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Le Clown Gourmand

13 rue de Strasbourg, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saone, France
+33 3 85 93 64 61
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“presentation” (5 reviews)
“dish” (3 reviews)
“dessert” (8 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
13 rue de Strasbourg, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saone, France
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Interior is lovely and we really looked forward to visiting after the positive reviews. However, service wasn't exactly warm and welcoming (although I appreciate my poor and rather basic French wouldn't help no matter how hard I try). I'd have thought I was playing safe...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

This was some of the best food I have ever eaten in my life. I got the 5 course menu and each course was fantastic. The dessert especially wonderful.

Thank Jesse W
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant on a Sunday night. Everything else was closed so we went in. It was the best decision I've ever made. The Prix fixe menu was well priced ranging from €31-46. The house wine was excellent. Each dish was prepared with...More

Thank Bonster1900
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We enjoyed a great meal at this restaurant. The decor is beautiful, food and service are excellent. The presentation of the food is beautiful as is the taste. Every bite was delicious. We had no room for dessert but appreciated the mini desserts that came...More

Thank PandPToronto
Reviewed October 2, 2016

After visiting the market in Chalon-sur-Saone (fantastic market by the way) on a Sunday morning, be sure to get a reservation at Le Clown. It was recommended highly by our host at Chateau Mercurey and he called in the reservation for us. It was our...More

Thank towerpants
Reviewed August 12, 2016

We chose this restaurant because of it's very good recommendations on Trip Advisor and found it to be even better than we expected. We believe it should be rated higher - even No 1 ! :-) Our food was superb and our waiter gave us...More

Thank Cush2013
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

I had a great lunch meal with my family. We chose the lunch menu: starter, main course and dessert coffee (café gourmand) for 20 EUR. Everything tasted good, was prepared with fresh ingredients and was nicely laid on the dish. Kids menu was ok as...More

Thank tristof_Liege
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Three of us had a wonderful lunch. If you look closely almost every dish has a presentation of a face - often a clown's face. Beside the fun presentation, the food was delicious. My wife had foie gras of which I would call her a...More

Thank Gambelguy
Reviewed October 14, 2015

This adorable small restaurant deserves a super high rating. Chef Montgillard is very creative with his dishes! Our waiter, Antonio, waited on us hand and foot. He was as handsome as he was nice and put up with my trying to practice my French. Writing...More

Thank lyn-owl
Reviewed October 1, 2015

4 of us had an excellent dinner at the Clown Gourmand for a reasonable amount given the quality of the food. They menu was flexible and varied and their wine selection was adequate if not enormous. We would all gladly have eaten there again.

Thank SergioGPF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 rue de Strasbourg, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saone, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Saone-et-Loire  >  Chalon-sur-Saone
  • Phone Number: +33 3 85 93 64 61
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