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
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.
We went to celebrate out anniversary dur ...
We went to celebrate out anniversary during the Magical Dining and we definitely enjoyed ourselves and the food was great. We enjoyed the escargot so much we ordered a second one. The French onion soup was fantastic as was my goat cheese salad. For entrees we got the pork and grouper. Both were very good....but I liked my grouper better. Looking forward to going there again.
We were disappointed in the fish (suppos ...
We were disappointed in the fish (supposedly grouper, but probably tilapia) and the service was spotty. The coq au vin was really dry. Took forever to get bread, never got the glass of wine I ordered, just an overall disappointment. Plus the temperature in the restaurant was very warm and made the meal uncomfortable.
I made a reservation for Chez Vincent. W ...
I made a reservation for Chez Vincent. We were seated in the bar area which was very noisy. The service was poor. Our deserts were brought without silverware. We waited 15 minutes for menus. We waited longer then expected for our food. The amount of food was tiny. My slice of cake was a sliver. The entrees were OK but small.
While we were eating, entertainment started in the bar right next to out table. We could not talk to each other without yelling.
All in all a bad experience. I will never go back.
We took part in Orlando's Magical Dining ...
We took part in Orlando's Magical Dining month with Chez Vincent as our first choice to kick off the month of dining. Our table was ready right away. We chose the wine pairing fixed menu at $55 each instead of the regular $33. This was the best idea as the glasses were very small serving and didn't last through each course. Both my husband and I had the Escargot as an appetizer. They were really well prepared and we enjoyed them. For our entrees my husband had the Grouper and I had the Coq Au Vin. The grouper was okay and not really anything special. The chicken was well prepared with a tasty sauce. Both entrees were served with green beans and carrots as sides. They weren't very impressive and seemed like an after thought. For dessert we ordered the 3 layer chocolate cake. This was the big disappointment. Our 3 layer cake was sliced super thin and seemed like they were trying to conserve cake or were running out during the evening. Overall, everything was okay. It was our first visit to Chez Vincent and I can't imagine us craving to return anytime soon.
Great restaurant! Along with two friends ...
Great restaurant! Along with two friends my wife and I went to Chez Vincent to experience the Magical Dining program. We selected the menu with wine pairing and we thought Vincent did a good job pairing wines with his food. I had the pork, which was a little too done but tasty. My wife had the Coq Au Vin and it was a little too dry as well. Overall, we enjoyed our dining experience. The Chef-owned restaurant offers good food at a reasonable price. It is a different experience, which everyone should experience at least once. Portions were a little too small and I suggest increasing them by 20% or so.
We had to seat ourselves, which is unusu ...
We had to seat ourselves, which is unusual; then my party was not asked if we wanted anything to eat or drink, no menu brought to us, we waited 45 minutes. Food and drinks were being served around us. We got up and left due to lack of service. Was there to see a friends' live music show, but won't be returning for personal outing.
Great food!! Our only real complaint wa ...
Great food!! Our only real complaint was that we were trying it because of the magical dining and the portions were literally for kids under 5. The chocolate cake was so thin that if you put a quarter under it, you could tell if it was heads or tails. I ate when we got home, which you shouldn't have to do after going out to eat. We try and eat at as many different places for magical dining and have seen small portions which is understandable I suppose but this place took the cake (literally).
Chez Vincent/Hannibals is a staple in Wi ...
Chez Vincent/Hannibals is a staple in Winter Park. My friends and I visit it often, usually going to Hannibals, the bar/bistro side, for drinks, light bites and to listen to music and dance.
This visit we went to experience the Magical Dining Month in Orlando. We at in the Bistro, had a great corner table by the window. The setting was elegant and great for people watching.
The food was delicious, however, the kitchen must've been overwhelmed as it took about 30 minutes to get our first course and about 20-30 minutes between each course. We were asked if we wanted anything else and we hadn't yet had our third course. It seemed we had about 3 different waiters which may have contributed to the problem.
Our drinks were comped due to the wait which was very nice of them and also an appropriate gester all things considered.
One of our favorite places and we will certainly go back!
I had reservations for 2 that were not h ...
I had reservations for 2 that were not honored. Host blamed open table and said it happens all the time. Showed him my email confirmation and that open table showed openings later that night. Host was indifferent at best. There were at least 3 open tables while I was standing there. When I arrived there seemed to be 3 groups of people waiting. No one was being helped. The host seemed overwhelmed by that small number. No apology or accommodation was offered. Very disappointed. Was looking forward to their magical dinner menu.
We went to this restaurant for magical d ...
We went to this restaurant for magical dining for a birthday dinner. I have found over the last 3 years that I won't be getting the magical dining menu in the future. The food is not as good since they are offering a deal. As for this meal one of the reasons we chose the restaurant was for the menu which was offering grouper. We are very experienced with fish and knew right away the fish they served as grouper was not grouper. I understand not being able to serve grouper due to the price but don't put it one the menu. They had other nice choices which we would have chosen had we known that we would be served a fish like tilapia.
Waiter dropped a Knife on my back should ...
Waiter dropped a Knife on my back shoulder and staining my dress shirt. The Chocolate soufflé was not fully cooked and we had to wait 20 mins after they picked up our main course dishes. The soufflé was ordered 65 minutes prior to receiving it when the waiter stated 30-40 mins to cook since it takes time to make. The service quality was just okay, not happy with overall experience.
while I love going to Hannibal Square an ...
while I love going to Hannibal Square and trying each restaurant this one is a let down. It was our anniversary so we wanted to go some where quite, romantic which yes this setting is nice. However, they did not care when ask are you celebrating anything today and we told them yes our anniversary, and for a manager or the chef not to come by when there are only 2 other tables in the restaurant that have guests. Soup, we started with French onion, give it a 4 out of 10. Nothing different here then any other one we've had. Dinner I ordered the Lamb shank the flavor was good but, the meat was not tendor, other places it falls off the bone here I had to rip and cut to get it off the bone. wife ordered the filet with peppercorn sauce, the sauce was good, but quality of meat poor, very chewy to be a filet. Dessert, we ordered 2 Soufflés. one black berry which the berry tasted as they were frozen then puraid to the sauce, I ordered the one same tasted processed. over all for the full meal bottle of wine and dessert just didn't get the wow factor. Other French restaurants blow this out of the water. I should have gone to Café de France on Park Ave. we have been there and that is amazing 10 out of 10.
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