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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
Cafe Sole - Key West Ratings and Reviews
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.
The food is average at best but in a sma ...
The food is average at best but in a small town like Key West it gets good reviews.
As always the food was excellent. As loc ...
As always the food was excellent. As locals we frequent it often. The only hitch was the wording of their newspaper ad regarding special pricing was confusing.
Always a great experience! A perfect key ...
Always a great experience! A perfect key west restaurant. Food cant be surpassed
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."
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.
Our favorite restaurant in key west for ...
Our favorite restaurant in key west for many years. Love the hogfish
Entrees were excellent. Jason, our serve ...
Entrees were excellent. Jason, our server, was great.
Great food and service but unpleasantly warm
Dined at Café Solé on final night of a fantastic Key West family vacation. Visited other Key West restaurants daily during the week and Café Solé had been recommended by a local resident. Lobster bisque, gazpacho and snapper dishes were fabulous. Service and wine were excellent. But the covered outdoor dining space at 8:30 p.m. was uncomfortably warm, even with ceiling fans and light attire. Will try again on my next trip to Key West, assuming cooler temperatures or changes to restaurant conditioned space.
Last Night in Key West!
For our last evening in Key West, I booked this restaurant after reading all of the excellent reviews. The food was very, very good but a little overpriced in my opinion based on other experiences that we had in Key West. Overall, it was an enjoyable evening and I would recommend this place to others for special occasions.
Great Fresh Find
Amazing quaint Key West restaurant a little off the main drag. Small but fresh and expertly prepared menu. Super hospitable staff, too. The Hogfish, Conche Carpaccio and Duck de l'range are all amazing. I will definitely repeat.
Delicious, romantic, quaint...with excel ...
Delicious, romantic, quaint...with excellent service. The grouper and hogfish were incredible! Also delicious the baby clams and seafood risotto.
Hogfish!! Grouper!! Both awesome, wine c ...
Hogfish!! Grouper!! Both awesome, wine choices are great
From the greeting at the door to finally ...
From the greeting at the door to finally leaving, it was hard to find any fault; maybe not having an odd bottle of Chateau D'Yquem about? I normally find many negatives in restaurants which don't encourage me to return. From the freshness of food, excellent culinary skills of the chef, adequate but by no means modest or squanderous portions to the real but respectful joviality of the staff, there was no fault. It's a pity we don't live close enough to feast there every evening else we would. Res ipsa loquitur! Enjoy!
My party had a wonderful time! We apprec ...
My party had a wonderful time! We appreciated being able to be seated inside or out- great option! Thanks.
Absolute favorite place in Key West! Foo ...
Absolute favorite place in Key West! Food, staff,owner and ambience off the chart! I go as often as possible, bring family , friends and recommend to everyone who asks😊
This has always been a very favorite of ...
This has always been a very favorite of ours. The best suggestion when dining at Café Sole is to go with the chef recommendations. The Hog Fish dish that is highly recommended is one of the best fish dishes I have ever experienced. Perfectly prepared. It is safe to say, whatever your choice on the menu, it will be memorable. If you are in Key West, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy Café Sole.
Cafe Sole - Key West
We were vacationing in Key West and this restaurant was highly recommended. It did not disappoint, especially for its very fresh seafood. Both the food and service was high quality for casual dining. Definitely recommend it to others.
The "Hug SnapperSole'" was the best fish ...
The "Hug SnapperSole'" was the best fish I ever had. Took friends based on recommendation, and was not disappointed. Wonderful night with friends.
Best fish entree I've ever had!
The reasons Cafe Sole did not get 5 stars across the board is how uncomfortably warm it was. I think the indoor/outdoor patio seating is a novel idea; however, the ceiling fans did not cool it down nearly enough. The food prices were expected though the wine markup was higher than most places (a glass would run around $14). And we were eating in mid-May at 9 pm. Otherwise, this was an amazing dining experience. The hog snapper was OUTSTANDING. I've never had better seafood. Ever. Plus, our server was knowledgeable not only about the food, but also about the wine. Impressive!
Hog Fish was over the top. A must while ...
Hog Fish was over the top. A must while in Key West!
Went to cafe sole for a romantic birthda ...
Went to cafe sole for a romantic birthday dinner and it was the perfect place. Food was amazing, and service was incredible! The server brought my wife a birthday key lime pie with a candle and that was delicious! Will definitely be going back.
This is my second visit to Cafe Sole. F ...
This is my second visit to Cafe Sole. Food is always amazing and the ambiance feels like your at a friends dinner party.
Great for seafood
I had the scallops special which was excellent. My wife had a filet -- it was just ok. Always order seafood at Sole.
A great little hideaway.
Our experience was great from the time we walked in the door. We were greeted with a smiling face and seated right away. Our server Brian was very personable and had a great since of humor,we were taken great care of but not overly so. We were with guest so we were out to enjoy our friends. We never wanted for anything, yet were not overly waited on as to interrupt our conversation. We were made to feel so welcomed and enjoyed our dinning experience very much. the food was wonderful and the dessert ( the quattro) to die for. Thank you once again for a flawless evening! And yes we will be back!
We have visited during our holiday in Key West every year since Cafe Sole opened. It never disappoints and the signature dishes - portabello mushroom soup & hog snapper sole as amazing as I remember. Highly recommended.
One of my favorite restaurants...it's the food!!
The food here is as good as it gets! There are so many choices that I usually go with a number of small plates...so difficult to choose. The portabello soup is not to be missed. Eat here!
We go to Key West every year.
As usual food and service outstanding. Hogfish and yellowtail were great.
local of 35 years
I love this restaurant, my favorite. Never had a bad meal, always pleasant, great atmosphere, and not noisy because so open. The best!
Had to go back for a second visit.
Visited Key West for 3 nights. Hotel recomended Cafe Sole for early Friday night dinner, we have been in the Keys for 8 days by this time, but my wife still wanted a seafood dinner, she had the hogfish which is a specialty of Cafe Sole and after 8 days of seafood, it was the best meal she had, I went for the rack of lamb and it was also excellent. We ate at another restaurant on Saturday and while the food was good it was not exceptional. On Sunday we changed our plans and returned to Cafe Sole and both of us enjoyed the hogfish. While the place does not have the ocean or sunset view of others for me the most important thing in a restaurant is the food, and Cafe Sole passes this test with A++.
Our second time to Cafe Sole and we love ...
Our second time to Cafe Sole and we loved it all over again. The hogfish house specialty is fantastic, light and buttery! Perfectly prepared, delicious sides, our best dinner in Key West. And save room for their Key Lime Pie. It comes with a marshmallow topping and creme fraiche, so good!!!!
I visit from So California and was fortunate to try Cafe Sole my first time to Key West - a bit off the beaten path (which is a good thing) and well worth the find. It's a darling converted house with various seating options - solarium, outdoor or indoor more intimate dining. Each of the 5 times since, it has been a must for dinner. My friend started with the lobster bisque - and she's real foodie - it was delicious - my starter was a yummy salad w/ mixed greens, diced pear and pecans - also delicious. She had one of their specialties, the HogFish - a delicate white fish and I had a pasta dish w/ shrimp and scallops - great wines by the glass -- everything was wonderful, including our waiter, Eddie. We had early reservations because we would be going to the Waterfront Playhouse for an 8pm play -- an added bonus was their special pricing for early dining. All in all, it was a 12 !
Service was top notch
The service we received at Café Sole was perfect. Our server was delightful, fun, energetic and personable. He even gave us a nice surprise as part of our honeymoon. Could not have asked for a better experience. The food was great as well.
A Truly Unique Key West Dining Experience
Cafe Sole is my favorite fine-dining restaurant in Key West. Its food, service, atmosphere and uniqueness make for a memorable special occasion. If you haven't experienced Cafe Sole, put it at the top of your must-try list for Key West.
So the buzz in Key West was all about th ...
So the buzz in Key West was all about this great tasting hog fish at Café Sole. So my girl and I just had to see what everybody was raving about, and let me tell you, they were not lying!! We booked an early dinner, 5:30pm, in order to catch the sunset at Mallory Square so the restaurant was kind of quiet but we liked it that way. Our waiter, Eddie was very informative, accommodating and courteous. The service was excellent!! We started off with two glasses of wine and then appetizers and main course. Service was spread out evenly throughout as not to rush you out the door. Our appetizers were the conch carpaccio and the shrimp risotto. Both very tasty and delicious! And onto the main course was the absolutely best tasting fish I've ever put in my mouth!! A must meal while in Key West!!
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.