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Bistrot de la Place

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Bistro, French
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16, Place Saint Pierre, 49400 Saumur, France
+33 2 41 51 13 27
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Good food and good wine: here's what you get at the Bistrot de la Place...
Good food and good wine: here's what you get at the Bistrot de la Place! We serve fresh homemade food that you can choose off the "a la carte" menu or from our set menus. And if you're feeling peckish during the day, we also offer oysters, cured meat and cheese platters. During spring and summer, our outside terrace will allow you to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this small and cute square of Saumur.
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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for a touristy spot

The Place St. Pierre is very lively and has a lot of restaurants. For a touristy spot, the Bistrot de la Place is quite good, as it often seems that the more tourists the worse the food. However, our meal was quite tasty, washed down with a great bottle of Saumur red, and the service pretty good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
vindelis
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Burlington, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff and a varied menu but the food tasted mass produced with the kitchen not tasting the food being served. Both our meals were spoiled by poorly made sauces and stewed vegetables. Great ambience and staff let down by the kitchen.

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BistrotdelaPlace, Gérant at Bistrot de la Place, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. We are sorry you were disappointed by your meal. We can nevertheless guarantee that our food is made daily in our kitchens from carefully selected fresh produce. Had you let you waiter/tress know, he/she would've gladly replaced your meal. Thank you for your visit. More 

Burlington, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Place St. Pierre is very lively and has a lot of restaurants. For a touristy spot, the Bistrot de la Place is quite good, as it often seems that the more tourists the worse the food. However, our meal was quite tasty, washed down with a great bottle of Saumur red, and the service pretty good.

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BistrotdelaPlace, Gérant at Bistrot de la Place, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your meals, thank you! More 

Bucharest, Romania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Tasteless fish,even if it was the speciality of the day. The beer and the wines by bottle are not in the menu. You can ask, but you don't know the prices. Good wireless though and prompt service. Almost forgot, some nasty flies bugging us while we ate there.

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Hello. We are sorry your meal didn't match your expectations. Our chefs use only fresh fish that they prepare themselves in our kitchens. We would've gladly prepared another dish for you if we had known you weren't happy with yours. We have a complete wine list (by the glass + by the bottle) but it is true we only have... More 

London, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were in Saumur on a Monday. Please note that a lot of restaurants in Saumur shut on Mondays!! But we were so pleased that this Bistrot was open as we had a really enjoyable dinner. We shared a Plache Charcuterie - cold meat board with all kinds of yummy cured meats, saucissons, rillette, pate, olives, etc, etc. A great... More 

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BistrotdelaPlace, Gérant at Bistrot de la Place, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and nice comments. It is always great when customers enjoy their meal! One comment: the peach is poached in local rosé wine (Cabernet de Saumur). More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is where the locals eat - always a good sign! The location is perfect, in the centre of the mediaeval city of Saumur and looking out onto the Place St Pierre, surrounded by trees and looking towards the Eglise St Pierre. On market day you have the bustle of the market around you. It is always packed at lunch... More 

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BistrotdelaPlace, Gérant at Bistrot de la Place, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad you enjoy the Bistrot and look forward to seeing you next time. More 

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The night we visited there was a band playing in the square and the place was heaving. The waitstaff were clearly very stretched but did a good job of keeping customers happy. The food was nice, but the kitchen was clearly in a rush as meats did not come out to the requested level of done-ness - lovely lamb steak... More 

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tiborts, Gérant at Bistrot de la Place, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your visit. We can get very busy indeed but always do our best to keep everyone happy! We are sorry the meats weren't cooked to your liking - please don't hesitate to ask, we would've happily had them redone. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had the set menu and the food was excellent. This was complemented really well by the local wine. If I had one thing I would change it would be for the service to be a bit quicker but if you are not in a hurry this Is outweighed by the quality of the food and wine. (As a Brit... More 

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tiborts, Gérant at Bistrot de la Place, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the food and wine. Please accept our apologies if the service was a bit slow. Thank you for your comments. More 

Warwickshire
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100 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We chose this bistrot on the scientific principle that it was the busiest on the square so it must be doing something right. After our first course we understood why. Excellent food, some imagination with the menu and all at a very reasonable price

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tiborts, Gérant at Bistrot de la Place, responded to this review

Thank you! We do our best to serve good and interesting food and are happy you enjoyed it. More 

Wells, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Finally, a medium priced French restaurant that can cook meat. Charming location in the old town, with friendly and efficient staff. As this is supposed to be the capital of good French cooking, I went with high expectations and thinking I would have to pay for the privilege, but no. The meal was reasonably priced at just over 20 Euros... More 

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tiborts, Gérant at Bistrot de la Place, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and your meals. Thank you and see you again! More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My wife and I decided to try this well placed restaurant last night and accidentally sat at a reserved table in the outside section with our two dogs. Having checked that we had not booked the owner simply smiled, told us to stay and moved the reserved sign to another table. A friendly start which continued with all of the... More 

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tiborts, Gérant at Bistrot de la Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. We are very pleased you enjoyed your meals at the Bistrot! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16, Place Saint Pierre, 49400 Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 51 13 27

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 26
  • Cuisine: Bistro, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business

Description

Good food and good wine: here's what you get at the Bistrot de la Place! We serve fresh homemade food that you can choose off the "a la carte" menu or from our set menus. And if you're feeling peckish during the day, we also offer oysters, cured meat and cheese platters. During spring and summer, our outside terrace will allow you to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this small and cute square of Saumur.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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