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"BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT" Orlando Local Custom Tip by Michael_D

Orlando Local Customs: 98 reviews and 80 photos


Le Bon Appetit

1575 Maguire Road, Ocoee,
(407) 654-9096,

Forget everything you thought you knew about French restaurants. Snotty waiters? The Marlot family (mère et père, and their son and daughter-in-law) will gamely converse with you in your stumbling high-school French — you don't really have a choice, since there's very little English spoken here, so it's make a fool of yourself or starve. Tiny, fussy food? Try the hearty homemade country pâté, served with gherkins and grainy mustard — hardly delicate fare. Your entree (sure to be a generous portion) will occupy a plate groaning with Provençal sides: potatoes Anna, ratatouille, stuffed broiled tomato. And every bite will be classically balanced; not obnoxiously gastronomique, just perfectly seasoned and cooked according to centuries of French wisdom.

RUNNER(almost a tie)
Le Coq au Vin
4800 S. Orange Ave.,
(407) 851-6980

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  • Written Mar 22, 2005
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