This was our 2nd visit to the restaurant - and probably our last.
1.Music from Puerto Rican wedding next door was so loud it destroyed the ambiance of the restaurant; made it difficult to have a conversation. If management knows there will be a wedding, close the restaurant. Why have it open for 10-15 covers when you'll have unhappy patrons.
2. Service first time was average; and average this time. Server is just pleasant enough but doesn't engage; shows no enthusiasm for anything. Does his job, but nothing more.
3. Food is good, but nothing special. Expecting a traditional fabulous French baquette - but don't even get that.
Not worth the drive, or the money. Not authentic French.
Always consistently good. It has been one of my favorites for 20 years.
We asked a friend (French-trained Cordon Bleu chef) for a recommendation for a restaurant in Winter Park (where his wife is from). He recommended Chez Vincent. We have been there twice on business travels to the Orlando area in the last 6 months. Fabulous. Exquisite.
Unfortunately, we chose this restaurant on Valentines Day when there was high volume and a limited prix fixe menu. My crab cake in mango chutney appetizer was excellent. The goat cheese in artichoke salad was OK. The duck a l’orange entree was a bit tepid but tasty and the sea scallop in tarragon sauce was good. After the crab cake, the best part of the dinner was the dessert of chocolate fudge cake with a raspberry ice on top. I would give this restaurant another chance on a “non event” night but this meal for $75 each was disappointing.
We had a phenomenal Valentines Day here. Server was great and made great suggestions.
The Valentine’s menu was great! Food was delicious and the presentation was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant, you will not be disappointed. The price seems to be an issue in some reviews I read elsewhere but it’s a great restaurant with amazing food quality that is definitely worth the price. It’s a top notch restaurant expect to pay for what you get.
For the cost the food was poor and service mediocre
Chez Vincent is a repeat for us. We try to visit quiet often. We enjoy the food, ambiance, service & friendliness of the staff. We invited friends to join us this Valentine day & were happy we did. Great night out no many restaurants could possibly match
The rest was cute service was good the food needs a facelift, everything was flat and dated
Good food for the location (I've spent a lot of time in France). Live music was enjoyable. Service was not good. We made a reservation an when we came they did not have a decent table even though there were at least 6 unoccupied tables in the two rooms that I could see. The waitress kept forgetting us. Bought bread twice and forgot the butter twice. Did not keep eye scanning our table to see when we needed something, although she was always near. The chef was positioned at the bar while we were there, so I don't know who was running the kitchen.
The food was good, and the portions perfect. I a diabetic, but had the chocolate raspberry mousse and when I fearfully took my blood sugar that night, it was perfect.
My wife loved the place, except for the seating and server, but everyone else was polite. If she wants to go back on our next regular trip we will go, but I will specify what table I want and be insistent about the level of service I expect at a quality restaurant.