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Bougainville Le

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26 rue Saint Etienne, 89450 Vezelay, France
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Avallon, France
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

A small restaurant off the steeply sloping road to the magnificent basilica, we dropped in for lunch a couple of days ago, having been recommended to eat there by a friend. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the taste and presentation of the faites à maison dishes excellent and the prices very reasonable for the menu plus accompanying wines.

Thank Anne-Marie J
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We followed our dinner at Du Pot (delightful experience) with a dinner at Bougainville. We arrived on time and were seated promptly. We speak baby French..not always the correct grammar. We got so much love everywhere but not here. The wine was delayed, entrees were too. Once they arrived, the food tasted good....though not extraordinary. We had the goat cheese... More 

Thank BlueSky411
Portland, Oregon
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

What a great restaurant! We sat on the street leasing up the Basilica on a lovely August evening and enjoyed three outstanding courses beautifully presented with friendly, efficient service. Every item of every course was delicious and thoughtfully presented. Not budget dining but worth it in this beautiful location.

Thank Michael K
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

I had a very good dinner at this restaurant towards the bottom of the hill to the Basilica. The servers were extremely kind and attentive, and the food excellent.

Thank Glossomathitria
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Here for lunch and chose the local fish. Wonderful service and delicious meal and espresso with cookies. Charming owners. I will return.

Thank Natasha K
Los Gatos, CA
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Our b&b host, who's a stickler for housemade whenever possible, advised this restaurant during our visit to Vezelay. As others have noted, the atmosphere is warm and convivial and the menu full of delicious Burgundian dishes. We had a lovely beef stew and very light gingerbread ("pain d'épices") with homemade ice cream for dessert. Highly recommend!

Thank Calgirl3
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

It said full but they squeezed us in and we are glad they did! Super menu and staff really helpful. They recommended a great local red wine. Food was lovely and presented really well - we had black pudding and snails (not together) Main was pork cheeks and beef - delicious!!!! I chose badly for pudding with lavender creme brûlée... More 

Thank Emily C
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

Very nice French atmosphere / educated staff - well informed and very polite / nice presented food / good choice of food / sometimes hard to understand the menus (no translation) / good portions / meat quality could be better (bavette de boeuf)... / fish was just great / wonderful cheese platters / good desserts / romantic

Thank barbarahauert88
Ascot, England
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had Sunday lunch which was excellent. The restaurant was well organised with plenty of space between tables and the service was prompt but unhurried.

Thank MB37
Knowle, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

We made a welcome return to this excellent restaurant on holiday this year. We love this place. The main room of the restaurant is simply decorated with terra cotta floor and white walls, with well-spaced tables. Each table has a vase of fresh flowers that make a lovely display. There are a few tables out on the street if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 rue Saint Etienne, 89450 Vezelay, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Yonne  >  Vezelay
  • Phone Number: 0386332757

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