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Chez Boet-French Home Cooking

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755 12th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-7321 (Formerly Bamboo Cafe) (8th Street South)
+1 239-643-6177
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we arrived the restaurant was empty except for 2 other tables. Service was OK. It seemed that the younger wait staff was a little more friendlier. But our server was OK. The food was good. I order the Escargot. It was excellent. That was the best part of my meal. I ordered their special which was Kobe Beef ribs,... More 

Thank Faye B
Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My hosts had raved about this place, and perhaps that had set the bar a little high for my expectations.The menu selection was wide. The beef of the highest Kobe quality. The house red was fine. I very much liked the relatively low noise level (the restaurant was full and it was a Friday evening), and I loved the wallpaper... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a lot to like about this restaurant, but in the Naples area the competition is pretty tough and there is no point in dining some place where the same menu is better elsewhere. Specifically, in the same week we ate her and at Alexander's (which I gave five stars), and the comparison unfortunate for this restaurant. Our mussels... More 

Thank Arnie690
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfectly delicious dinner on the terrace on a beautiful Florida evening! A pleasure to have a choice of a petite portion - perfect. Amazingly prepared rack of lamb and scallops with sides! Excellent wine list along with a warm welcome from the owner and staff!

Thank Helen H
Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting family were meeting friends and invited us along. I was anxious to try one of Naples' better known French restaurants. Quite simply, the food was OK. The homemade country pate lacked flavor, and enters were pretty standard fare. It's been a couple of weeks since we were there, and I debated whether or not to write a review. Others... More 

Thank Roger C
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Chez Bret. Incredible food, knowledgeable staff and very welcoming. Never a disappointment. High quality meals with fresh ingredients. Thank you!

Thank Sandy S
Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chez Boet combines friendly ownership and staff with excellent and authentic French country cooking. Using fresh ingredients with "old school" recipes delivers a different dining experience than other area French bistros. Pleasant ambiance is far less frantic than the seasonal mobs on 3rd Street and 5th Avenue.

Thank shamsix
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered the Crayton Cove area of Naples on our recent visit. Delightful little area of town near the City Pier, which includes Chez Boet. The lovely restaurant is owned by the husband and wife team Lisa and Phillipe Boet, and are passionate about their restaurant and the food - and it shows. Wonderful food artfully prepared.

Thank MAM716
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd never visited Naples Florida before this trip, and were looking for a memorable dining experience on our first evening. Reviews for Chez Boet were quite enticing. Our reservation was honored on time, and the service was very attentive. The Bouillabaisse was beautifully presented, as was the Roasted Duck with scrumptious orange sauce. The menu has a very broad selection... More 

Thank Elliot S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Amazing! The owners are physically at the restaurant meeting you, welcoming you, checking on you throughout your meal. The staff are very well trained and friendly. The food took us back to France it was so good. I had the French onion soup and the shrimp pasta and both were outstanding. For desert we had the Neapolitan with chantilly cream.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $65
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 755 12th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-7321 (Formerly Bamboo Cafe)
    (8th Street South)
  • Public Transportation: We are located in the historic village of Crayton Cove, steps from the City Dock in downtown Naples, Florida.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples>  > Old Naples
  • Neighborhood: Old Naples
  • Phone Number: +1 239-643-6177
Established in 2003, Chez Boet is a chic neighborhood bistro serving country French cuisine and owned and operated by Lisa & Philippe Boet. The menu reflects the Boets' experiences in France spending long weekends in the French countryside with family and friends, cooking traditional, home-style dishes with what came from the family farm and garden.Under the direction of Lisa Boet, Chez Boet's culinary team prepares dishes including Pate Maison, French Onion Soup, Bouillabaisse, Roasted Orange Duck, Boeuf Bourguignon, along with fresh local seafood and authentic Moroccan tagines, served with locally grown, seasonal produce.Cheese and Chocolate Fondue is also on the menu. Chez Boet has a full bar with cocktails prepared by Philippe Boet, varied wine list, and covered terrace for outdoor dining. Private parking in rear. Healthy children's menu and pet-friendly terrace. Proud founder of Naples Originals, the finest independent restaurants. Chez Boet has been named the City of Naples first certified green restaurant.

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