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Cafe Ole

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Upper Northwest
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4000 Wisconsin Ave NW, Ste 10, Washington DC, DC 20016-2800
+1 202-244-1330
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Highly recommend eating outside if the weather is nice. We had a balmy September Saturday night eating tour of the countries on the southern rim of the Mediterranean. All of the mezze were excellent from the Portobello Napoleon (Hard to divide and share that luscious tower of mushroom and tomato) to the lamb tagine. Two standouts for us were the... More 

Thank Martin G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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159 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times. Nothing to write home about but it's a decent lunch for a fair price. Have had several items and they were all average.

Thank JediFox
Fairfax, Virginia
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216 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a pleasant lunch on a Saturday at Cafe Ole with the Tomato Bisque soup and Tramazzini (one with bacon, one with salmon). Excellent service and tasty food. We highly recommend this cafe.

Thank R K
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

A quick lunch while shopping. You order at the register, get a table number, and they deliver your meal to your table. Had seafood stew over rice, a pleasant dish, quickly served, Nothing fancy but good if you need a quick meal.

Thank 286solotraveler
New Delhi, India
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Cafe Ole is a comfortable,affordable eatery with superb Mediterranean food at a great location in Washington DC. The hummus is delicious, so are the platters which give you a chance to nibble at foods and get a variety of tastes. Specially for those looking for vegetarian meals in DC, this is the place to visit for its wide range of... More 

Thank bhramania
Springfield, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Four of us shared a selection of small plates. The hummus and eggplant terrine were excellent. Everything else was very good. The manager was very attentive - excellent, friendly service. We ate in an enclosed outdoor area as it was still too cool to be totally outside and it was very nice.

Thank Alison L S
Washington, DC
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441 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I've been dropping in here for well over a decade and it is always good quality at very reasonable prices. There are a number of large office complexes nearby so the lunchtime crowd does a lot of take-out or casual, fast dining in. If i've been shopping in the general area, it is a great option for a quick and... More 

Thank Decoamie
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

If you happen to find yourself in tenleytown and needing a decent meal this place is okay. I would not make a special trip to go there, but it's not horrible if you have to go. It's Mediterranean food and I think better than panera, and has a better vibe than many places in the area. They have coffee on... More 

Thank zkseattle
United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

We stopped here during our visit to DC, mainly because we found this on a list of dog friendly restaurants, and wanted to be able to include our dog in as many outings as we could during our stay. The food was great, and our dog loved the experience. Would definitely return if we are ever in town again!

Thank rdm922
Bethesda, Maryland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Excellent food for excellent value! Too many great dishes to mention. Wish we would have discovered this place years ago. Very quick service. Good Happy Hour...it's all good.

Thank kathy41003

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$18
Cafe, Mediterranean, Spanish, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 Wisconsin Ave NW, Ste 10, Washington DC, DC 20016-2800
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-244-1330

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