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7 av Alsace Lorraine, 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse, France
0474225514
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 6
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The place to go !

Awesome place, succulent food, the room is classified ! The mood inside is like the very old "French brasserie" ! You have to go there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Xavier R
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Bourg-en-Bresse, France
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Bourg-en-Bresse, France
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Awesome place, succulent food, the room is classified ! The mood inside is like the very old "French brasserie" ! You have to go there.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Meeting my friends for school reunion last Saturday, 18th October 2014, we all had fantastic experience at le Francais. Frog legs for starter and Poulet de Bresse à la crème with its gratin dauphinois .... to end with a tasty strawberry tartelette.... GREAT AND TASTY FOOD!! You have to book in advance to avoid disappointment. The food, the atmosphere, the... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 520 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I took my wife here for her birthday whilst on holiday and staying in Bourg. It had been recommended by our hotel, and I'd booked a table to ensure we got in as I'd been told it was very busy as it was very popular - which it was! It's a very traditional French Brasserie serving very traditional and local... More 

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Paris, France
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

If Bourg-en-Bresse is a stop over on the way to other parts of France, the Brasserie 1900 Le Francais makes it all worth it. It is a genuine old Brasserie with heaps of character and Old French style Brasserie ambiance. It may not compete with the ornate and expensive art noveau decor of Bofinger in Paris, but for an out-of-the-way... More 

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

I'm from Bourg (leaving abroad) and this was my first time in "Le Francais" (with my Dad). Meaning that it was not the first time I had frog legs and "poulet a la creme". I was disappointed by the frogs: the portion was too small and too cold (frog legs need to be very hot). The "poulet a la creme"... More 

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Leamington Spa
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Four family members dined here on a Friday night in January. I had booked in advance by 'phone; just as well because a fully booked notice was up on the door by mid afternoon. We all enjoyed being in a restaurant that was absolutely humming, mostly with large, local family parties ("Happy Birthday" was sung three times). The decor was... More 

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Lancs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

At 8pm when we sat down I wondered why we had been advised to book in advance. At 8.15 I knew as this terrific restaurant (I did not have the benefit of seeing TA reviews in advance) filled to its large capacity almost exclusively with locals judging by the rapport between staff and clientele. And what a great time we... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Obviously, from reading a few negative reviews, some people simply cannot be satisfied. The decor was a delightful throwback to more elegant days. The dining room is beautiful and eating on the outdoor deck on a cool night, an added treat. We had fois gras and escargot to start, chicken in a cream sauce as our entrees and a raspberry... More 

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vancouver, b.c.
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We drove from Lyon to Bourg-en-Bresse to try the famous chicken in cream sauce. The chicken was tender enough but the cream sauce tasted like Campbell's Cream of Chicken soup that had been diluted. Although I know the restaurant did make the sauce from scratch, it seemed like something was missing to make it spectacular as the dish is supposed... More 

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Oxfordshire. UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

A memorable place to eat with authentic 1900 décor. The service was professional and the food excellent value . We had the 37 euro menu of four courses and drank red and white house wine. It was hot and we both had an interesting local salad with smoked duck breast. My husband had rather unevenly cooked lamb chops with excellent... More 

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Additional Information about le francais

Address: 7 av Alsace Lorraine, 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse, France
Phone Number: 0474225514
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Ain  >  Bourg-en-Bresse
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 av Alsace Lorraine, 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Ain  >  Bourg-en-Bresse
  • Phone Number: 0474225514

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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