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Cafe Sole

1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
305-294-0230
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Ranked #85 of 359 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Frances St.
Description: Cafe Sole has captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors lucky enough to discover this culinary gem off the beaten path. By combining his French mastery of sauces with fresh locally caught seafood, John has created a menu unlike any on the island, where every dish is bursting with indescribable flavors. Mutton snapper in pesto and champagne, yellowtail in a beurre blanc of lobster or a rare hog snapper with red pepper zabaglione top a list of nightly specials. As for the classics, the Duck a L'Orange, Rack of Lamb with herb de Province and Lobster Bouillaise are as authentic as you will find this side of Paris. Chef Correa combines the best of both of his worlds, European and Caribbean to win the People's Choice and Best Entree awards at a recent Master Chefs Classic
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Key West, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Cafe Sole is a wonderful place to dine. It is very consistent, the quality, service and atmosphere are always perfect. You will not be disappointed. The standard menu items are very very good and the specials are REALLY good! Order the Hogfish, Snapper or the Fish Special of the night and sit back and ENJOY!

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Naples
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Boyfriend had the ostrich for appetizer and thought over cooked as too dried out. I had the shrimp/scallops risotto which was good but too many shrimp shells in it. For main course we both had the hogfish snapper which was delicious and so were the caramelized shredded carrots. The other stuff -mash potatoes, butter beans and tomato stuffed with herbs... More

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Scarsdale, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The snapper was to die for! Such a lovely place and doted on by locals who know "where to go!" My first time there, but I will definitely return. So much more to sample from the menu!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

"Excellent food and attentive service. Tables are a bit crowded together, but not a real problem. Menu is pricey, but 50% off between 5 and 7 PM and all evening Sunday and Monday. Daily specials are excluded, but that discount makes it a very attractive deal. That's when to go. Try it."

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our Bed & Breakfast hosts, and even more so as the restaurant was having a half price sale on all of their entrees (an occasional middle of the week special). I had the most amazing fish - hognose snapper which is their speciality. The fish literally melts in your mouth. The prices are a little... More

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Annapolis, MD
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was my first visit to Cafe Sole. I went here because of good TripAdvisor and Open Table reviews. We loved it. If it were not for the fact that we also visited Santiago's Bodegas, this would have been the hit of our KW visit. Every course was delicious. They heavily promote their Hog Snapper. Virtually everyone around us were... More

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Cantonment, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My sister, a local, recommended we eat here many years ago. We go there every year for my birthday and I always order Salmon Oscar and my husband the Hogfish Snapper. Both meals were outstanding. Four days later we were raving to Richmond friends and invited them to join us for dinner. The Hogfish was excellent again, but the salmon... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Was there on Sunday 6/29/14 6pm. They have an AC part of the restaurant and an outside seating. We sat outside. The place is in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Away from Duval street, but walkable from anyplace. We had the hogfish, shrimp dish and the duck. Everyone was great. I had the hogfish and will know how to... More

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Florence, SC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went for dinner and had a great meal of hog snapper that our waiter recommended. It was buttery goodness. Our waiter offered several wine tastings to find the perfect wine to go with our meal. Small, quiet and quaint. Really enjoyed the meal. Off the beaten path in Key West is a plus - not overrun by the tourist crowd.

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food was excellent, fresh and tasty. The Hog Snapper was out of this world. So fresh and the sauce was a perfect compliment. Loved the trio taster on the dessert menu.

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