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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

1029 Southard St.
Key West, FL 33040
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Fish, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Frances St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 294-0230

Website:
http://www.cafesole.com/

Executive Chef:
John Correa

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Cafe Sole - Key West Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.6

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
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Cozy (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Casual (9)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Fun (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

This is a do not miss while in Key West. We looked online and saw the Hogfish signature disk. Just out of the world. Service and ambience was awesome. I just wish they were in NJ!!

Cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The food and service were exceptional!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Waiter needs training , didn’t not follow through on ensuring food was brought together.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I've heard many good things about this restaurant. Our dinner was good but nothing memorable.

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 (Key West)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Order the hog snapper and the key lime pie - you will be one happy foodie!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food, great service. I had the hog snapper and my husband had scallops. Both were prepared to perfection. We will definitely be back on our next trip.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was very good and the service was excellent. A bit of a walk from most hotels, but well worth it.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food and great service! Hogfish and Key Lime Pie were both outstanding. We will definitely return on future trips to Key West!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was very good. Jason the server was excellent

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Phenomenal as always! My wife and I make it a must every time we go back home. John and his staff are outstanding!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Wonderful menu and wine selection. Service is over the top GREAT!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent service. Very personal and attentive. Will be going back soon!

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 (Key West)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Never disappointed. Even post Irma, with short power outages they put out consistently great food. Great wine list too. Must have hogfish snapper!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Was great. Good service. Good food.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

It was our first time and we were not disappointed, the hog fish was outstanding as well as the crab cakes. Service was very friendly and great value

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on August 30, 2017

really enjoyed dinner -- key lime pie great desert. lobster and snapper great

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Keys seafood with a French flair. Magnifique! Superb preparation of local hogfish and yellowtail snapper.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent. We enjoyed our meal so much. Friendly staff. Great hog snapper. The grouper was very good. One of our best meals in Key West.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fantastic local restaurant. Highly recommend the goat fish specialty.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Was told by a local to go here..... was not disappointed!!
It Was amazing food, beautiful little place.
Sat on covered patio, enjoyed wonderful food, server was well educated and trained well.
Thank you for a wonderful dinner!!

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Had a 9pm reservation when the special was 50 percent off food. When we received our check it was for the full amount. When we questioned the waiter he immediately produced the correct check which he had ready in a folder. Food was excellent by the way.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

We live in Key West but have only been here a few times. It's always pretty good but pricey. Service is always great. One of the better food options in a town that lacks fine dining. Hogfish was fantastic, shrimp were average, and pasta dish was good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 22, 2017

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
Tim

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Café Sole never disappoints. We went this time for our anniversary which they acknowledged upon arriving, and our table was ready for us within minutes. The food and service were amazing as always. We can't wait to go back again real soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food, and my wife found the whole experience very magical and romantic as mid way through our meal as we sat outside in the covered area it began to rain - giving us a chance to listen to the rhythms of the rain pouring down

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Best hogfish in the Keys. Great service and food. This restaurant is a must!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Wonderful petite restaurant with great entrees and service. Nice covered outdoor eating area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Key West)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Always a treat to go to Cafe Sole. The Hogfish dish is out of this world !

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Key West)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Loved the grouper Romesco, skirt steak, and snails, another great dinner at Café Sole.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Key West)·Dined on August 14, 2017

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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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We have eaten at Café Soul many times. The dinner was fantastic. The atmosphere was very good.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Key West)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Another wonderful meal at our favorite neighborhood café.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Food was delicious, loved the ambiance and the staff was curtious and responsive. We were on vacation with our teenage boys and just randomly chose it for our last evening out. I will keep it in mind the next time we're that far south in the key west.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch
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