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1 et 3 rue Francois 1er, Amboise, France
0247572630
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Service was slow; burger was average

Our biking group went here because we heard they had good burgers. We were the first ones in for lunch on a weekday. It took an exceptionally long time to be served - even for France. My burger was average. I got cheese and bacon on it but the bacon was barely cooked. The fries were warm and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Carol E
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Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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Cheshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We took advantage of the lunchtime "formule" which was good value - main course was a well cooked steak with ratatouille, although we did also order a side of fries which made the meal a little more substantial. The dessert was a little dry for a pear tart, but edible. Nice atmosphere and courtyard, and pleasant enough food. The staff... More 

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Tours
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

As a resident, I have eaten here twice and was very disappointed. the second time some French clients sent back their steaks as "not fresh" Since then my friends who have eaten in this restaurant, often as tourists were not happy, and last month I had friends who were sitting down there and were warned off by some Americans. My... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Lively outdoooutdoor area in courtyard by old church. Efficient, friendly service and good quality food, from magret to burgers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Above average and staff real pleasant🏆. I can recommend the Pork and Lamb. Wine List was also above Average. Not to be missed place to visit same

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were looking for a simple meal after having enjoyed a large lunch earlier in the day. This was a poor choice. It's a nice looking place with a hip vibe, but the food is not good. Keep walking, you can do better.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Our biking group went here because we heard they had good burgers. We were the first ones in for lunch on a weekday. It took an exceptionally long time to be served - even for France. My burger was average. I got cheese and bacon on it but the bacon was barely cooked. The fries were warm and they were... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We have been to Amboise several times so we know the kind of restaurants there. For a traditional french bistro, not pricey dinner, in a spacious, smart, atmosphere, this is a winner. Not sure why this restaurant is getting mixed reviews. Service was pleasant and an added bonus is the view of the sunset over the water and bridge with... More 

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chicago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Had the Thai salad. The shrimp smelled so bad we didn't even try one. The salad was warm. The gazpacho was warm. The only things that were good were the pellagrino and the rose. Nice interior though, I wish it matched the food quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We’d enjoyed a cold beer here when we returned to Amboise from our bicycle ride to Chenonceau, and the following day opted to have lunch here. What many reviewers fail to mention is how ‘cool’ this restaurant is – it’s very upscale louche, stylish and comfortable, and without the usual cramming of tables so sadly prevalent in most places. Yet... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Arriving in Amboise on our motorcycle tour we had no plans where to eat dinner and were very surprised to find we had arrived in the middle of a music festival. The streets thronged with people enjoying the atmosphere and every pavement table full wherever we went. We had planned to use Trip Advisor to find a nice place to... More 

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Address: 1 et 3 rue Francois 1er, Amboise, France
Phone Number: 0247572630
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
Cuisine: French

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 et 3 rue Francois 1er, Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: 0247572630

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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