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Bougainville Le

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26 Rue St Etienne, 89450 Vezelay, France
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Fibonacci1066
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been there several times and each time the food was marvelous and price/quality is difficult to beat. Typical Burgundy specialties as 'escargots' and 'oeuf en meurette' are being prepared in a very professional way. The service is perfect as usual... We look always forward to come to dinner to this place.

Thank ives v
Marina del Rey, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

we were delighted by the quality of the food. enjoyed the presentation and the tastes of the courses from start to finish. great "escargots", awesome "sandre" and wonderful deserts

Thank travelling_thoms
Barrington, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We only wish the restaurant would have been open late enough for us to have dinner. The lunch we enjoyed was more than wonderful. My wife's fish was delicate and the butter sauce to die for. I had another fish dish which was a local preparation - ground or chopped fish shaped into a log with another wonderful sauce. Service... More 

Thank Alan B

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
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 St Etienne, 89450 Vezelay, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Burgundy  >  Yonne  >  Vezelay
  • Phone Number: 0386332757

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