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“ok food but smoky and tight” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Tarascon

El Tarascon
Clemens-August-Strasse 2-4, 53115 Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
0228 / 65 87 27
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Ranked #12 of 534 Restaurants in Bonn
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Bonn, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“ok food but smoky and tight”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

We went there with a party of four on a Friday night with reservation. The food was ok but with the waitresses behaving more like wardens (do not expect smiles), the air being very smoky and the room located in the basement and totally cramped with tables the whole atmosphere was tight and unfriendly. I don't quite understand the fuss that is being made about this place. If you are a beef-loving local, getting some entrecote from a good butcher, e.g. the one in Kaufhof food department, and doing your own grilling seems to be a better choice.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent meats, no-nonsense approach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

There's a reason you can't get into this place without a reservation until it's quite late. Steaks were excellent, the service was very efficient, and the decor is interesting in an understated way without the stuffiness which so often accompanies steak houses. Got drinks on the house after the dinner :) It may not look that great from the outside, but remember you're here for meats and not for the fancy stuff - proceed down. Beef comes in four cuts - tenderloin, rump, strip, and entrecote, each in various sizes to fit your appetite, and you can see them being grilled. My entrecote was perfectly marbled, and others in my party reported great tenderloins. Beer choices are somewhat limited (although that's anyway not what you should go for at a place like this ;)) And - we're still getting used to Bonn prices - but at ~20 Euros pp for meats it looks like a great deal to me.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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