Cafe Renaissance

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2658 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
For lovers of food, wine and romance,
Cafe Renaissance is your first choice in
intimate dining. Located in the heart of downtown Vienna, Cafe Renaissance
offers a quiet and charming ambiance
that will complement any lunch or dinner.
What 2658 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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Cindy
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Renaissance is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. The food is always well done and interesting, but we probably go more for the owners and staff, who make any visit feel like we're catching up with old friends.

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vipHealthyEater
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and service were impeccable. They've created a very nice outdoor dining environment and their attention to Covid safety made this very anxious person feel very safe.

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vipredsun33
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

First time, tried the tasting menu with pairing.
Food was good, wine pairings very good and the service was fantastic.

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Olaf
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised at the personal service and delicious Food! Was nice to sit outside and enjoy the evening with a glass of wine and excellent cuisine! Highly recommend

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MIKEY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Very nice staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a date night here and it was an amazing experience! Highly recommend for anyone. The owner greeted us very well with warm welcome. The interior is elegant. We had rack of lamb and filet mignon. Both great! Filet mignon is juicy and tender. We were treated with a complementary dessert from madam. The dessert looks so cute, not too sweet. Definitely will come back!

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vipgotruach
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a great neighbor place. The service staff is super friendly. The food is excellent. Wonderful.

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RobertaG
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and we loved it. We will go again. The owner is amazing, his wife cooks delicious and the staff was very nice too

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vipRichard
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Renaissance is truly a neighborhood gem. Although unassuming on the outside in a suburban strip mall, on the inside it is intimate, elegant and quiet. The food is superb, primarily French and with an emphasis on fish and seafood. The prices are in line with up market restaurants in the DC area with entrees between $30-40 but worth it. We go there mostly for special nights out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful people. Great service. Delicious food. Quiet, relaxing atmosphere. They made our anniversary special!

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lleet
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious and service is five stars. Thank you for the dessert

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vipjljinmich
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at Cafe Renaissance. The food, the wine and the service were all exceptional, as usual. This is truly one of our favorite restaurants in the DC area.

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TonyK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was amazing...the food, the ambiance, and the owners. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

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EricW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kudos for a really nice restaurant, great food, great service, great management. We will be back again with friends.

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RickT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service were exquisite. Great experience. A must for food aficionados.

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vipLG68
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was OK, but overpriced. Ambience very nice for quiet conversation.

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vipRobtAtHome
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were pleased that the restaurant is open again. We had an excellent dinner with good wine. The peach salad was special and the entrees were well prepared in generous quantity. We have be going to Cafe Renaissance for about 15 years and never have been disappointed.

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ScottA
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to see this outstanding restaurant operating on a superior level after the forced closure due to the pandemic. The staff was welcoming and the service was over the top. The food was unbelievably excellent in sight, smell and taste. The safety protocols were enforced and easy to adhere to and we felt comfortable and safe. We didn't want to leave.

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vipWilson
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We dined outside Saturday night in pleasant weather. The owner and staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. Service prompt. Meal was excellent, took lots home for later dining....
A very nice evening out.

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vipViennaDad
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening that very much exceeded our expectations. What was intended as an off-the-cuff date night turned out to be a lovely experience in which we were fawned over and made to feel at home.

The outdoor seating area, while temporarily set in an adjacent parking lot, was filled with plants and very quiet and pleasant. We were abundantly distanced from other diners and felt very safe.

The food was very nice and well presented, but the standout was clearly the host. He stopped by frequently to check in and chat, but was never overbearing or unpleasant. His warmth and friendliness instead seemed like that of a host at a little town restaurant in Europe.

We will return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was beyond incredible! Makes for the perfect date night

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vipnone
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Carryout dinner from Cafe Rennaissance was wonderful. The salmon entree and salads were delicious. The Limoncello and Flourless Chocolate cake were excellent. Saeed and the restaurant staff are wonderful. We are always treated like family!

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KarenL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal, great service and I'll be back.

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theblakes
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another excellent trip/dinner to Cafe Renaissance. My wife had Hanger steak and I had the Colorado Lamb Chops - both done perfectly! Vegetables were also prepared to perfection. Will definitely return in the future.

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JanK
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going there since it opened. The ambiance, service, and food is always the best. Their menu is extensive, and the specials never disappoint. Seriously cannot say enough positive and wonderful things of this incredible restaurant, It still remains our favorite after all these years!

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GeorgeO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience and outstanding food and service.

JM
JeniferM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the restaurant, food and staff. It’s a true dining experience!

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vipJoanne
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, lovely restaurant with excellent food and service. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to celebrate a birthday.
Thank you.

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Dorothyexnyc
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a special birthday and the food was fantastic! Had been here several years ago and better than I remembered.

A very special place with superb god and service!

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momdoc
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the first time I have dined at this restaurant and was very pleasantly surprised. The staff treat you as if you are family, the food is great, and its so nice to have a restaurant like this outside of the city. I've eaten at Clarity down the road from here, prices are similar but Cafe Renaissance is much better for the money in my opinion.

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Birthday
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The halibut and hanger steak were prepared perfectly! Great place for a business lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at CAFE RENAISSANCE is always and ever a pleasure. Excellent food, ambiance and cordiality. It is tops on my list! It is a treasure tucked away in a small strip of stores and all at once there is Cafe Renaissance!

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vipRichard
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this small French restaurant in a small strip mall. The outside is completely unassuming but inside it is lovely and relatively quiet. And the food is excellent. The proprietor and the chef come out from time to time to greet the guests and it is friendly with good French cuisine.

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Momof2
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I don't know why we waited so long to come back.

We'd visited this restaurant several years ago for our anniversary and decided to make a reservation for a belated Valentine's dinner. The only problem with making it two days after Valentine's was that they'd run out of many items on their menu so their menu was more limited. I was really looking forward to some escargot!

The only hiccup with this visit was that we had to wait 10 to 15 minutes to get a menu. They promptly filled our water and took our drink orders but after not receiving the menu, we asked for one. Other than that, the service was attentive and excellent.

The food was great. My husband had Salmon Wellington and I had Lamb Shank. For dessert we had the sampler platter which I highly recommend!

Overall, it was a great meal and a nice date night. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saeed is an awesome restauranteer

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, old world ambiance. My fiancee and I believe this is the best restaurant in Northern Virginia.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an after Valentines Day dinner this evening. The owner Saeed is always so friendly. His staff are all very professional and competent. The food is always delicious. The presentation is so special. His wife makes a frozen nougat dessert this is out of this world! This is definitely the place to go for special occasions!

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RonaldR
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally old school french restaurant, with excellent food and service.

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vipPete
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Delightful venue that has been there for 25 years. Friendly staff - the chef came and talked to the patrons. All on all a great evening

FAQs

Cafe Renaissance offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 938-3311.

Cafe Renaissance is rated 4.7 stars by 2658 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.