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Cafe Renaissance

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163 Glyndon St., Vienna, VA 22180
703-938-3311
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Something Special in the Suburbs

How did a charming, lovely restaurant wind up locating in a strip mall in Vienna, VA? Well, I don't know the answer to that question, but I do know this restaurant is a place worthy of any special occasion you wish to celebrate. Why trek downtown when you can enjoy a delicious meal in a warm and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
MySunsetProse
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Ashburn, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ashburn, Virginia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

How did a charming, lovely restaurant wind up locating in a strip mall in Vienna, VA? Well, I don't know the answer to that question, but I do know this restaurant is a place worthy of any special occasion you wish to celebrate. Why trek downtown when you can enjoy a delicious meal in a warm and inviting atmosphere much... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

First time my wife and I ate hear over decade ago it was not very busy. We were surprised because the food was delicious. We used them to cater an event and have come back periodically. Now they are busy and the food continues to be delicious. We were shooting for Valentine's Day, but because they were booked we went... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Cafe Renaissance is located in a strip mall in Vienna. Looks can be deceiving. it is beautifully furnished with fresh flowers on every table every day and a fresh bouquet in the center. The owner is almost always there and goes from table to table to make sure everything is to your liking. The cook also visits each table and... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant believes in old world charm. A place to have an elegant dinner. Tends to cater to a mature customer, but younger people brought up with proper table manners and an appreciation for good food will enjoy the restaurant. Withers helpful in answering any questions re menu or wine list. Happy to acknowledge a special occasion.

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Washington, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

New Year's Eve. Crammed into a corner in a cold area off the main restaurant. A table next to us had kids and infant.....need I say more? Service was terrible, food was fair. the dinner was a fixed price, 5 course meal. Unfortunately, we were then told appetizers didn't come with our meal because we were at the early sitting.... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Although the people working in this restaurant are very friendly, there is no quality to the food. The place was pretty vacant and the waiter hung around making it difficult to have a private conversation. All of the food was extremely bland.

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Centreville, Virginia
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We recently celebrated a friends birthday at Cafe Renaissance. The outside does look run down and is in a strip mall. While the interior is better, I wouldn't say it looks like a fine French restaurant, but it was nice enough. We were greeted by the maitre d, who quickly sat us at a table in the adjoining room. We... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Four of us were at Cafe Renaissance Friday night (1/23) to celebrate a birthday and an anniversary. We were warmly greeted by Saheed, the owner, as well as Chef Ocean and the waiters. Although we ordered from the daily special menu, the completely new main menu is wonderful, with just the right number of choices. Spouse and I had Salmon... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I tried many French restaurants in the past and wasn't really understand why it's popular. We chose this place for my husband's birthday because it's close to home and it was a weeknight. The look from outside is unattractive but inside is a nice setting. Staff members and the owner was very friendly. The food was pricey but really good.... More 

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

One of the best aspects of this restaurant is the service, The servers are welcoming and chatty, without being intrusive. It's also charming to be welcomed by name on arrival, even though it might have been months since your last meal there. The food is outstanding, and the bread, often an overlooked item, is fresh and tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 163 Glyndon St., Vienna, VA 22180
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Vienna
  • Phone Number: 703-938-3311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 35
  • Cuisine: European, French, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?