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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant

3800 Chalet Suzanne Dr. Send to Phone
863-676-6011
Elegant dinner in a tucked-away country inn.

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Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant, Lake Wales, FL

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant Restaurant Review

: If you're celebrating a special occasion, this restaurant in Lake Wales, Fla., is a good destination. We recommend booking a room in the inn, because packages include dinner and a lovely breakfast, and it's a long stretch of highway from there to anywhere. The charming resort with its own airstrip was built by a family over seven decades, with antiques gathered from around the world to create a fairytale village ambience. Five quaint dining rooms are done with stained glass windows, old lamps, and mismatched silver and china. We recommend the classic five-course dinner that always starts with a broiled grapefruit topped with sautéed organic chicken liver, an odd but surprisingly good combination. Chalet Suzanne's romaine soup and Caesar salad are next. Many entrées are old-fashioned --- a half chicken with creamy velouté sauce, lobster Newburg, a filet with béarnaise sauce --- but tasty. More adventurous selections include curry and saffron shrimp and pan-seared sea bass with sesame seaweed salad. You can also order à la carte --- appetizers include crab cakes and escargots. We've had better meals, but the setting is romantic and magical. Ask for a tour of the restaurant's wine cellar, a modest collection of about 300 selections.



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