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“STAY AWAY FROM THIS ONE!!!”
Review of Le Chef Restaurant

Le Chef Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 163 Restaurants in Southampton
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 10, 2009

We just dined here this week. It used to be better, but it was never really great and it was never actually French, the way it pretends to be, in name only, "Le Chef". Although our waitress never read us the specials (that's a first!), and due to this omission, there was a mixup in our order, she was otherwise a friendly, good waitress. The atmosphere here is stuffy, quiet and very dead, which is great for those who want an old-fashioned, quiet atmosphere with good acoustics for dining. Most folks who dine here are over 65 (plus a few grandchildren who are dragged along!). The worst thing though is the banal quality of the food: very ordinary, and my shrimp were very pink still, and so I was afraid to eat them.
Super bland is the word; overrated. And furthermore, in these bad economic times, they had the nerve to take away the Prix Fixe three- course menu, and dumb it down to only two courses for the same price!! And, they removed their best dessert from their menu, an unusual and fine lemon mousse!! All in all, they are much overrated, just because they are in Southampton Village, and do not offer real French cuisine!! How do they get away with it? For superb, true French food, go to Mirabelle, in Stony Brook, at the Three Villages Inn, as Zagat's rates them highly. Stay away from this place; it fails to make the grade! (If you don't really care a lot about what you eat, then it is okay here though).

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Reviewed September 2, 2008

My wife and I used to frequent LeChef. They had excellent food and a wonderful atmosphere- warm and friendly.

A few weeks ago we went to dinner with friends of ours who wanted to take us out and asked that we pick the place. So as not to drain on their wallets while guaranteeing a great meal, we decided on LeChef who had advertised a Pre-Fixe for $25.95 all night. We were seated and asked for the Pre-Fixe menu and were told by the hostess that the Pre-Fixe menu was not available that night. My wife stated that it was advertised. The hostess was rude and obnoxious and would not honor their advertisement. When we asked to speak to the manager we were told that neither the manager nor owner were there that night. As a result of her attitude and the way she treated us, we walked out...

This place used to be wonderful and my wife and I shared many wonderful meals there, but as a result of the hostess' treatment of customers, I will never return.

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Reviewed March 16, 2008

Yummy

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Reviewed January 29, 2008

Lamb!

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Reviewed November 26, 2007

We dined twice at Le Chef last June. The French food was excellent, at a price lower than a comparable meal in Manhattan. The restaurant's atmosphere seemed a little more relaxed than when we were last there a year before.

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