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Hippeau Brasserie

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Steakhouse, Contemporary, French
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1 et 3 rue Francois 1er, 37400, Amboise, France (Formerly Chez Hippeau)
33247572630
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 16
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and service

We ate here on a Sunday night (one of the few restaurants open), and the food was good and the service prompt. I think we had been spoiled by all the good food in France, and thought the food could have been better here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
Pechase
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We ate here on a Sunday night (one of the few restaurants open), and the food was good and the service prompt. I think we had been spoiled by all the good food in France, and thought the food could have been better here.

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Thank Pechase
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I ordered Coq au Vin while my daughter ordered a salad. The salad was huge and both were delicious. The servers were great and I would recommend for a mid priced dinner.

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Thank Mara R
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We came in starving, and would have been happy with any form of sustenance. We both had steak, which was flavorless and forgettable. We left wishing we had walked further up the street for a better meal. The service was not very attentive, but the server was not happy that we wanted to move tables (so that I wouldn't have... More 

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Thank Jenny C
South Lyon, Michigan
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by our tour guide. We had some time before visiting the Amboise Castle so we stopped for a good lunch. I enjoyed a vegetable salad with lettuce, carrots, cabbage, tomato and radishes in a light vinaigrette. My husband had chicken tandoori which was very tender with a good curry sauce. Our waiter did nice job.

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Thank teachertraveler11
Encinitas, California
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115 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The food and service were average. Compared to all the other places we ate in France, this place was average.

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Thank NancyK2
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Eating out on saturday evening in Amboise without a reservation around nine is nos easy. The staff at Hippeau Brasserie took us in anyway, even though the restaurant was full to the brim and buzzing with energy. We were seated at the bar with two glasses of Kir Royal and some tapenade to pass the time and everbody was very... More 

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Thank shoegalparis
Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Service is very slow and not particularly friendly, food was not good. We had an escargot which had an unusual and weird flavor (sauce was good though), Duck breast, which was extremely chewy, seems like it was frozen and unfrozen several time...Again, good sauce. The only good dish was a hamburger. We had to cancel a coffee and took our... More 

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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This was available without a reservation on a Saturday evening and that was convenient. The food was good enough to be satisfying and reasonably priced enough to be acceptable as "good average" i.e. better than average but not sufficient to be very good or excellent. I had the gazpuchoto starter and then glazed pork (so tender you could cut it... More 

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Thank Papstewart
San Jose, California
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53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We had an excellent dinner here. I had a set meal with the best escargot soup ever and a huge delicious ice cream/sherbet dessert. My wife's large salad was excellent and huge. Great service and an upscale, professional feel

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Thank Hoppers33020
Scottsdale, Arizona
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173 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Our waiter informed us the fish would have bones, but it was mainly bones and little fish. He also seemed quite indifferent to serving us, we couldn't wait to leave. Just a bad dining experience, the only one we had in fifteen days throughout France.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 et 3 rue Francois 1er, 37400, Amboise, France (Formerly Chez Hippeau)
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: 33247572630

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 33
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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