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“wonderful food”
Review of Croc-Loup - CLOSED

Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $39
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Rue Sainte-Catherine
Reviewed September 1, 2012

My boyfriend and I went to Le Croc Loup back in June after seeing the reviews on this website and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing and there was so much of it. We were there for hours leisurely eating our way through all the courses of pasta, fish, meat, cheese and dessert.
The only issue we had was the air conditioning had broken and it was a very warm evening so it got a little uncomfortable after a while.
Overall a wonderful experience of french cooking and would definitely go back if we find ourselves in bordeaux in the future.

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1  Thank svh77
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Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Based on TA recommendations, I book a table at lunchtime several weeks ahead of time. At first I thought it was an unnecessary step since the small restaurant was almost empty at 12:30. However, it soon reached capacity. There was an eclectic crowd, but it would seem, all locals. Language was a bit of a challenge, making me regret not working harder learning French, but since the menus are available online, I had already studied and translated the offerings, so we were each able to order comfortably.
The quality of the food was undeniable. The dishes were imaginative and beautifully plated, not to mention truly delicious!
The fixed-price three course lunch was also an incredible value - especially considering I could easily see other restaurants charging an equal amount for the entrees alone!
There were three of us at lunch, so we were able to sample almost every offering - without a hint of disappointment from anyone.

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1  Thank jimistik
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

We originally found this hidden gem online while still stateside & made our reservations through google translator. There are only about ten tables and menu is in French, so this is not your place if you are looking for an "Americanized" French experience. The decor is eclectic mix of nicknacks and local flare, giving the feeling of being in someone's home.
We chose a carafe of local wine having read this was the way to taste great wines the owners usually chose as their own 'house wines.' More importantly THE FOOD...and I am emphasizing THE FOOD. It IS THAT GOOD! We were respectful enough to know some primary French menu terms (duck, lamb, fish, chicken) and embarrassingly hid our small menu picture/French phrase guide from the waitress until we had enough sips of wine to not care. We had read in other reviews to go with the price fixed options, which we would never have been inclined to do and DIDN'T REGRET IT. Duck breast with berry sauce, chicken stuffed with foie gras, desserts out of a fairy tale. The waitress was very good and was the server, busser & bartender all in one, yet it was so quiet and the energy was so relaxed, you barely noticed. She was very nice and patient with our ordering attempts, I think she could see our excitement and eagerness to try whatever we were brought, as they take great pride in their food. The owner was in the kitchen cooking and I even had the chance of stepping in to meet him, of which I was surprised and hesitant when asked, knowing this isn't the norm for the very private French. In our entire trip to France we ate at a couple of MIchelin restaurants and even a castle and this was our FAVORITE!

1  Thank else r
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

The Croc Loup is definitely worth a visit if you are in Bordeaux, while we didn't book I suggest you do given there are not many tables inside. I suggest getting the set menu of two courses so you can taste multiple options and include the cheese and dessert, be prepared though to be there for a couple of hours. The wine is also very reasonably priced. Our favourites were the Scallops and also the Gorgonzola among the cheeses.

Thank Scott22-10
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Croc Loup was a fantastic foodie experience. We booked beforehand and had a nice table across from the window. The window seat is the best in the restaurant. They start you off with an amuse bouche which in our case was a tomato foam with caviare. What flavour. The dining room did get very hot during the meal so I just got up and opened the door. The girl who was serving went and propped it open properly. The food is amazingly good but if you have a small appetite pace yourself. The food portions are large. I found the dessert a bit sweet but my husband liked it. The service is not fast, but you aren't there to bolt your food. Enjoy it with patience.

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Thank Marianna M
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