Chardonnay's

4.5
1433 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Chardonnay's is a casual yet elegant restaurant featuring eclectic new-American cuisine and a carefully chosen wine list that includes twenty wines by the glass and many more by the bottle. We do not take reservations for the bar or the bar area, sorry. Those seats are first come first serve.
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M
New England
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Every things was great! We celebrated a birthday and they brought over a cake with candles, very nice!

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a
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food nice waiters excellent drinks...love this place..Excellent.

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SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I have always liked Chardonnays. Great food and drinks. They have wonderful espresso martinis. In the past, I have always been able to get DECAF espresso martini as have people in my dinner party. It is a popular cocktail. The last few times I have gone for dinner and drinks, the waitress told me "no one made any decaf espresso that night". With so many people drinking decaf espresso martinis, it seems like something you would want to me sure you have readily available. I have to say, I am a little disappointed.

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PR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

food was amazing, a little pricey. Definitely need to make a reservation for the weekend. The place was packed and we waited a 1/2 hour past our reserved time

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Usually the food is amazing there but I was not impressed with the burger. It was just ok, nothing special. Not what I was expecting from Chardonnays. The nachos were amazing as usual though!

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K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

It was restaurant week and the restaurant was packed . Had a reservation but still waited a half hour to be seated . Food was excellent. Service was poor due to the fact of been overcrowded . Will return again on a quieter night

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MM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We received our entrees before our appetizers 👎🏻

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HR
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

We found the restaurant way too dark. We had to use our cell phones to light up the menu. Also because it was so dark we really couldn’t see the food.

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New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time dining here after hearing about how great it is for years. It was busy for a week night (I'm sure due in part to restaurant week) but.. Overall we walked away with a positive experience - Helpful staff, delicious food and drinks!

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GL
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Food is amazing I have been here a few times, best so far are the nachos, the calamari were pretty good as well. This last time the server was very disappointing, we had to wait pretty long to get anything we order or for her to even check on the table see if we needed anything.

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KF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. It was really busy and our appetizers came after our dinner but the waitress apologized and gave us a drink for the mixup

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for any occasion~highly recommend!

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DO
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is very good, prices reasonable, staff friendly kand welcoming. Not for intimate dinner with quiet conversation. Noise level open near bar is high but okay for most occasions. Never had an inadequate meal in many visits. Usually visit twice per month.

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DM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice meal and restaurant. Great place to try especially during restaurant week! Will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience was wonderful. Our server was kind and helpful in every aspect. We enjoyed everything we ordered and were very happy to be well taken care of during our entire meal.

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This restaurant is a neighborhood gem,with a menu that can please anybody,there seafood is always the freshest and there specials are unique and special.The service is efficient and friendly and are here to please you.The cocktails are hand crafted and bar staff very friendly,the overall atmosphere is energetic and loud.

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JE
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Reservation was for 7 we sat down at 7:20. The restaurant was packed so service was a little slower than usual, HOWEVER, our waitress was AWESOME and checked in on us regularly. Always a hit!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with 9 friends, everyone was raving about the food down the table. Will definitely come back, it was worth the higher-than-usual prices

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i
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

parking can be a problem, but it the difficulty was worth it

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CD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this place the food is always good the people are great that work there

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always really fantastic. Great appetizers, the cod is my favorite dish, it melts in your mouth. really fabulous.

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AT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Chardonnays is a nice restaurant however it seems I'm constantly disappointed with at least one food item that we order. My fiance ended up sick from a cheeseburger that was 1st prepared wrong and then the second time it got him sick.

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CA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great local spot with delicious food and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great menu and waitstaff

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LC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the best Seafood Risotto ever! It was so good that my boyfriend saw the chef and complimented the chef directly. Everything always tastes so good here - my compliments to the chef, too!

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MW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was really good. The service was horrible. Our waitress only visited our table twice. I ordered a beer and a water...never got the water. When our food was brought out (by someone other than our server) he took the empty plates that were sitting in front of us. I asked what the plates were for and he said, "Oh they're for bread, would you like some?"

I told him that we would like some but we never saw the bread. My Filet was medium rare, I asked for medium well. Still tasty though. Didn't want to send it back and wait another half hour. My wife's duck medallions were really good. Funny thing is, I'm 36 years old and inherited some money when my grandfather passed. I don't work because I don't have to. My wife and I dress comfortable, rarely getting "dressed up."

I was wearing jeans, a flannel and a cap...My wife was dressed nicer. It was actually quite funny watching our waitress bend over backwards for the older, nicer dressed couple while avoiding our table.

Just to prove my point and hopefully teach her a lesson, I left a very good tip anyhow. My point is, we were stereotyped. Not good business. We won't be back unless we get a gift card.

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JG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food a little too salty overall. Also on the expensive side. Otherwise good.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited New Years Day. The restaurant opened at 2pm. The food was good but took 45 minutes for our appetizers to be served and our meals took another 45 minutes after that. Too slow

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CS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

Ok so my husband and I have tried this place 3 times all 3 times food and service was awesome! But, all 3 times we had the runs from it 😫
Upsets me because we never felt sick. And it’s such a nice restaurant. We have had various meals too. Something the cook must use does not agree with us.
However, we go to their sister restaurant 579 Benefit St very often and never have a problem.

So I give this place a 5 only because their food doesn’t like me!!!

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JE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This is a pretty consistent place to eat. Service is always good. The atmosphere is nice. I wish there was more variety on the menu, more healthy options and calorie info listed

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner for New Year’s Eve and everything was excellent.

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JK
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delicious meal, and our server, Michelle was excellent! Nice place to come for New Year’s Eve!

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JB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal when dining here. Also love when you make a reservation your table is always ready when you arrive. I had a seafood special for New Years Eve that was awesome !!

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c
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, it was new year's eve so the food took a while to get to us. The waitress was available and kept us informed. Would go back again.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

New Years Eve dinner

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TL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the chicken gorganzola, and our waiter was handsome ,and attentive.

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A favorite choice of ours !!! Food is always consistent!

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I made a reservation for 7pm on open table for my wifes birthday. We were 15 minutes early waited till 7:30 pm before reminding the hostess we were still there, she then told the 2nd hostess to seat us at table 27. As we arrived at the table there was a sign that said "this is the worst table in restaurant" ( right outside the bathrooms). We were not happy and requested a different table. We ordered our drinks, and was served the wrong beer, then a wrong appetizer. The place was so loud you could hardly speak to your loved one sitting across from you. The food was good, a bit pricey but good.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Epoxied the pear salad and chicken sxndeivh but very disappoint with the sea bass

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s
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been to Chardonnay's twice and both times, the food has been delicious! Nothing crazy fancy (the menu is mostly Italian-leaning, with some interesting Asian flavors mixed in - sounds kind of strange, but it definitely works), just straightforward cooking. Most recently we had a swordfish special and a braised short rib special and both were excellent. Swordfish can be tricky (easily overcooked in my experience), but mine was expertly prepared and most flavorful. We split the warm brownie sundae for dessert and it was also delicious. If your relatively local, definitely worth checking out (we live about 50 minutes away and we'll definitely be going back).

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