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“Good Overall” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Au bouchon lyonnais

Au bouchon lyonnais
25, rue des violettes, 41000 Blois, France
+33 (0)2 54 74 12 87
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Ranked #29 of 132 Restaurants in Blois
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Orange County, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Good Overall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We enjoyed the restaurant overall. We made reservations and were seated at a nice table by the window. The restaurant was almost full on a Wednesday evening at 8:15 p.m. We ordered the prix fixe 22 euro menu. For starters, I had the oeufs meurette, which were delicious and the potage des legumes my husband ordered was good. For the main course my husband had the pièce de boeuf and I paid the extra 3.50 euro for the duck leg confit. The beef was good, but the duck was very disappointing, really salty and dry. Parts of it were like jerky. My husband, who speaks French as his native language, explained that there was a problem with the duck, but the waitress said it was supposed to be like that. Oh well, c'est la vie. Not every meal can be exceptional in France. We had the assiette de fromage for dessert and the profiteroles and both were good. In my opinion, the restaurant should have removed the extra 3.50 euro from the bill for the duck, but they didn't so I would say try this place, but not the duck.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Durham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“a hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We visited with family from Canada who we met in Blois , my cousin is gluten free and they did her a lovely fillet of fish in a delicious simple sauce(gluten free in France we found to be a nightmare)We went from the menu of the day with a glass of wine it was fantastic value. the food was excellent and well presented. the atmosphere was very rustique .I thoroughly recommend this restaurant. it was also very busy with lots of locals always a good sign

Visited September 2012
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Fareham, Hampshire
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39 restaurant reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Traditional French dishes served with a smile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Look up to find the Bouchon Lyonnais as it nestles beneath the walls of historic Blois. It's good to find a restaurant selling specialities from the Rhone valley in this region. The Patron runs this excellent establishment and trains his staff well. Decent prices attract plenty of locals- not just tourists.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Holmdel, New Jersey
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Another Great Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This was another great restaurant; very French (not touristy, as all the locals were there). Food was excellent, and another one of those evenings you like to remember after your vacation is over.

Visited July 2012
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London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Staid French fare in central Blois”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Well appointed restaurant with food well presented. The food, however, lacked some flair. Vegetable soup was a little dull, steak just a little tough, scallops well cooked, cheese plate good selection, but too cool. Coffee comes with a little chocolate mousse. They mixed a good Americano cocktail. We did not try the wines.

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