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Cafe Sole - Key West

4.8
4.8
2563 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

10:30 PM


Booked 10 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Over half of the food items that the three of us received that were supposed to be hot were either lukewarm or cold. Come on, chefs, you can do better.
  2. DL

    DawnL

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was our wedding anniversary. The restaurant was quiet and the service was impeccable. The food was delicious and the server was very accommodating to my dietary needs.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jason took such great care of us and offered excellent recommendations. The food and service were exceptional. Highly recommend dining at Cafe Sole if you find yourself in Key West.
  4. A

    Abby7

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have come to Cafe Sole for years. A family favorite, the meals have always been outstanding! The service, spot on! They treat us like we’ve become one of the family. Insiders tip…….best hog fish one the island. Hands down 🙌🏻
  5. SL

    SusanL

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The duck was fantastic! One of the best my husband ever had. I had the hog fish and that was tremendous. Caesar salad was great. Sad they couldn’t make bananas foster but still a delightful evening.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Cafe Sole never disappoints.
  7. U

    Unis

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good. The waiter did not have a nice personality.
  8. SG

    StaceyG

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we are in KW we’ve tried to get dinner reservations and this time we planned ahead and definitely extremely happy we did! We walked a slow mosey pace from Truman Annex, and still arrived early for our dinner reservation. We were greeted by everyone who crossed our path. We started with the warm bread and homemade hummus (delicious!) Allan was our server, he was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu items and suggested the Hogfish saying it is the dish that made the restaurant famous. We shared the Caesar salad (the dressing was fabulous), they split the salad before bringing to the table and the presentation having the anchovy on top was beautiful. He ordered the Hogfish, I ordered the Diver Scallops with Key West pink shrimp. Both entrees came with mashed potatoes, Lima/butter beans, sweet potatoes and brown rice. The serving was more than I could finish but there’s always room for dessert! We picked the crème brûlée, which was the perfect pairing with our dinner wine. We loved the atmosphere so much that we booked our family Christmas dinner before we left. Looking forward to our next visit to Cafe Sole!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience and service! Had the conch carpaccio, tuna pistachio and hogfish. All were great!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely outstanding. Caviar and pate were my favorite. Would definitely go again.
  11. e

    emme

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we have been coming to key west and cafe sole for years! never miss a chance to eat here. The ambience is so nice and pretty. love everything on the menu. can't miss with anything seafood and the skirt steak is amazing.
  12. J

    Janet

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  13. Z

    Zinman

    Tampa

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Make sure to try one of their four delicious soups.
  14. CB

    CarolineB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently wonderful specialties served at Cafe Sole. Owner is Chef. Quality, flavor, and presentation always spot on. The desserts don’t disappoint either. Our must visit restaurant every time we are in Key West!
  15. MC

    MarkC

    Key West

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Cafe Sole, It is a classic. Our waiter Alan was excellent!
  16. JP

    JeanPierreC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good main courses (small portions however, so if you are angry plan 3 courses meal). Deserts are average (the souffle is a big chocolate muffin, lemon pie was too sweaty for me). Prices are quite high for the food (count at least 70/80$ per person for 3 courses w/o wine).
  17. MK

    MarcieK

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our anniversary. They gave us a piece of key lime pie.
  18. EB

    EfrenB

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place nice ambiance, excellent service and delicious food the best and unique combination.
  19. PR

    PatR

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outside dining area. With the exception of the Caesar salad, everything was great. My husband was disappointed with the salad but the tuna entrée was very good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Travel to Key West for anniversary
  21. d

    declanm

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, service was great. Every staff member we had contact with was excellent. I think the restaurant only had one server and she was amazing.
  23. L

    Lovetotravel

    Key West

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

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

    KWJJ

    New Orleans

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    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!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    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..
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. j

    johnw

    Key West

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding!! Best hogfish any where!
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. c

    chrisd

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great people. Great food.
  35. 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 😊🌸
  36. 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.
  37. 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 !
  38. 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.
  39. 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!
  40. TS

    ToniS

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! Food was amazing!! Service was great!

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 2563 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 10 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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