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Le Pre aux Clercs

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13, place de la Liberation, 21000 Dijon, France
03.80.38.05.05
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In the heart of Dijon, opposite the Palais des Ducs de Bourgogne, the...
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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  • 89
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    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for special occasions

Perhaps too classic in many aspects, this restaurant however obviously tries very hard. Attentive staff, white table clothes, creative and high level cuisine. I t wasn't the best grastronomical meal ever but; in Dijon, for a special moment, why not?

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Paris
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Sioux City, Iowa
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food, atmosphere and ambiance of this 1star -Michelin are wonderful here. The staff is charming and quite attentive; we ate a late dinner even by Dijon standards and the people-watching was still in full swing. I think that it's ALWAYS appropriate to order fish or chicken in France, and this restaurant does not disappoint. Following dinner, the chef came... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We travel to France primarily to dine. We were extremely pleased with our dinner at Le Pré aux Clercs in Dijon. Although there is outdoor seating, we prefer to dine inside, and they honored our request. The maître d' was fluent in English and explained each course - many of which were complicated preparations - thoroughly, and if he did... More 

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Jean-Pierre B, Propriétaire at Le Pre aux Clercs, responded to this review

Dear Sir, we would like to thank you for your nice comment. We are very pleased to know you have enjoyed your dinner in our restaurant. We were delighted to welcome you and everyday we do our best to make your moment unforgettable. Thank you in the name of our team. We will be glad to receive you again in... More 

Neuwied, Germany
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had lunch with our 3 year old. The service was excellent. The food perfect prepared in a classic french style. The wine recommendations were absolutly fitting the food.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This Michelin starred restaurant is quite formal, lovely with a promising menu. The trio of amuse bouche at the start wasn't overly wow, but we enjoyed the veloute served before the main. The rack of lamb was quite good though on the medium side (which was okay for me), the pigeon was tasty but again was a tad overcooked (medium,... More 

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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Our top meal on our latest dining trip to France-we have been doing this since 1971. So we have hundreds of dining experiences to compare to-everything from many 3 star bastions of excess to bib gourmands trying to move up the ladder. This place-long a solid one star-has the smell of a place on the rise. With the father son... More 

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

we had dinner with very good quality, perfect service and reasonable prices. Be carefull because the wines (only french) are expensives. We had the menu for 56 Euro p.P. which was perfect for us

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Paris
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Perhaps too classic in many aspects, this restaurant however obviously tries very hard. Attentive staff, white table clothes, creative and high level cuisine. I t wasn't the best grastronomical meal ever but; in Dijon, for a special moment, why not?

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

we had tried to book on line but had to resort to getting a French friend to book as they had very limited tables for the lunch.Stunning setting, amazing set lunch menu for 80 euros yes expensive for some but we don't do new years eve so this was our special day.Superb service every course delightful this is a 1... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Excellent and welcoming service, not stuffy or pretentious at all. A lovely meal. An enormous veal chop was thoroughly satisfying.

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Seattle
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were staying in Dijon and our apartment building was just a few steps away from this restaurant. The restaurant was packed every time we walked by and I can understand why. We stopped to make dinner reservations one day but sadly they were booked up for the next couple of nights so we decided to have a late lunch.... More 

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Additional Information about Le Pre aux Clercs

Address: 13, place de la Liberation, 21000 Dijon, France
Phone Number: 03.80.38.05.05
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Burgundy  >  Cote d'Or  >  Dijon
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 39 - 106
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13, place de la Liberation, 21000 Dijon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Burgundy  >  Cote d'Or  >  Dijon
  • Phone Number: 03.80.38.05.05

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 106
  • Cuisine: French

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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