Cafe Sole - Key West
Key Lime Pie
Our award winning pie capped with toasted marshmellow & chantilly cream
Hog Snapper Sole'
Chef correa's # 1 choice. Hog snapper or hogfsh live on the reef and eat mostly small crustaceans producing a delicate light white meat. Divers catch the hogfsh. We serve it in a puddle of roasted red bell pepper hollandaise
Conch Carpaccio From the Bahamas
Thinly sliced and served with toppings of sweet red pepper, asiago cheese, capers, and bermuda onions
The menu includes a variety of all sorts of foods, prepared expertly in their kitchen. Service was excellent. We’re very glad we went.
Professional food and service staff,above average.
Everything about the restaurant was amazing!
Best Hogfish you’ll ever eat. French onion soup and baked artichoke were also exceptional. Great service and outdoor dining option.
The food here was exceptional! Definitely a memorable experience.
What a delightful dinner. The food was amazing (as always) and the service was exceptional. The Hog Snapper was as yummy as I remember!
Hogfish was excellent. The shrimp scampi was just ok. Shrimp was over cooked. Fruit of the sea was disappointing-small shrimps and scallops.
Lovely restaurant, great food and ambiance, and we are still thinking of the Key Lime Pie. Ordered the Hogfish, Lamb and Scampi. Really enjoyed it all, though the highlight was the fish.
Masks were apparently optional for the service team so if you have COVID concerns just avoid all together.
Amazing food with an amazing host. John Correa made us feel at home. The cuisine was amazing and we appreciated him introducing himself and checking on every table in the dining room to see that everyone was having a pleasant experience. It’s the kind of service you don’t see in restaurants anymore. The wait staff was attentive and courteous. Everyone near us was heard gushing over the food. Truly a rare gem in Key West!
Exceptional service and delicious food
Everything was excellent as usual. The food was terrific and Patricia, our waitress , did an excellent job.
We look forward to our return.
Fantastic key west long-standing favorite. Cafe Sole has been serving creative but satisfying fresh food for over 25 years. In a tourist town it stands out as a winner and not a fad. Indoor or outdoor seating is lovely, service always attentive. It’s fancy but not fussy or fussy-duddy. From the great French onion soup to the hogfish and my favorite the tuna tartare. End with the creative cheese plate or the usual key lime pie. Only complaint = more choice of champagne by the glass. Red wine selection is terrific.
Very nice dining. Alert: prices are 20% higher than the menu in Open Table!
We loved our meal and most importantly the manager figured out a party of 6 who walked in last minute behind us with grace and style.
Food was great and our server was attentive and fun.
We ate at Café Solê and had a wonderful meal. The staff there is only too happy to accommodate dietary requests, and their kitchen is able to modify almost any dish. We substituted one sauce that looked delicious on another dish....
All the food was well prepared. Fish, sauces, sides were all delicious. For wine, we had the Syrah Merlot blend, which was definitely a good choice. Coffee was also good. The only negative note was the Key Lime Pie that had some gritty, undissolved sugar. The owner came over and apologized and thanked us for letting him know, and then removed it from our bill. It is obvious that they want to present quality and give excellent service.
Dinner came to approximately $70 a person. Would recommend...
This was our second time dining at Cafe Sole having visited last year as well. The hogfish is truly the highlight as many diners have said. They also have an affordable wine list with good choices. Our server was attentive and the atmosphere is very pleasant. We look forward to coming back on our next visit to Key West.
We went on a Thursday night for an 8:00pm reservation and we sat outside, which was a table on the sidewalk. It was quiet and calm. It took 20 minutes for our waiter to greet us, and the tables around us were equally lacking in attention from the waiter. Another ten or so minutes passed before our drinks arrived so I was glad at that point that we had decided to order wines by the glass rather than deciding on a bottle.
Our seafood entrees were good but nothing outstanding. Our glasses of wine were very good and reasonably priced for the quality.
In short the dinner was fine but this isn't a place we would go back to again.
The service at this spot has gone down hill. Hint to the restaurant owner, remember the little things that made your restaurant successful - if you see empty glasses on a table, stop schmoozing and fill a glass. If you or your staff do not see the empty glasses, something had taken a wrong turn.
Food was fine. Ambience is terrific.
We have been dining here since 2000. Always a great meal - innovative- fresh. So lucky a friend told us about it. Every visit to Key West must include a stop at Cafe Sole. Hogfish!! Snapper!! Filet Mignon!! Conch Carpaccio!! Angels on Horseback.
If you would like to be transformed to a small cafe in France, then head on over to Cafe Sole in Key West! Planned to have dinner there one night (of six), based on the recommendation from the Casa Marina concierge, but we reserved another evening after the first.
On the first evening, I had the FRENCH ONION "LES HALLES" and the DUCK A L`ORANGE while my wife had the ESCARGOT and the HOG SNAPPER ~CHEF CORREA'S AWARD WINNING DISH (recommended by everyone we talked to) and they were SUPERB!
The night before heading back to Texas, I had to have exactly the same thing because Duck A L'Orange is not widely available at home.
If you mildly interested in any of these entrees, you MUST go to Cafe Sole in Key West.
The hogfish is AMAZING, the sides and key lime pie are stars as well. We love good food and this place rocks! Key West has many great restaurants but this is one is special. If you enjoy quality food don’t miss this place. Get off of Duval and enjoy this dining experience.
This restaurant is wonderful! We have been here twice and will definitely return on our next trip.
The food is always wonderful at Cafe Sole! The yellowtail snapper is always my go-to dish. The owner, John, is always around and talks to his diners, and has treats for our two dogs. It is a true Key West dining experience, not to be missed!
Excellent service excellent food excellent ambiance. You have to try the hogfish. Superb. It melts in your mouth.
Terrible experience. Wife had the toughest filet she’s ever had. Maybe the worst part was the fact the waitress never acknowledged the fact that she didn’t eat her steak or even ask if there was something wrong.
We have dined here twice before. The first visit was superb, the second not so much. As it's a busy month here in Key West, we decide to give it another try. This was a huge disappointment. First of all, everything is ridiculously expensive. One in our party asked for a glass of seltzer and was delivered a $8 bottle of sparkling water.
Burrata salad was a ball of mozzarella, a single plum tomato sliced in 4 sections, a teaspoon of pesto, and sprinkled with pine nuts. Oh, and a single basil leaf...$16.00
My grouper was breaded but the crust was soggy. It was served with a tablespoon each of "risotto", mashed potatoes, beans & corn, and caramelized shredded carrots.
It was just a mediocre meal at $195 for two.
Our last dinner in Key West was the best! Amazing food and great service! Highly recommend!!
The food was absolutely 💯 amazing.
The French onion soup was the best I ever had...and I have had a lot if it. We have the appetizer clams and pasta..portion was for 2, the garlic was so flavorful. We had their Hog fish, apparently what they are known for...amazing and I'm not a big fish person. We sat outside on the sidewalk and it was beautiful, not noisy, a beautiful little neighborhood hidden away in Key West among beautiful homes. We will be back...a must. We have been going to key west for many years and this is a new find for us. Loved it
You will not find a better restaurant on the Keys.
Hog Snapper lived up to the hype it was phenomenal!
Cafe Sole is the perfect little gem, service was amazing, food was delicious, and the outdoor patio was so cute. John, the owner was so nice. Highly recommend!
This restaurant is not right downtown, but a short walk. It is a hidden gem in Key West. Some of the best seafood available artfully prepared. Also, an excellent wine list. Staff was friendly and professional. We were not rushed at all.
If you don't like fish, some wonderful alternatives on the menu. Also have their take on Key Lime pie for dessert! Put this place on your short list while you are in the Keys.
We both had the hog
Amazing... order the Hogfish
The hogfish snapper is likely the best meal I've ever eaten. The conch ceviche was delish. I will definitely be back to dine and I highly recommend this dining experience!
So cozy and cute! Ate inside at a booth. Loud talkers next to us, but that’s not the restaurant’s fault. Hogfish special melts in the mouth. Nice wine list. Artichoke appetizer is going to haunt my dreams...
Cafe Sole’ has been on my list for years. So glad I’ve finally gotten there. Will definitely return!
Fantastic food and service - best meal we had in Key West! Our waiter, Allen, was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!
The hog fish, as always, was delicious!
Allen did a great job as a server. The bottle of wine, however, took a bit of time to get to the table.
We've been before - we'll go again!
Excellent overall experience!
Cafe Sole - Key West offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 294-0230.
Cafe Sole - Key West is rated 4.6 stars by 2187 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.