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“Great overall experience”
Review of L'Aigle d'Or

L'Aigle d'Or
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $69
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 16, 2012

My wife and I went here to celebrate my 65th birthday following a recommendation from the helpful staff at the nearby Hotel Val de Loire where we were staying . We wanted some really good food and were not in any way disappointed.
This restaurant seems to be a husband and wife team - he is the chef and she is front of house. The food was exquisite and everything I hoped it would be. I would like to have explored the extensive wine list but I had neither the capacity or the knowledge to do so.
If there was a dampener on the evening it was the attitude of Madame who, as other reviewers have noted, a bit haughty and aloof, but the waitresses were helpful and attentive.
Despite Madame's attitude I would recommend you go there and if I were ever nearby I would seriously consider returning.
If the weather is up to it the garden is the place to be.

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Thank dogcollar
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We went to this restaurant on recommendation from a friend and also through reading the comments in tripadviser. Made a reservation and we were welcomed by a lady who was very professional and efficient. The other waiting staff were also very helpful.
The ambience is very calming with tones of cream and touches of burgundy. The food presented was delicious as was also the dessert. All in all well worth the car trip to Azay Le Rideau when in the Valle de Loire, you will not regret it.

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Thank Lolita359
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We went to this restaurant as a result of a great review from friends who have a holiday home in the area, recommendation from locals and from this web site. The garden setting is charming and the food as wonderful as the reviews state, but the service from owner and one of the waitresses was terrible and spoiled the whole experience. They were disinterested, seemed bored, superior and very unhelpful. The only time the owner smiled was at a table of her friends and when she gave us the bill. We thought at it was a reflection of our poor French as we generally have a very positive experience of restaurant service, but when we raised this with the owners of our B&B (wonderful people), they did say that they meant to forewarn us that the reputation for service was as we had experienced. It was a real shame, as this was the end of a very enjoyable holiday in the Loire, where our experience of the local people (with the exception of this restaurant) was wonderful.

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2  Thank KFK427
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

Whilst visiting the Azay-le-Rideau Wine Region we decided to have dinner at The L'Aigle D'Or. From the time we made an unreserved arrival we were made welcome and the service was impeccable. The menu was well thought through and there is something on offer for all tastes. I felt that lots of thought and planning had gone into the dishes presented and all four of us at the table were impressed at the flavours and presentation of the dishes. This is without any doubt one of the best restaurants in the area. The prices are reasonable for both the menu and wines. We will be back.

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2  Thank lecalabash
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

WOW what a treat to find this gem hidden in the back streets of Azay-le-Rideau. Service was excellent, even with us visiting with children aged 7 & 10. They both thoroughly enjoyed the menu having selected the adult menu by the way. Wine selection was very nice and the sommelier extremely knowledgeable of Loire selections.

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Thank Charlotte A
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