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La Maison des Halles

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French, Grill
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19 Place des Halles, 37000, Tours, France
02 47 39 96 90
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place, recommended by a local

Only had a couple of days in Tours but had this place recommended to us by a local. We were lucky to get a table as it got quite busy, but really glad we did. Service was friendly and the food was very good. Hard to call out any dish from any course as they were all of a good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only had a couple of days in Tours but had this place recommended to us by a local. We were lucky to get a table as it got quite busy, but really glad we did. Service was friendly and the food was very good. Hard to call out any dish from any course as they were all of a good... More 

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Hof bei Salzburg, Austria
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A good spot to buy fruit and veggies. There's a wonderful boulagerie, patisserie, fromagerie, boucherie and everything you will need for a lovely picnic.

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Switzerland
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157 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We had a fabulous côte de bœuf that was medium cooked to perfection. The starters of foie gras with mango and "oeuf parfait" were a beautiful beginning of the meal. Sadly we could not have dessert as the côte de bœuf was huge for two people. Great wines and fast service with lively atmosphere.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Probably the best food we had on this trip ,a bit more expensive but worth it. Got very busy and had a small wait which they apologised by giving us free pate while we waited ( not necessary but thoughtful ) Worth a visit

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Tartu, Estonia
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

A nice restaurant serving the French specialities just near by the Halles. The food is fresh, good and quite inventive even with classics :) The service very efficient :p A pity the prices are a bit too high and the room a bit noisy... And dont forget to book! So crowded :)

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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353 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This restaurant is located in the old town section of Tours and take reservations by phone only! The popular steakhouse packed with locals had a great ambience but it was actually too hot to eat that evening and was made worse by all the closely aligned tables. We skipped the appetizer and drank a liter bottle of sparkling mineral water... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My family and I had a delightful experience at this restaurant. The staff were welcoming, informative and friendly despite our limited grasp of the French language (they offered an English menu which was a nice surprise). The local produce used was of the highest quality and provided us with a real taste of regional French cuisine along with sophisticated service... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Our tour guide, who was so convivial I asked him to recommend a good restaurant, suggested La Maison des Halles. Many of the other restaurants were very touristy and this felt more like where locals go for a special night out. The food was very meat heavy, but I was able to find delicious vegetarian dishes. The desert was incredible.... More 

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stratford upon avon
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116 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Tried to book several times on the phone,no answer, so turned up at 19.00 hrs to be told " fully booked" so ate a few doors down. We were quite surprised to see the" fully booked" was a table of two and no more until 20.30 when another four were seated... strange behaviour!

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Thank mark7267
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

A small restaurant from the outside - great taste served inside! The waiter are very friendly and helpful. All dishes look great and taste was just perfect. As a chocolate lover I have to confess that the big chocolate variation at the end was just overwhelming and I did not manage to finish it. Guess I have to come again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Place des Halles, 37000, Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: 02 47 39 96 90

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 37
  • Cuisine: French, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?