About Cafe Chardonnay

Café Chardonnay has been known as one of Palm Beach County's most exquisite restaurants since its opening in 1986 by owners Frank and Gigi Eucalitto. We offer the finest total dining experience featuring a casual, yet elegant atmosphere and award-winning cuisine that's perfect for lunch, dinner or your next private party.

We promise to delight you with the finest American cuisine. We also offer the perfect companion to any great meal: the finest wines available in South Florida. Our extensive wine list features classic favorites, rare vintages, and international wines from Argentina, Austria, Chile, Germany and Spain to name just a few.

4533 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner : Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Military Trail

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(561) 627-2662

Website:
http://www.cafechardonnay.com/index.php

Executive Chef:
Frank Eucalitto

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cafe Chardonnay Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (71)
Good for Anniversaries (65)
Romantic (49)
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Neighborhood Gem (49)
Good for a Date (45)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Great for Lunch (37)
Notable Wine List (36)
Business Meals (32)
Worth the Drive (31)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Cozy (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Authentic (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
Casual (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Fun (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Organic (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Not up to expectations . Cold barely cooked platted vegetables. Barrell fish that was highly recommended by the server not a quality fish.
Food arrived within 8 minutes of placed order. Are meals being pre prepared?

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

We have eaten here before and enjoyed every aspect of this restaurant,but the exception tonight ,our meals took a unusual amount of time to be served

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

The servers made a special effort for our birthday girl and that was very much appreciated

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a positive experience. Something you can count on in a world of “good enough”

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent as always. The elk chop special was so flavorable & tender. Better than i imagined. I expect much, so was extremely pleased. Friend had lamb chops, loved them. Great service. They truly know how to treat their customers. That's why they've stayed in business all these decades.

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·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant exceeded our dining expectations. The lamb and filet mignon were both fabulous-cooked to perfection. Their wine list is extensive. Our server Robert was outstanding and he further heightened our dining experience. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

$35 corkage fee was excessive.

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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Consistently good for lunch with great daily specials. 👍

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food is normal amazing but everything was subpar. Over cooked fish under cooked meat. And it seems like they added more tables to accommodate more guests which is great except it’s impossible to get to and from your table without placing your behind in someone’s face or on their table. It’s extremely unsafe for an older patron.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Our lunch at the cafe was fantastic. The salads were tasty and the salmon on top was fresh was cooked perfectly. Our waitress was excellent; pleasant disposition, extremely efficient and made our day brighter. A neighborhood gem for ladies who lunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed a delicious dinner for a birthday celebration. The staff noted the occasion with Happy Birthday confetti on the table and a wonderful flourless chocolate cake with fresh berries and whipped cream for dessert on the house. We split a pear and goat cheese salad which was excellent, then I had a grilled Halibut special with risotto carbonara and my husband had the duck which was cooked to perfection.

As the second floor dining area filled up, service slowed down a bit, however, between the two waiters assigned to the area, we were well attended to. Overall it was a very enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Great local place for lunch. Consistent food quality, friendly service; can be busy in season best to book on open table.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

The lamb is always delicious and prepared perfectly. The wait staff is friendly and efficient.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Nice table for 2 overlooking pleasant well appointed dinning room; it was a cosy spot for lunch & conversation. The crabcake was delicious but was served with tasteless dry white rice however the julienne vegetables were a perfect accompaniment. This Birthday celebration was lovely and Cafe Chardonnay also decorated the table and served me a complementary cheesecake with berries to share with my friend. The whole experience was wonderful and attentive !

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The restaurant is always wonderful with very fine dining. Our waiter was not

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

lovely restaurant,

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

50 % Food outstanding other 50 % delivered boiling to the table, completely overcooked and tastless

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our favorite local restaurant, always my first choice! Xoxo

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful always good! Highly Reccomend for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Mostly good food, I have had the cioppino on several occasions and am still disappointed it has too much shellfish overcooked. The last time I sent it back because the lobster tail was rubbery. It happened again and with the shrimp as well. The other diners were very happy with their dishes.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always a great meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The menu and the food are very, very good. The main room can be very noisy and a distraction. The waiter serving us didn't write down our orders with the result that things fit jumbled up. Regardless Cafe Chardonay is one of our "go to" locations

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First visit, nice service, great Mac nut snapper...would visit again..

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food and tremendous staff. Our waiter was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable regarding the menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service will be happy to eat there again

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very disappointing service. Food was good but very expensive.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

When we tried to use our Open Table gift certificate they denied it because we didn't have some number on it. We had printed the certificate and did not know what else they wanted. They dod not offer to contact you for the info so we could not use it. They were very nasty and were glad to just say goodbye. We will never go back

Tags: Romantic
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We love this restaurant. The yellowtail snapper has always been a favorite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We highly recommend this restaurant for both it's food and service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Waiter very strange. He waited one hour after serving drinks to come to take our dinner orders. Then when refilling water glasses, he knocked over a water glass, broke it and flooded the table and my wife’s dress. He barely said sorry and handed my wife 2 napkins to try to dry her saturated dress. She then had to sit thru dinner soaked and uncomfortable. No response from the waiter or management.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very enjoyable lunch. I needed a gluten free lunch and our server was very accommodating. She suggested the shrimp and scallop dish sautéed with a butter sauce on the side with fresh veggies and rice. It was wonderful and I very much appreciate her suggestion!

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Wade our server was amazing, food was excellent. With a restaurant that wasnt very crowded, i will never understand why we were seated next to another couple. We had to listen to their entire boring conversation. This couple departed before our entrees arrived, so it settled down. I did ask Wade to avoid another couple sitting right on top of us, and was successful. Next time i go here, i will speak up if the seating sucks, and if they cant accomodate, i will leave.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 31, 2017

My meal was outtanfomg the porto of lobster and shrimp was generous ans serpvice very professional

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food and service! Loved the patio seating by the fire.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This restaurant is a constant in my rotation of restaurants while in the Palm Beach Gardens area each season. I would love to see them "shake up" the menu a little, in spite of having a specials for the evening menu, if you are a regular, you have seen all of the "special" dishes, repeated and repeated frequently. Doesn't stop me from going probably 4-5x every season, but it is a suggestion I would love to have taken to heart.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Horrible service drink waiter had attitude, went for birthday dinner pre requested desert cake never received it. In addition lamb was overpriced and under flavored.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Celebrated my birthday with a fabulous wine selection and chef specials of flounder with crab for my spouse and haddock with risotto for me! Delicious !! A side of sautéed mushrooms along with the basket of warm breads is sure to make any foodie happy. Our service from Colin was great and his knowledge of Chardonnay wine was helpful along with his attention to detail with our dinner! Also, a complimentary flourless chocolate cake for my birthday was delicious.in addition as a member one entree was on Chardonnay!!! Yeah!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Was excited to try Cafe Chardonnay after hearing rave reviews from friends and neighbors. Food was very expensive and just alright. Once we finished up our meal, it was time for dessert. Disappointed when the apple pie we were excited to try came out cold after we ordered, “warm apple pie with cinnamon ice cream.” The only edible portion was he cinnamon ice cream which was quite nice. The waitress later asked how the dessert was, we were honest and she went back to get another pie and when she joined us again remarked that 4 other guests in the restaurant had the same problem of cold apple pie.

When leaving, if you are seated upstairs, beware of the stairs as they are very dark and not lit well especially at night time. A member of our party has a severe visual disability along with knee replacement and the stairs were quite challenging for her.

In an area with so much great dining, safe to say we will not be going back to Cafe Chardonnay.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was wonderful. The best swordfish in Palm Beach county. New York strip was extremely flavorful. Our waiter Greg was beyond knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. Could not have improved upon a single thing!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent as always for double birthday celebration. Birthday desserts to share much appreciated and decorations on the table a nice touch.

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