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Bon Femme Cafe

$$$
American, Contemporary
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66 W Lincoln Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383 (Lafayette)
2195310612
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Elegance in a casual setting with warm and friendly service. One of...
Elegance in a casual setting with warm and friendly service. One of Valparaiso premier restaurants
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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice for lunch

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant in downtown Valpo for lunch. We knew that Bon Femme may be a little pricey, but that was not a consideration. We wanted a quiet place where we could enjoy a quality meal. Arriving about noon, we found street parking within a block of the restaurant. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
gerard D
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Chicago, Illinois
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South Bend, Indiana
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I met friends here for dinner on a Friday night. The small restaurant was fairly empty when I arrived but quickly filled up. Service was fine, the somewhat small menu was fine, and the food was excellent. Some entrees are a bit pricy but most are not, and whatever you get, it's worth what you paid! A good beer and... More 

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Thank William N
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9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The Service here was not good. Our server blamed her bus boy multiple times for the issues, very awkward. We ordered the crabcakes, they were not crisp. Decent flavor. Both salads, grilled Caesar and Caprese were very good. The bananas Foster crêpe dessert was good as well, but very boozey. The alcohol did not cook off well. Overall average dinner,... More 

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Thank tviering19
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant in downtown Valpo for lunch. We knew that Bon Femme may be a little pricey, but that was not a consideration. We wanted a quiet place where we could enjoy a quality meal. Arriving about noon, we found street parking within a block of the restaurant. We were met promptly and... More 

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Thank gerard D
Chesterton, Indiana
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146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

The overall appearance of this restaurant is (yawn) tired. Looking more like a boring ladies lounge, the restaurant is just plain a snooze. The food is good however. Service is attentive. The entire management needs to relearn the old adage that the customer is always right. Not accepting a coupon is rude. Then making us feel bad for using a... More 

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Thank WorldlyTravelersIN
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I have been going to this sophisticated restaurant for over 30 years. Originally they were in Merrillville, and enjoyed the rustic, jazzy feel of that location. The Valpo location is gorgeous, and the food is wonderful. Only issue I have is that when you order that Kobe Burger (which is excellent) when you order fresh onions on it make sure... More 

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Thank Mary S
Seneca, IL, United States
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a post concert 'Dunch' here (2:30 pm ). Our waitress was nice, knowledgeable, and attentive. The small restaurant was clean and the chairs comfy, we had the Lunch menu, which was exactly the menu posted on the restaurant's website. I had the Kobe burger ( Waigu); it was cooked exactly as I ordered, and garnished as I requested.... More 

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Thank Phyllis N
Chicago, Illinois
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140 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Valparaiso does not have good restaurants and I know many residents will argue that I am wrong. I have spent my professional life, designing, starting, operating many restaurants. Here you have a great location with Bon Femme right in the middle of the town with potential of attracting business people, locals and visitors. This restaurant goes wrong every time that... More 

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Thank Pasha55711
Hebron, Indiana
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

My girlfriend and I had the crepes and they were very good. My husband had wedge salad and got sick 2 hours later, my friends husband ordered the "lake perch" it was very strong flavored, not sweet and delicate. ...upon further questioning from our server the fish was not even from the region!! It was European lake perch! Unbelievable! It... More 

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Thank ThereapyGSD
Onawa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We have enjoyed BonFemme for many years. Still can't be beat on the escargot! Thoroughly enjoy the outdoor seating. Tender juicy steaks. Had one of the best Shrimp Scampi around but it was a limited item. Bananas Foster..Yum! And of course I can't leave out our favorite girls Mo & Shay! Love them!

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Thank Bonnie A
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Our first visit to Bonne Femme was impromptu and driven by curiosity about their French onion soup. The steak sandwich was richly flavored and served with beautifully seasoned fries. Outdoor dining is available but we choose indoors which was European casual elegance. We will return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66 W Lincoln Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (Lafayette)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 2195310612

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Elegance in a casual setting with warm and friendly service. One of Valparaiso premier restaurants
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?