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
Great choice in Key West if you are look ...
Great choice in Key West if you are looking for a meal with French flair. Small intimate cafe, and locally owned and operated. The style on the plate is old-school French, but the prices are not extravagant. They are known for their Hogfish preparations (a type of Snapper indigenous to the Keys) and are 1 of only a handful of Key West restaurants that routinely have it available daily. Their Key Lime Pie is the best I've ever had. It's made in-house using some unique ingredients that make a real difference.
This restaurant was recommended by a loc ...
This restaurant was recommended by a local. We were surprised to see that they were celebrating an anniversary with greatly discounted prices. We had soup, cold and hot appetizers/. The lobster bisque was good, but the rest was excellent. I wish they had liquor or a larger beer selection.
The restaurant was highly recommended by ...
The restaurant was highly recommended by several people,however I was not impressed. It was so dark i had to use my phone light to see the menu. Also very warm inside. The appetizer and salad was good. The hogfish, which was the specialty , was bad, not flaky,has to cut with a knife and chewy. The only good thing was the dinner was half price. Should have complained. Would never go there again.
We leave in Key West and we like this pl ...
We leave in Key West and we like this place, the food is good, the staff very nice. Brian, our waiter, took good care of us. September and beginning of October are always the good time of the year since the food is 50% off for everyone.
Great little restaurant in Key West. We ...
Great little restaurant in Key West. We enjoyed a great dinner and wine at Café Sole. The house specialty--Hog fish snapper--is simply one of the best fish dishes I have ever eaten. The fish was cooked perfectly in a wonderful sauce. It is lite, flaky and melts in your mouth. I highly recommend it. My dining partner enjoyed the Salmon Oscar and raved about it as well. Plus, we discovered that all appetizers and entrees are half off during September. A wonderful meal and a bargain, to boot!
Amazing food, amazing ambiance, amazing ...
Amazing food, amazing ambiance, amazing service. Staff was on-point every step of the way and very accommodating. The food was out of this world delicious, great portions, and since its late September (Off-peak) everything was 50% off. 10/10. A "must experience" for anyone visiting Key West.
OK - second trip was just as good as the ...
OK - second trip was just as good as the first one. I actually had the exact same meal the second time as the first and was just as enchanted with the entire plate. Who knew lima bean could be so good! Thanks Café Sole for such a great meal.
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.
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