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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.
Washington, DC 20016
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: (202) 465-4677
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
Easter Brunch at Cafe Deluxe was great! The usual options - omelets, bagels, steak and eggs, pancakes, French Toast and turkey sausage, along with several different Benedict dishes make Cafe Deluxe our go to dining establishment in North Cleveland Park. Great wait staff and attentive managers round out the dining pleasure.
Food and service have seriously declined. Salmon horribkyvover cooked, probably not fresh, seemed microwaved. No bread offered. Impossibly slow service - wine brought after my guest has finished his entree - though restaurant empty on a Saturday night.
Maybe still okay for neighborhood coffee or scrambled eggs on a weekday?
Food is fine. Staff is overwhelmed all the time. It is popular for brunch because it is the only traditional brunch place in this section of the neighborhood. One would think they would learn to staff for it. And if you have a reservation you shouldn't have to wait ten minutes for a table.
Two of us had delicious breakfast from 11:30 - 12:15 on a Saturday before a gathering at National Cathedral. Nice menu selections for breakfast. Accommodated gluten-free by subbing tasty fresh fruit for biscuit. Attentive service. Very nice about setting up for 8 when only 2 showed up, and not rushing to move extra table away (it was not busy that early).
The restaurant staff were very accommodating when we changed our reservation from 4 people to 7. Initial service ( greeting and taking drink orders was a bit slow) but after that all proceeded well. Always dependable and a menu with something for every taste.
I always enjoy coming here. This trip it took along time to get service. After sitting, We asked the hostess for service, still took a few minutes more. He was very good once he came.
We saw 2 tables leave and the others just looked perturbed.
I will come back, but I feel they need to address this.
Food is great!
We had lunch here on a Sunday afternoon and had a very good meal with pleasant, helpful service and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. I had the porter burger and substituted mac and cheese for the fries. The burger was delicious as was the mac and cheese. My wife enjoyed the grilled chicken sandwich and butternut squash. Her meal was also very good. The service was attentive and helpful. The restaurant is not quiet by any means, but it's filled with families and large groups so some noise should be expected. We enjoyed the experience and would definitely go back.
The service was not good at all - one meal was wrong and took over 30 mins for the right one to come. We had to ask several times for silverware and water refills. The same thing happened to the table next to us. And we got 3 different checks until we received the correct one. Would not dine here again!
The Cafe has a comfortable atmosphere. I was introduced to it be friend who wanted me to share the experience of a stress-free place that served wonderful food. We talked with out shouting and relaxed into a casual conversation. Now, I bring friends to the Cafe and am always cheered by their reactions.
Went to Cafe Deluxe for a Saturday Girls Night Out with 5 of us who don't get away from the kids much. We had a great table in the corner, with plenty of room to be comfortable, quiet enough to talk and visit, and superior, friendly service. PLUS yummy food! Thank you Cafe Deluxe for a great evening!
We'd wanted to try this place for years, near to concerts at National Cathedral, but had the idea they didn't take reservations. So glad to find otherwise. It was a great value--generous portions at a good price. I had the chicken pot pie, which was a perfect choice on a frosty winter evening (I saw a number being delivered to other diners); my husband was pleased with his steak frites. It would've been nice to have had time to linger over another drink. I was a bit surprised at the number of kids, who on their own were by no means the single source for the high-ish noise level. And despite the double doors at the entrance, a draft of frosty night air occasionally rushed into the dining room. We'll know next time, if it's cold, to request seating in the adjoining dining area further from the door.
Cafe Deluxe is always a treat. We have been customers for years and recently my wife has had to have a special diet which the wait staff readily and cheerfully supplied. Strong praise for Cafe Deluxe servers Ron, Yassir, Isham and Abby - service with a smile- always! Recommend the brunch menu on Saturdays/Sundays. And they recently introduced sausage links - Yay!
The bowls of clam chowder we ordered were, unfortunately, more like plates of clam chowder, the bowls were so shallow. The chowder was delicious which made the measly amount even more disappointing. Otherwise, the burgers and dessert our table ordered were satisfying and the service was quite good.
We went on Sunday afternoon for a late lunch for a family of five. The restaurant was not crowded. Service was friendly and mostly attentive. The food was very good; nothing fancy and not too expensive. The chicken pot pie looked great. We had drinks from the bar and lingered over coffee afterwards and never felt pressured to vacate the table. It seems like a friendly neighborhood place to go for a meal.
The place is nice; however, our experience was anything but. There were kitchen and major bathroom plumbing problems that closed the restroom facilities during our entire tenure. Ultimately, this resulted in comped meals, but only after complaining to management when our guest was literally forced to visit a nearby restaurant to use its restroom. Only one of the three entrees we ordered was served hot enough to eat. We may give the place a second chance, but we're just not sure given how frustrating was the experience.
We have eaten lunch here and overall had a positive experience. We had tickets to an event at National Cathedral so we decided to eat dinner here. However, dinner was mediocre at best. Restaurant was very crowded and noisy, staff seemed overwhelmed, server didn't know who ordered what and reached over other diners at our table to deliver meals. Now, the food: other diners at our table were happy enough, but my chicken entree was so heavy with some form of garlic (powder? salt?) that it obscured the taste. Mediterranean orzo was okay but I didn't realize it was served cold with lots of red onion (guess I should have asked). All in all not a very positive experience. Biggest plus is its proximity to the Cathedral. May go back for lunch some time if we're in the neighborhood, but don't recommend it for a satisfiying, relaxing dining experience.
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