Cafe Deluxe - Tysons Corner
1800 International Dr.
McLean, VA 22102
Neighborhood: Vienna, McLean/Tysons Corner
Cuisines: Modern, American
Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM, Friday 11:30 AM to 11 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Vienna/Fairfax-GMU
Price Range: Moderate
Noise Level: Chatty
Fire-roasted-tomato soup; roasted beets with blood-orange vinaigrette; grilled-tilapia BLT; lamb and goat cheese on sourdough; pan-roasted sea bass over grilled corn with beurre blanc; hamburger.
Appetizers, $3.95 to $8.95; entrees, $7.50 to $21.95.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Scene: Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 3:30 to 7 PM.
Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
From the Cleveland Park original, Cafe Deluxe has sprouted branches in Tysons Corner and Bethesda. The original has lost none of its appeal. On a recent Saturday afternoon, Senator Joseph Biden was lunching on the sidewalk out front, and the inside was full of families and other neighborhood denizens drawn by the generously portioned sandwiches, moderately priced drinks, and dependable Modern American comfort food.
Starters range from a very good chicken-and-red-pepper quesadilla served with a black-bean-and-corn relish to seared rare ahi tuna with a frisée salad and deliciously salty sesame crisps. If you can resist the sandwiches and their piles of crisp fries, there’s a moist herb-roasted chicken with great mashed potatoes and asparagus, or a nostalgic but somewhat bland meatloaf with the same great mashed potatoes and undercooked green beans. A kids’ menu presents options including a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich with fries or a three-vegetable plate. What kind of choice is that?