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Review of Le Clos

Le Clos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Amelia Island, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Back to Le Clos!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Only moved to the island a few months ago, but Le Clos has become our favorite!! We’ve tried just about everything and it’s all good!!

Favorites… Fresh catch, usually grouper, with the most amazing lemon butter sauce, scallops, duck and the tuna. We also love the caesar salad as well as the escargot.

The food is always delicious, but by far the service is the best on the island. We have dined all over the world, but Le Clos is by far our favorite on Amelia Island. Make sure you call for a reservation. There's only about 50 seats and they fill up quickly.

We can't wait to go back...

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank George E
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Highlight to our Family Vacation on Amelia Island!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Once again we return to Amelia Island for our family vacation. We always love our visits to Le Clos! The food is amazing! Service excellent! We just love Le Clos!

Our 10 year old son talks about Le Clos nonstop as our vacation time draws nearer. The staff has been consistently attentive for years as he has a peanut allergy and is quick to give recommendations. They do not have a children’s menu, but don’t worry, they can make adjustments to their entire menu for our fine diner! Gluten free bread is available. Just let them know in advance. We enjoyed the Fresh Grouper, Shrimp and Steak au Poivre!! Shrimp was served with julienne veggies instead of pasta. Delicious!!! All wonderful!!

Don’t miss Le Clos when visiting Amelia Island!! Bon Appetit!!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank gourmetmoi
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

You might not realize that a french restaurant would be held in a tiny, yellow cottage but when you first visit Le Clos, you have stumbled upon a restaurant of great excellence! Le Clos has been around for almost 17 years and is one of the most consistent restaurants I've ever dined at. The food is outstanding. You have choices from ceasar salad and the chef's entree selection to escargot and fresh and local seafood which arrives daily. The wine selection is also incredible, varrying in prices and taste. One last thing before closing, there is not one word for the staff at Le Clos. The words nice, kind, & friendly do not even begin to explain the service. Starting right off the bat, there is someone waiting for you at the door with a warm welcome. The energy level is high and positive and every staff member always has a smile on their face.
Combining the food, wine and the service, you have created yourself a lovely evening with satisfaction. I highly recommend this restaurant to any travelers or to local neighbors because there will not be regret or disappointment in having a meal at Le Clos Restaurant in downtown Fernandina Beach.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank langpa
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Amelia Island, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Consistently Excellent”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Le Clos is a French restaurant which never disappoints. The food preparation is beyond reproach. Over the last decade, whether as a couple or part of a larger party, we have never had a meal we regretted ordering. We can't say that about any other restaurant on Amelia Island. And since tomorrow, is Bastille Day, Le Clos receives our l'Ordre de Merite.

If you've never had the pleasure of real French fries, the Steak-au Poivre is always cooked perfectly and the frites are worthy of a Parisien bistro. The seared and roasted Salmon with shallots and capers is my personal favorite and so good it's hard to make another menu choice. My spouse had a new item for us on the menu, the seared Pork Tenderloin, and declared it the best she had ever tasted.

In every case, the food speaks for itself and is not overwhelmed by gimmickry or the latest fad. Also, on the menu: chicken, duck, escargots, pâté, shrimp, scallops, calamari, tuna and vegetable linguini. The overall menu is limited compared to other restaurants but every choice is a winner. The house salad is thing of beauty because the greens are not chilled and it appears that every leaf was hand-rubbed, so the taste is perfect with no excess dressing.

There is a nice wine list by the bottle or the glass with both value and surprise. We had a thoroughly pleasant Corbières from Languedoc-Roussillon, a region which was totally unremarkable in wine production 25 years ago and but now has its own appelation and some of France's best wine values.

Le Clos interior is nicely decorated but the restaurant itself is small. A reservation is a must. Also, when full or with large parties, it can be noisy. Le Clos is not cheap. In fact, it is somewhat expensive, but overall it is an excellent value for the price when the quality of the food and its consistently excellent preparation are taken in to account. Bon appetit!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Eastwind99
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

LeClos is one of our favorites in Fernandina! The staff is warm and friendly and the food is always excellent.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank M G
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