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“Perfect Bistro” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistrot du Grand Louis

Bistrot du Grand Louis
44, Avenue de Saint Medard, 33700 Merignac, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 47 28 65
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Ranked #8 of 97 Restaurants in Merignac
Price range: $11 - $49
Cuisines: French, Brasserie, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Gourmet restaurant of meat and grills, fish and seafood in Merignac, close to Bordeaux, in theGironde. This restaurant proposes traditional and authentic food based on fresh produces. Come to taste specialities of the Southwest of France within a sophisticated and smart surroundings. Ideal for the business lunches as for romantic dinners. Reception of groups and reservation online possible. Discover the dishes, the menus and the wine list on the website
Bordeaux
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Bistro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We eat at this restaurant about once a month and are never dissapointed; excellent friendly staff; service just right and consistently good food.Well worth a visit!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Louis G, Propriétaire at Bistrot du Grand Louis, responded to this review, October 6, 2014
Hello,

Thank you so much for your comment. Hope that you are still loving our cuisine and we wish to see you soon.

Best regards.
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English first
Tabanac, Aquitaine, France
Top Contributor
270 reviews 270 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 121 cities Reviews in 121 cities
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
“Old style French Bistro”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

An old style Bistro of a style which is fast disappearing in France. Over 200,000 30 years ago, and now only about 40,000.
Current economic conditions (and government attitude to small business) will mean these numbers will decline even further over the next 3-4 years.
Elegant interior (if tables are a bit close) but large traditional menu and good wine selection.
My stuffed piquillos entree and veal liver were good and my colleague said his oysters and duck were fine, so menu is not challenging from a "haut cuisine" perspective, but everything was fresh and cooked the way it should be.
Service started off well but faltered a bit as it got busier over the lunch period.
Parking is on the street around a busy corner, so not very convenient.
Worthwhile considering a visit if you are in the area (not too far from the airport) but not different enough to warrant a special visit, and there are better Bistro/Brasserie examples in and around Bordeaux city.

Visited June 2013
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Louis G, Propriétaire at Bistrot du Grand Louis, responded to this review, September 30, 2014
Good morning,

Thanks for your comment. We appreciate your attention. Hope to see you soon. Best regards.
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Bordeaux, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Very rude”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Restaurant looks nice but the staff is just very very rude, it spoiled our lunch completely. Walking in on the right hand-side you can see the kitchen and the grill, it looked interesting but in the end overall experience was very average.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Louis G, Propriétaire at Bistrot du Grand Louis, responded to this review, September 29, 2014
Thanks for your comment and we would like to say you that we take your feedback with a particular attention.
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Bordeaux, France
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
“SUperb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Superb restaurant, great food, great atmosphere.
Went there for lunch: PARFAIT !!!
they have every day specials where the Chef suggest some nice meat, fish.
Good wine list and good value

Visited December 2012
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Louis G, Propriétaire at Bistrot du Grand Louis, responded to this review, September 29, 2014
Thank you so much for your comment. Hope to see you again. Best regards.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Fab' food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

Loved everything, the wine list, the 'formule midi' options, the desserts...will be back!

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Louis G, Propriétaire at Bistrot du Grand Louis, responded to this review, September 29, 2014
Thank you so much for your comment. Hope that we already saw you back. Best regards.
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