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“A step back into time...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant - CLOSED

Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant
4000 Chalet Suzanne Dr., 3800 Chalet Suzanne Dr., Lake Wales, FL 33853
863-676-6011
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Price range: $5 - $93
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Continental
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Chalet Suzanne Road
Description: We invite you to enjoy the harmony of an enchanting setting while you dine on legendary fare making your time here one of the most delightful experiences you will ever encounter.Our dining rooms are open to the public Tuesday through Sunday. Dinner is served from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Lunch is served Tuesday - Friday from 11:00-2:30 and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 - 3:00. Breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 - 10:30 am. If we have houseguests during the week, breakfast is served 9am - 10am Tuesday - Friday and a reservation is required for those wishing to join them for breakfast. Our daily lunch is very casual with entrees priced from $9.00 and up. Attire for breakfast and lunch is casual, however dinner at the Chalet Suzanne is a special occasion for many. Men usually wear a jacket, although a collared shirt and slacks are fine. We always appreciate reservations whenever you dine with us.
Bradenton, Florida
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“A step back into time...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The incredible preserved photos and write ups show the elegance and prestige of this property in it's day and time. So worth the trip to see the property and view the photos. I just learned that Chalet Suzanne is closing. After some 80 years of service. . Yes, it does requires a major remodeling-restoration project but it still carries it grandeur. It is a bit expensive to dine here..but if you can go, do go and see this property before it closes. I am glad that we did. The broiled grapefruit and chicken livers is delicious. The famous moon soup s tasty--- but do know it is a small puree portion in a cigarette type ceramic bowl. Unusual but lovely in presentation. Very light to consume and simple. . The frittata is a very large portion of eggs with a bit of spinach and cheese. Two could eat for one frittata. The hot beef sandwich is a large portion...bread is plain and a bit lacking.. I must say. The shrimp and grits is good...with a table side touch to quick prep for you-- that is nice. Steaks are good...and our guest said it was the best choice on menu from all the items selected and tried of each others food. Desserts are very rich--- so one can go a long way, The chocolate Meringues is extremely rich and has a dry crunchy texture. Not what I expected. The rum pie was very tasty but I did not taste any rum...but still wonderful flavors...more like a cheesecake almost. Do, please, try this place before it closes...the ambiance, the antiques and nostalgia are worth the money spent to see and experience. Oh, please look for the extraordinary stain glass window from about 1890 in time...from a farm house in Germany with the star of David right in the middle. It is amazingly beautiful. Oh, how I would love to own that window. I still think about it's beauty. I would cherish it for certain.

There are colorful, lovely designed tiles from all over the world that are inlaid in the walls. Everywhere you look, is something to marvel ...and the uniqueness causes your mind to drift & imagine --back to a date long ago & time remembered for it's life styles --truly of... the rich and famous. For a moment, you also feel like a movie star, a prince, a princess or a world known figure in the midst of a beautiful people in a lovely Swiss Alps Chalet setting. Oh, where is my pilot, airplane and the runway--I should be leaving now. Smile...enjoy the trip. Eve if it is only in ones dreams.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hanover, Ontario
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
“Great Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were on our way to the Bok Tower and gardens when we saw the sign for the famous Chalet Suzanne restaurant. Decided to give it a go and were glad we did. What a great ambience. It was built in 1930 and the decorations were very quaint. We sat at a table that overlooked the lake there and watched the turtles swim. It seems they feed them leftovers which keeps them hanging around. They look very happy and healthy. Tried their signature moon romaine soup with 17 herbs. They will split a serving into two for you which was nice. My husband had the stuffed pepper while I had the frittata. Their specialties I found out later are their chicken salad and their Chicken Suzanne (takes 1/2 hour to cook) We didn’t have dessert but she recommended the bing cherry dessert, the carrot cake and the Gateau Suzanne. As we left, there was a couple that had flown in using the adjoining air strip. Just so you pilots know that this is an option.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Awesome Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The intro into the bar area of the restaurant was none other I have seen. Rustic but with lots of charm. The drinks weren't bad either!
Dinner was special - from the window table to the dishes, wine and the food (we had the seabass) was incredible. The best we have had. (and we eat out ALOT!)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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XSAir, Owner at Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you for your kind remarks and support.
Sincerely,
Eric and Dee Hinshaw
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Spring Hill, Florida
1 review
“A Special Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My Birthday Get-a-way was made special by our stay and meal at Chalet Suzanne in Lake Wales. Their dining room overlooks a lake and is so festive with unique table settings. Our server, Debbie, was a true gem, offering history along with descriptions of the evening's offerings. The five courses began with broiled delicious grapefruit. Then a special "moon soup", followed by salad with artichoke.
Main courses we selected were Lobster Newburg and Lamb Chops. Both were the best ever tasted. Desserts were Rum Pie and Chocolate Meringues. Touche!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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XSAir, Owner at Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you for your kind remarks and support. Thank you for your visit.
Sincerely,
Eric and Dee Hinshaw
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atlantic beach,ny
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“just great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

moon soup & grilled grapefruit...lamb chops.....amazing place...................................................................................................................................................................

    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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XSAir, Owner at Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you for appreciating us. Thank you for your visit.
Sincerely,
Eric and Dee Hinshaw
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