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Cafe Sole - Key West

4.8
4.8
2545 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Café Solé has captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors lucky enough to discover this culinary gem off the beaten path. By combining his French mastery of sauces with fresh locally caught seafood, John has created a menu unlike any on the island, where every dish is bursting with indescribable flavors. Mutton snapper in pesto and champagne, yellowtail in a beurre blanc of lobster or a rare hog snapper with red pepper zabaglione top a list of nightly specials. As for the classics, the Duck a L'Orange, Rack of Lamb with herb de Province and Lobster Bouillaise are as authentic as you will find this side of Paris. Chef Correa combines the best of both of his worlds, European and Caribbean to win the People's Choice and Best Entree awards at a recent Master Chefs Classic

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Fish, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 294-0230

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John Correa

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Cross street

    Frances St.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,545 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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    Healthy

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Overall

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  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

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  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

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  1. d

    declanm

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best hog fish I have ever tasted. Melted in our mouths. The owners took the time out of their own dinner party to say thank you for dining at the restaurant.
  2. L

    Lovetotravel

    Key West

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience at Cafe Sole!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The sides were the same for 2 different dishes that were salty. Expected more creativity in food presentation
  4. KW

    KWJJ

    New Orleans

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was outstanding. The hogfish is the best fish I have ever had! My husband got the grouper… also outstanding!! Just amazing experience . Jason was our server and he was so attentive!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was nothing bad about our meal! The Artichoke and Conch Carpachio outstanding, the diver scallop special was spot on.. the desserts were spectacular.. key lime pie was just tart enough and marshmallow meringue was amazing, likewise the chocolate pecan pie (a la mode of course) . With fresh coffee it was an outstanding experience..
  6. B

    Brewster

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Disappointed as did not realize they served wine and beer only. Had asked for an indoor table but none available. Online menu and prices different (lower) than actual items available and prices. Food was very good.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quiet dinner inside. Recommend the escargot for appetizer, and tuna pistachio and hogfish entrees. Meal was exceptional and service was superb. Will definitely return.
  8. KR

    KellyR

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite of ours for over 22 years. Always dine here when we visit Key West. Beef carpaccio, must have hogfish!!! Duck is amazing too.
  9. BG

    BrianGeorge

    Key West

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance here is always great. As locals, Cafe Sole is probably our first choice when dining out. The hogfish specialty is great, as is the snapper dish, but our favorite is probably the pistachio encrusted tuna, served rare. Absolutely incredible. If you are visiting, get off the beaten path of tourist-trap restaurants and visit Sole.
  10. j

    johnw

    Key West

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding!! Best hogfish any where!
  11. PM

    PamelaM

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It is Key West so warm. Sat outside in patio & the fans helped but still warm. Food was wonderful, the Hog fish the best. Everyone loved the meal from appetizers to dessert.
  12. r

    richardn

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing!! The Hogfish was the best I’ve ever had - the light sauce was sooo good. No one in our party cared for one of the sides - the carrots. The artichoke & conch carpaccio apps were not only unique but absolutely delish! Prices were reasonable for KW & dinners came with several sides. Portions average. Service was adequate but kind of unfriendly. We had everything we needed when we needed it but a bit of a “cold” attitude. Would definitely return and hope for a different waitress.
  13. c

    chrisd

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great people. Great food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was fantastic! We’ll definitely return. Patricjia was wonderful 😊🌸
  15. DT

    DavidT

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood was fresh and meals tasted great. Would definitely visit again.
  16. MA

    MichelleA

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing !!! You will not be disappointed . I’ve not eaten that good in a very long time ! We will be back , possibly before we leave the island . It is that good !
  17. h

    htlaw

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hog snapper was simply amazing. And some of the best yellowtail available in any restaurant anywhere. It was a delightful dining experience and we will certainly be back.
  18. J

    615Janet

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambience! House specialty is a must as well as the Key Lime Pie with homemade whipped cream!
  19. TS

    ToniS

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! Food was amazing!! Service was great!
  20. KF

    KerryF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely place with excellent food and service. Can’t wait to go back!
  21. a

    arturol

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  22. j

    julieanne

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Hog Snapper is still magical! We started with oysters from Prince Edward Island. They were delicious. You will not go wrong with anything on the menu at Cafe Sole.
  23. B

    Bucksexile

    Buckinghamshire

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Poor attempt at French cooking. Several dishes bore no resemblance to what is expected, eg lobster bisque which was the wrong consistency and far too creamy, escargots served out of their shells with little garlic butter, lamb which was badly presented and tasted more like mutton than lamb and a chocolate “mousse” which wasn’t a mousse at all but rather a cake. On the plus side, the Bordeaux was rather nice, but that scarcely made up for the other errors. An expensive mistake on our part.
  24. I

    Indakeys

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Greeted by a staff that was less than pleasant and costs were very high. Quality of food was very good. Wouldn’t recommend for a large group as they will not accommodate running checks per couple.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found Cafe Sole looking on line at restaurant menus in Key West. Wow did it not disappoint - the food was outstanding. I’ve vacationed annually in Key West over the last few years, and Cafe Sole was the best food I have had. Will be going back there next time.
  26. F

    Florida

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. We had one of the specials, and it was superb. Only negative is there were no prices on the chef's specials. So they were a bit pricier than the regular menu.
  27. b

    briane

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great as always love the hog fish. Thank you for the key lime pie for are anniversary. See you again next year when in town.
  28. M

    Memorable

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were phenomenal. Alan our waiter went above and beyond. The key lime pie is the BEST ANYWHERE!! Not our first trip to Cafe Sole. Please keep up the excellent experience!
  29. m

    mattl

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Hogfish was amazing and I think that their Key Lime Pie is the best on the island! Our server was Jason and he was absolutely the best! Please go here! You will not be disappointed!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place. Awesome hogfish, great server can’t go wrong.
  31. L

    Laura

    Treasure Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful intimate location with great quality food.
  32. MB

    MichaelB

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere food & service Every time we visit key west Cafe Sole is on our dining list!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience.
  34. T

    Tony

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional. The hogfish is as good as it gets. Definitely a place to return to and try other dishes.
  35. c

    chrisd

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great dining experience
  36. JW

    JamieW

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Off the beaten path of busy Key West is this neighborhood gem. A great meal and experience!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb, as always! From soups to appetizers to entrees! No room for dessert for me, but my guest loved his homemade pecan pie. Unsurpassed! Extreme value for quality dining experience! Allen, our server, was superb, very attentive & right there when you needed him! One of my VERY FAVORITE KW restaurants. I have been dining there since 1997! NEVER DISAPPOINTED! Always divine!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to restaurant every time we are in Key West! Love the atmosphere, service, and every dish we have is better than the last!! Cannot wait until we are able to go again!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patricia is amazing!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the environment. It would have been easier on us if we could have done separate checks. We made it work though

FAQs

Cafe Sole - Key West offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 294-0230.

Cafe Sole - Key West is rated 4.8 stars by 2545 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 9 times today
Google Map for Cafe Sole - Key West

1029 Southard St., Key West, FL 33040

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Frances St.

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Fish, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Correa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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