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About Cafe Sole - Key West
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
Key West, FL 33040
French, Fish, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Cafe Sole - Key West Ratings and Reviews
The seafood risotto appetizer was superb. We each had that and shared the Ingram salad first. That was delicious as well. Ask for Jason as your waiter 😊. In the past we have had the hogfish which is excellent, but we weren’t quite that hungry tonight. Comfortable and cozy atmosphere.
We have been going to KW the last 17 years, but this is our first time visiting Cafe Sole. How could we miss it! The menu had great variety from apertizer to desert, the wine choices will match all tastes and pocketbooks, and our seating provided enough privacy that my date and I had a wonderful conversation talking in normal voices. Cafe Sole is family run which shows in the great service. John C. the owner, stopped by our table to be sure his son Jason was taking good care of us. Soon John was talking to us like old friends giving us how he and his family visited KY and basicly moved from France to KW and never went back.
We definitely will be back before we leave and on future visits.
This was our third visit to Cafe Sole and it has been consistently excellent. I always order the hogfish snapper. It absolutely melts in your mouth! I also ordered the gazpacho and a friend ordered the portobello soup. We then shared the Napoleon Beet Salad. All were great. The wait staff are very professional and attentive. I have no complaints and can't imagine anyone not liking the food or the service.
Our reservation was for 6 o'clock and we were the first table . By the time we left, there were no empty tables.
Once again Cafe Sole exceeded our expectations. The hogfish entrees were fantastic. Melts like butter in your mouth. Chef even adjusted the dish so I could have a mango sauce from another dish. Starters were fantastic. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Price of food and wine was superb.
We return here because it is at the very top of the Key West list! Thanks to all there.
Brought friends here for their first time. We all had the hogfish entree, which turned them into hogfish lovers. It was prepared perfectly, as usual. So moist and tender with absolutely no fishy taste, and I'm very picky about my fish! The sides were great too. I like how they serve 4 or 5 small sides so you get to taste several instead of just one or two. The server can make or break your dining experience, and ours was excellent, just enhancing the evening.
We went to Café Solé on the recommendation of a local resident. The Hogfish was recommended and it did not disappoint. The food was fresh, very well prepared, nicely inspired and the entire meal was delicious. The service was excellent and the waiters were very knowledgeable pleasant and attentive. I would highly recommend trying this place and is one of the very best I have tried in Key West.
One of my best friends said this is his favorite restaurant in KW.
I was here before and equally underwhelmed.
We booked well in advance and waited, albeit, a relatively short time for an inside table.
Unfortunately a group of loud and obnoxious party of 6 were next to us in a very confined area. The folks next to us mitigated the disruption by joining us in the calumniation of their diatribe.
The conch carpaccio lacked imagination. It could use a baby spinach or arugula base, some more conch and a little less citrus.
The hogfish special was small, well seasoned but left me hungry.
Lamb chops not a good choice and over cooked.
I don't think I will go back.
Overall value marginal
I am a "local" and took my best friend there to [barely, partially] thank her for taking care of my KW home while I was away for 10 weeks! Food is consistently and dependably good. My crab cake appetizer was an 8 (out of 10) and her "angels on horseback" a 9. My rack of lamb gets a 7 and her shrimp on pasta an 8. There are better in KW but more $$$ and Cafe' Sole' is always very acceptable.
Took advantage of their 50% off all food deal after9pm and able to try several appetizers that I would have never done at full price. Go do this while it lasts. Service was excellent. Food was exceptional. Regular prices for apps would have been steep . great atmosphere and service.
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