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27 rue de la Bretonnerie, 45000 Orleans, France
+33 (0)2 38 53 51 66
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Ranked #52 of 228 restaurants in Orleans
Dining options: Reservations
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62 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Paris, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We wanted to choose an excellent restaurant for our 1st anniversary dinner in Orléans, my husband's hometown, or nearby towns. So a friend of his, who trained as a chef, highly recommended this place, and told him he has never been let-downed every time he went. The place was unpretentious, and nicely presented with no over-the-top decors. Waitress was absolutely... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We had this place recommended by our Hotel. Very cosy place. The waiter helped us with the translation of the menue since our french is not so good. Food was fantastic and the price more than reasonable. On top we received two glasses of wine on the house. If they six stars at trip advisor, we would give them. A... More

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The wife and I were in Orleans for one night on our way back to the Chunnel. The top TripAdvisor places were all closed and the helpful young man in our hotel was trying to send us miles to ‘a great place I know’ (in a French accent) which sounded a bit naff. Luckily there were a couple of locals... More

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Soest, Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Nice menu offers a wide variety of food, mostly pure and simple, based on local produce. Service OK if a bit slow. Top floor room has better atmosphere than ground floor.

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Midlands, UK
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102 reviews 102 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We were staying round the corner and chanced on this small restaurant as it was not far to walk. Managed to get a table without booking although the place did fill up quite soon after we arrived. The food was lovely - dishes were very intricate and the presentation wonderful. It was quite expensive, but it was one of the... More

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Topeka, KS
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Our hotel recommended L'Ardoise, and suggested we go look at it and a couple other possibilities before we chose a restaurant for dinner. It was a short walk in the center of town, and easy to find so we chose it when we got back to the hotel. They said reservations would be required as the place was very popular... More

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