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“Rustic and very quirky” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant L'Estaminet

Restaurant L'Estaminet
56, Rue Charles Silvestri, 94300 Vincennes, France
0148085213
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Ranked #8 of 93 Restaurants in Vincennes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Rustic and very quirky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Jean Olivier welcomed us à bras ouverts considering we had not booked a table. The decor was rustic, the fire alight waiting for some lovely duck and beef to be cooked, and the meal simple but nice. All vegetables however were undercooked for my taste! Jean Olivier had a watchful eye over all his customers and was very engaging, but also quite loud. He did say that he appreciated nice comments on Trip Advisor! But that was part of his warm personality, and if you are in for a quiet evening, you are in the wrong place. If you want atmosphere, quirkyness as well as good food and don't mind smoke, noise and an over the top patron, this could be for you!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 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
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Quirky old fashioned and fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were recommended the restaurant by our accommodation too and we weren't disappointed. It was a very quiet night due to the Mayor elections but our host made us very welcome and kept us entertained. Our steaks were cooked on the open wood fire and were delicious, my sister even got involved with the cooking. We tried the snails, the mussels and the pork pate plus puddings and wine. I couldn't fault any of it and will definitely be returning on my next trip to Paris. This little hidden gem is worth the journey even if you aren't staying locally.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barrington, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was enchanting. Everything about it exuded the personality of owner/chef Jean Olivier. Food was great but the ambiance was even better. Make it a point to stop at this restaurant during your stay in Vincennes.

  • Visited March 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food speaks for itself”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Am a huge believer of good food and travel as much as I can looking for that restaurant that will blow my mind off. Yes yes and yes, finally found one. The food was just amazing and the customer service? WOW.

A big thanks to the crew and management of Estaminet for such an amazing experience. Wishing you all the best and see you next time am in Paris

  • Visited January 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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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awesome!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

this is a splendid old fashioned french restaurant, i have heard stories about this place, and on my last visit to Paris, i went to this restaurant with a friend of mine and i was totally amassed.
the interior, the style and the food, every thing was perfect, ooo the food was really good, just like i have imagined a classic french restaurant should be... can't wait to go back there and eat :D

  • 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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