About Cafe Sole - Key West
Café Solé has captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors lucky enough to discover this culinary gem off the beaten path. By combining his French mastery of sauces with fresh locally caught seafood, John has created a menu unlike any on the island, where every dish is bursting with indescribable flavors. Mutton snapper in pesto and champagne, yellowtail in a beurre blanc of lobster or a rare hog snapper with red pepper zabaglione top a list of nightly specials. As for the classics, the Duck a L'Orange, Rack of Lamb with herb de Province and Lobster Bouillaise are as authentic as you will find this side of Paris. Chef Correa combines the best of both of his worlds, European and Caribbean to win the People's Choice and Best Entree awards at a recent Master Chefs Classic
French, Fish, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Cafe Sole - Key West Ratings and Reviews
We have been here several times and am n ...
We have been here several times and am never disappointed. The hog snapper is a real treat and expertly prepared. The summer/fall promo is an exceptional value. Service is friendly and efficient. A trip to Key West is not complete without a visit here.
I can't seem to be able to try anything ...
I can't seem to be able to try anything besides the Hogfish and Key Lime pie. It never disappoints. We have been here ten days this trip and visited Cafe Sole three times. The service is always top notch. Can't wait until we come back.
Cafe Sole had great reviews on TripAdvis ...
Cafe Sole had great reviews on TripAdvisor but the chef/owner must have been on vacation. Maybe that is why all the entrées were half price. The signature Hogfish entrée was so full of bones it was inedible plus it had a pitiful amount of sauce. The waiter did offer to replace it but it was too late to make a good impression. The fresh anchovy appetizer had been dry, not fresh, and flavorless; the bread seemed to be on the stale side. The room we were seated in was small with tables very close together. Everyone joined in the conversation which was fun but not what you want for a romantic, special occasion dinner. The wine list was very good, though. We would try Cafe Sole again but would call first to make sure the chef was there.
This is our favorite restaurant in Key W ...
This is our favorite restaurant in Key West, or maybe even the U.S. We always visit here a couple of times whenever we are in Key West. The food is wonderful, although I can't get myself to try anything besides the Hogfish. The service is also the best we have found on the island.
We've been coming here for 18 years, and ...
We've been coming here for 18 years, and never fail to be amazed by the quality of the food, as well as the service and wine selection. This time we had a for course menu for our anniversary celebration, and everything was cooked to perfection. Just follow your waiter's suggestions, and you can't be wrong. The price was surprisingly reasonable for what you get.
Had not been to cafe sole in a few years ...
Had not been to cafe sole in a few years and a local recommended it especially with the reduced prices this time of year. Food was fair at best service was ok and the chairs were very uncomfortable. I was really disappointed with my dining experience . I eat out a lot when I come to key west and will not plan on coming back anytime soon.
Our go to favorite! We always go to Caf ...
Our go to favorite! We always go to Cafe Sole when we're in town. And the summer special on 50% off entrees and 2 for 1 wine by the glass are a great value! Consistently good food, great atmosphere, exceptional service. Highly recommend.
Took dear friends here for their 20th an ...
Took dear friends here for their 20th anniversary. Treated like royalty with great waiter, great service and outstanding food. As a finale thry served us complimentary flutes of champagne. Last meal in Key West before end of our vacation and it was the best.
Hogfish was delicious & primarily the re ...
Hogfish was delicious & primarily the reason we went. Service was excellent and our waiter was knowledgeable about the wine list. Unknown to us, there was a 50% off entre deal going on and bogo glasses of select wines. Inside seemed like it could use a cleanse but no complaints on the service, price, & food. Would definitely recommend.
We ALWAYS try to get to Cafe Sole at lea ...
We ALWAYS try to get to Cafe Sole at least once on our trips to Key West. The hogfish dish is the best in the world! And, they have a great wine list and helpful staff. I would have given a perfect 5 star but on ambience, I put 4. It's located in a great location in a house in old town residential section and decor is perfect. Just, occasionally, in July and August, the dining area can be a little warm. I hope those reading the review understand this would never stop us from going. Obviously, we've been there enough to know something this detailed.
A very good meal, though a little pricey ...
A very good meal, though a little pricey considering entrees were half off. Tables were very close and we had a non-stop loud talker at next table which took away from our dining experience, no fault to restaurant.
We celebrated our 28th anniversary at Ca ...
We celebrated our 28th anniversary at Cafe Sole and had an excellent time. The quality of the food was great, I gave it 4 stars because of the sides not the main part of the entree. I had the hog snapper and my husband had the grouper, both ( they know how to cook fish, not over done) excellent. Our waiter was excellent! The wine list is great as well. Don't miss it if you are in Key West!
The best find in Key West. The waiter wa ...
The best find in Key West. The waiter was exceptional. Very friendly!! Food was excellent! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We have been coming to Key West for 28 years. So good to find an out of the way, good all the way around restaurant. Can't say enough about the good experience we had.
My husband looked for a special dinner f ...
My husband looked for a special dinner for our last night in key west. Made a 7pm reservation. Arrived at 6:45. Hostess acted very put out that we were a little early and they were far from full. We were seated. Then we sat for more than 10 minutes and I had to get the attention of an assistant/bus boy to get our waiter so we could even order a drink. Our waiter was not very friendly at all. My husband ordered the duck with orange sauce. Duck was okay, orange sauce was terrible. We have eaten all over the world and know sauces and this is horrible sauce. My yellow tail snapper was good. And the escargot was good. Restrooms are not air conditioned and extremely stuffy. No ventilation at all. The restaurant itself is mainly outside also with little to no ventilation. Service, attitude and overall uncomfortableness of this restaurant definitely has made this a no rest urn for us.
The hogfish dinner was very good but ver ...
The hogfish dinner was very good but very pricey for the amount of local fish one received. At the seafood market it is 22.00/lb. We got problably 1/3 of a lb each. Each meal was 36.00. Presented well. Key lime pie was very good also. No appetizer, one small piece of pie. We ordered 3 glasses of wine at 15/glass.
We have eaten here every time we come to ...
We have eaten here every time we come to Key West which has
been over 20 years! The Hog Fish special is fantastic!
This evening they had a 50% off all entrees, including the
Hog Fish! Such a deal! The service is understated and
We came for the evening special between ...
We came for the evening special between 5 and 7 p.m. Everyone was very welcoming and attentive. Our food was good and timed perfectly. One complaint that I don't the restaurant has control over were the people next to us. A table of 4 women sat down and, for some reason, it was important to talk loud and with foul language. It spoiled the experience for us. I am not sure what you can do about people who have to do that. We could have asked for another table; however, the restaurant is very small inside and I don't know that it would have made much of a difference, unless we went outside.
Another suggestion for wait staff: I don't mind that you smoke. Just be sure to wash your hands after you've smoked because the smell is very strong at the table.
We will definitely return, though, because of the staff and the food.
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