Cafe Du Soleil

4.4
534 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
A charming French bistro featuring authentic French cuisine with the flavors of Provence. The casual ambiance, exciting specials and themed French specialty nights make Cafe du Soleil a popular Upper West Side Bistro. A solid French restaurant with a fantastic staff. Enjoy a slice of France in Manhattan!

Every day we offer a great 3 Course Prix Fixe Special Menu at $35 per person from 4pm to 7:00pm (Friday and Saturday 4pm-6:00pm)

For all your catering needs, please visit our sister company's website "Voila Caterers" - www.voilacaterers.com or call Mr. Nick Swain for a quote 212-316-9600.



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CB
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Have gone here many times to enjoy real french food. Was disappointed that they were out of what I planned to order (short ribs). The crepe I got instead was a little disappointing - crepe itself was too thick, in my opinion.

As always, noise level was outrageous... we usually go in nice weather and try to sit outside, but it's winter, so...

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

warm friendly long term happy local eatery: nice eclectic french menu with lots of salads

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was nice.

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s
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I frequently go to the Cafe and all take advantage of their Thursday night prix fixe dinners for 2. We love the vibe and the staff is great. Unfortunately the food on Thursday night was a huge disappointment and the selections were not as advertised. The watercress salad turned out to be the usual mixed field greens - which is fine- but it was swimming in too much vinaigrette. The leg of lamb advertised as gigot was actually braised and was pretty awful. The included desserts however were excellent!

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l
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good. Tasty food and Kasir (sp?) is great waiter. Dependable local spot.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We love to try new restaurants and constantly repeat those we love. We live two blocks away from this restaurant and we wanted to start the year with a nice brunch in the neighborhood. We like cafe du soleil as we have dined and celebrated many occasions before. Unfortunately, we can say the same this time. Starting from the beginning with smart comments from the lady who led us to our table, who also happened to be our waitress. Very poor attitude, from rolling eyes to barely wanting to do her job. I demand very little for what I pay for. I don't look for attention or your friendship, I just want to get what I politely ask for. If I ask for a spicy Bloody Mary, I expect just that. Instead I received a glass of plain tomato juice. When food was served no one came by to see if everything was up to cafe du soleil standards. Overall, a fast food experience as I had to get up and grab things from the bar and staff stations that were needed. Our server "Sandeep" needs to step it up entirely instead of waiting for a costumer to inquire about her name through her colleagues. I hope to return, but I'm not so sure.

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UW
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An extensive French menu in a warm and inviting space. Check out the prix fixe menu, a pretty good deal early most evenings and all Sunday night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The food was terrible

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NY
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good French fare at reasonable prices with a lively atmosphere

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L
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The bar was crowded so the restaurant was nosier than usual. Food was its usual good and reasonably priced.

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B
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Sunday brunch. Food was very well prepared and service was great. It’s very busy for brunch so don’t expect a quiet meal!

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JA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous
A neighborhood gem

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JB
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent, hearty, french food for reasonable price. Classic quiche light and flaky, onion soup very good, salad nicoise with real tuna, sandwiches are good size and value. Servers are really nice and helpful.

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JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Wait staff are friendly and helpful. Food is authentic French and outstandingly good.

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l
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place for lunch. Food and service were good. My only complaint is that it was very noisy and heard to hear your tablemates.

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service are great. Too bad it is too noisy to have a conversation without shouting.

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SU
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent, friendly

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SY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love that place! Great for a date or friendly dinner. Excellent food. Great service. Price is a bit pricey but worth it.
I recommend highly.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful thanksgiving meal! Service was excellent and the food was priced appropriately. All of our servings were very large and the food was incredible !

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place, French charm, delicious cuisine, friendly welcome and service. I’ll be back

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f
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. For New York, it's reasonably priced. Everything is delicious. The service is impeccable. I make a reservation at Café du Soleil every time I am in NYC. The onion soup is the best I have had anywhere, and the red snapper with champagne sauce is superb.

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C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was all excellent. Servers attentive ( and really do speak French!). We will definitely return next time in town!)

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, good Will come back.That all I have to say.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Simple menu, very french, good quality great service.

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JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We were looking for something new and relatively inexpensive for NYC. It happened to be my birthday also. They had a sweet deal on Thursdays during the fall and winter, a 3-course meal for 2 for $79!! The food was great the desert was amazing! My roasted chicken dish was a little dry... only downfall. They wait staff were great, one of them went a little extra and put a lit candle in my desert. Such a sweet gesture.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the food, bar scene noise spoils the time

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RM
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been there three times, the food, service and ambiance are very good.

Highly recommend, I will take my french friend there in the end of this month, as it feels like to be in a Paris bistro.

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LI
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Though the salads were disappointing, the main courses were tasty. The 3-course prix fixe is a pretty good deal. Atmosphere is lovely and service is friendly.

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l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lovely to be able to sit outside when its nice out.

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D
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food, sat outside, good wine!

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FF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We love Cafe du Soleil and go once a week. Food and menu always good.
And dog friendly.
But the service is always beyond flakey.
Inconsistent. Drinks orders not arriving. Always ask twice. Memory issues with servers!

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SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed a wonderful French bistro dinner on the sidewalk on a perfect summer early evening. The staff was considerate, kind and thorough in every way. Would certainly go back!

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KK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here often - by ourselves or when people come to visit. Never disappoints!

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b
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Go there all the time. Always good food and high value. AJ

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G
New York Area
199 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A bit of Paris in NYC
Love it!!

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s
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A neighborhood favorite with great value prix fixe offers. Only drawback on this particular night was that it was exceptionally noisy!

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JP
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grand petit Bistro j'ai toujours l'impression que je suis de retour à Paris

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MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

While our French-speaking African waiter was charming and friendly, the food was mediocre at best, the room very noisy and the staff cleared plates of some diners while others had yet to finish their Saturday night get together, adding an unwelcome and indecorous intrusion into the rhythm of our dinner. The Moules or Muscles and the fish dishes were stringy and overcooked. We wish this restaurant were better -- we like the idea of it but the reality falls short.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, and great atmosphere

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DW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We found this restaurant from French Restaurant Week and make the reservation for lunch. When we were there, the waiter gave the general menu, which makes us really confused. We ask for the menu for French Restaurant Week, they just keep telling us to order something from the menu, which we can't find the thing that we saw from the Restaurant Week menu

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