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L'etranger

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$$$
French, International, European
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ul. Tsar Simeon 78, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
0887523376
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Delicious!!!

This french restaurant is my favourite i. I love their duck dishes, their salads and the service. The atmosphere in the restaurant is very relaxed and you can spend a wonderful dinner there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Nevin H
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
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English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This french restaurant is my favourite i. I love their duck dishes, their salads and the service. The atmosphere in the restaurant is very relaxed and you can spend a wonderful dinner there.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the few places to enjoy french taste in Sofia. Perhaps the best french restaurant in the city.

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Sliven, Bulgaria
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

good selection of classics dishes, amazing "lapin a la moutarde". Wine list on the light side. Overall pleasant experience

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Visited several times over the years and always delivers. Last night had goats cheese salad followed by first class steak au poivre. My wife had the prawns in a ginger and lime sauce which were great. The Domaine St Estephe wine is well worth the money. A little gem!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

nice place in the city center with pleasant owner or waitress, doesn't matter. she is pleasant bla bla bla

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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were actually heading towards another restaurant. We were already enjoying our walk in this picturesque part of Sofia, when our eyes happened to glance through the interior of this elegant and welcoming French bistrot. We did not intend to eat French (my husband is French), but Bulgarian. Yet, this place was so attractive that we couldn't resist. We were... More 

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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very tasteful interior and ambience. Freindly service. Little limited on the veggie options, so beautiful fish on the menu and the Duck I had was divine along with my brothers steak. Classic French arrogance regarding the calibre of the food, but what else would you expect from the French. Menu is only in French and Bulgarian, but that should in... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Cozy place with about 10 tables (there's another dining area downstairs that was not in use). Tried the snails to start off with and was not disappointed. Wine list is good and the service was discrete and attentive. Look forward to returning again.

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North Molton
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had a rabbit dish in a beautiful sauce. Excellent ! Wine, service and food were all very good. A fairly small restaurant in the centre of Sofia. Very French atmosphere.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

One of the most romantic restaurants in Sofia. It's located in quite street in the city centre. There's not a huge choice for vegetarians, but everybody could find something new and delicious to try. The deserts are also gorgeous.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ul. Tsar Simeon 78, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: 0887523376

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 39
  • Cuisine: French, International, European

Description

The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001

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