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Bistrot Les Tontons

1 bis Place Saint Pierre, 49400 Saumur, France
+33 2 41 59 59 40
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Ranked #1 of 87 restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $39
Cuisines: French, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A typical French bistrot serving seasonal fare freshly prepared on a daily basis. Enjoy quality cuisine and niche wines sourced from local producers and across France - a table reservation is recommended. Please enquire about private hire, small & large group bookings and wine tasting events.
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

If you're looking for a good vibe, this is the place. So good, that we went twice for dinner during a short stay in Saumur. You will feel welcome, and you will dine well. Great wine list--lots of small producers from the Loire Valley, lots of natural wines. Gerald, who comes from a winemaking family, knows his stuff, and is... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Ellen, Thank you so much for such a beautiful message. Hope to see you maybe one day in the US? Regards Gerald Beaumont Bistrot Les Tontons More

Menen, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Bonjour Les Tontons! After a long drive, we picked this bistro, because we were already hungry at 18.00 and it looked very cosy inside! And we were very happy we did! A great welcome ' bonsoir les jeunes' ( almost 50, ahum), a few glasses of wine, and then we carefully asked if we could have something to eat? They... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir Many thanks for your positive comment. Bistrot les Tontons is a small true French Bistrot, where you can enjoy a glass (or two, or three..) and if you wish to carry on the evening with us (and we have some table left), we will take great pleasure to show you our little "ardoise"... Thank you again... More

Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed at at Annie's House in Pouancay, near Montreuil-Bellay, owned by Gerald and Sarah-Jane, and whilst there decided to go to Gerald's restaurant in Saumur on the last night of our stay. I'm so pleased we did as we had a truly memorable and exceptional evening. Gerald welcomed us with a delightful glass of sparkling wine, and encouraged us... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Many thanks for your lovely comments. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your experience in our Bistrot. Happy new year! Bistrot Les Tontons More

Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Dear Gerard, I write you thank you for the nice dinner we had in your Restaurant in Saumur on November 22nd. It was a very nice dinner with interesting (and funny) conversations, we really enjoyed the time there and your wine selection and suggestions were superb. I still remember that Cabernet Franc with the blue label that you did not... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Raeanne and Pablo (from Canada) Thank you for your generous review. Bistrot Les Tontons is a small place where clients are welcomed to enjoy a simple meal, and enjoy good wines. A bientôt Gérald Beaumont for the blue label, I will keep one on the side, just in case! More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

If you only have one meal in Saumur, make sure it's at Les Tontons! The food was excellent, the ingredients all fresh and impeccably prepared. The stuffed mushrooms divine. Loved the sweet bread that came with the foir gras. The beef just melted in my mouth. The restaurant itself is immaculate and quintessentially French. The staff are charming, polite, and... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir Many thanks for your positive comment. We do hope to see you soon again. Kind regards Sarah Jane and Gerald Beaumont More

Southampton
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Having read reviews on Tripadvisor we knew we had to try and get a table whilst visiting Saumur. Went on a Tuesday evening and were lucky to get a table for 5 without booking. The food was excellent, especially the confit of duck with garlic potatoes which we all of opted for. It was also a lovely touch to get... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir Thank you for your comment. You are correct by saying that if you are looking for a small bistrot, where you can have some simple but fresh cooked meal, bistrot is the place to be! Thank you again. Regards Bistrot Les Tontons More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

When I picture a cute little bistro in France I imagine it to be exactly like Les TonTons, a small venue situated in the market square in the lovely town of Saumur. It is frequented by locals and tourists, everyone eating and laughing, efficient bi-lingual staff and good food and wine. The service is superb and the ambiance is charming.... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Susan What a lovely comment! hope to see you all next year! Regards Gerald Beaumont More

Carmel Valley, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We can't decide what we enjoyed more: the welcome glass of sparkling wine, the stuffed mushrooms, the scrumptious duck confit with garlic potatoes, the divine boeuf bourguignon (the beef was tender yet rosy: however did Gerald manage it?), the lovely wine he selected for us. Perhaps it was the very gallant Christian who made us feel welcome and didn't laugh... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Sheila Thank you for your lovely message. I have tell Christian about your positive comment. Thank you Gerald Beaumont Bistrot Les Tontons More

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Food was great, service was excellent once we'd finally got a booking. No, we can't book tonight, it might rain, no we can't book tomorrow night, it might be too windy, don't know if I'll open! The owner was pretty laid-back, but we were in no hurry. The food was worth the wait, and the owner provided a great dining... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Many thanks for your comment. You are totally right to say during summer, if the weather is not 100% on our side (basically we cannot use our full terrasse), we will only be able to serve 20 people outside as we have only 20 sits inside.. so if rain/wind happen to arrive during that time, we can put... More

Buxton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was our second visit to Les Tontons and it was just as good as we remembered .Excellent food, friendly and helpful staff, and a great location. We visited at lunchtime and the area was buzzing. A mix of tourists and locals , it is just so French! We chose the fish and steak tartare which proved to be delicious... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

To both of you It has been a pleasure having you again at the bistrot. Many thanks for your comment. A bientôt Gerald Beaumont Bistrot Les Tontons More

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