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“good address in Nantes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Reine Margot

La Reine Margot
8 rue Juiverie, 44000 Nantes, France
+33 2 40 47 43 85
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Ranked #135 of 777 Restaurants in Nantes
Price range: $12 - $37
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situe dans le quartier historique de Nantes, le restaurant La Reine Margot vous propose une cuisine raffinee elaboree avec des produits frais. N'attendez-plus et reservez des a present votre table depuis notre site internet: la-reine-margot
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“good address in Nantes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

exactly the place where you want to eat after a day off strolling in Nantes; friendly staff, nice food, perfect atmosphere..

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Recommended to tourists seeking French cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

For one, it says on the website that the waiters speak English and Spanish. Of course, this place caters well to locals too, but what struck me was how the menu was had that touch of je ne sais quoi, with almost every dish rivalling to be chosen. We just wanted to try everything.

My partner and I both took the menu formule, our modus operandi for tasting 6 different dishes without breaking the bank. He chose a very interesting entree of cheese wrapped in (I think it was) filo pastry, then drizzled with caramel sauce and served with salad. Don't balk at this description until you've tasted this marriage of sweet and savoury. I chose escargots in butter and herbs, dressed with a lovely nut crumble to add another texture.

I had steak tartare as a main course, and for the first time trying this dish, I was quite impressed. The portion was generous, to say the least. Of course, 200g (7oz) of raw beef is almost impossible to get through, and just in case you're still hungry, it comes with what the restaurant calls chips, but it's lovely rustic thick-cut potatoes. *TIP* If you choose this dish, it goes down easier with lemon juice and tabasco sauce, just ask the waiter. My partner chose a fish dish, which was nice, but not as cool as mine.

For dessert, he had two scoops of caramel ice cream with Baileys, and I choose the lime sorbet with vodka. The alcohol wasn't diluted, and it packed a nice punch.

Food aside, the ambience was a cross between romantic and eclectic. There were pillar candles that illuminated the dining area beautifully, a couple of fireplaces with interesting trinkets on the mantelpiece, and these two rather scary-looking rocking horses fixed up on the wall. There were archways, which made the space look much more divided and private for each dining group.

The service was prompt, considering how busy the place was, and somewhat understaffed. Our multi-tasking waiter was unbelievably polite and well-humoured, full of recommendations and would check to ensure all was going well. Upon my partner's enquiry, he happily shared a little of the building history with us.

It's a little gem easy to overlook in a dining district, but we had no regrets stopping by.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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