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Cafe Du Soleil

4.5
1306 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.



Experiences

  • Thanksgiving Prix Fix Menu

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Celebrate Thanksgiving With Your Family At Cafe Du Soleil and Let us take care of the Cookings. ( Prix Fix Menu Only )
  • Christmas Day

    $75.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Enjoy Christmas Day With Your Family at Cafe Du Soleil. 3 Course Menu | $75 Per Person | Noon to 9PM Joyeuse Fetes
  • New Year Eve 1st Seating

    $75.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Enjoy Our 3 Course New Year Eve Prix Fixe Menu | $75 Per Person | From 4pm to 7.30pm
  • New Year Eve 2nd Seating

    $90.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Celebrate the New Year With Us . Enjoy our 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu | $90 Per Person |

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1306 people are saying
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Darafucious
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cafe Du Soleil! Always such a pleasure dining here - drinks are great, food is fantastic, staff is attentive, and the ambience is delightful!

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Alice
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The experience was basically a pleasure. We enjoyed being kept warm in the pod,
which also meant that dinner wasn't noisy. The food was authentic and good. I especially liked the sardine appetizer and the tartine dessert. The sausage was an experiment and was a bit strong for my taste, and it took my husband three times asking to get ice for his water--but otherwise the service was excellent.

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carole
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The escargot was not as well prepared as pre pandemic

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vipkats
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We wanted to find a place where we could sit outdoors. This place has a very good arrangement of heated bubbles. We were by ourselves and it was very warm and comfortable despite being cold outside. The food is very good. We went for the Saturday brunch menu. Salmon crepes, eggs Benedict and quiche Lorraine were all delicious. Portions are generous too. Definitely a very good option.

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vipMissFoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I enjoyed this spot for the bubble dining seating, music, ambiance, and good service!

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marciap
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was as excellent as well as the service. The waiter was very friendly. The food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. It was a great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner- loved the bubble!!! Very good service and food… loved the ambiance. It was expensive, but it was a prix-fixe for Thanksgiving…. Would try again on a normal day…

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best authentic French restaurants in New York. Family owned and operated, they have committed to the neighborhood and in many ways helped us through the pandemic better than any other business on the UWS. Putting all of this aside, the service is staunchly French bit super cordial and efficient and the food traditional and spectacularly prepared and served. Cafe de Soleil is a can’t miss dining experience

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vipKimP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Incredible food and lovely service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great service and atmosphere.

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Dadandkids
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside in a “bubble” and had a lovely Thanksgiving meal. Terrific food and attentive staff. Will definitely go again.

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vipengprof
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Authentic French bistro. Extensive menu. Everything good. Slightly pathetic wine list. Good service. Can get very noisy inside.

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vipxdancer105
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

we all enjoyed our food and the service -- been going here for years.

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vipWillardN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There menu has again been renewed, and is quite fine. We keep going back and look forward to it. However, the desserts before the pandemic were much better than now.

JM
JeanM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal! Loved eating outside in the bubble. Fabulous!

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Suellen
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Outdoor pods are great, they are very warm in the sun even when weather outside is cool. Very private, good with kids, easy to converse inside the pods.
Service is a bit slow but the food is good.

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OzzieA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

A great place with great food and service but the noise level inside is too much.

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Robert
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Usually a great place. Food was overdone. I don’t mind waiting a bit for our food, but if it’s overdone, it’s not worth the wait. Overcooked fish isn’t good—not at those prices.
Pate and salads were great. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and friendly.

JC
JuneC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

This used to be my favorite place pre-pandemic. In fact my husband and I had an absolute delicious meal on New Year’s Eve 2020.
Tonite I was looking forward to a return visit. Terribly disappointing. I got the coq au vin. A bowl of overcooked fettuccine served w tasteless chicken. My colleague got the salmon, which was also dry and overcooked.
Everyone else in the place was having the mouse frites. We should have paid attention. What a shame. Evidently the bar remains popular as a Happy Hour place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Bonjour! This restaurant has been a favorite of mine for many years. Last few visits have been disappointing but because of COVID, we did not write a review. I feel it is necessary to give some examples from our brunch this past Sunday so the. Restaurant can see areas that need improvement:
1. Waiter incorrectly told us the omelettes came with potatoes; they came with salads
2. So we then ordered pomme frites which had no flavor at all - usually they are perfectly seasoned and have a clove of roasted garlic in the middle. Not this time.
3. I asked for vinaigrette dressing on the side but it was mixed into my salad
4. One person in our party eats very quickly; bus boy cleared her dish from table while I was still eating.
5. My curry chicken was a bit dry
6. There was no toilet paper in one bathroom
7. The window next to our table had remnants of another diner’s meal smeared on it

I will visit again and hope that corrections have been made.

JD
JakeD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat in the outdoor heated private bubble. Great!

JW
vipJeanieW
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Whenever I’m in the city, I bring friends here. Whether dinner or brunch, it’s a great place to eat. Love the 3 course dinners. Also best croque monsieur around. Fun atmosphere, nice staff and delicious food at decent prices.

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viphollyl
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

good food, bland cassoulet, slow mediocre service, lovely atmosphere

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JohnA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a totally wonderful experience. Our go to for French food.

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Gaydonp
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

As always thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Can recommend highly

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Rickcopin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the place for spending a great moment with friends or a date while enjoying authentic French cuisine.

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RobertC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service and very reasonable.

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JasonH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was an issue with our mussels appetizer.....just a bad batch of mussels.....we were not charged.....the server was very professional.....otherwise, everything else was excellent....😊

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LisaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice, good service, good food and drinks. Our server Kelly was great!!!

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vipWillardN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Good food and great service. Dining indoors and out - now with the return of the famous sidewalk dining bubbles!

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AlanF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gem in the neighborhood!

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vipcarynk
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun atmosphere. Friendly staff. Great food!

JW
JoyW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place for relaxing brunch on beautiful day!
Good ambience

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vipnydiner
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

a wonderful neighborhood place with great moules frites - but the much too loud music is a real negative. sitting outdoors and could barely hear my dinner companion across the small table.

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vipJudy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The worst! They messed up my order twice before getting it right on the third try. A ham and spinach omelette. Not rocket science. The ham looked like it came straight out of a meat grinder. Just long strands piled into the omelette. Unappetizing to say the least. I was surprised because I ate there a lot over the summer and had good Cobb salads. The omelette was a disaster.

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Katya
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Awesome in every way!! Best menu, service and ambiance.

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vipLaur
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love Cafe du Soleil but their music needs to be revamped. It is a bistro not a dance club and the music is not only too loud but inappropriate. This is a neighborhood gem attended by many older couples and to strain to be heard over the music is ridiculous. How about some Edith Piaf?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service can be slow, esp. after just sitting down...we got water right away, and then waited too long before a server came by to check in us and take a drink order.

WB
vipWillardB
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating at Cafe Du Soleil and it was better than ever! The food and service are just lovely as is their outdoor seating arrangement. I had a burger there for the first time and it was amazing! You must try one. It was huge and juicy and cooked just the way I ordered it. I think that might be my new favorite there. Yum!

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vipEsq54
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A great place for a meal and conversation in the neighborhood.

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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 4.5 stars by 1306 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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