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Au pourquoi pas

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$$ - $$$
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13, rue Monge, Dijon, France
+33 3 80 50 11 77
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
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Tue - Sat 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We are in Dijon for 2 nights and stumbled upon this restaurant through tripadvisor. This was, hands down, one of the best dinning experiences we have had, worldwide, in comparison to Michelin star and otherwise. The ambiance and atmosphere of the restaurant were exactly what we had hoped for -- intimate, authentic, charming and warm. The food was innovative and... More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We visited Dijon for New Year's Eve. I'd been having a really bad trip, but that night everything changed. For the very first bite my semblance changed! It was delicious from beginning to end. We had the New Year's Eve menú. It consisted in 5 courses. But was the 3rd course I will never forget. It was the most exquisite... More 

1 Thank Paloma A
Encinitas, California
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204 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

A friend of a friend who had been to Dijon previously highly recommended this restaurant so we made reservations (which are difficult to get) a few weeks before our trip. We were not sorry. We had a fantastic meal. My escargot and ham and parsley pieces in a puff pastry was amazing, and my wife`s salad with cheese was very... More 

Thank Ellis K
Neutral Bay, Australia
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346 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015

Translated to English means Why Not? Well hard to put my finger on it but there are several reasons why not! Advised by the restaurant to book at least two weeks in advance for a Friday night dinner and a month in advance for a Saturday night….and in truth it’s hard to see why. To be fair the service was... More 

1 Thank David R
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Ate here for dinner. Took the 3 cours menu with cheese platter for 28€. The goat cheese salad was excellent. The entrees and desserts were really good with good combination of flavours. The main dishes were ok. It was good and tasty and simple. The service was good. Recommend to reserve a table

2 Thank Vanessa R
Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2014

It was very helpful that we read the tripadvisor comments concerning this restaurant beforehand.We tried to book a month in advance and found only one night that wasn't booked out. The meals were of a top quality that one could expect of a restaurant with this reputation and the service friendly

1 Thank Charles D
St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014

Long time since visit so short on details. Would definitely recommend. Very friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The service is attentive and prompt, food is very good quality, with very good precision in the preparation and presentation. For the price I have absolutely never had better. Disagree with comparisons to top-level restaurants, but then, they do not try to be a "Michelin... More 

1 Thank curreybn
Surrey, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

We followed previous reviewers advice and booked a couple of weeks ahead to be sure of a table on a Saturday lunch time, which is now the only day they are open for lunch. They were fully booked when we got there. We received a relaxed and friendly welcome from the chef's wife and service was excellent throughout. The food... More 

1 Thank André l'Anglais
Lyon, France
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

We were really thrilled with the meal we had at Au Pourqoui Pas - Dijon is known for its service being closer to Parisian standards (not always very polite), but this restaurant has great service and friendly staff. The wine selection was very good (and reasonably priced - 28 to 50 euros for a good bottle), and the food was... More 

4 Thank SarahParis
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

By far the best meal we have eaten in France, including several Michelin rated Paris restaurants that we dined in , was in this unrated by Michelin restaurant which is quite up to 4 stars at a 2 star menu price. Our 3 course dinner formule/25-28E, one setting, in this small, 12 table restaurant, rez required, was a sheer delight-presentation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $51
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13, rue Monge, Dijon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Cote d'Or  >  Dijon
  • Phone Number: +33 3 80 50 11 77

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  • Is there a dress code?
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