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.
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
Been to other Cafe Deluxe locations a fe ...
Been to other Cafe Deluxe locations a few times. It tends to be reliable, reasonably priced basic food. This was a Sunday brunch on the occasion of some family visiting town. Service was slow. We had two kids with us and asked if the French toast could be made without corn flake crust for a picky 8 year old; we also asked them to hold all the extras (fruit, eggs, etc). The waitress checked it out and said they didn't have any of the bread without crust! (they served me a dish with regular toast, so clearly they had bread without corn flake crust). Despite what she said, in the end she brought French toast without corn flake crust and our 8 year old devoured the two pieces (one actual slice of bread). She also brought a large portion of scrambled eggs despite us asking her not to. After a very long period when she disappeared, we asked the waitress if she could get us another serving of the same thing and she said sure. This time it came back with corn flake crust (which I have to admit did not look appetizing even to me as an adult); we pointed out to her that this wasn't the same thing she had brought us previously; this seemed to confuse her; she explained that she put in the order and neglected to tell the kitchen that we wanted no crust; this seemed pretty obvious to us, but she felt it necessary to explain it (and make herself look incompetent in the process). She also seemed to explain it as if we should be ok with it because she forgot to tell the kitchen; in any case, she put in the order again and it came back ok.
When we got the bill she pointed out that we might ask for the kids' french toast dish next time because it would be cheaper and didn't come with eggs or fruit (which we had told her we didn't want!!!). Of course she charged us for two orders of regular menu french toast . It's not the money; it's the annoying incompetence and really mediocre service. She never once asked if we wanted a coffee refill, for instance-at a brunch!
We were seated with 2 small children rig ...
We were seated with 2 small children right next to a sweet 16 party. Although it was in a "private room" he door was constantly left open, making it difficult for any of the tables near it able to hear their on conversation.
Our server rarely checked on us, and the quality of the food was overpriced and extremely underwhelming.
My co-worker and I went on a Wednesday, ...
My co-worker and I went on a Wednesday, $8 burger Wednesday to be exact and although the burger was tasty I ordered it med-well and it came well...when asked I told them and I stated that if you're going to advertise burger deals such as this, it needs to be done RIGHT!
Went for an "early" dinner (still on eas ...
Went for an "early" dinner (still on east coast time) and caught the tail end of happy hour drinks and food. Ordered a beer, fish & chips, and mussels. The beer was great and arrived from the barkeep in 30 seconds of ordering from our server. The mussels were steamy and perfectly cooked, not at all overdone and rubbery. The batter was so light and crispy on the fish, and chips were exactly what you'd expect good fries to be.. perfectly crispy on the outside and steamy potato goodness on the inside. The wait staff, barkeep, and kitchen worked together so well it was an amazingly efficient and pleasant experience for us when you see such a great infrastructure to create team work and happy employees. This is a rarity and we were fortunate to experience it.
We spent 5 days in DC. Cafe Deluxe was t ...
We spent 5 days in DC. Cafe Deluxe was the only restaurant we ate at every day for all our meals because of the friendly kids menu and good entrees at a reasonable price. We tried others but kept coming back. My kids also enjoy eating at Cafe Deluxe.
We love Cafe Deluxe and have visited the ...
We love Cafe Deluxe and have visited the Wisconsin Ave, and West End locations on several occasions. This past Saturday we met some friends for brunch and were very disappointed. The restaurant was not busy and we were seated right away. It was pretty much downhill after we got seated. Our server was very nice but she was a horrible server. We sat for about 15 min before she even took our drink order. It took forever to get our food and while good, she didn't come back to check if everything was OK and she forgot a diet coke and never refilled our ice tea. I had to get up from the table to pay our bill because she never came back. With more and more competition in that area for restaurants, Cafe Deluxe needs to step up their game.
The food was excellent and a really good ...
The food was excellent and a really good value. Our service, Monique, was very friendly and attentive without being overly so. We had far better service here than we had the night before at the Four Seasons! Definitely would go back.
The service was great. I asked instead o ...
The service was great. I asked instead of the lobster roll could I have the lobster in a dinner salad. It cost a little more, but was worth it. It seems like a place to go to after work for meal. We were on short vacation and felt very comfortable there.
Brunch menu, comfortable atmosphere. If ...
Brunch menu, comfortable atmosphere. If you want eggs Benedict, the classic way, you must ask for it. Really wanted to try the beignets, but only came in a basket and no one else wanted. Bra fast eggs were good. Friendly staff.
Went there because of the delicious dish ...
Went there because of the delicious dish I had on Mother's Day. Unfortunately, it was not on the brunch menu on Sunday. My eggs were ok…not as wonderful as the Mother's Day special, though. I thought it was very nice that the manager took my eggs off the bill.
My wife's burger was raw inside; sauteed ...
My wife's burger was raw inside; sauteed spinach was inedibly salty. I will give Cafe Deluxe's management credit for removing the charge for the burger from our bill. But overall, a disappointing experience. We won't be back anytime soon.
Brunch can be great here, but they had b ...
Brunch can be great here, but they had bad luck that day and so did we. There was a huge leak from the ceiling. The waiter was severely inexperienced. The orders were partially wrong. The 'classic' eggs Benedict was not classic: wrong bread, a pink crabby hollandaise (I am allergic to shellfish). They corrected order and brought another with the right sauce but wrong bread: no English muffin but a piece of rye I toasted bread. The manager came to say how sorry he was, but there was no deduction to Bill. Twice we lost our forks from their picking up appetizer plates. Our food came warm, but we had no forks. We asked politely for forks, waited and waited. Finally, I got up and brought forks from a nearby empty table. Unfortunate day for them, unfortunate for us. I am sure that with better training and responsiveness, this could be great for brunch. Upside, the young lady at reception was fantastic, funny, friendly.
Stopped in after Kennedy Ctr performance ...
Stopped in after Kennedy Ctr performance for a late dinner.
Waited 15 min before going back to hostess and asking why no waiter had come to our table.
Hamburger came out well done, not medium as ordered.
Sent "special" blueberry lemonade back to be changed for white wine; wine finally showed up after we finished eating.
Food was very good - salads were fresh ...
Food was very good - salads were fresh and portions were good, lobster roll was tasty and paired with salad made a nice lunch. Our server was a bit overly attentive early on, but became difficult to find when it was time to go. There were lots of items on the menu that we wanted to try, so will definitely go back again soon.
Sunday brunch at 1030. Round table for 6 ...
Sunday brunch at 1030. Round table for 6. Always a plus. From checking in at front desk to exit, service was exceptional. Waiter was Extremely polite, attentive, good smile. We were there for 2 hours. No rush. Everyone enjoyed what were basic breakfast items: eggs, omelets, etc. not exceptional but adequate. Ambiance and service made up for any other consideration
I was initially worried when it was so q ...
I was initially worried when it was so quiet and saw the 3 stars on Yelp, but I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent food and value. We even stayed for dessert, which was also wonderful! Highly recommend the boneless braised short rib and the bread pudding
Extremely long wait for food, then they ...
Extremely long wait for food, then they brought out the wrong dishes, then they were slopped together, obviously to make up for the delay, so cold fries, gross fatty end cap of a turkey breast on the sandwich that's supposed to be removed, etc. Really, really disappointing experience. Manager was professional, apologized and discounted the bill. But would not go again.
What a terribly rub place. The host didn ...
What a terribly rub place. The host didn't make eye contact when i checked in. He said they had no one top tables even though it was 11pm and plenty of larger tables were available. I opted to sit at the bar and was given the menu by a distracted older white male bartender. He proceeded to ignore me for ten min and started making a drink for another customer who he knew and had arrived after me. I walked out. Horrible.
i always enjoy the food at this Cafe Del ...
i always enjoy the food at this Cafe Deluxe and the one in Bethesda, but we had a very strange server experience this time. When my wife asked what the price was of the crab cake added to a salad, the server responded "market price." When my wife asked what that market price was, the server responded "I don't know." My wife had to suggest that she find out. It was a very strange exchange. When she came back, she told my wife that the price was "6 or 7 dollars." Then, when the server replaced our friend's glass of lemonade, she held the empty glass out in front of our friend. She never said why, and it took all of us a while to realize she was asking our friend to take the straw out of the old glass and reuse it.
I often recommend Café Deluxe West End w ...
I often recommend Café Deluxe West End when I am getting together with people who will want to hang out and talk, because the staff is very welcoming and doesn't rush people out. This time seven former colleagues were getting together to say goodbye to one of us who is moving, and the experience was both pleasant and delicious. Without even asking, our server gave us separate checks and got all our orders exactly right, and was so friendly and accommodating. Delicious food of all sorts. Everyone was very pleased, and I think they will now be coming to Café Deluxe in the future.
I was meeting an out of town friend I ha ...
I was meeting an out of town friend I hadn't seen in seven years. She was ready to settle in for a very long visit, and the staff(including our server Victor) did not rush us in any way We arrived for an early lunch and stayed for at least three hours. The food was really good(lamb shank and meatloaf), and hung out long after we were finished eating. I don't usually feel comfortable doing that, but we were made to feel welcome. I had a few special requests which they cheerfully accommodated.
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