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About Chateau Du Lac Bistro

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.

2037 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70005
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Atherton Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 831-3773

Website:
http://www.chateaudulacbistro.com/

Entertainment:
We offer live music on the second and third Wednesdays of every month.

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.

Parking Details:
Chateau du Lac has street parking available as well as a public lot across the street that offers free parking.

Executive Chef:
Jacques Saleun

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Chateau Du Lac Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (367)
Notable Wine List (180)
Great for Lunch (152)
Good for Groups (125)
Hot Spot (60)
Great for Brunch (41)
Kid-friendly (35)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Late-night Find (28)
Good for a Date (13)
Authentic (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Cozy (8)
Casual (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Fun (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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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food3
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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food1
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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

Tags: Cozy
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food3
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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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food1
ambience4
service4
value1

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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

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food4
ambience5
service5

vip
 (London)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Wonderful as usual!
Wait staff friendly and knowledgeable

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2016

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!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Christmas dinner was Perfect! Thank you!

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2016

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.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2016

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

Tags: Authentic
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Wonderful meal to celebrate a pre
Christmas birthday !

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2016

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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food3
ambience3
service2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2016

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (London)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Always wonderful
Food is great
Wait staff professional and knowledgeable

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food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2016

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Outstanding , real French cooking
Wait staff is wonderful

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food5
ambience5
service5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 26, 2016

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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food5
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2016

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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food5
ambience3
service5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2016

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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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 8, 2016

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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food5
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on November 7, 2016

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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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2016

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic
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food4
ambience3
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 22, 2016

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2016

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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service5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 19, 2016

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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food4
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service1
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 10, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual
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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 16, 2016

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 10, 2016

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

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food2
ambience2
service3
value2

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Did excellent job with food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2016

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 30, 2016

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.

Tags: Cozy
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food3
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service3
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 16, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 13, 2016

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

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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 6, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 4, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service4
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Outstanding food and service

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on August 3, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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