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Restaurant Charles Barrier

101 avenue de la Tranchee, 37100 Tours, France
+33 2 47 54 20 39
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Ranked #24 of 367 restaurants in Tours
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $147
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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77 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Taipei, Taiwan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I ate lunch on June 30th. We are 6 persons. Ordered 109 euro and 59 euro set menus for 5 persons. I ordered main course for pork and souffle not set menu. All the dishes are really tasting. The service is good but not excellent. We are some problems below. 1. The language problems. Only one person can speak english.... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Just great! One of the best restaurants in Tours. Great menu, great wines and champages. The service is sublime. They even speak a bit of English;-). When you want to have an extensive romantic dinner: you have to go to Charles.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant several times now on our overnight stay closeby (en route to Spain). While we always look forward to the menu 'Gourmande' we have to say that the atmosphere seems to become more austere and the staff less welcoming each visit. I do admit that our French is very poor and the English spoken at... More

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Huntsville, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We recently had the opportunity to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary while traveling in France. We were torn between celebrating in Tours or Paris. Logistically it made more sense to find a great restaurant in Tours. We asked friends in the area for their recommendation and they whole-heartedly recommended Restaurant Charles Barrier as the best in town. We were not... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you want to eat here and get the prix fixe menu, reserve well in advance. We were very disappointed to not be able to get in.

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Crozet, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

On a weeknight in Tours, where we were staying at the nearby Clarion Chareau Belmont (which I highly recommend), we decided to splurge for dinner at the Michelin starred (1) Charles Barrier restaurant (note: not the also good but much more informal and casual bistro of the same name). We showed our American sense of time by actually showing up... More

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Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here with friends. The food was delicious and the service was generally very good. Our only complaints were not being offered an aperitif and our water glasses were not regularly topped up. In fact, I went from the beginning of the main course to the very end of the evening without having my water glass... More

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Tours, France
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We ate at Charles Barrier on my 70th birthday. We had a wonderful meal and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The dining room has a simple formal elegance in the traditional style of a 19th Century dining room. It has large well-spaced tables with starched white tablecloths and elegant china, the glassware has a classic simplicity and the chairs are very... More

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Tours, France
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Been to the Bistro, the menu we ordered is not the most expensive but the taste is exceptionally great. The value for money is highly recommended.!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We had the good fortune to eat at this restaurant recently and cannot praise it highly enough, everything was just excellent. The restaurant was full but the service remained as attentive as if we were the only diners and the food was simply delicious and the presentation exquisite. If you are ever in Tours, do not miss this restaurant.

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