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

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  • 27
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  • 24
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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
nvf118
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Katonah, New York
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Terrible tourist trap restaurant. Food was over cooked with no flavour, with your eyes shut you would not know what you were eating, even the chips (not french fries) were over cooked and a very dark brown with lots of fat to swim in. Staff not interested.

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California
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This sidewalk face in Amboise also has a reasonable size area inside with a dozen table. Can be a bit cramped, and is fairly casual. Always pretty busy, with both tourists and locals. People are very friendly and helpful, and speak some English. Food was awesome and fairly priced. Only problem we had was very slow service. We waited 30... More 

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Bellevue, WA
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133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We went to this restaurant two days in a row. We made reservations for specific tables, and it worked fine. In all of France, I did not see better servers. They were very quick, very friendly, and absolutely professional. We had the 3 course meal for 26 euros, and the inexpensive house rose wine. I think that it should be... More 

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Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had lunch here after a visit to the chateau of Amboise. It is just outside the chateau with a view of the walls. They offered a good lunchtime set menu for a very reasonable price and there were seats out on the pavement in the sun and the shade. The waitresses were very efficient and friendly and we enjoyed... More 

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Katonah, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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Address: 28 Place Michel Debre, 37400 Amboise, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)2.47.57.97.96
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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