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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 email@example.com 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 had the braised lamb with couscous and grilled asparagus; lamb was older lamb and the braising tenderized it, but the flavor was reminiscent of mutton, rather than baby lamb -- although I must admit, I was torn between the lamb and a scallop dish, the waitperson kept insisting that vesl osso bucco was the specialty of the day, so had it not been for my love of young lamb, I was probably being hinted to take the young veal. The asparagus was very thick, albeit tough midway at stalk. The couscous was the saving grace - fruitful and flavorful.
Birthday lunch for my girlfriend took almost two hours with appetizers and main course. My burger, ordered medium rare, came out well-done. They did remove the appetizer and burger from the bill, and the food was tasty aside from being severely overcooked. The ambiance was quite nice, but overall, I would likely not return; DEFINITELY not for lunch on a day when I need to return to work.
Wasn't too happy that they only do happy hour at the bar. The Happy Hour should be offered throughout the entire restaurant. Stupidest thing I had ever heard of. They would probably have a larger crowd/full establishment if they lifted this rule.
Other than that....the service was okay. We told our waiter that we didn't want anything to drink (just water, since we couldn't get happy our specials while we were sitting in the restaurant). He disappeared and never came back, we had to have another server take our order.
Food was fine. I had the lamburger and it was just okay. Nothing special about this place other than it's close to the metro.
This is a good place for a nice lunch with co-workers and friends in downtown DC. Also, a great spot for good, quick meal before a concert at DAR Constitution Hall. This time we had the crab cakes and the lamb burger. Both were very good, as were the sweet potato fries.
Great wine list (Stag's Leap) and great menu fixte on the weekends. I really enjoyed the (not so expensive) food choices. Would recommend this place for a date or a drink. International crowd given that it is part of a hotel. Next time, I want to try the salmon with pistachio.
I took a friend to this restaurant for his birthday. He did the dinner special - 3 courses for 20.99, which is a very good deal. His salad was the best course of the 3. The entree, sesame crusted trout, was tasty but the asparagus was bland and not cooked very well. I had shrimp and grits. Although I read reviews about how tasty the dish was, I didn't share the same enthusiasm. It was good, but not the best I've ever had. Dessert was apple pie. The server stuck a candle in it, which was thoughtful. I have to say I was surprised that the pie was drizzled with chocolate syrup. It was also a little too mushy for a crump topping. The server was nice and let us take advantage of the happy hour drink specials.
One of my favorites in Farragut Square. Professional staff with great service and great, unique menu offerings. Delicious and consistent quality. I come here often and am always pleased. Small seating area, so not good for groups, but great for a romantic date or small outing of 2-4 people.
I was considering this restaurant for my daughters upcoming Bridal Shower for approximately 40 to 50 guests. This was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had, as the waiter was not attentive at all, his disposition was cold & stiff, disinterested, and very indifferent towards us (myself & two daughters attended). It was obvious he didn't want to wait on us. In fact, we felt very uncomfortable and unwelcome as if he preferred we didn't dine there. I am disappointed and quite surprised with the indifference and unwelcoming treatment received. I would not recommend this establishment to others.
I took a friend here for lunch for his birthday, and while being seated, I mentioned it casually to the host. After lunch we were presented with the most beautiful and delicious chocolate lava cake, on the house. So charming and thoughtful, and the food was great on top of it all. We had a lovely time, the ambiance is lovely, the service skilled and quiet...I'll definitely be back!
I loved our table by the window, the service was good, the atmpsphere seemed upscale, and the food was pretty good--the scallops with the onion-bacon-avocado mash was delicious!-- but it all seemed very fractured and unconnected. I know it's contemporary American restaurant, but I would have liked more cohesiveness among the different elements. They were all good separately, but they could have been amazing if they had been organized better as a single entity.
We really were pleasantly surprised and delighted with Cafe Soleil. Didn't know anything about it, and were surprised at the great atmosphere and really delicious food - the steaks we had were mouth-wateringly good. And, the prices were very fair; we'll definitely be back again.
The food is always delicious - everything they do, they do extremely well. Their Mediterranean twists are done perfectly. A little pricey for an everyday work lunch, but great for business or special lunches. Nice choices between wonderfully complex salads, sandwiches or full entrees. Fresh and flavorful. The service is very high level, which they maintain even during times when they're extremely busy.
Very pleasantly surprised on what a great experience we had. Had an open table coupon...reason why we went. Will be back. Great food and they have a great three course meal on Saturday and Sunday for $21. They even created a dinner for me to please my pickiness! Husband had steak with crab imperial. He said it was outstanding! Apple pie was the best I have ever had.
I enjoyed my entree of scallops, but sadly my dinner partner was very disappointed with her shrimps and grits. The shrimp was over cooked with an overload of salty spices and the grits were just too plain. I would also like to add on a positive note that our waiter was very polite and very attentive.
Went Saturday night for pre-theater dinner, and the menu seems to have evolved away a bit from French bistro (for example, didn't expect to see fish and chips on the menu). I LOVED my salmon. (Note: it's not really pistacchio-crusted, but there were plenty of pistacchios on top of the fish.) S/O loved his steak frites. Only disappointment was the wine list - very thin, odd choices. Big bummer. It took longer to decide on what to drink than what to eat because nothing on the list seemed great. Waiter let us taste one thing before selecting, which was nice, especially as we didn't like it. The malbec by the glass is a great choice, as long as you're into "bigger" wines.
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