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“Tasty meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Sole

Cafe Sole
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Ranked #43 of 443 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Frances St.
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
Key West
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Tasty meal”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

The restaurant is quaint and a little hidden in the old town area of Key West. The food and the service were excellent. I really liked the local art hanging on the walls. Although there were white linens on the table for the price of the meal the ambiance was sorely lacking as it certainly is a significant part of the dining experience. If you're going to charge $50 for a lobster tail then the entire experience is part of the price and that's why I rated 4 instead of 5 stars. I certainly don't have a problem paying for my meal but the whole package is a part of the experience and it was missing a little something extra.

  • Visited September 2013
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Key West, Florida
1 review
“deelish!”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Cafe Sole has always been a favorite of mine and my visit a couple of weeks ago didn't change my opinion. The space is cozy and charming, located right in the middle of an old town Key West neighborhood. I've never had a problem parking and that fact didn't change this visit. The service was excellent. The server was very knowledgeable and very patient with the many questions we asked. However the star of the show was the food. One of my friends ordered the hogfish....yummy. Another ordered the skirt steak...seasoned perfectly. I decided to make my meal of appetizers. I loved the angels on horseback and the conch carpaccio. I can't wait to go again...I'm getting hungry just thinking a bout it!

  • Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Oh, what a night!”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food and wine, brilliant waiter - Michael Gawronski - what more could we ask for? Do try it - you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited September 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Had dinner at Cafe Sole last week. THis was our first try of this restaurant and was VERY pleased. Set in the middle of the old town neighborhood, not much ambience but inside was very cozy and charming. Service was very good. Specials were amazing. The food was light and crisp with an excellent taste and presentation. Good value for money. Would definetly return again. Desserts were good also. The four of us all had 1 of the nightly seafood specials and were very pleased.

  • Visited September 2013
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Key West, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Revisited an old favorite”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

It had been a while since I dined at this restaurant. Over the years, living in KW, this has been one of my favorites. So sad that this last visit was pretty awful. Server spoke very loud (guess he thought we were hard of hearing) and was not very attentive. Place seemed to be in chaos from a service and kitchen standpoint. Soup was stone cold (and served by someone from the kitchen in a tank top), and entrée was tasteless. So sorry this was my choice to bring family visiting from out of town for dinner. Not a very good impression.

  • Visited September 2013
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