Chalet Suzanne Restaurant & Inn
Chalet Suzanne Restaurant & Inn
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Chalet Suzanne Restaurant & Inn

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chaletsuzanne.com/
  • Phone: 8636766011
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Room Hours: High Season (November 1st- April 30th) Breakfast : Saturday and Sunday 8:00 - 10:30; Tuesday - Friday 9:00 -10:00 (only if we have houseguests- reservations required) Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 2:30 , Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 3:00 Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday 5:00 - 8:00 Summer Hours- (May 1st through October 31st) Breakfast : Saturday and Sunday 8:00 - 10:30; Tuesday - Friday 9:00 -10:00 (if we have houseguests- reservations required) Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 2:00 , Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 3:00 Dinner: Friday and Saturday 5:00 - 8:00. (Full menu) Sunday evening and Tuesday through Thursday, One Seating; reservations required: 5 course "Traditional Menu" only.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Continental
  • Executive Chef: The Hinshaw Family
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our place... or Yours! Chalet Suzanne offers years of experience in both fine dining events and casual celebrations.
  • Private Party Facilities: Are you planning an extra special occasion... An intimate table for two? A get together with some special friends or business associates? The perfect atmosphere for your "perfect day?" Not a problem at the Chalet Suzanne. We have many different options available to meet your criteria.
  • Private Party Contact: Reservations 8636766011
  • Entertainment: Sam Anderson touches the keys like a warm summer breeze to enhance your dining experience.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chalet Suzanne Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty!
A word from Chalet Suzanne Restaurant & Inn
Chalet Suzanne Restaurant and Inn, now in it's eightieth year of creating memories, is pleased with your interest in our family's dining experience. From our evening fare- fine dining with a classical origin- to our more casual daytime menu, the Chalet Suzanne offers something for everyone. The charming depression era village is full of surprises and literally defines eclecticism...

- Imported tiles scattered about the property
- The historic cannery where we package our famous soups and sauces
- Aircraft landing strip where visitors might drop in with airplanes or parachutes
- 5 lakeside dining rooms scattered about on 17 different levels
- 26 individually designed guest rooms for overnight visitors, the choice of many popular personalities.

Come! Visit us at the Chalet Suzanne and...
Expect! Something! Extraordinary!

Eric and Dee Hinshaw
Third Generation Owners
863-676-6011
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Chalet Suzanne Restaurant & Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Having selected Suzanne for its' unique location, and hype, I was sorely disappointed. The food was mediocre at best.
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  • Something special
    Likeit
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    A very unique establishment. Wonderful staff. We find ourselves going back over and over. Each room is different and very unique. Restaurant is great. We will keep returning at least once per year.
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    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Of Days Gone By...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Took my mother for her 85th birthday. It was a wonderful experience and meal. My mother had duck and I had sea bass and we both agreed we had never had better. The dining room reflects years of memories and to take the time to enjoy and admire the setting was a real treat for us. We stayed two nights at the Chalet and enjoyed every minute.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful
    Dindin
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    This place needs a face lift and a new cook. Very expensive and very disappointing. I would never go back. Food was awful. Chairs were hard and too tall for the table. It was filled with junky antiques, if you can call them antiques, and was disturbing to the eye. Pretending to be a five star restaurant. The prices were crazy for very mediocre food.
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  • Truly unique
    Graham
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Chateau Suzanne is truly a unique place to dine. I selected because my wife's name is Suzanne, but we were very pleasantly surprised. The food and service were both excellent and the restaurant has a very interesting history.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Off the beaten path gem (way off)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Although it may be a ways away from--well--everything, it is SO worth the drive! The restaurant has been owned by the same family ever since. The food is scrumptious! The service is top-notch! Take the time to make the drive. You won't be disappointed.
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    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic Gem
    MikeB
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Waterside dining at its best in a restaurant that is a throwback to a bygone era. Very nice menu selection, complemented by an outstanding wine list. Service is friendly, attentive and helpful. Lobster bisque and duck a l'orange were both outstanding. Could do with a little more table light in the evening hours, but this is a very minor irritant. A highly enjoyable meal from every perspective and highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A WOW!!!!
    durkART
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    What a fine, upscale dining experience: classic yet unpretentious. This type of restaurant is a type YOU want to dress up in: a venue truly missing in Florida. The food IS wonderful and the service was attentive. We're definitely coming back. It is pricey, and it is a journey ( on hour out of Orlando Florida) but to celebrate a VERY special occasion - it's worth it!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Chalet Suzzane
    Frisco
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Was great and couldn't believe that more people weren't there. It is a night that you won't forget.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic Delights
    tommytennistoo
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    This venerable Florida tradition features a broiled grapefruit/chicken liver appetizer - sublime! The Romaine soup provides an unique flavor that I suspect is universally enjoyed. Coupled with an atmosphere of history and antiques (and a piano player who is as smooth as I've ever heard), the experience will sure to be repeated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • What a gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Our server Michelle was friendly and knowledgable about the food. The crab cakes were the best I've ever eaten! I tried my husband's maple duck salad and it was scrumptious! My Orange Duck entree was FABULOUS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extensive wine list but beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Extensive wine list but beer availability was paltry beyond the ususal suspects. Restaurant has a specialized 5 course meal or diner can order ale carte which we did. Even ale carte, portions were much too large for a multi-course meal. That is until we got to the ordered dessert which the restaurant failed to have on hand.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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  • Having heard about this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Having heard about this place for many years, we finally had the opportunity to experience it for ourselves. There was definitely an "old Florida" feel with a bit of whimsy. We were seated in a circular dining room with a great view of a tranquil pond reflecting a brilliant sunset. The food was delicious and the servers were very friendly. It was a distinctly different and pleasant memory.
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  • Give your review a title (optional)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    The inn was tired and old. Even though there were only 7 other guest in the dinning area, 2 tables had problems with the meals around us.
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  • Our favorite quiet getaway.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Our favorite quiet getaway. Chalet Suzanne has endured storms and financial downturns, and the service and food remain superb. We wish the very best for the Hinshaw family, and look forward to returning again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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  • More of a tourist attraction
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    More of a tourist attraction that a place for food. Situated on a drying up lake overlooking the backs of tract housing it was best to look only inside at the antiques and old wood. Food we had was uninspired. friendly waitstaff .
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  • Relaxed Gourmet Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    31 years later we were happy to discover that our special gourmet dining experience had not changed. Hidden in the foot hills south of Orlando it offers a relaxed fine dining experience that will keep you coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downton Abbey expirience. A+
    Disappointed
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    We had a great quite time at the inn, first the Inn, they gave us an upgrade room because the one that we reserved had some maintenance issues, the room was large the bed very comfortable but the a/c was very noise would not stop, needs to be replace is just too old. The whole grounds of the Inn is in crying help for repairs and a lot of upkeep The restaurant was the best part of the time that we were there, the food, we had breakfast and dinner, was outstanding, very impressed, the night that we had dinner our server Debby was fantastic, the decor, the ambiance, the soft music in the background and the service was A+++, we felt that we were back in time in Downton Abbey, it was a very romantic expirience for us.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • I have been several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    I have been several times to Chalet Suzanne and have enjoyed it each time. It was one of my husband and my favorite special occasion spots, including staying at the inn. Love the breakfast. What a treat. Good coffee. Pancakes awesome.
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    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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  • We could hear conversations
    Linda
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    We could hear conversations of tables on the other side of the room due to acoustics in the round room, but it was all fun and the food was very good. Our waitress was attentive and nice -- when she was actually in the room. She was mostly in another room, so when we did see her it was occasional. The owners were very friendly. We sat down at 6:30 and left close to 9:30, so it was a long dinner and we were an hour away from our hotel. There was lots of time between courses. The food was yummy, but I was disappointed by the pot de creme, which was heavy on what I guessed was brandy, yet the menu had no mention of alcohol in the dessert, and the server was even surprised and unaware when I mentioned it. My boyfriend enjoyed it however.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The Best in Central Florida
    BigE
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    This is the best restaurant in Florida. I have been visiting for over 40 years.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Nostalgic return to Chalet Suzanne
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    We had not been to Chalet Suzanne for many years, and recalled our early experiences there as very pleasurable. We found the restaurant (and Inn) just as charming as ever, and ordered the broiled grapefruit topped with a chicken liver. Just as good as we remembered. The three of us shared two other items - crab cakes and a fritatta - which were OK, but not great. My daughter, who enjoys beer, did not find one to her liking from the short selection. The setting was marvelous, overlooking the large pond with multiple turtles to entrtain us. The table was lovely, as we remembered, and the young servers were excellent. One girl had been there for many years. The bill was substantial, which we expected- $80 including gratuity.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • The Definition of Unique!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Chalet Suzanne should be on everyone's restaurant "bucket list." You won't find anything like this anywhere else in the world. It is an absolute must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • We recommend the traditional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We recommend the traditional 5-course meal - excellent food & atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Retro and Nice
    KBLargo
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    Chalet Suzanne has been around for a very long time and nothing seems to change. Of course, why mess with success. The food was all very good, the service friendly, and the setting charming. Nothing, however, was very exciting or new. Some change-up here and there would be nice. The worst thing was the pianist. While obviously talented, he played everything like a dirge. Each song was like marching through mud. I guess if that’s the worst thing I can say, it’s pretty good overall.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Chalet Suzanne is a classic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    Chalet Suzanne is a classic. The interior is authentic, quirky and full of character. The staff are attentive and have pride in what they do. The food is good old fashioned classic cooking. Great for couples or friends. The location is quite far out from Orlando but its worth the travel. They have bedrooms and a pool, would be a romantic getaway for a couple. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • My favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    I was to Chalet Suzanne many years ago and never forgot the restaurant or the food. I was delighted to rediscover this memorable restaurant and found it was just as good as, if not better than, I remembered. That in itself is rare. The ambience, the view, and the food are all spectacular.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Great getaway when combined
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Great getaway when combined with BOK Tower visit, perhaps moonlight concert. Appetites are satisfied with the delicious Romaine Soup, and entres. I combined our visit with Golf at Oakwood and massages afterwards at the Chalet Suzanne.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • NOT "cutting edge" but charming.
    ManhattanWiliam
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Make no mistake, this is not a "cutting edge" restaurant BUT it's perfectly charming. It IS expensive considering we're in Central Florida, I think, but the food was very good. It's the kind of place you'd take your mother on her birthday, which is pretty much what I did. A little stodgy but pretty and great servers who've been there for ages.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • My prime rib sandwich was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    My prime rib sandwich was tough and over cooked. Too costly for the value
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • I've lived in Orlando for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    I've lived in Orlando for over 40 years and heard of Chalet Suzanne's history, reputation and food legacies for as long as I can remember. I always wanted to eat there but never made the trek down from Orlando to Lake Wales just to eat. This past Saturday was my very first visit. Sadly, I have to say that my friends and I were very disappointed with the entire experience. The menu was exceedingly limited and far too expensive for the quality of the food. The service was slow and unorganized. And though I'm glad I finally had the opportunity to eat at the Chalet, I will not be back nor will I recommend it to family and friends. All I can think about is having my $140.00 back. To my misfortune and dismay, it was not money well spent.
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  • The Bison was very tender,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    The Bison was very tender, the Sea bas was on the salty side. As for the lobster bisque it was veey good and had small tender bits of lobster in it. Over all pretty good.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view
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  • Exceptionally romantic dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    I really enjoyed this place where I went with my wife for our latest wedding anniversary. It was all that I expected, and perhaps more. I was somewhat worried after reading a recent negative review but, giving that reviewer the benefit of the doubt all I can say is: they listened to you and fixed it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    I was very disappointed. The food was good but my wife's Black Angus Filet was on the dry side. The pictures at your web site are colorful and inviting but in reality the restaurant lacked color and was dim. The so called antiques were in need of cleaning and dusting. We waited a very long time for our drinks to arrive. Over looking an over sized pond with a subdivision on the opposite shore is not my idea of a scenic view. I don't mind paying high prices for good food and atmosphere but in this case I certainly did not get what I paid for.
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  • I had not been in about ten
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    I had not been in about ten years. I had recalled the food as great. It was not this time. The soup was too salty, the crabcakes were fried and I did not care for them. My friend's Caesar salad was mundane. Overall, food was disappointing.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • A group of 5 for late lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    A group of 5 for late lunch (2:00) put the restaurant in a bit of a bind with such a late start.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I love this restaurant. My
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    I love this restaurant. My friends and I are fromt he UK and Holland and enjoy the unique setting. I will return!
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  • Very nicely done. Fourth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Very nicely done. Fourth generation restaurant people work here. But it doesn't look like work. Eclectic tastes combine with supurb chefs. The food is amazing. The service is impeccable. The prices are inline with same. 40th Anniversary was our reason for finally going to this great out of the way place for what was probably the best dinner we ever had. Looking to do it again. Thanks.
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  • $60 Chicken?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Once you get past the idea of paying $60 for a chicken dinner the place is a delight. A decent dinner for two is going to run about $180 with the tip, but it is well worth it. I hate to keep harping on the price, but I saw 3 couples and one group leave after reviewing the menu. One lady said "I am not THAT hungry". Really guys,the prices make Ruth's Chris seem like a bargain. The food is great, the service is good, the atmosphere is relaxed,,,,, back off a bit on the prices and you will fill the place. Mike
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  • A very unique fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    A very unique fine dining experience. A five course meal is offered and I do recommend it to those who plan on dining there once, or not very often. The grounds or area around the restaurant are very unique and scenic.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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