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La Cote Saint Jacques

14, faubourg de Paris, 89300 Joigny, France
03 86 62 09 70
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Joigny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Bxl
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110 reviews 110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you blink while arriving at Joigny you will miss the town, but that's ok because it will avoid you the disappointment of staying and eating at the "Cote St Jacques". I had read many of trip advisor's reviews and hesitated going, but decided to take a chance... What a mistake! The rooms are 70/80s style and have obviously not... More

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csj89, Propriétaire at La Cote Saint Jacques, responded to this review

I read with attention your comment further to your stay and I wish to bring you some additional explanations. I am completely sorry that we did not know how to satisfy you and I think that your main complaint concerns the air conditioning which was effectively out of order during your stay. We indeed had a big electric problem due... More

New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Maybe one star, and the prices were correct, BUT, the food and the service was provincial snobby. If you want real 3 star cuisine try Anne-Sophie Pic or Marc Veyrat. Honestly this fellow is an impostor. I am really concerned that Michelin has lost its direction when giving out its precious stars.

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csj89, Responsable relations publiques at La Cote Saint Jacques, responded to this review

Good morning, First of all, thank you for taking the time to post your review about your stay. We were disappointed to read that your visit to the hotel on this occasion did not meet with your expectations, despite the care, attention and passion our staff puts into their work. For several years now, JML’s talent has been recognised by... More

Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Joigny is a quiet town close to Auxerre and therefore Chablis and the three star rated La Cote Saint Jacques is the compelling reason for most travellers to visit. This is a wonderful restaurant with the chef at its centre; the intelligent use of technique and ingredients by chef Jean Michel Lorrain is an example to all cooks with the... More

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csj89, Responsable relations publiques at La Cote Saint Jacques, responded to this review

Good morning Sir, We are grateful for such a kindly message, we would like to thank you very much for this. We are so pleased to receive you in our "relais & Chateaux" hotel and our 3 star rated restaurant, and we are delighted to know that you've enjoyed your stay. We're looking forward to welcoming you soon. In the... More

Leeds
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95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was part of a gastronomic trip through Spain and France, and it was certainly one of the highlights - possibly the best. Every dish was superbly cooked and tasted wonderful. The range of tastes was excellent, from the red mullet and mackerel with rhubarb and strawberries, to the snails with garlic and mushrooms and lentils, to the stunning Wagyu... More

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csj89, Responsable relations publiques at La Cote Saint Jacques, responded to this review

Good morning sir, We were so pleased to received you in our "Relais & Châteaux" Hotel, and our 3 stared Restaurant. We are grateful for your lovely message, thank you very much ! We look forward to welcoming you soon. In the meantime, we remain yours faithfully. Jean Michel Lorain & Côte saint Jacques' Team More

London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

It was clearly well thought out but would suggest just choose from individual dishes on the menu. It is old fashioned French cooking with a modern twist - but just too much.

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csj89, Responsable relations publiques at La Cote Saint Jacques, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and took the time to write such a wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future. Kind regards, Jean Michel Lorain & his Team More

Seattle
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Just what you'd expect from a Michelin 3 Star Chef. Went for lunch which lasted 41/2 hours. I have dined in four other three star restaurants, and this would rank with the finest. Jean Michel Lorain provides an experience of a lifetime. I have read some of the other reviews regarding the hotel, but you have to remember why you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

A group of six of us visited this superb restaurant - we opted for the Gourmand (i.e. glutton !) menu with the Sommelier's wine suggestions. All superb, from the amuse bouche with Champagne at the beginning, through multiple entrees, main courses and desserts. Every one was a work of art in terms of taste and presentation, complemented by superb service.... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Amazing food, presentation and service. Our second time here underscored the meaning of Michelin 3 star status. A great way to begin week on the canals of Burgandy. Beth Houghton's review says it all!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner here two years ago. We came back this year with my brother and mother. Food was beyond superb. Service attentive without being too fussy. Every course was inventive and delicious. My mother and brother were just blown away! Not to miss.

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Hombrechtikon, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had dinner here on our first night of a 2 week vacation in France. We have booked a romance package incl. dinner, hotel, breakfast. So not cheap at all - we were very pleased for what we've got. Food was excellent & more than enough - service excellent - enough time to eat and enjoy.. wine selection: champagne, white... More

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