Brodard Chateau

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$30 and under
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Brodard Chateau restaurant originated from the famed Dang family restaurant group that energized the Vietnamese fine-dining scene in Orange County with their famous restaurants: Brodard, in Westminster, and Bamboo Bistro of Corona del Mar.

The family introduced their latest addition, an elegant two-story Brodard Chateau restaurant in 2006. You"ll ease right into this comfortable and stylish blend of Vietnamese and Art Deco ambiance with its inviting full bar frequented by a scene-savvy crowd. The kitchen offers daily specials of authentic refined Vietnamese cuisine as well as delectable Asian fusion dishes just perfect for this vibrant and ultra-cozy restaurant.
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for our group of 8. Food was great and nice atmosphere to talk and enjoy each other without needing to shout across the table. Service was good. Would definitely recommend and will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Horrible dining experience.

The service is 1 Star. They forgot about us and hardly checked on us. We spent all night having to inquire about where everything was. The specialty cocktails tasted watered down. We had the lychee martini on the servers recommendation and the kumquat basil.

Our so called dessert took 10 minutes for something they serve up on a plate. They checked on us once if we hadn't asked for them to check on our food we may have never gotten our food.

The pictures below are of what we ordered. Grilled shrimp spring rolls do not actually contain shrimp. Cake does not actually have cake it was just mousse.

Our entree items were okay but not worth the prices. We ordered the shaken beef and king salmon in parchment. The shaken beef was cooked inconsistent ranging from almost too raw to eat to cooked. The salmon was cooked alright but there were chunks of fat to the point that some bites were of just fat not meat.

Would not recommend. Horrible service, mediocre quality.

And to add to the horrible service I find out the next morning they marked me as a no show when I clearly made my reservation.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant does not live up to it's past. As a Jonathan Gold 101 pick for several years, we went there and loved it. It is now in a new location, modern, loudish, and the food is good, just not special

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OmniMom
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious food as usual. Servers were pretty attentive but we had to remind them more than once of a couple of items. We got one dish after we were pretty much finished with everything else and we never got the other one.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great vibe, delicious food, quick and friendly service, spring rolls are legendary, will become a frequent destination for me from now on.

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BruceC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

terrific service from staff. Extensive menu selection at reasonable prices. I'll have to come back soon.

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dominicg
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food. It was fresh, served warm a cooked to order.

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vipLove2eat
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 1st time to this delicious Vietnamese cuisine. What a great place. We ate a lot. Way to much but it was so good. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their pork spring roll is a bomb. It's always perfect.

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mrsbsl
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We wanted to try something new, not knowing too much about Vietnamese cuisine. We enjoyed trying new things, and would like to go again.

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IngridR
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This place has great Vietnamese food at reasonable prices. Great replacement for me for S Vietnamese, which closed a couple of years ago.
The Ahi salad had a wonderful light, but very tasty dressing and the shrimp spring rolls were delicious. We also added Vietnamese Udon soup and had a wonderful meal for 2 people.
Service was very attentive, but not overbearing.
Highly recommend it and my friend and I will both be back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Quick efficient and tasty

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viprowdygirlanne
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to dine in OC. A meeting of East and West... both in terms of the food and the ambience. Extensive drink and food menu. Always has good buzz and energy.

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vipestar
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a family Christmas dinner! Everything we ordered was delicious and even though the restaurant was packed, service was friendly and efficient.

JE
vipJulieE
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! Food was great.

KN
KimN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Prices are so reasonable. We love bringing family here.

CL
vipCodyL
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Great service. Can’t wait to go back many times to try all of the dishes.

JM
JenniferM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The spring rolls are AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were spectacular. The pork spring rolls are a must!

J
vipannaJ
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Appreciation and Christmas celebration for our ladies bible study group.

J
Jimbow
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I chose Brodard Chateau by recommendation from the LA Times best restaurant list.
I was visiting from Seattle and was looking for excellent Vietnamese food; I found it at Brodard Chateau.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice time. The Shaken beef and duck salad was good. Pork spring rolls were a bit too chewy and garlic chicken with noodles needed vegetables. Other than that we will continue to go to the one on Brookhurst. That is our fAvorite but the noise level is higher and wait time often long.

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GabrieR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast expedited appointment.
Great waiter kept vigilant in our needs. Ample parking. Clean restroom

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend’s and I went this place for a friend’s birthday party. I wrote in the notes on Open Table that it was for a milestone birthday, however, no mention of a congratulations from the front hostess nor the severs. Some restaurants offer a free dessert or complimentary drink, however, this place must not offer those things. This was disappointing since the question was asked on the reservation if there was a special occasion. The food and service were very good but when we mentioned to the waiter that this was for a birthday, they did not bring out even a candle on the dessert that we asked for. Small details make a big difference in service and perception.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks server was spot on with recommendations

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AnhP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

A little disappointed with the dishes i got of the family meal menu. Bo luc lac was no where near the one you got from Vietnam. And i grew up from there until i was a teenager, so I definitely knkw what vietnamese food supposed to tasted like It was way too sweet. We also got thit kho and ca kho, they were well season but a bit more salty than it supposed to be. Got ong choy and it was sweet more than other flavor. We got nem cuon and duck cuon, they were okay. Overall i wasnt super happy with the food for the price I have to spend. First time in Socal and keep hearing so much about Brodard. Maybe I should go try the OG Brodard and give them another chance there!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great! Servers were very helpful. Only real issue was the parking.

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CathyW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, seated immediately, truly remarkable food - the duck spring rolls and shaken beef were wonderful. A+++ Will go again soon - this was our first visit.

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PaulaW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy Chateau Brodard... great good and drinks. We always let our server surprise us with one of their favorite dishes and we are never disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service & appetizers were very good.

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vipTunes
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience1

First course was excellent. Main course was terrible. Grizzly meat and way too much fat

JD
JeanineD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The food is still good, but the ambience is more like regular Brodard"s during the lunch rush. Staff was rushed, no one checked back after bringing the food, we had to wait for the check,
Conversation wasn't even a possibility. We've eaten there several times before and always been very happy with our experience. This time was not great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been dining here for years. Food and service always excellent. Everyone that I’ve ever brought here also enjoys it!

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Tdskip
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

What a disappointment. Food was bland, oily and seafood scare in the seafood dishes. Vegetables didn't fast fresh and were haphazardly prepared. Service was attentive and the restrooms were clean, but beyond that I cannot think of any positives.

DC
DotC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. The food was fantastic--especially loved the vegetable rolls we had at the beginning. The staff were amazing and professional. I very much appreciated that our server was willing to turn down the music after we ate as I recorded a podcast interview with my lunch guest. The only reason I marked "moderate" for noise was because, when the kitchen door opens, you have a piece of equipment that roars pretty loudly--but that probably can't be helped! The ambience was great, thought the statuary was beautiful and loved the warm feel of both the bar and the restaurant. I will come back and bring my husband! And oh, those pistachio macarons! (Keep me away from those or I'll gain twenty pounds!)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh, great service, local patrons. So. So. Good.

LM
vipLizMck
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The food is amazing but we were distracted the whole meal bc sitting next to us was a family whose children were watching a movie on an ipad . The sound was on full blast so we couldn't carry on a conversation. We asked the waiter to ask them to use ear buds but we never saw him approach the table. It ruined our meal .

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foodie
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful service. Best place for parties.

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Sheila
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and staff!! Victoria the bartender was incredible.

SB
vipSBFoodie
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wow! We frequent pho in Little Saigon but this menu knocked our socks off. The shaken beef was delicious- our waiter suggested it and it was incredible as was the wonton soup,Hanoi pork and garlic chicken noodles. It’s a cool rustic space with lots of large tables and was perfect for our group of 8. I can’t wait to go back again.