Cafe Sole - Key West
First visit with my daughter
Return visit for me
Father’s Day meal
Cafe Sole is one of my husband's favorite if not favorite restaurant in Key West. We went with friends on Saturday. For our friends it was their first experience. They were not disappointed.
We started with artichoke appitizer and escargot. Both of which were superb. My husband ordered the Hog Fish, Friends ordered skirt steak and Filet Mignon, I chose the duck larange
We all loved our meal. Followed by desert of Bananas Foster and Chocolate cake. Wonderful experience. Can't wait to go back.
Very pleasant restaurant, nice food, very good value as we ate between 5 and 7pm when the food is half price.
Had an issue with the gratuity as 20% automatically added to the bill, which is one thing but it was 20% of the non-discounted total. Maybe because I am British I found this irritating, and maybe Americans accept this as standard practise but I like to choose how much I tip.
Cafe' Sole' has been a favorite for MANY years. Key West has many fine restaurants but few can match the consistantly high quality food, service and value of Cafe' Sole'. Their presentations are as lovely as they are delicious. To compliment their outstanding food they offer a fine wine list featuring outstanding wines from around the world.
Excellent dinner we will come back again for sure and the Key Lime pie was the best hands down
Cafe Sole was cute, the patio was pleasant and the service was outstanding. I am a chef so my expectations are high, so I was a little disappointed in the food. My scallops were not cooked properly and left a puddle of water on the plate, the vegetables were uninspiring and overcooked, however, the polenta was very good and my husband enjoyed his steak. The best bite we had was the beef carpaccio, which was perfect.
Cute, quaint little restaurant tucked away in a quieter area of Key West. Perfect for a date night, or nice night out. Hogfish Snapper was TO DIE FOR! Highly recommend. It was a perfect balance of sweet, salty, savory. My girlfriend is a vegetarian, and she kept stealing bites of it.
Easily one of the best restaurants at which I have ever ate. The Hogfish Sole simply melts in your mouth and the skirt steak was excellently prepared with an amazing flavor. All of the appetizers are delicious, especially the tuna tartare and the escargot.
My favorite restaurant in Key West.
Cafe Sole was willing to cook fish we had caught ourselves and cooked it BEAUTIFULLY for us. I highly recommend the mushroom and French onion soups, both were excellent!
Wonderful flavors served with enthusiasm and knowledge.
After reading reviews I was expecting one of the best meals of my life. The portobello soup was outstanding but all other items, ncluding signature items were just fair. Nothing extraordinary.
My husband I and went here for our anniversary while in Key West and loved it. Extensive wine list and amazing food. We tried the gazpacho, hogfish and salmon Oscar. All amazing.
This restaurant was highly recommended but didn't come close the our expectations. The atmosphere and staff were pleasant but the food menu on the internet was completely different than what was offered. Beef carpaccio, home made Foie gras, and surf and turf not on the menu, very disappointed but we tried it anyway... I had the steak Diane, the béarnaise cream sauce was bland, tarragon would have gone a long way. I asked for a lobster tail on the side, and they charged me $42 for the lobster tail as a dinner w no accompaniments. We also had the Black Grouper, that was nice, the highlight of our evening was the Quattro dessert, if that helps your decision...
We ate in their covered patio area that was nice because it was somewhat open however the overall appearance was a little rough and in a good downpour you might not want to be seated under one of the gutter's for the building. The food was great.
Cafe Sole was everything you want from a romantic French restaurant - delicious tasty dishes, excellent service and romantic atmosphere; I wouldn't hesitate to recommend!
Love Cafe Sole and go every time we visit key west. Everything I have ordered is amazing from the Sea Food Pasta through to the lamb chops. Hog Snapper is potentially the best thing I have ever eaten.
Would recommend to anyone who is ready for a great meal. While its a bit high dollar I personally believe it is worth every penny.
Overpriced, the rissoto is not made with arborio, seafood grossly overcooked. Spend your money elsewhere.
It was not our first time
Food is delicious
Service could be much better, not very friendly
We won’t go back
Wonderful. Nice quiet place. Hogfish is the best!!!
We got here on a Monday at 6. They have a 3 course special from 5-6:30. We had the hog fish and the tuna tataki and it was excellent. No better hog fish on the island, I have looked. The tuna was perfect. It was $33 per meal which is a bargain! Worth the walk but we took an Uber down and back, too dang hot for us Montana folk.
Excellent as always. The mushroom soup is perfect as is the hogfish and lamb. Key Lime pie - the best on the island. Service - perfect.
Jean-Pierre provides the perfect recommendations: French onion soup (do not leave without someone in your party ordering this) and hogsnapper sole. Will make this a regular place for us!
Food was dated and not all that delicious...
Service impeccable but food so so.. also very expensive.
Outstanding restaurant. Great food, service & ambiance
Food and service were excellent. Continues to be my favorite restaurant in KW.
Beet and goat cheese napoleon and the local shrimp over angel hair pasta with tomato and basil was very good.
Key lime pie was nicely done.
Attentive staff was very pleasant.
Great find. Wonderful food. My only complaint was that we made an 8 PM reservation, but were not seated until 8:30. Better scheduling would have enhanced the experience. They did apologize for the delay, and gave us a first glass of wine to compensate.
I will go back.
We've been going to this restaurant for more than 10 years and the Hog Snapper Special is as good as ever! Wait Staff, , Hostesses and atmosphere are friendly and very helpful!
Have been coming here for years...have never been disappointed! Signature Hog Snapper the best on the Island. Don C
Another great dining experience.
Great service meal in comfortable surroundings
The hogfish was truly amazing!!!!!
Strongly recommend for Key West. Will not disappoint. BTW there are VERY FEW restaurants to whom I give 5 stars
The food was amazing, but we were a bit put off by the staff because they rushed us through our meal. We had a late reservation - 9 pm - but by 10 they were rushing us out and actually turned off the lights in the main dining room. We wanted to take our time and have a long dinner, and given this is a French restaurant, you’d think that would be pretty standard. The food was great, but the way the staff treated us really turned us off.
Wonderful menu, I could have ordered the carpaccio of octopus 3 times. Beyond delicious. Service very good, pleasant and a great wine selection.
It is simply the BEST restaurant in Key West. The hog fish is a gastronomical delight. Try angels on horseback for an appetizer. Have been coming here for over 15 years and still haven’t found a better restaurant. Make sure you make reservations. It can get crowded and tables are close together. But so what - we have always had great conversations with our dinner mates.
Food delicious but simple. Service was very good.