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Cafe Saint-Ex

Cafe Saint-Ex

American Restaurant, Gastropub, and Bar · U-Street
1847 14th St NW (at T St NW), Washington, D.C. 20009, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Genuine MidCity neighborhood restaurant with aviation-themed art and a laid back atmosphere. Modern American cuisine using the freshest sustainable ingredients.

8.1/10

Based on 265 votes

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    ThePurplePassport.com
    "... On the weekends, the downstairs dance floor is a great place for a party."(2 Tips)
    NightScene
    "... drink and chat at the main bar, come weekends, the downstairs dance floor..."(2 Tips)
    John B.
    "The food is delicious, try the Fried Green tomato BLT"(2 Tips)
    Keegan
    "The downstairs on weekend nights with a DJ can get pretty wild."(4 Tips)
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  • fried green tomato BLT
  • mole
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  • good for singles
  • good for a late night
  • lively
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  • Sandra R.

    Pop a squat at the bar and order up some brunch.

    Sandra Rubinchik · September 12, 2015
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  • John B.

    Cute little place with outdoor seating right on the corner. The food is delicious, try the Fried Green tomato BLT

    John Baker · July 26, 2015
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  • Jessica P.

    Late night drinks

    Jessica Placencia · July 23, 2015
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  • Caitlin C.

    Millennium Falcon toast? Count me in! Read more

    Caitlin Clements · April 20, 2015
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  • Jennifer C.

    Brisket is out of this world!!!!

    Jennifer Cook · April 18, 2015
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  • Rachel C.

    The veggie burger is delicious. Decent cocktail menu, too.

    Rachel Clark · March 21, 2015
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  • Yong K.

    Great sazerac. Will be back for the food. They had me at pork belly bites.

    Yong Kwon · February 27, 2015
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  • Yong K.

    Bomb diggity sazerac

    Yong Kwon · February 27, 2015
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  • Jennifer C.

    Amazing brunch spot! Brunch is Til 4pm. Come get the Beef Brisket you'll fall in love and thank me later! Lol

    Jennifer Cook · February 21, 2015
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  • Universal E.

    The staff excels at service. Which kind you ask? Well, above and beyond of course. Ask for Noah, Pete, Ben, Owen, Dave, Pretty Ricky, Hill, Drake and Whitney #BestofTheBest #NoEricRoberts

    Universal Em · November 27, 2014
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  • Ann Marie B.

    Great brunch spot. Amazing food (I got the veggie burger with cheddar hashbrowns and ate every bite). Small area but with little to no wait, I can't complain!

    Ann Marie B · November 9, 2014
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  • Katie B.

    They have malort, which should make any Chicagoan over the moon happy

    Katie Buckner · September 23, 2014
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  • Allyson H.

    Late night dance parties in the basement. Need I say more?

    Allyson Hartten · September 6, 2014
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  • Sonja S.

    Delicious quiche

    Sonja Strongarm · August 17, 2014
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  • Chris F.

    Brunch! Reasonable prices and homey yet "from the farm" food. Service can be hit or miss but we keep going back.

    Chris Fredericks · August 13, 2014
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  • Chris D.

    Good drinks but pricey

    Chris Du4 · August 8, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Anthony Lombardo, chef of 1789, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Macadamia nut ice cream sandwich. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
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  • Design*Sponge

    I love this restaurant’s feel, oh and the food. The laid back neighborhood vibe is so comfortable. Café St. Ex’s commitment to the community and local farmers is just part of what makes them so great Read more

    Design*Sponge · August 3, 2014
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  • L. Dijon A.

    Great brunch. #goodeats

    L. Dijon Anderson · May 31, 2014
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  • Jen G.

    Get the Fried Green Tomato Benedict with a side of Tomato and Smoked Gouda Grits!

    Jen Gushue · November 16, 2013
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  • Kris

    The bartenders are great. Friends with several of them, and they're the coolest people.

    Kris · September 16, 2013
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  • Meg B.

    Great cocktails on the first floor - come in around 11 for a nice drink, then head downstairs for a dance crowd that really knows how to have a good time!

    Meg Biallas · September 2, 2013
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  • Naureen D.

    Mole enchiladas are delicious!

    Naureen Dhukka · August 22, 2013
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  • Jade U.

    Funky little place. I liked their curry alright, wasn't expecting it to be noodles and not rice though!

    Jade Ulrich · July 24, 2013
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  • Jen R.

    Round about midnight on a Friday this place is balls hot.

    Jen Romba · July 13, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    It’s the perfect mix of casual and cool. Monday-Thursday we love to lounge at the bar and sip wine with our beau du jour. On the weekends, the downstairs dance floor is a great place for a party. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · July 1, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    The mood of this place certainly changes throughout the day—from a cheery and bright brunch spot to a rocking after-dark dance spot in Gate 54, the basement nightclub. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · July 1, 2013
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  • Brett B.

    The closest you'll get to a frat basement without being in a frat basement.

    Brett Bishop · June 9, 2013
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  • DoubleDeuce

    They serve a chilled asparagus soup that is phenomenal.

    DoubleDeuce · May 30, 2013
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  • Joe C.

    This restaurant has improved over the years. That is a great thing. It's always been a wonderful spot.

    Joe Crea · May 5, 2013
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  • Nyc L.

    Right now I'm listening to Forster for teh Peeples "Pumped Up Kicks". Mad props to the DJ.

    Nyc Labrets · April 28, 2013
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  • Keegan

    The main bar is perfect for a weeknight date. Head outside if it's not too hot or cold and enjoy the tables. The downstairs on weekend nights with a DJ can get pretty wild.

    Keegan · April 25, 2013
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  • Nyc L.

    Long and very busy worxdays, now It's Miller Time.

    Nyc Labrets · April 16, 2013
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  • Kristin S.

    Really friendly staff. Also, downstairs exists and it's better than upstairs.

    Kristin Schallhorn · January 13, 2013
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  • ManBites(Chicago)Dog L.

    BLT and the burger (rare with mushroom and cheddar) - excellent. So was the pâté. Service was spotty but food made up for it. Great Lakes brew was solid as well!

    ManBites(Chicago)Dog Lindenberg · December 30, 2012
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  • Greg O.

    the bartender likes to be entertained

    Greg Odum · December 8, 2012
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  • Gabriela S.

    Caramel apple dessert is insane. Not for vegans. Porky deliciousness! Gracious service to boot

    Gabriela Schneider · October 20, 2012
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  • Jim

    This place can't decide if it's the local bar or the U St. Hotness, but in a way it's both. The beer selection is eclectic, the menu is inviting, and the bartenders are both.

    Jim · October 19, 2012
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  • Chris V.

    Try the PranQster! Oh wait it's out.. Try the Maisel! Oh wait it's broken... Try the Bud Light.

    Chris Valdez · June 22, 2012
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  • Kurt J.

    Great place for a beer .

    Kurt J · June 15, 2012
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  • Matt R.

    The udon is amazing.

    Matt R · May 2, 2012
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  • Edward F.

    DOC DELAY IS SPINNING TONIGHT 4/20

    Edward Fendley · April 20, 2012
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  • Kevin

    Man oh Man, Pastrami.

    Kevin · March 14, 2012
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  • Alison J.

    Try the Buffalo Style Sweetbreads - Yum. Seriously

    Alison Johnson · March 1, 2012
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  • Peter M.

    Ask carina to cure your hicups!!

    Peter Meister · February 5, 2012
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  • Micheal M.

    Try the cheese steak, its amazing

    Micheal Martin · December 30, 2011
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  • M d.

    They have the unsympathetic policy to only seat your party when everyone is present

    M dD · November 26, 2011
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  • Stephanie G.

    Party in the basement.

    Stephanie Ghoston · November 4, 2011
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  • Laura G A.

    The food is a bit overpriced, but the basement bar makes for a very fun night. Watch out during the summer, though. It can get very hot down there very fast.

    Laura G Adams · September 25, 2011
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  • Kenneth W.

    Enjoy waiting hours on end for a drink

    Kenneth Westling · September 17, 2011
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