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Cafe Sole - Key West, Key West, FL
Cafe Sole - Key West, Key West, FL
Cafe Sole - Key West, Key West, FL
Cafe Sole - Key West, Key West, FL
Cafe Sole - Key West, Key West, FL

Cafe Sole - Key West

4.7
4.7
3188 Reviews
$50 and over
French
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

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 294-0230
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive Chef
    John Correa
  • Neighbourhood
    Key West
  • Cross Street
    Frances St.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,188 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Best Food

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Great for fine wines

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Food

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Great for fine wines

3,188 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! A hidden gem in the historic part of town.

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  2. JustinD

    Alabama

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and meal as always! We frequent this spot!

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  3. RRSitz

    Omaha

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cafe Sole is a very popular and energetic dining destination located in a nice residential area of Key West. Parking can be a challenge unless you have a residential parking permit - so walking, biking or taking an Uber or Lyft is recommended. The atmosphere is what I would describe as "garden elegant." Even though you are sitting "outside," the walls are half lattice at the top to allow a sneak peak of tropical palms and other garden greens, etc. Our wait was right at the table and checked on us frequently. We love hearing a little bit of their background and what brought them to Key West. We discovered he originated in a location of the U.S. that was "one county away" from where our friends live. Our food was very good, although nothing that had any of us commenting that we needed to return soon. Two of us had the duck a'la'orange and two of us had Solé Pink and White Polk-A-Dot Follies (shrimp on pasta with a jalapeño hollandaise sauce). The duck was very dry, but still tasty and crunchy as promised with a healthy helping of mashed potatoes and French broccoli. The pasta dish, when I asked, was described as "oh, good." No wow moments. To be honest, we had a chef and a former owner of four popular stand-alone restaurants in the Midwest in our party. So, our rating is good. This dinner was the first together for these two couples. As much as we wanted to get to know each other, the energy level of the restaurant was such that conversations of groups around us were very loud and affected detailed conversation as you simply could not hear. We have been to Cafe Sole in past years and it was good. I would not shy away from dining here....but, with all the magnificent restaurants in Key West and a 25 mile drive up The Keys or a short ferry ride to an outlying island, there are other locations that rate higher on our list.

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  4. KeyWasted

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Solè has been our go to for fine dining. The owner has always been accommodating and delightful to speak with and apparently his traits for service and hospitality have carried over to his staff. We introduced our friends from out of town to our favorite restaurant in Key West and our server, Kelsey, did not disappoint. She was wonderfully attentive and a pleasure to speak with. On a previous visit on St. Valentines Day, we were assisted by Patricia and she was also outstanding to deal with. We’ve met other servers and I apologize for not recalling their names but none have been less than stellar and accommodating. We appreciate the way the staff, and the chef, make a meal at Cafe Solè a pleasure to enjoy.

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  5. xncman

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service great right staff hawk, fish and grouper or excellent the downfall was the sides… Rice and potatoes, some grated carrots, and some butter beans

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  6. ChuckS

    Fort Lauderdale

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal & amazing service! Everything was just perfect

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  7. KerryB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently amazing! We had an early reservation (small kids) and were put at a great table on the patio. Everything was great - service from top to bottom, food from beginning to end. Thank you John & Cafe Sole for another memorable meal!

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  8. RayleneP

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful high-end experience. Good is fabulous and service excellent.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hog fish was outstanding, everything was perfect. Server Maxim was wonderful!

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  10. jerseyroots

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went on a recommendation of a good friend and had an exceptional dining experience. The food was fantastic, a new fan of Hogfish! The family also enjoyed the pasta dishes. Make your reservations, find a quiet table and have a memorable dining experience in Key West…

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  11. Theaterlady

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant. Our favorite dish is hog nose snapper. I would not go again at 7:15. The restaurant is slammed at that time and the service is rushed. Our previous experiences @ 5 pm were top notch

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  12. Lillypie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best hogfish on the island. sweet little restaurant with a very nice ambience and a wonderful staff 🏝️🐠

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  13. ScottS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hogfish was amazing, portabella soup was also great. We tried the lobster bisque and it was only ok.

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  14. Rita

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This veggie lover appreciates that the fantastic fish comes with 5 small sides - mashed heavenly potatoes, perfect rice, zesty carrots, butter lima beans, and a cheesy topped roma tomato half seasoned with fennel just to add to the bliss!

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  15. davids

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Patrice- waitress- extremely well informed about wine and menu items

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  16. Rfalgout

    Baton Rouge

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little restaurant, that is not on Duvall St, and has a great menu. It’s wine oriented, but would be nice to see some whiskeys for us non wine drinkers. The lobster bisque was fantastic, as was the beet salad. The Hog Snapper was absolutely delicious.

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  17. Phillylady

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful key west hidden gem. A cozy atmosphere with very friendly staff and delicious food! Had hogfish and tuna, both were delicious! Extensive wine selection, a nice departure from the casual spots along Duval.

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  18. gaylec

    Key West

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was excellent the service was Poor and it was clear we were experiencing the early reservation push. Courses were bright out at the same time and very little attention by the wait staff.

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  19. TimS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place off the hustle and bustle of Duval! Highly recommend the hogfish

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  20. LarryR

    New York City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went there for our last night in Key West. We were recommended by some locals. We were not disappointed, we had the mini cheese platter followed by the Ingram’s salad and the crab cakes and hog fish. The Pinot Noir was perfectly paired with the meal. Everything was delicious.

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  21. jghs

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my very favorite restaurants in Key West! Ambience is lovely, wonderful dinner music, excellent food! Go experience it!

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  22. SusieA

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, delicious food! We loved our time there! We will return soon.

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  23. IanH

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks, John :) Grouper and all else was top notch.

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  24. johnw

    Key West

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! The Cafe Sole hog fish is one of the best dining experiences in Key West! Everything was exceptional!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food and the service was wonderful! Thank you!

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  26. Rick

    Key West

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    What is advertised as "outdoor seating" is nothing more than a few tables set on the sidewalk. There is no ambiance whatsoever. The hogfish was excellent, but the daily special - tile fish - was dry and overcooked.

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  27. Angelee

    Key West

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special was absolutely perfect. Will have it every time.

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  28. TroyV

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very laid back dining experience. Friendly staff, prompt service and excellent food. We would definitely return again.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good and the staff were great. My hogfish tasted a bit like popcorn. The seating was tight which made nearby chatter loud.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Cold fish and uninspired sides. Good soups but a very expensive evening for an overall disappointing dinner.

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  31. MeganJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The fish is delish! I highly recommend the hog fish.

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  32. FirstTimeInKeyWest

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it is a nice place for dinner. One of the reasons we chose Cafe Sole was for the vegetarian options but when we got there they were limited(actual menu did not match the website). I had the duck l'orange which was good but a little dry. My wife got some appetizers that were OK. The stone crab claws were excellent. Great wine selection. Just a little underwhelmed given the price of the meal.

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  33. PattyS

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious and terrific service. It’s a little pricy but you don’t mind paying when the food is good

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  34. Foodie70

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, tonight’s dinner was great! Having been here multiple times, the hogfish entry, one of the dishes Cafe Sole is known for, never disappoints! Allen is a great server; very attentive, engaging, and explains the evening specialties in great detail. Even though it was pouring rain outside, the covered garden dining area is a great place to experience all that Cafe Sole has to offer. While the Old Town neighbor is “off the beaten path” of the more hectic Duval Street, it is definitely worth the walk or ride to enjoy one of the best restaurants in all of Key West!

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  35. JamesDianeP

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extraordinary dining experience. We dined under the stars on the quiet sidewalk. Our waitress (wish I remembered her name) was a beautiful lady with a beaming smile. The Hogfish entree was incredible. Everything else was outstanding including the marshmallow topped key lime pie.

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  36. Michele

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hog fish was excellent but the sides it comes with could be better. Dry mashed potatoes, beans, shredded carrots. A strange combination and didn’t complement the fish at all. Appetizers delicious and service was terrific.

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  37. Chuck

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening with friends. We will be back soon!!

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  38. Scotty

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Out server was Patricia. She was amazing! The food… beyond what we expected. Will never go to Key West and not come to Cafe Sole again.

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  39. SusanD

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Sole never disappoints! The food was exceptional -- hogfish snapper is a must try. Service was exquisite and the wine list in interesting and comprehensive. A lovely evening!

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  40. janm

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always ask for Alan to be our waiter…he is the best. Food wonderful and always appreciate his recommendations.

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FAQs

Cafe Sole - Key West offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 294-0230.

Cafe Sole - Key West is rated 4.7 stars by 3188 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Sole - Key West

1029 Southard St., Key West, FL 33040

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Frances St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Key West
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive Chef
    John Correa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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