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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
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.
Went to Cafe Deluxe for brunch with a friend. Overall, the prices were very reasonable but the food was mediocre at best. The southern breakfast sandwich is NOT something I would order again and, frankly, the home fries that came with it were gross. Very sad, I absolutely love home fries. My friend got the blueberry pancakes, he said they were good but nothing special.
The dining area was large and very open. The staff was not particularly friendly or welcoming.
Cafe Deluxe is one of our Bethesda favorites. The food is consistently good. It's never too noisy, even when crowded. It's a relaxed and friendly place. Families seem to love it. They can just push several tables together. In good weather one of the front, glass walls opens, completely to let in the nice air, plus there's actual outside dining, as well.
Dinner with family members from Britain was perfect (except for seating right next to the large window on a cold evening, which became very chilly as the meal wore on. The food was uniformly good, the noise level was low (as dinner was reasonably late, there wasn't the crowd there usually is) which promoted conversation, and it felt festive (it was December 30th and there were plenty of holiday lights on trees, etc. in the neighborhood.) We were apprehensive about cost as we usually do the paying but this was a "thank you" dinner from our guests for the time they spent in our home, but the prices were very reasonable, especially for the quality of the food, which was great. Uniformly a wonderful evening. Thanks
We arrived a little early to beat the lunch hour rush and we ended up waiting over 45 minutes for our food. All of the tables that were seated after us got their food and when I asked our server about our food, she went to go check on it and came back to tell us it was being plated. I think she completely forgot about our order. She was extremely attentive but got overwhelmed when the restaurant got full that she forgot about us.
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