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Cafe Du Soleil

4.5
1210 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

  • Early Bird Prix Fix 3 Course Menu

    $35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Night our 3 Course Menu for $35 per person. From 4pm to 5.30pm.

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
What 1210 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.5
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRhea
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I live In Chicago and was visiting family who live a block away from Cafe Du Soleil so it was an easy choice. Unfortunately I had a very unsatisfactory coq au vin. It was so very under seasoned and the edible chicken was far less than the accompanying bones. The service was hampered by the waiters needing to move diners off so they could turn tables. I understand that COVD has caused much if that but it did make for an eat-and-run feeling. I’m not eager to return.

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Traveler
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

One of my favorite neighborhood hangs, it never disappoints, especially for the atmosphere!

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Denny
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We ordered from a prix fixe menu at the beginning of the meal, it took over 2 hours to complete the 3 course meal with little to no interaction with staff in between courses. I don’t think our server spoke more than 5 words to us throughout the whole meal. On top of the terrible service members of the wait staff cat called our group on our way out of the restaurant while they were standing outside, doing nothing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soleil is the best

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BrittanyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for Mother's Day, and ended up being a bit late because of traffic. The staff at Cafe Du Soleil was incredibly nice and accommodating, even encouraging us not to rush— even after closing time! The ambiance was perfect and the food and drinks were phenomenal. We will be back!!

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Sivan
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot that made for a wonderful Mother's Day dinner with kid!

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Tulla
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Mom was happy everyone was happy!!! She liked her drink and her mothers day brunch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It was our second time at Cafe du Soleil. We really enjoyed the first time (we took the French meals - really good) but this time was really disappointing. We waited for 45 min to get our food. The burger was too much cooked, the eggs Benedict were too much cooked as well.
The restaurant was very crowded so maybe the cook was overwhelmed.
We’ll have to give it a new chance ...

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JusticeD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space, beautiful outdoor seating, and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve always enjoyed the food and drinks here, and the staff is always courteous.

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LauraL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe du Soleil is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is exquisite, the wine list is superb, the waiters are attentive, but never pushy. Divine experience, as always!

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vipRichKoNYC
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cafe du Soleil is a great neighborhood spot and offering great French food that I have had the pleasure of frequenting over the last 10 years. The bubble dining experience makes eating outside much more enjoyable at the present time. I highly recommend the veal with asparagus and gratin dauphinois!

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vipBwaygourmet
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my friends birthday. The food was excellent and the ambience felt like we were in Paris.

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Katya
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alway amazing ambiance and service! I hear the menu will change soon and wil be even more amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nice place to share meal with friends.

Plus, people who work there are super nice:)

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EllenD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The price fixe menu was wonderful- a great value. Sitting in the bubble wasn’t too comfortable snd access was dangerous- climbing over wires, etc. the waiter seemed to be working inside and out- so it was a bit hard to get his attention.

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JessicaF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect and the food was delicious.

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Alex
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time coming to Cafe Du Soleil and It was amazing AGAIN! I really like the bubbles they set up for outdoor seating - it protects you from the weather, it’s cozy, and it’s private. The pancakes with fruit is amazing as well. Though this place is a bit pricey, I would highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s always a pleasure to go back to the café du Soleil. The grilled sardines were perfect and the boudin noir just as it should be. Very simple and traditional. Right on point.

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Lisa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, slightly over priced but really tasty.. Really cute atmosphere, perfect for date night.

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BarbaraS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a nice meal at Cafe de Soleil! The service was excellent and the food was quite good.

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vipJohn
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu is very interesting. Many dishes to try when we visit again. Excellent Covid precautions and spacing.

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KarenL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it was pre-pandemic, a lovely place to have dinner

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nick
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a good French cafe in New York in a nice setting.

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vipJapnaK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place

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PatriciaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable atmosphere with professional, attentive staff, and good menu at reasonable prices for a Manhattan restaurant. Added bonus is you can practice speaking French!!

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Gaydonp
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I love Soleil, one of my favourite restaurants.
But must admit that we were disappointed with the food this time. Two of us had the fettuccine, mine was the seafood one, and the pasta and huge lumps of canned tomatoes just not appetizing:
Our other friend who stuck to a steak fared better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food, is my third time in the restaurant. I really recommend it and I can’t wait to go back again.

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LeylaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, always yummy food and waiters are very friendly.

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RichardW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, and outdoor seating was socially distanced.

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Marvin
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

honestly brunch was actually too loud & service was abysmal. took about 20 minutes to get 1 cocktail & an iced coffee and when we were done the check took around 20 minutes to finally be given to us. thankfully the steak and fries were delicious but the other plate we ordered the portion was so little so it was disappointing.

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LauraT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service - very attentive and accommodating. 5 people and everyone raved about their meal!

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DeAndre
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very vibrant and amazing restaurant with a rich cultural atmosphere. Food tastes as if was flown in from France itself and I'm eager to go back one day soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Have been many times before. Order the NY strip, received a terrible cut of steak

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michelleh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food lacked flavor. The only good thing was the peach cocktail.

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vipJackM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot recall having a more amazing time and meal at the café de soleil on my birthday last Thursday. I would highly recommend it to anyone who asks about fine dining for a special occasion.

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vipLunabee
Birmingham
70 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love eating in the bubbles. Food was great as always. Service lovely. Why don't frites come with steak. At one time I thought they did.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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AlexisM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place so much. Food is great. Outdoor plastic bubbles are somehow lovely and fun. Our favorite in the neighborhood!

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viplarryk
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted a friends daughter from out of town. Although a little cool and windy the food was delicious, she loved people watching and, of course, the experience.

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 4.5 stars by 1210 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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