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Cafe Deluxe

9811 Washingtonian Blvd, Rio Complex, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7306
240-403-7082
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Ranked #65 of 272 restaurants in Gaithersburg
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
McLean, Virginia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Sitting at the bar looking out at the water as the sun set over the small lake at the Washingtonian, drinking a nice pale ale and having a terrific Cobb Salad with warm chicken and freshly cut avocado--what's wrong with that? Actually, not much. So you might want to try it. Nice atmosphere, and lots of folks walking by, enjoying... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great place close to the movie theater. Bar area is a bit lacking fun and beer selection. Try the outdoor patio for brunch. Can even bring your dog!

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Hartsdale, New York
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166 reviews 166 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

In its category I rate this lovely little place 5 stars. If you are staying at the Marriott and would like some breakfast or brunch, go here first. The location is perfect with a view of the lake. The prices are reasonable and our waitress was courteous and the service was prompt. The food was fine as well. We even... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went there today. The service was excellent. The food was good, albeit on the pricey side. It's a white tablecloth restaurant, but they cover the tablecloth with paper. That seems tacky to me. For their food prices, they ought to be able to afford to launder the tablecloths. I've never seen this before.

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New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I ordered pasta with gruyere cheese and was pretty good. Unexpected surprise. Happy. Friendly staff, easy seating. Option for outdoor for nice weather and indoor seating. Manager came over, very friendly staff. My husband ordered a burger with sweet potato fries and yes they brought him regular fries, when we pointed it out to the waiter, he was nice enough... More

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Bethany Beach
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Second trip, still fair to poor quality, unprofessional service, and overpriced. There are much better restaurants in the general area !

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DeborahT606, General Manager at Cafe Deluxe, responded to this review

Dear SmileyBethanyBeach, I am sorry to hear that your experience at Cafe Deluxe Gaithersburg was less than wonderful. We take pride in providing great food and excellent hospitality, so I’m very sorry to hear that you didn't feel that way with your dining experience. Could you please provide me with some details about your visit so that I can address... More

Brookeville, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Two of us stopped at Cafe Deluxe about 4:30 for supper before an early movie and were disappointed from the get go, thanks to a just satisfactory meal/service and very loud group of happy hour celebrants. Unfortunately, there was no place in the restaurant to escape the noise since it was too cold to sit outside. (Lesson: don't eat anywhere... More

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DeborahT606, Manager at Cafe Deluxe, responded to this review

Dear PatDAncer, I am sorry to hear that your experience at Cafe Deluxe Gaithersburg. Although we do have a lively happy hour crowd, it isn’t normally that loud. I am also very disappointed to hear that our server missed a few important steps of service; including guiding our guests through the menu and making the right recommendations based on our... More

Rockville, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Café Deluxe is located in the Rio Mall close to movie theaters. You do not have to go outside to get to it. The service is good but the food is just average. They don't appear to using top quality steaks, etc. I have also had brunch there, and it is fairly good.

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Rockville, Maryland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Recently, a few colleagues and I went to lunch at Cafe Deluxe. This was our first venture there and we were not disappointed. The service was very, very good. We asked to have several tables put together to accommodate our group and they were fast and efficient in complying with our request. The food was very good with just one... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My wife and another couple came here after seeing Captain Phillips in the movie theater next door. The service was very prompt and friendly. All our dishes were well prepared, served quickly, and tasted very good. The main dining area was a bit noisy, but we were in an adjacent room and it was much better - not quet, but... More

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