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L'etranger

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French, International, European
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ul. Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 88 752 3376
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12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Glorious oasis

This meal would have probably seemed more affordable had I not chosen to select the best wines for each course, but I did, they were great, and unsurprisingly, by the end no one minded or questioned it, it wa all worth it, even in the sober light of day! Sublime service, great menu, and lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Breakingwaves2001
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Turin, Italy
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food was nice but overpriced Not too much to choose from the menu The octopus was too " tasty" ( too much spices like salt and pepper)

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Bucharest, Romania
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

the food wasn't what i expected at all, however the place is small and cosy and the service was good.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This meal would have probably seemed more affordable had I not chosen to select the best wines for each course, but I did, they were great, and unsurprisingly, by the end no one minded or questioned it, it wa all worth it, even in the sober light of day! Sublime service, great menu, and lovely wines. The interior felt a... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A quiet relaxing place where one can enjoy a genuine french food and wine. The owners are very kind. It would be good if there are a bit more options for vegetarians. I definitely intend to visit L'etranger again.

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Small menu with amazing food and a great selection of wines. Maybe the best restaurant in Sofia. I had the duck breast, it was amazing! So nicely presented as well. We were a party of 4 and everyone enjoyed their food. Will go there again for sure.

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Valencian Country, Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Enjoyed the good cooking of the french chef and friendly service. A little far from center city but it is worth it

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Germany
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Outstanding food quality. Fine wine list. Very good and friendly service. I absolutely recommended it. You will feel like in France. Three courses are about 30 Euros.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Lovely place with very good atmosphere. In the heart of city with great menu. I think you can enjoying to all dishes and to having really tasty food

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This lovely gastronomical retreat is run by a Bulgarian-French family who will personally cook and serve for you some of the best food that can be found in Sofia. Situated in the very center of the city, the place is small and cozy, the menu is short but ample and there are daily specials listed on a blackboard. Please make... More 

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Sofia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I like everything about the place. The personal attitude of the owners and the service. The quality of the food, both as menu choise, preparation and products used. Location is central, the place is cosy and charming. Well designed wine list. Good pick both for family gatherings and for business lunches. In fact during the week days lunches it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ul. Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 752 3376

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 39
  • Cuisine: French, International, European

Description

The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?