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“Loved the entrecote and frites!”
Review of Le Marche Gourmand

Le Marche Gourmand
Ranked #13 of 625 Restaurants in Tours
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $37
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stopped for dinner at this nice little restaurant in the old section of Tours. We decided on this restaurant based on the Tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The restaurant does not open until 7:30pm, we arrived at opening and by 8, there were no tables left downstairs. Not sure what the upstairs looked like, but we found the general ambiance quite nice and comfortable. We chose a table inside. Both of us had the entrecote with frites, perfectly prepared with a choice of sauces (I had the poivre vert, my husband the roquefort). Service good and friendly although they were quite busy.

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Thank LJW47
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Excellent for anyone slightly intimidated by French restaurants, we settled upon this restaurant after wandering around Place Plumereau trying to find something not overly touristy but still accessible. Choose a table outside if the weather is warm enough, people watch and soak in the buzz of Tours' old town. The food was rich and delicious. The duck was slightly disappointing but the pave was perfectly cooked with crispy, dark chips, soft in the middle. Go for the set menu (3 courses for E23) for excellent value and a meal so filling you'll have to waddle back to your hotel. The most commendable thing was the fantastic service - the best we have ever experienced in France. Prompt, gracious and helpful but not patronising. Thank you Le Marche Gourmand!

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Thank Atsixesandsevens
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

I was in Tours for 10 days and went to this restaurant twice. The staff was very pleasant and I even had brief conversations with the chef and the owner. The first time, I had the scallops which were perfectly done: cooked just right and with a tiny bit of caviar on top to add a little saltiness. The second time I tired the duck confit which was excellent, great savory flavor and just the right crispiness. The desserts were also really good. The profiteroles were very tasty and a perfect end to the meal. I also enjoyed the chocolate mousse, which was topped with just a little meringue for a nice added flavor and texture.

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Thank Erwin P
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Okay setting in thhe old city. Food was fine but nothing too special othther than the prefitoles . Staff was just and needed so,entraining.

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Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

We had the steak frite and it was fantastic. Great cut of meat, cooked right and good fries. The wine was quite good as well.

Service a little slow but they were busy.

The atmosphere could be nicer. The artwork on the wall featured some homeless people which is not the nicest thing to look at while eating your meal.

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Thank JMfromTO
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