Cafe Chanson De Pere, WI
Green Bay Restaurants and Bars
201 James St.
De Pere, Wisconsin 54115
Cafe Chanson Description
Cafe Chanson> Reviews
2 out of 5
based on 1 ratings and 1 reviews
The food was mediocre; furthermore, their website shows a classy restaurant ambience, but in reality once you get there, it is a different setup. There were no linen on the table, the waitress was okay (I could not read the message in her tatoo).
We spend over a hundred dollars for the meal and a bottle of wine (30 dollars), the rack of lamb was mainly couple of bones with little meat, although, the Ahi Mahi was nicely cooked and a reasonable portion. The dessert - Pistaccio Bruille - was the worst I had in a good restaurant.
Le Cafe Chanson has a way to go to claim is a decent French Restaurant...by the way, they do not serve crepes, or scargot, or any French classic sauces or known french pastries.
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Cafe Chanson Basics
- Mon - Thurs: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
- De Pere East
- Price Range
- Mid-Range $$($8-$14)
- Payment Methods
- Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Cafe Chanson Features
- Meals Served
- Beer, Wine, Full Bar
- Worth Noting
- Brunch on Saturday's and Sunday's until 3pm
Bar Review of Cafe Chanson in De Pere, WI
February 15, 2013
My gal pal just returned from a three week extravaganza in Europe. In order to celebrate her return to the states, I decided to take her back to Europe! Well, kinda. I took her to Europe in De Pere. More specifically, Chateau De Pere. Chateau De Pere is the somewhat new French-themed hotel located on the East side of De Pere. And inside this charming en-suite hotel is a charming restaurant and bar. In case you didn’t know, the masterminds behind St. Brendans Inn are also the masterminds behind Chateau De Pere.
We arrived around 4PM on a Saturday. We’re on Europe time, remember? Aperitifs are so the norm in Europe. We were simply following protocol. There are two ways to enter Café Chanson. Because we are two smart, educated ladies we entered through the back, more confusing way. Why take the clearly marked entrance with the short elevator ride to the second floor when we can enter through the hotel, walk down a hallway, walk up a flight of stairs, walk down another hallway, realize we are just walking to more hotel rooms, back up and walk back the way we came, enter into another door and – voilà, be there! We are proud to work for our wine.
Café Chanson has an interesting layout. If you enter in the back way, you face the restaurant part. If you enter through the front, you face the bar part. As we walked down the hallway toward the bar we noticed that we were the only classy bar flys around. Upon taking our seats at the bar, the bartender greeted us and gave us some drink menus to peruse. He was super friendly and very attentive. The drink menu is quite expansive. Their wine list offers different and unique reds, whites, and bubblies. And, yes, many French wines. The prices for wines start at $6, the wines we chose were $9. The bartender offered us a sample to make sure we would enjoy our red, cool no? Most of the wines can be purchased by the glass, as opposed to bottles only. Café Chanson carries limited beer on draught, but offers many more in bottles. The domestic beers start at $3.25. As for the liquor, Café Chanson has every kind of liquor possible, so let your imagination run wild with your poison.
The décor at Café Chanson is tastefully done. The dark wood bar and shelving, the neutral colored walls, and vintage looking lamps, exudes warmth and coziness. Relax, sport fans, they have a large flat screen TV hanging up so you won’t miss the action. If you’re looking for a quieter place for some wind down time, Café Chanson is a great place to go to. My girlfriend and I simply sat back, relaxed and soaked in the laid back atmosphere.
Restaurant Review of Cafe Chanson in De Pere, WI
By Patricia Summerfield
November 15, 2012
I had dinner last evening at the French restaurant Café Chanson which is located in the hotel Chateau De Pere on the east side of De Pere. The restaurant and bar lounge is located on the second floor. You can either walk up or take the elevator. You would enter the bar lounge area first and the dining room is beyond. The bar and restaurant is sophisticated and beautifully decorated and gives off a warm ambiance. The restaurant is immaculate, the dining room has a gas fireplace and all the tables had small glass vases which contained an assortment of fresh flowers. The windows look out on a lovely view of the Fox River and a walking path that is lit up with period piece lamp posts which gives off an amber glow.
I was greeted in a warm cordial manner by the host and was seated by the window with the dinner menu. After perusing the menu for a while my server came and introduced himself and asked if I would like to see the wine list. For dinner I chose the classic French dish Beef Bourguignon, for when I vacationed in Paris this past spring I did not have the opportunity to try this dish. The Beef Bourguignon was priced at $15.95 and consisted of beef stew, which is prepared with carrots and pearl onions in a red wine demi glaze sauce, accompanied by potatoes au gratin and seasonal vegetables. After placing my order I was soon brought a basket linen containing 6 slices of French bread with a side of butter. The bread was fresh with a good flavor and the butter was room temperature for easy spreading. My food was soon brought out the Beef Bourguignon was attractively presented on a white plate with a fresh sprig of rosemary placed standing upright. The au gratin potatoes were on the bottom and the stew meat and vegetables were layered over. The meat was fork tender as were the broccoli, carrots, and potatoes. The stew had an earthy delicious rich flavor which integrated together well and made a very pleasurable meal. The dish Beef Bourguignon originates from the Bourgogne (Burgundy) region of France. My service during my meal was satisfactory and attentive. Café Chanson focuses on country dishes, they also offer a full bar and have a separate private dining area for private parties.
Restaurant Review of Cafe Chanson in De Pere, WI
By Patricia Summerfield
September 27, 2012
Since I just recently vacationed in Paris, France, I was interested to dine at the new restaurant, Café Chanson which is located in the hotel Chateau DePere. Chateau DePere is located in East DePere on the South border of Green Bay. I went there for lunch and to reach the restaurant you either have a choice of walking up a flight of stairs or taking the elevator. There is a nice long bar and lounge area and the dining room is beyond that. They also have a nice long narrow patio for outside dining looking out to a beautiful view of the Fox River. The French restaurant is warm and sophistically decorated with many different accents of France, like pictures and lamps.
My server sat me at a table and then came back and brought me a menu and introduced herself with a big smile. The lunch menu was very limited. There is a choice of two soups, three crepes, a few salads and some sandwiches. I decided to start out with a cup of the Gazpacho Soup for $2.95 and a Parisienne Salad for $11.95. My soup was served to me first with a few fresh ribbons of basil floating on top. Gazpacho is a cold vegetable tomato based soup; the flavor of my Gazpacho tasted strongly of garlic with just a mild hint of the tomato base. When I had finished my soup, I was then served my salad and my server never took away my empty soup cup until I was half way finished with my meal. My salad was plain in presentation and was medium in size. My salad consisted of mixed greens, (and the greens were room temperature) half a cup of diced ham, half a cup of Gruyere cheese, six Mediterranean black olives, and an unbelievable chintzy half oz. of French vinaigrette dressing on the side. I must tell you contrary to some people’s belief; French restaurants serve good hearty portions whether you are eating in a country village or a fine dining restaurant in the heart of Paris. Also, for every meal that I ate, whether it was lunch or breakfast, I was automatically served their delicious French bread. My salad was lacking in creativity and quality. The French vinaigrette was creamy and delicious but should have been served with at least 2 to 4 tablespoons of it. I do plan on going back to Chanson’s to try their dinner menu and hope that I have a better dining experience than my lunch outing.