First time at Le Chêne despite knowing about it for many years. For our 25th Anniversary, we treated ourselves to a delicious meal. An extensive, authentically French menu was presented on a chalk board instead of typical paper faire.
Had the Filet Mignon Au Poivre wish came with Potatoes Au Gratin and Zucchini. It was very good, perfectly cooked and the sauce was savory. Wife had an appetizer for dinner, Lobster Ravioli, which was a generous portion, and she enjoyed very much. Ordered the Chocolate Souffle early and it was beautiful and excellent, served with chocolate sauce on the side. The house further spoiled us with a White Chocolate Mousse Wedge. What a treat! Never had that before.
Naturally, a place like this it's not a budget conscious restaurant. But I can say it was worth every penny. The food was excellent.
Now for the service. We were somewhat disappointed that they had a very young waiter that wasn't familiar with the wine list and able to provide any guidance. Not that we couldn't decide on a bottle ourselves, however it's always a plus to have either a knowledgeable server or somm to get the best pairings. Other than that and maybe a little more attention to empty water glasses, he was great. Perhaps it was because we went on a not so busy Tuesday.
The ambiance is average. I'm not sure that I'd call it romantic, especially if it was uber busy.
Recommended, but for the food, mostly.
The filet mignon was perfectly medium rare, one of the best I’ve ever eaten. Chocolate soufflé for dessert was heaven-the best! However, lose the soft shelled crab appetizer. Wine selection was wonderful! And a adore our server, so cute.
Delicious! And the waiter didn't even seem annoyed at my dietary restrictions which I know are REALLY annoying. He recommended something that was delicious, and provided great service on a very busy Mother's Day. Thank you!
Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch. We arrived before our reservations and were still seated. Food came out quickly and out drinks were always topped off. Food is always unique and delicious. I can’t complain, just wish I could eat here every week.
Childhood memory, My Dad took me here for my Birthday I believe the year was 1984. I never forgot that dinner. I had Lobster Fricassee in a cream sauce on a bed of carrot noodles. Good memory amazing food.
Hello from Coruce Vineyards and Winery. Juan and Claudia, We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed eating Thanksgiving there. The food was great, the Christini cocktail was refreshing, and the Beaujolais Nouveau was fun to drink. Our server, Rachelle ,was perfect and the bussing staff were impeccable. We also appreciate the fact that we were seated IMMEDIATELY even though we were a half hour late for our reservation. (I had the times confused!) Just generally a pleasant experience.
Four of us attended last weekend’s Murder Mystery Dinner and were very disappointed. Although the food was delicious, the wait staff wonderful, the theater dinner was horrible! It was noisy and chaotic and didn’t make any sense. I felt like I was at my young child’s school performance. We will not go again, nor recommend this event.
Generally the food and service are excellent, but a bit overpriced and the chairs are very uncomfortable. I also had to send back the lobster with mushroom sauce on my last visit, it was not up to par.
The food, the ambiance, and the service were exceptional! Our meal started with escargot (to die for), next came cream of tomato soup (to die for), then melt-in-your-mouth Lamb Al’ail for me and seafood pasta for my husband (to die for), and finally a Grand Marnier soufflé (ooh la la)! For those of you that are in So Cal, this is a wonderful destination spot to go for a special dinner or Sunday brunch. We first came here about 28 years ago — loved it then and love it now. Top notch food and top notch service!
I was a neighbor and frequent patron of Le Chene until I moved out of the area. Le Chene was my go to spot for everything from intimate dining, gatherings with family & friends to meetings and parties, including my anniversary shindig. It has been 25 years, and I am happy to say that Le Chene is as good as I remember it.
One of my favorites is still the French Onion Soup! And anything with Bearnaise Sauce...lol! Always a plethora of choices for any palette. Le Chene is worth the drive. Try it, you will like it!
Visited January 20, 2017. The black bean soup and duck salad were divine. The bouillabaisse, however, not so great. Frozen crab, shrimp, scallops...and the broth base tasted like water with cut up tomatoes. Very very expensive, very very sub par. Service was fine. Maitre 'd tried to seat us right next to the only other occupied table and seemed put off when we requested a different table. This was my third time there. Maybe the last.
My husband and I have been to LeChene a few times and we always have great food there. On holidays and special occasions such as Valentine's Day they do work from a set menu so the food comes a little slower, but the overall experience has always been very good for us.
So as to not fall in the trap of complaining, I submit my review hoping that the items I feel fell short of acceptable will be accepted by Le Chene as constructive criticism.
My dinner was absolutely excellent, I enjoyed the Elk Chop in Cranberry immensely. I would have enjoyed the experience considerably more if I had not felt totally rushed to finish and exit. I could barely set my utensil down and a hand was reaching to take my plate. One could say - "Great Service".. Once could also say, please! give me a second to enjoy that last bite.
Last thought - Please, find and hire at least one French Chef - Authenticity goes a long ways.
Bottom Line - Really nice place to eat, love the menu choices.
Went last night to celebrate my 51st birthday. Like I have for the past few years. Started off with escargot, then the mushroom soup, I wanted more. The dinner salad with the vinaigrette. Main course the ribeye with bone in melt-in-your-mouth delicious and then ended with a chocolate souffle. Heaven
Always love the energy and the joy from every single person who works there and of course the food is absolutely the best! Just took my boyfriend to a birthday dinner last night and I must say it was the best meal I have had all year! Thank you to everyone at lechene for making our date so special
My husband surprised me with dinner here for our 20th anniversary, and I have to say, it was incredible! The service was excellent and the food even better!
We had a lovely conversation with the owners who seem like genuinely nice people. All in all, it was a home run for my husband!!!