Orlando >Food & Dining > Chez Vincent
533 W. New England Ave., Orlando, FL | Directions 3278928.596006 -81.356473
Monday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Winter Park
Brought my mom here last night. The food was amazing!!! We both got the french onion soup which was the best we've ever had. Very brothy and the perfect amount of cheese. I got the trout almondine and my mom got the lamb. The trout was cooked perfectly and had just the right amount of sauce. The service was also excellent. Very attentive servers. We went because we had a coupon but will definitely return
You are the best – Chez Vincent was an awesome experience. The food was incredible and our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. I highly recommend going to Hannibal's first for a glass of wine and then dining at Chez Vincent (right next door). Chef Vincent even came out to our table to see how everything was! Thank you for a great evening.
Excelent ! – We had lunch here this weekend, and I was pleasantly suprised. Service was great and the sauce on the Beef crepe (crepe Bourguionon I believe) was so good I couldn't get enough of it. Everything was fresh and cooked to order. I will definitely be back for dinner sometime
Worst food ever – Well, I will never understand people who wrote good reviews for this place because it was not good.
being born and raised in France, I know a little bit about french food ! my grandparents are excellent cooks so I know good french food, this was not ! nothing to do with french food, everything oversalted and very expensive! the goat cheese salad had three miserable pieces of lettuce and a ridiculous tiny slice of what was to me, mediocre goat cheese! the bread was toasted and burnt, come on, if you call yourself a french restaurant, at least get real french bread ( baguette) and some nice cheese like camembert or roblechon. the deserts menu was useless, i mean french, we are known for our nice patisserie, and not even one of them on the desert menu! i think i am going to stop here, the only positive thing for me was our waiter, really nice, funny and entertaining. and thats probably cause he wasn't french, I overheard some french waiters talking bad about some clients sitting on the table behind me.... i guess they did not realize i spoke french
Great Dinner! – My husband and I dined for the first time this weekend. A friend recommended. Chez VIncent is now on our list of restaurants to hit monthly. The food was delicious. I had the escargots, loved them! And the Rack of Lamb. My husband had the Seared Tuna and thought it was prepared perfectly and the sauce, I did taste it once or twice, was really good.
We had a Grand Marnier soufflee with coffee. It was a lovely, relaxing evening out. We felt very comfortable and our waiter was very welcoming.
Chez Vincent is THE best place to take a date – Chez Vincent is one of the Orlando area's best restaurant to take your date to. The cuisine is delectable and the staff was very courteous and knowledgeable. Great wine list!
Not Worth the Price Lunch – This was my first visit to Chez Vincent and probally my last. After seeing dirt on my lettuce and informing
my server, who agreeded it was dirt, and having a not so great lunch for $20 I would not recommend Chez
avoid it like a haunted house – I made my way through the demilitarized zone called a ?neighborhood? to find Chez Vincent, a hapless yet arrogant grease trap. I heard good things about the restaurant, but in hindsight that was from people who were friends with the owner. The decor is early nineties Pier 1, about as authentic French as part of the ?It?s a Small World? ride. Our waiter arrived and he was everything you?d expect from the French ? rude, dull, malodorous. He immediately started out on the wrong foot by delivering my gin and tonic with his thumb in it. Being excited to dine in a French restaurant, I decided to order the escargot which, when prepared properly, are a must have. When they?re not, you get what I ate ? salty bits of gristle. My wife was craving scallops, but when they came out the stench was even telling my adventurous side that it wasn?t worth the dysentery she was going to get. I couldn?t believe how the waiter still served them after smelling them during the whole trip out from the kitchen. But then again, they probably smelled better than he did that night. When he took her plate away (completely untouched) he didn?t even remark that she didn?t eat any, and I?d swear that was because he was busy ogling her cans right in front of me. The rest of the meal was a comedy of errors ?leathery cuts of meat with off scents disguised by heavy-handed spices and oversalting. Mushy vegetables, watery cocktails, a haphazard wine list that tries solely to cover the restaurant?s mortgage payment, more stolen glances at the wife's knockers. The pie for dessert was so bad I probably would have given it a better rating if I were hitt in the face with it. In summary, I wish I could defecate on a plate and invite Vincent and my snooty waiter over to eat it. Then I?d be returning a favor.
AVOID!!!! – I took a very good friend here for her birthday this past week. We are both very fond of French cuisine and have lived in New Orleans prior to Orlando. We probably should've known better than to eat French food anywhere but New Orleans, as we have discerning palates as a result.
I like the ambiance and decor of the restaurant, though, the friendliness of the staff is a definite negative . They acted like they could've cared less that we had decided to join them for lunch.
The mushroom soup was so thick that it didn't even resemble soup. It was hot and had a good flavor, but had the appearance of congealed gravy and had cornstarch or tapioca lumps in it.
The mussels were tasty enough, but my trout with butter and almonds was WAY TOO SALTY & had the texture of cardboard. It was a very thin piece of trout (?) and had been severely overcooked and the whole plate of food (fish & vegetables) appeared as if they had been sitting for hours under a heat lamp. The risotto (?) was sticky, the carrots wrinkled and snap peas were limp.
I would never go to this restaurant again, nor would I recommend it to anyone! I was prepared to tell the server how I felt about the food, but he never inquired as to our satisfaction. That, to me, is a standard in any service industry. He just picked up the plates, without a smile or comment, and sent someone else over with our bill.
I have to wonder if the owner ever reads these reviews, as he was there the day we had lunch & I'm guessing he was the chef. Maybe, he's just tired and needs to get out of the business......
From good to absolutey terrible – We eat out alot, probably averaging 8-10 times a month. We first went to Chez Vincent about 2 years ago and loved it. The food was excellent and so was the service. I'm guessing we've been there around ten times. The third to last time we went it was barely just average, but we owed it to every restaurant has have an off night. The second to last time was substantially worse and we figured we wouldn't go anymore. But as (bad) luck would have it, we were in Winter Park for a Saturday evening and couldn't find anyplace else we could get into (which should have told us something). Service bad, real bad. Food, much worse. A few details; the bread comes hot on the outside, cold on the bottom. They bring it back dry and unedible. The mushroom soup was good, the onion mediocre at best as was the escargot. I had the sea scallops which consisted of 4 medium size scallops overcooked and hard on the outside while cold and raw on the inside. I don't care what dinner out costs, cheap or expensive, as long as it's good. $27 for this was ridiculous. My wife had the L'Assitte Gourmande which is five selections of fish that she had wrapped in a crepe. The crepe was burned, the salmon portion overcooked and the rest so fishy she had to send it back. I need you to understand, my wife loves fish. She even eats canned sardines and herring. I've never seen her send back a fish dish. This was really bad! When she told the waiter (after a long wait to see him) he said he would tell the chef. Maybe half an hour later, the chef comes out to the patio where we were, but stops by another table to talk with some other customers. His unfriendly glance at our table felt like he knew, but was ignoring us. Finally the waiter comes with our bill and her fish dish was still on there!! For all we knew, she was going to get food poisening even though she only struggled through a third of the small serving. RUN, don't walk away from Chez Vincent.
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