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About Café de France

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!

526 Park Ave. South
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Near Rollins College. Fairbanks Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 647-1869

Website:
http://www.lecafedefrance.com/

Parking Details:
Also plenty parking behind the restaurant

Executive Chef:
Chef Nathaniel Russell

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
OPEN ON SUNDAY FOR LUNCH
WINE PAIRING DINNERS ONCE A MONTH...

Café de France Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

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Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Casual (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Not as french as I was hoping. Salad dry and came before the meal not after. No one made an attempt to even speak French. Nice dining but french in name onlyg. Not authentic

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 18, 2016

The food and drink were terribly expensive The way for our meal was extremely long
This was not French food

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Excellent with food being the main feature. I wish I could close my eyes right now and have the onion soup and trout before me. Absolutely wonderful. My wife would say the same about the rack of lamb. If it would not have been bad manners, she would have nibbled the last bits off of each bone.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Sat window front on quaint
Park Ave. the best French onion soup ever. Steak tartar fab. Shrimp with cawliflower was good. Lamb chops okay. Fish of the day very nice. Didn't appreciate paying extra for blue cheese olives! Very good overall. Would go again.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Cafe de France is our favorite restaurant. Food, service, ambiance are all exquisite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 7, 2016

While we usually enjoy eating at Cafe de France, our latest experience was not that enjoyable for the following reasons:
1. They were out of the "fish of the day."
2. My steak was luke warm and not cooked medium as ordered; it was more medium rare.
3. They ran out of asparagus so we were offered green beans as a substitute.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 24, 2016

Delightful Bistro with excellent food and wonderful service. A gem among many great choices in Winter Park. Save room for the Tart Tatin!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 21, 2016

By far the best french restaurant in Winter Park. Great food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Best food in Orlando! Authentic French! Incredible pate, wonderful greens and vegetables, desserts are wonderful! A true gem.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Enjoyed it all from the friendly reception, through the delicious cocktail, tasty appetizer, great bison ribs, and the oh-so-good lava cake desert. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Was very disappointed in both service and food. Our waitress seemed distracted, rushed and offered only perfunctory attention. The food was quite ordinary for the price. We have eaten here since it opened and often recommended it for both food and service. Hope things can improve!

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2016

We chose to eat outside along the side walk during the art festival. It was lovely and cool, we enjoyed the food and sat back and people watched.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 12, 2016

We visited for the first time recently and were impressed with every aspect of the experience from the food to the service and the atmosphere. The service is attentive without hovering. Our server knew the menu in and out and was able to easily answer our questions and offer recommendations. Our cocktails were superb. The food was excecuted perfectly. My wife had the scallops and I had the duck. Both were very flavorful and well played. Unfortunately, we were too full for dessert and opted for coffee instead. We will certainly be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 23, 2016

Leave room for their dessert crepes the fruit one is awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 16, 2016

Wonderful place , you must go and visit them, Francisco and Gilda

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 6, 2016

We've had dinner here twice in two weeks. With all of the choices, we choose to keep coming back. The Rack of Lamb and the specials are always a favorite. I can't wait till our next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 5, 2016

New to the area, I had heard of several French restaurants and several recommended by new friends. Not wanting to drive through downtown, we went here since it was closer to home and knew people who enjoyed it. Small but nicely decorated, we planned on three courses and wine. The wine was excellent and the service was good to start. However, the pate and onion soup were bland and our main courses were inconsistent. My wife's scallops were well prepared but the risotto was gummy. My ribeye steak, the evening special was ordered medium rare and turned out to be thinly cut, burnt on the edges and tough. It was seasoned well but that was small comfort. The potato side was under seasoned as well.

We had planned on dessert but after letting our server know about about the the issues with my steak she said she would let the chef know. No apology or explanation was offerred - only a dessert menu. We paid our bill and left. Any cook can have a bad night, or at a bad course. But we were the second table in for the evening service. Not what I had hoped for my birthday.

We won't be back and will likely check out Le Coq Au Vin on Orange Ave. (the most recommended local French restaurant) and fight the cross town traffic in hope of better food.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 30, 2016

Listen to your server - they make excellent recommendations! Although there were several groups of 6 or more, my husband and I were able to carry out a conversation without having to 'yell'.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 29, 2016

They have been in Winter Park for more than 30 years, so it's not some place that you're going to fall in love with and it's going to be closed in a year or two. Great French cuisine. Feels like a neighborhood restaurant where you're treated like the valued customer that you truly are. Great food and attentive service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2016

The food was amazing! I think there were too many tables jammed into the restaurant making it seem louder than it should be. Easily the best French food in Winter Park....if not all of Metro Orlando. The service was attentive and on point. We enjoyed the wine list and found the overall value to be just right.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 16, 2016

We've been here several times. Great food and good wine, service was very friendly. Our drinks, appetizers, and salads were prompt but our entrees took a bit long. Over all a very pleasant experience. Would recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 16, 2016

Had a wonderful first experience. Excellent food was matched by excellent service.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 17, 2015

Good french food, properly made. There's little more that one could ask for in life, really. I would gladly eat every meal at this restaurant, every day, for the rest of my life.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 18, 2015

You know this place is great because its filled with locals. We love going here, and always bring our out of town friends. I recommend by starting with a classic cocktail (which they do very well), followed by either mussels or escargot. (you may want to order more!). Their soups are fantastic too. Wait staff is very nice and take very good care of their guests. Its a small staff, but you will get to know them like family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 14, 2015

For what turned out to be a $200 meal, I was impressed with neither the service, nor the food. The special (ribeye) was burned as was the asparagus. The bread was bland. The desert akin to what you would find in a frozen dinner.

I don't expect to return

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2015

Our party was dining late so found this gem of restaurant to be quiet. Server recommend the half-carafe of white and red wine which we found to be very good and ideal for our party. Our party ordered fresh fish (swordfish), seared trout, and duck. Everything very tasty and well prepared. The escargot could have been more garlicky but that was my preference not schared by my party.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 13, 2015

It's always a wonderful dining experience at Cafe de France. The Onion soup is one of my favorites. I also had the coq au vin, divine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 18, 2015

My best friend had a happy birthday at Cafe de France last Friday. Service was excellent, and everything delicious. We shared an escargot plate, which was baked in the traditional French way with lots of garlic butter and a warm baguette for dipping. Yum. I had the Coq au Vin, C'est si bon! My friend had the half duck and I hardly heard a word spoken until she finished it! The friendly staff made the dining experience delightful. I love to speak French and Madame, who owns the place was very accommodating with my American French. It was a lot of fun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2015

My husband and I went for our anniversary and had requested a "table with a view of Park Avenue" which is exactly what we were given. The service was excellent and the ambience was very nice. My filet was cooked perfectly and just as tender as it could be!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 11, 2015

We went on a Tuesday evening and it was quiet with only a small number of customers. We sat outside - it was very pleasant - and the service and food was excellent. While the menu is small the choices are great, and all in all we had a wonderful evening with excellent food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2015

love this place. :) very good service. took my friend for her birthday and she love it also. will definitely go back again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 17, 2015

Food was excellent and very tasty, good choices and authentic French cuisine. Service was good and friendly as well. The ambience was nice and we enjoyed the restaurant overall.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 14, 2015

I've been to cafe de France at least 25 times over the last 5 years, and it is consistently the top French restaurant in the area. Nice to still have a small romantic family run restaurant among all of the trendy or chain upstarts. Food is consistently outstanding with a warm French country atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 26, 2015

My girlfriend and I went to Cafe de France and had a great experience. In a town (Orlando)that invented commercialization and exploitation of everything, this is a niece quiet authentic French restaurant. Each dish was perfect. Service was outstanding.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 24, 2015

Cafe de France is always good. Veal chop or rack of lamb are excellent choices. Try the homemade pates for a real treat.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 30, 2015

Awesome service. Great food. Best creme brulee ever!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 29, 2015

Simple, tasteful, deco and food. We had a wonderful birthday dinner. Nicely proportioned and flavorful entrees.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 13, 2015

There were few people there. It was like the world was ours. Very romantic and exceptional for dining.

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 30, 2015

Wow...love this place! Best escargot I've every had, and the Duck Confit and Veal Chop were outstanding! We are definitely coming back!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 25, 2015

My experience at Cafe de France was excellent. We were greeted pleasantly. The fish special was skate, a fish not often seen on menus and very seasonal. It was perfectly prepared, moist and tender. The wine list is very good. It has selections from France, a few other European wines, and a selection from the US. The portions were appropriate. It was a lovely experience.

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