Cafe Chardonnay
Cafe Chardonnay

Cafe Chardonnay

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafechardonnay.com/index.php
  • Phone: 561-627-2662x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner : Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Frank Eucalitto
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Military Trail
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Cafe Chardonnay
Café Chardonnay has been known as one of Palm Beach County's most exquisite restaurants since its opening in 1986 by owners Frank and Gigi Eucalitto. We offer the finest total dining experience featuring a casual, yet elegant atmosphere and award-winning cuisine that's perfect for lunch, dinner or your next private party.

We promise to delight you with the finest American cuisine. We also offer the perfect companion to any great meal: the finest wines available in South Florida. Our extensive wine list features classic favorites, rare vintages, and international wines from Argentina, Austria, Chile, Germany and Spain to name just a few.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Cafe Chardonnay reviews from OpenTable diners
186 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (138)neighborhood gem (115)fit for foodies (113)romantic (102)notable wine list (94)great for lunch (54)good for groups (43)vibrant bar scene (32)great for outdoor dining (26)hot spot (26)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Birthday dinner
    Duckmishap
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food as always was fantastic. It took an unusual long time to get the main course and when it arrived they had missheard what I ordered. I had ordered the stone crab apetizer(which was maybe the best stone crabs I ever had) and the duck. My waiter did not hear me when I ordered the duck and when they tried to rectify they were out. To compensate they gave a food voucher for a futute visit which was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still excellent after so many years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We came back to Cafe Chardonnay egg to celebrate our 24th anniversary as we have with several others over the years. It is still excellent. Great food, great service, nice quiet romantic setting, good wine list. it's hard to think of anywhere else around here that has been so consistently good for so long. Just the perfect place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was excellent
    ivoez22
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The wine and the food helped my wife and I enjoy our 2 year anniversary. The waiter was very busy, but he was still able to provide us excellent service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was superb. We love to celebrate all occasions there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful restaurant
    ArnoldVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This is probably the best restaurant in PalmBeachCounty. Constantly outdoing itself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence
    Phil
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Consistently good. Staff and management make you feel welcome. Meal prep is exceedingly appetizing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why eat anywhere else ?
    ExecutiveBlonde
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Once again, the great service and a menu that gives you so many good choices draws me back over and over. The roasted beet salad is always my favorite, along with either the Veal Chop or the Rack of Lamb. The shrimp scampi is always a winner too...choices, choices. They have the very best wine list in the Gardens so the wine bar is always filled with people who want to try Brian's latest recommendation. You won't find food like this anywhere else in PB Gardens!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I keep coming back
    ExecutiveBlonde
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food, the wine and the service are always consistently good. They have a Chef's menu which is great as well as a very extensive larger menu plus specials of the day. An impressive wine list....and it's been my favorite spot for years
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable
    itamae
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I had to chose place to dine with friend back from Europe,I know where to chose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service, ugg...Food Amazing
    offy01
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our first time dining at CC. We have lived in Palm Beach Gardens for over 30 years and never have tried this neighborhood gem. We went for my birthday. Very nice ambiance. However, the service was not good. We waited at least 10 minutes before our server came over. When she came over, she hastily asked if we wanted drinks. She did not even welcome us to the restaurant! This place is not cheap, so you expect to be greeted better than if you went to Outback. After our drinks came, she asked what we wanted. I asked if there was any specials, and she stated "oops, I forgot to tell you." Other than the service, the food was amazing. We LOVED the softshell crab and mushroom strudel appetizers. The entrees were amazing as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would go again
    diane
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Delightful evening. Everything about the restaurant was excellent. enjoyed the evening and would return soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NiceTryVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great ambiance but food was only so-so. Had a very good Flavor Month fixed prixe menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Find
    number1dean
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Cafe Chardonnay reminded me of several restaurants in a small village in France or Italy.From the moment you enter you are transfixed to European styles. Wonderful selection of foods.This is a cbt restaurant. Come Back To!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Birthday Dinner for my Wife
    wjgreene
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Lovely spot with great food. We enjoyed ourselves and wondered why we don't go there more often.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Nice atmosphere and extensive wine list. The bartender was professional, knowledgeable and recommended a very nice Cabernet. We ordered from the Flavor of PB menu and the escargots and bouillibase was very good. I would definitely return for a special occasion dinner or drinks and appetizers at the bar.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paigemeplease
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in Palm Beach County ... And it has been consistently my favorite for twenty years! "A class act" and the icying on the cake ...the bartender is the simply the best! Wonderful ambience, service and food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply
    foodie123VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Fit for foodies. Cafe Chardonnay hits on all notes , ambiance , service , great wines and excellent food. One of us had the prefix and one of us ordered off the regular menu. It was all fabulous. We absolutely will return to dine again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delightful!
    coateddiVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We have dined here before but this was the first time for dinner. Wonderful wine list and delicious food. The service was exquisite. We will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Front
    cvg123
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service and greetings were nice. Restaurant has charm and does present an slight upscale atmosphere. Food presentation was good. The plate warming is appreciated. Food quality good although taste levels not exactly in line with the price. Overall a nice place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ooh La La Chardonnay!
    lov2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    best Mushroom Strudel starter in town....fabulous chicken tandoori prepared to keep juiciness and natural flavors, with couscous and apricot slivers. Do not miss the desserts. They are truly worth the splurge, and sharable by at least 4. Pleasant service, warm greeting upon arrival, fabuous bread & dip on the table for starters. We travel a good distance to get here, but so worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner
    Todd
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    From the service to the food, it was a great evening. I would highly recommend Cafe Chardonnay
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JusandLa
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a lovely lunch out with a few ladies, just to treat ourselves, and take advantage of Flavors of Palm Beach Special $20 lunch menu. No skimping---many gourmet choices, good size portions, no rushing, excellent gracious service. Gazpacho fabulous, mushroom crepe excellent, swordfish absolutely delicious, veggies fresh and crunchy, and the desserts are to die for! Chocolate cake, ricotta cheese cake, carrot cake, so good embellished with sauces! Most enjoyable from beginning to end! They never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Great, Service a little slow
    dinebyboat
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It was our first time to Café Chardonnay and we were impressed. The décor is wonderful - very unexpected for a restaurant that occupies the end of a strip mall. The food was wonderful and the Miami Spice menu gave excellent choices which showcased the chef's talents. The only negative to the meal was that the food arrived a bit slowly, though the wait staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cafe Chardonnay
    Lunchbunch
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was my first time at Cafe Chardonnay and it won't be the last. The food was so delicious, the staff was so friendly and professional and the ambiance was whimsical. I loved everything about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent!
    ladydeeVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I always enjoy going to Cafe Chardonnay. My husband is a gourmet cook as a hobby as is very fussy, so we typically select the restaurants which cook and present their food at a consistently high level. It is particularly amazing that they are currently on the Palm Beach Flavor Fest where lunches and dinners offer amazing deals. We go there all year and love it anytime, but during the month of September, this wonderful restaurant is a steal! They offer limited outside seating and inside seating on two levels. Especially love their wild mushroom strudel appetizer and their macadamia nut crusted yellowtail snapper with coconut basmati ric and fruit salsa. My husband loves their braised short ribs...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    LarryM
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food is excellent and the ambiance is great. We had lunch when we were there and it was excellent. I highly recommend it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal and service!
    GrillMasterVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We come here occasionally and have never been disappointed. Our usual server, Mike, was off for the night, so Jim took care of us--very well! The team service, directed by Jim, was fantastic. Attentive and anticipated every need. We chose a four course prix fixe dinner. All courses were excellent but the Sweet Corn and Crab Fritters with Key lime honey mustard dipping sauce appetizer was over the top! The Tropical Salad Artisan lettuce, avocado, hearts of palm, cherry tomatoes and mango citrus vinaigrette was delicious. Our entrée, the Herb Roasted Rack Lamb with goat cheese mashed potatoes, cabernet reduction was perfectly prepared and one of the best I've ever had. Topped it off with Coconut Layer Cake and cappuccino. Splendid!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I absolutely love Café Chardonnay. My husband and I come down to Palm Beach Gardens about 4-5 times a year because we have a townhouse. Café Chardonnay has become our romantic last night stop before returning home. As we receive e-mails with menus I saw that Zucchini Blossoms were on the menu, I had them there last year. I e-mailed them and asked them to please make them the night we come. Upon arrival and when the waiter sat us down, he said "Welcome Mr. & Mrs. Derle, I just want you to know the Chef has saved you an order of Zucchini Blossoms just for you". I almost fell off my chair, no restaurant has ever treated us that way. It is a special place and always will be. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chardonnay is tops
    ArnoldVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant continues to offer an imaginary approach to a excellent culinary experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    ifixbonesVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was great, food quality and taste was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • diningwoman
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It was our 49th Anniversary they decorated our table,sat us at a beautiful spot with limited people. Made a beautiful Anniversary Celebration,good food,great service!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderfully consistent
    qualitysearcher
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Café Chardonnay is one of our very favorite restaurants. It is a consistently wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always dependable
    Luvtodine
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The title of this review says it all - always dependable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch
    Bus69VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I was surprised how small the lunch crowd was this week, although it is the end of August. My two guests had the Macadamia-crusted Snapper, the go-to dish here, and loved it. My grilled chicken salad was excellent. Hope they're not losing business to the other opportunities on PGA Boulevard, maybe they need to market more aggressively.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great night in Palm Beach Gardens
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    While Cafe Chardonnay has been local for years, I have only enjoyed it a few times. Once was a few years ago with my parents. Recently I have returned twice with my wife. Bothe night were great. I love the comfortable feel of this place – even thou the place is larger than it appears.. I definitely would return to try more dishes. They currently have a price-fixed menu and summer menu in addition to the standard. The Pork Belly app. was amazing. We loved the Veal Short Rib. It was both tender and delicious.We also had the Rack of Lamb. The Lamb was cooked to perfection, at med-rare and had a tasty mustard crust. Service was exceptional...well-timed and friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprise
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife had a last minute surprise birthday party for me. We have been there many times before but not on Sat. night. This was the best service, the best food, and the best attitude that we have ever had there. Maybe it is better to go on a busy night when the A team is on the floor and in the kitchen. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice
    Yiya
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It's an amazing place to share with friends and family. Excelent food and service. They made the ocassion a realy special one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Usually superb Steered wrong by waiter towards mozzarella blossoms. Eh Fish just a little watery But we will go back as often as well can
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AnonVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Once again, Café Chardonnay was a treat. They went out of their way to accommodate a request that was not on the menu. There were 7 of us and everyone was pleased with the entire experience. Awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Area
    RogerM
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It's hard to beat Cafe Chardonnay. The bar, the main dining room, all quite attractive...if not elegant. The servers are knowledgeable and attentive, and the food is nothing short of outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.