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Old 10-02-2012, 04:45 AM   #1
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We ate there two nights ago and was absolutely the worst experience anywhere... anyone else experience the same thing?
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:22 AM   #2
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It's one of our favorites. We ate there for the third time last week and loved it! Food and service were great, and we'd like to return again someday.

Why was it a bad experience? Food? Service?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:29 AM   #3
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We LOVE chefs/france! We ate there a month ago. The food was INCREDIBLE! I cant wait to go back!

What happened to cause your bad experience? Was it the service or food or both? Please explain. Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:34 AM   #4
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We ate there for the first time 2 weeks ago and loved it. The food was good and the service was excellent.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:01 AM   #5
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We have eaten there the past few trips. We love it. It reminds us a little of our trip to Paris.

The French waiters can be a little ... well ... snotty. But that just gives it a more authentic feel.

One time the waiter asked my DH how the wine was and DH said, "Tres magnifique". Well the waiter rolled his eyes and the other waiters nearby snickered. We thought it was hilarious and now anytime someone asks how food/drink is, we always say "tres magnifique" and laugh.

I find their filet the best I have ever had. I llike it better than the California Grill filet.

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:06 AM   #6
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We have eaten there the past few trips. We love it. It reminds us a little of our trip to Paris.

The French waiters can be a little ... well ... snotty. But that just gives it a more authentic feel.

One time the waiter asked my DH how the wine was and DH said, "Tres magnifique". Well the waiter rolled his eyes and the other waiters nearby snickered. We thought it was hilarious and now anytime someone asks how food/drink is, we always say "tres magnifique" and laugh.

I find their filet the best I have ever had. I llike it better than the California Grill filet.

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I totally agree! I was in Paris in July and loved it, Chefs definitely reminds me of Paris. Incredible food!

Yes the waiters can be snooty but like you said, it gives Chefs an authentic feel.

Chefs filet is better than Cali Grill filet? I hold the Cali Grill filet on a very high pedestal. Now im bummed I didnt order the Chefs filet! Darn it! Ah well, i'll just have to make sure to order it next time. Thanks for letting me know!
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:42 AM   #7
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Our Ratings of Chefs de France: (5/21/2012)
. . . food price value: C
. . . food quality: C
. . . food quantity per serving: B
. . . food prep speed: C
. . . food selection: C
. . . seating quantity: C
. . . seating comfort: B
. . . eatery atmosphere: C
. . . eatery convenience: B
. . . staff friendliness: C
. . . staff attentiveness: C
. . . character interaction: n/a

NOTE: Chefs is a pleasant French eatery, although most dishes
have been Americanized. The service is a pretty slow and the servers
sometimes inattentive, just like in France. As a middle-priced eatery,
it is well placed. The food is average, except leave the snails to run in
the garden, as the snails they use have been downgraded. We also
thought the cheese plate was very tasty (but, we admit our senses
might have been blunted by the copious amount vino also dispensed
with the appetizer.) The atmosphere is good, but, the tables are
uncomfortably close to one another.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:44 AM   #8
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We have eaten there 5 times now and had one bad experience. It was a poor/slow service issue and I was tempted to let it keep me away but I am glad I didn't because our next visit was the best we ever had there! I also had to remember that the bad experience was when the kids were young (2 and 5) and very tired after a long day in Epcot. We had tried to do the later dinner and see Illuminations and just didn't get that it was way too late for the kids (and us!) - that made the slow service even worse and everything bad was magnified. The next trip we were sure to get an early ressie and pace ourselves that day and voila!- it did the trick.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:02 AM   #9
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I'm not a fan, either. It's so far below my benchmark U.S. brasseries/bistros that I've pretty much given up on going back. Their wine list is dull and most of the food seems like they're just going through the motions. I like the ambiance, but that's about it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:31 AM   #10
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It's not fabulous, and I much prefer lunch to dinner because of the inconsistency of quality at dinner, but I've never had cause to refer to it as "the worst experience anywhere."
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:39 AM   #11
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We prefer lunch at Chefs. Done dinner twice and not that great food-wise IMO. Had the filet (not as good as LeCellier IMO) and short-ribs (fatty). We really like the pre-fix lunch (quiche, onion soup, dessert) the best. "Reasonable and Tasty" when paying OOP.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:28 PM   #12
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Ate there about 2 weeks ago and had a nice experience, just service was a bit slow but other than that, food was good not great, service good but slow, ambiance is a bit busy but we had a window seat so we looked outside alot and even watched Illuminations from our table..
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #13
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I'm not a fan, either. It's so far below my benchmark U.S. brasseries/bistros that I've pretty much given up on going back. Their wine list is dull and most of the food seems like they're just going through the motions. I like the ambiance, but that's about it.
This mirrors my last experience. Our meal was pretty much a disaster and I have no desire to go back. That said, there are people on this board whose opinions I value and respect greatly who love the place. I'll chalk it up to the inconsistency that comes with the territory of doing hundreds of covers a day, 7 days a week. Still, I am in no hurry to play that game of chance again any time soon.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:08 PM   #14
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One time the waiter asked my DH how the wine was and DH said, "Tres magnifique". Well the waiter rolled his eyes and the other waiters nearby snickered. We thought it was hilarious and now anytime someone asks how food/drink is, we always say "tres magnifique" and laugh.
Awh...my husband would totally say something like that (as I die of embarrassment from his French ).

Yes, the waiters make it such an authentic experience.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:35 PM   #15
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We ate there two nights ago and was absolutely the worst experience anywhere... anyone else experience the same thing?
No, never. Sorry to hear, and I'm wondering what happened that made it so bad. You didn't mention anything, matthewclabaugh.....any reasons why you had a bad time.

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