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La Diligence

Comédie
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2 place Petrarque, 34000 Montpellier, France
+33 4 67 66 12 21
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7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations

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  • 105
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old-Fashioned Fine French Restaurant

I ate there twice during the three weeks I just spent teaching in Montpellier. I did not have a reservation either time, so I had to sit inside. Let me start with my standard warning about restaurants in Montpellier in summer: it is HOT, and these places are not good for lunch in the scorching... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Pedro M
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Gainesville, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I ate there twice during the three weeks I just spent teaching in Montpellier. I did not have a reservation either time, so I had to sit inside. Let me start with my standard warning about restaurants in Montpellier in summer: it is HOT, and these places are not good for lunch in the scorching daylight. They are OK in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nice courtyard setting (mating pigeons overhead allowing!). However, service extremely amateurish, and prices high. Will not recommend it to anyone.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We came across this restaurant when strolling the little back streets of Montpellier and what a find! We didn't have a reservation and the outside courtyard was fully booked, but we were able to eat inside. The food was wonderful, the interior decor very different and the service excellent. Fine dining at its best, with food presented beautifully. A fantastic... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Found this restaurant after some drinks in the pub opposite ! Didn't book but given a table for 2 - front of house reception and service excellent , a good menu range across several dishes and prices however this is fine dining hence emphasis is on food quality and presentation. Given the prices we opted for starting with main meal... More 

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Clarksville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The restaurant interior is beautiful with arches and old world charm! The dishes are beautifully presented and delicious! The fruit dessert soup we had that day was unexpectedly simply delightful! The wines are also well paired! The owner though is a whisky collector and has a impressive display! The wait staff was attentive. Recommended for a fine dining experience!

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

this was fine dining at its best.The waiting staff were very aimiable and the food was an explosion of flavours with sauces to compliment perfectly each dish e.g. the halibut. The "meli-melo" of veg was --wow!! My wife's fruit dessert was out of this world. We enjoyed little extras like an amuse-bouche and a cleansing sorbet between courses plus extras... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I was a little concerned about what lay in store, having read some of the reviews on here. Our experience of the restaurant was wholly positive. We opted for the €39 formulae and found both the food and wine to be very good, complemented by excellent service - friendly and attentive despite hosting a large party at the same time.... More 

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London, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

But if there is such a thing as a soul in a meal, this was exactly what was lacking. Sure, the décor of the restaurant was impressive; the food was perfectly executed, if a little unexciting - very classic without the "umf" factor. The service was exceedingly efficient and cold that I had the impression of eating in a high... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Wandering the streets of Montpellier, we came across this restaurant and from the exterior presentation, I had a good feeling about it. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent, discreet but friendly. The food was simply 'gastronomique'. I could have eaten a plate full of the 'amuse bouche' alone! If we return to Montpellier, it will be at the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Located in the City Centre, this restaurant was simply fabulous. Menu meal was 39 Euros and was several courses of delicious and well presented French food. Reservations are needed and on my night the service was alittle slow given the limited staff present.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 place Petrarque, 34000 Montpellier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Herault  >  Montpellier>  > Comédie
  • Neighborhood: Comédie
  • Phone Number: +33 4 67 66 12 21

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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