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Cafe Michel - CLOSED

640 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450-3728
+1 540-464-4119
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good11%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
18 Aug 2015
24 Oct 2014
“Cafe Michel has moved to Clifton Forge.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, American
$$ - $$$
640 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450-3728
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Make the trek some 40 miles west on I64 to downtown Clifton Forge for the most superb of dining. Michel has come back home to Clifton Forge and the menu selection, quality and service are wondrous. We brought our part of 8 there on a...More

Thank Neal L
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Sorry to lose this restaurant. Michel has moved back to the area he was in years ago. Worth a trip if you plan to be in the area for 4 or 5 days. Drive is beautiful in good weather. If you are here for a...More

1  Thank Peggy R
Reviewed 19 September 2014 via mobile

My husband, a close family friend, and I enjoyed a delicious dinner at Cafe Michel's in their previous restaurant site in Clifton Forge. The restaurant is very attractive and quaint inside. This restaurant is our favorite, especially for special occasions. The entire staff is friendly...More

Thank Liz P
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Just drove through Lex-we stay there several times a year and saw that the building is up for lease. Not sure if it's a relo or if they are permanently closed. We do love the town and some competition in the $$ to $$$ would...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We really enjoyed our meal, met the chef/owner, Michel, a charming French gentleman who visited with customers and chatted about the food. The wine list is good, food was excellent, and the deep dish apple pie is worth every calorie. Highly recommended, but the current...More

Thank mickey8
cgaland, Owner at Cafe Michel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2014

We are glad you enjoyed your dinner. We are relocating to Clifton Forge, VA - only 25 minutes west of Lexington. We will open in mid June at 424 East Ridgeway Street. Our phone number in Clifton Forge is 540-862-4119.

Reviewed 29 April 2014

The "hostess"/"manager" was extremely rude. The food took over an hour to deliver and was terrible - as though it was microwaved. Horrible experience and we would not go back.

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 19 April 2014

There were 15 of us on a Friday night and they were able to accomodate us which was very nice! The staff was a little slow and the reason I did not give 5 stars. The food was excellent and the restaurant was nice. My...More

Thank Bluebordercollie
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Ate there recently with business associates. First time I'd been there in a long time. Food was excellent. I had scallops. Prices were reasonable. Understand the restaurant is leaving Lexington and returning to Clifton Forge. Will definitely be worth the drive!

Thank CSibold
Reviewed 2 March 2014

I often visit Lexington and have eaten at a number of restaurants there, but my favorite is Cafe Michel because of the reliably excellent and creative dishes and sauces that Chef Michel prepares. He is truly talented in his knowledge of herbs and spices. The...More

1  Thank CAgirl39
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated Valentine Day by enjoying another scrumptious dinner here. As always, our drinks and meals were perfectly prepared and the staff was welcoming, knowledgeable, and attentive. The steak au poivre melted in my mouth. I always order this. I'm glad my...More

Thank dogwood1957
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450-3728
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-464-4119
  • E-mail
Located one mile from downtown historic Lexington, Virginia, Cafe Michel is a mix of American cuisine with a French accent. In a casual but elegant relaxed atmosphere, French Chef Michel Galand and wife, Carmen Galand offers local produce, beef, fish and lamb. Fresh seafood is offered for your enjoyment. Chef Michel creates specials daily. Reservations accepted but not required. Casual attire.
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