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Chez Boet-French Home Cooking

755 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 (Formerly Bamboo Cafe) (Old Naples)
239-643-6177
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Ranked #171 of 791 restaurants in Naples
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Naples
Cross street: 8th Street South
Transit: We are located in the historic village of Crayton Cove, steps from the City Dock in downtown Naples, Florida.
Description: Established in 2003, Chez Boet, formerly Bamboo Cafe, is a chic neighborhood bistro serving country French cuisine and owned and operated by Lisa & Philippe Boet. The menu reflects the Boets’ experiences in France spending long weekends in the French countryside with family and friends, cooking traditional, home-style dishes with what came from the family farm and garden.Under the direction of Lisa Boet, Chez Boet's culinary team prepares dishes including Pate Maison, French Onion Soup, Bouillabaisse, Roasted Orange Duck, Boeuf Bourguignon, along with fresh local seafood and authentic Moroccan tagines, served with locally grown, seasonal produce.Cheese and Chocolate Fondue is also on the menu. Chez Boet has a full bar with cocktails prepared by Philippe Boet, varied wine list, and covered terrace for outdoor dining. Private parking in rear. Healthy children’s menu and pet-friendly terrace. Proud founder of Naples Originals, the finest independent restaurants. Chez Boet has been named the City of Naples first certified green restaurant.
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English first
Rotonda, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our dinner was such a delight, all 4 of us loved our meal. Two of us had the scallop special with mango sauce YUM. Our server was attentive and very pleasant

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
627 helpful votes 627 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Christopher served us up excellence! Croquettes de formage was a decadent starter split. We each had the Jura Saladae which is light and to die for! The vanilla bean dressing I need in barrels. The apple pie with mango and scratch Carmel awesome!

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

French Husband and American wife have established a lovely bistro near the Naples waterfront. The terrace dining was a treat for the snowbirds with just the right amount of elegance. We both had different versions of Tagine, a Moroccan stew served in a unique domed ceramic bowl. We had the lamb and the seafood variations which are served with vegetables... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Walking into Chez Boet was like walking into the home of family friends in France. The service was amazing and the food too good for words! Mr Boet & Mrs Boet are beyond hospitable! Mrs Boet made the best chicken curry you could ever imagine and Mr. Boet serves up drinks that will knock you out of your seat... Best... More

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Naples Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Group of seven, had a delicious dinner as expected. Very very noisy, very busy so noise probably to be expected. Server (think his name is Richard) totally unexpected...time he retires! Very difficult to understand anything he said, English or French(all guests proficient in both languages) since he mumbled so much....almost knocked two of us off our chairs, very slow service,... More

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Naples, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We have used this restaurant on and off for a few years now. It used to be the Bamboo Café, the name has changed but everything else is the same. For me, it is a little too densely packed with tables and that can be an irritation if it is not a bistro style place where you expect it. This... More

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lisamkboet, Owner at Chez Boet-French Home Cooking, responded to this review

Dear David:  First, let me thank you for your loyalty by returning to dine at our neighborhood bistro over the years. We have built our business thanks to the loyalty of our repeat guests, many who having been dining with us since our debut in 2003. We are truly appreciative of this continued support. I do wish to clarify in... More

Branford, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Chez Boet with friends last night. The chicken liver appetizer is to die for and the duck entree was cooked to perfection. Nice wine list of reasonably priced wines. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the escargot as well. Our server, Christopher, was a delight and the owners have certainly perfected making you feel at home.... More

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Gibsonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We have been dining at this restaurant for the last several years and it is one of our favorites in Naples. It is actually my husband's favorite restaurant in Naples. Everything that we have ever gotten here has been excellent. I took my family of 10 people here last summer after the nearby Sunset Cruise and it was their favorite... More

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Wauwatosa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We ate out on the small patio on a beautiful night. The service was great and unobtrusive, but the food was just average (tangine, snapper).

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NY
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We just returned home from one of the worst meals we have ever had in Naples Florida. After reading some of the reviews here and seeing that some seemed to complain about a lengthy wait for food and reading how “homemade” everything was and how that was the reason why it took time etc., we were very excited about trying... More

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lisamkboet, Owner at Chez Boet-French Home Cooking, responded to this review

Dear Sir:  I remember your table well simply because it is rare when I have a guest speak to me in such a condescending manner. I must admit, I initially thought this was "Much Ado About Duck" and was surprised how one dish could elicit such vile remarks. After all, you seemingly enjoyed the locally-caught snapper special and your son... More

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