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About Cafe Renaissance
For lovers of food, wine and romance,
Cafe Renaissance is your first choice in
intimate dining. Located in the heart of downtown Vienna, Cafe Renaissance
offers a quiet and charming ambiance
that will complement any lunch or dinner.
Vienna, VA 22180
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 5pm to 9pm
$31 to $50
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Cafe Renaissance Ratings and Reviews
Four of us had brunch at Cafe Renaissance. While we are all "regulars" this was special because we had learned that Chef Jean Claud would be in the kitchen, and we had heard he was a marvelous Chef. The information proved correct. The Brunch was outstanding. While Jean Claud will not be at Cafe Renaissance on a full-time basis, we hope he will be there at other times when we dine.
Exceptional from start to finish. It was worth the drive from DC to be met at the door by our excellent waiter. It is a small restaurant (12-15 tables) and nicely decorated. The escargot were exceptional, as were our lamb, beef & seafood entrees. They prepared a very nice dessert for my wife's birthday. The owner/chef also warmly greeted his guests. The next time I am in DC, I will definitely come again.
This will always be a favorite special occasion place for us. The owner, Saeed, should give other restaurateurs lessons on how to make guests feel welcome!
The food, as always, was delicious. I had one of the fish specials - snapper in a lentil sauce. My husband's had a saffron-ginger sauce, our teenage kids shared the Chateaubriand. All were impeccable. Although I generally avoid dairy, I did make an exception, to have a little bit of ice cream with the flambéed apples.
Outstanding restaurant. We have never been disappointed. Our friends also enjoyed the excellent food (halibut was fabulous), lovely ambiance (fresh flowers on every table) and friendly staff (Saeed was particularly kind with serving flaming tableside banana foster, chef came to table to explain ingredients on menu and give recommendations and waiter was extremely pleasant . A wonderful evening and we will definitely go back.
We've been here several times, and each time reminds me why I think this is one of, if not the, best restaurants in the DC metro area. We went on a week-night, so it was not too busy. The chef and maitre d' came over and spoke personally with us. And one is wise to follow whatever the chef recommends. He is really an artist. Why aren't there more restaurants like Cafe Renaissance? Fine dining seems a dying art. Get here before it's too late!
This small but authentic French restaurant is a favorite for us when we attend Wolf Trap events. The food is consistently good, and the staff are friendly and attentive. This time, I got two daily specials: a crepe filled with lobster and crab in a beurre blanc sauce as an appetizer, and a nicely prepared pork loin with a cherry sauce. For dessert, chocolate mousse, ooh la la. We will be back!
Café Renaissance is perfection! A beautiful room, attentive, but totally unobtrusive, servers who gauge ehat you want. If you are deep in conversation, they don't intrude...but they are wonderfully warm and friendly, making you feel like longtime friends or family when you are simply enjoying the meal. Never rushed...this is an exceptional place, whether for a special evening or for no reason at all!
This is a hidden gem unexpectedly located in a shopping center. Lovely elegant old world atmosphere with great food, wonderful service and friendly accommodating staff. When the owner heard it was a work anniversary celebration, he brought us free dessert and after dinner drinks. Have been coming here n and off for many years, and it is always a pleasure and does not disappoint when you bring guests.
Wow... the best of everything. Think about it.... it's going to be good. You are family here. Be prepared to take well honed advice as to what you need and want. You just need a friendly helpung .nudge.
Did I mention that they're the best of everything. Wow. Family.
I was looking forward to coming back here since our last experience was excellent. But it was not the same this time. Went with a group of friends each time. We received a nice warm welcome. The food & service was not to the same level it was before. I hope it was just an off night.
There are so many places to go, but if you do not go to Café Renaissance you are missing out. The food, service and everyone at the restaurant just goes way out of their way to make you feel like you are the only one there. Once you go to Café Renaissance you will keep going back again and again.
This place was recommended by a friend, so it was my first time at the restaurant. I took my brother and his wife to celebrate his birthday. The food was very, very good, and the wine list was extensive. The service was excellent. We shared an appetizer of oysters, and were each brought a separate plate of a generous portion. Our main courses were delicious, and we were given a special dessert for the special occasion. I will definitely return, and will recommend this place to anyone looking for good traditional French cuisine.
What a great place for a good meal. The owner will greed you and the food and service was exceptional. Been at many French/Italian Restaurants and this ranks as one of the best. Wine list is good and not over priced too.
Whenever we visit our family in the area we will be coming back.
Thanks for a great meal.
We love the care the owner takes to beautify the entrance by planting lovely flowers. It gives it a nice old European feel. Once inside, the atmosphere is quiet and refined. It seems that there was no piped-in music. If there was, it was unobtrusive. This allowed for low volume and relaxing conversation.
The atmosphere continued to be relaxed as we were seated and offered drinks. The martinis were perfect. Only after we enjoyed the martini a bit, were we offered the menu. We each had the special, veal masala and a fish (forget the name of it). I loved the fish because, although it had a sauce, it was very little and not at all overpowering. Veggies that went with our meal were good. Loved the large chunks of sweet carrot. All in all, a good meal. All in all, a good evening. We will certainly be back.
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