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Le Chardonnay Wine Bar-Bistro

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Old Smokey

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2014
stovcye
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, TN
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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.

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Houston, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 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 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Mississippi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Had dinner reservations elsewhere, but enjoyed a lovely glass of red in a cozy booth in front of a roaring fire. Perfect.

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?