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“Amazing French cuisine with on the ball French waiters”
Review of Chez Olivier

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Ranked #1 of 152 Restaurants in Prahran
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Amazing French cuisine with on the ball French waiters”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Food is always amazing and delicious! Staff go that extra mile to ensure an optimal experience! Our favourite special occasion restaurant!

  • Visited April 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love the food”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Went there for dinner mid week, the menu is very comprehensive and had all the French classics, the French onion soup was fantastic and the boulibaise was very authentic and lived up to my expectations. The wine list was good and prices reasonable. Recommend a visit there n I will be going back next time in Melbourne

Visited April 2014
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Sydney
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182 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Magnifique”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Fantastique…& other words ending with 'ique'… The food, however, was far from eek. I had the rillettes traditionelle, followed by a marvellously tender duck confit. My companions ordered the coquilles st jacques, the french onion soup & the tartare for starters. The oooooh moment of the mains was my friend's puff pastry encased beef bourguignon, but the wow moment was the flaming crepes.
Love the French accents, & service was attentive, but far from overwhelming.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Jo T
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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“It's no bistro vue, but still very good”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

You are greeted in French. An excellent start. A full house means a visibly frantic but well meaning waitstaff.

The bisque is worth a try, but you must love the taste of prawn or lobster heads- which I do.

The goat cheese soufflé won the entree prize. The charcuterie plate is lovely but not a cracker or bread in sight. Hard going when you have a ramekin of pate and a single gherkin to spread it over.

As for main, go the steak with truffled mash. The twice cooked duck was cooked one too many times and was a little dry. The duck l'orange could be a bit more orange flavoured. But who am I kidding? - are you ever going to cook this stuff yourself? No. So enjoy.

When you go French , you have high expectations, higher than you might have if you are going to eat at say, an Italian restaurant. Chez Olivier does well given that it is constantly viewed with these high expectations.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Delightful French Restaurant”
Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We were recently at Chez Olivier to celebrate a clutch of birthdays and two engagements. The food, service and atmosphere were all appropriate for this momentous occasion. To make it an an even more enjoyable night, the French accents were delightful.

Visited April 2014
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