Café de France

4.7
248 reviews
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French
Cafe de France opened its doors to Park Avenue in July 1982.

Since then it has always been owned and operated by French natives, following the pattern of many little restaurants in Europe. Café de France takes pride in serving the freshest ingredients brought in daily. All dishes are freshly prepared on premises. Our specials change everyday, according to market availability.
Full bar and wine cuvinet
We hope you'll enjoy your dining experience in our quaint restaurant, and we look forward to your future visit.

OPEN FOR LUNCH TUESDAY THRU SUNDAY, DINNER TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY!
Bon Appetit!
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n
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I don't get the buzz about this place. The best I can say is that it was an OK experience. Staff is very good and happy but that's abour it. But far from a foodie place as advertised. The scallops risotto was scallops with average rice, far from a risotto. Profiteroles were burned. Nutella crepes were cold (like taken out of the fridge and served). No wonder I've lived in the area for 20 years and never bothered to stop. The latest internet buzz got me to stop, with it hadn't. At least the wine was good and so was the service.

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TG
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Cafe de France and fully enjoyed the hospitality and dining experience. Everyone from the server to owner were extremely friendly and accommodating. The meals were exceptional full of taste and texture while the creamer brûlée beyond delicious.

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BE
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious....we liked our waiter a lot as well. Many good choices and everyone liked what they had selected. Drinks and wines good too!

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O
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service.

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A
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to an early Valentine's dinner. Excellent food, excellent service and a great and muted dining experience. Restaurant was busy but the noise level was a bit more quieter than most restaurants - a nice change from the very noisy newer restaurants. Fine dining at its best!

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T
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been eating at Cafe de France since 1991 and have never been disappointed! The atmosphere is perfect European intimacy, the food and wine are always delicious, and the service is excellent! It is consistently one of the best restaurants in Orlando, or actually ANYWHERE!

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IP
Orlando
50 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. We dined at one of the outdoor tables which added to a great experience. The rack of lamb was excellent as was the service. We hadn’t visited Cafe de France in a number of years and we are glad that we came back. We plan on returning on a regular basis!

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally awesome!!! Everything about this restaurant is top notch. Absolutely the best rack of lamb we have ever tasted. Cooked to perfection with a wonderful light garlic blue cheese sauce which makes it stand out from all others. No mint jelly here! Mussels in a creamy sauce equally outstanding. Hubby had grilled caesar salad with white anchovies which he would highly recommend. "The best he's ever had!" Sides of fingerling potatoes and brussel sprouts prepared beautifully. Friendly wine list. On vacation in Orlando and traveled here on a rainy day. Well worth the trip. Staff very accommodating and friendly as was the owner (I assume) who greeted us as if we were regulars. Made to feel welcome!

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D
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Filet was over cooked, but otherwise food was great as always!

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W
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was adequate, food was good but the restaurant was very noisy.

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FK
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food was expertly prepared.

We also had a very engaging and humerus server names Alexander who made the visit even more enjoyable

Cocktail preparation is excellent as well

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D
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Everything was wonderful. Can’t wait to come again.

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OT
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Service.

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MR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An oasis in downtown Winter Park, Cafe de France is where we go when we long for authentic French Cuisine!! Bon Appetit!!

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n
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak, scallops, red snapper: every main course was delicious. Escargot, brussel sprouts, pate and onion soup as starters were also excellent. Throw in some pomme frites, great service and a pleasant cafe atmosphere and it was a great night out.

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FR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic French restaurant at an affordable price.
The duck was excellent and crispy and the red snapper just perfectly cooked.

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LM
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. Abby was an attentive server without hovering. The duck entree and the creme brûlée were absolutely the best we have ever had. It had been years since I was last at CDF, but we will definitely return soon. The only minor negatives were that when I booked the reservation, it asked if it was a special occasion and I noted that it was our anniversary. Unfortunately, no acknowledgement was made at the restaurant. Also, no manager/chef ever passed by the table which I would have expected. There were only three other tables dining at the time.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

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j
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For French cuisine, truly authentic and top of the line. ..... highly recommended.

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OT
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were terrific. Will definitely be back

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MR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, service and the food makes Cafe de France a very special treat. If you’ve visited Paris and long for authentic French cuisine, or have never been but are curious about the food, book a reservation at Cafe de France. You won’t be disappointed! It’s a gem in the heart of Winter Park.

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LS
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe de France was such an intimate, romantic restaurant with an amazing menu. The creme brulee was delicious, and the staff was so knowledgeable and we're able to make recommendations regarding the menu.

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JH
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, a fantastic experience. The menu is small in size but huge in flavor an options. The service is attentive without being pushy or hovering. The food is expertly prepared. We had the fish special, which was a stripped bass along with the filet. Both were excellent. We will definitely be back!

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MK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I visited this restaurant for lunch and then recently for dinner. The neighborhood where the restaurant resides is fun to walk around. The service is good. The people that operate the restaurant made sure we were happy on both visits. If you like french food, this is a great way to experience it.

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JO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

CDF offers an excellent variety of high quality dishes that are exceptionally tasty. The dessert menu offered several tasty choices. Service was above par with the staff using the team method for serving patrons. The owner visited each table to check on patron satisfaction. Great food at good value! Would highly recommend CDF for either lunch or dinner.

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PB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary and I got to choose the restaurant. Café de France did not disappoint. Dinner was wonderful and the staff was very nice. I was hoping to speak French, but our wait staff only spoke English. C'etait dommage!

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OA
Orlando
94 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Great food. The soups are yummy. Green salad is dressed exactly as it should be. Scallops at lunch are perfect. Tempting desserts and a nice wine list AND full bar! Service is attentive while not overbearing. No one rushes you through your meal.
Go. Enjoy!

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LS
Jacksonville
74 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the Orlando area. We always try to make at least one meal here when we’re in the area. We’ve been coming here over 20 years.

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G
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent in every way.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful French cuisine, everything was exquisite.

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FS
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the BEST French restaurant in town - authentic and well made!

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J
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN WINTER PARK. ESPECIALLY LOVE THE DUCK AND LAMB CHOPS!!!

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OT
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience from the beginning to the end was good! The cocktails really good, my espresso martini delicious and also the fresh baguette. The onion soup it's so delicious and Rich and the salmon tartare flavorful, I recommend it. Then the entrées, café de France beef bourguignon delightful and a fish( I can't remember the name, but they call " the Asian sea bass") it melt in your mouth leaving all the sauce's flavor. Oh! I forgot de pomme frites, simply yummy
Well, for dessert, we couldn't avoid a French classic, creme brulee... Soft inside with a perfect crust, not too hard not too soft, and perfectly matching with a strong espresso.
I can say, thanks for remember me all those flavors.
So, we'll see you soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, timely service without interruption of our conversation, quiet and conversational environment.

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LM
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always! Best French Onion Soup in town! Wonderful meal.

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. I've eaten at Cafe de France several times and have always had a wonderful meal . Highly recommend for a special occasion or date night.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was very cute inside. Food was perfect.

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M
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the food to the service was excellent. We will be back

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PO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best that ever did it and got away with it

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r
Orlando
223 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to drive up from Dr Phillips to try this french restaurant and so glad we did. Met I believe by the owner which took us right over to our table. Our waiter Alex was perfect describing the specials and whatever we asked for choices. Our mussels and beet salad were delish! I had the rack of lamb and my husband had the dover sole special both were cooked perfectly. I went for the prorifoles for dessert they were great. Cant wait to return to try other great items on their menu.

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