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Cafe Ole

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4000 Wisconsin Ave NW, Ste 10, Washington DC, DC 20016-2800
+1 202-244-1330
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

If you happen to find yourself in tenleytown and needing a decent meal this place is okay. I would not make a special trip to go there, but it's not horrible if you have to go. It's Mediterranean food and I think better than panera, and has a better vibe than many places in the area. They have coffee on... More 

Thank zkseattle
United States
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2015

We stopped here during our visit to DC, mainly because we found this on a list of dog friendly restaurants, and wanted to be able to include our dog in as many outings as we could during our stay. The food was great, and our dog loved the experience. Would definitely return if we are ever in town again!

Thank rdm922
Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Excellent food for excellent value! Too many great dishes to mention. Wish we would have discovered this place years ago. Very quick service. Good Happy Hour...it's all good.

Thank kathy41003
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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207 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2015

I feel like I hit the lottery when I ate at Cafe' Ole because I had the best meal in a VERY long time at a good price and the service was great, too! It was a trifecta of goodness! Three of us collectively ordered the pizetta, the beet salad, eggplant terrine, dolmas, and schawarma and it was more than... More 

Thank WFleet
Canberra, Australia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2015

I loved the thought to Tennleytown own since it sounded like something from Enid Blyton novel so we randomly took the metro there for dinner. I'd had a quick look online for recommendations and thought Cafe Ole's menu sounded interesting. I'm glad we went there. The meals are Mediterranean inspired and provided some much needed variety from burgers and fries!... More 

Thank Lena_989
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2015

Cafe Ole sounds like a Tex-Mex joint-- but it's actually an informal mediterranean mezze (small plate) restaurant with very very good food. Everything from the basics (hummus, babaghanouj) to inventive chicken and lamb stews are fresh and tasty. Prices are reasonable in this brightly lit, busy restaurant-- and the food is so good, that the value is even better. Service... More 

Thank WHFT
Plano, Texas
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were traveling with our baby dog in the middle of a winter storm and stopped by DC to catch some zzzs and meet friends for brunch. It was important that the restaurant be dog friendly as we could not leave the dog in the car in the horrible weather. I was afraid that we would not be able to... More 

Thank Didi P
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2015

Café Ole is a favorite of a local friend, and we liked it too. The Mediterranean offerings were delicious, accompanied by very good pita bread. The glassed-in outdoor area would, I think, be very pleasant in warmer weather. Service by the owner and his staff was excellent.

Thank Catullus
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

I was hopeful this was going to be another gem. I was left pretty dissapointed. The food was average to below average and the prices pretty high for mediocre fare. The crispy seasoned bread was good but the pita was pretty terrible-dry, hard and cardboard like. If you have the option of driving another 2 miles down Wisconsin to cafe... More 

Thank Primomeatball
Concord ma
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86 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

A family dinner before a show at a nearby theater. We were greeted very warmly. Service to the table was quick. Every dish we ordered was tasty. We particularly enjoyed the Lebanese sampler of hummus, baba ghanouj, feta cheese spread, and tabouli.The eggplant stew was terrific! Lamb tagine also very good. Prices for value, just great. If you like Middle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $18
Cafe, Mediterranean, Spanish, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 Wisconsin Ave NW, Ste 10, Washington DC, DC 20016-2800
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-244-1330

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