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Splendido at The Chateau Restaurant Review: Passing through the extra-large wooden doors of The Chateau, guests feel as if they're stepping back in time as they take in the stone fireplace with a roaring fire, high-vaulted ceilings and warm-toned, hand-textured walls. Live music from the piano bar adds an elegant touch to the old-world ambience that forms a comfortable setting in which to appreciate chef David Walford’s creative American cuisine, produced in an open kitchen. Start with iced oysters on the half-shell, steak tartare with traditional garnishes, or something seasonal, like kampachi crudo in green apple-celery broth. Then move on to such robust main courses as wood oven-roasted Colorado rack of lamb with couscous and honey-fried eggplant or an apricot-tinged update on duck à la orange. Accompany your meal with a selection from the extensive international wine list. For dessert, try the Valrhona chocolate fudge soufflé, baked to order, or salted caramel flan. Then again, if it all sounds too rich for your blood, you could do worse than heading back to the bar to catch some tunes and nibble on a prosciutto-laced grilled cheese sandwich alongside local-tomato soup.