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“For the oysters lovers”
Review of La Boite a Huitres

La Boite a Huitres
Ranked #89 of 2,509 Restaurants in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

A nice casual place with inside and al fresco tables in a quiet street to enjoy oysters with wine. The menu is in French and the attendants speak little English. The selection of oysters are available on photos in the menu and for other food orders, we just look at what other tables ordered. We had the degustation oyster plate comprising 14 oysters if 4 varieties. We also ordered sausage made with oysters and meat- quite nice! I do recommend this place if you like oysters. Very relaxing environment.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

The oysters are fresh as ever. This time in August, they had only 3 kinds while last time I was here in last October, they had 6. What they carried were the best available at the time. The wine list was simple but good. They had three nice white wines that went very well with the oysters - a simple Bordeaux Blanc, a French sauvignon blanc and a Sancerre (also s.blanc). The staff was knowledgeable and helpful. It's great to sit in the street terrace in a breezy evening watching life while enjoying great oysters.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

When we walked in, they asked us, "You like the oysters?" Yes. And you'd better, because that is all they serve. There are a few starters that aren't, like foie gras, but the main menu is multiple types of oysters.Tell the the size you want and how salty you want them, and they'll point you in the right direction; or try the mixed plate, which is a good buy. Prices were good and the oysters were absolutely fantastic. Service was so-so, but it was very busy both times we went (we live in Germany, where there is no shellfish to be had, so we went here twice in two days). Lots of bread served with the oysters and the mousse au chocolate that capped the meal was also good. But if you don't like oysters, and raw ones at that, this is not the restaurant for you. If you do - it is a must-eat-here due to the selection.

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Oysters or huitres as they say in Bordeaux. PLENTY OF THEM. Here you can find them all, all types, all sizes, and have a meal of only fresh oysters. Do not ask them to cook oysters or they'll look at you as a mad person! Simply open them ad taste the sea. With a little choice of wines and some good terrines and pate, you'll simply get the best food ever. Simple and informal place. Staff is young and kind. The final bill was ok. Enjoy!!!

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

You'll want to use French if you can, as the guys in here speak nothing but, but it doesn't really matter. The menu is small and simple, and the staff are great.

We had the tuna pate and the variety platter of 4 kinds of oysters. The tuna pate was great and they didn't skimp on the bread to eat it with. The oysters were very good, and large enough to make it worth it.

If you want wine with your meal, there's some white to choose from, and one red.

Restaurant is clean top to bottom, as are the tables and cutlery.

A half-bottle of wine, oyster platter, and tuna pate ran 50 Euro. Not the cheapest place in town, but good atmosphere and good food.

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Thank Sean B
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