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Cafe Saint-Ex

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, International, Contemporary
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1847 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4425
+1 202-265-7839
11:00 - 03:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 02:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 02:00
Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting interior decor in tribute to author/aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, (The Little Prince). Exterior is the great architecture typical of this renewed region of DC, I was able to enjoy my lunch outside on a beautiful fall day when the ginkgo trees were vibrant yellow. There was traffic noise but the day and scenery made it worthwhile. I didn't... More 

Thank Richard K
Silver Spring, Maryland
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803 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks like this restaurant is named after a famous French aviator Aintoine de Saint Exupery, though we first associated it with the Lyon airport named after him. Food is good and served in generous proportions. We enjoyed great salads and a nice bowl of pork belly noodle soup. Decor is French antique posters. Service is reasonably fast. It's a... More 

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Thank areview28
London, UK
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've eaten here a few times (dinner and brunch) and I have always enjoyed the food. I've gone for the burger or the fish in the evenings and for brunch, eggs benny with fried green tomatoes. So I suppose you can't mess those up but some places do. The service has ranged from good enough to excellent and they have... More 

Thank Paul M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I'm a fan of Cafe Saint-Ex. Great food. Cute restaurant. Great outdoor patio. The burger is delicious. The breakfast biscuit sandwich is delicious. Service can be a problem. I've had the same uneven experience at its sister restaurant, Bar Pilar. Here's my theory. During weekend brunches, they staff their servers way too thinly. Waiter doubles as bartender, and one server... More 

Thank Randall K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

I've had other friends have this issue at this place. I stopped going because I generally lost a lot of respect for it. Then my friend had her going away drinks there, so I was obligated to stop by. Knowing what I had heard, I kept my receipt and took a photo of my signed receipt and copy. YEP, they... More 

Thank stewart c
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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575 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Cafe Saint Ex was an old establishment on 14th street area before all these fancy bars and restaurant. Very easy to get there by metro bus or subway U street. Great place to hang out for drinks after work or weekends. Decoration and the look still maintain the old Saint Ex that I used to go for drinks. Food is... More 

Thank Prawet J
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Met friends for a Sunday brunch (make a reservation unless alone). Our reservation was for 11:30. If you didn't have a reservation you would have had to wait unless you wanted to sit at the bar. All around great service and the menu is fantastic. They have something to satisfy everyone. $10 mimosas with $1 refills. Want to go back... More 

Thank Don P
Washington, DC
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Wound up here on a Saturday night with boyfriend and friends. It was easy to get in and we went to the basement/downstairs level where the DJ had a 90s playlist going (as someone in my 30s, I was into this). Lots of young people there as well as some 30ish types (ourselves included). We had a boom boom dance... More 

Thank PalomitaBlanca
Indianapolis, Indiana
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We headed into 14th and U without brunch reservations - which could have been a big mistake if it weren't for unseasonably warm weather making the outdoor patio available at Cafe Saint-Ex. The interior of the cafe is cute, with an old-world theme. However, the outdoor seating gives a great view of the neighborhood. Service was quick and the food... More 

Thank Lindsay M
Florham Park, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Had dinner and drinks during our DC visit and were really pleased with food and service. Their special cocktails are quite nice, I recommend "Up in the Air" if you are a gin drinker, very tasty. For appetizers, roasted beet salad and the charcuterie selections were quite enjoyable. Dinner was the homemade pasta dish that really hit the spot. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1847 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4425
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-7839

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?