About Cafe Deluxe - Cleveland Park
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.
American, Bistro, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Macomb ST NW
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Nearby street parking available.
Covered parking at the Cathedral.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer warm and welcoming private or semi-private rooms, thoughtfully created and customized menus, dedicated staff providing gracious, anticipatory service perfect for any group and budget. Your event, whether it’s an intimate party, a large social event, or important business meeting, it will be as effortless as it is memorable. The Private Dining Room can seat up to 40 guests and is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Private Party Contact:
Raquel Mercado: 2024654677x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe Deluxe - Cleveland Park Ratings and Reviews
The quality of the food is always good - ...
The quality of the food is always good -- and consistently good. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The bistro-style ambiance is pleasant and unpretentious. The restaurant is a family favorite; we go there often, particularly for the restaurant's delicious burgers.
Very good local restaurant in a busy loc ...
Very good local restaurant in a busy location.
Aside from a few glitches like serving the wrong vegetables everything came hot and tasty; nothing out of this world but well priced. The desert was a bit too large, if such a thing is possible, for my taste. The cocktail a bit watered down. The waiter slightly unintelligible.
Parking can be a challenge
Wait staff and kitchen were completely o ...
Wait staff and kitchen were completely overwhelmed at a Lunch service, however, waiters managed to remain pleasant.
Manager was outstanding as he accommodated us with a bottle of wine at a reasonable price because the revamping of the wine list left no acceptable "wines by the glass" available.
We enjoy Cafe Deluxe and hope they will return to their previous quality of food and wines.
I can only speak for the brunch. Our la ...
I can only speak for the brunch. Our large group ordered a variety of dishes that we all shared. The omelet with ham and gruyere was a unanimous hit followed closely by the french toast which was light and crispy with just the right amount of egg and spices.
I usually enjoy Cafe DeLuxe but this tim ...
I usually enjoy Cafe DeLuxe but this time was not enjoyable. The waiter unsure of himself, almost dropped my drink me, never came back after food was delivered, tipped his tray and almost hit a child with glass that did break which he then cleaned piece by piece but never used a broom. I had to ask a manager to have it cleaned. There were several mistakes with the food which didn't help. Overall, I'll be back as this was an anomaly.
I have eaten several times at the Cafe D ...
I have eaten several times at the Cafe Deluxe in Bethesda, MD, so I thought I would try out this location. I was there for brunch, and I was disappointed by the limited menu. Also, when I ordered an omelet, all I got was a thin egg pancake (not the huge omelet that you would receive at the IHOP for the same price). I've never had a bad experience at the one in Bethesda, so I'd recommend going to that one instead.
We were a group of four for brunch on a ...
We were a group of four for brunch on a recent Sunday morning. Our server was VERY nice but seemed a bit overworked and not able to pay proper attention to each of his tables. When the food arrived, our "hot" breakfast orders were only lukewarm. We had waited a while for them and did not feel like having to wait anymore by sending them back to be heated up. And a minor irritation--coffee and cream delivered to two people at the table, but no spoons. Had to get up and find some on our own.
Granted it was Father's Day, but the ser ...
Granted it was Father's Day, but the service was interminably slow. It took 15 minutes after being seated to give our drinks order, and another 20 before they actually came. The waitress repeatedly scurried past us, ignoring our entreaties for refills, etc.
The food didn't come until well over an hour after we sat down, at which point the little kids in our party were so antsy and jumpy that we couldn't enjoy our meal. The food was...ok. The eggs benedict was served on an slab of toast that managed to be both stale and rubbery.
Cafe Deluxe used to be our go to place for special occasion meals, but we will not be returning.
We went for family brunch. Some had brea ...
We went for family brunch. Some had breakfast foods others lunch. All was delicious. Wait staff was attentive. We weren't rushed. I was pleased that the honored our reservation timely and didn't have to wait. Excellent value
My husband had the pork chop, Mediterran ...
My husband had the pork chop, Mediterranean orzo and the grilled vegetables. I had the mussels and the shredded brussel sprout salad. Everything was cooked to perfection! We also shared a Mango Blueberry Mojito which was great. Our friends had salmon, burgers, and the pot pie. Everyone was satisfied with their meals and the pot pie got a big thumbs up. Prices were reasonable. We'd all go back.
Good Value in Cleveland Park
This neighborhood gem serves excellent, well-prepared dishes that change seasonally. Separate children's menu is available. Outdoor cafe area is larger than most and makes a congenial setting for Sunday brunch in the shadow of Washington Catherdral. Our Mother's Day brunch was slightly marred because service was slow (there seemed to be a shortage of wait persons) but the managers were very attentive and did their best to compensate. Over all, it's my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood because it delivers reliable dining experiences every time we eat here.
Comfortable Late Night Post-theater Spot
We were looking for a comfortable setting with a complete menu for a post-theater dinner, dessert and drinks - in other words, something for everyone's needs in our group. The menu was so perfect and the service prompt. We would definitely go back anytime.
It seemed like the whole staff was new t ...
It seemed like the whole staff was new the night we were there -- definitely the waitress and the manager, along with whichever cook prepared my husband's crabcakes. Since they also said we didn't honor our Open Table reservation (which we did and we were on time), I think the hostess must have been new, too. Overall, I like this restaurant, but that night was not one of their better showings.
Cafe Deluxe - Old Reliable
This extremely popular Cafe in north Cleveland Park provides very good food, at a reliable price and some consistently good dishes. Among those: the chicken pot pie, the steak frites, the lamb shank, the Caesar salad, and their fish specials. Brunch on weekends is also recommended - sausages, pancakes, delicious eggs benedict. It's always service with a smile at this celebrity cafe.
They must have been short staffed becaus ...
They must have been short staffed because we had to flag a manager to get someone to provide the most basic of services; beverage, bread etc. They served one of our party a cup of soup that was only half a cup. They did fill it upon request. They ran out of our first dessert choice and the sundae that we ultimately got was extremely short on sauce. Bad night.
Reliable yummy food
Cafe Deluxe never disappoints when you want an easy outing with friends, good choice of comfort foods, attentive service, and a boisterous atmosphere. Turkey burger was perfect. Sweet potato fries crispy and sweet but not too sweet. Bourbon cocktail was lovely.
Cafe Deluxe used to be busy! The food w ...
Cafe Deluxe used to be busy! The food was always consistently good, not amazing. It was a go to place for the basics. When they dropped the fried onion strings off the menu, it started to go down hill. The last time I ate there, it was bad. I gave it another chance and it was worse. No taste to the Cesar salad dressing. The chicken pot pie was all dough, little filling and extremely bland. The place was nearly empty. Clearly I am not the only one who has decided it is time to find another place for the basics.
Cafe Deluxe a "Go To" for Families
Café Deluxe is family friendly, has a menu with good options for every taste, and is a comfortable spot. The atmosphere is energetic. They have great service. I would recommend parking in the shopping center parking nearby, doing a “little shopping” at Giant and have Giant validate your parking. It will not cover it entirely but will discount it some.
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