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“Nice quiet, cozy atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
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Bon Femme Cafe
66 W Lincoln Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383
2195310612
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Ranked #22 of 130 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lafayette
Description: Elegance in a casual setting with warm and friendly service. One of Valparaiso premier restaurants
Naples, Florida
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Nice quiet, cozy atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

Bon Femme has a nice menu, offering appetizers, entrees, sandwiches and the "classic" Bon Femme crepes & quiche. There are classy looking material billows from the ceiling that make a cozy and quiet atmosphere. You can actually have a conversation without yelling .. loved it! In the nice weather, they have outdoor dining.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Midwest
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91 restaurant reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Wonderful Surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

We were in Valparaiso, Indiana, on business and thought we would stop someplace for a drink and maybe an appetizer. We punched up our Tom Tom for a restaurant suggestion. It told us that Bistro 157 was nearby and we were intrigued by the name. When we got there it looked like it was closed down, but across the street there was Bon Femme Cafe. We thought same genre, let's give it a try.
Our server was very nice, Moneesa, not sure of the spelling, but she goes by "Mo." We loved the atmosphere, a little French and a little American, with a little Indiana thrown in for flavor. The walls had nice mirrors, reproductions of French advertisements of liquors, and some framed pictures of chateaus. Cloth napkins, always a good first impression. We found to our delight that Monday is one half off a bottle of wine. C'est une bonne! My wife was inspired to order for the both of us. Remember, we just wanted some appetizers. First Baked Brie en Croute, Brie wrapped in a puff pastry with a warm Cider reduction. It was very good. This was followed by Lobster Egg Rolls, with veggies and peanut filling with a Thai Chili, that was even better. Then we topped it off with Escargot baked with roasted garlic, Tarragon, and Clarified Butter with French Baguette. The wine was Three Vineyards, Row Eleven, a California Pinot Noir. Everything was quite good and just enough for a late afternoon nosh. Total bill without tip was $57.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Sometimes good, sometimes not.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

I wasn't quite sure how to rate Bon Femme as a whole. We have eaten here several times, and sometimes our food is great and sometimes it is just average. We have had excellent grouper and so-so grouper. This is the way it goes. Their specialties are usually good, the crepes and quiches, but everything else is hit or miss. Our service is typically not-so-good. We have had very slow service almost every time we have eaten here, sometimes having to remind the wait staff for bread or drinks. Desserts are usually great. So, I guess I would recommend for a special occasion or business meal if you are not in a hurry. Full service bar has nice selection and atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“High end but not too pretentious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011 via mobile

Staff was helpful and friendly, advising us on meal choices. We just had sandwiches, excellent pulled pork. All hot sandwiches are 10 and up, entrees will be 16 and up. If you go before going to the theatre show your tix for a discount.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“great missing few details”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

the food is some of the best in the midwest. the service lacks details that we expect in a fine restaurant. we will go back for the great food.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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