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Cafe Du Soleil

4.3
822 Reviews
$30 and under
French
French bistro in the heart of the Upper West Side. The casual ambiance, exciting specials, themed French specialty nights and our Outside Bubble Table make Café du Soleil a popular New York City Bistro. A solid French restaurant with a fantastic staff. Enjoy a slice of France in Manhattan!

For all your catering needs, please visit our sister company's website "Voila Caterers" - www.voilacaterersnyc.com or call Mrs. Nadine Chevreux for a quote 212-316-9600.



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 822 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JanaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love it. We have returned to our own private bubble 4 times now. Rain or shine it's terrific. The lighting and the music are great as are the service and the food.

I highly recommend it.

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CindyR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The food, ambiance, staff EVERYTHING! First time dining at a French restaurant and i loved it.

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BarbaraE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has embraced outdoor dining by setting up individual plastic pods for each table. It brought fun to eating in the street.

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JLee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our main server was excellent. He was responsive to our questions and needs. However, one of the other servers was not too great. He yelled “you order this?” when he brought over the ketchup and salt/pepper. He also wouldn’t allow us to lower the flap for the bubble tent.

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PG19
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing Food, first time trying it. Outside dinner was a little cold but we really enjoyed.

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vipSusanJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food here is outstanding, but the service is lacking. I think they expanded too much and they can’t handle the demand.

I would absolutely go back, but with no plans after since it could take a few hours for the meal.

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MadelineS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The French toast and the western omelette was delicious

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vipBiz207
New England
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious brunch at Cafe du Soleil. We ate in one of the pop-up bubbles with a space heater and were very comfortable. The service was excellent and the overall ambiance was festive and fun and very COVID-friendly.

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Mara
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible customer service. First, one of our dishes were the wrong order. Once we mentioned that to the waiter, he sent a busboy to the table and asked us to figure out. When the correct order came to the table it was cold.
When we mentioned that to the waiter, he said we should have told him right when we got the food, and blamed it on us.

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Shelton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I made reservations for Sunday morning 9:15am for a party of 4..
we arrived @9am was seated by 9:15 great. we didn't get served til 10am there were 3 other parties that came after us and we all were waiting more than 1/2hr to be served . other than that my children loved the experience .

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BarbaraV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Don’t make a reservation for 10:45pm if you don’t want to be rushed by the manager and staff.

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Gillian
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved sitting in the pods, which provided ambiance and social distance. The food was delicious and the wait staff perhaps a little too French for their own good. All in all, we loved it and hope to go again soon.

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Sann
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service took forever. We had our orders ready to be placed but it took almost an hour for the food to come out. A bit disappointed. Food was okay but the French onion soup was really good. Came there around 4 for our reservation so I was surprised that it took long on everything.

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julian
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere was great in a bubble. The menu and food were very good for brunch, and the service, quite good.

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CarlosA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Food was good. How ever the service stunk, especially from the host. I had a reservation and nevertheless had to wait to be seated outside. I asked for a bubble seating and was denied. Not sure if it was because I’m Hispanic. The excuse was that they only seated parties of 3 or more in those bubbles. However, I then saw them promptly sit two young woman in one of the bubbles. I was outraged. Very unpleasant dining experience with little class.

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DougJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch in one of their "bubbles" outside, felt very safe and their menu was extensive.

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MehjaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

They kept forgetting things one after another and the food was overly salty and just not worth it. Cafe du soleil is just overly hyped because of the bubbles. There are plenty of other places with nice seating

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Lovely
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was splendid. It was my husband's birthday. He truly enjoyed dinner and the ambience of the restaurant.

The French music was superb.

The only comment is that the "creme bulee" was cold. Aside from that it was an enjoyable evening...under the stars.

Thank you for making the evening a delightful time for my husband.

BR
BobsReview
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining in the “bubble” was great. Good food and wine and very good service. Swordfish, sardined, Salmon burger and beef burginon were All very good. Recommend

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Millielugo15
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent place to have dinner and catch up with friends. Sitting in the individual tents makes it intimate and safe if covid is your concern . Definitely recommend this restaurant !

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MFORS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Hard to make conversation because our table was just under the stereo.
the price of glass wine doesn't meet the quality.

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vipCarol
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The plastic pods for outdoor dining is one of the reasons we chose this restaurant. It is in our neighborhood- and it was actually more pleasant eating outside because inside it is usually very noisy and difficult to have a conversation. There were 5 of us and it felt like we had a private room.
The food is very good except for pasta which was just ok. Overall it is a bit pricey ( an appetizer and entree is about $34; with wine and dessert the bill for one could easily be $55). It says on Open Table “$30 and under “ - that is if you have an entree and absolutely nothing else.

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JoelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, brought quickly. Fun to sit in the plastic bubble with friends.

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Raivenne
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I admit I came for the experience of dining in the bubble, but once there mostly forgot about it. The overall ambiance felt like a regular outdoor dining experience which was wonderful. I do hope they keep some of the bubbles for use next year even if COVID is just a memory by then.

Our server Doug was a charming delight and finally a restaurant that understands the meaning of rare! I will be back for that ribeye steak. *chef's kiss*

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Ness
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After making an outdoor reservation I was denied a table that I reserved being told that there were only tables of 4 and that my reservation was not guaranteed. I adjusted to the indoor dining at a very small table with my mother after looking forward to eating at this restaurant for nearly a month. The server came over after we sat for about 10 minutes and was extremely bubbly and pleasant which I welcomed because I was not happy. I apologized for my frumpy mood and my mother and I ordered prosecco and FOS that was good but not what I expected for a French restaurant. My mother ordered an entrée which we had to flag our waiter down for after AN HOUR of his absence to request it's where abouts, and after hearing someone call that the dish was 86'd (they are out of Short Ribs) the waiter stated he would be right back with it. We stated we would take it to go at that point. He came back with a to go bag about 7 minutes later, we paid our bill highly disappointed and left. Upon returning home and opening the dinner it was apparent that the 'dinner' was the bottom of the barrel and there were no ribs left. This feels like the result of a restaurant that got so popular and can't handle everyone coming in.

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JennyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I reserved a table weeks ahead at an outside bubble table for safety reasons and also because it is cold. When I arrived they wouldn't give us the bubble as they said they were reserving for large party walk-ins, which were open throughout our entire nearly 2 hour meal. When we asked repeatedly they said no, but I'm compassionate to the realities restaurants are facing so we stayed. Then our food arrived and it genuinely just wasn't good. The gratin potatoes were tasteless and the skirt steak wasn't well seasoned. I don't like giving bad ratings but this meal was supposed to be a celebration and it ended up being a cold, frustrating let down.

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JacquelineM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I'd go again. I thought the menu description was a little off from what I was actually served. It was really seasoned and basically ok. It was a beef shepards pie. It read as if it were a meal with short ribs. It was ok though.

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Viktoria
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and delicious food!
I advise you to try snails, this restaurant uses an amazing sauce.

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Sweet
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The person in charge of reservations/seating is horrible, unfriendly, has not customer care skills, he is rude. We were looking forward to go, and I have recommended that restaurant to many of friends(a lot), but after such a bad experience, asked them not bother to go. The restaurant should have a better representation. Finally, we left.

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CancerQueen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My daughter and I had a reservation for brunch at 12:30 on 10/18/2020. Once at the restaurant (got there early), the male host explained that even though my reservation was for the outside "Bubble" seating, there are no guarantees (I only went there for the outside seating). We had to wait for about 15 minutes but the male host final sat us in a "Bubble". We was happy because it was extremely windy and the "Bubble" blocked most of the wind. After all that, the food was delicious and came out hot. My daughter had the Mussels and I had the French Toast. I would definitely eat there again and recommend a friend.

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LourdesC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My only concern is that the bubbles have a limited time of 1 hour to eat there. We were in a rush. But everything is ok.

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EricaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service at a French bistro. Authentic food and ambiance is nice for any occasion

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Worst service I’ve ever encounter. The person who greeted us at the door was arrogant and unhelpful even with a reservation made weeks in advance. Our server forgot our drinks until after the food was on the table and believe me we reminded him 3 times. The food came cold . 2 of my kids order the same entree of course only one came and when they brought the second one 15 min later the 2 were completely different (one came with sauce and the other without) the server response was “well that happens” no apology or intent to change the plate. The food was mediocre, all of our plates were untouched by the time we left. We paid for our meal and ask to see the manager after, he was ok I guess but nothing could change the terrible experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I waited for 1:30 mins de food never arrived, I had to leave because I had to visit my grandma and couldn’t wait anymore for the food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was late 14 minutes and they canceled my reservation but I was able to sit indoor dining I wanted to sit outdoor and then they brought my eggs wrong and they took so long to bring the food out and then I ordered latte and they brought 2nd time and I said I didn’t order but I can take it and they charged me. And the table doesn’t set up with utensil and I ordered the French fries it never Came out, the portion of food is really small. and lastly O finished my food and I went to a bathroom and I saw my waiter came out and I went in, There was no hand soap I had to ask to bring it back. I am saying that means the waiter didn’t wash hands and serving food ??? Especially this time ??? I would never go back

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BonnieO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A wonderful outdoor brunch on a sunny fall afternoon. The food is excellent. They are creatively addressing the Covid crisis by means of "bubbles"; clear tent-like structures that are sanitized after every use. They have become so popular that the friendly, efficient staff is occasionaly rushed. Do get there and enjoy the experience before winter sets in.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nice place

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Brawner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciated the extra precautions taken for these times of Covid that we're in, and I felt very comfortable with the way the restaurant was set up. Service was absolutely perfect and the food was delicious.

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sabrina2018
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food and cleanliness . I love the Bubble . It was roomy and clean

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for accommodating us we were hosting a family member from out of town it was a lot of fun and we were even able to be seated early!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Du Soleil using the Order Online button. Cafe Du Soleil also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 316-5000.

Cafe Du Soleil is rated 4.3 stars by 822 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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