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Bougainville Le

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

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    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
Outstanding - great regional food, friendly welcome.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Joanne P
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English first
Top Contributor
268 reviews 268 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Herselt, Belgium
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

good atmosphere - also talk with other visitors The food and service were excellent, and good value for money. Good wines and not expensive.

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Rottweil, Germany
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122 reviews 122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Going by previous reviews, we booked a table (via email) for lunch. We were welcomed with enthusiasm as we entered, and the service was impeccable from that moment onwards. We opted for the 28€ menu! which was starter, main and either cheese or a desert. The food was outstanding, from the amuse bouche (rabbit terrine), through to the filet steak,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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330 restaurant reviews
637 helpful votes 637 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Four of us celebrated at lunch at Le Bougainville. We were attracted by the many awards for excellence. It is not a fancy restaurant, but it is tastefully decorated and the owner and her staff are friendly, helpful and efficient. Three of us ordered full Menus and the fourth ordered a Plat. All were highly pleased with the selections, quality... More 

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Paris, France
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123 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Typical French place that serves local fair at a quality slightly above average. Many French tourists eat here, some families with young kids, especially at lunch. The owner lady has decorated the restaurant with flowers and will great you in a friendly yet efficient way.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice small dining room - great ambience. Food was very well prepared & tasty. Desert was very good also. Service was efficient & helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Half way up the hill to the Basilica, is this cute restaurant. We made a reservation for lunch and went sightseeing. Came back and our table for six was ready. Everything was prepared well and very delicious. For the entree, I had sautéed sweet breads in a salad encircled with gingerbread toasts, very good! For the main course, pork cheeks,... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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101 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our B and B owner recommended this restaurant to us, and we were quite pleased. The prices were good, the food was amazing, and the service was quick. We couldn't have asked for anything better!

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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
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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