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Le Chardonnay October 24, 2011

Filed under: Midtown — Shannon R Little @ 5:01 pm
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Le Chardonnay has been a staple in Overton Square for many years. Despite The Square’s rough history, this restaurant has proven that they are here to stay.

As one of the only places in the area I had not tried, I decided to venture out last week.  Scott and I share a few tapas while we were there, including the oysters, baked brie, and fried green tomatoes. All of what we had was delectable, leaving me wanting more. It was the kind of food you savor and let sit in your mouth.

The oysters were tender and juicy. They popped right out of the shell. The fried green tomatoes were lightly fried, so you could taste all the tomato goodness. The sauce was a great compliment as well. The baked brie was warm, oozy, and perfect on the bread. The almond-honey glaze that came on top was wonderful.

Everything tasted a lot more expensive then what it was. It’s what the French are best at. This is what I enjoyed most. Fine dining food at a reasonable price.

They also have a great wine list. I had a hard time deciding exactly what I wanted!

The only aspect of my visit that I was confused about was the atmosphere. There was dim lighting, white table cloths, candles, and the whole romantic atmosphere. However, there were TVs in every corner of the restaurant and one large TV over the bar. It ruined the romantic atmosphere with the sports bar feel. To get rid of the TVs would do wonders for the decadent atmosphere.

I cannot believe it took me so long to try this place, but I am anxious to return. Next time I will go for full entrees and maybe even dessert. If their food is so rich, I can only imagine how great their desserts are.

For more information on Le Chardonnay, check out their website, where you can view their menu, or Facebook page. You can also find more reviews on Yelp, Urbanspoon, and Trip Advisor.

Le Chardonnay Wine Bar & Bistro on Urbanspoon

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