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L'etranger

ul. Tsar Simeon 78, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
0887523376
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Ranked #19 of 465 restaurants in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $39
Cuisines: European, French, International
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Spanish first
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English first
North Molton
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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cairo
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Gr8 atmosphere, helpful cheerful staff, extremely delicious food, special menu selections. Very convenient for special occasions.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

If you are looking for new dishes and a "different" tast, go to l'étranger. Sure, it is quite pricy for Sofia, but definitely worth it. They also offer good Frensh wines. The services could be better, though.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Great food! Last time we went I ordered the meal of the day and it proved extremely good. Recommended for its beef meat selection. The interior is nice. Great location. Bear in mind that the place is quite small though.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Everything is very, very delicious, beautiful and feels like you visit an old friend for dinner. Try the duck with honey sauce!

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San Jose, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I was very skeptical of a French restaurant in Sofia but this was a very pleasant surprise. The food was great and hostess was a pleasure to talk to. It's hard to find a restaurant in Sofia that delivers consistent results for many years - restaurants seemingly change every couple of years. This is my new away-from-home French restaurant when... More

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Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Despite only having been here twice, I allow myself to place L'Etranger on the top of my list of restaurants to visit in Sofia. The place itself is cozy and nice furnitured, with small hints of decoration that can bring you to a street café in Paris. The owner and cook is French, staying downstairs in the kitchen, while his... More

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Sofia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The French food offer in Bulgaria is limited to say the least. ;-) I remember how happy I was when I went for this restaurant for the first time! I went many times since then with my family, friends, foreigners visiting Sofia. Always welcomed, always feeling at home, always happy and satisfied with the moment. The menu is changing all... More

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Cherven, Bulgaria
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Lovely little restaurant,Very friendly and helpful with us making a very good decision on the food and wine, one veggie and one meat eater. Food was all lovely, and we left very satisfied. Will definitely go back next time in Sofia. No hesitation recommending L'Etranger

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