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.

Restaurant Charles Barrier

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
101 avenue de la Tranchee, 37100, Tours, France
+33 2 47 54 20 39
Improve this listing
See all hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 174 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 94
  • 55
    Very good
  • 12
  • 10
  • 3
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Such a great experience of the French cuisine

Perfect service, very attentive team, delicious Menu Gourmande and a special selection of French wine for the Cartede Vind. Loved the experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
Priscila P
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Perfect service, very attentive team, delicious Menu Gourmande and a special selection of French wine for the Cartede Vind. Loved the experience!

Thank Priscila P
Level Contributor
63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were treated to a warm welcome and excellent service. The nine course menu designed by Chef Hervé Lussault and Patron Jack Magord was sublime: beautiful ingredients perfectly cooked and artistically presented. The young team were attentive but not intrusive and the excellent cuisine was matched by the professional service.

Thank travellerMRS
Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

It is all said in the title, there is nothing to add: From appetizer to dessert - all courses were equally delicious as beautifully prepared. Every course was another highlight (we had pigeon and st peter fish as main courses, I had foie gras as appetizer, and souffle as dessert). We sat outside at the tastefully arranged terrasse - very... More 

Thank AlexandraR75
Marco Island, Florida
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We enjoyed our experience so much at Bistrot de la trench (sister restaurant) that we changed our dining plans to dine here. Elegant setting....food, wine and service to match. All top notch. Our guests also appreciated the chef coming out to see us and ask about our experience. Our cannelloni of oxtail was tender, the fish, cooked to perfection and... More 

Thank travelerldb
Albano Laziale, Italy
Level Contributor
67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I had a dinner at the end of August 2015 with my wife and we had a table outside in the veranda. Very pleasant night with a little bit of fresh wind after a day at 30 degrees. We had pidgeon with foie gras truffe and a lot of side such as steamed vegetables, dates and peach compote. Really oustanding.... More 

Thank Alessandro A
Chesapeake, VA
Level Contributor
40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were in the Loire Valley as a pre-cruise event of a Viking River Cruise around Bordeaux. We had a two-evening stay at a resort in Tours, and Restaurant Charles Barrier was highly recommended for a first-class dining experience. I couldn't agree more! Note that we went to the restaurant itself - they also have a bistro which was booked... More 

1 Thank ikespop
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We ate in the restaurant not the brasserie. First class service and wonderful food. Menu choice was good and the wine list extensive and at all prices. Pricey but worth it.

1 Thank RotaryWalker
Level Contributor
184 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

With Herve Lussault, Chef from this restaurant we have refined environment and elegant luxury dinner.

Thank Aria L
Manama, Bahrain
Level Contributor
43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful place for a business dinner, plush dining room overlooking the garden I had been here last time in 2002 quite a while ago but I remember it to be one of the top restaurant in France, only this time I felt the menu gourmand lacked consistency, while the service was excellent and refined up to the serving of the... More 

Thank Nicka2000
Level Contributor
219 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We dined here recently for our anniversary, and the entire staff made it most enjoyable. Each dish (and there were many) was presented beautifully. Pre-starter dishes and pre-dessert desserts, including a special one for our celebration, rounded out a terrific meal. The atmosphere and decor add to one's delightful experience.

Thank PointerDetroit

Travelers who viewed Restaurant Charles Barrier also viewed

Tours, Loire Valley
Tours, Loire Valley

Been to Restaurant Charles Barrier? 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: 101 avenue de la Tranchee, 37100, Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 54 20 39

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 42 - 123
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Restaurant Charles Barrier and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Restaurant Charles Barrier 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?