I had peeked longingly through the windows of Chefs de France for many years. The food looked amazing, the staff attentive and the patrons joyful. When I finally went in, I have to say, I was not disappointed!
The menu is quite extensive. We asked our (super nice and knowledgeable) server for his opinions and suggestions. We had some ideas but were definitely helped along.
The crusty bread was warm and not shockingly delicious. We had the Alsace specialty Flat Bread. It was so creamy and tangy with sautéed onions, crème fraîche and bacon. This is very rich.
I had the Bisque de homard – Lobster Bisque and loved the large pieces of lobster and creamy texture of the soup. I am a New Englander and can be snobby about my bisque and still truly enjoyed this!
Joe had the Soupe à l’oignon gratinée (French Onion Soup). He has had different versions of this at Be Our Guest and The Grand Floridian Café. He had a hard time deciding which was the best. Although this soup was amazing, his choice is still the GF Café.
Joe had the Boeuf Bourguignon, polenta crémeuse (Beef Short Ribs). I have to say that this was the first time I have ever seen him not able to finish a plate. It was a little shocking. The polenta was super creamy and so rich. I may have stolen some off his plate.
I had the wicked fancy mac and cheese – Gratin de Macaroni. Again, super rich and beyond filling. I could not finish more than half. Don’t worry, I took it home and had it for breakfast the next morning.
Deserts can’t be beaten! Yes, I know I said we were super full but there’s always room for:
Crème Brûlée, Gateau au Chocolat and Meringue aux fruits rouges
All amazing, all finished down to the plate. Don’t judge.
So between the atmosphere, the service, the food and the extra points for scoring this reservation at literally the last moment on Easter, I will give the Chefs de France a 5 Mickey Head Rating – out of 5!
Maybe little kids wouldn’t get the same thing out of this restaurant that teens and adults would. I would go with someone who enjoys a really good meal and being treated like a prince or princess.