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“If you are in Colmar don't miss La Soi!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant La Soi

Restaurant La Soi
Ranked #2 of 279 Restaurants in Colmar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Frederick, Maryland
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“If you are in Colmar don't miss La Soi!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

See the Rick Steves write up on La Soi and you have to let Gabby and Regis cook for you in their small rustic quaint restaurant in Clomar. The restaurant only seats about 20 so we had a small wait for a table but there is really no extra space to wait inside so we asked Regis to look outside for us as we would be window shopping. The restaurant is on one of the quaintest historic old city center streets in Clomar anyway! Regis doesn't speak much English but is eager to help, he gets his wife, Gabby, to come from behind the counter of the open kitchen to deal with the customers that need translation. I had the special prime rib, not exactly like you get in the US but a big piece of beef without any bone cooked to perfection! Gabby suggested a rose wine which was actually champagne. We were just about one of the last tables set for the evening and closed down the restaurant by buying Regis and Gabby a round of champagne. You could tell it was Regis's favorite as he kept our glasses full all evening and enjoying several himself. We met a couple from New Zealand that jointed us for a group toast with Regis and Gabby who appear to have enjoyed them selves as much as we did! We ended the evening the photos and good byes but will never forget that evening in Colmar with Gabby and Regis. It's experiences like this that make traveling worth while and fun!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Good, generous portions, great prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Food was generally good, just not the wow we had expected after reading reviews ( perhaps the expectations were just too high). Very good service, by two women who also did the cooking just in front of us. Portions huge, unfortunately too large for a second course, and prices reasonable.

Visited April 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Refreshingly unpretentious”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

The dining room is small and rustic. There was a mural of happy pigs on one wall, which gives a clue to the menu. I had the braised pork knuckle, served with sauerkraut, sautéed potatoes and lettuce. The pork was not braised for quite as long as I would have liked and had not achieved perfection, but it was still good. My boyfriend had a Tarte flambée with onion, cream, emmenthal, bacon and mushroom (the "forestiere") and pronounced it very good. We shared a tarte tatin and it was everything it should be with the apple holding its form and proper puff pastry. There was a limited wine menu and we had a local pinot noir (served chilled, as usual in this region). The bill came to just €52. There were only 2 staff, the chef and a server, both of whom were very warm and welcoming. Nice.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Coolangatta, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We ate at La Soi last night after having booked the day before. I had read previous reviews and just happened to see it on our wanderings around Colmar. We reserved the little table at the front window and after some explanations of the menu by the very helpful madame/chef I ordered the duck breast cooked in whiskey and garlic and my friend ordered the entrecote of pork cooked in a mushroom cream sauce. Wow! The meals were very generous serves and were absolutely fantastic! The duck was perfection and there wasn't much left on our plates. At madame's suggestion, we shared a bottle of local Alsace Pinot noir and it was also very good. The little restaurant was packed with locals as well as visitors. Later, we were given a free glass of wine by the gentleman serving all the meals which was very much appreciated as they were very busy. All in all, it was one of the best meals we've had in France. We loved it!

Visited September 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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176 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A lot of excellent food, served with a smile”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

This place is rather small, but the excellent food comes in generous portions, at exactly the right moment, while the owners still find the time to make you feel at home. We sat at the bar (didn't have a reservation) and that's where the action is (it is surprising how much work one person is capable of doing). This restaurant has a high quality/price ratio, certainly worth trying

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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