We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cafe Renaissance

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
163 Glyndon St., Vienna, VA 22180
+1 703-938-3311
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 194: English reviews
Northern Virginia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not experience the European/International theme of this restaurant in the decor and the food. It appears as if it caters to the 'older' local crowd who has been going there for years. The food is average, uninspiring and lacks creativity. The Caesar salad lacked taste and the romaine was leftover pieces. No leafy pieces of romaine to be... More 

Thank EJHNorthernVirginia
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After a month of traveling and soso food we wandered in and were greeted as graciously as if we were regulars. The food was exceptional. Really fresh salad, vegetables steamed to perfection -not microwaved-and delicous meat. Add a bottle of wine and still under a hundred dollars. Staff all are charming. A hiddened jewel in strip mall. Highly reccommemded.

Thank craig D
Oakton, Virginia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the food was above average for a theme restaurant, it appears that the chef and waiter are relying on the theme rather than the food. We decided to make a meal of appetizers to have a variety of tastes for our grandson. The potato / leek soup was missing any hint of leek. The mussels were large and had... More 

Thank A H
Falls Church, Virginia
Level Contributor
163 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saeed, The Flaming Sambuca with Coffee Beans after dinner was absolutely a fabulous ending to a wonderful dining experience!!! Enjoyed mixing with my coffee and the gluten-free flourless chocolate dessert on the side. Always an extreme pleasure to dine at Cafe Renaissance. Who could ask for more?

Thank maxpr1
Annandale, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
320 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on our usual 'before Valentine's day dinner--this time on Sunday eve 2-12--all to beat the crowds. Reservation was definitely a good idea because this place was packed. Our waiter was a true professional and the restaurant décor very pleasant. The food?? delicious!!! Timing of the champagne, drinks, salad, entrees --all perfect. Highly recommend for a fine dining... More 

Thank Richard H
Rottach-Egern, Germany
Level Contributor
97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sayed and his team continue to polish this neighborhood gem nestled in Vienna near Fairfax, Tysons Corner, Reston, Oakton, Burke and The Dulles access corridor In the best of European and modernist cuisine the chef will guide you to a memorable experience Introduced a medical student and his wife to the place. They adored the food and the attention. Enjoy

Thank RMJ11
2 reviews
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Great service and one of a kind experience. Continental cuisine and very personal . Love food. Intimate find in Vienna.

Thank byron w
Vienna, Virginia
Level Contributor
248 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We like this restaurant quite a lot and have eaten there numerous times. The food is nearly always good and the ambiance is a little "dressy" and nice for "an occasion." Last night, the night before Valentine's Day, extra tables were packed in every available inch. We heard the conversation from table to our right, but the people to our... More 

1 Thank trackervienna
Vienna Va
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great service and a great willingness to please. You can even ask them to recommend what you should have. Staff is very good. Go with their recommendations and specials. You won't regret. I have probably eaten there 50 times.

Thank ViennaVaFedman
Reston, Virginia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Let's start by saying that we are old clients of Cafe Renaissance. We booked a table for family and friends (We were eight in total) for Christmas dinner and made the reservation in early December. We were proud to take our friends and family members to one of our favorite restaurants in the area and we had anticipated them about... More 

Thank 947eduardo

Travelers who viewed Cafe Renaissance also viewed

Vienna, Fairfax County
Vienna, Fairfax County
Vienna, Fairfax County
Great Falls, Fairfax County
Vienna, Fairfax County
Vienna, Fairfax County

Been to Cafe Renaissance? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $35
European, French, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 Glyndon St., Vienna, VA 22180
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Vienna
  • Phone Number: +1 703-938-3311

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Renaissance and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Renaissance staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?