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La Girafe

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Préfecture
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14 rue du palais des guilhem, 34000 Montpellier, France
04 67 54 48 89
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 28
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  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
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Culinaire heaven. Nothing more to say. Try and taste. If you appreciate good quality food and are prepared to pay a little more (and I mean only a little more ) your taste buds will explode with pleasure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Bruxelles, Belgique
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Bruxelles, Belgique
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Culinaire heaven. Nothing more to say. Try and taste. If you appreciate good quality food and are prepared to pay a little more (and I mean only a little more ) your taste buds will explode with pleasure.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Outdoor only seating in not the prettiest street. Service slow. I had the tuna tartare which was tasty and generous. Had steak with nice morel sauce but vegetables were overcooked.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

we had a very nice evening in this small restaurant. menue with 1st (tuna tartare, delicious) and main course (duck, fresh and crisy) for 26€. the wine recommendation (i asked for a dry wine and got a heavy, sweet wine) maybe not perfect, but it went very well with the food!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Unassuming, but certainly recommended. Good menu and great food. The tuna steak with tapanarde crust was amazing Service and chef very personable, and lovely atmosphere

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Tasmania Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Small, intimate ,friendly, great interesting food not expensive We ate here several times, very nice owners

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Bath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A limited menu but very french and pretty good. Don't often see bone marrow on the menu. I also had mixed grilled fish but was assured it had no shellfish but there was a scallop - I'm alergic but no harm done. A good wine list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Talk about exceptional French cuisine! This small restaurant is run by the owner/chef, his wife/server and a dishwasher and between the three they served up some of the most elegant dishes in the city. Their approach is rudimental yet refined, focussing on flavours and quality. To top off what was already an outstanding experience, when asked about gluten free and... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stayed 7 nights in August in Montpellier and went 3 times to La Girafe. Just have a look at the web site of the restaurant.. It is really amazing what magic the owner and cook performs. We look forward to come backs at another season and will certainly enjoy to eat on the first floor of the restaurant.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We booked La Girafe based on recommendations and were not disappointed. We arrived at 8:30 and were the only diners there. However by 9:30 the restaurant was full. The menu is not extensive but would have something to suit everyone. Foie Gras isnt politically correct these days but as a topping on a savoury apricot tart was delicious served with... More 

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Canberra
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Dinner for 2 -we were first to arrive at 7:30- the restaurant was fairly full by 9:00 on a Friday night. We opted for the fixed menu- reasonable options but execution was only fair. Lamb cocottes were tasty but entrees and desserts were a little lacking- pear and apple crumble was very much underdone and needed cream or ice cream.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 rue du palais des guilhem, 34000 Montpellier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Herault  >  Montpellier>  > Préfecture
  • Neighborhood: Préfecture
  • Phone Number: 04 67 54 48 89

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 79
  • Cuisine: French

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