Chateau Du Lac Bistro

4.4
401 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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Chateau du Lac Bistro serves the finest French cuisine and wine in the Greater New Orleans area!

With more than 50 years of combined experience, our bistro offers the personalized service and hospitality you deserve while enjoying a fine lunch or dinner. You can be sure that all of the food on our menu is prepared with fresh ingredients by our executive French chef, Jacques Saleun. Whether you want to eat some fantastic food in a fine bistro dining atmosphere or you need a bottle of wine for a special occasion, Chateau du Lac Bistro is just the place for you. From wine and desserts to steak and escargot, our bistro gives you the exquisite French cuisine you deserve without the travel fee. For your convenience, we also offer gift certificates, reservations and take-out service.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am to 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm to 9:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm to 10:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 831-3773
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jacques Saleun
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Catering
Chateau du Lac Bistro can personalize a menu to your specific event’s needs. Whether a casual evening for friends or a grandiose wedding, we are here for all your needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Atherton Drive
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Parking details
Chateau du Lac has street parking available as well as a public lot across the street that offers free parking.
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Entertainment
We offer live music on the second and third Wednesdays of every month.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place to spend a special occasion! The food is delicious and of great quality, and the service is excellent. We enjoyed every item we ordered and will definitely be back!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Me and my boyfriend went here for New Years Eve. They had decorated the tables with party hats and poppers which was really cute and for the restaurant being so busy, service was great and our waiter was very attentive. I had the filet and my boyfriend had the duck. Everything was cooked perfectly, but you may want to bring a packet of salt with you for your visit here. Everything was incredibly under seasoned and my boyfriends "glaze" that was paired with his duck had broken down to a light sauce at best. All in all, we enjoyed our experience and plan to be coming back!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Got the duck on New Years Eve
My guests really enjoyed their food, my wife and I got the duck, some pieces were over done, some were hardly cooked
Extremely disappointing

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New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I downgraded the food in this review as they had a special menu. I ordered a shrimp and avacado salad; the shrimp were very small and had a distinctly metallic taste. The mild avacado dressing could not hide the foul taste. The fillet was excellent. I missed the opportunity to get the french onion soup as it was not on the menu. Desserts were quite small. for 2 people with 2 glasses of wine and 2 beer with tip my tab was $220.00

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here and was nice. The food was tasty and very well presented.

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was very overpriced. You could pay the same and experience a great meal at Commander's Palace.
The food was mediocre. Our appetizer looked like a pot pie from the freezer section. It also arrived to the table cold.

The patrons were all senior citizens. I was probably the youngest in there and I'm in my mid 30s. Our waiter however was very nice.

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G
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time as usual and will definitely be back. Ronnald always does a great job.

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n
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual!
Wait staff friendly and knowledgeable

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DA
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dining experience.
True French cuisine...delicate flavors...fish cooked to perfection...really a favorite restaurant in New Orleans which is known for excellent dining choices.
I've eaten here several times and always come away totally impressed, smiling and satisfied!

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LD
New Orleans
50 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas dinner was Perfect! Thank you!

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HT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went there for Christmas Eve and the food was excellent. The special menu had a good number of options and it really reminded us of the French cuisine we have for Christmas at home. The tables are a bit too close to each other to enable the waiters to circulate with discretion but it didn't change the fact that we had a perfect Christmas night.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and despite being completely full the service was great

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants. On Xmas Eve, the food was average at best. Had same experience last Valentine's Day. Plan to return on a non Holiday.

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k
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal to celebrate a pre
Christmas birthday !

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New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointed. Dined here many times, but restaurant clearly should not have accepted reservations for the few tables that it was not using for a private party of some 48 or so in its main room. Staff was focused on the party and lunch just was not what it usually is.

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San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is amazing! We had two appetizers to share - Foie Gras is wonderful but also plated beautifully. Also we had a shrimp, artichoke & Spanish dish in a delicious tomato basil sauce. For our entrées - Coq au Vin, Boeuf Bourguignon and Scallops served over a light Beurre Bkanc All dishes were superb and authentically french except the Pommes Frites, which are usually a puffed twice fried potato, these were just regular French fries.

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New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful
Food is great
Wait staff professional and knowledgeable

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New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food, convenient, and super nice wait staff.

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n
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding , real French cooking
Wait staff is wonderful

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n
New Orleans
399 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best true French restaurant in New Orleans, not Creole as most in Louisiana expect. Chef is from Britany. Fantastic duck mouse for appetizer. Fish dishes with great sauces. Hanger steak with a blue cheese sauce was also very good. Romantic small place and excellent wait staff who know and love the food.

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New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our favorite neighborhood gem. This is a restaurant family that is pure french (not creole.) All the sauces are delicate, the wines mostly french and the soft french language is spoken. The Fois gras is to die for!

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New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was Fabulous and the service was the best. Ron our server knew I was a bit under the weather and even offered to make a hot water with lemon and honey for me--- not on the menu of course. Just being nice. We will definitely be back----- Thanks Ron!

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

up to its usual high standards!! I will be returning on Saturday night

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The charcuterie platter alone was enough to make me come back to Chateau Du Lac ! The cheeses , curried meats and pate with champagne was the perfect way to start our dinner . The butternut squash soup was so yummy and the hanger steak was cooked to perfection !
There are a lot of restaurants in and around New Orleans that claim to be " French Cuisine " . Chateau Du Lac is authentic " French Cuisine " prepared by Chef/ Owner Jacques Saleun from France . Walking into his restaurant is like stepping into a Parisian Cafe !

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PB
New Orleans
76 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have been a number of times, for both lunch and dinner. Like to sit at one of the tables in the bar area. Authentic French food, well prepared and served. Nice wine list and choice of cocktails. Convenient parking across the street. Pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to dine here and we really enjoyed it. Our waiter, Merlyn, was very kind to answer my questions and gave me great advice on the sauce for my steak!

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New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ask for Jaume. Wonderful waitress. Will not disappoint. Very attentive.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food good. Service very bad even though only 3 tables occupied. Ordered one wine and another was brought. Will think twice before returning.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

On Mondays the menu is set so we were disappointed that we were unable to try more of what they had to offer.

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New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, good food. Good place for a date night, special occasion, or just eating out.

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New Orleans
64 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very disappointed. Lost liquor license for that week. Could not serve cocktails or wine. Food not worth money.

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r
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did excellent job with food and service.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed at Chateau du Lac and thus was no exception. My floating island dessert was exceptional.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The online menu was different than what is on the website. When I arrived, I was told the entrée that I was looking forward to eating was not available. Since I drove out of the city (N.O.) just to get away from the French Quarter, I was quite disappointed.

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BD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a business dinner for 13 people and everyone enjoyed the evening a great deal. The food and service were outstanding. The staff was excellent. This was a terrific experience.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just love this Resturant, it's out go to place 2x a month

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quality and preparation of all three dinners (soup du jour, escargot, steak frites, pompano, salads, apple tarte) were exceptional. Service, first rate. Highly recommended. We are locals and dine out regularly.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Chateau du Lac is one of our very favorite New Orleans restaurants and we go there every time we are in town. Thursday night was wonderful as usual but for some reason there appeared to be only one waitress for the entire restaurant. While she was pleasant and efficient she certainly could have used some help.

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n
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

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r
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food reminds me of the food of Provence. The service is great. Love going there.

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