In the old world ambiance of a 1910 Victorian home, take a quick trip to Paris with Executive Chef Antoine Louro as your practiced guide. Sample Dover ... More
Chateau France Restaurant
In the old world ambiance of a 1910 Victorian home, take a quick trip to Paris with Executive Chef Antoine Louro as your practiced guide. Sample Dover Sole au Meunier and Bouillabaisse or escargots baked into a puff pastry. Filet Mignon Tartar Citron is prepared tableside for a showy display as well as flavorful eating. Dine "al fresco" on the veranda in St. Pete's historic district or indoors in this handsome spot. On the wine list are selections that include 70 percent French vintages and some exceptional old ports.
We had our 39th anniversary dinner and the food and service were wonderful!. The ambiance is perfect and very romantic.I did not find it that pricey. I have paid much more for less quality at other spots.
Definitely a great special occasion restaurant but doable on a more regular basis if you stick with the less expensive wines.
We just ate there Saturday night, and it was anything but French. The woman who obviously owns the place and seems French was actually curt and not very warm and friendly. Our server, Richard, was excellent and went out of his way and was a pleasure. My filet mignon was one of the worst I've eaten and the sauce that went with it was not very good. In fact I couldn't wait to get back to the hotel room and brush my teeth. The vegetables (Italian squash and potatoes au grautin) were very good, but at those prices I would've have perferred a good steak also. I will never go back there or recommend it. It was very, very disappointing and not good French food at all.
Oh, forgot to mention the wine - IT WAS HORRIBLE. The first glass I ordered for $18 was wickedly terrible and had to send it back. I ordered another one and managed to drink it but it was tasteless and boring. I know good red wines and they sure don't have it. Plus most of the staff was so pretentious it was like you wanted to tell them, you're not french so stop acting like an idiot and just be nice and treat your customers as people which they didn't. Overall horrible experience.
This place is a winner in my book. If you are looking for that special night with romantic ambiance and great tasting well-prepared food, this is the place to go. Excellent service that caters to your every need, and the owner is often times available for a chat or wine offering. Speaking of wines, they have a very extensive fine wine collection, varying in price from $7 by the glass-to $300 a bottle. They offer every type of fine wine, and fine beers. Their quality of food is unsurpased in the Tampa Bay area. Just don't expect to watch the calories, everything is prepared classically french, with lots of butter, and tons of cream. Flavor is excellent. They offer many gourmet cheeses, and amazing souffles for dessert. Try it if you are up for an unforgetable evening, but you will pay for the quality.
Lousy service and outrageous prices combined with a phony ambience. Go anywhere else, but not here. I had a fruit and cheese appetizer which consisted of 3 grapes, a tiny amount of cheese and a thinly cut piece of not even crispy french bread - cost 15 bucks!!! More like Shiteau France - the place stinks to high heaven as a prime ripoff to the gullible and easily fooled.
overpricing for mediocre skimpy meals and outright gouging for drinks make this establishment a definite no-go. There are so many good places to go in Saint Pete, why choose a crummy one like this fake pretender.
If you want to have a dining experience, this is the place to go. It is not a place to go if you want to gobble and go in 1 hour. This is a place that you savory every course. Great wine selection. Staff is perfect. Don't forget to check out the old fashion bathtub with floating yellow roses and candles.