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“To my Reston/Herndon/Great Falls neighbors....go to this place!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Montmartre

Cafe Montmartre
Ranked #51 of 147 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fairfax, Virginia
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136 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“To my Reston/Herndon/Great Falls neighbors....go to this place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

When the weather is right, and dining outdoors is in order, this is a wonderful place to go. (Chez Francois is better, but in another league) The people watching is fun, the feeling of Lake Anne is wonderful, and the food is really good. The menu is varied enough to make just about anyone happy, and the service seems to be that they actually care about the experience of the guest. We had a variety of dishes, and each one was fresh and flavorful. The wine selection was good for a casual place like this, and all in all, it was a great experience for the $$$$ spent.

So, if you are thinking of eating outside, and trying to figure out a place to go, go here...and they write a review so others can see how good this place really is.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
washington dc
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

My initial impression upon entering Café Montmartre was that the place was a bit worn, with somewhat lackluster décor and a wait staff attitude to match. However, my guests and I were pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste of the food. It was raining the night we went, so we were not able to sit outside, but it seemed like a nice option. If you're not into décor and don't mind average service, the food might be worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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virginia
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182 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Favorite spot on Lake Anne”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Excellent food and even better martinis. Family owned and operated, they have plenty of tables and umbrellas for enjoyable outdoor dining. They do a vietnamese menu on some nights as well. Their quiche, calamari and pho soup are some of my favorites.

Visited July 2013
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Washington, DC
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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A Favorite Any Time of Year”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

We eat here at least three times a month, more in the summer. It's not five-star gourmet, but the food is good and we've always had good service. The Salad Niçoise is delicious with a very generous portion of tuna. Their egg dishes (omelets and quiche) are delicious. Deserts are a incredible. Love their vietnamese summer rolls and hot/sour soup. Outside seating in the summer months is a delightful experience. It's the best restaurant (for us) on Lake Ann.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hertford, North Carolina, United States
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great location, Delicious food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Reston, especially in summer because of the outdoor seating available. The service is always good, they have a very adequate wine list and the regular menu selections are always augmented by a variety of special dishes. I had the salmon with mango salsa, and my husband had the scallops. Both were very good.

The outdoor seating is on Lake Anne, so there is no street noise or gasoline fumes like at some other restaurants in Reston. Great place for a nice, casual dinner.

Visited July 2012
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