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Cafe Sole

1029 Southard St. (Frances St.) Send to Phone
305-294-0230 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Holding down an Old Town corner, Café Solé is a portal to the south of France, with the benefit of fresh Keys seafood.
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Cafe Sole Restaurant Review

: Though larger than it looks from the outside, Café Solé is a little hideaway offering a menu with big flavors. Chef-owner John Correa likes all the classic, earthy, herb-intensified sauces (his hollandaise and Romesco are particularly memorable) but he never simply follows the old rules. Lobster bisque is a version with such depth, each mouthful echoes. Grilled “shrimp in orchids” come in a vanilla-saffron sauce, and cobia (a local fish with a texture similar to swordfish) is served topped with black bean salsa. Other specialties, by contrast, are surprisingly light, like a conch carpaccio --- tender and shaved paper-thin --- with capers and Asiago sprinkles, and a fresh, nutty hearts of palm salad with shrimp and avocado. A dense Key lime pie, made with Neufchatel cheese, adds the final punctuation point to the meal. The cozy tables tucked into corners and illuminated by candlelight encourage couples to linger and soak in the romantic ambience.

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