Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Decent Italian food at the Chateau in Andover, Massachusetts

Located a short distance from Salem, NH, off exit 45 on I93 in North Andover MA, is the Chateau restaurant. With its large seating capacity (there are multiple rooms) and location, this is a great place to stop on your way up or down 93. We usually go for dinner but on this trip we decided on lunch. While we typically don’t like chains, we have found that the food is decent – not authentic but consistent.

Look for the large sign below and you have found the right place:

You will see a large dining room to the right, a bar to the left and several function rooms for special events. We like the bar especially for its small booths that have their own personal television. No worries about someone changing the channel when you want to watch your favorite sporting event here.

Our waitress came by and we ordered some soft drinks and looked over a familiar menu. They have all of the typical Italian favorites along with appetizers, sandwiches, salads, burgers, seafood, pizza and healthier options each coming in under 598 calories.

To start, we decided on their wedding soup:

We prefer this with plenty of meatballs and this did not disappoint.

Next some of their wonderful bread:

One of our favorite parts of visiting the Chateau, we love carb anything. A nice brown crust covered with sesame seeds, delicious!

On the entree I selected one of their combination meals:

A large chicken breast pounded down thin with a light sauce along with lasagna and a meatball. A nice selection.

My wife chose a different combination plate:

This had chicken parm and the same meatball along with their fried ravioli. She enjoyed this very much.

Our waitress was professional and courteous.

So there you have it, for decent Italian family dining stop in at the Chateau in Andover, Massachusetts. They also have locations in Waltham, Stoughton, Norwood, Norton, Westboro, Braintree and Burlington.
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