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Cafe' Sole'

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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
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A mile from crazy Duval St! It was delicious! We got the hogfish snapper and I’ve never a better fish!! So dang good!! I highly recommend this place! It’s well worth the Uber ride or walk!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Where do I start? Service was seamless, food was amazing, atmosphere was unbeatable. We had a table on the sidewalk. Don’t miss this hidden gem. Recommend the hogfish.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Café Sole' is an excellent restaurant and we had a fantastic time while we were there. The only disappointment was that they do not have a full bar but we made up for it by ordering a bottle of wine. We started with the Portobello...soup and Conch carpaccio both dishes were perfection. The conch carpaccio was especially unique and the butter decadence of the conch really comes through. We ordered a couple of different fish dishes off the specials menu that were excellent, with well developed flavors and beautiful presentation.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hogfish entree was delicious. The beet salad was delicious. The Conch appetizer was amazing! Truly enjoyed this . The key lime pie was demolished is 5 minutes 😊

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced wine menu really turned me off. And the waiter was not familiar with the wines but yet the menu included multiple bottles between $300-$500. If the wine is that expensive, a knowledgeable waiter is merited. They also did not have the bottle I settled...on which forced my hand to pay even more money than I wanted. The food was good but the accompanying mashed potatoes were barely warm. I had the Pistachio Tuna and had a big piece of gristle and it was served steak style not sliced. In my opinion, this restaurant is not worth the hype or money.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Sole! The Hogfish and accompanying potato and white beans were delicious! My husband had shrimp scampi that was special! Yummy warm bead with a garlic hummus that I loved! They did not have Decalf coffee or a full bar-...only wine and beer! Aside from that I would highly recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was by far the best meal we had during our recent stay in Key West. As others have noted the hog snapper was outstanding and staff among the best we experienced. Only down side is no full bar.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Sole is located off the hustle and bustle of Duval St. Part of the charm is walking down the street and walking into this unassuming place. The place has two areas to dine in. A small area inside and a fully screened in porch...area. Just recently they added street side dining as well. There is also two seats available at their tiny little bar. They normally seat people there, but my husband wanted to sit there because the porch dining area was a bit crowded. They did accommodate us without any hesitation which I did appreciate. We shared a lovely bottle of red wine. For our first courses I had the caesar salad and my husband had the escargot. And as usual we both had their signature hogfish. It was delicious and that sauce they serve with it makes the dish. If you are looking for a quiet dining option, walk down to Cafe SoleMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made a reservation via OpenTable weeks in advance for 10/29/22 at 5:00 pm. When given notice, reconfirmed. 10/26/22 I was given a call that "owner didn't want to open restaurant that night". What professional restaurant owner does this??? Never experienced this kind of treatment...before. Will never dine there EVER! Too many other great restaurants in Key West. We go to KW often.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 22, 2022

Our first time here and well worth the wait. Easy to get to, lovely ambience and great service (Jason). Now to the food. We both had the Hogfish special. It was excellent. The anchovies on toast starter was a little dry; I think it needs...to be on something else. Nonetheless, everything else was perfect and we will return.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 30, 2022 via mobile

We arrived in Key West before Hurricane Ian arrived. I was traveling for pleasure with my 13 year old daughter. We got a great table, restaurant very quaint, comfortable. Allen served us and was fantastic. When he learned my name, he said it was his...wife’s name. When his wife arrived with their dog, I was able to meet her, too. Staff was so welcoming and kind. I ordered the recommended Hog Snapper with a red bell pepper hollandaise. It was very good. My daughter ordered the Caesar salad and chocolate soufflé cake for dessert. The entire experience was excellent, and our favorite meal out the entire week we were in Key West. Wish we had have returned instead of experimenting with other equally priced dinners that didn’t hold up to the Café Solé expedience. Thanks, Allen and Allison, for being such great hosts. You are what makes Key West special.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022

Amazing CONCH CARPACCIO - thinly sliced and oh so fresh and tasty. Even my wife who does not like conch enjoyed it. The ARUGULA SALAD was large enough to share and contributed to the many enjoyable tastes of the meal. One of the best HOG...SNAPPER dishes, so very fresh and perfectly cooked and garnished. Can't wait to go back!! My sife also recommends the duck and gazpacho.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2022

the food here is very good. The service here is also very good. I would eat here again but only from oct-may. They have a lovely looking restaurant but don't use it? They sat everyone outside on a covered porch in 90 degree heat. With...some portable air conditioners. And then it rained, and if you are seated on the end of the patio, you got wet. It's not like there's a view. So no idea why they wouldn't use the inside tables first, which were all empty. Again, I would totally eat here again when the weather is better.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022

Tiny little restaurant in historic downtown with excellent food and service - plus French sophistication. Great ambiance! Highly recommend if you can afford their prices.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022

Stayed in the Key for 5 days. Went to fine dining every night. This restaurant is the best of all 5. Fantastic food, especially the fish, service, wine, desert, spotless white table cloth, silverware and glasses. Nice atmosphere. Quiet. Total quality.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Response from 217anneu | Reviewed this property |
We only had wine. I think you'd have to call the restaurant to find out if they offer beer or cocktails...I would guess so, but call to make certain.
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February 21, 2021|
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No. A small general dinning room is all
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Cafe' Sole' is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4