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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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12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding Cuisine and Service! Best Dinner This Trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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147 reviews 147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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Neuwied, Germany
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23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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173 helpful votes 173 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Vernon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Exceptional location in front of the Palais des Ducs de Bourgogne, in the historic heart of the city, and friendly welcome. Father and son together for a gastronomic, highly tasty, both classical and creative food (1 star Michelin), based on first choice local products. Impressive wine list (Burgundy in pole position) with a sharp sommelier. Le Pré aux clercs is... More 

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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 38 - 104
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?