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“Restaurant with the best atmosphere in the Aude”
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Le Lounge
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 30, 2013

This restaurant is located on Limoux's beautiful "Place de la République". On the inside, the atmosphere, thanks to the beautiful decoration, is on par with the coolest places I've eaten in Paris. The menu is including all local specialties and the food is very good. I've come back a second time and I've not been disappointed. Our waitress, who was also the owner of the place, took very well care of us. She told me that her husband is running the Odalisque, a Gastronomique restaurant, also located in Limoux. Next time I'm in the region, I will give it a shot.

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Thank Nicolas G
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

It's nice position is the best thing about this restaurant which is the same as all the other restaurants in Limoux square. There is not a lot to chose between them!

Thank Bessiegal
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

went to Le Lounge for Sunday lunch where we greeted by very friendly and helpful waitress, menu had plenty of choice without being to big, I had a beautiful piece of filllet steak, cooked rare as requested, served with perfectly made pomme dauphine, my companion had a burger maison, which was home made and seasoned perfectly, Again the wine list is not over large but full of local wines at reasonable price. Will definately be going back to Le Lounge.

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Thank ootimoo
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Le Lounge is brilliant (although the service could be a bit more cheerful, to be honest).
The menu is varied and very good quality - as well as being good value for money. The only slightly disappointing dish has been the burger (go next door to La Tantina for a burger!), but everything else is superb, especially the salads, the foie gas, the beef - well, everything, really!!
Probably best to reserve a table at both lunch and dinner (opens at 7.30pm for dinner).
Chapeau!

Thank queribus
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

The Lounge got taken over earlier this year by the owners of the Odalisque, which recently won a Michelin award. It's centrally placed in the main square of Limoux, with a lot of seating outside and perhaps 10 tables inside. We visited several times at Easter and during summer, and tried almost all of the menu. During that time, the quality of the food and particularly the speed and accuracy of service has improved dramatically, and it is certainly now my favorite place for a meal for a couple or with friends, and other restaurants are having to up their game.

However, other places on the square are better for children, and you should note they do not start serving (even drinks) till 19:30.

The deal with Le Longe are its menus, which are either two or three courses, with supplements for some of the more expensive items. The menu is cheaper at lunchtime than in the evening. You can order local wine by the pitcher, which and it makes for a very reasonably priced quality meal, usually around EUR30 a head in the evening.

For starters, they have a charcuterie or seafood salad, a selection of oysters, carpacio of salmon, a terrine and a couple of foie gras dishes. All of these were very tasty, but the foie gras with brioche was partcularly fantastic. All of the dishes were well sized without being over the top.

The main courses is where this restaurant really shines, as you'd expect they do a confit de canard and a magret de canard dish. The confit de canard is "fait maison" (i.e. not out of a can) and is the best I've ever had and distinctly different to other places, with a rich earthiness. The magret which came with honey and spices, served with mash - not just potatoe, perhaps sweet potatoe - and a very rich sauce. The steak is amazing too, as is the cod provencal style and the trout. The only two dishes which we've had were not totally fantastic, were the Lounge burger, which was OK but not as nice as La Tantina next door, and the bull steak which was a little too similar to steak for me.

Desserts are perhaps the weakness here. From memory, you can have ice cream, profiteroles (which are huge), strawberries with olves which sounds odd but is really tasty, or local cheeses which are delicious. However, they could improve by adding on another couple of local dishes.

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Thank HegsUK
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