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“A Neighborhood Staple”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Deluxe

Cafe Deluxe
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Ranked #32 of 358 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Washington, DC
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A Neighborhood Staple”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Cafe Deluxe is not fare from home. I have been there with my family, for business meals, and for brunch with old friends. It is a pleasant neighborhood chain with wonderful al fresco dining in warm weather and pleasant enough surroundings inside.

The menu is adequate and includes entrees and full meals as well as sandwiches. I particularly enjoy the lamb and feta sandwich. The wine list is satisfactory and they have a full bar, though I wish there were more choices of beer on tap.

Service has been consistently good on all of my visits. This is a great place for a business lunch, Sunday brunch with the family, dinner with your significant other or virtually any other occasion. Upscale enough that you will not look out of place in a suit and tie or a gown, abut casual enough that jeans and a tee shirt do not look out of place either.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
Kensington, MD
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Cafe Delux”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

The food was okay; The wait staff were very friendly and helpful. I am not a fan of this type of food.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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540 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
“Best creme brulee!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is the second time we’ve been to this Café Deluxe for dinner. On a Thursday night around 8:30, the restaurant was far less noisy than the American Tap Room, where it’d be totally impossible to have any kind of conversation. Café Deluxe was much quieter – not a lot of people at the bar, but the dining room was quite full with a much more pleasant atmosphere. Food here has been consistently good. This time had the daily seafood special, which was grilled scallops on tomato on a bed of spinach. It was one of the prettiest dish I’d ever seen, the white, red and green combination was just mouthwateringly fabulous both in presentation and taste. Topped off with a crème brulee, which was also one of the best ever, smooth and creamy with just the right texture and look. Our friends from out of town were impressed and everyone had a great time. Will definitely go back again.

  • Visited February 2013
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“A+location, great facility...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

Diverse menu, good portions & pricing... Fantastic service...type of place i would eat @ regularly if ilived nearby

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Bad food, bad service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Stay away from this place. The food was bad and it not cheap for what they serve. The service was terrible and the place is very noisy. I will not come back to this place

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