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Bistro Le Coq Au Vin Dr. Phillips

4.2
192 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Bistro Le Coq Au Vin in Dr. Phillips is a French bistro-style restaurant. The restaurant is known to the locals as Bistro CloClo. Customers enjoy the generous portions of authentic French cuisine here. The seafood dishes are especially popular, including mussels with sauce, seafood saffron risotto and scallops. Diners can also try one of Bistro Le Coq Au Vin's house specialties like the croque monsieur sandwich and finish your meal off with a sweet French dessert, such as apple tart with vanilla ice cream.

Bistro Le Coq Au Vin provides a casual, relaxed and intimate atmosphere. It�s a nice place to stop for coffee and sweets with friends, to enjoy a glass of wine with a date or to get together with family for dinner.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Mon-Thurs: 11-3, 5-10
Fri: 11-10
Sat: 11-10:30
Sun: 11-9
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Phone number
(407) 745-5045
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Consulting Chef Reimund Pitz/Chef Alejandro Ocanto
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Catering
Special Occasions. Arrangements to be made in advance.
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Cross street
Dr. Phillips
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Parking details
Ample Parking available all around Plaza.
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Entertainment
* Flamenco Guitarist performing every Thursday from 6-9PM.
* Live Jazz Quartet performing a wide range of Modern and Classic
French Jazz every Saturday Night from 7:30PM to 10:30PM.
* Live acoustic guitar every Sunday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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3.6
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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2016

Such a great night. The restaurant was empty, unfortunately, but I was able to say to my wife that I rented the whole place out for her birthday. Service was authentically French and fairly attentive. The cuisine... SPECTACULAR. The wine list featured cab francs and champagnes, so it was spot-on with its mission. We loved the experience, and will definitely be back again. What a perfect Orlando getaway to a Paris bistro - book it for a romantic night or a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2016

Had great hopes. Food was fair. They kept the decor of the previous restaurant including the crooked hanging pictures. The food was edible at best. I had made a reservation for 7pm and there were no other customers.

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CajunTxn (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2016

We were initially disappointed to learn that this quaint French bistro had changed hands from the last time we ate there. However the menu stayed true to its roots and the meals were well prepared. The service was not as expected in light of how few tables were occupied. Still, all in all, we would recommend the Bistro le Coq au Vin for a quiet classic French dinner.

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vipNymeet (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

Great French menu. Good service. Great ambience and easy to find

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Rieslinglvr (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

This is a new, smaller, sister restaurant to the wonderful Le Coq au Vin on South Orange Avenue. It may be a little hard for most people to find since it is located in a strip mall.
My husband and I made reservations here for 8:00 on New Year's Eve, but when we arrived, there there were only three other couples there. We decided to sit outside, and although it faces the parking lot, there weren't many people in the area, probably due to it being New Years Eve.
The manager, who was a transplant from the original Le Coq au Vin restaurant, visited our table to see how we were enjoying our meal. The server was very attentive, sometimes too attentive, hovering, and whisking our plates away as we took our last bite. I'm sure it was because he only had one other table.
The food was as excellent here, as it is at the original, and reminded us again of our trips to France. They had two prix fixe menus to choose from, both of which were moderately priced.
I would highly recommend trying this place, and now might be a great time to do it. Once word gets out that there is another Le Coq au Vin, with exquisite food, it will be just as hard to get into as it is at the original.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2015

If you like the original location on South Orange Ave. you will like this location even more. The menu and quality of food is the same, service outstanding, and the feel is much better than the old house. Large covered front porch is really nice and interior seating is also very nice and open.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2015

Peter was awesome and the food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on November 21, 2015

We had visited CloClo in the past with European friends and had a good time and great food. We went with the expectation to find a French atmosphere. To our surprise, it had changed ownership and the chef. The décor is nice as before however the greeters were chatting when we walked in, not a very good first impression. When seated the server was pleasant however had little to no knowledge about wines and was rushing through the menu. The pate appetizer was not what it should have been on the menu of a French restaurant. There was no pate in it, only salame, ham and other cuts more on the Italian side. I would rate the Coq Au Vin an 8, my scallops dish a 6 and desserts a 6. No French atmosphere, that was gone.! I would return for the Coq Au Vin.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined on October 29, 2015

Very disappointing!
Except for our kind waiter
The rabbit
Like pulled pork but not advertised as such
The steak dismal

Needs major improvement !

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vipSeminole38 (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on October 12, 2015

Was very surprised when I walked to see that the name has changed. It had not changed on Opentable at that time. The atmosphere was very similar. The food was good, the service was great. The waitress was making effort to speak french ;-)
The menu has some variation from the one from Bistro Cloclo, but it was good. The 2 dishes I had where good, however, I doubt that they would have been prepared exactly like that in a french restaurant (I meant in France). The dinner was very nice, however, the slight change in the menu does not match what I am looking from a french restaurant, sorry I am picky.
If you look for a french restaurant experience it is a good one to go with, you won't be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on September 27, 2015

Disappointed that the croque Monsieur was actually not going to be with bechamel on top. When I ordered , I was told that the topping would be on the side and not as traditionally presented.
No point in ordering !!! However then we switched to fantastic mussels and great Benedict .. Good Sangria

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SpacecoastFoodie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

The 2 of us visited CloClo with 2 friends from Orlando for Magic Dining. Menu offered solid French bistro comfort foods like Coq au Vin (rouge), Saumon aux coquilles St Jacques and deserts included creme brulee and crepe suzette: true French Standards with solid flavors.
The little miss was that one of us got the remainders of a sprig of thyme in the mash potatoes.
Wines were really good for the price! We had a Chard from the trusted house of Bouchard and a Bordeaux "CloClo".
Great bistro ambiance. There was life music (Sat night) which was fun but made conversation hard. My eye did spot the trusty duck a l'orange on the regular menu - maybe for next time when I like to be transported to a street side bistro in the Burgundy.

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vipSuzfood (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

Two months ago I was very excited to have found this restaurant because the croque monsieur was the best I've had since dining in Paris. But on this visit it was nothing like what I'd had previously and it was very disappointing.
When the server asked about our meals, I shared with him it was nothing like the last 3 times we'd been there, it was dry, not as good. The other people who were with me also said the same. He said he would share that with the manager. You might have thought that the manager would come to discuss this, but that didn't happen.
The other people who were with me were also disappointed, it wasn't as good as the times we'd been there before.
It's off the list for our weekly outings.

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vipJojo (Orlando)
1.0  Dined on September 22, 2015

I have never had such a horrible experience at a restaurant. When we arrived, which by the way was a special occasion, we were seated in the middle of the dining room, although there were clearly other tables available along the walls. Our waitress was pleasant; however, when we began to order wine, she stated they were under new ownership and they had given you the wrong wine list. When requesting a specific wine, she was not sure that they had it because of the ownership change. Upon arrival of our appetizers, we were again disappointed. The taste was bland, and not what was explained on the menu. When ordering the main course, we were informed by our waitress that there were several things not on the menu. The steak, which was on the regular menu, was not available on that menu as it was a 12 oz. steak; however, it was available on the Magical Dining menu, which we weren't particularly interest in. We eventually ordered our main course, and although a couple of them were good, again they were not presented as explained on the menu. I ordered beef bourguinon and it was supposed to come with mashed potatoes. This beef bourguinon was not anything like I've ever had before. First of all it wasn't with mashed potatoes, and the beef was more like a watery stew then a bourguinon. I could go on and on about the main courses. However, I want to bring up desert. It was horrible. The crepes had no sauce, nothing inside and very bland tasting. Tasted so much like egg my dining companions could not even eat it. To sum this up, will never return.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Thought it might be more romantic for my wife and I, Bright lighting, and Jazz band a little loud inside, could hardly talk to each other. It was a Sat. night, so may they not have band in there most nights. Great service, food was good not disappointing. Would go again.

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Bankee (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Liked that it was casual but upscale food. Everything we got was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Our experience was excellent overall. Although it seemed that the kitchen got a little overwhelmed the waiter made the best of it and the food and wine were outstanding. We went on Saturday night. It's a great place for wonderful food and live jazz music.

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Interesteddiner (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Our service was very good and our waitress addressed any problem we had. The quality of the food is the issue--we suspected not a lot of fresh ingredients, probably frozen, for our entrees that night. The french onion soup was terrifically over salted--the waitress checked and yes they had a problem with a batch and brought us another. They should have pulled that batch entirely!

Perhaps the magical mealtime put a strain on their resources, although I don't know that based on our experience we would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on September 18, 2015

Our food and drinks were all well prepared and well presented with lots of flavor.

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vipCEWalk (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2015

Nice atmosphere with jazz guitar player made it an enjoyable dining experience. Service was very good and the food was adequate.

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Fleurdelis (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on September 6, 2015

My husband and I chose Bistro Clo Clo from the list of many good restaurants for Magical Dining.
We were expecting a French Bistro instead the music that was played over the system was Top 10 popular radio music. Our server was great, but the outside server slammed the entrance door everytime she went outside to talk to or serve her customers. The French Onion Soup was tasteless, Coq au Vin was OK. Nothing special. It was definitely not what we expected.

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vipSlippers (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on September 4, 2015

We went for the Magical Dining Menu, anticipating another great meal. First, we were looking forward to a nice bottle of French wine. However, on a Friday night, during Magical Dining Month, we were informed they were out of every French red wine on the menu, because they are in the middle of being bought out by another owner. Ok, on to Plan B. I ordered a champagne cocktail, the classic cocktail of champagne, angostura bitters, sugar cube, and lemon peel. “Which champagne cocktail would you like,” asked our waitress, pointing out the menu of mimosas, bellinis (made with peach nectar rather than with peach schnapps), and other champagne/juice combinations. Even though the restaurant now boasts a full liquor license, the waitress appeared not to know what a champagne cocktail was. I asked her to ask the bartender, certain he would know how to make the drink. My husband settled on a wine from somewhere other than France. It turns out the bartender did know how to make a champagne cocktail and that was perhaps the highlight of our dinner.

For starters, I had the escargot, which was served inside a large pastry. Last year they were served individually atop smaller pastries, but this was more like a samosa, with the escargot inside a fried pastry. My husband had the French Onion Soup, which he said tasted like dish water with mushy bread inside. Gone was the delicious soup we had enjoyed before, with hints of red wine and filled with fresh crusty French bread and topped with baked on cheese. This soup was horrible and tasted like it had been pre-made with the bread and cheese inside and then all heated up in a microwave.

For our entrees, both of us had the strip steak. The steak was thin and fatty. On our last visit, the steak was served with delicious French potatoes in a cream sauce. Tonight, the potatoes were very generic, chopped and baked with some salt. Nothing special at all. The meal was also accompanied by green beans.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
1.0  Dined on September 4, 2015

Do NOT go to this restaurant for Magical Dining!
We had the steak, which was a very small portion, over cooked and tough. The crepes were served cold. The manager admitted they reduce the portions for Magical Dining. I predict this restaurant will be out of business soon, just like their neighbor Carieras (same owner). It is a shame what this new owner did to these 2 restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on September 1, 2015

girls week celebration brought friends from out of town. friendly and relaxed atmosphere for table conversation, good helpful service without interruption. will frequent more often.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

Very good service & menu, however the dining room needs an update.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

Very disappointing ! Amateurish service, poor food, noisy and unmanaged. One of us had the Magical Dining menu, a restaurant promotional program. They made up on the price by serving appetizer portions. Overall it was insulting !
Also, don't book a four piece band in a small location such as yours. Have you ever BEEN to a French bistro !?
What a crock !

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vipEpiscodiner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

Bistro CloClo has been through several chef changes- and my experience has been hit and miss. When it was good, it was terrific. When it was a miss, it wasn't bad, just so so. My list visit was a hit: grilled branzino stuffed with lemons, grilled asparagus, a wonderful Pouilly Fume white wine. Gregory was my server and he is always attentive, knowledgeable both about the menu and about how to be a very good waiter Other wait staff have been merely passable, but Gregory knows what he is doing. The wonerful addition last Saturday was a terrific jazz band- fine muscians who added just the right touch to the evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

The food was just Ok. The portion of food is so small with no presentation. My salmon has no taste with very light cream source on top. This restaurant used to have very delicious creme brulee but what I had this time was very disappointing - the cream brulee barely covers the plate and the texture was not as good as before.

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apt2dine (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

My grandfather was an actual French chef so we have high standards with regards to French cuisine. This place stood out as one of the few local French restaurants to actually have food that was properly prepared and well cooked (mostly). We had the Coq au Vin which was excellent and we also had the vegetarian grilled veggies. The veggies were good, except the eggplant which was under-cooked and tasteless. The dish needed some herbs -- thyme maybe? And $14 for a small pile of squash and eggplant with four spears of asparagus and no sauce or protein is a little pricey.
We each had a glass of red wine. The Malbec was delicious. The Cabernet Sauvignon was disappointing. We ended with Crêpe Suzette which was good but also a little disappointing. It comes with 3 little crêpes with a caramelized sugar and butter sauce. There is a slight hint of orange, but ours was lacking the orange zest and it didn't taste like there was any orange liqueur on it. The salads we started with were good.
The waiter, Gregory, was from Montpellier so you can practice your French if so inclined. The decor inside is beautiful and the outside is shaded by some potted plants and an awning.
When the restaurant is full, the noise level is a little high. Saturday night, there was a very pleasant band (keyboard, drums, and base) with a singer.
We will definitely go back, but probably for lunch since I want to try the veggie and Brie crêpe.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on August 24, 2015

The music sounded more like a local dive bar. The atmosphere, while pretty was BRIGHT. Super bright. Service was very attentive and kind. Food was not outstanding. Nothing I could not have made mysel . While both steaks ordered by my family were medium rare, they were cheap, tough in quality. Fries were cold and flavorless. Even the crepes were cheap in presentation and short on flavor.

If food was much, much better and the lighting/music matched the atmosphere, this spot would be perfect. Until that time, we will not return.

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