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Le Lafayette French Restaurant
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Ranked #190 of 987 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Naples
Description: Le Lafayette French Restaurant a purveyor of real french traditional cuisine since 2001. Family owned and operated For the past 16 years, customers at Le Lafayette have felt at home That's because everyone who walks through the doors is immediately greeted like family. We are known throughout Naples for our elegant style, hard work and ability to make customers feel acknowledge . Recently renovated and expanded to include a light and contemporary outside bar, the restaurant is attracting clientele of all ages. "From the coq au vin and duck a l'orange to the crepes Suzette, we are traditional. You come for the whole French experience.
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“You can miss this one”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Service was very slow, we waited over an hour for our food. Didn't seem like there was much of a rush or sense of urgency from anyone. We had made a reservation and they didn't have it down. I don't recommend

Visited September 2012
Thank Michael D
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napleslelafayette, Owner at Le Lafayette French Restaurant, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Dear Michael D,

Thank you for your review. Can you please provide some more detail?
I cannot imagine how your food would have taken over an hour from the time you ordered during one of our lowest months of the year.

It makes sense that your reservation may not have been marked down on a slow evening. If we are having a light seating we only mark reservations which need special accommodation or have special requests.

Please do elaborate on your experience though. I cannot fix a problem without some information about it.

Chef Sebastien
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Excellent Experience”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Thanks to Chef Sebastien and his gracious staff our party enjoyed a most memorable meal in his restaurant Le Lafayette. From the fresh split pea soup to the frogs legs to the beef stew our party of 7loved our food, service and had enjoyable conversation with the Chef. The ambiance is elegant, yet comfy ! the decor is well kept, immaculate and I am looking forward to dining outside on the patio, next time around. Thank you for a wonderful dinner.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank destinationmarco
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Naples, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
420 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“A little taste of Provence in Naples”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Looking like an elegant Bistro with indoor/outdoor seating and crisp white tablecloths, this is a not to be missed spot especially if you like escargots, frogs legs and sweetbreads! The quality is excellent, Sebastian the chef owner is both very competent and gracious, and the service is very good. Be prepared to pay handsomely for your fare but quality never comes cheap!

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank RaiDoc
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Best Chef in Naples”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Sebastion is a very nice person,host, and chef. He explained things on the menu, including the specials. The lunch special for October is an amazing price performer, especially when a bottle of wine is included. The chicken soup was outstanding and could have been a meal all by itself. We have been visiting several French restaurants in Naples this week and this so far is the best. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank TOM V
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Panama City, FL
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and a great value”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

My husband and I decided to have dinner here after seeing their "off-season" special of a 3-course meal and bottle of wine for $18.95 per person. What a deal! He had the french onion soup and I had a salad; both were very good. He had a shrimp entree and I had the beef stew, also very good. Sorbets for dessert. Service was very attentive. The atmosphere was a bit frilly for us, but the quality of the dishes and our waiter made it a great experience. We would absolutely dine there again.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank clmfla
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