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.View Private Dining Details
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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 8:00PM - 10:00PM
I enjoy this restaurant but it is too noisy. Staff is wonderful!
Always enjoy the food!
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.
Cafe Soleil is my "go to" place for a business lunch -- convenient, reliable food, good service and you can have a conversation.
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.
Mediocre food in a pleasant setting. Good location.
Maybe just a bad day but our sandwich took over 30 minutes to show up on our table. Bad business model for lunch.
My guest's fish was inedible and when the waiter picked up the plate and saw nothing was eaten, he did not even ask if there was a problem. My dinner was edible but not tasty. Appetizer was very good
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 .
The service was great. They were very attentive and had great recommendations. The food was very good.
Great ambiance and tasty food. It is quiet enough for a business lunch, but there are still enough people there that it feels comfortable.
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.
Always consistent with great service. The specials are always worth trying.
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.
My wife enjoyed the shrimp; said they were wonderful. I had the pork chops. They were not bad, but not great either.
The service was excellent.
Ambiance is terrific; noise level decent. But the Tuna Nicoise Salad was surprisingly bad, both in presentation and in combination. Come for the convenience of a pleasant restaurant not for the food.
This was recommended by friends, and in our recent trip to Philadelphia we tried it and really liked it. Food was great, with local great ingredients. Noise level was low, with nice background music, and service was tops.
Thinking a restaurant affiliated w open table would be great, boy were we disappointed. The problematic thing was that I even made reference in the notes I required a high chair and it was our anniversary. Needless to say they had NO high chairs nor did they wish us happy anniversary. Point being, you'd have thought if they read the notes, a proper restaurant would have called and told us the truth. Very disappointing... though we were visiting the area, I am here a bit for work and won't be returning. I will also share my feelings w others.
Great choice for lunch with friends. The service is good, the room accommodating for a lingering lunch and enough menu choices so everyone is happy.
We enjoyed a lovely lunch following a tour of the Octagon House (also recommended!) The restaurant with white tablecloths, colorful wall art and mirrors offers a relaxed setting with unobtrusive service and the option of sitting at the open windows on a good day. Good menu options with something for everyone!
It is one of my favorite lunch spots. I like the food, service, and it is located a little over a block from my office. It is definitely worth a visit.
Great business lunch; great food; fast service; waiter was pleasant and attentive. Would definitely return.
Disappointing lunch. My client and I both ordered the sole and it was almost devoid of flavor. The Brussels sprouts that accompanied the fish were seriously under-cooked to the point of inedible.
Had better experiences in the past but this was a sufficiently discouraging meal that I'd skip it in the future.
We dined early because of an evening event and were seated promptly by a friendly, competent staff. The decor is very pleasing and everyone found something to select from the menu. I tried the New England clam chowder to begin and it was quite good. Entres were good but uninspired and two people were disappointed with the duck. A glass of house chardonnay seemed a little pricey for the quality at $10.50 but this is DC. In general Cafe Soleil is an attractive restaurant with a good location, good staff and average kitchen.
Been here dozens of times and it is consistently good. They updated the menu so the entrees are now more expensive than before. The service and ambiance are still excellent for the price, especially if you order a main course that is not an entree, like the flatbreads or sandwiches or burgers.
This Italian restaurant is very close to several metro lines in DC, so it's super-convenient. In the summer they open up the windows to a small outdoor seating area, so I enjoyed the outdoor breeze while still enjoying the nice ambiance of the restaurant itself. They were accommodating with the menu, and I would totally go back!
Dropped in last minute and got a table near the window--perfect. Really great service and the food was good also. Would definitey recommend it.
This quaint little restaurant is my "go to" local area dining spot. Nice atmosphere, good food, a little pricey but very nice overall experience.
What a sweet, cozy, comfortable place. It has a European feel, with its doors that swing open to the street. The salads and burgers are great, also appetizers. Plus, it has Peroni beer on tap, which is rare. Try this place. You will really like it.
Cafe Soleil is a favorite ... always good, lovely setting, big windows that open to 17th Street, nice French cafe vibe. Hard to go wrong!
Small, quiet, romantic restaurant with excellent food
Very good italian food and was not very expensive.
Experience not as good as previous visits. One order was incorrect; another forgotten altogether. Service was inattentive. Food was very good as always but the service was a detractor.
Very friendly, prompt service. Reliable food. Pleasant, bright room.
Excellent meal ... cocktails, app (highly recommend the crab and avocado), and main course were all delicious and satisfying.
Café Soleil is an interesting venue immediately adjacent to the McPherson Square Metro station and two blocks from the White House. Little has changed in the ten plus years that this restaurant has been at this location. Food is prepared quickly and delivered with professional service. Food quality is ok. Café Soleil has a small bar area that is quaint – crowed. Menu and wine list could use some serious updating, as well as the décor. The night of our dinner we were entertaining guests for a business meeting, the background music was too loud - making a normal conversation challenging. Given the numerous other venues in the same price range within a two-block area, Café Soleil isn’t our first choice next time.
Location was great and its very cute French cafe style but food was fair at best with little presentation and very cafeteria like. I certainly would not recommend for anything business related or special.
Great restaurant in downtown DC near to my workplace. The food and service are excellent. I've been there several times with my colleagues as this is one of their favorites too.
It has been a long time since I've gone to Café Soleil. It was all I remember and more. I appreciate that you can hear each other and it has a really comfortable atmosphere (and I would go there for a romantic dinner). It feels warm in the winter. An d I like the windows in the summer. It's accessible to two metro stops. You can watch the people on Connecticut. The staff is professional and very friendly. They are attentive without hovering.
Cafe Soleil is one of the few true Bistro's in Washington DC. Their food is always fresh and a value. The restaurant is quiet enough to hold a conversation. Being at the Metro in mid-town DC makes them very convenient. I am glad I discovered Cafe Soleil.