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Le Chardonnay Wine Bar-Bistro

Italian, Wine Bar
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2105 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 725-1375
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

I came here because I love wine bars. The food was okay-- I had the salmon with duck confit gnocchi. Seemed expensive for what I got though. The wine was good. However, the atmosphere was dark and smoky, a bit dismal and dank. I came here with friends hoping for a nice place to drink wine and chat... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Brittany R
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I came here because I love wine bars. The food was okay-- I had the salmon with duck confit gnocchi. Seemed expensive for what I got though. The wine was good. However, the atmosphere was dark and smoky, a bit dismal and dank. I came here with friends hoping for a nice place to drink wine and chat and this... More 

Thank Brittany R
Memphis, TN
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Bad food and not cheap either. Was much better before it moved to it's current location. Resembles more of a dive bar than a bistro. Nice fireplace and cool stained glass ceiling, but that is about it.

Thank Crazydebbie516
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Perhaps it's me, but when I see the words Wine and Bistro together it conjures up a certain image. Like well lit areas with people enjoying flights of wine. This place was dark, dank, and full of smoke. All that was missing was the middle aged, clothing challenged, slow dancing drunk, chain smoking woman yelling "freebird!!" next to the jukebox.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is just about my Favorite 'Go-To' spot in Memphis........and it's only about 10 blocks from my house!!! Add great food, great service, nice ambience, leather couches and 'gypsy jazz' about once a week, and you've got a winner. Nice wine list, and the place has even got a nice-sized out-door deck running up the side of the restaurant, wonderful... More 

Thank Yogideb58
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Down in the Delta it seems people really love their comfort food! It's hard to find things that are not breaded and fried or soaking in sauce. Chardonnay is a welcome haven for interesting dishes featuring fresh veggies, imaginative use of ingredients complimented by a large list of mostly California vintages. Temptations abound on the menu! My friend had two... More 

Thank Uchi-mama
Memphis, Tennessee
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I didn't realize there were still restaurants that allowed smoking. The food was decent, atmosphere a bit dreary, a great wine selection but all the customers who were smoking annoyed me. The circulation of stale air was overwhelming; needless to say, that will be my last visit.

Thank stovcye
Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

With the name of the restaurant you would expect a better wine list. Boring would be the word to describe it. The food here is ok, for Memphis standards. The thing that really gets to me is I have been in this restaurant multiple times because I really wanted to give it a fair chance, and every time I was... More 

Thank DonKeeton
Memphis, Tennessee
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

It had been a while since I'd visited Le Chardonnay and I'm sorry for that. This place has excellent food, wine, and staff. It seems like time stands still while your enjoying your meal. I do plan on making a monthly trip there.

Thank Vonda D
Houston, Texas
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I came here on my first date with my future wife it was cozy eclectic and the chef had a nice touch. well they've moved its bigger and not so cozy the bar crowd from happy hour was long over due for some coffee and the crushed mussel shells in my dinner was disappointing. I should have stuck with the... More 

Thank Scubeedive
Greenville, South Carolina
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Have been to Le Chardonnay on several visits. Food is good and the atmosphere is laid back and fun. Great service and because they share the kitchen with the restaurant next door, you can sometimes pull things off that menu as well (if you have a good waiter/waitress). Great after work stop off place and you often run into some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2105 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (901) 725-1375

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am

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