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L'Orangerie du Chateau
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Ranked #10 of 175 Restaurants in Blois
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $46 - $117
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The restaurant l'Orangerie du Chateau is opposite the fairy tale Chateau de Blois overlooking the beautiful facade of the castle. The orangery was built at the end of the 15th century during the reign of Louis XVII and Anne of Brittany and was surrounded by beautiful gardens. The orangery has become a fine dining restaurant offering a variety of menus priced from 39 to 85 euros per person as well as some of the finest French wines available. For tea and coffee lovers the restaurant also prides itself on the wide selection available. The menus are made up of traditional French dishes cooked and served to the very highest of standards and that change with the seasons.
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Excellent food and service. Great location. We have dinner after visiting Chambord. Not expensive.

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

We had an excellent dinner with immaculate food and service in a pleasant dining room overlooking leafy gardens. This is how a Michelin-starred restaurant should be, and 220 euros including champagne aperitifs and an expensive bottle of wine is a reasonable price for a top class meal. This sort of restaurant reminds you that France is still the home of some great cuisine, you just have to look a bit harder for it these days!

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

We ordered langoustines ravioli and lobster for started, sea bass and pigeon for main course, strawberry with rhubarb sorbet and gratin pineapple for dessert. The best one is pigeon, cooked to perfection with strong gamey flavour, in fact, all dishes are quite good, but I think they can put more effort on the side dish, not much "wow" factor on the combination. Overall, a solid restaurant.

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Reviewed June 6, 2012

We were fortunate in getting the last table on the terrace on a beautiful Saturday night. The terrance looks directly onto one side of the Château de Blois, and is shielded from the early evening sun in late May. There is only one seating for the evening, starting around 7:15 and going for the rest of the night. Our dinner took over three and a half hours, and there were still people there when we left.

The food was as good as any other french one-star I've eaten at, which is to say delicious, beautifully composed, and surprisingly original. Our menu had an a la carte option, and a choice of five different prix fixe selections, ranging from €35 to €80 per person. We chose the €67 selection, and were very pleased with it. Three dishes in particular stood out: the frogs legs appetizer, the roast pigeon entree, and the warm souffle dessert. Everything was great, but several weeks later, those three things stand out in my mind. The souffle was a revelation, like eating a warm, fluffy cloud.

Service was typical french one-star service, which is to say excellent and nearly invisible. I didn't love their wine suggestion, but as we had decided to order a half-bottle, choice was somewhat limited. It paired appropriately with the dishes and didn't detract in any way from the meal; I just didn't love the wine itself. Everything else was without fault.

Like many restaurants outside of Paris, while not inexpensive, I feel like we got a better meal for less money than we would have in the capital. I would recommend L'Orangerie to anyone traveling to Blois who wants a high quality, very french dining experience.

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Thank Michael E
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

You only live once, and if your travels take you to Blois, don't deny yourself the opportunity to dine in this wondrous restaurant, in the L'Orangerie of the Chateau Royal de Blois. The building dates from the late 15th century, and is magnificent in every way. The staff are attentive and helpful, and the food is exceptional. One of the best restaurants we've eaten at and not to be missed!

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