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Le Pre aux Clercs

13, place de la Liberation, 21000 Dijon, France
03.80.38.05.05
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Ranked #21 of 395 restaurants in Dijon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $47 - $128
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the heart of Dijon, opposite the Palais des Ducs de Bourgogne, the restaurant Le Pr�� aux Clercs is housed in a stunning building. Jean Pierre Billoux is at the helm of the kitchen of this prestigious restaurant, where exceptional dishes such as the Paillasson of langoustines in X��r��s vinaigrette; duck Charlotte with spiced bread and roasted spiced pear with spiced bread are served.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the heart of Dijon, opposite the Palais des Ducs de Bourgogne, the restaurant Le Pr�� aux Clercs is housed in a stunning building. Jean Pierre Billoux is at the helm of the kitchen of this prestigious restaurant, where exceptional dishes such as the Paillasson of langoustines in X��r��s vinaigrette; duck Charlotte with spiced bread and roasted spiced pear with spiced bread are served.
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We made our reservation online on the restaurant's website. We were two families travelling with 3 children under 12 and did not speak French. The service staff was great - we arrived earlier than the opening time and was allowed to wait in a little corner room - fortunate as it started to rain just after we arrived. Even though... More

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Haifa, Israel
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

food A+ service A Ambiance A charming setting by the plaza A Foie gras appetizer was as smooth, silky and delicious as it can be. Our rabbit main course was wonderful. The rabbit meat was pressed into thick round discs that were esthetic and easy to eat. Our friends enjoyed a fish main which was also perfect. One appetizer of... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My girlfriend and i tried the lunch menu for just 32 euros yesterday, and it was a very good experience, but nothing extraordinary. The food was excellent, especially for the price, and it was very cozy sitting right at the Liberty square (and still feeling private). Noteworthy comments: The wine was great, and very cheap! (5-7e per glass) Very friendly... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Superb food. Diner 57Euros, wine from low 20s. Each corse carefully presented, using both traditional and novel ingredients, e.g. An amuse bouche of crime caramel with sage. The best rabbit I've had in years. Thoughtful and helpful service. Happy to make great recommendations from the lower end of the wine list. All round memorable Brefniboy

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Global
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were absolutely pleased with the staff and the overall setting and decoration of the establishment. Being European food lovers and having quite some experience in fine cuisine, the place did not live up to our expectations. We choose the menu of 60 Euro pp, excl drinks ... do take into consideration that you need to add up another >100... More

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

An outstanding meal with service to match, innovative, fresh, artistic, layers of flavours, cannot speak highly enough of the team here, the wait staff were great, put up and encouraged our lousy French and smiled all the time whcih made for a very relaxed dinner. Had a fixed price meal and was also served 3 amuse bouche. Desserts to die... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Dijon is well known for food (MFK Fisher's chronicle is one of my favorites) and Le Pre aux Clercs does not dissappoint. We were lovingly accommodated with our own dining room (with eight kids in tow!) for an Easter brunch. We were professionally served a sumptous Easter 'menu' to remember. Definitely worth the drive for Jean-Pierre Billoux's creations paired with... More

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Strasbourg, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The restaurant is facing the Duke of Burgundy palace. You eat traditional "One Michelin star" food while admiring the palace through the windows. The food is very delicate. Staff is very efficient and at the same time very friendly making you feel at home. Norbert

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UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The food was very good indeed as one would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant. The staff were professional, relaxed and friendly which is not always the case. The sommelier who was also front of house when we visited in January was excellent. There is good art work on the walls.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We ate here on our last night in Dijon and it was unforgettable. We order the full degustation and would not have changed a thing. The staff were very helpful explaning the dishes (as the menu was in French) and they helped match wines with our meal. The food was very good and not over seasoned. Service was fantastic. If... More

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