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Cafe Deluxe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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4910 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2923
+1 301-656-3131
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were having one of those "where do you want to eat" moments after some shopping at Bethesda Row. Something led is to Cafe Deluxe, and boy are we glad! My prime rib sandwich was fantastic! The roll (onion poppy seed) was the perfect compliment to the grilled onions, abundant cheese, and chewy ribbons of tender beef. It was so... More 

Thank David W
Washington DC
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286 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this chain of restaurants and the Bethesda version is probably the best of all of them. The menu is kind of American/European fusion and always good. Roast chicken is a good bet here, but try the short ribs if there on the menu. Vegetables are always perfectly cooked and desserts are classic and generous. This is a can't-miss... More 

1 Thank BlueNWashington
Coquimbito, Argentina
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Good service, pleasant place, with usual brunch standards. Unfortunately most of them had unnecessary additions. There is a place for standard and a place for originality, just don't mix them.

Thank ManuelLucero
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Not familiar with the area. We're in Bethesda for an early appointment next day so we decided to just stay overnight in the area to avoid morning traffic. Went out to get dinner and by chance we came out of the parking garage and Cafe Deluxe was the first restaurant we came across. Read the menu, my daughter heard Chicken... More 

1 Thank giemony
Bethesda, Maryland
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203 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Appreciated the opportunity to have a dinner not far from the Bethesda Row Landmark Theater and be able to order a hot meal that had no salt. Many restaurants will not adapt their menu choices but was grateful for their willingness to be flexible. The restaurant on the Sunday was not crowded and thus conversation was easier than in previous... More 

Thank Lois C
Naples, Florida
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

We met my wife's sister, her husband and their son. Not only did we have great company, but out lunch was absolutely wonderful and the service was really good too. I had their Chicken Pot Pie and it was the best that I've ever had, simply delicious. Other dishes were Tuna Tacos, flatbreads and BBQ Chicken sandwich. Everyone loved their... More 

Thank Jon Z
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

My wife and I have eaten at Café Deluxe several times. I always get the meatloaf and mashed potatoes which I like very much. My wife generally gets a salad which is a healthier entrée. We have always liked the food. On several occasions the restaurant was very crowded and noisy. In downtown Bethesda parking is also a problem. Still,... More 

Thank Jeffrey K
Bethesda, Maryland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is a fun, cheerful, artsy place with good food. We have eaten there several times and always enjoyed it. They have a wide array of dishes, and some very good desserts.

Thank Edward S
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The restaurant is conveniently located in the middle of Bethesda's Woodmont restaurants. The menu has a nice selection of appetizers and entrees, and the wait staff was both knowledgeable and attentive throughout.

Thank Panacea_Food
Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We arrived late from our flight and arrived at our hotel after 10 pm. Our hotel restaurant did not have anything interesting to eat and the servers were more interested in going home than serving guests. We went down the street to cafe Delux. So yummy! What a find! High quality diner food. We had chicken pot pie , meatloaf... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4910 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2923
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-656-3131

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