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Le Petit Jardin

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Préfecture
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20, Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 34000 Montpellier, France
+33 4 67 60 78 78
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The restaurant »Le Petit Jardin » has been an institute of Montpellier for...
The restaurant »Le Petit Jardin » has been an institute of Montpellier for some years. Situated in the heart of the old walls of the city, on a narrow street, to the passer by it may seem like just another building, to enter inside you will discover one of Montpellier best hidden secret garden.We propose a cuisine simple yet refined, our chef works within the seasons. With Provence on our doorstep we are spoilt for choice of product, not to mention wine.In our “Bar à Vins”you will find a sélection of dishes wich are inspired from our Chef’s travels.We hope you enjoy!
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Good for:
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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  • 54
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good quality, excellent staff

My wife and I, together with her cousin and husband ate here on the Saturday before Christmas. I chose this restaurant partly because the menus inform you about gluten in case of allergies. We were greeted in a very friendly manner, one of the staff is English but has lived in France for several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
Edgware_LondonNevuk
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Edgware, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
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Basel, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Was recommended by our guesthouse host and was an excellent choice. My steak was done to perfection and was an excellent piece of meat. Staff were very attentive. The dessert wasn't to the same standard as the main but not enough to cost them a star so in total would say it was a 5 star evening with high quality... More 

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Devon, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had a wonderful meal here last night. The food and the recommended wine were all perfect. Couldn't fault the service and ambience. Would be great in the summer eating in the beautiful garden at the back of the restaurant. We're going back again on our last night in Montpellier.

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Toulouse, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My wife & I had a fantastic meal at Le Petit Jardin. There is a restaurant and a bistro but we opted for the restaurant. It was one of the best meals we have had in France. The place doesn't score that well on Tripadvisor which is a real mystery but not uncommon in Southern France based on our experiences.... More 

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Paris, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

How is it possible that this excellent restaurant is rated behind some cafés and pizzerias? There is something wrong here! We have eaten here half a dozen times: every time the cooking is excellent and creative. The terrace is wonderful in summer and the interior, in winter, is modern and chic. Service perfect. Wines at reasonable prices and the bill... More 

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Edgware, United Kingdom
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59 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I, together with her cousin and husband ate here on the Saturday before Christmas. I chose this restaurant partly because the menus inform you about gluten in case of allergies. We were greeted in a very friendly manner, one of the staff is English but has lived in France for several years. All four of us chose... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Last week on saturday lunch I visited this restaurant with my family and we enjoyed the meal alot. I took the menu 36 including the magret de canard and was perfectly cooked. the waiters were so friendly as well and not like the traditional arrogant french waiter that I met few days ago in a renowned restaurant in Paris. Highly... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Sorry to say but dinner wIth 3 courses menu 'le petit jardin' having Bouillabaisse (30+ euro) as main course was very poor. Quality of fish was below standards, to be avoided...

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Pudsey, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had a very enjoyable meal here, artichokes and chorizo for starter, and for main the best pork dish I've had in a long time. The wine list was full of locally sourced wines, and the red we had was superb. The service was also excellent, and the waiters happily switched to speaking English once we'd exhausted our own French... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you are looking for a meal that is a little more special please make sure you visit Le Petit Jardin. Beautiful food, decor and excellent service. Please go and judge for yourself!

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

For my last night in Montpellier my daughter's fiancée suggested this restaurant. We opted for the 35 euro menu which turned out to be great. The wine list was extensive but heavily weighted towards local vineyards of which my knowledge was extremely limited-Alexis directed me to a region and I selected a medium priced (55 Euro) wine. When the waiter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20, Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 34000 Montpellier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Herault  >  Montpellier>  > Préfecture
  • Neighborhood: Préfecture
  • Phone Number: +33 4 67 60 78 78

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 52
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating

Description

The restaurant »Le Petit Jardin » has been an institute of Montpellier for some years. Situated in the heart of the old walls of the city, on a narrow street, to the passer by it may seem like just another building, to enter inside you will discover one of Montpellier best hidden secret garden.We propose a cuisine simple yet refined, our chef works within the seasons. With Provence on our doorstep we are spoilt for choice of product, not to mention wine.In our “Bar à Vins”you will find a sélection of dishes wich are inspired from our Chef’s travels.We hope you enjoy!

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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?