Chez Vincent & Hannibal's on the Square
Chez Vincent & Hannibal's on the Square

Chez Vincent & Hannibal's on the Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chezvincent.com/
  • Phone: 4075992929
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Vincent Gagliano
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Wine Cellar can seat up to 30 guests. Hannibal"s On The Square also available for private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Teri Gagliano 4075992929

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pennsylvania
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Chez Vincent & Hannibal's on the Square
Located in the artsy area of Hannibal Square in Downtown Winter Park. Enjoy French food in a casual elegant atmosphere for lunch or dinner.Daily fares of Filet Migon, Grouper Provencale & traditional prepared Escargot. Fabulous private wine Cellar for parties up to 30. Perfect for corporate dinners, birthday celebrations or a lunch gathering. Meet your friends for a cocktail before at our beautiful piano lounge Hannibal"s on The Square. Live music Wednesday to Saturday evenings. ****Please let us know in your reservation request if you would like to sit in the Chez Vincent dining room or in Hannibal's lounge dining room****
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Chez Vincent & Hannibal's on the Square reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)neighborhood gem (30)romantic (30)fit for foodies (26)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (6)good for groups (5)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Park Avenue Gem
    Warrenb1
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Chez Vincent has been around a long time and for good reason. Understated, yet elegant ambience, lovely atmosphere and a fine menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Magical Dinning
    Schuly
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Maybe it's not fair to rate a restaurant during magical dining, but I was not impressed. The food wasn't bad, but frankly unremarkable. Based on that lack luster first impression I won't be going back...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Need to step it up
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had high expectations, that wasn't fulfilled. OK service, but far from expected. Food was not bad, but that's it.
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  • Underwhelmed
    Diana
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great atmosphere, felt as if back in Paris. Preferred any dish to beef. Stay away from the salad. Escargot wonderful Service was sub par - upon serving the wrong dishes to people, the server made a bit of a scene about having to correct her mistake and spent the remainder of the evening making her disdain for the request to correct the error clear to many of her colleague and within ear shot. She was not very attentive as we were only able to order drinks and or move the meal along by requesting other employees ask her to come by or take care of us. Bit of a downer to the experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service based on price of order
    Bud1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were there for magical month of dining's $33. The server treated us as a result like 2nd class citizens. Decent restaurant if you dine from full price menu I suppose. Comped beverages did not make up for bad, forgotten service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful date meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I dined here during the Magical Dining on a Friday night. We were one of the first people to arrive and had to listen to the servers decide who was going to wait on which set of tables, which I don't prefer to have to listen to. However, we lucked into a great server. I got the escargot, pork tenderloin, and chocolate cake. I found every single bite to be delicious! My husband enjoyed the calamari (was a little fishy), mixed grill (loved every bite), and the creme brûlée. I enjoyed it so much I said I would be happy to come back and enjoy it again for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magical Dining Menu
    MookieMoo
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Recently dined at Chez Vincent & took advantage of the Magical Dining Month menu. The salmon was extremely dry, almost unpalatable.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was average, service was poor
    openreviewer
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had to ask twice to get our wine order. Waiter who took our order never delivered, so the manager was asked. Food was average, below expectation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    EllenC
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food was well prepared and presented. The bartender did not know how to make a daiquiri. E
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hannibal's on the Square
    DrJHA
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wife and I both had a crepe dish. Food was good but not great. Sauces are how we measure greatness. Place is really old but clean. Will try it again someday.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    William
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food and service! Will definitely return....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorably Impressed!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have passed this place and never had the opportunity to dine there. Now I am sorry that I hadn't tried it sooner. The food was excellent!! We enjoyed appetizers, entrees and dessert and had no disappointment at all!! The lamb was among the best I have eaten. Pleasantly surprised by the selections of "wine by the glass". The diners that evening all seemed to be truly enjoying their meals which makes for a truly wonderful evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Ambiance, Average Food
    Dailymantra
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    On a Friday night, even at a little after 6, it was tough to find parking. The restaurant is a small, charming place. The tables are a little close together for my taste. The menu, especially for brunch, was expansive. The waitress, was friendly, knowledgeable and just the perfect amount of attentive. The French bread was delicious. The escargot was okay. The French Onion soup was delicious. The Cesar salad was good, but a little salty and overdressed. The lamb and chicken entree was done well. The salmon was perfectly cooked, but the sauce was cloyingly sweet. The chocolate cake was just so average. The creme brulee was perfectly caramelized, but the actual custard was overdone to the point of tasting like scrambled eggs.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always enjoyable
    JudiVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I took an 82 year old friend to lunch for her birthday. The food was excellent and the environment allowed for a pleasant conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tres Bon!
    DecoratorDottie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Went to our favorite French Restaurant in Winter Park for lunch. The Trout and the Chicken Crepe were wonderful as always. The sauces on both were supurb! Looking forward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite French Restaurant in Orl
    Lovegoingouttodinner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everything was excellent, food, customer service, ambience, noise. The Chef stopped by our table and asked how everything was; he was really friendly made us feel like home. I’ll highly recommend this place to family and friends and would definitively come back something soon. Gratin potatoes a must!! If you are a cheese lover like I am, you would love this side dish – You wouldn’t stop eating think it like a cheese fondue + potatoes. Nom nom
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance
    Canardly
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This review is for Hannibal's which has a wonderful bar and decor. It's open and airy but still has an intimate cozy feel. The food was good, my wife had the venison which was perfectly prepared but the sides were not as advertised, came with rice and some veggies it was supposed to be mashed potatoes. The house salad was flat and pretty unexciting, my scallops were prepared perfectly but again the sides were a little different than advertised. Excellent wine list, good bar selection, wait staff was good although the service times were lengthly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • winter park outing
    mormon
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Nicely decorated, good live music, good drinks and appetizers, but that is it. Do not waste your time or money having dinner at Hannibal bar side of the restaurant. The main entre's were disappointing. Ordered six entre's, all six were disappointing. The service is also slow.
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  • Amazing Dinning Experience
    foodgirl
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have lived in Winter Park for over 25 years and I have never been to Chez Vincent before now...oh my gosh we will now always go there...it was amazing. Everything was perfect, and we celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary at this wonderful place. I cannot say enough about the food, wine, service and atmosphere...just excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Gem
    mysterygal
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We enjoyed the ambiance, excellent service, and tasty food at Hannibal's while celebrating a family birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice for nice dinner out
    Ashley
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Chez Vincent makes you feel like you are celebrating a special event even if you are not. The ambience is very classy and romantic. Hannibal's on the Square has a fun artsy ambiance with comfy chairs, fun decor and live music on the weekends. Both have amazing food and service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend, in fact I already did!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful food...
    francegirlVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    ...at Chez Vincent. The cuisine is excellent, the service as well. To say nothing about the ambiance, which is lovely and elegant. All in all, a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • French cuisine distant cousin
    Underwhelmed
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went to celebrate our 35th anniversary. The food was salty. The vegetables were dried out, almost like it sat under a heat lamp too long. Our waiter was new and not very knowledgeable about the menu....He was friendly enough. We opted to go somewhere else for desert and coffee. We had been considering this location for a while, since we dine quite a bit in the Park Avenue corridor. Not a fan!!
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  • the perfect evening
    wJR3VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had a few friends in from out of town and they can't wait to come back to the restaurant with or without us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    MommaLion
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We loved both the food and service - very knowledgeable about the wines and helped us make great selections. The souffle was to die for and a real hit with all 6 of us! They also make great cocktails in the bar at Hannibals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 368 reviews are from the Chez Vincent & Hannibal's on the Square reviews archive.
  • DINNER EXPERIENCE
    hollymay
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    WE WENT HERE FOR MY 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. THE THREE OF US CHOSE THE FILET, SINCE THIS WAS THE ONLY "BEEF" SELECTION. WE WERE VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH OUR CHOICE. IT WASN'T "TENDER" AS WE HAD HOPED. MY SON AND I CHOSE TO GO AHEAD AND EAT OURS, BUT MY HUSBAND RETURNED HIS. THE WAITRESS SAID IT WOULD TAKE SEVEN MINUTES TO MAKE ANOTHER SELECTION. HE CHOSE THE LAMB. IT WAS OVER 15 MINUTES AND WE HAD FINISHED OUR MEALS. HE HAD TO GET HIS TO GO. THE CHEF NEVER CAME OUT TO APOLOGIZE, AND NOBODY SEEMED TO CARE WE WEREN'T ENJOYING OUR MEAL. THIS WASN'T A "HAPPY" OCCASION, AND I WOULD NEVER CHOOSE IT AGAIN, OR RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO MY FRIENDS OR FAMILY.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    A family favorite for all occasions! The food and service are always spectacular. The soup du jour is always a treat and whatever the special is.....trust me, It's Special! We love to introduce our friends from out of town to this treasure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre menu
    1234VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for a Mother's Day lunch so I don't know if the menu was special for that, but it was bad. I'm not a terribly picky person and never leave reviews, but this instance was exceptional. I got the Cream of Mushroom soup, which was really great, but my main of pork was really small and was composed of the pork and a set of sides that they used for every other dish that day. My wife ordered salmon and received probably 2oz of salmon with sauce and the same sides set as my pork (cabbage and two very small carrots). The cake for dessert was offensively dry (seriously) and sliced incredibly thin (probably 1/2" or less?). Then waiters were telling customers not to order certain things because they weren't fresh. Just odd and bad! :(
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  • Could be Great
    Diner
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Service very slow. Not enough servers Veal not seared properly & undercooked Took forever to get our food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Our first visit to Hannibals........we will be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    FriendlyDiner
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Our party of three arrived at Chez Vincent at 5:45pm on a Thursday. We were there to celebrate a birthday and were greeted warmly and seated promptly. Our charming French waitress was Laurie, who was friendly and knowledgeable of the menu choices. Laurie remembered our favorite wine from an earlier visit, and in short order we were toasting the birthday celebrant. Our seafood choices were done to perfection by Chef/Owner Vincent. It was a most enjoyable experience for our small group, and of course we shall be back. Actually, each time we have dined at CV it has been a celebration, not always for a specific occasion, but because the staff, the food, the ambience and Vincent make it a celebration for the guests.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My sons 21st birthday!
    caders
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    My husband and I took our son out to dinner to celebrate his 21st birthday. He had asked us to take him to a french restaurant with a french speaking staff. Well he got his wish. The server greeted him in french and allowed him to order his dinner in french. He is getting ready to go to U.C.F to study french. The food was excellent and the experience will be etched in our minds forever. I can not wait to take my daughter there for dinner or dessert. We were fortunate enough to have a lovely young french lady serve us. We will be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Easter Brunch
    volleychic7
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had a great easter Brunch. Everyone truly enjoyed the food, and kids were welcome with a special kids menu. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter
    Annie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The menu was limited understandably due to the holiday and we knew that was the case when we made the reservations. We arrived early and got in right away and got a window table as requested. We enjoyed our meal and particularly enjoyed our server, Louis. He was great and a delight; made our dining experience special.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    Murph
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    A true French restaurant, where the emphasis is on quality, not quantity. The service was impeccable, and the atmosphere is very nice. I highly recommend Chez Vincent!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals!
    CarlaVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We had a great experience -the fish combo and sea bass dinners were amazing. Our server recommended a lovely wine and it hit the mark. Enjoyable enough to send the owners a message and thank them. A Couple of Kidds loved it and will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food but taxi shortage
    Linda
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We had a great ride out from hotel. Food and service top notch. But if you go be sure you arrange for return transport.....we waited two hours and only got one cab for six people....ruined what could have been a perfect evening
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the French label
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    As a Frenchman, I unfortunately did not find the food at this restaurant to be worth the French Cuisine label, and consequently the price of it. The menu and wine list looked very enticing, but the appetizers and entrees overall came out as a disappointment. The foie gras special was very good, but the pate was really bland and the duck, interestingly, did not taste la duck. Im not sure why. I particularly remember having the mashed potatoes crusted dry on the outside and the snap beans stuck to the plate likely because the plate was composed in advance and kept in a warmer oven. I expected enough respect for quality cuisine that the plates were going to be prepared freshly, especially as this was a slow evening for them (week day).
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a wonderful restaurant
    luv2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant in Winter Park for Sunday brunch, lunch or dinner. The staff is very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Expect some traditional French fare which is excellent. They can accommodate small or large groups. The décor is very warm and inviting. When at Hannibal Square in Winter Park, Chez Vincent is a don't miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Annie
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    This totally French resto was recommended to us by someone who said, "it's really French, not like some of the others who pretend to be French." We found this to be true. The food was excellent - I had cream of mushroom soup that was the best I ever had and my husband's sea bass was perfect - one of the specials. I ordered off the regular menu and my fish seemed a bit dry and too salty but not send back worthy. I'd stick to the specials next time. it was excellent all in all.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.