Introducing Anna Maria Island’s Newest Dining Experience

Anna Maria Island dining is among the best in all of Florida, and now, there’s one more restaurant upholding the high standards of AMI.

The Chateau Anna Maria is the newest culinary experience on the island, providing unmatched fine dining to the locals and guests of the island. Fans of the Food Network may even recognize the famous faces in charge!

Here’s everything you need to know about one of the newest places to eat on Anna Maria Island.

About the Space

Edward “Buddy” Foy, Jr., and his wife Jennifer have just opened The Chateau Anna Maria. The couple has been featured on the Food Network show “Summer Rush,” which covered their lives managing their three restaurants on Lake George in New York. The Chateau opened on December 20, 2020 and is located within Waterline Villas & Marina.

This will actually be the second location of The Chateau following the flagship space in Bolton Landing, New York. The Chateau has been named among the Top 100 Restaurants in America as well as one of the Top 100 Most Romantic!


When you step into The Chateau Anna Maria, you can expect to find a menu full of delicious and authentic French-inspired cuisine. This establishment is one of the few Anna Maria Island restaurants to offer up French dishes, so it’s bound to be a one-of-a-kind experience for every guest! Their helpful staff will be glad to recommend something for you, along with the ideal wine pairing to complete your meal. Rest assured that everything from the seafood to the produce is gathered fresh and prepared with passion.

The statement on their website truly sums it up: “We bring you our interpretation and flair of the American gusto to French-inspired dishes.” And don’t worry if you’re concerned about the small portion sizes that French food is usually known for. Jennifer is a first-generation Italian, and the family has ensured that every dish is offered in “Italian portions” with plenty to go around! Guests are welcome to enjoy walk-in breakfast and lunch or make a reservation for dinner. 

Things to Know

The Chateau has a unique atmosphere that has been described as “upscale and elegant with a casual sophistication.” This location is one of the best restaurants in Anna Maria Island to bring your partner for a romantic evening or to celebrate a special occasion with your friends. It’s recommended to leave the flip flops and shorts behind in favor of slacks, suit jackets, and dresses.

Plan Your Anna Maria Island Vacation

Mainsail is proud to offer some of the most luxurious yet affordable properties across the island, perfect for any traveler on any budget.

Where to Stay

After you’ve enjoyed a night out on the town and a wonderful meal at The Chateau, you’ll likely be ready to head back to your Anna Maria Holmes Beach rental to unwind. If you’re not sure which of our many AMI vacation rentals would be right for you, our dedicated staff can help you narrow it down. Are you ready to plan your dream vacation to Anna Maria Island? Contact us today to get started finding your perfect rental!