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L'Odeon

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10 Place Gen Leclerc, 37000 Tours, France
33247201265
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 106
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  • 24
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
beautiful food and service, surprising

like many of top rated restaurants in Tours, it's near the train station - so unprepossessing surrounding but once you are in, everything picks up. perfect service, and innovative tasty food - perhaps pricey - but the langoustine starter and the fish we had afterwards were perfectly cooked and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

like many of top rated restaurants in Tours, it's near the train station - so unprepossessing surrounding but once you are in, everything picks up. perfect service, and innovative tasty food - perhaps pricey - but the langoustine starter and the fish we had afterwards were perfectly cooked and accompanied by appropriate and enhancing sauces - never too heavy either;... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We received a very warm welcome from the chef/prop and staff. The service was attentive without being intrusive with the preparation and source of each plat explained - and most importantly the food was superb. We opted for the set menu and added an extra cheese course which the chef served taking time to explain the origin of each of... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I and another couple went to France for a gastronomical holiday. In Tours, as recommended by our hotel, we went to L'Odeon for dinner and were amazed at the unbelievable quality of the service and food and the reasonable prices. The appetizers were to die for and the main courses were simply succulent. We had a variety... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place is way over priced for the quality of the food. We were there in mid June 2015. Maybe the high ratings are from an earlier management, but it was a big disappointment. The wait staff was very strange and did not make us feel welcome. My lamb was not prepared in their kitchen, except to defrost a prepared... More 

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Seville, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Ridiculously overpriced for what is offered. Wines in particular, ordinary at ridiculous prices. Young inexperienced staff. Not surprisingly restaurant empty except for 4 Asiatics withe a noisy baby. W recommends avoid.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I went here because I wanted something near my hotel, and reviews were fine. Food was really correct, however I feel 50 € a bit much for a 2 course dinner with a carafe wine (for 1 person). But my biggest problem was the lack of good atmosphere. We had a young guy, who seemed to be a trainee, and... More 

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

When I asked my hotel how to get to this restaurant, his immediately response was "oh, a very good restaurant". We were not disappointed! It was located next to train station, very nice ambience and decoration. We ordered set dinner with 3 courses, starters were seafood (lobsters and shell fish, all good but I would recommend lobster) and main courses... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had two excellent meals here. It is "posh" inside and we got both an amuse-bouche pre-meal and a little Black Forest gateau afterwards.The young waitresses were very formal and clearly been trained to be so.I thought it was expensive but the quality of food was first-class. It appears to cater for tourists rather than local people, but avoids being... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

As others have mentioned, this restaurant is not terribly impressive from the outside, but inside it is an upmarket establishment with a seriously god cook. We went for the menu de Degustation, and greatly enjoyed it - the seafood dish of scallops and langoustines in particular was outstanding.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This restaurant is in very unprepossessing surroundings next to rail station and is very plain from outside. However, inside it is an elegant French restaurant, very good and friendly service but best of all is the outstanding French food at a good value. The Menu with a couple of glasses of wine for about 40€. I recommend this restaurant to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Place Gen Leclerc, 37000 Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: 33247201265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 73

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