Cafe Deluxe has been my neighborhood “go to” place for years. Hishem is an outstanding waiter who has become a friend. He quickly knows which new dishes to suggest and is always attentive, even on the busiest visits. The food overall is very good. My personal favorites are the entree salads and the salmon. Any one of those is like a hug from a good friend
The food is always excellent. Have been here several times already, and it has consistently good service as well. First time to reserve on Open Table and that was quick and easy. Arrived earlier than expected but were seated immediately.
Come here, when in travelling to DC area. Able to make a reservation easily. Good for groups. Food good. Omelets good. Wait staff pleasant, and helpful. Will come back again, when in area again.
Very reliable restaurant, food always good and a wide choice. Service was excellent despite a very busy evening rush.
Cafe D. is always great. Sunday brunch is filled with omelets, pancakes, French Toast, berries, turkey sausage, bacon and oatmeal. Burger night is special, too. Bison burger with sweet potato fries is a winner. For entrees, steak frites, meatloaf, chicken with mashed potatoes, salmon salad, and chicken pot pie, are all delicious. Try cobbler desserts and milkshakes to top it all off. Light fare menus also available.
I had not been to Café Deluxe for at least eight years when I returned this past Friday night. My friend and I ordered salads and drinks, so we were not there for a major dinner. The service was thoughtful and gracious and not at all intrusive. I will be sure to return again soon.
Our server Hennifer was amazing. Food was excellent and quick.
The kitchen is always very inconsistent. Some visits all the food comes too fast, others you wait forever. Sometimes your food is just right, sometimes it's cold or just messed up. But the staff is nice, it's kid friendly, good - though expensive - drinks.
Café Deluxe is a chain restaurant, but they are high quality and this is a good one--friendly and excellent service and relatively quiet. Excellent seafood for a chain restaurant. Café Deluxe was originally recommended by my nutritionist who wanted me to eat more seafood.
CD never disappoints. It is our go-to place for a delicious meal in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We had a new waiter who was doing his best, but not quite ready for prime time. Still a great evening.
Great warm staff, comfort food. We had the meatloaf and pot pie, wow!! Just great food
We have eaten here twice in the last 6 months while visiting DC and doing things in that area. In the Fall we ate outside on the front patio and it was very nice even though it can get noisy from time to time with traffic. I had the Salmon Nicoise Salad at that time and it was perfectly cooked and the greens and veggies were fresh.
We were last here two days before Christmas for a late afternoon meal and ate inside in comfort. It was early so it was not full. I had the Meatloaf with green beans and mashed potatoes. It was the perfect comfort food for a cold rainy day! My son had the Chicken Penne Pasta which he had ordered the last time; obviously he thought it was yummy.
Oh, and we both had the delicious Fire Roasted Tomato soup; really good.
I had Vincente as a waiter and he accommodated my fiance's diet well and we had a nice evening with my aunt.
They handled the mob from the Joy of Christmas performance as well as anyone could have.
Terrible service. Food was ok. Will never go back to this restaurant
Understated elegance in a casual and accessible environment. Lots of windows with views of the outdoors adds a nice feel of spaciousness.
Waitstaff is knowledgeable and management is agreeable to alterations of the printed menu. Very nice touch.
Even though room acoustic allows for a fairly high overall volume level in the dining area the experience was pleasant and enjoyable
Highly recommended for a variety of social gatherings.
Worst waiter I have seen in a longtime and the chicken Penne was inedible. Bad night at Cafe Deluxe.
Decent meal, service was inconsistent and we were rushed out despite the restaurant being empty. Servers were trickling in for work throughout the meal, which was odd.
Was a great place to go after a visit to the Nat'l Cathedral , good food, service and you could talk with out shouting.
The food was good not great. The restaurant was very crowded after an event at the National Cathedral let out. Service went downhill after that. On a normal night I think it would have all been very good.