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l'Atelier Gourmand

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37 Rue Etienne Marcel, 37000 Tours, France
02 47 38 59 87
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Dans un cadre a la decoration resolument contemporaine composee de...
Dans un cadre a la decoration resolument contemporaine composee de mobilier metallise design et de couleurs vives, Fabrice Bironneau son frere David ainsi que Clairette vous invitent a decouvrir toute la saveur d'une cuisine creative. Les plats, a base de produits regionaux de saison, sont parsemes de delicates notes mediterraneennes qui viennent titiller le palais. Le "Flan de chevre aux poivrons doux", les "Brochette de Gambas flambees au Cognac" ainsi que le "Fondant au chocolat et Oranges confites" n'ont pas fini de vous faire rever. L'ete, la terrasse permet de prendre un repas au calme dans la douceur du soir.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing Dinner to end off an Amazing time in France

this was an exceptional dinner where the host had limited English but did his best to explain his dishes and we understood and absolutely loved what we had to eat. the service was excellent and efficient! The restaurant maintained the level of hospitality we had come to expect from Tours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Sean D
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Durban, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

this was an exceptional dinner where the host had limited English but did his best to explain his dishes and we understood and absolutely loved what we had to eat. the service was excellent and efficient! The restaurant maintained the level of hospitality we had come to expect from Tours! Exceptional!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Every time I travel to Tours, I stop by this restaurant with my colleagues. I strongly suggest the Cote de Veau, truly amazing. Deserts are also excellent. The owner(s) are great, the atmosphere is nice. If you walk by place plumereau, make sure you stop by this restaurant, especially summer time so you can sit outside and enjoy the weather... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Really a absolutely nice and cozy restaurant in the historic city center. Great food, excellent wines and a funny and really friendly stuff. We'd a really good time there.

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Paris, France
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Nice to have a lunch at a spacey terrace. Even it is in the old town area, but very quiet. Delicious food and a nice selected wine list. Service is nice too. We selected a la carte and so it was a bit expensive, i found.

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Pitttsurgh, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Unfortunately I did not get to eat as this Restaurant, I was with my son, and he was looking for a something different that they did not have on the menu, but being typical Americans we do not having any French skills. I am sorry but I do not know the gentlemen's name, but I poked my head in the... More 

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The Potteries
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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

When we arrived, it appeared that the restaurant had mislaid our reservation, and, although we were seated immediately, it took ages before we were even given a menu. There was a similarly long wait before our order was taken, although we were able to amuse ourselves by watching the antics of the gregarious waiter, who appears to see himself as... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

we tried the restaurant the evening that we arrived in Tours. our only disappointment is that we didn't eat every meal in this restaurant during our stay. friendly service, nice ambiance, and the food from the kitchen what you would expect when you travel to france. Tours seems to be full of touristic restaurants offering bad food.....this restaurant was definately... More 

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Luanda
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Nicely surprised by the very efficient but relaxed service. I was alone, but have been given time to see what I liked and never felt pressed, although the place was crowded. Food was nice and special both in the make and in the presentation. And it is open on Monday nights!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

What a find this was, not too expensive, beautifully prepared food, imaginative presentation, wonderfully balanced flaovours and great service!! Michelin star potential????

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The restaurant was filled when we arrived, but there was seating in the adjacent courtyard. There was a nip in the air the electric heaters helped mitigate, but the breeze was a tad biting. Blankets helped ward off the chill. There was nothing else negative. The food was wonderful, the dessert scrumptious, the staff courteous and efficient. Despite Ian S's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Rue Etienne Marcel, 37000 Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: 02 47 38 59 87

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 36
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

Dans un cadre a la decoration resolument contemporaine composee de mobilier metallise design et de couleurs vives, Fabrice Bironneau son frere David ainsi que Clairette vous invitent a decouvrir toute la saveur d'une cuisine creative. Les plats, a base de produits regionaux de saison, sont parsemes de delicates notes mediterraneennes qui viennent titiller le palais. Le "Flan de chevre aux poivrons doux", les "Brochette de Gambas flambees au Cognac" ainsi que le "Fondant au chocolat et Oranges confites" n'ont pas fini de vous faire rever. L'ete, la terrasse permet de prendre un repas au calme dans la douceur du soir.
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?