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Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe

Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe. An Authentic Caribbean Cafe with a cool relaxed vibe. Great drinks, delicious food & fun times. Established in 2006 by a Jamaican, Culinary Institute of America graduate. Chef Robert Gayle has demonstrated his superior talents & his creative abilities for more than 15 years to some of America’s most recognizable celebrities including Russell Simmons, P. Diddy, L.A. Reid, Jennifer Lopez, Akon, Lethon Flowers Dikembe Mutombo.
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25 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(25 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 25 reviews
5 stars
(10)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(2)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(11)
  • great for lunch(10)
  • fit for foodies(9)
  • late-night find(8)
  • neighborhood gem(8)
  • hot spot(6)
Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe Reviews List
Review 1 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 2 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 4 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

This is not upscale...

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Seriously needs to be renovated. Also, this place doesn't seem like a place you would affiliate with a well known chef.... The food was just okay, I expected more seriously.... I would come back ... it was just okay"
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
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Review 5 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 6 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
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Review 7 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good experience

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I really like this place.
I went on a Thursday night where there happened to be a comedy show. We paid the five bucks and went in. Got seated immediately. Our waitress was very attentive , even after it got a bit hectic. The food was good but my dish (chicken and shrimp fettuccine) was extremely salty, so I couldn't finish it. I couldn't even be mad because everything else was going so well.
I will definitely be back.. Just will try something different on the menu. Oh btw- we had the party appetizers (veggie and beef) and those were awesome!
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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 8 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 9 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 10/29/2015
 2007
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Review 10 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

great spot

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"we loved it. food was great. staff was awesome. they had a huge amount of variety. the food was so tasty. going back this weekend."
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/16/2015
 2006
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Review 12 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 13 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/22/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 14 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Pleasantly surprised

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went searching for a new restaurant for my friend's bday. I did not have a recommedation to go here which tends to scare me. So pleasantly surprised! Everyone enjoyed their meals including the curry goat, mango chicken and a shrimp dish in garlic oil that was to die for! And the plantains were perfect. The staff was adorable. We will def be back and will bring friends!"
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The ambience was excellent, and quite inviting

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"One of the best Jamerican restaurants I have been to. True Jamaican
cuisine with a tropical twist, the food is in staying the with tradition. I was proud to have been
the only Jamaican at the table. My coworkers who are all Americans enjoyed themselves and loved the food. We plan to be back this Friday
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Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, late-night find
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Review 16 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 17 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/02/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/02/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/02/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 18 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2014
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Review 19 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2004
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Review 20 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good Food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I went to Chef Rob's for the first time for lunch. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu and offered my party great suggestions based on our taste preferences. I also look forward to checking out the lounge area one evening. I will be back."
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch, late-night find
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Review 21 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2008
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great food...excellent service. I had the brown stew snapper plus red peas soup. Awesome foodie experience"
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2008
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Review 22 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/12/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/12/2015
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/12/2015
 2010
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Review 23 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2010
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch, late-night find
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Review 24 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/04/2015
 2014
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was great, and I would highly recommend it. The service was impeccable.
After 9 on the Friday we went, the notice level of music (hip hop) was too loud. I would recommend more raggae or calypso at a moderate sound level."
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2014
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Review 25 for Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious and 'On-Fleek!'

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The caribbean food at Chef Rob's is consistently delicious! My first-time guests loved the food and the ambiance. The menu has changed a bit AND expanded, and the offerings are tasty, attractive and fresh. The drinks were made with natural ingredients/juices - and were downright perfect. Our server Lisa, is ALWAYS superb; I ask for her whenever she's there! Kudos to Chef Rob, who has managed to grow the Cafe and expand his 'next-door' upscale lounge/entertainment offerings. I've been supporting the business from the start, and always feel proud to bring new guests to the establishment. Keep up the great work Chef, and all the staff at the Cafe!!"
Dined on 8/27/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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