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“Step Back in Time & No Rushing Allowed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Bretagne

La Bretagne
2010 W Main St, Stamford, CT 06902
203-324-9539
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Ranked #21 of 403 Restaurants in Stamford
Price range: $0 - $75
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Darien, Connecticut
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Step Back in Time & No Rushing Allowed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

There is nothing hip or in about La Bretagne, but if
you relish old world service, Good basic French food,
having the peace and time to converse with friends, this is your place.
I often feel as if I've stepped into a movie while here.
The clientele is generally older and most probably wiser and remember
how restaurants were in the 1970's & 1980's.
Think small local, neighborhood restaurant in France with 1970 decor .
You'll love it!!!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
new york city, new york
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“nice restaurant, mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

For me, La Bretagne has the trappings of a fine French restaurant. It is dignified, the space is nice (thought it is rather noisy), and the service is attentive and elegant (such as the carving of a duck with orange sauce). However, at least for the one meal that we had there, the food was mediocre from start to finish, to wit: the bread, the butter, mushroom soup, scallops with Brittany lobster sauce, duck with orange sauce, and pecan pie. The best part of the meal was the bowl of wrapped candies on the way out.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stamford, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“I really want to love this place, but.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Food is authentic, It is a high quality...but the place looks a little shabby. definitely needs an update. It is full of local regulars the food is really good but the ambiance is that of a stuffy 1950's cliche' french restaurant. Waitstaff looks like they are waiting to collect social security and they are just about that fast. Also if you are a wine afficianado pay attention. we ordered a 2006 Bordeaux they brought us a 2008 vintage same name. I asked "this is a different year" they told me that it was just as good, the menu hadn't been updated. I asked for a price adjustment. They said no price adjust "do you want it or not?". I of course took it . The wine was fine just thought they could have given me a break on price.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Still one of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

My French born wife commented that her dinner was like one you would get in France. Never heard her say that before.

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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265 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
“Old France comes to Old Greenwich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

On US 1 at the start of Stamford this La Bretangne has been here for ever as have its owner, a delightful french family.
Food and menu are traditional
Regulars have been going here forever for well preppared and served food, good service and no glitz.

Visited September 2012
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