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La Fourchette

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9 rue Malebranche, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 6 11 78 16 98
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Wed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was amazing! We just had a simple steak, potato terrine and salad - but it was so flavorsome and mouthwateringly delicious!! Neither my sister or I can speak any french aside from the simple pleasantries, but the host was so accommodating and helpful and really made us feel welcome. I couldn't recommend this place more highly!

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Thank Sinden N
Lima, Peru
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

We spent an evening in Amboise and were recommended this restaurant. We arrived to find a small (eight tables) delightful restaurant.It felt like being in someone's home. The menu is small, two starters, two main courses and two desserts. The food and service were fantastic. Starter was scallops on lentils and main course was cod prepared in coconut milk with... More 

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Paris, France
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

Good food: simple but with a lot of attention to details. Although the choice is limited between 2 entrees, 2 main dishes and 2 desserts, the dishes are prepared with care and indeed very tasty. Good service: welcoming, friendly, good timing, beautiful flowers, making you feel totally at home. I admit this restaurant may not be in the same league... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This mother-daughter team serves simple home style food that is cooked to perfection!! The Coquilles St Jacques (scallops) and rouget (fish) were delicious. The wine recommended by Christine was lovely and really went well with our meal! This is just a tiny restaurant (8 tables) so booking is recommended!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy here--just a small and simple restaurant, tucked in an alley of Amboise. Having seen the reviews, we asked our hosts at our B&B to make a reservation--they seemed a bit surprised we knew of the place. It is tiny, with perhaps 8 tables squeezed under the beams. The two women who run the restaurant work hard (I had... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

My family and I visited the Chateau de Chenonceaux, and spent 2 nights in the sleepy commune of Chenonceaux. It was soon apparent to us that there was nothing to do in the commune (not even a town), and we had already had dinner at our Chenonceaux hotel on our first night, we learned that the closest proper town was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Nine years ago on my first trip to Paris I ate the most incredible Pommes Dauphinoises I had ever tasted in my life. Ever since, until I stepped into this little gem, I had been on a quest to repeat that experience. When I tasted the potatoes here - they literally brought tears to my eyes. That's how incredible they... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Restaurant is owned and operated by two very talented women. Menu is limited but expertly prepared. Best confit ever and best fois gras I eat on this trip. Best to secure reservations prior to visit. Have your hotel call for you.

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Thank MJRB1990
Norfolk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This restaurant offers a limited but interesting menu of great Loire valley cuisine. Completely unpretentious, and offering good value, its advisable to book in busy periods.

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

They brought us a little mushroom soup that was the best I've ever had... Dinner was very good too!! Don't go if you didn't make reservations as it is very small and don't expect fancy just wonderful!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $27
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 rue Malebranche, 37400, Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: +33 6 11 78 16 98
Description
Tel: 00 33 6 11 78 16 98
Opened three months ago

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