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
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.
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.
This was my choice for my birthday dinne ...
This was my choice for my birthday dinner and was thoroughly impressed. Food service excellent. Love that the owner comes around to introduce himself and ensure you are having a good time. Mentioned to him it was my birthday and my dessert came out with a candle and staff singing happy birthday. Nice touch. Will def return
Our dinners were terrific, as always. T ...
Our dinners were terrific, as always. There was an issue with pricing, and our waiter was brusque and almost rude. No manager at the restaurant to resolve the issue. Hostess stepped in and re-issued our check correctly, so we paid and left. ($50. Dollar difference!) However, they still haven't issued a credit, so we have two charges on our statement 4 days later. Not the best experience at what was our favorite restaurant in Key West.
My wife and totally enjoyed our dining e ...
My wife and totally enjoyed our dining experience at Cafe Sole during a recent visit. We'd recommend trying the entire menu... we had the Escargot, Beet Salad, and the "award-winning #can't miss" Hog Snapper. We'll definitely visit again sometime real soon!
It was relatively quiet when we arrived, ...
It was relatively quiet when we arrived, but service was attentive, but not overbearing. The food overall was amazing with great flavors-the gazpacho fresh and the conch carpaccio tender and well seasoned. The hearts of palm salad could be elevated by a bit more seasoning, but wasn't bad. I enjoyed the blackened grouper, cooked perfectly,and my husband enjoyed the bouillabaisse.
We always try to check out where the loc ...
We always try to check out where the locals like to eat, and this was a recommendation from a person we met who has lived in Key West for several years. This little cafe was a real find. Complimentary homemade hummus and bread started us off. For our entrees, we had the sauteed hog fish topped with a roasted red pepper hollandaise--sounds rich but wasn't--and it was fabulous. (This from a person who really doesn't care for fish.) It came with 4 tasting sized mounds of deliciously different vegetables. The wine selection is very nice and their offerings for dessert are compelling. We had the Key Lime pie and hands down it was the best we've ever had. Definitely worth your time. Make reservations, though. It's "intimate."
My wife and I were given a recommendatio ...
My wife and I were given a recommendation we will never regret. Cafe Sole is a gem in the middle of an average residential neighborhood that was within walking distance of our as well as many other quaint Key West lodging locations. The menu has a vast variety of choices, and everything we ordered was well prepared, artfully presented. The staff was well versed on the menu and quite attentive. We would gladly pay full price, but were also very pleased to find the "Early Bird" special that allows you to order any entree on the menu for $20.00 if you are seated before 6:30pm. Cafe Sole will be first on our list for dinner reservations when we next visit Key West.
Another super gem in Key West. Not the ...
Another super gem in Key West. Not the type of place you go to often but a great place to take someone you love for a romantic special evening. My wife doesn't like lima beans but the way they were prepared at Café Sole had her eating them along with everything else on the plate.
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