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Chanticleer South - Closed

81671 Overseas Highway Islamorada, FL 33036 | Florida Keys | 305-664-0640

Location Description:

Nowhere are the changes overtaking the Keys more evident than at this minuscule, finely appointed restaurant. For 20 years, the space was occupied by Manny & Isa's, known for its homey Cuban fare and key lime pie. Now the chef and proprietor is transplanted Nantucket restaurateur Jean-Charles Berruet, who left the frigid North and headed south to cook his classically oriented, slimmed-down French cuisine. Foie gras with dried fruit compote is appropriately rich and decadent, but coq au vin is light, its tender bird plucked from a pot at your table and served with mushrooms and bacon shards. There is even a selection of artisanal cheeses and delightfully airy soufflés, plus a wine list that's a trove of exciting French and Californian bottles.

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  • Cuisine(s): French, Seafood
  • Hours: Sun,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat 6pm-10pm
  • Price: $$$$
  • Serving: Dinner
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Recommended, Online Reservations Available
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Catering, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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