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“A nice place for a special occasion” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Sole

Cafe Sole
1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
305-294-0230
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Ranked #81 of 337 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A nice place for a special occasion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Went to Café Sole for my birthday dinner. Excellent meal, good service, not such a good table as we were right on top of the people beside us and could not have private conversation, nor could our neighbors.

The quality of our food was very good; the appetizers very innovative and composed beautifully, entrees beautiful and complimented well with sides/garnishes, and the dessert, the old fashioned zabaglione was to die for.

It is a little bit expensive, but well worth the cost. We will make it a regular destination on our regular trips to the Key's.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Key West, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A GEM IN THE CENTER OF A RESIDENTIAL AREA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

For the second time in a month, we arrived at Cafe Sole to be greeted by and attended to by the friendliest people we have ever met in Key West. The food was great again, especially the smoked fish dip and the lamb chops. I found out that the owner-chef used to be the chef at the most famous restaurant in Key West in a luxury hotel. When the hotel closed their fine dining room to make more meeting rooms, he found Cafe Sole. His food is excellent and in sizable portions. We will return soon.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Key West, Florida
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Food was good, service was great, but the price....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Me and my husband went to Cafe Sole for the first time, and as locals we had the chance to get 50% off our meal for locals month. The restaurant is very nice and compfy, our Server (i think his name was Mike) was very nice, the food was good but what was interesting, all theyr antrees come with the same sides, which i thought was weird but tasted fine, wine was great , desert too sweet but good, but all the items on the menu seemed over priced and even with %50 off our bill was almost $150... I would go back only for locals month unfortunately.

Visited September 2013
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Ft Lauderdale
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Phenomenal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Food was outstanding, the service prompt and professional and the atmosphere absolutely charming.
You won't be disappointed!

Visited September 2013
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Lutz
1 review
“Friendly staff, cozy atmosphere, and good food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Dined here a few weeks ago, and it was a very pleasant experience the whole time. Our server, mike jacobs, was very friendly and helpful by suggesting a wine and tasty appetizer.. We ordered both and were happy with them! Great service and food, we'll definitely be coming back for more!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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