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Le Bistrot des Belles Caves - CLOSED

Tours | 23 rue du Commerce, 37000 Tours, France
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Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the very centre of Tours, Rive Gauche is a veritable escape from a world of fast food and menus lacking imagination ��� this is a temple to gastronomy, a place where food is of the utmost importance, where good company is a must and excellent service is par for the course. A beautifully modern spot where a slate floored terrace offers a comfortable and sunny place to enjoy summer lunches and a welcoming, warm interior surrounded by tongue in cheek artworks encourage long languorous meals and slowly sipped bottles of wine. In the kitchen tradition and following fashion is ignored in favour of experimentation, the dynamic menu is a reflection of a chef and his team set free to try new things and express their creativity.

127 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lambertville, NJ
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We discovered this restaurant on the last day of our trip in Tours, stopping for lunch. Both of our meals were extraordinarily good, I had the lobster ravioli followed by the gambas for a main course, my husband had the veal liver. Both meals were beautifully prepared and the service was very good. We sat outside at one of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

For our fisrt time in Tours, we followed Trip Advisor and chose Rive gauche. Right in the center of town, in what seems to be the "in" street of Tours, we were welcomed and showed a very nice dining room, modern and open. The staff was friendly, funny and knowledgeablee when it came to wine. The menu is creative without... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Linda and I spent a week in Tours and had dinner the first night at Rive Gauche. It was so good and the service was so frienly and helpful that we deceided to have dinner there on Valentines Day. It was an excellent decision. The attention to detail int the preperation and presentation of the food together with the knowledge... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

you get to sit in comfortable chairs in a sitting area, have an apperatif, some amuse bouche, and order your food. Once your food is ready they move you to your table to eat. Great food, really well done.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Having had an incredible dinner at rive gauche last July we detoured to the restaurant on our way down to the south again this year but were shocked to discover that the rive gauche which lives on in our memories as one of the finest restaurants known to man, sadly no longer exists. The restaurant has had a total facelift... More

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

We were in Tours for the weekend and were recommended Rive Gauche by locals as we had asked about a great foodie experience. True to form they didn't disappoint. The food was amazing, the chef offered us as an amuse bouche a foie gras creme brûlée which honestly was among the best I have ever had, and I do order... More

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Houston, TX
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We chose Rive Gauche based on Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. The dining room is lovely. The food was excellent and the service very helpful. The Tours city street ambience was not that impressive but inside the restaurant was wonderful.

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

We recently had dinner at Rive Gauche and were very impressed with the quality of the food, friendly service and a mix of locals and visitors to France at the restaurant. The menu which also has the english translation is quite extensive and the wine selection is also comprehensive and covers wines from many of the regions of France.The service... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012 via mobile

Food here was excellent. French with a bit of fusion which made the combination of flavours really interesting. Service was warm and friendly, and restaurant itself had great ambiance. Certainly recommend!

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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We had 2 dinners this charming restaurant located in Tours, in the heart of the Loire VAlley. The restaurant is well located in the historical quarter and owned by two friendly dynamics persons. Great and generous cuisine is served for reasonable price. We had a 35 € menu and wine at 20 €. The ambience is comfortable and discreet, the... More

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