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Le Castelet

40, rue Saint-Lubin, 41000 Blois, France
+33 2 54 74 66 09
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Ranked #13 of 127 restaurants in Blois
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $41
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Home made food in menus that are changed four times a year. Junior and vegetable menus available. Specialized in Touraine cooking. Large wine list, some of them could be ordered by glass. Near Loire and castle.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This may be number #10 on TA, but it blew away the #3 in Blois,L'appart'the, for a mere $5 extra per person. See my review on L'apparthe for my adivce to avoid it. Now back to Le Castelet: Strange that the reviews all mention a 3 person family operation, where the husband "explains the entire menu to you", as he... More

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The owner was very helpful translating the menu and we ordered a goat cheese salad and veal with vouvray. Both were very good. The veal was tender and delicious.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Dinner for three, reservation made at 8 pm. When arrived, only available table was the one reserved for us; restaurant is really small, and tables are close to each other, however, atmosphere is nice, clients are not talking in loud voice. Selected the three-step menu, ordered asparagus soup, jour of the day (fish, very well prepared) and mousse de chocolat.... More

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Whickham Tyne and Wear
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Along with two friends we passed Le Chatelet and with no prior knowledge of this restaurant we called in at 6,30pm and reserved a table for 8.00pm as we liked the variety of food on offer, Arriving at 8.00 pm we were pleased that we had booked as there were no spare tables We were not disappointed and between us... More

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Managed to get a table for dinner at this cosy bistro (it was Saturday, after all) by phoning in the morning. Place was full and humming by 20.30. Meal was excellent, as was service. A very pleasant experience.

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Paris, France
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Nice little restaurant in the city center of Blois. You definitely need to book otherwise be sure not to get any seats unless really lucky. It was totally packed. Overall food was more than good, really liked the mousse au chocolat as dessert... The owner is a funny guy... Nice evening and overall price/quality ratio really good.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

One of the few restaurants open on the Monday evening the basic menu outside seemed to have at least a couple of vegetarian options so my partner was happy. Once inside the full menu had a formula vegetarian and the choice was very good. The soup was excellent and the goats cheese very tasty. The pork dish of the day... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I ate many times in this restaurant since last 1 year. Each time I am very satisfied with the taste of the food. In addition to the taste, the price of the food is also much lower than you expect.. I highly suggest to eat there to the visiters of Blois.. The service quality and the kindness of the owners... More

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Wakefield, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We booked in March for a date in September for 14 people, based on the reviews. Came a week before by ourselves to try out the restaurent before the 12 friends arrived the next week and were quite happy. Reminded the owner of our booking and was assured that they were looking forward to having us. However when we arrived... More

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antemortem46, Gérant at Le Castelet, responded to this review

I beg your pardon for my poor english. We thank you because any advice could help us to be better. We were happy when you came in couple but disappointed with your group. It's not only because we have a lot of people but because, generally, group prefers to be alone instead to be in the middle of a crowd... More

Marlow
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Recommended by a local shop owner. Booked & arrived on time to be told did we mind waiting. Aperitif was gratis as a result. Upstairs packed but directed to lower seating. We thought that this didn't auger well but how wrong we were. Local cuisine was exceptional & service spot on. No complaints at all from food to wine to... More

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