Cafe Renaissance

4.8
2750 reviews
$50 and over
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 dinner.



Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea.

    $40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us every last Saturday of the month and enjoy our tea sandwiches along with homemade jam , sconce and variety of different French pastries and mousses.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2750 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipSealtest
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant. Wonderful food and owner is terrific.

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MaggieS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Amazing food and amazing service! I can’t wait to go back.

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vipSteveS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was superb, as was our food! We are looking forward to returning very soon!

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jimmac
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Wonderful ambience great service excellent food. Went for my wife’s birthday and it was a wonderful success would take to this again and use it as one of our favorites

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WilliamM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, excellent service, friendly atmosphere. The owner greets everyone and makes sure they feel comfortable. He makes the customer feel special. I would highly recommend this place to everyone

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BJS1
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Café Renaissance is our “go to“ place for a special evening, and they never disappoint!

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PhilE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, particularly to celebrate a special occasion.

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vipHealthyEater
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Café Renaissance has always been our go-to place for celebrations. I cannot say enough good things about the food and the ambience. No restaurant has ever felt as welcoming as Café Renaissance.

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vipSuperb
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Entertaining out of town family at Cafe Renaissance was a fantastic experience for our guests. The interior was lovely with soft music, fresh flowers and quiet for carrying on a conversation. The drinks, food and dessert was five star quality and enjoyed by all. Would highly recommend Cafe Renaissance

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vipBocadc
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Fun decor. Menu plebeian except for tack side bananas foster, cherries jubilee & Irish coffee. Wine menu is adequate but for the unsophisticated. Food was well prepared. Would go again but not the level of DC’s best.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our family group had the most wonderful dining experience. Cafe Rennaissance is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Saeed Abtahi, his wife and staff truly outdo themselves every time we come here to eat. The food is delicious with spectacular presentation. Mrs. Abtahi makes the most beautiful and best tasting desserts. We look forward to coming back to Cafe Rennaissance as soon as possible.

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MarkC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I've eaten at Café' Renaissance several times. The food is always delicious and the service top notch! It's one of the very best French restaurants in the area. There is a fairly extensive menu and wine list. All of your French favorites. Saed is a VERY gracious host and his tableside preparation of Irish Coffee is not to be missed! Highly recommended!

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JeffreyW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful evening enjoyed at Cafe Renaissance. Although the restaurant was quite full the conversation level remained quiet and respectful. The beet salad is a must, the dressing is amazing! Rack of Lamb was expertly prepared and the accompanying vegetables were perfect. The Atlantic Cod was perfectly seared, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The risotto was creamy and amazing. Excellent choice of wines and the Vodka Martini was top notch. We were most fortunate to end our evening in the company of the owners, Saeed and Soraya who joined us as we rounded out the evening with coffee. Looking forward to our next reservation.

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AwalinS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very attentive and caring people working at the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time visiting Cafe Renaissance and the meal and service were delightful. I highly recommend it.

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RichardIII
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great birthday dinner with another couple. The food was great. I had the rack of lamb but the other three in the party all enjoyed their dinners. The service was good. As an added touch we received complimentary birthday desserts and port wine for everyone at the table. The owner stopped by for a brief, pleasant chat.

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mandp
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So many birthday celebrations last night, so the noise level was higher than usual. However, we were happy birthday people too and had a wonderful evening. Food and service are always excellent!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Renaissance is unique. The service is first rate. The owner, himself makes certain that you are satisfied with all of your food and drink choices. And the food is excellent and a great value.

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vipThomasE
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Renaissance continues to be a a leader in the metropolitan DC market. The owner , Saeed, personally makes sure that every customer it treated like a long lost friend. The service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. Make this your special occasion restaurant of choice.

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JoeF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Always worth the drive from DC. In my opinion, this is one of the TOP 5 restaurants in the area. Wine list is abundant and moderately priced. The duck confit entree, two duck legs, light orange sauce, on bed of rice was the best I've tasted. Parking is plentiful.

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Bill
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Renaissance is one of our favorite restaurants. We take our friends there and always have a wonderful evening. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OlTexian
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classy French style restaurant. Very welcoming and cheerful owner-
maitre d’ and staff. We knew server Nicole from a previous location — she was completely knowledgeable about both the menu items and beverages.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really good service. Owner was very welcoming. Food was great!

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moi2
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent meal! Delicious food and wine, friendly and efficient staff, and a lovely, quiet setting

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facetree
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and the service was impeccable. They provided for social distancing by spacing out the tables and providing outdoor tables. The staff are the friendliest you will ever find.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our outside dining experience at the Cafe Rennaissance was outstanding. The staff do everything possible to ensure their guests have a wonderful dining experience. Mr. and Mrs. Abtahi put their heart and soul into the restaurant. Our salads and entrees were perfect and the desserts prepared by Mrs. Abtahi were delicious. We look forward to going back again soon!

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ALMWM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been going to Cafe Renaissance for about 20+ years for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. We always enjoy the food, desserts, service and Irish coffee!!!

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CatCar
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Renaissance is a warm and welcoming restaurant with excellent food and wonderful staff. The owner and staff went above and beyond to make our special dinner memorable. This was our first visit, but they made us feel like old friends. This place is a hidden gem. The food was amazing and the atmosphere calm, relaxing, and comfortable, but still fancy.

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vipLoriB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A lovely experience, as always. Food was delicious, portions generous and service friendly and welcoming. Like many restaurants, they are having labor issues and patience is required between courses. We love the warmth of their service, the well-crafted meals and special touches. We will be back!

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WilliamM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The two of us were warmly welcomed by the owner who is very present welcoming, taking orders, clearing tables and showing individual interest at each table. They had a variety of specials. Food was excellent , presented well and hot. Service was also good! Highly recommended!

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DebraO
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

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GeorgeO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe R is always an outstanding dining expierence, wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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DougS
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our Special Event restaurant. The owners are the nicest people you will meet, and their staff are so professional. The meals are always great creations and well-prepared. Our favorite “course” is the flaming Irish Coffee.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Roundup to a 4-star! Attentive services, especially from the super nice/ friendly owner! However, foods is only average to above average at the most. Duck Confit appetizer & Veal are the highlight, Halibut, Snapper & Salmon are only ok!

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Caroline
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service. Delicious food. Exceptional staff. Wonderful experience!

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mandp
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Renaissance is my favorite restaurant. Owner Saeed, his chef and staff turn eating out into a most pleasurable experience. The cozy dining room with its fresh floral displays and art-filled walls offers the perfect ambience for a special occasion. I believe that if you try it once, you'll return.

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TomS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant with nice atmosphere and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

It was good but we felt we would get better attention for our anniversary.

FAQs

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

Cafe Renaissance is rated 4.8 stars by 2750 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 reservations at the moment.