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Cafe Deluxe

American, Bar, Pub
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4910 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2923
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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Bethesda, MD
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143 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The table service was prompt, but all else seemed lacking. The food was palatable, but over or under spiced and not presented attractively. The choices seemed slim. But even with sparse attendance we couldn't hear each other without raising our voices, and the seats weren't very comfortable.

Thank roadtrekker
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here while dropping off daughter at college at American University. Great place. Nice staff. You better make a reservation. Especially on Sunday. Could have been a little more attentive to my empty coffee cup but I probably didn't need too much. It's a short uber ride from American University. I had the Croque Madam. Gruyere cheese was a little... More 

Thank CarogaMan
Chevy Chase, Maryland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to fill out a card to let you know, but there were no cards to write our comments. We have been fairly regularly having dinner there. On that night, around 6-6:30 we were very surprised how empty it was. There was no one there to great us when we came in and we were finally seated, I had... More 

Thank davidandmarlin
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Fantastic experience, great menu, incredible food and service! Showing up to a restaurant with a party of 7 (4 of which are 13 >) is not always easy to find walk in seating. The hostess was friendly and offered us a hightop and we happily accepted. Kevin was our server and was fabulous!

Thank MommaEea
Bethesda, Maryland
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This causal restaurant with a lively atmosphere was a perfect place to gather with friends to discuss vacation plans. The menu had a good selection and the food was very good. Our server "Ian" was friendly and attentive.

Thank 5712Turtles
Rockville, Maryland
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Although only about 1/4 full, the noise level made talking difficult and my main gripe is that the waiter at the next table, "Josh" was loud, obnoxious and inappropriate. Added to the unpleasant ambiance of an otherwise nice restaurant

Thank AAH296
Atlanta, Georgia
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489 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, airy, lots of wood and fans. We enjoyed the hummus with pita bread and fresh veggies I had a salad with a mustard vinegrette, chicken, and fried cheese bites. My family kept swiping the delicious fried cheese nibbles! One family member had chicken and grilled asparagus. The other enjoyed meatloaf, mashed potatoes and griiled asparagus. We had a... More 

Thank panpanda
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We dropped in at 10pm on a Saturday on the way home from a show downtown. The service was cheery, prompt, and got all the important things right. The food came out in timely fashion and was tasty. One exception was the side caesar - brown edged, tired romain that looked hastily tossed on the plate and unevenly dressed and... More 

Thank Willie H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The food was very good. It is mid range with regard to price, but you do receive a good value for your money. The service left something to be desired. It took a bit for a waiter to arrive at our table and when we did order our drinks, it took some time for us to receive the drinks. The... More 

Thank JWhite028
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is an attractive restaurant in the downtown area. They have a varied menu that includes milk shakes. I had the meatloaf which was very good. I usually do not order meatloaf out because every place makes meatloaf differently. I wish I could have had the recipe to use at home. My wife has some dietary restrictions and the water... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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: 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?