Cafe Du Soleil
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)
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Friday, February 14, 2020
A great neighborhood spot,traditional French cafe selection
This is a gem of the neighborhood. The food is consistently excellent at both lunch and dinner. The Thursday special 3 course dinner with a bottle of wine is an incredible value. While I only have to go downstairs to enjoy this delightful French bistro, it is worth a trip from midtown.
The restaurant wasn’t very full but still very loud. We were seated between two tables when there was an entire bank of empty tables. The service was inattentive. Waiters were busy watching the football game. The food was okay. The hamburger was better than the fettuccine (drowned in sauce!). I’ve eaten here before many times and tonight was very disappointing.
Paris Brasserie on UWS. With a Lyonnaise twist. Very good, very authentic food. Weak wine list. Somewhat friendly service (very French). A true neighborhood gem.
Friend had beouf bourgignon and said it was good. Partner had rigatoni with veal sausage and said it was good. Mussels appetizer was very good. My bouillabaisse was just ok, the two very large shrimp (with heads on) were overcooked. The clams and mussels I think had also been steamed too long. Fortunately, the scallops were perfect. The portion was small and the broth was salty. It was Friday night between Xmas and New Years, which might explain why there were several empty tables. Service was fine. Maybe best cooks were on vacation. Ambiance was nice. Overall adequate experience.
The lunch special of a half sandwich and a bowl of soup was a bargain at $14, especially given the quality of the bread the sandwich was made with.
It was much more expensive than the dinner I had at Tavern on the Green the next night. The food was good not great. It was prefixe and I arrived at 7 pm, they were already out of two options. The service was friendly and helpful but a bit slow. They accidentally gave me the bill for the party before mine so had I not been paying close attention I would've been paying twice my bill.
We were there on Christmas night and ordered off of the pre-fix menu. There was a great selection and the price was VERY reasonable! The food was VERY food! If you love rich French food you will love this place. For my entree i had the filet. It was seasoned and cooked PERFECTLY! WE LOVED IT SO MUCH, that on our way out we made reservations for the New year's day brunch!
Lovely Christmas Day afternoon dinner with friends. Many delicious choices on the menu.
Christmas dinner prix fixe was disappointing and very expensive for what was served.
I had the liver, which you rarely find on NYC restaurant menus. It was very good. Excellent sauce.
It took an hour to be served in a half full restaurant when we had a reservation on Christmas eve afternoon. There were only three tables seated when we arrived ten minutes early. We were seated and drink orders were taken and starters ordered. A few minutes later we placed our meal order. The restaurant filled, everyone else was served their food, people ate and left and there we sat. Nobody came to check on us or offer an explanation. We finally decided to leave after waiting an hour then magically, the food appeared. One order was cold, one was wrong and one was overdone. We were told that the "food was on its way, the kitchen was short staffed and the health department made an inspection". The only compensation we were offered was a free dessert!!! The place got good reviews....REALLY? Not an auspicious start to our holiday.
Neighborhood gem that never disappoints! Great service, excellent brunch choices. Delicious food.
The brunch is quite tasty. The service can be slow and the tables close together, but all in all a pleasant experience.
Cafe du Soleil is our neighborhood restaurant and bistro. It is so nice to have a great restaurant only a short walk away, but it is worth traveling to.
Great food. A little taste of France.
Classic French bistro in all respects. Food good and characteristic of the genre. Service was a bit slow, but good.
Good French food. Noisy. Neighborhood place. Reservations needed at night
Love this place! Food is always great, whether the croque monsieur at lunch or a full dinner. My friend had the veal stew and I had the pasta and both were delicious. Fun atmosphere in this French cafe.fixed price menu is very reasonable. Attentive service. One suggestion: a more extensive French wine list.
Great neighborhood spot with a variety of french inspired enticements. Good for lunch. brunch, breakfast and Dinner. Thursday night special dinnber for two with a bottle of wine $79 is a bargain.
We live in the neighborhood, very consistent quality and inviting atmosphere. Keep up the good work!
Only wish is that acoustics were improved. Super noisy everywhere & even when only 1/2 full.
Perfect spot for a rainy October afternoon. Very convivial- if a bit noisy.
It had been a few years since i had been here so I thought i'd try it again. I remember the best coq au vin I'd ever had. It was definitive down a notch. (Didn't have it this time - the waiter recommended against it - I should have known then.)
It may LOOK like a Parisien bistro but is sure doesn't ACT like one.
One ridiculous point - we ordered a bottle of red wine and he brings over white wine glasses. I asked for the proper glass and he said he didn't have any more. He seemed confused by my question. I said i don't want the wine then. He said we'd have to wait and then brought two cheap red wine glasses. Later i glanced at another table and saw they were drinking white wine out of red wine glasses.
LOL- this isn't rocket science folks.
That was just the wine.... as to the food....well, I wish I could tell you what we ordered but it was so unmemorable.
I love the ambiance so much here, I will give it one more try. Everyone can have a bad night.... but guys, seriously, spend a few hundred dollars and buy some proper wine glasses.
Always a great choice, whether we want a cozy meal for two or a place to meet friends for a lively meal. Classic bistro cuisine but never fussy. And the staff make you feel at home.
All three of us had the lamb shank, which was excellent. Being Americans, we were disappointed with the small size of the accompanying mashed potatoes, so we ordered a side of them to share. As we were preparing to leave, the most wonderful a capella voice wafted into the dining room from the bar; one of the bar patrons was singing "O Danny Boy," and it was a most beautiful rendition. Lovely New York moment.
C.d. S. Is always delicious, staff is so nice, friendly and attentive! We love it and hope they are always successful!
Our favorite local.The Osso Bucco Provençal was excellent with ratatouille and potatoes
We enjoy dining at Cafe du Soleil. We like the menu and the convenient location.
Great place to dine out and converse.
Cafe du Soleil used to be the gem of the neighborhood, now it’s very similar to those Parisian restaurants for tourist you avoid when in Paris.
I promise, they used to have the best burgers and the French fries (with garlic) were the best French fries I ever had; now burgers are tasteless and greasy and the fries are bland and soggy (definitely from frozen bag)
I’ll think twice before coming back.
Friends catching up.
Food lacked flavor in any way, way too expensive for the skill level of the chef.
Table to our left, left the restaurant upset saying she’d never be back, food was so expensive and so lacking in flavor.
We enjoyed the food and ambience as always. We wish the wine list was more specific. For instance include vineyard name location etc rather than just listing Cabernet
Great neighborhood bistro, and very good selections for brunch. When the weather is nice, and the doors are open, it is a very quiet restaurant, and easy to hold a conversation. That hasn't been my experience when the doors are closed - the acoustics then are not great then.
Cafe du Soleil is the kind of restaurant that used to proliferate in NY, and now such places are rare.
The classic bistro look and ambiance, coupled with very good bistro food (updated for the 21st century)
and careful service make it easy to understand why this place is packed most of the time. And fair pricing,
both for food and wine. Can you tell I"m a regular?
This is great neighborhood French bistro, great food, friendly service, nice ambience and great value! Always a nice experience! Many special prices, at the bar, Thursday special dinner etc. Highly recommend! U can never go wrong with the mussels! Delicious!
Food was OK as some dishes were good: merguez, mussels, chocolate mousse and some so so the salmon pate was bland and the sardines maybe not well cleaned . Service was very effective and nice. House white wine was good for a reasonable price.
The hair in the hamburger was a bummer, of course. My friend got another one right away, but the after taste lingered.