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Le Pre aux Clercs

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13 Place de la Liberation, 21000, Dijon, France
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose their menu, not cheap at a little over 50 euros, but it has 4 official courses, and in fact one is given so many amuses-gueules that it almost becomes a tasting menu. The cooking is refined and in many ways adventurous, and the cook some distinctive touches: a liking for strong flavours and fresh herbs, including some fresh... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Asked for a vegan full meal last night and was super pleased! Dinner included 2 sets of amuse bouche (eggplant aigre-douce, lemon mushrooms and a melon cold soup then a bigger plate of gazpacho). Appetizer was an amazing carpaccio of super seasoned vegetables with some fruits, flowers and herbs, entree was a plate of seasonal mushrooms with broad beans. Green... More 

Thank xxxlainyxxx
Jean-Pierre B, Propriétaire at Le Pre aux Clercs, responded to this review

Dear client, Thank you very much for your comment. We are very pleased to know you have appreciated your dinner in our restaurant. The chef is very demanding with the taste and flavors of the fruits and vegetables because it is the basis of his cuisine. It is always a challenge for him to prepare a full vegan meal and... More 

Hurst Green, Lancashire
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254 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Took some time to think of how to review this restaurant. It is M Star and not cheap (€300 for four people with one glass of house red and many bottles of water) but the location and service is wonderful. Pluses The table is yours for the evening and the service and attention to detail is wonderful. The location of... More 

Thank Chris G
Jean-Pierre B, Propriétaire at Le Pre aux Clercs, responded to this review

Dear Sir, we thank you for having taking time to comment on our restaurant. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your dinner at our place. We do our best to welcome clients cheerfully so that they could enjoy their time and we think little details in service or food make the difference. However, we are very sorry... More 

Hamilton, Bermuda
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Four of us had lunch here on a beautiful, sunny, warm day. What attracted us to this restaurant was how it stood out from the other restaurants. You could tell it wanted to be the best restaurant on the Place de la Liberation. And it was. They had an a la carte menu and also some fixed price menu choices.... More 

Thank BDAHiFlyer
Jean-Pierre B, Propriétaire at Le Pre aux Clercs, responded to this review

We thank you so much for your comments. It is a pleasure for us to read that you had an "excellent" time in our restaurant. We do our best to make sure that our clients enjoy the table, the food and the wine of course. We are very happy to know you had good memories about your lunch. Thanks again.... More 

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140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We were delighted that this restaurant had a table for us at peak time in the summer without a reservation. The food is classical french and is of the highest standard. Various menus are available and a full a-la-carte. We dined a-la-carte and enjoyed interesting amuse bouches and little extras. We took the waiter's advice for wines to accompany the... More 

Thank Andy_1950
Jean-Pierre B, Propriétaire at Le Pre aux Clercs, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments on our restaurant. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your dinner. We do our best to satisfy our clients and to advise them soundly for the menus as well as for the wines. For the chef, gourmet experience must be a whole thing, it is not only about quality food... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We ordered and enjoyed a superb 5 course menu with good service in a most Beautiful location outside the town hall

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London, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We were 6 and each had the same six course menu. The food, the wines and the service were exceptional and the bill, for a restaurant of this quality very reasonable. The ambiance is appropriate and the situation in the square perfect. I can't wait to return.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My wife and I decided to splash out and go a la carte rather than the taster menu. Whilst the service, ambience, location were all superb we were somewhat let down by the food. My wife's favourite course was the cheese which is a bit disappointing when you are paying around £140 each. She had turbot as a main dish... More 

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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

A sunny but cold spring day, a view of the Palais des Ducs and the clear sky reflecting off the white tablecloths of a Smart restaurant. There is a hushed atmosphere in this restaurant, as if it were a shrine to gastronomy. They get many things right here, but also lose their way. In an ideal world you should read... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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114 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant (set-up and discrete decoration), conveniently located. Service was technically absolutely correct, but missing the genuine human touch. Food - Besides the fact that the cheapest set menu was far from cheap (59 Euro per person) while entirely built around low-cost ingredients, the taste is certainly not creating the desire to come back. However, from the presentation point... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $107
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Place de la Liberation, 21000, Dijon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Burgundy  >  Cote d'Or  >  Dijon
  • Phone Number: 33380380505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?