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Cafe Sole

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1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144 (Frances St.)
305-294-0230
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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CA
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Café Sole is haute cuisine with a very personal touch. We've enjoyed everything there particularly the fish. Good for a special occasion and drastically different than the waterfront tourist traps.

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Sarasota, Florida
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cafe Sole was a wonderful option for Thanksgiving 2015. (A little late in writing this review). We made a reservation in September and had a wonderful table waiting for us. There was a Thanksgiving dinner option which looked great but couldn't quite pass on the hog snapper. It was fabulous!

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Thank Chris_Audrey
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there alone on a lovely early evening and thus sat outside. It is lovely out there and I think there is probably a ceiling fan for every table, making it very comfortable. The waiter, Ed, was just the right amount of attentive. Sunday and Monday right now are 1/2 price of the entree and two for one wine.I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved everything food and service. Lobster Bisque yum yum. We visited twice all dishes were a hit. Service matters and they delivered.

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Great food staff and a must go to while you are in Key West. Beer and wine only but a great selection. Gazpacho is yummy and the hogfish is to die for!

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Oakville, Ontario
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Sole last week. We decided to sit inside after spending a day outdoors. The service was great. We had glasses of proseccos and then a reasonably priced Malbec with dinner. My husband had the seafood risotto and I had the baked artichoke to start which was big so we shared. Both were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy destination with delicious food. Hog Snapper w roasted red pepper hollandaise is a superb choice. Assorted fresh vegetables accompany their entrees and are tasty as well.

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TeamSole, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this review

Dear "Shelly", Thank you for your 5-star, excellent review of Cafe Sole!! Cheers, Team Sole More 

Orchard Park, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down amazing. Delicious and appealing. Service, food, wine, everything. Easy and relaxing. Very accommodating. Get the hog snapper, it's wonderful. Bravo!

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Thank Christian14127
TeamSole, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this review

Dear "Christian", Thank you so much for your 5-star, excellent review of Cafe Sole!! We appreciate your review and how you've described us. Thanks again, hope to see you for the third time! Cheers, Team Sole More 

Hutchinson, Kansas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been in Key West for four days now and my husband took extra special considerations when making this reservation. He wanted our last dinner to be special. He made the reservation for 7 pm. We arrived T 6:50 and the hostess seemed put out by this. Okay, maybe she was just having an off day. This time of... More 

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Thank Clista Y
TeamSole, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this review

Dear "ClistaY", We're very sorry you did not realize that we are a quaint, Key West restaurant, which boasts mostly outdoor seating. We are happy to hear that you drinks and appetizers came out quickly and that you found them very good. We do hope you'll come back the next time you are in Key West, perhaps in January, when... More 

Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little place was nice. Partially outdoor seating so it can be hot. Their escargot was excellent and the conch carpaccio was delicious. I ordered the hog fish which was good but a few pin bones could have been removed before cooking. Overall great experience.

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Thank swmooreunc
TeamSole, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Sole, responded to this review

Dear "swmoore", Thank you for your 4-star review of Cafe Sole. First off, I would like to apologize for the bone in your Hogfish, that does not happen by our normal standards and we are sorry that you had that experience while dining with us. We're happy to hear that the escargot and conch carpaccio were up to par and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1029 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-7144
    (Frances St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305-294-0230
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

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