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Cafe Sole - Key West

4.8
4.8
2510 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 8 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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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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    Neighborhood Gem

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  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Overall

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

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  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

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  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

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  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

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  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

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  1. JW

    JamieW

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patricia is amazing!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    Lovesgoodfood

    Los Angeles

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Conch appetizer was terrific! Caesar was wanting for flavor.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for honoring our special seating request for a special anniversary. This is our favorite restaurant in Key West, they never disappoint.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Excellent recommendations. The restaurant that makes our Key West trips complete.
  9. LL

    LongLiz

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner we had in Key West! All three courses were great. Escargot was fantastic! We sat inside since we went in late June, and we’re doing an early dinner. Looked like they had a cute patio area if it wasn’t so warm outside or if you were doing a late dinner we’re it was going to be cooler.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Food was perfect and service was very very good. It is a beautiful restaurant to go on a date or just have a nice dinner. There is a million wines! The steak was cooked perfectly and the duck fell right off the bone. I highly recommend stopping if in the area!
  11. v

    valleygirl

    San Antonio

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was tasty and I felt very comfortable eating there. The owner was very gracious to come to our table and talk as if he knew us forever! The house wine was delicious too. Looking forward to our next visit!
  12. F

    Foodhound

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and great service.
  13. JS

    JudithS

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    friendly, delicious great ambience
  14. CA

    CrystalA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am not exaggerating when I say this was the best meal I have ever tasted. We had the hog fish and it was incredible. Everyone needs to try this place. The service was also outstanding.
  15. C

    Chupa2020

    Salt Lake City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, drinks, and desert. High recommend. Hog snapper was excellent
  16. R

    Richie

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is excellent, some of the best food in all Key West !
  17. JS

    JudithS

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent as always!
  18. B

    Beach314

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Best soups!
  19. M

    Mark

    Poconos

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Always love the hogfish and key lime pie. Our go to restaurant as soon as we get to key west!
  20. WF

    WiltonFrank

    Fort Lauderdale

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was good, but way overpriced for what it was. No real complaint, but it’s a once, and not again for us. $190 before tip. 4 glasses of wine 2 apps, 2 entrees
  21. BM

    BonnieM

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. It was a lovely place to enjoy dinner!
  22. ED

    EdD317

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well prepared food. Excellent service.
  23. w

    wandering

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Most of the food was fine, nothing I would go home craving to eat again. Had an odd experience with one item - the lobster bisque has the lobster puréed into the soup (it wasn’t as thick as expected, either). The server offered to take it off the bill since I wasn’t a fan of it, but then didn’t. Overall, a good date but may not return.
  24. MH

    MaxH

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A charming and romantic restaurant with excellent service. I got the hogfish snapper and my wife got the yellow tail. We were both a little underwhelmed with our choices, but the atmosphere and service were second to none. Personally I would have preferred to have a choice of side items rather than what was served with the dish, and while the fish was good, I would have rather had it blackened without all of the hollandaise sauce. But maybe that's just me because it is their signature dish! Overall we had a lovely meal, but I would choose one of the chef specials next time.
  25. L

    Lars

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great . Loved the patio and the hog snapper was off the chart . We have patronized this restaurant in Key West and will return when we visits again next year
  26. JT

    JimT

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends recommended Cafe Sole and we were just delighted. The atmosphere is wonderful, the service couldn’t be better with great recommendations. The food was presented beautifully, hog fish, of course cooked to perfection. Wine selection was very good but , sadly no room for even one scrumptious dessert! A perfectly great dining experience in Key West, don’t miss it!!
  27. SJ

    SJDAB

    Key West

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best meal we’ve had in Key West! The hogfish is absolutely delicious and the key lime pie is the best in town. The service is also fantastic. We recommend Cafe Sole to everyone.
  28. r

    rbnsxm

    Columbus

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great find on key west. The key lime pie with meringue topping is to die for.
  29. GR

    GeorgeR

    Charleston

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, with very attentive service in a nice setting.
  30. RS

    RickS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute best hogfish snapper I have ever had. I have been the 3 times in the last 3 months. Great atmosphere, fantastic wines. I can’t wait to go back. Unfortunately it will have to wait till October. See you then. Cheers
  31. B

    Beach314

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants. The portobello soup is so good! Gréât salads….and the hogfish…delicious!
  32. RS

    RonaldS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff was great! Great food especially the lobster bisque and portobello mushroom soups were excellent…highly recommended!
  33. KS

    KarleS

    Toledo

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice bistro style restaurant in a quiet neighborhood. The ambiance was very pleasant and are waiter was very attentive. I would recommend giving the Grouper Romesco a try it was awesome. My wife had the sea scallops which were melt in your delicious. I would highly recommend trying the cuisine I do not believe anyone would be disappointed.
  34. WS

    WellSeasoned

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was delicious. I ordered the escargot appetizer and duck entree, my husband had a caesar and the hogfish entree. We are both quite fussy about fish and the hogfish here is off the chart - outstanding. The escargot was a melt-in-your-mouth delight. If you enjoy duck, here you will find it cooked perfectly. We will absolutely be back, and refer our friends.
  35. JT

    JonathanT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The yellowtail snapper was so buttery and delicious. I would highly recommend to anyone.
  36. AH

    AllenH

    Orlando

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual! Worth the visit. Will be back!
  37. B

    Brumas

    Key West

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as ever. Good food and good service
  38. RS

    RickS

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    HogFish is absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to come back later this month and in October.
  39. J

    Jim24

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    The atmosphere was great but the server never took my dinner order. 45 minutes in we decided to just leave and head somewhere else. Hogfish sounded great though!
  40. EL

    ElizaL

    Hong Kong

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoy bringing people who have never been to Cafe Sole. They are absolutely astonished it’s been hiding right under their noses- and then they become regulars! Hogfish is their specialty, but I’ve had at least 1/2 of everything on the menu and it’s all delicious.

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 2510 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 8 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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