Cafe Du Soleil
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We sat outside and they had good heaters so all went well!
Creative solution to eating outdoors in the winter with excellent food
I ordered steak and eggs, the skirt steak came out rubber. I told the waiter and he said he could not do anything about it , It was pretty bad and disappointing. The place is nice, but the service and food was way below my expectations. Definitely not going back!
Great way to celebrate our 18th anniversary. Chilly outside, but the igloo was perfect. Food was delicious as always!
Very good ambiance and service. Would totally come back for their French onion soup and escargot.
Our reservation was at 830 and we arrived on time. When they took us into our "bubble" there was chicken bones on the ground. We then waited until 855 pm before leaving. The bus boy had come over and filled up our water twice, yet no waiter to be seen. When we were sat we were told twice that we would have to be done by 10 pm due to the city laws. When we left I let them know why we were leaving and she was nobody came to you? I was like no, so we are leaving. She didn't even apologize or offer to have us sit back down to get a server. The service was absolutely horrible and I will never return. The food on the other tables looked okay, but waiting 25 min (at least who knows how long we would have waited if we had stayed) is just absolutely absurd. To then have to eat our meals so quickly to be out by 10.
I had the lamb shank and the chef removed the eggplant part, which was nice. A birthday din with pals, fun.
We really enjoyed our dinner. I would highly recommend it.
We loved it!
Coming back for dinner
Thank you for having such a great environment for our meal and having the best service! My friends and I loved it!
Wait service was friendly and timely. We were disappointed in not receiving a bubble outside. While we understand that a reservation does not guarantee a bubble, we did ask for one in our reservations made a week prior. Upon getting to the restaurant, we were informed that we could not be put into a bubble because there were a lot of people at 7:30 who needed one, even though our reservation was for 7:00 pm signifying a lack of planning by the restaurant. Additionally, there were a lot of bubbles sitting empty that we could have sat in when we arrived. Additionally, the reason we went here was because it was our anniversary date, but this was not mentioned by anyone at the restaurant even though it was written on our reservation. We had hoped for a candle or a congratulations, but it was not acknowledged. The food was good overall, but the chicken was dry in the Poulet Roti Maison. The Le Hachis Parmentier au Four was flavorful.
I love this restaurant but was a bit mad that after sending back the caramari because it was unedible they restaurant did nothing to see what they could do beside charge me for the order!
Outstanding service, COVID 19 safety-friendly, good food and the drinks just wasn’t too great, but, I will revisit!
This spot is so charming and tres French! I loved the adorable outdoor seating set-up, it felt so cozy and special, despite the circumstances! Highly recommend for a nice lunch or brunch. Treat yourself!
My queen and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the host and server were engaged and attentive. The food was also good.
I ordered pesto gnocchi was amazing, the Rose Wine is really good, and I tried for the first time Scargot.
Merveilleux! the best in the city by far! Will be back soon!
We were supposed to sit in one of the bubbles but when we got there they did not have any bubbles available. The food was very mediocre and so was the wine.
It took almost 50’ for food To arrive, it was good but service needs adjustments
It was lovely to sit in the plastic bubble. The service was good but the food was a bit cold. I think it’s hard to keep things hot when you are eating outside.
Even more impressed with the way they handled COVID and the innovative bubbles around the tables. Very comfortable and the food is great to boot. Makes for a very relaxing and enjoyable experience while dining outside.
With its extensive outdoor seating, with many tables enclosed in clear plastic "bubbles," the Café du Soleil - which some say serves the best French food in New York - is a blessing for the northern Upper West Side. My friend and I enjoyed a delicious brunch there, with an individual, lovely quiche for her and a Paris-perfect Croque-Monsieur for me - the first Croque I have had in New York that is just like the ones in France, where I lived for many years. It was a sunny but cold and windy day, and we could take off our jackets and enjoy the meal as if we were in a solarium. They have several outdoor heaters for when there is no sun. All the servers and other staff were welcoming and friendly, even as they had to step carefully to get in and out of and around the bubbles.
We had reserved for 10 am on Saturday, and by the time we left an hour and a half later (the time limit for outdoor seating), every bubble, every table, was full. I hope this bodes well for the survival of Café du Soleil during this terrible time. I will certainly return as often as possible.
Lovely food and people! A little pricey but you’re getting great food
We reserved outdoor seating and when we got there were told they couldn’t honor that request even though that is the only reason we went our of our way to go to this restaurant (said this was an Open Table
Issue). Eventually they were able to accommodate us. Service and food were ok but nothing amazing.
They have set the standard for outdoor dining in the pandemic. Great vibe, excellent food, solid service, and a commitment to using clever methods and marketing to withstand the current chaos in the restaurant world. They may have more tables outside now than they used to have indoors, with judicious use of the "pods" that they pioneered.
It was a rainy day, but outdoor dining was comfortable and service excellent.
Excellent French fare - except for the salads - Arugula salad with goat cheese had barely any cheese and a whole lot if greens with barely any dressing
Dining outside in the individual bubbles was a great way to enjoy a fine meal.
I love the way Cafe Du Soleil has embraced making their customers feel safe with a fun concept protection and deliver an excellent dining experience. It was lively, festive which made for great ambience to share dining out with friends. Their Monday and Tuesday night mussel special is a great value and super delicious. Absolutely loved the pods.
I had a great time celebrating my birthday with friends at cafe du soleil. I arrived early and was seated immediately. I was excited to dine in the space bubble. It was as cool as I had expected :-) Staff was super friendly. Food was tasty and portions were good. Desserts including l’opera were delish. And thanks to the staff for singing happy birthday to me. Looking forward to going back soon. Merci beaucoup pour une bonne expérience!
The plastic bubble reflected the lights snd colorful French and Ametican flags flags creating a cheetful atmosphere. The waitstaff was helpful and welcoming. The food - moules/frites, boudin/pomme and steak was delicious.
We felt safe and happy and will be back.
Thank you, Café du Soleil!
Service was good. Good for a brunch, theyre sweet dishes were really good.
We were there the night the election was called--we had made reservations for our daughter's Bday. We had such a good time, celebrations all around. you are our neighborhood bistro and we Love you!
Fun place.. lots of action and activity everywhere! Totally worth the visit
Beyond being able to dine inside one of their bubbles, there wasn't that much to get excited about. The food was average at best. The service was not so friendly and a little on the slow side. It cost more than it was worth especially when nobody in my party finished their meals.
We walked out because of the noise level. 1:45 in the afternoon and the speakers were blaring sound, cant call it music because all we could hear was the repetitive bass.
Music far too loud inside; drinks very weak for the money--could barely taste the bourbon in the old fashioned. The food was delicious and the service fantastic.
The food was delicious. The atmosphere was perfect for a friends dinner. The food does take a while to cook. Be sure to order apps. The wait staff was accommodating and friendly. I will be going back!
We really enjoyed our dinner! The bubble atmosphere was so cute - definitely get a reservation. It seems your best chance to secure a bubble is with a group of 3-6 (especially at busy hours). The appetizers stole the show. The wine was great for choosing a more "budget" friendly bottle. Mousse for dessert was a smart choice. With wine, roughly $75/person, but worth it!
Nice place for the novelty of sitting in a bubble. The food was ok.
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 890 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.