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Cafe Renaissance

163 Glyndon St., Vienna, VA 22180
703-938-3311
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Ranked #3 of 122 restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Vienna, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great restaurant. We've dined there several times over the last several years and have always had a good experience. Two things stand out: the food and the staff. Our waiter was exceptionally friendly without being familiar or making us suffer through American waiter-patter ("Hi, my name is...."). The service is defiantly Old World, but relaxed. The Chef is a true... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is a bizarre restaurant and I do not recommend it at all. I am mystified by its high reviews. We did not enjoy our evening, mainly because of the waiter's weird and offensive behavior. He was chummy, smarmy, and intrusive. He tried to make the evening all about him. I do not go out to eat to socialize with... More

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Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Don't be fooled by the location, Café Renaissance is a wonderful, intimate restaurant. The food is as good to look at as it is to eat. Try the Sea Scallop appetizer it is cooked to perfection. The wine selection includes a wide range of choices whether you are looking for something special or for an everyday table wine. The staff... More

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Maryland USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Our foursome went to Cafe Renaissance to celebrate our mutual anniversaries because of some very good reviews, and we were quite pleased with our choice! The decor, service, and food could hardly have been better, despite the fact that the restaurant is in a little strip mall in Vienna, Va. Actually, this was a plus, because it was easy to... More

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Vienna, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I have been going to Cafe Renaissance for many years and are never disappointed. The ambience is warm and inviting, the service is good and not over bearing, and Sayid (sp?) the owner, makes everyone feel at home. Portions are generous and dishes are well prepared. A must try in Vienna.

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Vienna, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My husband and I went to Cafe Renaissance for the first time this past weekend and had an outstanding experience! The staff was so friendly and welcoming and the food was really fantastic. It was a fun, cozy experience. Our waiter, Wes, was especially great and fun! We had such a blast chatting with him. It was neat to see... More

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Northern Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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
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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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