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Cafe Du Soleil

4.4
1002 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.



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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2021

Join us For Valentines Day under our Heated Bubble. Serving Only Our Special Prix Fix 3 Course Diner Menu $90 per person From 4pm to 10pm. Also Having our Regular Brunch Menu From 9am to 3pm.

What 1002 people are saying
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Ronron
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terrific restaurant that has handled the Covid pandemic well --- lovely pods for outdoor dining. Food is yummy.
Unfortunately, it was quite a cold night and the heater had not been installed until after we arrived. When it was installed, it kept turning off, so we needed to alert the wait staff to turn it back on (it was an outlet problem) a few times.
Also, one of the orders was not correct so we had to wait for one of our parties' correct meal. They brought it as quickly as they could and the waiter apologized immediately and provided us a round of glasses of wine on the house, so we were well taken care of.

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Jeffuws
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perennial favorite Cafe du Soleil is a standout in this time of covaid. I was able to enjoy my meal outside when temp was hovering at freezing yet it was perfectly happy and comfortable. Frankly I wouldn't care if return inside when covaid finally gets conquered. The cafe has succeed in creating an attractive outside ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for birthdays, dates, etc.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful evening in a bubble! Wonderful service and amazing food with great ambience

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vipKarry
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my partner for date night and it was lovely! We dined in a bubble and it kept us warm, really fun! The staff was also friendly and professional. I highly recommend dining at Cafe Du Soleil!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

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ArdiD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and it was warm in the transparent
Pods. Will go back for sure.

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ValerieF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food mediocre at best. Service excellent. Just needs a good chef and kitchen staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the outside pod dining. We will be back!

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Sophia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great mussels and huge burger!! amazing service... waiters always there when needed

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MaxDG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Super cute, quaint, and covid-friendly place to brunch.

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AbigailAlvarez
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant had great service and the ambience was amazing too. The decorations for Frace were very cute too! Overall we had a great time and the food was yummy. :)

JM
vipJasonM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, will definitely be back

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CourtneyB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried sword fish for the first time and it was amazing !! I will have to come back here the food and service was great !

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vipNewyorker
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My French fries were great; the server was charming and wonderful; the hamburger was too rare for me and not great.

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vipERod
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great quiet and warm outdoor pods, terrific and upbeat service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The bubbles are fun and warm, we left the front wing open to give the bobble some air flow, food was good, but came very delayed as the restaurant was busy .

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EileenO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

we had a great dining experience in the heated outdoor tents. very comfortable. food was great.

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TiaS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The heated outdoor pods were amazing for social distancing and private date nights. They served hearty portions and everything was delicious. Amazing experience.

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vipEvergreen
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure to dine at Cafe du Soleil. Before, during and will be after Covid! Wonderful proprietors, staff, service and most important, food.

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vipBGReview
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a cold night in January (around 32 degrees), but we were eager to eat out, so we decided that it was time to explore dining in a bubble. Pros: inside the bubble there was a tiny space heater, so it was maybe 15 degrees warmer than the sidewalk -- we could take off our gloves and hats! And the service was quite good, considering the circumstances. Cons: We had to wait on the sidewalk for about 15 minutes past our reservation time for a bubbled table to be ready, next to all of the diners taking cigarette breaks. (No smoking in the bubbles, obviously.) And...how safe was that bubble, really? We were seated about 3 minutes after the last party left. Was that enough time, with the flaps open, to exchange the bubble air and banish any germs exhaled by the last group? Hope so. Also (normally I would lead with this, but...) the food was mediocre. Not terrible, but nothing to write home about. The chicken coq au vin was bland, and the sardine appetizer was distressingly bony. But the wine list was good!

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AddisonDe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had to wait a bit for our cocktail but we so happy to be in restaurant in Manhattan after all these months we really mind that much as the outdoor dining atmosphere is festive, bright thoroughly inventive (they were one of the first to have those plastic dining bubbles). When cocktails arrived they were well made and delicious and all three us how warm and cozy it was (it was 29 degrees outside) and HOW FUN mas the decor lifts you - especially as the neighboring spots are drab, fairly and cheaply decorated.. This place has OOMPH! and with good bistro basics it is a place to go that really has that New York City dining FUN,

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Temi
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to sit and have an all around pleasant meal; with great ambience, and amazing French food come here. The service is excellent; the waiters are knowledgeable, efficient and service minded.

My boys love the burgers, all their soups are soulful, the salmon and risotto are something to behold. This spot has become my to go place for a drink, a snack or a full on meal.

You will not regret it, and if you have a chance try the mussels!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience5

Food is amazing but hour long wait from the initial reservation time.

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vipKaraM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambience -would definitely recommend!

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vipOscarS
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and the food was great

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LisaCunn0220
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the bubble was nice and warm. Looking forward to go again.

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Memole
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for brunch!!!!! Highly recommended!!!!

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Lenie
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

being in the bubble outdoor was limited to an hour which is absolutely not enough to eat and enjoy your meal so during the whole hour you are so pressured to finish on time which takes away the whole joy.

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Troy
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent as always. I have never been disappointed with anything ordered. The plastic bubbles are too enclosing but it is the world we live in for now. Thank You.

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vipUptowndiner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space bubbles are wonderful. Service and food always excellent

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Dantor19
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The French onion and mushroom soup as well as the coq au vin were just awful, all too sweet, lacking any depth of flavor, and served extremely under salted. The scolloped veal with morels and the escargot were both good, but certainly didn't make up for the rest of the meal. The service was excellent, and the heated plastic bubbles for outdoor dining worked great, but overall, the underwhelming food resulted in this being a disappointing dinning experience.

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Bobbi
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was subpar. I was expecting a better dining experience, food quality wise. The place was lively and energetic, but it was insufficient to make up for the mediocre food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best outdoor eating experience in Manhattan —even in January.

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J1954
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

This restaurant is quite nice as a overview with lovely local waiters/staff. The bubbles are clean and the location is lovely to relax by but... The main problem with the whole place is a very bitter simple guy who happens to be the restaurant manager. This guy is so self absorbed it's an actual joke and is as rude to staff and customers to suit. When we arrived I asked if it was possible to get a bigger Bubble and he said it wasn’t possible and basically “take it or leave it”. I completely understood and decided to stay. We had a great waiter that night ( Jerry from Camerun), he went above and beyond with his lovely vibes and great enthusiasm. I told him that we were about to leave due to his boss attitude and now we are staying because of his great service. Around 9:35 pm this insolent character came over to tell us "you have to go" with threatening tone. That's when I decided to last long enough and told him that we were tired of his threatening attitude. There were still more people in the restaurant and our girl started crying because of this man's behavior. He has single handedly ruined our dinner with friends and kid at Cafe du Soleil.

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Esteelove25
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and loved the pods. They were warm and cozy.

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KellyR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our plastic covering had several holes with tape over them but the tape kept loosening up and it was cold that night. Disappointed with my food to take home.= it was put in a large plastic bag that was wrapped around the food container. A plastic bag? Not good.

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BriannaM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good. Everyone’s food was delicious, great brunch cocktails, and festive outdoor seating.

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susanp
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely recommend! Perfect for outdoor dining - went on a cold rainy day and was very warm inside the tent and felt super safe. Barely heard and felt wind and rain once we were zipped in our own private bubble. Staff also kept their distance and was very attentive and nice. Was there during the day but I bet at night is very cute w the lights - give your waiter a big tip as they are walking and waiting in the cold. Also food was priced very well for the city and not overloaded w sodium like a lot of restaurants~

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vipRick
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience with heated bubbles around tables which protect you from the rain and the cold. It is my neighborhood go to and even more so since COVID.

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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 4.4 stars by 1002 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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