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La Boite a Huitres

36, cours du chapeau rouge, 33000 Bordeaux, France (Rue Sainte-Catherine)
+33 (0)5 56 81 64 97
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Ranked #95 of 1,530 Restaurants in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Rue Sainte-Catherine
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Rue Sainte-Catherine
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Lebanon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

if you're looking for a place to enjoy Oysters it is the place to be. we selected a variety of oysters to taste. the owner was a really help. the restaurant is simple, clean, great food great oyster

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Miami
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Oysters are only good when fresh, as they are in this restaurant. The pate and sausages also are excellent. 19 Euro lunch is a steal.

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Dublin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Order the oysters. If you can get the Formule (pate, oysters, ice cream, glass of white wine) then you are totally sorted for a fantastic lunch. Loved it, went back twice more.

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We selected this place as it was a great sunny summer day and they had plenty of outdoor seating. We were on a mall or square type arrangement with lots of al fresco dining from a number of other restaurants. We selected a variety of oysters in a degustation arrangement with oysters being from all over France. We were not... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A small modern charming place between the river and the Grand Comedie. Excellent velvety soupe de poisson (fish soup) classically done (rouille, cheese, croutons). Superb oysters.Good choice of wines from the area. We loved it.

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Hummelstown
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My brother found this place online but when we first went, we found they closed between lunch and dinner so we had to get our oyster fix in a brasserie. A few days later, when yet another of our chosen restaurants was cosed, we took the opportunity to get some really fresh oysters for lunch. Our server helped us by... More

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Westcliffe, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I'm an on again - off again oyster fan, sometimes they are great and sometimes I wonder why I'm eating them…Since this area is renowned for their oysters, I decided to give them another try, and it was the right decision. The restaurant setting is casual, efficient and simple. The menu is also straightforward. And the oysters were fresh, flavorful... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We tried the degustation which comprised 14 oysters from 4 different regions in France. Absolutely fantastic and freshly shucked in the street outside the shop. We love oysters and these were fantastic....we ordered 6 more of the type from Brittany which were outstanding. The staff were very helpful and a lot of people had the same ad us. Prices are... More

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Fayence, France
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

While we were staying in Bordeaux we thought of going to Arcachon for an oyster fix. We can't remember where the tip came from but we were advised to forego the trip and go to La Boîte a Huitres. It was excellent advice. My wife does not like oysters. She had a very good terrine du Landais and I had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Fish soup and tuna pate for starters, four types of oysters and a bottle of crisp white burgundy. Oysters were fresh and the service was friendly. A perfect meal.

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