About Chez Vincent & Hannibal's on the Square
Located in the artsy area of Hannibal Square in Downtown Winter Park. Enjoy French food in a casual elegant atmosphere for lunch or dinner.Daily fares of Filet Migon, Grouper Provencale & traditional prepared Escargot. Fabulous private wine Cellar for parties up to 30. Perfect for corporate dinners, birthday celebrations or a lunch gathering. Meet your friends for a cocktail before at our beautiful piano lounge Hannibal"s on The Square. Live music Wednesday to Saturday evenings. ****Please let us know in your reservation request if you would like to sit in the Chez Vincent dining room or in Hannibal's lounge dining room****
French, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room
Private Wine Cellar can seat up to 30 guests. Hannibal"s On The Square also available for private events.
Chez Vincent & Hannibal's on the Square Ratings and Reviews
What a great decision! Looking for a pla ...
What a great decision! Looking for a place to meet a friend visiting from out of town and I thought back to the beautiful venue and expertly mixed cocktails. Hannibal's on the Square is an outstanding choice! Will makes perfect drinks, Katie was an excellent server, and the chef knocked our socks off with delicious food. It's a must try! We're glad we decided to have dinner and not just cocktails. We'll be back!
THE best French restaurant in Orlando/Wi ...
THE best French restaurant in Orlando/Winter Park. This is quickly becoming our go to "date night" for my husband and myself due to beautiful ambiance, great food and personalized service which includes a kiss on the check by the owner.
I was disappointed, I invited friends to ...
I was disappointed, I invited friends to have a great French meal and it was mediocre at best. We had to ask for the bread when our salads were served, we than received cold bread that was sliced paper thin which was falling apart (a mess). The Blackened Grouper was a broiled frozen grouper filet with a sauce poured over it, nothing blackened, and tasteless, accompanied by unidentifiable cabbage. The pork was shredded and smeared across the plate. Our waiter was very nice and his excuse for the food was that they had a private party in the cellar.
I have been to Chez Vincent in the past and it was always good French food and service, the meal we received was not worth the drive across town.
Main dining room is cramped, table behin ...
Main dining room is cramped, table behind me, guests were bumping into my chair constantly.
Although the food was good, my expectations were higher. Ordered the French onion soup, which you would think would represent quality in a French cusine, was bland. Portion sizes extremely small.
Don't waste your money!! Looks can be ve ...
Don't waste your money!! Looks can be very deceiving! Beautiful place, great jazz trio makes a very pleasant place, but.... As soon as we stepped at the door, we saw that this place would be very disappointing... They just left us waiting for a long time until someone came and ask if we had a reservation. We reserved it trough Open Table but they could not find it. A very small table was offered to us right next to the jazz trio, but it was not ready to seat and we spent 10 more minutes waiting for them to clean the table. It was so small and uncomfortable that every time the bass player would move, he would hit my chair or the table (not his fault, it was just so tight). The onion soup looked like dirt water, no flavour and very thin. The grouper was ok, but the sauce tasted terrible. Rice and vegetables that came with it had no seasoning at all. The chocolate cake tasted like it came from a box. My husband ordered the bavaroise and it was simply awful!
I really wonder how this kind of place manage to make money. Maybe that's because people accept to have bad food just because they are in a good environment... Priorities...
We went for Magical dining, though this ...
We went for Magical dining, though this is our third time here. We wish we would have had the young French waiter, as in the past, as he was soooo professional & knowledgeable. I'm not sure if our server was distracted, or treated us differently as we were using a select menu? He was good, but we did have to wait for assistance/another drink, & the courses came out too quickly. The food here never disappoints. My husband's grouper entree was very small portion though.
A friend and I went during Magical Dinin ...
A friend and I went during Magical Dining season, and I couldn't believe the plush seats at the table we were given-- we felt like royalty! My friend & I chose different items from each course, so we could sample a variety of menu items, and none of them disappointed! The piano music added to the pleasant atmosphere. Great food--and a wonderful experience!
Really, really good French Onion Soup, b ...
Really, really good French Onion Soup, but everything else was average to below average - as if it were from a box. The grouper with Grand Marnier was sliced so thin I still am not sure it wasn't flounder, and the glaze was practically flavorless. Too bad, because after that perfect soup I was anticipating a wonderful meal.
We enjoyed it. (We don't get out much.) ...
We enjoyed it. (We don't get out much.) But honestly, we cook much better at home. Bread was stale. Snails ordinary but good. Pork tenderloin not tender, but tasty. Coq au vin was delicious. Creme brulee ordinary. (Ours is better.) Chocolate cake good but not special.
My wife loved the French waiter's accent. Sheesh!
We would have been happier with the value if we could have brought our own wine for an uncorking charge. This was not allowed.
So with only one glass each, the $33 per person for two came to $125 with tip. Not a great value.
But fun and enjoyable anyway. Maybe I need French lessons.
The food was disappointing for this cali ...
The food was disappointing for this caliber of restaurant. They have really scaled back the quality of their ingredients for the magical dining pre fixed menu. We told the waitress at the end of our meal that it was a disappointment, and she insisted that we speak with the manager, who never showed up to our table.
We chose Chez Vincent's because we've ne ...
We chose Chez Vincent's because we've never eaten at an authentic French restaurant, and the price was affordable, as they participated in Magic Dining. The prix fixe menu offered an appetizer, entre and dessert for $33.00. I tried escargot. Delicious sauce. All our food was excellent, especially the sauces that accompanied each course. The regular menu prices are probably fair for really good food, but we'll have to wait for another Magic Dining session.
This was our first visit to Chez Vincent ...
This was our first visit to Chez Vincent and we tried it because of the Magical Dining special. The service was GREAT. We ordered salmon and grouper. The grouper was fishy and we had to return it to the kitchen and get the salmon. The salmon was very tasty and absolutely delicious. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and soft music.
Definitely not a "magical dining" experi ...
Definitely not a "magical dining" experience. Food was mediocre and the portions were very small. We were rushed through the meal even though the restaurant was not crowded. The service was below par. This restaurant is definitely not on our list of fine dining!!
My roommate and I went this past weekend ...
My roommate and I went this past weekend for Magical Dining. It kills me to leave this review because I was SO excited beforehand about this restaurant, but it was not what I had expected. At all. Immediately walking in you can see that there's no hostess/waiting area, so you essentially have to flatten yourself against the wall because you're trying to stay out of the staffs way. We had a reservation at 8pm and still had to wait for the table, but they were busy so it's understandable. The real issue was the service and the food. Our waitress acted like she'd rather shoot herself in the face than be working there. I had to ask twice for the wine list, which is odd for a French restaurant. I ordered the pork tenderloin with the country Dijon sauce, escargot, and the creme brûlée. Escargot was great, I'll give them that. I ordered a second helping but when I asked the waitress where they got them from she looked at me like I had three heads and said she had no idea. Why doesn't she know where the food she serves comes from? I found that a little odd too. The pork tenderloin was mushy and cold in the middle and the sauce looked like it had been thrown up onto the plate by a drunk guy rather than a chef spooning it on. It was everywhere. They threw some random veggies and a little lump of cold mashed potatoes onto the plate as well. My creme brûlée was also cold, my roommates was lukewarm. I'm not sure why everything except the escargot was so cold? It's like they had set everything up hours ago and let it sit on the counter until someone ordered it later that night.
So, needless to say, I won't be coming back or recommending Chez Vincent's to anyone.
Many small slip-ups in service, such as ...
Many small slip-ups in service, such as not bringing us the wine list as requested, then coming back to take orders.
Food was less than expected. My wife and I order different entrees, but they looked the same, sauce was the same and sides were the same. Bland. We were disappointed as they did a very good job with a party we held there a few years ago.
Absolutely terrible customer service and ...
Absolutely terrible customer service and extremely disappointing. Brought my parents for dinner after hearing so many wonderful things. Took 5 minutes to be greeted and sat with a reservation. Took 10 mins for a server to finally come to the table and bring our menu's, he merely dropped them off, was rude and never returned! We waited 15 mins for him to come back...needless to say we didn't stick around to find out how much worse our service could get.
Went for magical dining to support a cau ...
Went for magical dining to support a cause. We have never been there and thought it would be a great way to try the restaurant and see if we would come back.
Ordered the chicken and it was fall off the bone, but should have said bone in chicken on the menu. The sides that came with it were cold and seemed as though they were made a few days ago. The onion soup came out and burnt mine and my friends entire mouth (still recovering from the burn a few days later). My boyfriend wasn't very satisfied with his fish entree - there wasn't much of a flavor to it. The creme brûlée was the best thing out of the experience.
The one thing that bothered me was I made a reservation on OpenTable, gave them my name and they didn't have it down when I told it to the person. Some guy in a blue shirt came by and whispered something and said put them over there (in the corner of the restaurant) even though the restaurant was practically empty. I felt as though our party of 6 were treated differently for any of numerous reasons.
I wouldn't go back or recommend to anyone.
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