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“Tastes good” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of French Bakery & Delicatessen

French Bakery & Delicatessen
Ranked #8 of 9 Bakeries in Norfolk
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: French, Delicatessen
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Chester, Virginia, United States
1 review
“Tastes good”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Ok, that was the best I can say. Good, not great and certainly NOT worth what we paid. I was craving a French horn.....but $7.50 for a French horn that didnt have pastry cream, but more of a shortening buttercream filling. My friend went with me who is a trained chef and owned a bakery before moving to Pa. She was horrified not only at the price, but at the quality for that price. As I said, not even a pastry cream filling. I wish we had walked out without getting anything.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Robin S
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English first
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“You have got to be kidding”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

Bought an cocconut chocolate pastry. Clerk - the owner - put apple pie filling on it. Really??? This seems like a bakery from outer space. OMG -what planet is he from. And unbelievely pricey. Mind boggling awful!!!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Katherine S
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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food at great food prices”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

A single small chicken salad sandwich came to $12. No sides, no drink, just a sandwich, wrapped in wax paper, stuffed into a small brown sack. There is nothing to excuse the outrageous prices. This is not fine dining, but he seems to think it is with the prices. They would probably be very busy if they lowered their prices. Nothing modern about it, owners have not updated or invested in the business since the 1930s it seems. A latte cafe has the same sandwhich for 4$, minus home made roll. Its not an 8$ roll. Oh, actually it is an $8 roll. Ridiculous.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Robert K
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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

I really enjoyed their chicken salad and pastrami sandwiches. The actual seating space is small but adequate. I usually order my sandwiches to go.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Russ D
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very good but take out a mortgage first!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

Before dining at a nearby restaurant recently, we stopped in to pick up a little desert for "later". The owner Eli is extremely proud of his product and has no problem telling you that all is products are scratch made and he cannot compete with the mass bakeries that serve the Costcos and Sam's Clubs of the world. He bluntly stated that since he cannot do volume, he must charge what he does. We spent about $100 for two pie size boxes with a small assortment of sweets in each. Yes, they were delicious, but not that $$ good. I have have excellent homemade deserts at local restaurants for 1/2 the price.

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Irving F
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