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Le Bressan

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34 rue de la Republique, 01000, Bourg-en-Bresse, France
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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440 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We stopped for lunch at this small restaurant and we really had very high expectations. The restaurant is a bit dark and the tables are small. The food is OK, in good-sized portions, but the taste and the quality, especially of the Bresse Poulet, did not impress us too much. Service is a bit too sharp and unfriendly, too.

Thank Zia_Angelina
Westfield, Massachusetts
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668 reviews
572 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

It is a small, agreeable local restaurant. Foie gras and chicken liver starters quite good. My wife found the frog legs decently prepared. Still trying to find the iconic Bresse chicken and cream sauce, I gave it a try; adequate but nothing special. We both thought, however, the Dauphinais Potatoes were magnificent. Full from too many days of full blown... More 

1 Thank ulysses4
Geneva, Switzerland
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

There is not much on offer in Bourg-en-Bresse but I think we chose poorly. The outside is a welcoming front full of character. Plenty of choice on the menus. There were some locals in but mainly foreign tourists like us. We went for a pretty standard "escargots & entrecote" menu which was fine but risk free. Perhaps it was the... More 

Thank Brian1106
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We enjoyed our meal at this traditional restaurant. The chicken was very good and a local speciality. A very pleasant meal, welcoming atmosphere and plenty of choice on the menu. It is very popular so I imagine you would need to book ahead (as we did). Certainly worth a visit.

Thank OubasLass
Uppsala, Sweden
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a 'fish' and the lamb cotlettes. Not to be recommended. Perhaps a bad day for the chef? Anyhow the potatoe gratin was excellent.

Thank burt64
Reykjavik, Iceland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Le Bressan is a small restaurant with a very nice atmosphere. The food was delicious and the service good. This place is also "very French", hence a good place for someone who wants to experience a French cuisine. Overall, a pleasant experience which I highly recommend.

Thank Kjartan M
blue ridge mountains
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We had a very pleasant dinner here on a Sunday night. It quickly filled up, so we were happy that we’d made reservations well in advance. They kindly offered aperitifs of blanc de blanc & griotte (or other flavors) at a very affordable price, so we enjoyed them. We really enjoyed their 4-course menu of foie gras de volaille, poulet... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

A small, family run restaurant the specialising on local dishes, with great ambiance. The ingredients were very good, the food was very good and the service was warm and friendly.

1 Thank barry s
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at 7:30 on a random walk by..it quickly filled up with locals. The starter was superb. Campagnard is a wonderful buffet style range of hors d'oeuvres. Fantastic balance of textures and flavours. Main was disappointing for me..I had the chicken..it was tough as hell..Ifor you found this chicken in a prison yard he'd be top cock for sure.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The town is famous for its chicken so when you are here you feel you have to try it. So to Le Bressan we went hoping for the best. We had a good evening, the staff were friendly, the ambiance was pleasant, it was busy and so all seemed good. I had the Poulet Bresse Roti and my other half... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 rue de la Republique, 01000, Bourg-en-Bresse, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Ain  >  Bourg-en-Bresse
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?