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“A Little Lyon in Dijon”

Le Bouchon du Palais
Ranked #8 of 605 Restaurants in Dijon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $33
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: a stone's throw from the Palais Des Ducs, the restaurant welcommes you to its distinctive setting where you'll enjoy specialities from Burgundy and the Lyon region. Home-style cooking. The decor, qiute simple and rustic, adds to the restaurant's convivial atmosphere. summer's terace
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Dijon was a funny town. It had interesting streets, old buildings, a lovely market, but I was looking for something that would help me to remember Dijon in the best possible way. During one of our strolls through town, I spotted Le Bouchon du Palais which was listed in one of my travel books. I looked at their menu and I poked my nose inside. This was a bouchon!

The next night my wife, daughter and I were in their tiny, narrow restaurant. Of course we made a reservation, but on that particular night it wasn't crowded at all. The waiter/ manager/ owner seemed positively ecstatic to have three Americans drop in for dinner. Did he treat everyone this way?

The waiter had just brought a sausage gratin to another table and the aroma helped me place an immediate order. This was a new dish for the three of us. Absolutely wonderful! Our wine, a bottle of savignon, was the perfect complement for all of the dishes. My daughter had coq au vin and my wife had the quennellles. I had a chicken dish with a special sauce that was worthy of licking the dish ("tongue trails").

For dessert, our new best friend recommended the profiterols. We received one for each of us. Yes, there were "tongue trails" once again!

Le Bouchon du Palais was far from fancy, high end cuisine. But what it offered was a very welcoming and satisfying dining experience. The food, the wine, the recommendations and the service all made our evening a very special one. After visiting Lyon in 2011, Le Bouchon du Palais reminded me of Chez Hugon and Bouchon Comptoir. This is a place I would abolutely return to again!

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Reviewed April 6, 2012

Cozy and welcoming, Le Bouchon du Palais captures the essence of rustic French cuisine. Our meal was perfect, Entree and Plat with a lovely bottle of Macon Village followed by house made Creme de Cassis. It was exactly what we were looking for on our first night in Dijon.

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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Centrally located for the old town and near the Mairie which has a plaza with a couple of bars off it.
We stopped over in Dijon to break a journey to the Alps. Stumbled across this place with the family - us two and two kids aged 11 and 8. Very friendly manager (owner?) who was lovely and welcoming. The place has a nice atmosphere and there were a few couples in and small groups. Its nicely decorated and I think it appeals on many levels. Food was not state of the art but tasty, filling and reasonably priced. there were no kids meals on the menu (not that sort of place) but the manager was very happy to do a smaller portion of whatever we wanted and charged accordingly. To top it off when I offered a decent tip in advance of the usual 10% they were adamant they could not take it try as I might. A good place for couples, family or small groups. Not fine dining but it has a good original feel.

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1  Thank Mat219
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Reviewed October 26, 2011

Five of us went to the restaurant and sat outside. We pulled three tables together and a staff came by and jerked one of the tables back, hitting the leg of one us. No apologies, no explanation. We got up and left.

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