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“Disappointing food for the cost”

Chicanes Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #1 of 142 Restaurants in Sebring
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, International
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Enjoy a casual elegant experience at the best restaurant in Sebring, Chicanes, complete with romantic lakeside views in a festive atmosphere. One of Sebring's favorite dining establishments, Chicanes can make your special occasion a memorable one.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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151 reviews
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“Disappointing food for the cost”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Well, we used to love to dine here every single year for the last 10 years but I guess we hit a bad night when the good chef wasn't working or else something else changed. Hopefully not permanently. We went on Christmas Eve and the limited menu was very pricey: $27 - $40 an entree. I asked if they could alter some of the dishes to accommodate my gluten intolerance and in all the years past they have had no problem with coming up with delicious options. The waitress was very nice and said she would check with the chef, returned to say that all I could eat was the cedar plank salmon with green beans, without any starch for $27 or prime rib with green beans for $33. Well, I figured they would at least give me an additional veggie but I was only given some of their tasty green beans - but not a double portion. The salmon was okay but nothing amazing. My daughter also a celiac - ordered the prime rib which was okay but not very flavorful. My husband ordered the prime rib too and said the same. My mother-in-law ordered a lobster appetizer-something in cream. It was just a huge pile of cheese with lobster and cream sauce. She loves things like this and said it was just way too much cheese and cream and she is the Cheese Queen. The waitress totally forgot to bring the escargot appetizer that we ordered for the GF and Lactose intolerant diners. And needless to say they didn't have any GF dessert options either. We were all very disappointed with our $147 (pre-tip)meal. We never went back - and in all the years past we dined there at least 3 times every Christmas break visit. Hope that this is not permanent issue as there are so few really good restaurants in the Sebring area. We used to love to go to Chicanes. Guess we will try it again next Christmas break but not on Christmas eve.

  • Visited December 2013
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Sebring, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent never a disappointment”
Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

our favorite place to go have our anniversary never a disappointment food is excellent and we can't wait to go back

  • Visited April 2013
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Washington, DC
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service in a Beautiful Location”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Met friends for dinner while visiting Sebring International Raceway. Service was impeccable and the steak was excellent. The twice baked potatoes were decadent. Very pleasant evening.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank SleeplessInDC
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Chester, nova scotia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A wonderful surprise at a reasonable price.”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

We decided to try Chicanes after reading good reviews on Tripadvisor and it did not disappoint us. The professional staff, lovely atmosphere and great food absolutely made our Christmas Eve dinner an experience we will not forget.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Lea S
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Gainesville, Florida
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Probably the best in the area”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

We had dinner in the restaurant while staying at the hotel (which leaves a little to be desired). Both the food and service were very good.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank 1969Gator
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