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Cafe Saint-Ex

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CUISINES
American, Bar, International, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations

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Menu

FIRST COURSE‏
$9.00
Arugula Salad
Fuji apples, smoky bleu cheese, candied walnuts, sherry dijon vinaigrette
$9.00
Roasted Beet Salad
Watercress, feta cheese, grapefruit two ways
$11.00
P.E.I. Mussels
Anaheim chile curry sauce, merguez sausage
$13.00
Buffalo Style Sweetbread
Cackalacky hot sauce, celery, blue cheese mousse
$10.00
Smoked Chorizo Pate
Avocado mousse, our bread, pickled cauliflower
$10.00
King Salmon Crudo
Sweet soy reduction, yuzu vinaigrette, claytonia greens, watermelon radishes
SECOND COURSE
$15.00
Smith Meadow Farms Grilled Burger
Lettuce, tomato, onion, fries or salad burger add-ons for $1 each: cheddar, blue, swiss, mushroom duxelle bacon
$18.00
Roasted Sunchoke Risotto Croquettes
Ajo blanco, salty date jam, exotic mushrooms, baby arugula, toasted almonds
$23.00
Udon Carbonara
Shrimp cake, smoked pork belly, pea shoots, pork rinds, soft egg
$21.00
Path Valley Chicken Duo
Roasted breast, confit-potato croquette, grilled baby chard, herb glaze
$26.00
Painted Hills Angus Filet Mignon
Parsley garlic‏ steak frites, spinach cream, "dirty" mushroom duxelle, red wine
$25.00
Veal Chop Milanese
Celery root-potato‏ mash, dijon cream, grilled orange gremolata
$11.00
Fried Green Tomato BLT
Applewood smoked bacon, tomato mayonnaise, mixed greens
$27.00
Lamb Tasting
Grilled chops, curried meatloaf, smoky hummus, pickled radish, charred tomato coulis
$26.00
Alaskan Halibut
Toasted farro, olive caper pesto, garlicky greek yogurt
THIRD COURSE‏
$8.00
Mascarpone Cheesecake
Cardamom anglaise, strawberries, graham crumbles
$6.00
"Milky Way" Ice Cream
Marshmallow fluff, pistachios, graham crumbs
$7.00
Chocolate Terrine
Burnt orange sabayon, sea salt
$6.00
House Made Black Pepper Ricotta
Salted caramel, poached lemons
$6.00
Ice Cream Sandwich
Walnut, cherry, chocolate chip cookie, vanilla ice cream, oreo crumbs
$7.00
Warm White Chocolate Pecan Brownie
Vanilla orange ice cream
SIDE DISHES
$5.00
Grilled baby chard
$5.00
House cut fries
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

I went to cafe Saint-Ex on Sunday with some friends. We sat on the outside patio and had a few drinks. The atmosphere was very cool / European. Food was delicious and it wasn't too crowded. There was also a comedy show happening downstairs so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ambassador792770
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this lovely cafe by a foodie friend. The speed of service was fantastic and the attentiveness of the staff also great. Fried Brie with Maple Syrup was delicious, as was the Black-Eyed Peas Humus....we shared both. Gnocchi and chicken dinner were our...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AliBarker
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great local joint. Good prices, average food and a great, friendly staff. The atmosphere is really fun, a fun vintage airplane theme.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tra_lbug
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Wanted to go to another restaurant, but it was closed. Ended up here, due to famine, and really enjoyed it! Great for meeting friends or just hanging at the bar

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank EricRtC
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Had Sunday brunch last Sunday and was seated immediately. good bloody mary and mimosas. Relatively few choices but to me that increases probability that food will be good and it was. Service was efficient and atmosphere albeit pub like was casual and laid back. Highly...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank retiredjohn110111
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Walking around U street corridor and popped in for a drink. The bar was half full and very dark. There was no A/C so it was hot and muggy inside. We asked for vodka soda and the club soda was flat. They did find a...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank DoctorCP
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Brunch in DC is a serious event. Many of the best places require a reservation. 14th St is always hopping, so it was a delight to be able to cruise into Saint Ex on a Sunday at 1P and be able to get an outside...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Susan G
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The house burger and the fried green tomato BLT were excellent. Wait staff was polite and attentive. The atmosphere was great, and they have outside seating. Went for dinner and definitely would go back.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Evan D
Reviewed 14 July 2017

While we only had cocktails it was a fun, hip, friendly gathering spot. The bourbon "Suffering Bastar..." and "New York Sour II" were yummy.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank BradM57
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Met friends for brunch. French toast, omelet and burger, eggs benedict. All were very good. Fresh, tasty fruit on the side. A little pricy, but expected in DC. limited seating inside, but ample seating outside, weather permitting. A place for young adults to congregate and...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Maryanne T
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