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    Chalet Suisse

    Does anyone know if they have any outdoor dining?
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    Nope, they do not

    They really should have made outdoor dining options during all those months of closure.
    It is too bad.
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    I agree and they have the space for it as well. Recently there has been some really bad reviews on trip advisor. The Matre' d Benny has not been working, they have a new staff in kitchen and some say food has not been the same. I dunno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArubaAce View Post
    I agree and they have the space for it as well. Recently there has been some really bad reviews on trip advisor. The Matre' d Benny has not been working, they have a new staff in kitchen and some say food has not been the same. I dunno.
    good to know. Was always one of our favorite places. traveling with my daughter and husband this trip and they are still skittish about indoor dining
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDMLS1358 View Post
    good to know. Was always one of our favorite places. traveling with my daughter and husband this trip and they are still skittish about indoor dining
    Try Screaming Eagle. They built a nice deck outside and I heard the food is as good as Chalet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArubaAce View Post
    I agree and they have the space for it as well. Recently there has been some really bad reviews on trip advisor. The Matre' d Benny has not been working, they have a new staff in kitchen and some say food has not been the same. I dunno.
    Sorry to hear about Benny. He was part of the charm of that restaurant always saying “welcome home”. I hope he is not ill. I know his wife was for a while. We haven’t gone there in a few years partially because of the indoor dining and also so many new great places to try.
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    We were there in March and it was good, but not like before Covid-the service wasn't as good. I really thought they might take the downtime and redecorate, but that did not happen. It is a shame they don't have outside dining. I don't know if they own or lease the building or if their kitchen can support their large dining rooms and outdoor seating, too. Even though they have a lot of ground, making an accessible outdoor area might be challenging and expensive. Plus, I don't know how it would effect or be effected by the apartments upstairs.

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    I will second Robins opinion. We were just there last month. The food was as great as ever, but the service was no where near what we have come to expect. Once we received our entree's, we had to go on a hunt to find a server to get our check. Still one of our "Go To" places and was just hoping that we had an off night. Benny is expected to return in October, the last that i heard.
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