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97 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9525 3943
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The waiter and chef were both French so the scene was set. We had a scoopon 3 course deal so was very good value. The service was excellent. Our scallop entree delicious. My husband had the beef Wellington. It was melt in your mouth. My duck a la orange was a but chewy but the flavour was there. The dessert... More 

Thank ladyAlice1957
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this place for the first time last night as we love French food and had walked past it a few times. Surprisingly the place was empty which we find hard to understand as the food was fantastic, reasonably priced and the service was great. We'll be back, hopefully others will give it a go. Recommended.

Thank Capt'n P
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Our old time favorite embassy@97 is finally back. Delicious french food and good service. Even better the staff can speak french. This makes it even more authentic.

Thank Anne M
Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit to this lovely intimate French restaurant in the heart of St Kilda. We enjoyed a 3 course Groupon and were served by jimmy who was extremely helpful and a very capable waiter. The food was amazing, paired with great wine and service impeccable. Becoming our favorite French restaurant in Melbourne.

Thank Vicky T
Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Truly french - the waiter even politely laughed at our attempts to speak French. With every course a wine was recommended - try the escargot for entree, the bouillabaisse was extremely good , as was the canard a l'orange. For desert - try the grand desert - you get a portion of everything. Even though it was expensive, it was... More 

Thank L1015CBrogerb
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

What can i say...... french water was great, wine amazing and the food was fantastic. I went for lunch with my husband, we wanted something different as we hadn't had french cuisine before, fantastic definitely recommend this restaurant!!

Thank Stephanie S
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Almost a parody of itself, the presentation of the dishes here are a flashback to a simpler time. That in itself would be fun if the quality of the food was anywhere near adequate. Firstly the bread was stale, dry and hard. We shared an entree of the pate; overlooked and unseasoned. Not wanting to push my luck, I then... More 

Thank Tony P
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

What looked like a romantic quaint restaurant was quite simply pathetic. No salad available that day (delivery didn't turn up), how curious.....cheap thinly sliced bread which had already gone hard, snails that were so off they were giving off Ammonia (!) and what remained of the meal was average at best. Sure we didn't pay for the snails but seriously...if... More 

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

It was a rainy and cold evening as we stumbled across Embassy@97 in St Kilda. French cuisine wasn't front of mind but under the circumstances we were happy to oblige. Very happy we did! I stuck to seafood for the night. Mussels in a creamy white wine sauce to start followed by the bouillabaisse. Both were awesome. The service was... More 

Thank moggatu
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

First of all the address listed on Tripadvisor is incorrect;147 Nelson Place relates to the Williamstown address of their other restaurant. The Embassy@97 I am reviewing here is located at 97 Fitzroy St. St. Kilda . We used to dine here quite often when a very talented woman ran it and did all the cooking. Everything except for the decor... More 

Thank Michael T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $22
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9525 3943
Embassy at 97 has lovely, friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. There is a giant chalkboard with chalk and colouring pencils and colouring books available for the kids as well as magazines and newspapers for the rest of us. The food is ranging from eggs to focaccia to traditional French food. While there is no specific children's menu, the chef is happy to do smaller portions. There is no charge for baby chinos and they have a great everyday special of coffee with a freshly baked on premises muffin, for $5! Seating is bench-style and there are tables outside: both on the footpath and in a small courtyard, meaning that you can sit with a group. Also of note is that there is a tram-stop directly outside the door.

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