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Cafe Renaissance

163 Glyndon St., Vienna, VA 22180
703-938-3311
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Ranked #1 of 116 restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $14 - $35
Cuisines: European, French, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Northern Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best restaurants in Vienna. The feeling is what I would call "old Europe". The food is classic style, very well prepared and presented, but a traditional style. Cafe Renaissance is excellent with very personable staff and owner. The food is excellent. It is good for families or couples. It is the best in Vienna depending... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This has been one of my favorite places! The service is incredible and the pride of the owner in constantly making it wonderful is admirable. Each person who goes there is made to feel special and appreciated; I cannot compliment them enough! In submitting the review, I am asked when I have been there......there is no place to check...."since it... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We've lived in Vienna since 2005 and continue to go back. Excellent service, excellent food and the owner always remembers who we are. Love the wine dinners that they have and the wine steward fantastic.

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Vienna, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very classic French food for people who don't want to stray from Vienna. More of a special occasion restaurant.

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This restaurant tries hard to be a high-end, tuxedoed-waiter restaurant. We found the menu to be ambitious, and the food mediocre. There are better places in this area for a special occasion dinner in this price range. Disappointed. Service was excellent, but I felt it was a "fancy restaurant" that hadn't updated the decor or menu since 1970. The food... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Excellent service and a very tasty rack of lamb. Very nice special dessert in honor of our Anniversary.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We chose this restaurant as it was number one in our area and can fully see why it has this rating. We were welcomed warmly and had a wonderful choice of dishes from the menu which included an extensive amount of the day's specials. During our meal we had the pleasure of both the owner and the chef come to... More

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VA
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. Beautifully decorated. Food was expensive, but atmosphere nice, wait staff was good.

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Vienna, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband I and were here in October of 2013 to celebrate our anniversary. The food was excellent, as was the atmosphere. The people were very nice and even the chef came out to see how we liked the meal! It was expensive, but great for a special occassion (unless you have plenty of $$).

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Houston, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We had wanted to try this place for quite a while and had high expectations given the other reviews. We must have picked an off day to show up, but we were let down incredibly. The ambience is a bit dated, but I'll be kind and say it's charming and warm. We arrived at the tail end of lunch and... More

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