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28 Place Michel Debre, 37400 Amboise, France
+33 (0)2.47.57.97.96
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
very french

Rick Steves recommends so we gave it a try, after having our hotel call for reservations. The place was packed at 7, so call in advance. We had a sidewalk table amongst the locals, looking up at the chateau and watching the world go by. Food was very good, service a bit slow but welcome to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Katonah, New York
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Katonah, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Rick Steves recommends so we gave it a try, after having our hotel call for reservations. The place was packed at 7, so call in advance. We had a sidewalk table amongst the locals, looking up at the chateau and watching the world go by. Food was very good, service a bit slow but welcome to French life, setting almost... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Located across from Chateau d'Amboise this restaurant was a great respite after a long day. Staff was friendly. Food was really good. We all ordered their specials, which were reasonable priced. I would recommend this place when visiting Amboise.

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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I think this bistro opposite the castle appealed to me because it looked slightly more stylish and less touristy than some of the others. We were greeted warmly and offered a choice of tables for lunch. My husband had the formule. His entrée was a simple but tasty salad of tomatoes and peppers followed by osso bucco of turkey as... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were in town for the chateau tour and had lunch here. It’s nicely renovated and spacious. The staff are super friendly and helpful. They do a prix fixe menu, we had pate appetizer, steak and chips and fruit salad dessert. Definitely worth doing if you’re there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My wife and I had two great meals here two nights in a row. We tried a different restaurant on the third night but wished we hadn't. The staff were friendly and spoke English, food was nice and atmosphere cosy. Highly recommended.

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Poitiers, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I had a lunch menu at this restaurant. 3 course meal + 1 glass of wine was around 16 EUR. Kind of acceptable. The food was OK, but nothing special. The dessert (Pain perdu) was really good, but the steak should not be called a steak. The meat was way too thin to be considered a steak. It was cooked... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Good French food. Staff friendly. Environment cosy and restaurant was clean. Had dinner menu which was value for money. Would've been better if the range of menu was extended to the whole menu instead of just some part of it. Had escargot and foie gras.... very good. Drop in if in amboise town. Happy eating

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Overland Park, KS
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Service was good and food was excellent. English spoken and we had a nice dinner sitting outside. Go before 8pm to beat the crowd.

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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115 reviews 115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

First night on this France trip so were a little tired. We tried this place based on guide book and convenience to our hotel. The late September night was chilly so sat inside and enjoyed the warm and cozy ambiance. Staff was very friendly. Food was hearty and tasty. Had a nice bottle of wine at a reasonable price. Would... More 

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Calgary
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16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We spotted an outdoor table for two while we were walking along the strip of restaurants near the Chateau. Not having any other reservation at dinner time I am glad we were able to be seated. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner outside on a nice warm evening. I started with a tasty seafood bisque and both of us had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Place Michel Debre, 37400 Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)2.47.57.97.96

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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