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“Gem of Efficiency” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Continental Flambe

Continental Flambe
936 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
321 7682445
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Ranked #27 of 359 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Vero Beach
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Gem of Efficiency”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We had been to Continental Flambe years ago and enjoyed it, so picked it for lunch on a recent visit to Melbourne. We were rewarded with a good meal but an even better experience. The food was good (excellent crepes and sauces, perfect warm bread with plentiful salads) but the service was wonderful. Our waitress was so attentive, helpful, and efficient that it added an extra layer of enjoyment to the occasion. We recommend it to any Melbourne visitors.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“One of Brevard's Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

What can I say about this place. It's been in Old Downtown Melbourne for years. The service-Awesome. The menu-Awesome. The taste-Awesome. They just keep on keeping on.

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Poor choice for large parties”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Very disappointed. We made reservations weeks in advance for a party of 16 plus 2 children under the age of 10. We weren’t told that they “didn’t cater to children” until the waiter was taking our orders, and he was less than accommodating in offering a balanced meal. So the kids got side orders of potatoes, pasta and vegetables that had to be reordered because the chef didn’t even have the common sense to leave off the spices. Ok so kids aren’t their forte, but our service was worse. One waiter to serve a 4 course meal to a party of 16? Really? We were seated at 6:30, and didn’t get the desert menus until 9:20. Needless to say with each course the first guest served was nearly done, as the last was receiving their plate, and having to send one mea back because it was overcooked made the wait ridiculous. Ok, so it that’s not enough, no sooner than the waiter returned with our receipts they choose to blast music to our room so it couldn’t be misunderstood that they wanted us out ASAP. As if it was our fault the meal took over 3 hours.
Don’t get me wrong, we have dined here many times in the past and have been pleased with our experience, but the attitude has obviously changed , and we will not be going back anytime soon.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vero Beach, Florida
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96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“started off great, then down hill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

my wife and i had dinner last night, the dinner started off great, but went south on the service
the escargot apps were great, and the salads, very good, the entrees veal cutlet and the chateaubriand were warm, at best . the arugula salad on the veal was very good, while the veg with the chateaubriand were a problem, potatoes /undercooked and the asparagus, overcooked.
the real killers were the dessert and coffee. my wife ordered cheese cake and decaf, while i ordered an espresso and the cherries jubilee / the worst i've ever tasted,/ asked if they had marie brizzard annisette, that was a mistake. the waitress had no idea, what i was talking about, but left to find out, where she went was a mystery, it seems she forgot. it took quite awhile for her to come back. they didn,t have it. i made a mistake by asking what brand of sambucca, that they had. the waitress forgot again, .eventually i got a sambucca. but our coffees were cold, and we had no utensils, cream or sugar. another waitress helped out. in the words of tom dooley, "we shall never return". no management, no one manning front door.
several groups of people came in for a private party, in the side room. they were left waiting at the door. they eventually roamed in and found the party on their own. also they have an open kitchen, at which a waiter was arguing with the chef, about not having mashed potatoes, in front of the patrons.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“will never back again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

For the first look the restaurant looked romantic. Service was the worst I've ever seen. The waitress forgot everything - bread, wine, our orders. She looked tired and we felt like she wants to get home as soon as possible and clients are disturbing her. Food was OK, nothin special. I would expect more from the restaurant of this kind. It's good to know I will never come back there

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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