For years I took clients to Chantilly to impress them with an elegant decir and a well prepared dinner.
This year we (three couples) spent our New Years Eve there.The restaurant was full, which may account for our disappointment with the food. On the other hand, perhaps the sous chef took the night off and only the meat chef was present.
Two of us ordered the scallop appetizer. Mine still had shell fragments on the outside. Three of us ordered the rack of lamb and three ordered the fish. The lamb was tender and perfectly prepared; however, the sliced potatoes were undercooked and the haricot vert were overcooked. The three who ordered halibut were disappointed. The "apple pie" dessert was thinly sliced apples over a cracker-like crust covered with a sugary syrup ... awful.
Again, perhaps because of the number of customers, the service was not up to par.
The '30s-'40s music was designed to appeal to the general age group of customers; however, it was so loud that we could not talk to each other and the saxophonist thought that by being off-key he could make us believe that it was a jazz version.
We did like the free valet parking!
The cost for my wife and me, including two drinks and tip, was $220 ... vastly overpriced for an inadequately prepared meal.