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“Overpriced, bland, disappointing”

La Dame d'Aquitaine
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Ranked #24 of 584 Restaurants in Dijon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $65
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: En plein cœur de Dijon, sous vos pied, une crypte exceptionnelle… Le restaurant gastronomique La Dame d’Aquitaine vous invite a decouvrir cette prestigieuse salle ou s’harmonise esprit contemporain chic et respect de la beaute des lieux. Cote cuisine, le chef travaille le produit pour qu’une fois sur table, il suscite une emotion. Enfin, une belle carte des vins presentant un large choix de vins de Bourgogne, et bien d’autres crus des regions de France. Pour que chaque moment passe soit un moment privilegie... Menus a partir de 37€ Ferme : dimanche et lundi midi.
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“Overpriced, bland, disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

We aimed to Stephane Derbord without a reservation but we were turned down as it was booked out. La Dame d'Aquitaine was second on our list. We hesitated going in as the day was sunny and warm and this place is in a cellar without much natural light. The place looked chic but slighly cold in terms of atmosphere. Service was good and friendly but that's probably the highest point in this experience.
The plates defiled one after the other bland, without much taste. An effort was done on the plate decoration but that's it. We asked that the dessert would be replaced by the cheese trolley that we would expect such a place to offer, as we're not such a sweet tooth. But our wish was put down and we were told that cheese was part of the menu. What the waiter meant was 2 warm balls of liquid cheese inside and a crust outside, served with salad (after the main!!!).
We paid 120 EUR for two people, which we found overpriced for what we actually got.

  • Visited June 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Unforgettable meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

Not only was the food divine, but the service was great and the restaurant itself is breathtaking. It's underground in this medieval vault, and makes a really nice atmosphere for the food. A bit of a splurge but well worth it. I second Troy's recommendation on the cheese plate; only 13 euros, but includes 6+ wonderful cheeses and a small salad.

  • Visited May 2012
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Dumfries, Virginia
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“Excellent Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

A great place, excellent food, friendly staff. Highly recommend this as an intimate dinner. This is finer dining and you will pay a bit more, but it is definitely worth it. Get the cheese course for dessert (the chocolate is good too)!

Visited May 2012
Thank Troy L
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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“Great interior”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

Had dinner alone in the week following Easter. The room was wonderful, great atmosphere. Unlike many restaurants I dined in, the staff was very helpful and attentive. The food was very well prepared-I had the 1st menu at 46 euro. Not overly priced by my estimation. helpful with wine selections.

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank Van K
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“We love it. Was good ambience/presentation/staff& price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012 via mobile

Visited 6th april 2012 DINNER

Food was not dissappointing. Not excellent but good enough to recommend to others.
We selected the 2nd Menu selection €39. The 1st selection seems too much to eat €41, and the 3rd is too little. it was not amuing to my taste but due to the presentation of the food i will say good.

Eventhough its located in the cellar, its nicely decorated and the tables are spaced comfortably. No table is too close to one another. The setting is romantic and cozy.

Look bored but friendly

4 course meal, with coffee and a bottle of wine €136.20

1 Thank Steve R
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