Chanson / Royal Blues Hotel

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146 reviews
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Chanson Restaurant is a fine dining experience using the freshest and highest-quality and ingredients in delicious dishes of refined portions. Our Chef celebrates local and seasonal ingredients in a menu that has modern dietary influences, supports our local preferences in a refined way of serving. Vegan and gluten-free options are available at all times.

5-course Tasting menu is often available , with optional wine pairings by our Sommelier.
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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

We were a group of 8 celebrating Mother’s Day at 2pm. The ambiance was very appealing but that’s about it. We waited almost half an hour for appetizers. And I had to ask for drinks for some of our family. The young children in our group were especially hungry so we asked for bread or crackers. We were told they only offer bread at dinner. Wtf. When the appetizers arrived we were a bit turned off by the shrimp cocktails as the shrimp were not deveined. Replacements were given. Nothing special in terms of flavor/quality. Very small portion too. 2 shrimp with a schmear of cocktail sauce on the plate. Trying too hard to be fancy. An additional waitress came in during our appetizers and offered us bread but then said it was an extra charge! Umm what?! We told her we’d been asking for bread for the past half hour. Why did they suddenly have bread? She explained it’s because she wasn’t there yet. Not sure what that means. She did then say they would give us bread no charge. Hallelujah. We suggested that for a Mother’s Day lunch especially they should expect families with young children and for $60 per person (and $25 per child) should offer bread. The second course arrived and wasn’t so hot to some. Literally. My husband’s steak was cold while his side of polenta toast was warm. My father in law’s lobster hash was half warm half cold. My daughter’s linguine with butter was too al dente. It was clumpy and tough in places. But she was hungry so ate a few bites. The portions were very small so we all finished ours by the time we could ask for a new pasta for her. It took almost half an hour to receive a replacement! It was served during dessert. And without silverware. Dessert was the best part. My key lime tart was delicious. The others had the mini s’mores which I tasted. They were fine. Nothing great. Seemed like all the servers were new to working at a restaurant. Would not recommend!

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E
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely place to go for really any occasion.. directly across from the beach you can’t beat the view.. and the atmosphere is elegantly casual.. you can even have a conversation.. the din is only of the sea..

In the past we have always selected the tasting menu but this time we ordered individually and I had the lamb .. it’s super yummy.. on the hearty side and memorable.

Lastly let me also compliment the entire staff.. so welcoming and professional.. loved our entire visit.

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AD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a rainy Tuesday and my date and I had the entire restaurant to ourselves. From the moment we walked in the atmosphere comfortable yet fancy. The service was friendly, the food was amazing and had vegan options which fit our requirements. I will be back again in the near future.

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G
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great evening. Beautiful spot, great service( thank you Joe and Jen), great bar and bartender(Joe). Food was super. Great time.

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WP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service. Best beach front restaurant for miles. For us lunch in the patio is a must do several times each month.

Weekend Brunch is the best for family fun.

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BM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Saturday morning breakfast for 6 and was delighted I could reserve a location with an ocean view.

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WF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent choice of wines and extremely attentive service!

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M
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We were very disappointed to find that the tasting menu was unavailable after being told earlier in the day that it would be. The loss of the restaurant’s chef will be a major hurdle for this restaurant to overcome. His departure will not help this establishment. Someone needs to step up and hire a comparable replacement before the failure of this new restaurant.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We waited 1.5 hours for the ‘amuse Bouche’, and got a little bread at same time. Waited over 2 hours and never got dinner so we gave up. When we very nicely said we were a bit shocked by the service and lack of food, the host and waitress were very sympathetic and then disappeared. No host, no waitress, no bartender in the bar. No service folks at all. We had to leave payment for our drinks on the table.

No one should try to dine here, this is a hotel trying to have a restaurant and it’s not working.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Le ragoût d’agneau....TERRIBLE... bouts de viandes corriaces et ce serait plutôt un ragoût de patates.
Entrée de fois gras très bon
Poisson bon sans plus avec riz vert pas terrible.

Très très déçue malheureusement

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M
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved that the chef was so interactive in describing the various dishes of the tasting menu the night we dined at the restaurant. His passion for food was infectious and it greatly enhanced the quality of our experience. We plan to return for another memorable evening!

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H
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

chanson and the Royal Blue Hotel is my absolutely favorite beachfront experience!
We love going there for breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner. It is elegant with great service and lovely food. Always very accomodating and charming.
Must try the smores for desert, even for breakfast!!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve was fabulous!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Unless you know about parking it is a problem; cost me a thirty dollar ticket.

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J
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chansons Chef Matthew has created a fantastic menu, the food is delicious, and of course the famous Smores desert is still on the menu. Henry, the Sommelier took care of picking the best wine for the meal. Diego does a great job as GM. Chanson is 5 star for sure.

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L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just wanted to say what an excellent evening we had on our anniversary. The service was great! The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation. Our special Thank you to Chef Mattew. Everything you cooked was delicious. Thank you for the signature dessert! The restaurant itself is also pretty cool. A large aquarium and blue light of the restaurant gives a romantic atmosphere.

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o
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

We decided to dine here because we have been to 3 other Relais & Chateaux properties which we loved. Our waitress was well informed and attentive. However, the food was horrific. My husband had pheasant which tasted like dried out chicken. My entree was braised lamb. It was inedible. We are both decent cooks and we do dine out fairly often at upscale restaurants....this was an enormously expensive mistake. Someone at Relais needs to reconfirm the chef's skills.

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JZ
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks on the ocean front terrace- Priceless!!! (especially at Happy Hour prices)

JZ

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C
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The service at this restaurant was practically nonexistent. No one came to our table when we were seated to ask about beverages. We flagged someone down who I guess was our server but he seemed not to know anything about the menu, how to take an order, answer a question or serve the meal. I am very surprised at this level of service considering that the restaurant is on the Relais and Chateau list. Normally, such restaurants can be counted on for excellence in food and service as well as atmosphere. The food, however, was nicely presented and tasted good. But I will not return.

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k
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner with my husband
Food was excellent

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BP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful food! Service was spot-on and very unobtrusive. They made a special “happy birthday” on our dessert plate, capping off a lovely evening!

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CB
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From Tracy's welcome to our drink in the bar, our evening was a standout as usual.

We had the tasting menu and wine pairing. Henry served us some unusual and delicious wines.

The new chef is wonderful. She served us up 5 courses of creative and delicious food. We had tremendous fun and enjoyed every minute of the dining experience which is uniquely Chanson.

This is our go-to special restaurant. We believe it's the best restaurant experience north of Miami.

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SF
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The Chanson definitely scores when it comes to ambience. It is so romantic and very beautiful inside. We dined at the Chanson for a late night dinner recently; the sound of waves, the feel of a balmy summer night, the glow of candlelight, and the lovely ceiling aquarium all contribute to the elegant and romantic ocean vibe. It is gorgeous, and we need more venues with the romantic
flair of the Chanson here in South Florida. The cuisine is very artistic and “nouveau”. Clearly the chef is accomplished and skilled in creating dishes for a sophisticated palate. The selections are very limited but quite creative. There is a vegetarian dish for those seeking vegetarian fare, and there is a steak for those preferring red meat. Unfortunately our palate is not super sophisticated, and choosing a dish was a bit challenging, in spite of the limited menu. This is in no way a reflection of the chef(s) at the Chanson, but of our particular tastes. I would love to return to the Chanson for brunch. This beautiful venue is the perfect spot for educated taste buds!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a gourmet vegetarian, I like to be surprised with something a little different from my own cooking. Most restaurants offering a vegetarian option tend to serve the same boring dishes. I therefore was delighted to dig into a plate of delicious vegetables cooked to perfection with a highlight of onion puree . It may sound simplistic, but sometimes less is more. I should also mention that my hubby loved the octopus and Henry, Chanson's new sommelier, was most knowledgeable and delightful. Happy vegetarian food and wine lover.

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OZ
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and presentation, great wine list and cocktails. Interior design and the view is beautiful! Recommend for a special occasion.

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KO
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the tasting menu (2 people) and the chef gave us the delight of serving different dishes to each of us, so we got to try more of the options. Inventive food with lovely presentation. Service was quiet, unobtrusive and attentive. We were made to feel welcomed. The in-wall fish tank is spectacular, as are the views of the beach.

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RB
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is our 4th or 5th time dining at Chanson and it is always wonderful - great service and the food is outstanding and imaginative

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M
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is extremely over priced for the quantity. I had the steak and eggs for a brunch. I had the wooden taste of the brisket in my mouth for hours. The chocolate cake dessert was just ok. I’ve tasted a lot better. I would not return to eat there.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! Mother’s Day Brunch was fantastic! A hidden gem!

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! We all loved it! Great for foodies!

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MS
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Such a nice looking place in a great spot. I guess the rent must be so high, they needed to save money in other places. I read in other reviews that the service was very slow and they were right. It was not the waitstaff's fault, I think. All we ordered were appetizers and it took nearly 20 minutes to come out. There were 8 other diners in the restaurant at the time.

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J
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

This was our second time trying this restaurant. And it will be our last. For the prices they charge they serve the smallest portions of food. If you’re going to serve a small portion then you should charge a small price. I ordered the fish and it was a 4 ounce piece of fish at best it had absolutely no seasonings no flavor I had asked for lemons just to make it edible. It was accompanied by fingerling potatoes which were literally two little tiny pieces of fingerling potatoes they were dry and again had no seasoning whatsoever. My date order the vegetarian platter which was pathetic it hardly had any vegetablesOn it. Since we were still hungry we decided to order the Smore’s as a dessert. Again Eddie bitty tiny pieces of cut up a brownie tiny pieces of cut up chocolate and a couple of gallops of Marshmello. I suggest that they change the chef and the menu and start surveying full sized portions with better flavors.

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H
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Of all the restaurants in Deerfield Beach, and even Bica Raton ,Chanson is the finest! Fabulous chef. Fabulous service. Gorgeous decor. Remarkable view! easy parking in its lot. Great for cocktails, horsdoeuvresand dining!

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g
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

WE has a reservation for 7:30 we got there for 7 ans they would not sit us even though the place was not full. Also one of the guest had to return the food because it was cold but the owner took it off the bill which was really great. The service is very long but the food very good

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Cool atmosphere but awful service. We wouldn’t go back.

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SF
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely beachside restaurant with a giant aquarium has gourmet food, delightful service, and a cozy bar-lounge.

Menu is mostly seafood and portions are small. But the food is delicious—highly recommend the duck — and presentation exquisite. The chef also sent out items for us to try while waiting for our entrees.

Tables are set apart enough to allow diners to actually hear each other—unheard of in South Florida!

We’ll definitely return.

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T
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Visited based on the reviews I read and since the dinner menu didn't move me, I figured I'd go for a light lunch. The portions are so small that I left hungry. The glass of wine was a joke, I didn't even get through my appetizer before the glass was finished and that was sipping moderately. I won't be returning. You don't get your monies worth, unfortunately.

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GG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The waiter service was unattentive and not knowledgeable or very helpful.
The wine pours were miniscle, especially given what one is paying overall to dine there.
Every time I looked at my nephew's wine glass it looked half empty--at first I thought he was guzzling, then I realized that the glass had just arrived and it was so small, and he hadn't even taken one swallow.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was amazing, but service was horrible enough to never go back. We had to pour our own bottle of wine because of the lack of attention from the server. Also, we waited about an hour for our appetizers to come to the table. Besides that the food was the only thing that outstanding.

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was beautiful, had a wonderful scenery and great location near the beach walkway. Once we entered the establishment, we were greeted by the courteous host and was amazed my the interior design. Once seated, our waiter immediately offered us our drink for the night and food. While waiting, the chef sent out the most amazing oysters to enjoy while waiting for our starters. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding and the restaurant was immaculate. Will come back and recommend to everyone.

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