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Bon Femme Cafe

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American, Contemporary
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66 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5522 (Lafayette)
+1 219-531-0612
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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South Bend, Indiana
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98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

I met friends here for dinner on a Friday night. The small restaurant was fairly empty when I arrived but quickly filled up. Service was fine, the somewhat small menu was fine, and the food was excellent. Some entrees are a bit pricy but most are not, and whatever you get, it's worth what you paid! A good beer and... More 

Thank William N
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

The Service here was not good. Our server blamed her bus boy multiple times for the issues, very awkward. We ordered the crabcakes, they were not crisp. Decent flavor. Both salads, grilled Caesar and Caprese were very good. The bananas Foster crêpe dessert was good as well, but very boozey. The alcohol did not cook off well. Overall average dinner,... More 

Thank tviering19
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant in downtown Valpo for lunch. We knew that Bon Femme may be a little pricey, but that was not a consideration. We wanted a quiet place where we could enjoy a quality meal. Arriving about noon, we found street parking within a block of the restaurant. We were met promptly and... More 

Thank gerard D
Chesterton, Indiana
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199 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

The overall appearance of this restaurant is (yawn) tired. Looking more like a boring ladies lounge, the restaurant is just plain a snooze. The food is good however. Service is attentive. The entire management needs to relearn the old adage that the customer is always right. Not accepting a coupon is rude. Then making us feel bad for using a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

I have been going to this sophisticated restaurant for over 30 years. Originally they were in Merrillville, and enjoyed the rustic, jazzy feel of that location. The Valpo location is gorgeous, and the food is wonderful. Only issue I have is that when you order that Kobe Burger (which is excellent) when you order fresh onions on it make sure... More 

Thank Mary S
Seneca, IL, United States
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We had a post concert 'Dunch' here (2:30 pm ). Our waitress was nice, knowledgeable, and attentive. The small restaurant was clean and the chairs comfy, we had the Lunch menu, which was exactly the menu posted on the restaurant's website. I had the Kobe burger ( Waigu); it was cooked exactly as I ordered, and garnished as I requested.... More 

Thank Phyllis N
Chicago, Illinois
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173 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Valparaiso does not have good restaurants and I know many residents will argue that I am wrong. I have spent my professional life, designing, starting, operating many restaurants. Here you have a great location with Bon Femme right in the middle of the town with potential of attracting business people, locals and visitors. This restaurant goes wrong every time that... More 

Thank Giorgi L
Hebron, Indiana
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

My girlfriend and I had the crepes and they were very good. My husband had wedge salad and got sick 2 hours later, my friends husband ordered the "lake perch" it was very strong flavored, not sweet and delicate. ...upon further questioning from our server the fish was not even from the region!! It was European lake perch! Unbelievable! It... More 

Thank ThereapyGSD
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We have enjoyed BonFemme for many years. Still can't be beat on the escargot! Thoroughly enjoy the outdoor seating. Tender juicy steaks. Had one of the best Shrimp Scampi around but it was a limited item. Bananas Foster..Yum! And of course I can't leave out our favorite girls Mo & Shay! Love them!

Thank Bonnie A
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Our first visit to Bonne Femme was impromptu and driven by curiosity about their French onion soup. The steak sandwich was richly flavored and served with beautifully seasoned fries. Outdoor dining is available but we choose indoors which was European casual elegance. We will return.

Thank Lauren M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 31
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5522
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-531-0612
Elegance in a casual setting with warm and friendly service. One of Valparaiso premier restaurants

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?