We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chez Boet-French Home Cooking

$$$$
Old Naples
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
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
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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.
read more
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 165 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
Very Nice French Restaurant

Classic French Restaurant serving typical French Dishes. Decor is, good, service was excelcent and we really enjoyed the food and wine. Waiter suggested a very nice wine at a reasonable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Bob C
,
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

A small to moderately sized French restaurant located in the Naples Dock area, run by a hands-on husband and wife team. Very simply the food was excellent. For starters we had a French onion soup that was not a typical salty broth but was tempered sweetly with marsala and port. The bread and melted cheese accented the soup rather than... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We have been here many times and it is my favorite dining spot in Naples. The Boets have captured the ambience of a French bistro, which is what makes the place unique, especially in southwest Florida! Among my favorites are the bouillabaisse, the moules frites, and the canard roti. The house wines by the glass are excellent and reasonably priced.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Classic French Restaurant serving typical French Dishes. Decor is, good, service was excelcent and we really enjoyed the food and wine. Waiter suggested a very nice wine at a reasonable price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockholm, Sweden
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The service and the food was excellent, a nice relaxed atmosphere and managed by people that actually spoke french (when prompted) Good wine selection and an interresting menu.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We both had the delicious Chicken tagine with its layers of flavors and seasonings. It was delicious, and the warm evening made for perfect outdoor dining. The service was excellent and overall the setting and the music very relaxed.. My salad with the white truffle dressing was nicely subtle and very tender. A great evening.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was our first collective (6 of us) visit to Chez Boet and all of us raved about the excellent food, service and value received. I had the onion soup and lamb tagine and both were high in my list of the best dishes I have ever eaten. The others had the featured duck, seafood tagine and moules frites (mussels)... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Connecticut
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I expected to eat my way through 2000 calories that evening , however French Country Cooking ala Chez Boet I had many hundreds to spare . They serve several Moroccan / French dishes that were superb and remarkably healthy. The service is first rate and the atmosphere relaxed, Finally a place where you can have a nice conversation in a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The couple who own the restaurant split their duties, he the bar, she the dining room and kitchen. They are very nice and very much a presence in making sure that everything is the way you want it. The small bar and seating area near it are a nice place to wait for your table or you can eat at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Evanston, Illinois
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sudbury, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Chez Boet-French Home Cooking also viewed

Naples, Southwest Gulf Coast
Naples, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Naples, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Chez Boet-French Home Cooking? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chez Boet-French Home Cooking staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?