Though located quite a distance from Orlando's main tourist districts, this charming family-owned inn, established some 79 years ago, offers a romantic fairytale-style ambience that could easily rival that of Cinderella Castle (sans the characters). The five intimate and inviting dining rooms are each filled with an eclectic collection of mismatched dinnerware (which only adds to the charm), stained glass windows, and antique lamps. Best known for its traditional prix-fixe dinner (broiled grapefruit topped with chicken liver, homemade romaine sour, and a Caesar salad start things off; followed by your choice of either a roasted chicken, buffalo filet, or crab cakes; and ending with dessert), Chalet Suzanne now offers an a la carte menu for guests who prefer a less intensive dining experience. Entrees include duck confit a l'orange, black angus filet, and lobster Newburg. The fare here leans to the traditional side, though it's the atmosphere that brings diners this far out -- not the food. An award-winning wine list ensures you'll find an appropriate wine to complement your meal. Brunch is a casual affair, but dinner is a bit more formal (jackets are the norm for men).
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