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Bougainville Le

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26 Rue St Etienne, 89450 Vezelay, France
0386332757
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant!

It said full but they squeezed us in and we are glad they did! Super menu and staff really helpful. They recommended a great local red wine. Food was lovely and presented really well - we had black pudding and snails (not together) Main was pork cheeks and beef - delicious!!!! I chose badly for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
Emily C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

It said full but they squeezed us in and we are glad they did! Super menu and staff really helpful. They recommended a great local red wine. Food was lovely and presented really well - we had black pudding and snails (not together) Main was pork cheeks and beef - delicious!!!! I chose badly for pudding with lavender creme brûlée... More 

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Thank Emily C
Switzerland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Very nice French atmosphere / educated staff - well informed and very polite / nice presented food / good choice of food / sometimes hard to understand the menus (no translation) / good portions / meat quality could be better (bavette de boeuf)... / fish was just great / wonderful cheese platters / good desserts / romantic

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Ascot, England
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had Sunday lunch which was excellent. The restaurant was well organised with plenty of space between tables and the service was prompt but unhurried.

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Thank MB37
Knowle, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We made a welcome return to this excellent restaurant on holiday this year. We love this place. The main room of the restaurant is simply decorated with terra cotta floor and white walls, with well-spaced tables. Each table has a vase of fresh flowers that make a lovely display. There are a few tables out on the street if you... More 

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Thank Fibonacci1066
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been there several times and each time the food was marvelous and price/quality is difficult to beat. Typical Burgundy specialties as 'escargots' and 'oeuf en meurette' are being prepared in a very professional way. The service is perfect as usual... We look always forward to come to dinner to this place.

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

we were delighted by the quality of the food. enjoyed the presentation and the tastes of the courses from start to finish. great "escargots", awesome "sandre" and wonderful deserts

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Thank travelling_thoms
Barrington, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We only wish the restaurant would have been open late enough for us to have dinner. The lunch we enjoyed was more than wonderful. My wife's fish was delicate and the butter sauce to die for. I had another fish dish which was a local preparation - ground or chopped fish shaped into a log with another wonderful sauce. Service... More 

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Thank Alan B
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369 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

This small and welcoming restaurant exceeded our expectations. This is not white linen and posh food or service, it is so much better. Wonderful authentic regional food prepared and presented with care. We enjoyed a delicious Chef Terrine with onion confiture and petit salad to start. Then we had the chicken and the pork. No need for me to describe... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Dreary day in Vezelay, but the lunch made up for it. Warm welcome, efficient service, exquisite food. It's why you go to restaurants, right?

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

As we were refused at another restaurant in town, my wife and 3 small children tried this restaurant at 13h45 in late August. The welcome was warm and we were swiftly given a nice table in the nearly empty restaurant (the french usually have lunch earlier). We opted for the kids menu which consisted of chicken/fish and pasta/fries and vegetables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Rue St Etienne, 89450 Vezelay, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Burgundy  >  Yonne  >  Vezelay
  • Phone Number: 0386332757

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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