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“My Favorite Restaurant in Yakima” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Melange - CLOSED

Cafe Melange
Price range: $0 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Amherst, Virginia
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“My Favorite Restaurant in Yakima”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Cozy (only 11 tables) with a great menu and wine selection. Make sure that you have their house salad, either with your entree or by itself. It's one of the best salads I've ever eaten.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Kerry S
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43 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rockford, IL
Level Contributor
250 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“My Expectations Were Higher”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I looked forward to exploring the restaurants in Yakima and gave this one a try. The Wednesday night was not crowded, only one other couple when we got there, only one other couple during our stay. The menu is interesting, seemed like a pricy place per the dishes listed. I took the waiters recommendation and tryed the special for that night. It was a steak and salmon plate. My partner threw out the meat and ordered the salmon cakes only. They were very good. I should have done the same. My steak was not tender, lots of gristle to cut away. The waiter mentioned something about my order getting a larger steak, portion size, than advertised. I told him that was not the problem. Expected better, this is cattle country, isn't it? Wine list was good, would like to see more offerings by the glass. This would not be my first recommendation for Yakima.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank BossRino
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Washington State
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123 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

We had made reservations at the French restaurant around the corner. My wife has allergies and when the chef there couldn't tell us the ingredients we left and came here. Glad we did! Duck with marionberry port sauce was tremendous. Melange salad was huge and delicious. We each had a tenderloin. Both were well prepared. Shitake was a little better matched to steak. Server recommended a good, fairly priced red to complement our meals!

    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank gec718
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McMinnville, Oregon
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Still excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Stopped by again on my annual visit to Yakima. Food was once again outstanding. Service a tad below par, but acceptable.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank FireTruckGuy
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Average to Poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

It may have been good at one time, but I cannot say it was that great. Waiter was brisk, food was over cooked and wine was hugely marked up. Gilbert's Malbec next door in the their wine tasting room $26.00 but $66 in Cafe Melange.

We have past it the last two nights and it has been all but empty perhaps there is some merit to my comments.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank SK575
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