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About Cafe Soleil
Cafe Soleil and Lounge, located just off the Farragut West Metro Stop, has set the standard for dining in Washington for over a decade with our innovative cuisine and unmatched service. We are renown for our quaint, French inspired dining room that is ideal for a business lunch or a quiet escape from the busy hustle of Washington's business district.
We recently added a happy hour that runs seven days a week from 5-8 pm. This menu boasts fine wines at only $5 a glass, and small bites that "are fit for foodies" at an affordable price.
Book your office holiday parties, private happy hours, or meeting space with us. We offer the most competitive meeting space rates in Washington, DC.
We have also added a daily specials menu. Do not miss Tuesday's "Menage a Trois" Special, Wednesday's half priced wine night, and Saturday and Sunday Suppers featuring three courses for $20.99.
Always call ahead or book a reservation online. Cheers, Soleil
Washington, DC 20006
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:45am - 10:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 10:30am
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:30pm
Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Happy Hour: Daily 5:00-8:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
We can cater any business lunch. We will deliver it right to you. Call 202.974.4260
Directly next to the Farragut West Metro
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Soleil is always looking for a gret time. We book weddings, meetings, and rehearsal dinners. For information about booking a party or for a full restaurant buyout contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit WWW.THEDCDANCEPARTY.COM
Two separate dining areas afford privacy to parties of fifteen to fifty. These small dining areas are perfect for special group celebrations, private office happy hours, or professional business meetings. Areas may be combined to accommodate larger parties. We also have a second floor meeting space.
Cafe Soleil Ratings and Reviews
I met a friend for lunch here and they had the seats completely jammed together. I was sitting approximately 18 inches from the person at the table beside me. I'm sure they were as annoyed to have to hear our conversation as we were to hear their. It didn't seem that crowded so I don't get the need for the tables to be situated like that.
I cannot believe all of the good reviews about this place. It was utterly empty on a Friday night...that was our first clue. The tablecloths and soft music give the illusion of quality, but you realize that's not the case really quick. Cocktails were awful. Appetizer was bland. The seafood "special" was burnt, dry, and unappetizing. There are much better options in DC, especially at this price point. The service was the only redeeming factor.
Excellent food, respectful service, allowed us plenty of time for the conversations we were having with our meal. With the quality of the food, I am surprised how few tables were full, even though it was a midweek evening. A place this good deserves more customers!
My lunches at Café Soleil were enjoyable, so I thought it would be a good choice for a casual dinner. Not so. The sole was bland, revived only by the scant amount of sauce that dotted the plate. Meals like this remind me why it is sometimes better to just eat at home. Perhaps the fish was cooked earlier in the day and reheated for dinner. The meal turned me off to this restaurant.
Chicken vegetable soup would have been very good had it been hot. Bibb lettuce salad had a strange taste -- the dressing maybe? Too much parsley? Or was it tarragon? Hard to overdo parsley. One of my companions found two pieces of plastic in the mashed potatoes. The waiter offered no explanation -- he just took the plate she had placed them on away. No manager came to apologize. My other companion had a sandwich which she described as "fine." I ordered the apple crumb pie for dessert specifically asking if it would be served hot. The waiter assured me it would. It was tepid at best and the warmth was uneven -- actually cold in spots -- leading me to believe it was just stuck in a microwave since the crumb topping was soggy as well. Coffee was very good. Price was fair. Ambience was great for an early pre-concert dinner. Maybe it was a bad night. I'd try it again mainly because it's one of a handful of restaurants near Constitution Hall and anyone can have an off night.
For a weekday lunch, I recommend arriving prior to 12:15pm to have a quiet ambiance and conversation with any guests you may have. Even with the restaurant full for lunch, conversation was pretty easy, but the ambiance was much more lively as the lunch crowd arrived.
The sandwiches (lamb and chicken) were tasty, but not enough to have me return soon.
The biggest con to the restaurant is the bathroom being on the second floor of the adjacent hotel. The process getting there is a little clunky with a security badge and stairs.
This was a great find. The ambience was great. We were seated at the open door at the patio and really added to its romantic setting and charm. The tomato sliders were awesome. I had the spinach and strawberries salad with chicken, also great. The cocktails were are spot on. The service was a tad bit slow, but this is a keeper,
Very French in cuisine and atmosphere, charming surroundings, attentive and delightful service, delicious food, great for special occasions or just a fine dining experience. I had mentioned that this was for a friend's birthday, and the restaurant supplied us with a delicious piece of cheesecake!
Went there on a visit to Washington DC. It was close to our hotel so we decided to try it for dinner. We had an open door table to the sidewalk so it was fun people watching. We ordered a fish dish and a pork chop - both were very good. Service was very attentive without hovering. We would go back ourselves and recommend to others.
It was my first visit and I had a great experience. The menu was sufficiently varied. Even though it was a rainy day, sitting inside by the open windows was delightful. We were easily able to have a conversation and we weren't rushed by the staff. I will definitely return.
The food was without taste, bland. We had calamari and asparagus for starters. The asparagus was large, thick and tough. Calamari while tender were void of flavor. We both had duck à l'orange. The sauce was more barbecue sauce than orange sauce. The duck breast was limp and once again no flavor. We both had a South African Mulderbosch wine. It was delightful .
I keep going back to Cafe Soleil because the location is perfect, the restaurant is pretty, and when they open the windows to the street is can be very pleasant. However, I have to stop going because the food is just not good. Stale chips, bland soup, sharp beets, dry chicken. I have looked and looked for flavorful options and have yet to find them.
The waitress was nice but the service was incredibly slow, even though we were one of two tables at the restaurant. We ordered salmon which was mediocre and obviously not a long time to prepare. There were waiters standing around doing nothing which made it evident they were just trying to keep us there longer to drink more. Pet peeve.
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