We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chez Bruno

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Bistro, French
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
40 Place Michel Debre, 37400 Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 73 49
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 544 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 219
    Excellent
  • 257
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid bistro fare

Restaurants on the main tourist drag tend to be mediocre. Bruno surprised me with solid bistro Fare at a good price point Vibe is fun Service great Make a reservation...but that's usually easy on the same day

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
khanna
,
new york
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
Add Photo Write a Review

544 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate here upon recommendation of our B and B hostess. I ordered the skirt steak with pepper sauce, my mistake, I should have known better than to order this cut of meat. It was tough and very difficult to cut. The plate presentation was just unappetizing, with the grayish colored sauce and the pile of au... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cranford, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Our chauffeur recommended this restaurant and joined us for a most memorable meal in the shadow of the chateau. Our eldest daughter proclaimed the pork tarragon to be the finest she's ever had. Our youngest daughter loved the duck! The local wine was superbe, as well as the potatoes au gratin. Other highlights included the warm goat cheese salad, the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Renton, Washington
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

There are many restaurants lined up along the street fronting the chateau in Amboise and the best is Chez Bruno. Our B&B host had recommended that we try it and we were delighted by our meals. I ordered the duck breast which came with a choice of sauces. I ordered it with the Armagnac sauce that a diner at the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
new york
Level Contributor
60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Restaurants on the main tourist drag tend to be mediocre. Bruno surprised me with solid bistro Fare at a good price point Vibe is fun Service great Make a reservation...but that's usually easy on the same day

Was this review helpful? Yes
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We'd heard that one needs to book a table for Chez Bruno and so we dived in as soon as we saw an open door. We're glad we did because it was a really tasty meal with nice wine. Plenty of people were turned away later in the evening as it got pretty busy. Worth trying.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wichita, Kansas
Level Contributor
124 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We tried to get a table at a virtually empty Chez Bruno the night before and were told there were no openings by the server, so we went elsewhere; however, when I came back later to reserve a table for the next evening, there were still plenty of empty tables. The next evening we did get a spot on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wonderful French Onion Soup and great service! A lovely spot for lunch or dinner. Chez Bruno has a casual atmosphere, unpretentious and welcoming . Great food, lovely patio area at the front with the chateaux as a back drop !

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This evenings special - "steak with pepper sauce" - was riddled with sinew. Impossible to cut. I gave up & resigned myself to pepper sauce and cooked vegetables. No wonder it was at the top of their specials list; they needed to get rid is this stock chop chop!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great food and perfect for those with young children as it had a relaxed ambience. Very traditional cusine

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

One night in Amboise we turned to TA. Managed to pre book in the late afternoon while they where setting up for the evening. Service was ok. Food was nothing exceptional for the price range. Wouldn't recommend and would look for something away from the Chateau should we ever return to Amboise.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Chez Bruno also viewed

Amboise, Loire Valley
 
Amboise, Loire Valley
Amboise, Loire Valley
 

Been to Chez Bruno? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Place Michel Debre, 37400 Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 57 73 49

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
  • Cuisine: Bistro, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chez Bruno staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?