Dine in style at the Chef's Table. Founded by Chef Pritchard, this upscale restaurant offers a diverse menu that fuses contemporary American and French cooking techniques. Popular menu highlights at Chef's Table include the duck salad, the coconut shrimp and the restaurant's special French onion soup, made with croutons and slow roasted onions for a delicious treat. Complement your meal with a cocktail or a selection from the restaurant's wine menu.
With its elegant setting, hand-painted art and soft lighting, Chef's Table is worth the visit for special occasions or romantic dates. This restaurant is open Monday through Saturday.
The part of tonight's experience that stood out most to me was the elegant presentation of the dishes. I also very much appreciated the service provided.
The food was incredible. Everything we ate was excellent. The crazy part of the evening was that our waiter forgot _literally_ everything we asked for. "Could we get some lemons for the water?" - response "of course". Nothing. "Could we get an extra spoon for the soup so my wife can share?" - response "Certainly". Spoon never came, used the same spoon. "Could we get some bread to go with the soup" - "right away"...Nada. It became a point of laughter with my wife and I as we thought our teenage son had possessed the waiters body and he was now waiting on us! No embellishment - 8 distinct requests, not one fulfilled. Wow!
My wife and I had our first date at this location 40 years ago. It was a different building, a different menu and a better view (mature trees block much of the view). The positive is limited: It is a lovely location and it has a very good feel to it (good ambiance. They seem to be going for a French or Continental feel. If horrible service equates to Continental they they were successful. We arrived early and the restaurant was not busy when we arrived. The hostess was very pleasant and accommodating. It went downhill from there. With an empty restaurant I was not expecting to spent over two hours waiting for food. The scallops were excellent. The chicken was tough. The rest of the meal than came out in 20 minute increments was okay. I ordered a diet coke. My wife finally mentioned to the hostess (not the waiter) that I had ordered the drink. She had asked for lemon to go with her water... it never came. We started laughing about how slow the service was as the meal proceeded. The table occupancy during our two hours ranged from three to five tables (near the end).
Fortunately for us, we were able to reminisce and reminisce. We discussed every restaurant we had enjoyed in 40 years, we discussed the highlights of each of the 50 states we've visited. I'd hate to think of the experience with someone who didn't talk a lot. We were running short on topics by the end ourselves and we've been married 39 years.
At the beginning of the meal we discussed this as a special event restaurant especially as we had memories attached to the location, if not the restaurant itself. By the end, we realized that we would never return. The price of the meal was irrelevant to our dissatisfaction. It is, of course by design, a very expensive restaurant; but for the price I would have expected a better meal and most certainly more attentive service.
This is a fancy more expensive restaurant more suited to special occasions. The food was very good and it was fun to try something you wouldn't find at the usual places.
Food's good, but tiny. Atmosphere is good. Staff is good. Plus the price tag tells you're date you're a big spender.
It's a place to go when you want to get dressed up, not necessarily when you're hungry.
Business dinner. Lost the waiter to other tables forever after ordering 2 bottles high-end wine. Salads never showed- embarrassing after I recommended the watermelon salad. Lamb was mostly sinew, little meat- knife could not cut it. Didn't reveal this due to business nature of meal. Fortunately others had something else. Deserts were fancifully done and the highlight. Wine terribly overpriced, even for UT.
My husband and I visit this restaurant about twice a year. The menu has changed quite a lot since our last visit and I have to say I am not as thrilled with the choices as I once was. That doesn't mean we didn't get good food though. However there was only one starter we wanted to try and in the past there have been at least 3 or 4. We started with a cheese board. We got a lot of cheese on this board and it could have used a bit more of the compote that came with it due to the amount of cheese. A bit surprised to see a cheese board as an appetizer - this is something usually ordered after dinner. Had a watermelon, feta cheese and ham salad. Good but would have preferred the watermelon to be fresh and not compressed. Main entrees of lamb chops and quail stuffed with sausage. Lamb and all sides it came with were very good. Quail was good as were the accompanying sides but could have lived without the sausage it was stuffed with. The sausage does not do anything for this dish. Dissappointed in dessert selection. Where is the chocolate? There was only one chocolate choice on the menu. There should be at least two choices...women love chocolate!
Overall good food but we've definitely had much better food experiences here in the past.
Service was the worst we've had here before. The server was nowhere to be found. She would show up whenever she felt like it. Once we got the food she never checked to make sure everything was ok with the food and when we wanted to order dessert she didn't come back to the table for ages. You would have thought she had 10-15 large tables. I would give her some slack had she been busy but she only had 2 tables of 2 people (the only patrons in the restaurant). She did the bare minimum and let the bus person take care of everything. I really was tempted to hand the tip to the bus person and not give the server a penny. I certainly did not tip what I would have had the service been good.
Rolls were slightly burnt; starters were bland; salad was fair; main course was poor; service was fair - we didn't bother with dessert. This used to be a GREAT place with amazing food - sad it has fallen so far. We kindly brought a couple of the problems to the attention of the server. We were told other s had had the same complaints - there was no effort to make the problems right - a main course should at least be warm. We will not return. We would NOT recommend to others.
We went to Chef's Table for our wedding anniversary and the food was great, but the service was extremely lack luster and sub-par.
My wife and I were celebrating our nineteenth wedding anniversary and so we decided to go to the upscale restaurant, Chef's Table. We had heard that the owners had changed hands and we wanted to see if the new owners could pass muster. We started with two appetizers, tomato soup with melted asiago cheese for my wife and the seared scallops for me. Both apps were very good.
For our main courses my wife chose the tenderloin and I chose the lambchops. The tenderloin was prepared with an expert hand but two of the three lamb chops I ate were more overdone than the medium rare I had requested.
When inquiring about dessert I asked our waitress if the ice cream had eggs since I know that small batch and high-end ice cream usually does, and I am allergic to eggs. It was obvious that she was unaware that the ice cream could even contain eggs and she tried to convince me of that fact. I persisted, and asked if she would inquire about it since I did not want the paramedics to spoil our celebratory dinner. It turned out that the ice cream did contain eggs so I opted for the sorbet. My wife had the chocolate dome. Both of our desserts were excellent.
It should be noted that the rest of the waitstaff were excellent.
I would suggest that all waitstaff know the ingredients of everything they serve.
Overall grade for tonight's dinner: B
The food and atmosphere were great. I had a steak that was melt-in-your-mouth perfection, while my wife had a chicken dish that was similarly great. Dessert was to die for. The staff were attentive and prompt.
We went to the Chef's Table for our 6th wedding anniversary and we loved it! It was our second time at the restaurant and we have thoroughly enjoyed it each time. The food is spectacular, the service is top notch, the atmosphere is wonderful as well. It's a quiet, classy and upscale setting. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a special night out. It is more expensive than other restaurants around but well worth the price. I love dressing up whenever we go, I would feel uncomfortable with the waiters being better dressed than me :) I hope to go back again before out next anniversary
I love good food, and I'm willing to spend a lot of money for quality. My appetizer was fine, but my main course completely missed the mark. I ordered the lamb with roasted corn risotto. The lamb was fatty, and ended up soggy. The risotto had no flavor at all. I truly hope that this was an accidental oversight, because it had zero seasoning. My wife had the tenderloin, and it was decent. The dessert was our best course.
Our server didn't check on us at all, and never asked us how our meal was.
We hoped this would be a culinary gem, but it wasn't. We won't be going back...
This was our second time eating at Chef's Table; the menu was almost entirely different since the last visit six months ago. We each enjoyed our meals, although they weren't fabulous. I had the French onion soup and hanging tenderloin and my wife had the tomato bisque and cod. My dishes were good, with the French onion soup not being particularly remarkable and the beef being very tender, flavorful and tastefully presented. My wife liked the bisque, but felt like the cod was rather bland. Overall, the ambiance was nice, with some light music in the background that sounded like French pop, and a good view of the mountains. The restaurant was not crowded and our servers were attentive. It was a good way to celebrate our anniversary, but when the bill came I was unpleasantly surprised. Not only is the food expensive, of course, but there was an unexplained 20% 'service charge' tacked on. I understand service charges for large parties, but for a table of two? I still left a generous (over 20%) tip, but I felt like I'd been mislead or cheated. I doubt we will return; there are other places where you can get a better meal for less.
I have to say that this is a must go again (and again and again) restaurant. The food was nothing short of amazing!!! The service was flawless. I don't know how I've lived along the Wasatch Front my entire life and missed out on the gem.
Frankly, I was disappointed with Chef's Table. I heard a lot about it before we went. Once we got there, we were impressed with the ambiance of the restaurant and the layout. We also liked the background music and the view. The service was also very good. The food, however, was a different story. The presentation was good, but I ordered the Caesar salad and the lettuce was wilted with brown spots. I also ordered the hanger steak and it came to my table cool. In fact, the whole plate was cool. My wife ordered the the red snapper with the veloute sauce. It was very watery and not properly thickened. Eating the pasta was difficult for her because the sauce splashed everywhere, including onto her blouse. We both tasted her fish and it was not flavorful. For dessert, we ordered the caramel ice cream sundae which fine, but it took nearly 20 minutes to get. We did get an apology from the server. We had hoped to find a great fine dining restaurant in the Orem area. Chef's Table wasn't it.
loved especially main course well done meat and could still cut with a fork. Joseph did a great job even though he looks only about 16.
The ambience was nice and the service was very good. However, if I am going to spend over $100 on a meal, I would not come back here. My food was good but not $40 a plate good. I could have gone to Texas Roadhouse and been just as satisfied for half the price.
I didn't expect an incredible view in Orem, Utah, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The food was outstanding, with exquisite presentation. The timing by both waiter and chef were seamless to our dining, and it was a very pleasant overall experience.
This was our second time here, we loved it so much the first time we brought our good friends back with us. Everything was great, the creative menu, quality of food, and professional staff, all made for a very enjoyable evening. I highly recommend it.