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“Punches below its weight” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Le Lafayette French Restaurant

Le Lafayette French Restaurant
375 13th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 (Old Naples)
+1 239-403-7861
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Ranked #223 of 753 Restaurants in Naples
Price range: $25 - $46
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Naples
Description: Experience the best French cuisine on Florida's gul coast at Le Lafayette in Downtown Naples.
Naples, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Punches below its weight”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great location and beautifully furnished with immaculate table settings in an elegant room or on the terrace.

We ate the early bird because the prices are very steep for normal dining, so this review refers to that early dining experience.

For early bird the choice is very limited and the food quite ordinary. We were disappointed, we have tried this about 4 years on the trot and each time it has been the same. I am sorry to say it, because it has ambitions to be the real thing.

About two years ago, we DID dine with the full menu, it was OK but not at those prices which were stellar. At these prices you can do better. At the early bird prices you can do better too.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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Naples FLA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Wow, what great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Went tonight with a group of 12 "Happy Hour Horders" and had their special menu - including appy, entree, and dessert - with a bottle of wine!! The food was Excellent, the service great - thank you Astrid - and the atmosphere superb!

Definitely a restaurant we would frequent again and again!

  • 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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Montreal, Canada
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154 reviews 154 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Good french cuisine in a nice decor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Nicely decorated and authentic french cuisine in a charming neighbourhood in Old Naple. We had the very affordable $27 menu which include a bottle of wine for two (not sure however if this menu is offered throughout the winter). The service is efficient and the hostess charming.

Visited October 2013
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Naples, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Perfection!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

La Lafayette French Restaurant is one of our very favorite restaruants in Naples... food, service and ambiance are always perfect. Proprietor Sebastian is very friendly and charming, he always makes a point of stopping by the table to make certain we've enjoyed our dining experience. We ALWAYS have! .
WE frequent this lovely restaurant with friends at least once or twice a month... and, you simply can not beat their summer dining specials... we only wish La Lafayette was our "in-house" dining room! Love it.

  • Visited September 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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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not worth the drive”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We dined at this restaurant on 2 occasions last summer to try their summer early wine and dine
Specials. We were not happy with the portions that were extremely small. When we complained to the owner he was very rude and and would not do anything to correct the situation. We showed him that the salmon dish we ordered was probably less than 3 oz! We never went back!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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