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“Simply Superb” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Fleur

La Fleur
5031 West Lake Road, Mayville, NY
716 753 3512
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Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Mayville
Price range: $15 - $80
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Davidson, North Carolina, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Simply Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We have enjoyed fine food around the world, and this restaurant is one of our favorites anywhere. Housed in a vintage brick home, with dining on the wrap-around porch and inside, the service is friendly, yet formal enough to complement the continental food. White table cloths, long-stemmed roses for the ladies at the end of the meal, servers in ties -- all make the experience suitably special. But the star is the food. The flavors are both well-balanced and intense, and each dish seemed to approach perfection. Tasty gougères accompanied flutes of champagne, and then the real show began. My braised veal sweetbreads appetizer from the tasting menu was one of the best preparations I have had -- tender morsels of sweetbreads and local vegetables in an intense demi-glâce broth, served piping hot. The pear-roquefort tart drew raves, as did the asparagus with Iberico ham and soft-boiled egg. The duck breast entrée and veal roulade were also excellent, with generous portions and local vegetables that were ideal complements to the meats. We succumbed to a shared dessert of ice cream stuffed profiteroles, and left exclaiming about the overall excellence of the meal. A plus for those staying at the Chautauqua Institution or Chautauqua Suites: a trolley shuttle that will transport you to and from your meal.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“an unexpected discovery in a place where food for the body is not the top priority!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were staying at the Chautauqua Institution and were forewarned, brain food was on the menu, not food for gourmets. It was a wonderful surprise to discover this place with its ambiance, excellent service and fantastic food.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mayville, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“For Special Occasions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Restaurant a little pricey but lunch is more reasonable. The quiche is great. They send a trolley to Chautauqua Institution to pick you up. Nice shopping center next door.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“An Oasis of Fine Dining Amongst a Desert of Mediocrity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We visit the Mayville / Chautauqua area every summer. For too long a time, area restaurants were so-so to good. La Fleur is a bright spot of fine dining in this area. All the dishes we tried were well proportioned, very flavorful without being over bearing, fresh tasting with a variety of selections.

Le Fleur will continue to be on our dining list for our visits in the future.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orinda, California, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We had a wonderful meal at la Fleur. The beet salad was delicious, the pear and blue cheese tart was exquisite. The veal Tenderloin was excellent, the rack of lamb was a generous portion and very good, and the filet mignon was outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed the profiteroles for dessert. The atmosphere is comfortable and conducive to conversation. The service was attentive, but not bothersome. The wine list adequate. I highly recommend dining at La Fleur if you have the opportunity, I will most definitely return!

  • Visited August 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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