected more authentic French dishes on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I have eaten at Cafe Renaissance over 50 times, and this last week was every bit as good as all the other times I have been there. Sayed & Ocen never miss a beat.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This is my third time eating at Café Renaissance and as with the previous two occasions, I was impressed by the overall quality of the dining experience. The staff is super friendly, warm and welcoming. You feel more like you are dining with old friends as opposed to being a patron in a restaurant. (Since I've only eaten there at lunch, I cannot say what it's like when it gets busy at dinner - but I would think the individualized service and ambiance would be similar.)

The food is wonderfully prepared and the selections are quite numerous. Even the desserts are a cut above and served with a flair.

Café Renaissance has become one of my "go to" favorites and I would highly recommend it to anyone seeking a fabulous meal at a reasonable price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Cafe renaissance is our "GO TO" restaurant for FINE dining with a splendid ambiance. We have celebrated our wedding anniversary there for a number of years and it is ALWAYS a delightful way to celebrate!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Cafe Renaissance was terrific as always. The food, service, staff and atmosphere are first class.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Without question, one of the very best restaurants in the Northern Virginia area!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is an excellent special occasion restaurant. Food and service are always excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely New Year's Eve menu, friendly service. Very nice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place. Romantic.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Café Renaissance always delivers a first class dining experience from the attentive and knowledgeable wait staff to the delicious and diverse menu selections to the always fabulous Bananas Foster and Irish Coffee preparation display. We love it!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We've been here several times and have always had a wonderful time. Everyone who works there goes out of their way to make sure you have a great time and they're all very personable. The head chef also came out to talk with us. I highly recommend it. We always have a great time and the food is exceptional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very good service. Very personalized. They aimed to please the patron. The chef came out to make sure we were happy with the meal.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

First time and truly enjoyed it. Visiting in the area but will be back next time we are near. The owner was a delight. Food was excellent. Finally a quiet restaurant!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were disappointed with our Christmas dinner at Cafe Renaissance. It was not a pleasurable dining experience. It was a restaurant meal. The food was good and well presented, the service was adequate, but it did not qualify as a very nice evening out for dinner. It was noisy and crowded. At a 7:30 seating already two of the limited number of entrees had been sold out. Our waiter didn't seem to understand a leisurely dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went Christmas day hoping to have a nice dinner for my family of 4. Hands down the worst food I've ever tried to eat including McDonald's. The food was clearly prepared well on advance and reheated. It wasn't worth $5 and they charged around $30/plate. I don't mind paying for a good meal, but this was absolutely disgusting.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Charming with tasty food and excellent service. Will definitely come back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Cafe Renaissance continues to provide pleasure within a meal there. The owners focus on pleasing the customers' desires for a memorable experience. And they succeed!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

A warm and welcoming establishment. A very attentive and professional staff with a quiet romantic setting. Food was simply to die for. Put it on your list and keep it there when thinking about upscale restaurants.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

What a pleasant surprise! We stumbled upon this hidden gem and it surely will be a keeper. The food is definitely top notch and created artistically. The owner is very friendly and even offered us a handcrafted cocktail, sat down with us and talked about how he opened this restaurant. We left very happy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

AS always this is a superb place to to take a special person or special people and enjoy a good meal. The staff always spoils their guests.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Cafe Renaissance never ceases to amaze! We've been several times and each time the service in impeccable. The Food is fantastic (Lentil Soup for app, Hanger steak special, lamb chop special, Filet Mignon Sauce au Dubonnet and the Capellini aux fruits de Mer for mains). The wine that we asked for was out, so the staff brought out 4 others bottles that were comparable and made an outstanding recommendation (we had two by the end of the night). The post-dinner irish coffees are not to be missed and the lemon sorbet really gave a refreshing end to the evening. We were there for hours, never felt rushed and they truly treat you like you're the most important person in the restuarant. It feels like family and you absolutely get what you pay for. We're already planning our return!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

From the time we were greeted at the door until we left, bellies full of very tasty and ample food, my daughter and I were treated like royalty. The server was very friendly and quick to fill any request, no matter how mundane. I highly recommend Cafe Renaissance. The complimentary port was just the icing on the cake.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Terrific as always

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Took my wife their for date night. Really friendly and accessible staff. Expect to meet the owner and the chef. Ambiance is traditional, quaint and cozy. Clearly a loyal clientele judging by the familiarity I observed between staff and diners, and the presence of a few groups there that looked like they were there for their annual holiday dinner together.

Food is basic (fish and red meat) and good, but I've had food with more flavor. A safe bet for people who are not adventurous "foodies."

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had our annual close neighbors/friends Christmas dinner at the Cafe. A fantastic time was had by all.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very nice dinner. Good menu selection, excellent presentation and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We will go back because the chef is talented, the desserts are fab & the chef visits with patrons whenever he can. However during in this visit the party next to us were far too loud. And our waiter hovered too much. Being attentive is great but this was ridiculous.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful experience and excellent food and service. Low key and lovely service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had an awesome Sunday Brunch Holiday get together at Café Renaissance this past weekend! Can't wait to come back next time!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Brunch is great here. The restaurant isn’t listed today for brunch but it is offered and wonderful, We enjoyed a fabulous flaming Irish coffee!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Perfect romantic date night. The decor is getting a bit dated, but that's part of its charm!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The dinners were disappointing and the wine expensive for the taste

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I have known Cafe Renaissance for more than 20 years. It has always been excellent, consistently excellent. My concern is now that you will go I will not be able to get a reservation! By the way, their monthly wine dinners are the most complete and best in the metropolitan Washington area.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife and I visited this restaurant many times with friends and alone - once, even for a New Year's celebration - this time for the Thanksgiving dinner. We were greeted like friends even though we had not been there for some time. The service was very attentive, and the food was absolutely great. They are in this place for years and with all the competition around they survive - great food, comfortable atmosphere, and service - wishing them to continue their fine job with a lot of success in the future.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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