Chateau du Lac: A Foodie's Lil Gem
If you are a gourmet foodie, this is a must go to restaurant. Chef Jacque is classically trained in traditional French cuisine, AND IT SHOWS. He is from the Brittany area of France and spent yrs. as a chef in Paris. While his expertise extends to all areas, he really excels in his artistry of pastries(particularly phyllo dough).
We sampled the following and I would recommend any of them. All are made inhouse...even the ice creams.
French onion soup
butternut squash soup with jumbo lump crab meat
French onion tart with prosciutto
duck with pomegranate sauce
braised shortribs in a wine reduction
fresh apple tart with homemade coconut ice cream
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
All of the food was quite
All of the food was quite good. Had a veal chop that was very tasty.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
EVERY TME I VISITED CHATEAU
EVERY TME I VISITED CHATEAU DU LAC BISTRO I COME OUT WITH A VERY GOOD FEELING, THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT AND THE SERVICE OUTSTANDING
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Eats and service. It
Good Eats and service. It seemed for a Monday night that the dining room was a little loud.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best French fcod in NO. Service good,friendly, professional.
Favorite in the area.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good meal at Chateau du Lac! The perfect place to spend a birthday!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were excellent and we enjoyed the whole experience. The noise level was probably higher than usual because there was a private party going on with only a partition between spaces, however we were still able to talk comfortably which is always important for me.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service and food were excellent
Service and food were excellent , we will recommend to others .
Our server gave us a nice portion of hazelnut liqour at the end of our meal. The manager also stopped by the table to make sure everything was okay.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
so glad to have this in our
so glad to have this in our neighborhood! Great for lunch & dinner!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Memorial Day Weekend Dinner
Great dinner Saturday night!! Always start off with our favorite French Onion soup. This night we opted for the salmon, what a dish!! Absolutely delicious!!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
du Laq remains the home of
du Laq remains the home of the best food in the area. French Bistro with diner friendly wait staff, make it always a pleasant occasion.
Menu gradually modulates, but the overall presentation remains high quality presentation to please everyone. Chef is willing to bering back a favorite even when not on the menu. Convenient parking lunch and dinner.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Metairie
One of the few Uptown-calibre restaurants in Metairie, located on Metairie Road. The food is consistently good and service is excellent.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Chateau many times and have never been disappointed.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in the Area
Clasic French Bistro food, consistently prepared fresh and delicious. Appetizing presentations and something for everyone.
Best in Metairie white table cloth..
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Duck with fig sauce and Scottish
Duck with fig sauce and Scottish salmon were awesome!!! Mango sorbet was like eating a fresh mango and the same for the coconut sorbet. Awesome service and just a delight to see Chef Jacques again. Jaime is always a delightful server!! Just the best.....can't say enough about this quaint restaurant. :)
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was very very good. We will be back again!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable dinner for two.
This is the second time I went to chateau du lac. Both times I went with a friend. We had a lovely dinner. Food was excellent. Service was fantastic- attentive, but not overbearing. Wine list is impressive. Quiet enough to have an enjoyable conversation. I will definitely be going back.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Nice Lunch
Had the escargots as an appetizer. They came out sizzling in garlic butter and very good. Fish of the day (redfish) was cooked perfectly. Service staff was friendly. Would have gotten dessert, but the food took a little too long to come out for a lunch hour. No matter, it was very good either way. Great for a leisurely lunch of dinner.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chatea Du Lacis one of my local favorites, it transports you to France. The soup of the day was artichoke and fennel. Very delicate taste, but rich at the same time. If they have mussels, order them. The accompanying fries are delicious int he white wine sauce.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
So imagine..5:00 pm on a Saturday night and you need a reservation for 13 people and do not live in New Orleans! Time for Open Table. Went through the choices and choose Chateau Du Lac. What a find!! The restaurant could not have bent over more for us. We walked in, only had 10 and they welcomed us with open arms. A great experience with good food and great service. We would go back again and recommend it in a heartbeat. Chef coming out at the end to say thanks for coming was a classy move... You will not go wrong dining here.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chateau du Lac is Awesome
Never disappointed in the meal, atmosphere or service. Ask for Jaume as your waitress.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A birthday dinner and everything was comfortable and delicious.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This neighborhood gem is my favorite...the freshest fish...as the weather cools, the menu warms up with my favorite White bean cassoulet and duck confit ...yum....Great hamburger too! Or is it the French fries???
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great group dinner
Our party of 5 really enjoyed our dining experience. The atmosphere was energetic, food was delicious and service was friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back and recommend to others.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Divine French Food
Food is excellent with delicate seasoning and
sauces which are light and enhance not
overwhelm the dish.
Finest duck I have had in years.
Service good not great.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in Metairie
Consistantly fresh, appetizing, well conceived presented offerings. Finally getting the popularity it deserves. Wine list if a bargain with a little knowledge of white burgundy and red bordeaux. If not ask.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still excellent food but . . .
we miss Virginie. A wonderful server makes the meal special and she's no longer there. The food was excellent but we had to wait far too long for the entrée and the dessert. The longer we waited, the more uncomfortable the chairs became. Even so, we will be back because this is the best place in the city to get truly authentic French food.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A home run!
Everything was delicious. The Charcuterie plate was a taste treat with much variety. The smoked duck strip exploded in your mouth with flavor. I had the lamb, a great choice. The chocolate lava cake was good, the apple tart was better. We finally got around to this Metairie Road cozy place and will definitely be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Château de lac Bistro great lunch
Had a really wonderful lunch. Fantastic Filet Mignon. Service was wonderful.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM