Le Chardonnay
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Le Chardonnay

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lechardonnaymemphis.com/page/location.h
  • Phone: 9017251375
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Friday - 4:00pm - Close, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Cooper
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Le Chardonnay
Welcome to LeChardonnay. We are located in Memphis" historic Overton Square. You can expect an array of palate-pleasing delicacies and world-class ambiance. It has been said that we are the finest upscale-casual bistro in Memphis. Here you'll find a unique and intimate atmosphere complimented by attentive service. From our Stilton stuffed tenderloin fillet to our six different gourmet sliders to our famous wood oven pizzas, we are known for excellent food and friendly prices.
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Le Chardonnay reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Wonderful find
    Meat1lover
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Le Chardonnay is a great place to kick back and enjoy a bottle of wine. The selection is fairly large. The service is a bit slow, but once you have had some wine, you don't really care. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is relaxed. Great find.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, service and ambience
    RussVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Surprisingly they would not allow me to have an after dinner cigar in their bar area which was a smoking area because they said only cigarettes were permitted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really loved the food....They
    Bigdaddy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We really loved the food....They must have a great chef...The only complaint would be that they allow smoking at the bar which was about 10 ft from where we were dining...Just for that reason we may not go back...Other than that it was really a great place...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Leaking
    Daniel901
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Everything was good but the table we had the roof started to leak water on me
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overton Square Gem!
    Chris
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food and great atmosphere! One of the best wine list I have seen and the staff went above and beyond
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Kursh
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a wonderful time, the food was excellent, the wine was top notch, and our server, Kb Jones, was awesome as usual. I would definitely go again and I'm sure my lady friend was quite impressed as well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It's small, but not crowded. Expect a table as there are few booths. There is a bar, but it wasn't loud. Food was good. Wine was good. We had Prime rib and some chicken pasta with a brie appetizer and pinot noir. It was nice for a V-day dinner. Expect mid 20's per entree, but the portions are good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work on food.
    Norman
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service and atmosphere were exactly what I was looking for. Lead to a huge let down when the food arrived over cooked and tough. Very dissappointed in the preperation of the prime rib.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great atmosphere, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great atmosphere, service but kitchen was only average.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Smoking in Restaurant
    Tiger
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Overall, we had an OK dinner. The issue we had is the restaurant allows for smoking. The smoke really bothered is a first, until we got used to it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic environment!
    JAKAP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A great place for you and your Sweetie! A Valentine's Day evening gem! The ambiance was perfect: Dim lights, a working fire place on a cold night, an extensive wine list & good food! It was my second visit to Le Chardonney. My wife & I knew what to expect. We were not disappointed!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!!! Prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great restaurant!!! Prices are not bad at all!! And have a great selection of food and drinks!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too smokey
    Pruckh
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Bar and food area are one and the same. Smoking is allowed in all areas. Food might have been better than I rated but the smoke ruined my appetite. Will not return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday nite out
    fredfox
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We needed a restaurant near a theater we were going to and it had been a while since we were in that area, so we decided to go. It was a very pleasant dinner and the food was very good and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again, hard to beat
    LarryD
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    My wife and I recently celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. We chose this place because it's smoke-friendly, but we always look forward to the excellent food. We were not disappointed. Our appetizer of wood-fired mushrooms were excellent. My entree of blackened grouper was perfectly cooked and the tiger shrimp and scallops are a delightful addition. My wife enjoyed her entree of pan roasted chicken picatta that had a gorgeous lemon butter caper sauce. For dessert, we enjoyed a palate-cleansing piece of key lime pie. The wine selection is very nice, the place is cozy, and the food is fantastic. What are you waiting on?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blah
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Made a reservation, arrived on time NO table available. What's the point. Food was over cooked and mediocre at best. Very disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid, not spectacular
    bh75
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Good meal. Restaurant was quite full/noisy, as expected on NYE. Smoking IS allowed, which was a bit of a disappointment. Nice wine list, all very reasonably priced. On the list for a return visit in a less busy time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a bar and one has
    Fitz
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This is a bar and one has to be over 21 since they allow smoking. I did not know this when I made reservations. I have only been here in the summer on the patio. No one near me smoked. They have a fireplace and open kitchen. Because of this the ac was on. I was cold by an ac vent. No other tables available. The waitress was attentive my meal was good and excellent wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice wine list
    TakeNote
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I made an Open Table reservation only to find that seating is first come, first served. We found a booth away from the smoker's and enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. The food was fine and the server efficient, but this is not a destination restaurant. It has more of a lounge atmosphere, and I kept wishing I was somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites
    terz1
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    We just enjoy Le Chardonnay. The food and wine list are good, the servers are friendly, nice relaxing atmosphere. It is a great place to sneak out to in the middle of the week.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pure Disappointment
    Faith
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    Le Chardonnay was delicious and charming when I first went a few years ago. I decided it would be a great place to celebrate my anniversary this year with my boyfriend. We made reservations, dressed up, and were prepared for a great night of wine, Italian food, and romance. When we arrived there was a Huey's style sign that read "Seat Yourself." There were people in sweatpants and baseball caps. Our waitress looked sloppy and bored. Upon looking at the menu I realized most of the food on the menu was the kind of stuff I make at home or bar food (fish and chips, really?!) We got the tuna appetizer which was frankly not as good as its Outback counterpart. My salmon was dry and salty. Subpar experience and it still ended up costing $80!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unhappy
    klmtem
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I was unhappy that we were not informed on the front end that our 15 year old son would not be able to be there due t their policy of smoking in the establishment, which prohibits anyone under 21 from coming in due to state law.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best if you're a smoker
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Le Chardonnay is a 21-and-over establishment, which means they allow smoking. That's fine but one gets the sense that this fact is buried in the fine print. Who would assume that a restaurant called "Le Chardonnay," in a neighborhood with many nice restaurants, would actually be a smoky hole in the wall? Not what we were expecting. Many reviews here and elsewhere reflect this unwelcome surprise. A bit of rebranding is in order. Service was inattentive too, and nobody met us when we walked in. We had a reservation but were left standing around while servers catered to other customers. The food was pretty good, however. That may be what matters most. Unfortunately, this doesn't change the fact that the service and ambience both fell short.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a favorite
    EastMemphis
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Great food and service. Always a favorite. Very consistent. Relaxing atmosphere in the heart of midtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    Stultress
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I made a reservation, but when we walked in a sign said please seat yourself. I did not realize smoking was allowed inside. I ordered filet, mashed potatoes, and Chef's choice vegetables. Steak and potatoes were tepid. Steak was ordered as Medium but arrived medium rare at best.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Check at the door.. No one under 21
    Jmalone103VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Couldn't eat here.... I had my girls and no one under 21 is allowed. Looked ok,
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT PLACE TO DINE
    SMILEY
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    WE ENJOYED THE SERVICE , FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE . MY HUSBAND TO THE CHEF THE STEAK WAS THE BEST HE HAS EATEN AND VERY TENDER. THANKS FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT IT WAS A GREAT BIRTHDAY FOR MY HUSBAND.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a bar not a restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    We came hear with our kids only to find this was a smoky bar that 21 and under aren't allowed in. Needless to say, we did not stay to eat.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I just want to rave over the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    I just want to rave over the FOOD at Le Chardonnay! My meal was fabulously good!! I think people who love good food and creative combinations would thoroughly enjoy this restaurant. I'll be going back, to sample the rest of their menu, which was very enticing. TASTeeeey!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We told the server on the
    vlbbVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    We told the server on the front in we needed to get food quickly that we had game tickets. She was helpful in making suggestions and was super attentive to our needs. Food was SUPER that she suggest we order for a quick preface bite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Although they were busy, the service was both friendly and attentive while not at all overbearing. The wine list is extensive and the food was outstanding. We had the filet and both were cooked exactly as ordered. It was a most enjoyable evening at a moderate price. We will go back and we definitely recommend you give this establishment a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic and yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    My husband and I celebrated a belated Valentines Day at Le Chardonnay. We ordered three appetizers and the sliders. The menu was perfect for trying several very yummy and very filling dishes. The antipasti plate was my favorite with its cheeses, peppers, olives and meats. The spinach dip was delicious with bacon on top. The sliders were unbelievably delicious. We had the salmon, hamburger and steak/horseradish ones. This was a truly wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually food is good - but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Usually food is good - but this time was a miss! Food was overcooked and tasteless. Big disappointment for a romantic Valentine's dinner!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a wonderful Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We had a wonderful Valentine's dinner last week. The wine list was extensive, and the food was amazing. For an appetizer, we shared the wood fired oysters, which were excellent. I had the seared tuna salad, and the sesame seed coating perfectly complimented the dressing. My boyfriend had the salmon was equally satisfied. Our server was attentive, but not overbearing. It was a very intimate place, and they had live music. It was the perfect place for a romantic, delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • they allow smoking so i wont
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    they allow smoking so i wont be back. i smelled it on my food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We arrived and were immediately
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    We arrived and were immediately hit by cigarette smoke. We didn't stay. Staff was courteous but matter of fact that they would not allow us to eat next door using their menu ( they share a kitchen) where it wasn't smokey. They pointed to a smoke free row in their restaurant which was laughable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to LeChardonnay for
    MarinaB
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We went to LeChardonnay for New Years Eve dinner with a group of 6. It was a nice atmosphere that wasnt to loud and everyone at the table could hear the conversation with out yelling. I would recomend this resaurant and plan to attend again in the future.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    I loved it. My husband and myself wanted to go out on a date. It was the perfect date....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Even though Le Chardonnay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Even though Le Chardonnay is listed as one of the finest upscale-casual bistros in Memphis, what is not listed on their website is that it's a smoking venue. Had I known this prior to, I would never have gone as the cigarette smoke was just too overwhelming. On a more positive note, the wood-fired mushrooms & vegetarian pizz were quite tasty, but you must specify toasty crust if that's your preference.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been to Le Chardonnay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    I have been to Le Chardonnay before and remember liking it. Unfortunately,I did not have a good experience this time. The restaurant still allows smoking which I do not prefer. Also, the food was almost flavorless. However, the wine list is very extensive and offers and excellent selection of wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet