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“Not enough servers” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit
Ranked #17 of 111 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$29
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bon Appetit is a beautiful little French restaurant located in the heart of Pelican Key in the Simpson Bay Resort. Located directly across the street from the Hollywood Casino parking lot and The Red Piano. Opened in December 2009 serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner Bon Appetit offers a wide variety of classic American breakfasts in the morning, gourmet sandwiches at lunch, and classic French Dishes and vibrant daily specials in the evening. The restaurant opens daily at 7 AM with fresh pastries, breakfasts, and coffees for dine in or takeaway. Breakfast is available daily until 2 PM. After a morning on the beach get out of the sun and come in for a light lunch and a refreshing cocktail. As the sun sets Bon Appetit is just getting started with live entertainment starting nightly at 6:30 PM featuring a wide variety of entertainers playing a great variety of songs perfect to complete the atmosphere for a fantastic dining experience. Every evening Bon Appetit offers a list of fresh specials from classic French dishes to Caribbean classics with a French twist. To compliment the food, Bon Appetit also offers a superb wine list boasting a selection of wines from all over the world. For the cocktail drinker Bon Appetit also features a fantastic specialty cocktail list. The cocktail list has many classic drinks as well as great house specialties like our Kettle One Mango Martini and our House signature French Champagne Martini. Come in and enjoy our fantastic food, entertainment, service, and ambiance right on your doorstep. Bon Appetit is open from 7 AM daily until at least 10:30 PM during the week and 11 PM on weekends.
Burlington, Vermont
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187 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Not enough servers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Bon Appetit is on the grounds of our time-share resort so we try to come here each year. I had a red snapper in a pepper cream and my wife had seared tuna. Both dishes were perfectly done as was their onion soup but there are only 2 servers for a rather large outdoor space and it just is not enough, especially given the distance from the restaurant to the kitchen, which leaves the servers running up and down from place to place. There is a hostess but she does not help much.

The food makes up for the other shortcomings but be prepared to wait.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing bakery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

This place is within very short walking distance of the Flamingo Resort and has destroyed any chance of me losing weight on this trip. The fresh croissants, baguettes, and turnovers are simply amazing. Very reasonable pricing for the baked goods. We haven't eaten at the restaurant yet but I'm sure that'll happen tomorrow.

Check out the bakery though. It's around the side of the restaurant and it is totally worth it.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great food, great drinks and great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

We ate here several times on our trip. The food was wonderful, and we tried several different drinks that were just great, the bartender even made her special version of one of them and oh my, Yum!! Atmosphere was relaxing but fun and the service was great. We came for dinner but they are open all day and they seem to always be busy! That is always a good sign to me. The meals were large and the drinks not watered down. I would recommend this lovey place to everyone!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sayreville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Martinis!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We stopped by here almost every night for martini's, we actually drank them out of Mango nectar. The fresh blackberry juice was so good.. For dinner one night I have lobster bisque soup, the soup flavor was good, but there was no lobster chunks in it if that's what you are looking for. We stopped by for breakfast, nothing spectacular. The french toast looked like your average frozen french toast, and the ham was thinly sliced.. Topper's across the street had way better French toast (made with french bread) and ham. So if you are looking for a drink, and a good stiff one, this is the place. Also I loved the waitstaff. Maybe they don't move too fast, but no one on the island does :) they were really a pleasure to meet.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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“Slow service. Average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

We came for breakfast and the food was so, so. Nothing to rave about. The service was very slow and it was overpriced. The servers were talking to each other instead of paying attention to their clients. Never went back to that place during our stay.

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