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Chez Boet-French Home Cooking

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Old Naples
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755 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 (Formerly Bamboo Cafe) (8th Street South)
We are located in the historic village of Crayton Cove, steps from the City Dock in downtown Naples, Florida.
239-643-6177
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Established in 2003, Chez Boet, formerly Bamboo Cafe, is a chic...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friendly and Delicious

We went to this restaurant and loved it. The food was very tasty and the atmosphere was vibrant. I had the foie gras, salad with a truffle vinaigrette dressing, and their duck. All were delicious!! The owners, both husband and wife separately, stopped by our table to make sure all was going... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
DrCUR
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Evanston, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Evanston, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant and loved it. The food was very tasty and the atmosphere was vibrant. I had the foie gras, salad with a truffle vinaigrette dressing, and their duck. All were delicious!! The owners, both husband and wife separately, stopped by our table to make sure all was going well. Nice attentive touch!! We will definitely go... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been at Chez Boet many times and we are usually very satisfied but our latest experience was a little disappointing. First and foremost it was very crowded and the waiter kept on bumping into us; it was also very noisy so much so that we could not hear the live entertainment. The food was not exceptional: the rice... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We come to Naples most years and always visit this restaurant. It has an intimate atmosphere which is combined with attentive service and good food. It feels like an european restaurant rather than a typical american one. Whenever I go there I have the Tagine which is superb. My husband had the steak which though pricy was the best he... More 

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toronto
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586 reviews 586 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This attractive, pleasant restaurant is always busy with good reason. It is a very good French restaurant. We started with the French onion soup and the escargots, which were both excellent. My wife then had the lamb tagine, which I had enjoyed on previous visits. I had the seafood tagine, consisting of one scallop, two shrimps and pieces of white... More 

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Midwestern USA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Do not be confused by the name including the words "home cooking"....there is nothing homey about Chez Boet! From the moment of our arrival we knew we were in for an extraordinary experience....under stated elegance, attentive service, very good wine selections, delicious cuisine, and outstanding desserts! It is truly 5 star and worth every penny! Reservations recommended.

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Naples, Florida
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158 reviews 158 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Friends recommended Chez Boet to us so we decided to make a reservation. When we arrived, Lisa, the owner, greeted us at the door and took us to our table. She was delightful and as the evening progressed, I can understand why the restaurant was crowded. She hustled through the evening greeting guests, resetting tables, and making certain that all... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Delicious! Great owners that are present and fun, food was amazingly fabulous, waitstaff was knowledgable, atmosphere cozy and romantic.…specials were fresh and inspired, wine list was impressive. What a wonderful evening. We will be back!

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I just discovered this authentic French restaurant this year - what a gem! The chef/owner is very personable and often greets the guests or visits the tables. Wine list is good. My favorite is the chicken livers! Waiters are efficient and pleasant. Try this place for a lovely dinner!

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Wauwatosa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went for Valentine's Day dinner. The staff was very pleasant and attentive. There was a set menu with just a few choices for each course. Probably to make it easier on the staff on a very busy night but not what we had expected. The tables were VERY tight which made for an uncomfortable feeling as wait staff continually... More 

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Naples, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We recently moved to Naples and for the past year have visited the many fine restaurants. Recently we were told about Chez Boet. We had a wonderful meal there a few days ago and everything about it exceeded our expectations. Greeted promptly when we arrived and seated at a very nice table. From the cheese croquette appetizers to the main... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 755 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 (Formerly Bamboo Cafe)
    (8th Street South)
  • Public Transportation: We are located in the historic village of Crayton Cove, steps from the City Dock in downtown Naples, Florida.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples>  > Old Naples
  • Neighborhood: Old Naples
  • Phone Number: 239-643-6177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?