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About Cafe Deluxe - West End
Cafe Deluxe is an American bistro that combines the charm of a neighborhood restaurant with the energy of a bustling eatery. Washingtonians have enjoyed the friendly service and casual dining experience for over 20 years.
The diverse breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus showcase fresh classics made from scratch. Menu favorites include Steak Frites and Grilled Meatloaf, the Spinach, Feta and Tomato Omelet for breakfast to the Prosciutto Mac & Cheese created from traditional recipes and seasonal ingredients.
Washington, DC 20037
American, Burgers, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 6:30 am to11:00 am
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 am to 11:00 am
Daily: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Happy Hour - at the bar:
Monday through Friday 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Sunday through Thursday: 5:00 pm to11:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm to 12:30 am
corner of 22nd and M Street NW @ the Hilton Garden Inn
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking, garage parking and valet parking are available.
Daily Parking Rates - valet access from 22nd Street
0 - 2 Hours - $10.00
2 – 3 Hours - $15.00
Anything above 3 Hours will be the full rate of $45.00
Four blocks from Dupont Circle (Red Line) and Foggy Bottom (Orange and Blue Lines) Metro stations.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe Deluxe offers a wide variety of private and semi-private space with a diverse selection of catering menus to fit any meeting or social event.
Cafe Deluxe - West End Ratings and Reviews
This is a hard place to review. The food was flavorful and very reasonably priced, and that may bring us back. Unfortunately, the service was awkward. The host openly discussed, out loud, how he was going to seat us at a different table than he originally planned - allegedly to give us better service. Unfortunately, that was not the case. I had an extremely dirty coffee mug, our server greeted us by asking "what would you like," and then was mostly absent.
I might go back with a different server, but I'm not sure it's going to be a rush.
I had wanted to go to Cafe Deluxe for quite some time. We finally made it there last Friday before a Kennedy Center play. While the calamari appetizer was very good, my steak salad was mighty on the lettuce but very skimpy on the steak. Compared with other steak salads around town, this one paled. My husband and I both agreed--Cafe Deluxe is a pleasant dining experience, but with so many other choices in town, it will be awhile before we return.
Incredibly slow service, to the point that several people commented on it. Over 90 minutes for what was supposed to be a quick lunch. The food is good. After lunch, we decided to order several desserts that came with ice cream. It looked as though they'd been ready to bring out to us for some time as we waited--the ice cream was half (or more than half) melted, for four of the five desserts.
I usually enjoy this restaurant, however, on this day the service was TERRIBLE. The staff were more concerned with if cars parking in front the restaurant would hit the car that was already parked or not. I was the only person sitting in my section (literally), yet it took me 45 minutes to get a burger and fries, the waitress checked on me once, after complaining about cold food, AFTER the 45 minute wait, and when I gave her my card to pay my bill, it took her another 20 minutes to come back.
On this day, I popped In on my lunch break and was late getting back. Unacceptable!
I thought the restaurant was great for breakfast but lacked service at dinner. Personally I liked the breakfast options better than dinner, but of course depends on what you are looking. They did have hamburgers but no steak and limited choices like pork at dinner. Restaurant is very clean and looks good. Staff was friendly but just seemed understaffed with long wait times between check ins.
We were very disappointed. I've been here for brunch and was absolutely delighted. However, it seemed that because the night was ending their service declined tremendously. Only the hostess seemed to be on top of her game.
We waited, what seemed like ages, just to place our drink orders. Then we waited, what seemed like even more ages, to get the drinks. After all that waiting the drinks were absolutely disgusting. I'm not quite sure how drinks could possibly be made so poorly. Maybe the bartender was new or just gave up. Nonetheless, my very hungry party of four left and I'm not sure I'll ever be back (for dinner at least).
Staff was busy breaking down patio furniture, cleaning, and rough housing with each other to be bothered with customer service. We figured if the service and drinks were bad, let's not waste our time and money on the food.
Usually go for a business meeting. The food is adequate, but quality varies. Sometimes great, sometimes very poor. The same with service. Sometimes you get your food quickly, but other times it can be very frustrating. My most recent visit, we sat at noon, the table of 4 ordered salads and we did not get our food till 1PM.
The Salmon salad was EXCELLENT but the service was -0. We were greeted poorly - the girl that took us to our table looked like she needed sleep. After seating us we noticed our waiter hadn't arrived so another passed and I asked if he could get our waiter and he had an attitude but said he'd get him...still no show so I had to go to the front desk to ask for our waiter...he eventually came, didn't apologize for the wait. Then when we needed to go we had to flag another waiter down to assist us with the check! Our reservations were for 1:15pm - it wasn't crowded and we were seated in the back with a lot of empty tables so I guess if you want to be waited on properly ask to be seated in the FRONT of the restaurant. Will only return if I have no where to go after lunch or anything to do!!!
As the newest restaurant in the Cafe Deluxe "family," the restaurant is really lovely -- pretty decor and large windows that allow a lot of light. But the food and service were disappointing. The salmon on my salad was overcooked, and I didn't want to send it back during a business lunch. The server didn't bring bread, and when I asked for it, he seemed confused -- even asking me what kind of bread I wanted! I thought I might end up with sandwich bread. When he finally brought a basket, the bread was stale. The restaurant should take some lessons from the Tysons location, which is generally very good.
The ambiance was great as we sat outside, the waitress who looked after us was very good but the overall service was marred by the male waiter who nearly cracked the table and bust the glasses by banging down the water glasses on the table, spilling the water and just left them at the end of the table. He was in a foul mood. We had to ask for a refill as he was just wandering around doing nothing in particular. I suggest it's not his fault, just needs training on how to do his job. The cheese sandwich for one of my guests was inedible.
The food was good but the greeting and atmosphere was spotty. It really started with a less than welcoming greeting from the host desk. A young woman made a half hearted attempt to open the front door for us (two inches), which made us think she was actually attempting to walk out instead of greet us. Turned out she was one of two hostesses. After a couple seconds of confusion we entered and mentioned that we were meeting a group. The second hostess mumbled something and pointed behind her to our table. There was no effort to seat us or really make us feel welcome. I got the impression we interrupted the hostesses' conversation with each other. Our server was polite and worked hard. But she seemed overwhelmed and didn't get much assistance from other staff members. I wound up going to the bar for a refill after giving up on the server. However, I don't think it was the server's fault.
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