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Del Ray Cafe

4.6
417 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
From the owners of La Bergerie, a French café serving local, natural, and organic products.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Organic
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 8am - 10:45am
Lunch: 11am - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5pm - 9pm (Sun -Thurs)
5pm - 10pm (Fri & Sat)
*Brunch: 8am - 2:30pm - served on Saturday, Sunday & major holidays
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Phone number
(703) 717-9151
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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What 417 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent menu. Variety. Reasonably priced. The French clam chowder was delicious as well as the Dover sole. Everyone enjoyed their entree. Don’t miss the chocolate beignets!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Special place with delicious food and real heart. The food and service was exceptional. The quality of the food and the presentation really superb.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I was so happy that the soufflé was on the menu. It was delicious! In my opinion, Del Ray Cafe has the best steak in town. It is so tender and tasty. I love this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fabulous!!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Always a great experience at Del Ray Cafe. The food, the facilities and the staff are top-notch!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Thank you Abdel, good food my wife and friend talking about going back to Del Rey, Exelent service

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This is simply one of the most consistent great restaurants around. We have NEVER had a bad meal or service and are regulars:)

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Laurent and Margaret Janowsky have created a true gem. This is my go-to place when I need an impressive yet affordable spot for out of town guests, work lunches, or just have that Nutella crepe craving. The staff is amazingly attentive. I love that I can support a local business with such unequivocal and genuine intent.
It has become a bit of a tradition for me to take my kids just for dessert. They know it is a special monthly treat and they look forward to being "all fancy."

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food is always good here but they were out of the quiche of the day and we were eating at 12:30. They should have anticipated this and arranged to have more. We did find something else we were fine with but were disappointed that they had run out so early of a special. That said, the ambiance and service are always exceptional here and it was perfect for a leisurely lunch where we could discuss business without being hurried.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We came to celebrate Easter brunch and the service couldn’t be more accommodating. Food was great and everyone was pleased with their selection!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The table we sat at was uncomfortable but the food was great.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love this place. Great service and the food is consistently good. We enjoy it for brunch and have been here several times. We enjoy bringing guests from out of town.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fabulous dinner as always. The restaurant
Is a real gem. Highly recommended

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We (2 of us) arrived a bit early for our dinner reservation and were seated promptly. (I recommend a reservation as this restaurant is small, which makes it cosy but with limited capacity.) The menu might strike some as limited in choice, but there were lots of appetizer and entree specials in addition. We both had duck, which we enjoyed for its freshness as well as quality of preparation. Menu is a la carte. The starter salad was excellent. Draft beer is unavailable and bottled selections limited. Service was attentive and courteous. Noise was moderate, except for a small child with a shrill, persistent cry. We consequently asked to have our table changed, which staff quickly accommodated. Del Ray Cafe is a neighborhood place, comfortable and without pretensions. It’s a little on the pricey side for what it is, but not sufficiently so to preclude us from returning.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Lovely luncheon--excellent food, superb dessert, great service

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Cheerful second floor DR welcomes diners who are treated to an extensive lunch/brunch menu. Thesres something tasty for everyone including those poor soles who must be gluten free. Only complaint was that the bread was too tospasted anand as a result rocklike.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We enjoyed another delicious lunch at Del Ray Cafe, ordering the daily quiche special. Our servers were attentive. The Cafe’s French inspired menu never fails to please.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always first class in all ways!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Love this restaurant. We try to go every month or so. My favorite is the steamed shrimp. Service is so attentive and love the family ambiance.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was pricey but fantastic and came out quickly. Dining room got pretty loud, which was fine for this visit, since we had an infant with us, but not for a cozy night out.

Service was spotty. We saw three different waiters, none of whom had spoken with the previous one, so we were asked the same questions over and over or it took a long time for anyone to stop by to take dessert orders. Tip was automatically added to our large group order, which was fine, but would have liked to be informed of that up front.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Wonderful place to dine with girlfriends. Great selection of wines and food was perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Del Ray Café never disappoints. Everything is always excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Eat here tegularly for both a mid week meal or special occasion and everything on the menu is out standing. The staff is outstanding and really adds to the overall ambiance of a visit.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Kind and knowledgeable staff, yummy dinner and wine. Brussel sprouts and onion soup are a must! Glad I had a gift card - pricey. A treat indeed!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Always terrific !
Superb food.
Relaxed & easy-going atmosphere.
And the best fresh dog biscuits anywhere!!

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We went for dinner on Sunday evening at The DEL RAY CAFE.
We loved the ambiance.
The service was good.
The Country French decorations were charming.

We were expecting the food we used to eat atFrench Bistros and Brasseries.
There were some familiar dishes.
THE SOUPS WERE SUPERB!
will come back again .
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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We always enjoy our dining experience at Del Ray Cafe! Many thanks to Abdel (our fantastic Server) Laurent (Owner), and the entire team.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Fantastic as always. Everyone in our group of five was more than pleased with their meal.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food was fine....not exceptional and not inexpensive. I do not mind paying good money for a meal, but I was not convinced that the dinner was worth the price....it could simply have been an off night for their food. The service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was my first visit. I loved the restaurant and will recommend to friends. Food and service were wonderful.
I had a little difficulty finding the restaurant. My On Star GPS directions were very circuitous. Staff gave me easy directions for the return trip.

Can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Exceptional food especially with seafood. Well balanced with side dishes. Best serving staff and host that we're aware of.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Overall a disappointing dining experience. Although the food was good (salad was outstanding) it was overshadowed by the ambiance of the downstairs seating area that was loud, crowded and uncomfortable. The tables were spaced too close to allow for even minimal privacy and seating on one side of the table was an uncomfortable hard wooden bench that doubled as as storage area. For the price, we expected a much more pleasant dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

DRC had a lobster/croissant lunch special, which we both ordered. It was fantastic, and I particularly loved the nicely grilled croissant slices.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great visit with great friends over great food. Service was over the top wonderful. We had such a nice time. Everyone had something different and everything was yummy. Huge and whole-hearted recommendation.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Was so happy with how they honored our reservation and we all loved our food!!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Typically dine here every other month and the food and service is always topnotch. My rating of 3 stars overall for this visit deals with the attitude of the hostess who was not pleased when I requested that we be seated upstairs. Once she escorted us to our seats, the menus were thrown on the table, we were not told to enjoy our meal, and upon leaving she did not thank us for coming in. For the price one is paying to have a nice overall dining experience at this restaurant, her non-professionalism in dealing with customers was very disappointing.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

A bit off-putting at first when we arrived before our reservation but the table wasn't ready and we got scolded for being in the way (with 2 children and 2 infants there's a reason we make reservations) but the table we ended up with not too long after our reservation time was great. Only one of the kids got their order before the rest of the food, which took longer than the table next to us that arrived some time after us, but when the food got there is was great. Wonderful brunch overall.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Always a great experience at DelRay Cafe. There’s a reason they stay busy. I love how they remember you and your family and friends. I also love how the staff doesn’t change often. That says a lot about how they feel about their employer. I love bringing guests in from out of town!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Small birthday brunch with family. Food was amazing, as always. Service was great too!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I have been here many times and have never been disappointed in any of those experiences. I definitely recommend Del Ray Cafe to family and friends

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