Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
About Cafe Deluxe - Bethesda
Cafe Deluxe, an American bistro combining the charm of a neighborhood restaurant with the energy of a bustling European eatery, serves fresh and innovative classics in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Washingtonians have enjoyed the friendly service and casual dining experience for over 20 years. The diverse brunch, lunch and dinner menus combine traditional fare like Steak Frites and Grilled Meatloaf with menu favorites ranging from the Spinach, Feta and Tomato Omelet for brunch to the Grilled Atlantic Salmon Nicoise Salad, and the Prosciutto Mac & Cheese to the Ahi Tuna Tacos.
Bethesda, MD 20814
American, Contemporary American, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Corner of Woodmont Ave & Elm St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a metered parking lot right next to the restaurant. Another hourly parking lot is one block from the restaurant.
Located 3 blocks from Bethesda's metro stop.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Cafe Deluxe - Bethesda Ratings and Reviews
We have eaten here many times. This time the service and food was disappointing. Many open tables at the place. Yet it still took over 15 minutes for the first person to come to our table. Then the kitchen performed poorly. Forgot the chicken on one salad, another's person food was just plain cold. Unusual for this place. but still.
Three in my party (of 9)ordered either the steak sandwich or the steak salad and all of them thought the steak was either tough or over cooked. When we ordered the steak sandwich we asked for y to be very rare. We were told that they cook the rare but then bake the sandwich so it ends up well done. So we asked for it not to be baked. After getting a well done steak we asked why and were told that sometimes they precook the steaks. We should have been informed of that up front.
This was a great place to go before the Movies. They had a wide range of choices, the food was very good, it wasn't over crowded. We ate outside on the side walk in front of the restaurant which we enjoyed as there were so many interesting people walking by, however, I can't comment on eating inside the restaurant. I would say that on a REALLY hot, or overly sunny day this might cause problems as their umbrella's don't give much shade or protection from the setting sun.
A great spot to have dinner before the movies in Bethesda. Perfectly good food, no surprises- good or bad. Lots of children, my 90 year old mother thoroughly enjoyed herself. We were extremely well satisfied with the choice- solid and reliable- probably not for those who fancy themselves gourmands- but they should then avoid Bethesda altogether. Something for everyone and not too pricy. Bingo
We went for Sunday brunch, after a morning cycling class. Arrival was at about 11:45. We had a reservation, it was busy but no wait for a table. The hostess, Annalise, could have exhibited better customer service. She initially tried to seat us at a table that was clean but had bench seats that were covered in food. I point out what was obvious, that the seats were dirty, and asked if they could be cleaned. She replied by saying, "oh, I think that's just salt." I again asked if they could have someone wipe them down, she attempted to brush off the seats with her hand and then walked off in a huff as though we were inconveniencing her by requiring clean seats and sat us at a clean table. A few minutes later I saw a busboy come to clean the seats with proper cleaning utensils, not a hand, so that was good. Our server was very sweet and friendly. Of course I can't remember her name. All the other staff I interacted with were great. The food is not great. I ordered the goat cheese omelette. The veggies that came on top looked a day old, def. not fresh cooked. The only thing I ate were the actual egg whites. My son's food looked decent and he enjoyed his pancakes, bacon, etc. but he said the food tasted better at Ihop. Bottom line, I would never eat here again.
Brunch to celebrate my husband's birthday with his daughter. Food is normally consistently very good. Both my husband's and my brunch entrees were excellent.
However the turkey burger was soggy and not good. We also had to look for someone to refill our iced teas and after asking three people including a manager we finally got it.
This is atypical for Cafe Deluxe
Every part of our order was incorrect. The manager was very pleasant and made the adjustments, except for the horribly bitter coffee. I was surprised she didn't comp some of the meal give the problems we encountered. This visit reminded us why we don't go there for brunch anymore.
Nothing fancy. Nothing exotic. But good solid food. My salmon salad for a reasonable portion of fish on fresh greens, with the right amount of dressing. The humus starter which was sufficient for two or three to share as a starter came with crispy carrots and celery as well as pita. Service was adequate.
Overall, Cafe Deluxe in Bethesda is good - not great. The food is always pretty good, but just doesn't have that special something to push it into the great category. Fairly average on that side of things.
It's usually easy to get a spot for brunch, so for that, I definitely recommend this place if you don't want to spend a lot, and didn't have time to make a reservation at a hotspot.
I would probably not go back. Drinks took forever, food was ok but my portion of Sea Bass was half of those at the table with me. Waiter was good and offered me a second piece to make up for it but it never came during dinner. Once we were ready for the check the waiter brought it in a to go container because he realized it never came out. Not impressed and not worth the money.
Very poor execution on Valentine's Day. Server forgot to get drinks, then forgot to get my daughters meal and when the food arrived - my roast chicken was quite undercooked/ bleeding red liquid. My daughter ate last after the rest of us were done...
Normally this place is good- they just were not geared for a week Day Valentine's Day crowd
I met my husband for a valentines day lunch. It was not packed which was great. My salad was delicious. The chef actually brought it to the table. Our wait staff was very attentive. My husband went there with a bunch of co-workers and said it was great then too which is why he suggested it.
The steak from the steak and eggs brunch plate was extremely fatty and difficult to eat. The waiter didn't bring us water when we sat down and only to one of us when we asked for it. The waiter also took forever to refill drinks and my husband sat waiting for his soda refill. The breakfast potatoes and steak needed seasoning.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.