We had to ask several times to have table bussed ; short staffed it seemed tho we like our server very much but he was stretched; had to return dessert... inedible. For the money, it should’ve been better
I had the filet med rare cooked perfectly. Seasoned perfectly. My date got the sea bass that tasted great but had many bones left in it. Friend got the ravioli that was also yummy. Tuna Tartare is a must. I will go back...just not for the sea bass.
Every course served was excellent.
Decided to come to Cape Dutch to treat my boyfriend to a nice dinner for his birthday, and we were both thrilled with the service and food! Since it was our first time, the server recommended we order from the braii and also recommended some fantastic cocktails. The ambiance was romantic and upscale while still very comfortable, and the food blew us away. Definitely worth the price point! We love new eating experiences, and each dish was incredibly flavorful and authentic. We ordered the mussels to start (amazing), and he got the veal tomahawk and I got the branzino. We loved our dishes and were too full to order dessert! We will be back again for special occasions in the future!
More French cuisine than South African in my opinion
We really enjoyed our experience, although we had two minor negatives. Service was good, but not the best and we got home to a message from Open Table that we didn't show up for our reservation which was confusing because we checked in upon arrival. The food was very delicious and we loved the decor.
The space was quiet and elegant, service was impeccable, wine outstanding. From start to finish a great experience for me. The mushroom bisque, branzino, and the finale of the Belgian chocolate soup was amazing! I’ll be back for sure
The elk was all that was promised via a lov television program: the food burst with flavor!
Great food and service! Get the dessert trio to top it off It was delicious.
Great find. Fois Gras appetizer was amazing, along with dinner consisting of a whole brazino fish, and I had Elk. Chocolate soup for dessert was to die for.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone that has a taste for a wide range of eclectic taste
Cape Dutch had a neat atmosphere - very chic! The food definitely has a different flair than the average restaurant. We had the rib eye and it was delicious!
First time Cape Dutch on Feb 21. Was really a nice dinner with my wife as birhday present. Food and ambiance is very well. We enjoyed it and for sure will return to this excellent restaurant. Regards Wim
The place was beautiful, for the price the food Quality wasn’t great, had the Veal and it was chewy. The server was knowledgeable about drinks, but not very attentive for the experience one was expecting. Barely finished eating and they were asking if I was done. It’s a great place to sit at the bar and have a drink
Food was great. Desserts excellent. Service was spotty - seemed overwhelmed by a very busy night. Tried to order coffee and was told they were out of cups -not ok for a restaurant at this level.
So very impressed by this elegant restaurant atmosphere was absolutely amazing what a great night out highly recommend.
main dishes with side s were very good. service was great and very friendly. do not order bread pudding here until they change source - did not qualify as bread pudding.
Went for ‘pre’ Valentine’s Day dinner All around awesome! Excellent food, good SA wine, great service. On the pricy side but worth it. Can’t wait to go back.
Second time I've been over the last few months. Service not as good as my previous experience, but the food was once again superb. I love this restaurant.
This was our first visit to the old Woodfire Grill location. The interior had some new features but generally will be instantly recognizable to those who remember Woodfire Grill. We had a table next to the grill so we could watch the chef prepare the meat and seafood dishes. It added to the ambience to be that close to the action. In all, the food was very good, but two things keep me from giving the place a wholehearted recommendation. First the chairs are padded stools that make for a clean and uncluttered look in the room but it puts your back to the test over a 2-hour meal. In fact, we didn't stay for dessert because we were both fatigued by the stool seating at that point. Also, pricing seems a tad high across the board, cocktails, wine, entrees and dessert items. I would say entrees are overpriced by about $5 on average, not enough to prohibit returning, but something that we'll consider in contemplating Cape Dutch to other steak and seafood alternatives.
Amazing! Great food, outstanding service! Loved the decor.
A wonderful evening ! A must return. Chef Philippe came out personally and made recommendations and was very generous and interested in making sure we ordered correctly. The menu is protein driven from Game to seafood and fine steaks. Lots of fun choices lots of quality items . Something for anyone that enjoys great food! Cooked to perfection! Thank you.
Delicious! Great atmosphere
The restaurant is very aesthetically pleasing (a little loud but whatever). Ordered the charcuterie plate and it was brought with no explanation of what was what. Had to ask for refills on our water a few times. There were 6 of us and 5 of the 6 of us were served with our main course. The 6th person's dish (which was the same as another person's order) arrived about 15 min later. The food was good but the service was sub par for a place that nice and definitely for a place that took over the Woodfire space, which prided itself on its service.
Great food, fabulous chef, wonderful atmosphere. Always enjoy Cape Dutch.
We loved our birthday dinner. The mussels were plump and the broth delicious. Our steak was amazing and cooked to pet. Beautifully decorated.
It was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals, including two beautiful desserts, and the atmosphere. I highly recommend everyone try Cape Dutch (minus the Brussels sprouts - they need some work).
The Specialty drinks are tasty. Perhaps a little small. But I love the lounge/bar area. Very cozy.
I think the food is pricey. It is good, but not great. Particularly, the porcini ravioli was underwhelming. They do fish/seafood well. I'd stick with that, but expect an expensive bill. The service is professional and appreciated it.
Great birthday treat! Loved ambiance & food as well. Enjoyed the staff even though our server switched a couple times.
Overall, our experience was ok. I think the food for the most part was good, however, it wasn't worth the price paid. The wine list was great, menu options varied. We ordered a great bottle of South African wine, a few appetizers and a tomahawk Steak. Unfortunately, the soup tasted more like butter than cream and our steak was under-done (wanted med rare and it was rare), the extra prawns were tough. While the overall experience was fine, we wouldn't go back. The value wasn't there - it was a very expensive dinner for the quality of food we received.
Everything was perfect! Our waiter Cori was the best!!!!!!
Great service and excellent food. Very expensive. Not sure if it can continue at these prices as it was not full on a Saturday night.
We enjoyed Cape Dutch. The food is always delicious and the servers so nice and attentive. We loved our choices for dinner and even enjoyed dessert. We hope to be back to Cape Dutch soon!
Delicious meal but very disappointed in their attempt to drastically overcharge us: menu stated $44 for steak and charge was $55. Lamb shank menu $35, charge $42. They corrected charge when we noticed, claiming it was "New Year's eve price charge" (it is now January 4th!)
The filet mignon was one of the best we've ever had. You could nearly cut it with a fork. Excellent! The Sea Bass was also fantastic. It was cooked perfectly and the lemon caviar sauce was light and flavorful. We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. It is a pricey restaurant, so not one that we will visit frequently. However, when we have a special occasion to celebrate we will certainly consider this as the perfect place to celebrate.
We celebrated New Year's Eve and was impressed with the décor, the chef Philippe Haddad charisma along with food suggestions and the delicious food and drinks. The three of us, all with our own businesses, were very happy with the entire experience.
Loved the entire night, both the food and ambiance. Will definitely be back.
Not their best night
Great overall experience from the interest and focus on making us specialty/hand crafted cocktails before dinner at the bar to a solid meal all around with generally attentive service throughout the night.