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Café de France

4.7
207 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(407) 647-1869
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Nathaniel Russell
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Near Rollins College. Fairbanks Avenue
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Parking details
Also plenty parking behind the restaurant
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OPEN ON SUNDAY FOR LUNCH
WINE PAIRING DINNERS ONCE A MONTH...
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 207 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was very good, The Lamb chops were excullent
Desert also very good. Would defiantely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday and asked for a table outside for a quieter spot. It was charming, even when the rain blew through. Our waiter was from Moldavia and couldn't have been nicer to the four of us crazy ladies. As always, the food was delicious (coq au vin) and desert (profiterole and crème brûlée) perfect. Winter Park is full of good restaurants, but this one is a favorite.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful meal with gracious service. Food is authentic French quality. Salmon perfectly cooked with delicious accompaniments. Only suggestion for ambiance is to cool the dining room before guests arrive; a bit warm for Florida in March. Keep up the tradition of fine dining in an intimate space.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Every bite of food was incredible. I haven’t been to a restaurant where everyone absolutely loved what they ordered and every option was delicious from appetizers and entrees to desserts.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Exceptional food, wonderful people. :-) Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Wonderful French food in a lovely location right on Park Avenue. I appreciated that there was French music in the background and I had a great glass of Sancerre with my meal.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We always have a great lunch here! We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We have been coming here for years simply because they have some of the best French food we’ve eaten. The soups de poisson was perfect. The roast lamb chops and duck breasts were both tender and wonderfully seasoned. Service was attentive and friendly.

This restaurant has been on Park Avenue longer than any other business (since 1982) and there is a reason - attention to detail and authenticity.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great location on Park Ave. Bistro style ambiance with similar style service. Very good food and selection, a little short on the wine selection.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Cafe de France has long been one of our favorite spots. The food is authentic French prepared with great care. Saturday, I had the scallops and risotto. I don't know what it is, but their scallops have always been extraordinary - and the risotto was creamy, flavorful and just the right texture.

We started with the daily pate - which was divine. Perfect texture and composition.

One of our dinner mates had the lamb chops - which were tender, flavorful and juicy.

Others ate the fish entrees, one Salmon, one Atlantic Cod - both were perfectly prepared and accompanied by well prepped veggies.

The small restaurant has a sweet and personal atmosphere. The wait staff is knowledgeable and the Owner are always there!

Spoil yourself and give it a try!.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

What a neighborhood gem, always delicious, always great personal service. Special occasion or not, this is a very special place.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely Valentine's Day dining experience. Perfect setting and spot on service. The small kitchen was a little overwhelmed that night with loads of Valentine's Day guests, so our entrees took longer than expected but the owner came by to apologize and offered to comp us a drink. The food was amazing and worth the wait. Come here for ambience and authentic, well prepared French cuisine. We will return.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We loved the restaurant so much , we ate there twice in one week. The roasted duckling was outstanding. The coq au vin and the braised lamb shank were divine.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful experience! Would love to see more by-the-glass options and more Sauvignon Blanc.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and great service. We were there for New Year's Eve and enjoyed it very much.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve. The best.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was so good...real French cuisine. All the staff were very friendly and
professional.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Great food and European aura.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

One of the most impressive dining experiences in all of Central Florida. The chef is highly skilled and each dish is "handcrafted" to ensure quality and taste are perfect. The owner and his wife (chef) should be very proud of this dining establishment. Our party recommends the escargots, mussels, daily fish special and the rack of lamb. Don't miss the crème brulee. A full bar with an excellent wine list from many parts of the world accentuate the feeling of being in a hidden bistro in Paris.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Great authentic French cuisine with exceptional service.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

Exceptional food and excellent service, as always. I'm never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Delicious little treat in Winter Park during a visit to Rollins College. Lovely service and excellent food equaled an excellent night overall.

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

My friend and I ate lunch at an outdoor table of Café de France. We both had absolutely wonderful Cosmopolitans. Refreshingly delicious. I ordered the onion soup as a starter and it was quite good...the cheese was bubbly with a very slight crust and the soup had a good consistency. My friend ordered the scallops with risotto and she said they were delicious, tender and moist. (I would have preferred a darker or more robust sear.) I ordered the mussels and frites and thoroughly enjoyed the dish. We split a tarte tatin that was yummy. Really enjoyed the food and I'd definitely return and recommend the restaurant. Bon appetit!

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Great traditional french food

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent French cuisine. Lunch and Dinner were remarkably tasty with perfect portions.
The service was great. I highly recommend this dining venue for flavorful, authentic French food.

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3.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Mixed bag. 2 guests had the same seafood dish and one was very good and one was gritty. The other 2 gusests had lamb and again, the lamb special was very good while the lamb from the menu had little seasoning/taste which required a good dose of salt and pepper. Service was excellent. The restaurant was very quiet but it may have been due to the fact there were only 2 other tables occupied by 2 people. This was our first time back in many years and we probably will give it another try.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Authentic French cuisine. Great daily specials. The best steak tartare and french onion soup.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

This place is just consistently excellent. The food is well prepared and presented. The service is attentive without being overbearing. My wife and I enjoy dining whether with friends or guests or by ourselves.

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1.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Good service, good food & good price. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Wonderful food
Best French Onion soup!
Great service
Every time!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

My waiter was super nice. Loved her. I would not mind having more food that was given. The food was so good!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Loved it. We wanted to get together with our daughter in Orlando and she suggested CdF. I had been wanting to try it for a while, so we made reservations. Between the three of us we had the duck pate (great), mushroom soup (really great mushroom soup!), french onion soup (also great), filet mignon ("most tender steak I've ever had"), rack of lamb (great), and coq au vin (also great). For dessert we had creme brulee ("best ever"), vanilla pastry (good, not great), and house made vanilla ice cream (so creamy!). Will definitely go back. Looking very much to going back.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Nice place. Wait staff after very attentive. Food is very good.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food! Thoroughly enjoyed. Haven't been in a long time but glad we went!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Charming place, French comfort food!
Pros- well executed cuisine
Cons- limited wine list, temperature seemed to swing high and low.

This could be a winter regular for us

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

Great place, excellent meals, had nice dessert menu with cordial and coffee drinks, great date night and special occasions evening, will go back

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2017

I love the food and service at this restaurant. I've visited before and will visit again; however, one warning: I asked for a bottle of pinot noir and told the server I'ld trust her. When the bill came, I discovered I was given an over $80 bottle of wine ($35 at the grocery store). That was a lesson learned.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Cafe de France is the best french restaurant in the Winter Park area. A very well managed family owned and operated restaurant. Nice food, good service and nice and quiet ambiance. If you are looking for good food, good service in a quiet and nice ambiance, Cafe de France.
Is the place. You know a restaurant is good when you see a lot of local people that are known by the owners and definitely are repeat customers.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Had the lamb and duck, nothing special as far as taste but the ambiance and selections are good. The French onion soup was very good.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

We have enjoyed every meal at this Winter Park gem. Don't be fooled by the relatively plain ambiance. The attention to service, quality wine list and excellent food make this always an exceptional dining experience.

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