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L'Escargot

43 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 21000 Dijon, France
0380733385
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Ranked #81 of 399 Restaurants in Dijon
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Toronto Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

The desk at the Mercure recommended this delightful spot which is a 10 minute walk..we needed it on the way home. Escargots were perfect, but don't dare order anything but water,bubbles,or white to wash them down. Had two varieties of scallops as mains, one a mousseline, and the presentation, textures, and flavours were wonderful. Can't describe the decadent desserts because... More

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Trafalgar, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We were recommended by our hotel to dine here but the night was not great. We were well looked after by a young waitress but equally treated with arrogance by an older woman. We tried the Degustation menu and it was on the whole quite ordinary. All in all I wouldn't go back again.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

for trying something of borgogne, we can taste some escargot and boeuf bourgognion. wine was nice escargot was very pretty(is it normal size?) and no one put the picture but interior was very modern and cool. it's not like countrylike so possible to have some business lunch or invite knowledge.

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Milano
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Small restaurant with great food. Though the name reveals the main theme (escargots), many more dishes can be tasted for the ones, like me, not fond of them. Delicious food, well presented dishes, nice and warm service and an excellent rate quality/price are the reasons why this place is really worth the visit. Some points could be improved (the opening... More

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UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We arrived without a reservation, but were made welcome. Service is slightly stiff, with the staff obviously in awe of Madame. Food was excellent, including the snails. The only oddity was that the boeuf bourgignon was garnished with bunches of cold vine tomatoes. We felt that these were an entirely inappropriate garnish to a dish like this, and that the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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321 reviews 321 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

The food was ok at L'Escargot but we've had better. The decor feels cold and the service is slap happy at best. Definitely NOT romantic and classic. We were served food by (we think) the owner at the same time as she was talking on the phone (she had it wedged between her shoulder and ear). No explanation of the... More

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london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a lovely friendly family run restaurant in central dijon. Based on our experience, it seems to specialise in snails which many customers were tucking into. Traditional french fare beautifully presented. My daughters tried out Persillade and my partner had snails. I had had a magificent beef bourginon for main. The food was rich and plentiful. Only negative was... More

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Very happy with the food and service at this restaurant. Escargots were lovely!! Good value for money, the sort of place you don't think exists anymore in France. Not a tourist trap (lots of locals eating) but very friendly to this Brit. Restaurants like this are what makes holidays in France so lovely...

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Bologna, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We were directed to this restaurant by the owner of a shop in Dijon and we were very satisfied with this reinsegnement.We had great meat dishes, superb kir and a special dessert. Highly recommended. A bit on the expensive side, but still Worth every euro....

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

While looking for a restraurant in Dijon we came upon L'escargot. Not put off by the Neon sign of a snail we went in. No regrets - meal was excellent, service attentive and everything was very well described by the staff. Foie Gras especially good - and large portion too.

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