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31 Rue des Granges, 25000 Besancon, France
03 81 81 33 11
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful restaurant

Lively and beautiful bistro in the capital of France Comté. They serve good food and with the live music (jazz) it is a fun place to have dinner and enjoy a lovely evening in Besançon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2014
Marloes020
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brisbane
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A beautiful bistro full of charm, atmosphere and understated service, a reminder of Vienna perhaps. The food is good, particularly the Menu de jour; great value and the service excellent. Maybe some of the other writers went to a different bistro. I found the service professional and friendly and our waiters could speak English, however, does that really matter; we... More 

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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The upside is the location and the Grande Epoque decoration. The downside is overpriced half-hearted food and service that could be far better. The waitress served the starter but forgot to serve the wine. We had to ask for her to remember to bring our order. Then I had to ask twice to get the bill.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Lively and beautiful bistro in the capital of France Comté. They serve good food and with the live music (jazz) it is a fun place to have dinner and enjoy a lovely evening in Besançon.

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Moscow, Russia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Very conveniently located and remarkably decorated place. Nice atmosphere, occasionally live music. Food is good, but not outstanding. Very good place to visit once if you want to get the most of this town. Be prepared that there is no English menu and waiters do not speak English.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stylishly decorated room plus outside tables. Good service. Bistro food well presented. We sat in the Belle Époque style room amidst the gilt and mirrors. Great fun!

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Cheerful staff and excellent food The was restaurant recommended by our hotel (De Paris Hotel) there is no English menu but thanks to our waiter, he patiently helped us with our order. So we had a good meal and nice time.

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Nicaragua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I arrived late at night to Besancon, nor knowing at all the city we had our first dinner at Brasserie du Commerce, was wonderful and very good. i loved the atmosphere and location right next to our hotel, very convinient. We stayed for several days and ate there for several times very nice lunche menu!

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London, UK
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190 reviews 190 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

It was a cold, wet evening so I chose this restaurant because it was close to my hotel and was pleased that I had. It is, apparently, the only surviving belle epoche brasserie in Besancon with a reasonably wide ranging menu and clientelle. I had a simple entrecote with frites and salad. Both the food and service were fine.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Typical French Brasserie with very cheerful staff and excellent food. Good value too. Chose it as it was on the doorstep of the Hotel de Paris, and didn't regret it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

My daughter and I were so tired after a day of train travels to Besancan that we almost skipped dinner. But our hotel recommended this restaurant and called ahead for us so we pushed ourselves to go. I am so glad we did! The atmosphere was authentic, comfortable and welcoming. Although there was not an English menu, our waiter patiently... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Rue des Granges, 25000 Besancon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Franche-Comte  >  Doubs  >  Besancon
  • Phone Number: 03 81 81 33 11

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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