Brodard Chateau
Brodard Chateau

Brodard Chateau

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brodard.net/
  • Phone: (714) 899-8273
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 10:30am - 9:30pm Friday - Sunday: 10:30 - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: French, Vietnamese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Lisa Dang
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Chateau Elegant Catering offers custom menus of delectable dishes that are a healthy, flavorful and fitting for all occasions of your life. We"d be happy to assist you plan your special parties—no occasion is too big or to small for our experienced catering staff. We can create small box lunches for an office meeting, or produce a sumptuous menu for hundreds of guests at a business convention center. Any event that's special to you is very special to us. The most important thing to us is serving you and your guests the most delicious culinary dishes created by Brodard Chateau's expert chef
  • Private Party Facilities: Brodard Chateau"s private dinning rooms offer an elegant ambiance for formal business events or social gatherings. We can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our professional staff will provide you and your guests with the warmest hospitality, impeccable service and the finest Vietnamese-French cuisine from the moment the party begins until the last guest departs.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Dang 7148998273
  • Entertainment: Live music on certain week nights and weekends, with a vibrant bar and a delicious appetizer menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9100 Trask Avenue
  • Public Transit: Walking distance from main bus lines on Trask Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Brodard Chateau has 62 parking spaces exclusively for patrons and valet services for private parties, upon request.
A word from Brodard Chateau
Brodard Chateau restaurant originated from the famed Dang family restaurant group that energized the Vietnamese fine-dining scene in Orange County with their famous restaurants: Brodard, in Westminster, and Bamboo Bistro of Corona del Mar. The family introduced their latest addition, an elegant two-story Brodard Chateau restaurant in 2006. You"ll ease right into this comfortable and stylish blend of Vietnamese and Art Deco ambiance with its inviting full bar frequented by a scene-savvy crowd. The kitchen offers daily specials of authentic refined Vietnamese cuisine as well as delectable Asian fusion dishes just perfect for this vibrant and ultra-cozy restaurant.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Brodard Chateau reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (17)fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (11)special occasion (9)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (5)romantic (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Wonderful Food
    dinerfromirvine
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was great but service was lacking. We ordered several appetizers and a couple of main courses; servings were generous and quality was very good. Service was not what is expected in a "nice" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I will always go out of my way to come here. Everything is amazing and service is the BEST.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service lacking
    MicheleInCA
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food was wonderful as always, but our waiter was way more interested in pouring wine for his party of 12 than in bringing our food. When it did come it was not staged as we had specifically requested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The ambience is less than perfect but the food and service are excellent.plan to go again soon and highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go back
    Ichiban
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food and service were excellent. The presentation was outstanding. Staff was very friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back and recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Stars
    RB23
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Beautiful decor. No loud music to drown out your conversation. Service was great. I don't speak Vietnamese but the waitress was really gracious about us attempting to order our food in Vietnamese. The menu is extensive and they have something for everyone. The food rocked. We had pork spring rolls & chicken satay. Lunch was Buùn Toâm Thòt Nöôùng Chaû Gio (BBQ pork, jumbo shrimps & egg rolls over vermicelli). My daughter had Chicken and Cashews. I ordered a wonton soup on the side just in case my 3-year-old didn't like my dish, but he liked it all. I've eaten other places and they give you 2 tiny wontons. This soup had 4 large dumplings. Dinner portions are the same size as lunch portions, so, go for lunch. Reservations are recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant Vietnamese
    MicheleInCA
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Delicious, moden vietnamese cuisine in an elegant atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We will go back time and again. Authentic food that is superior to anything we've had in the area. Our first visit Brodard Chateau. Recently visited Viet Nam and this restaurant served as a great reminder. Chudo's to Tin the bartender and waiter. Not over priced and pretentious like a great many spots in OC. An $8.95 martini was refreshing not only pallet wise but to the pocketbook. Highly recommend...you won't be disappointed. Spectaular food at reaasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 79 reviews are from the Brodard Chateau reviews archive.
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The Brodard Chateau was good. The wait staff was great and very attentive. The food was great. The Pineapple Fried Rice was better than expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    jWarren
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    As always the food was wonderful and not that expensive. We ordered appetizers first and waited until we were done to order the main courses. The wait was not that long. It was better than having everything come at once. Definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance for a party.
    deedee
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The presentation of the entrees was gorgeous and you have great personable servers! Shakin Beef/ bbq pork dishes were a bit on the salty side but it was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in Little Saigon
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    If there were a contest for Little Saigon Distinguished Restaurant, this one would be in the running. Helpful, friendly staff. Well-made authentic Vietnamese food. And: user-friendly to the uninitiated, to those afraid of exotic cuisines, and to those on special diets. One of our party is semi-kosher (no pork or shellfish, even shrimp!) but he found menu choices, and enjoyed them. I'd recommend any of the spring rolls, of course, but also the superb shaken beef, and the hearty roast duck soup with spinach noodles, a new (for me) take on the traditional pho. The make a good restaurant even better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous food and atmosphere
    Joyfood
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    So many choices and everything is beautfully prepared. Our waiter helped with decision making and recommended dialing down the spice for my black bean scallops, which were perfect. Spring rolls, crab appetizer tasted uniquely delicious. The best Vietnamese food experience I've enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great value
    IrvineDiner
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    On Sunday we went to Brodard Chateau with our 7 year old and some friends. Food was tasty, prices were very reasonable, and the ambience was festive. Overall, it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    eddie
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This was my second visit to Brodard Chateau and the food was as good or better than the first time. The food is so fresh and the taste combinations are wonderful. Wine and cocktail prices are on the high side but the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scrumptous!
    sashaBVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Always great. Melding of tastes is top notch and the menu will leave you wondering what to order because there are so many choices! We live an hour and a half away and come here whenever we are in this area. It's our #1 go to for Vietnamese food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RiveraVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    WOW - what a great place - awesome martini's, great food to share and excellent service - was worth the drive from LA
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    always a great place to eat good Vietnamese food for non-Vietnamese.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Complete Disappointment!
    disgro
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Made reservation for 12 people for a friend's birthday & had asked for a special table. Upon arriving the hostess brought us to a table in a corner for 12 people way back in the restaurant. We asked to have another table and the hostess was not only unfriendly but very rude and wasn't going to accommodate until we insisted several times. We will never come back nor will we recommend this place to our friends & family. Also we brought a cake and the $1 charge per person for birthday cake (even if we cut & serve it to ourselves) was classic. Thanks for making our friend's special day memorable. Diann Isgro
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a little bit disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I am kind of a regular. I had guests coming from Paris, we were 8 and I did request for a round table, which is convenient for our reunion, but my request was not granted. There was a round table open, but the hostess said it was reserved before my reservation. I suggest that you get more round table, at least the ones that could be folded for storage. Whenever there is a need you could arrange to meet the demand of your "loyal customer". Kim-Anh
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    Ckgee
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The duck spring rolls are an excellent appetizer. The chicken garlic noodles are tasty but the shaken beef is "unbelievable"! The beef is so tender and delicious. The mango rice pudding is a yummy warm dessert.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Vietnamese Restaurant
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Must try Vietnamese restaurant. Discovered some offerings I never found at other Vietnamese places. This restaurant offers much more than pho and simple egg rolls. It is also much cleaner than other Vietnamese restaurants. I will definitely go back and try other dishes on their menu. Our server, Chi, was very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite place. I can't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    My favorite place. I can't get enough. Wonderful staff, atmosphere and food. Been going for 7 years and still amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frequent spot of mine
    knifenspoon
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    I love this place and the staff. Everyone I bring LOVES it too, over a dozen people so far. The last time I ate here, I found a piece of beef in my seafood soup. I do NOT eat beef, pork, poultry or any meat other than certain seafood for over 25 years now. It was a little upsetting to me and now that i think about it now, may be the reason why I have not gone since. I did not mention anything to the staff that night about it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy Vietnamese Restaurant
    estee
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Not often one finds a beautifully appointed Vietnamese restaurant with a full bar and a bartender who knows to to mix a martini! Food was fabulous, service impeccable, ambience lovely. I've eaten here about 6 times, and they never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    PanplayerVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I ordered the lemon grass beef and it was really not that great. But the menu seems to have a lot of choices so I am going to assume I did not order the best item on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Original is better
    CurriousEpicurus
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    I came into the restaurant with high expectations. I tried duck rolls (recomended by an associate), and while presentation was nice, I felt I did not get enough food for the money and was paying for design and decor of the place. On the other hand, service was excellent - polite and whitty - almost to the verge of flirtatious. Cute, but I would not risk bringing my wife there, just because of that. So if you want just food, go for original location, if you want to impress your date - bring them to the Chateu. Oh, and prices are reasonable too for service and ambiance.
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  • Loved this place!
    24loar
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We were delighted to have discovered this gem. Nice atmosphere that is suitable for business dining as well as special occasions. Food is very good and menu has numerous selections. Everything we sampled was excellent and the staff is superb. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Restaurant
    ernestoVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    If you're looking for super tasty Vietnamese food in a beautiful restaurant setting, this is the place for you. Extra fresh ingredients. Every dish is amazing. Served at the perfect temperature. I love Chateau because they serve really great food in a restaurant with dark wood, a full bar, nice lighting, with proper napkins. Yes, its not as cheap as eating at other Vietnamese restaurants in the area, but that's what I love about it...its an actual real sit-down restaurant where you are actually "Served" real food. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    2foodiesVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Food & service levels are time after time consistent in quality & taste. Well run restaurant. No unpleasant surprise ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic ethnic dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Brodard is a place for authentic Vietnamese cooking in a above average environment. The standard is much more suitable for regular restaurant than just a noodle dive. And, the amazing thing is the food is still good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food - Excellent, Service - Not
    MartinvanVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    My server, Vu, was a joke. He was not focused, lied and made excuses. The food was tasty, I would go back if I could get someone else the serve the meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    Mikeb
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Amazing service, Great Ambience, and Super Good Food! Would highly reccomend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Winnie
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Love everything about Brodard Chateau. Terrific food, service and value! Our server, David was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brodard's management is rude
    ThankU
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    I reserved a table 10 days ahead. One day before the reservation day, Brodard told us to preorder food on the phone, arrive at the restaurant and eat fast and leave within 60mins. Because of the ridiculous demand of Brodard, we had to switch reservation to Mix Restaurant with the help of OpenTable.
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  • Great food/Neighborhood gem
    GDozer
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Staff was extremely friendly and the food was fantastic
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is rather delicious.
    Jenny
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Food is rather delicious. But price is rather different with restaurant in Westminter
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    mesohungry
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Excellent food, delicious desserts, flavorful drinks. Combine that with ambiance and pleasant, attentive service and you have what they have at The Brodard Chateau: a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular
    MissAudreyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    David did an outstanding serving us. One of the best waiters out there. Our food was the best it can be. Happy eaters!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the food
    ChickideeVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Quite honestly, if we weren't able to book online (I hate to wait) & the food wasn't good the first time we went, we would've never gone back since service that time was horrible even though it was quiet. Since then, we've been back a couple of times and found a server (Long) that's actually helpful & attentive. Some dishes have been inconsistent (chicken curry on one day was excellent, next time was tough) but the spring rolls are always good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.