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“What A Pleasant Surprise”
Review of Le Lion d'Or

Le Lion d'Or
Ranked #25 of 89 Restaurants in Amboise
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Based on the reviews Le Lion d'or was not our first choice and after waiting about 30 minutes to have our order taken (it was very crowded), I would have walked out but for my wife wisely asking "what's our other choice?" Eventually, the appetizer arrived and it was great so my mood began improving, and when the main course, steak, was tasted I was in love with the restaurant. And the desert was the best part of the meal.

We were in Paris for a week before visiting Amboise with meals at FL, Au Petite Sud Quest, Florimond, and Reed all very highly rated and while we enjoyed all our meals at them Le Lion d'or was the best meal we had in France.

Two recommendations to solve what appears to be a problem of timely service on some nights (we ate there a second time with no service issue): 1. they open at 7:00 PM so arrive early as darn few eat dinner at that hour and 2. be more patient than I....it's worth the wait.

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Thank Davidgpf
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We ate two times in the big dining room with high ceilings and an old fashioned feel. The food was absolutely delicious and gorgeously presented. We both had the pre fixe menu both times, different selections, and didn't have anything that we didn't like...a lot.

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Thank Linda P
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We walked by a couple of other places but based on reviews from a couple of different sites I wanted to check out this place and we were very happy with it. Not all the staff spoke terrific English but they were very nice to us.
They had a nice options for the menus that were the same as some of what seemed to be the more casual places that were in the middle of the tourist area. This seemed to be a better value and we really enjoyed our meal.

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Thank Traveler89675
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

What a gorgeous experience. The staff were so attentive and helpful, the food was amazing and I think incredibly good value for the price. I paid twice the price for a three course meal in Paris. Highly recommend the rabbit. All our meals looked beautiful, using seasonal ingredients and tasted wonderful.

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Thank Mooki B
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

What a find, the room to the left of the entrance was just perfect, Emily was just great, the service throughout the meal was first class, the food was excellent, an extra course was slipped in to start the meal, a must to visit

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Thank Peter A
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