Del Ray Cafe
Restaurant week menu - always a favorite, with solid veg options for our guests! Delicious food, superb service.
Del Ray Cafe has limited seating. Despite having 3 weeks advance reservation, we were stuck on a side porch. If you're going to have to spend over $200 for a dinner for four, you expect better accommodations.
Enjoyed a good meal and setting. Great for catching up with friends. Excellent service and food.
Nice place. Went for rest week. Very good food and lots of choices
Well-priced menu. Service very slow. Good neighborhood restaurant.
I have never really had a bad meal at Del Ray Cafe. My biggest complaint is it smells and seems a little smoky from the kitchen. One of my top picks in the area.
DelRay Cafe never disappoints! It is always excellent!
We came during Restaurant Week, everything was outstanding! Will definitely come back!
Willing to go extra mile and add extra chocolate in the profiteroles. Tables close together in room downstairs so felt lack of privacy.
All had the restaurant week menu. Everything was exceptionally well thought out, prepared and presented.
Although found the hangar tenderloin a little chewy.
Love this restaurant and will return whenever we can.
The food here is always special and the Restaurant Week choices are delicious.
Service and food were very good. Delicious bronzini, with well prepared veggies. Servers were most attentive (but still need to learn not to interrupt guest's conversations). The noise level was a bit high, but that's the acoustics of the place and can't be helped. Del Ray Cafe is one of our regular haunts and will remain so.
This is our favorite restaurant. I have never been disappointed there. Restaurant Week is a great time to try dishes one hasn't had before.
Such a quaint and cute spot! My husband and I went during restaurant week as a date and had a great time! The food and service was so good! Will definitely go back for sure. If you are in Del Ray, this is a MUST TRY!
Some good flavors, but we weren't wowed.
It was restaurant week, offering plenty of choices for each of the 3 courses.
Salad was fine - a bit acidic, but fine. The pate was adequate. They forgot to bring the bread with it, so we had to ask.
The short rib was very good - would order that again. The branzino with olive tapenade and a light sauce - not so much. when the waiter asks to be sure you want the tapenade, even though it's a core element of the dish - you know there's a problem. The flavors just didn't complement one another well. And both entrees had undercooked and uninteresting half-carrot and clump of broccoli - not even a squeeze of lemon juice or something to brighten it up. I love crunch in my vegetables - but these we just uninteresting, uninspired and not worth their presence on the plate.
Finally, for dessert we ordered creme brulee and profiteroles. The latter was fine - nothing to write home about. The creme brulee was completely uninspired. The crust was barely there, and the flavor was very flat.
Staff were friendly. Ambience is nice. But if it's a nice french meal I'm looking for, I'll go elsewhere.
Food took a longer than usual to get to our table. The short ribs were good but a little cold inside. The green beans were overcooked. The creme brûlée wasn’t set properly. Not bad but on that price range there are better French food options.
My salmon was perfectly cooked and so delicious! The bread is extraordinary. Did I mention how wonderful the servers are? Always friendly and helpful but not hovering.
Del Ray Café is my favorite restaurant!!!
Outstanding food, and we'll be back to try it again. Had the Diver scallops and Dover sole, plus the Burgundy Snails appetizer. However, although the outside patio room seating would be good for brunch on a nice day, it provided a very disappointing atmosphere for an upscale dinner of this cost.
Always the best. You won’t find better calamari in town!
Promptly seated. The wait staff was very helpful and attentive without being too intrusive. The food (eggplant and portobello tart appetizer, lobster entree, scallop entree, and shared souffle dessert) were all excellent. The house chardonnay was nothing exceptional but could be a way to economize a bit as most of the bottle wine choices are a bit pricey. That said, the higher priced glasses we ordered at the wait staff's suggestion were very good.
I just love eating here. Everything on the menu is thoughtfully prepared, high quality, and delicious. And the service is always exceptional.
DRC continues to be my favorite restaurant! We made reservations kind of last-minute but were rewarded with fabulous food including my favorite dessert special, Floating Island. I haven't seen this dessert for years and have always had to go to New York to get it. The food is always outstanding!
Terrific place. Lovely service from beginning to end. Delicious food. Such a warm, inviting cozy place. Amazed at how many families with young children were there. Everyone clearly happy with the place and food.
I love taking my granddaughters to this cafe. It's ambiance, location, excellent service and good good all contribute to my ranking. I also like the layout of the tables on the second floor, plenty of space between tables.
Always enjoy dining experience. Food and service tops.
Great restaurant with a nice vibe. The dinner menu is limited so check before you come to make sure it’s the French food you want. Otherwise, definitely recommended.
Wonderful as always! Have the Gran Mariner Soufflé for dessert.
I love the Del Ray Cafe! I have eaten there several times, and it is one of my brother and sis-in-law’s favorites, so we went there Christmas Eve and had their special prix fixe 3-course dinner. Everything was delicious and the service was great, even though the place was packed. Then some friends and I returned for brunch the day after Christmas, and the servers remembered me and were very welcoming. The food was delicious and the menu broad enough that we all got what we wanted, including the vegetarian. If I still lived in the area, I would be a regular!
I marked 4 stars for service because of some confusion when checking in. It was a very crowded time on Christmas Eve and there was no real place for waiting people to stand or sit. Staff were hustling like mad, weaving through the crowd with hot dishes. We were seated, then reseated, and then all was well. The calamari was the most tender we've ever eaten, the main servings of chicken and scallops were delicious, and desserts were very tasty. The staff was very responsive, without hovering, and quite jolly.
Service was super friendly, cheerful and accommodating. I would highly recommend. The food was delicious and the cafe had a warm, welcoming quaint feel.
Another wonderful dinner at DRC. The staff and owner are perfectly attentive. All of our food was delicious including Waygu carpaccio, calamari, stone bass, and venison tenderloin.
Always wonderful. My favorite restaurant in the area. Staff are amazing!
Enjoyed the meal with wife. Food was excellent. Only issue we had was that we were hoping for more of an adult, romantic evening. We were seated upstairs and it was unusual, but almost every table had young children. It just hindered the atmosphere for us.
I forget how wonderfully great the food is a Del Ray Cafe. Unbelievably great food!!! And service and the wine
I need to to return much more often!!
A nice evening but nothing special.
La Bergerie (by the same owners) was one of our favorite restaurants and we were so sad to see it close. We ordered soufflés, our favorite dessert, every time, so when we realized they were added to the menu here, we had to go check it out. The service was great and they were so patient and accommodating when part of our party was running late. Everything we ordered was delicious and we were thrilled that the soufflés were as good as La Bergerie. I’m sure we will be back many times.
(A note to the owners: the cheese soufflé would be an amazing addition to the brunch menu!)
Can not say enough good things about this place. They treat you like a member of the family here and always go overboard to make you feel special. The food and service is outstanding. Highly recommend!