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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.
Vienna, VA 22180
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 5pm to 9pm
$31 to $50
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Cafe Renaissance Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Cafe Renaissance and staff are the best ever. It is the epitome of graceful elegance, the food always perfect and the floral arrangements so beautifully arranged and presented. It is a drive for us, but well worth it.....the way to a friend's house is never long.
Was hoping for a neighborhood gem located in a strip mall. Did not quite live up to hoped for expectations. The traditional French dishes had a local or, at least, non-Parisienne recipe. Mussels served room temperature with a heavy cream sauce. Escargot with little garlic, no breadcrumbs. And a little chewy. Nice presentation and good tasting entrees--pork chops, veal liver, gnocchi, and sole. Small wine list, but good matches for the food. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Not a keeper, but won't refuse a dinner invitation there.
The owner is always on the floor making sure everybody is happy and feels at home. We had a wonderful chat with him, learned about his life and the restaurant history. There is always a large bouquet of beautiful fresh flowers in the center of the room and equally beautiful in the restroom. The interior looks classy and festive, a contemporary version of an old French restaurant. A rare stylish place you would want to dress up for and feel special.
My wife and I Celebrated our anniversary. We had an excellent experience. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was gorgeous, we actually took pictures. The staff was incredible, it felt like we were family. I highly recommend this place. We will definitely return.
As always, our meal at Cafe Renaissance was outstanding. The owner, Sayeed, was truly made for this business - although we don't dine out as often as we used to, every time we go, we are greeted warmly and details are remembered ("oh, it's your husband's birthday, I'll start on the bananas foster" [which, by the way, I highly recommend]).
My husband and teenage kids ordered the filet mignon - quality-wise, it is on par with what one would get at a high-end steakhouse, but it is considerably less expensive. I always go for the fish dishes. My favorite is the loup de mer - I got the special this time (tomatoes, capers, and olives), but the menu version I've had other times is equally as good.
We have been to Cafe Renaissance many times over a period of years. It is consistently a wonderful restaurant. The menu items are consistently good; and, there are specials every day.
On this occasion, we visited for Sunday brunch. The meal was, as usual, top notch and a great "value for money" (i.e., soup or salad, choice of three different entrees, dessert and coffee for about $20 per person).
The food was superb. We all left clean plates the food was so delicious. The service could not have been better. The staff even went out of there way to sing Happy Birthday to our friend.
Thank you! Suggestion: in the private dining room I would continue to keep the room warm with the bottom half of the windows covered, but would select something more attractive to match the rest of your beautiful restaurant. We will be back to celebrate other special occasions.
The hosts were most gracious, charming, and attentive. The flaming drink was outstanding. My appetizer of crab and avocado was delicious. My entree of capellini with seafood was a bit heavy. There was quite a number of people there for a Monday night. I had not been there in a few years.
Top notch restaurant! My husband and I took an out of town friend there for dinner and she is still talking about her memorable night at Cafe Renaissance. Excellent wines were recommended by owner Saeed and a fantastic dinner was made for us by Chef Ocean. Our meal was delicious and wine was excellent.
Very good as usual. Fine food, good service. Quiet night. Allow 2 hours for dinner. The pace can a steady dinner cruise but it is as it should be. No problem but don't be in an unhealthy rush. I would recommend a night here and I will return here. You can discuss "life" with your waiter if you want to. I feel good.
This restaurant is not what it used to be. Food was very Sloppy, I ordered the most expensive dish lobster $40+ was super bland and the sauce was splashed all over the plate as if they threw the lobster off the pan to the plate. Desert was sloppy in presentation also. I think I get better cake from whole food market. In conclusion, the prices went up but the quality of the food declined tremendously. Manager is very charming, he would come over to table and put up a charm. I came to eat good dinner not for the charm. I had guest coming from California and she was even disappointed in the cuisine.
Four of us had brunch at Cafe Renaissance. While we are all "regulars" this was special because we had learned that Chef Jean Claud would be in the kitchen, and we had heard he was a marvelous Chef. The information proved correct. The Brunch was outstanding. While Jean Claud will not be at Cafe Renaissance on a full-time basis, we hope he will be there at other times when we dine.
Exceptional from start to finish. It was worth the drive from DC to be met at the door by our excellent waiter. It is a small restaurant (12-15 tables) and nicely decorated. The escargot were exceptional, as were our lamb, beef & seafood entrees. They prepared a very nice dessert for my wife's birthday. The owner/chef also warmly greeted his guests. The next time I am in DC, I will definitely come again.
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