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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe Deluxe - Cleveland Park Ratings and Reviews
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.
We started eating here years ago when ou ...
We started eating here years ago when our daughter lived in the area. We still eat here often. The food and service are always very good and prices are reasonable. It's upscale comfort food in a comfortable atmosphere.
lost some of its cachet
Cafe Deluxe is fine... just fine. Seems to have lost some of its cachet. Hostesses could not get their act together re: seating on a Friday. "Just a minute" became 20. Meanwhile others came in and were seated before. Food was fine. Service a bit slow. The place seem tired.
Dont get me wrong... there was nothing bad about the experience. There are just other places (many other) that i would go to before this one.
Very kid friendly in early evening
Great place to take kids for an early evening dinner. Went with group of 8, including 2 toddlers, on a Friday evening. Restaurant was busy and about 60% of tables had at least 1 diner under 5. Nobody bothered by kid issues. Service was friendly and helpful.
Have dined there many times after about 7 and its a fine, usually quick, neighborhood place.
Patio is great in summer & fall
A great neighborhood restaurant
I went there with two colleagues this week. Food was very good-- nothing very fancy, but tasty, nicely served and moderate in price. Comfortable dining room, warm and welcoming. This is the kind of place you can return to frequently and enjoy and excellent meal without breaking the bank.
The chicken pot pie is really delicious and very filling. We like to go for 1/2 price burgers on Tuesdays for lunch. Otherwise the burgers are a bit pricey. There is always a table and service is overall good. We get in and out for lunch in less than an hour.
Cafe Deluxe Rules!
I'm a lucky person because Café Deluxe is only three blocks away from my home. It is always reliable, fresh, and a good value. Now that they take reservations, it's the perfect choice for a meal, be it casual or special occasion. Great for kids, great for cocktails. Tuesday lunch was a special treat, it was my first meal since the snow started where someone else did the cooking. And, it was the first meal shared with a friend after solitary snow days. Café Deluxe is a wonderful choice for a go-to meal.
Great after Movie treat
After many years I returned to Cafe Deluxe after a movie at the Uptown Theatre.
The food remains very good. The service was not what I remembered. We had a large group and one order was incorrect (wrong flatbread). The ambiance was great. The menu has something for everyone. The lamb I had was excellent. The kids enjoyed a burger and flabread pizza. I'll be back.
Big group family pleaser
We had our Christmas eve dinner and it was perfect- low key, great food (love the horseradish mashed potatoes and the flounder special was delicious),well priced and family friendly. There are vegetarians, picky eaters and non-adventurous palates in our family so it was a good choice for all.
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