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“Really nice relaxed atmosphere”
Review of L'Atelier Gourmand

L'Atelier Gourmand
Ranked #12 of 636 Restaurants in Tours
Price range: $30 - $43
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Nicely surprised by the very efficient but relaxed service. I was alone, but have been given time to see what I liked and never felt pressed, although the place was crowded.
Food was nice and special both in the make and in the presentation.
And it is open on Monday nights!

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1  Thank Elisa U
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

What a find this was, not too expensive, beautifully prepared food, imaginative presentation, wonderfully balanced flaovours and great service!! Michelin star potential????

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Thank Matt M
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

The restaurant was filled when we arrived, but there was seating in the adjacent courtyard. There was a nip in the air the electric heaters helped mitigate, but the breeze was a tad biting. Blankets helped ward off the chill.
There was nothing else negative. The food was wonderful, the dessert scrumptious, the staff courteous and efficient.
Despite Ian S's comment, the restaurant does take MasterCard.

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Thank Bendercl
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

We booked a table for dinner at lunchtime with no problems. Yet by time we finished our dinner the restaurant was full, so booking might be advisable.

We had a very nice meal, with impeccable service. Just one thing, they do not take credit cards! Make sure you have cash!

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Thank Ian S
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

My wife and I had lunch at this charming little restaurant today, and after 10 days in Paris and 3 so far in the Loiree, this was our most delicious and enjoyable meal!

We sat at a little table outside in this pedestrian section of Ancienne Tours, quiet and lovely. I had the lunch menu for 23€: an unusual and delicate "gazpacho" of peas and chervil, with a savory whipped cream topping started me off wonderfully, followed by a little loin of pork and puree of sweet potatoes in the most wonderful sauce, tender and juicy and full of flavor. For dessert, a fantastic slice of bitter chocolate fondant with orange marmalade, beautifully presented.

My wife began with a very refined goat cheese flan, accompanied by perfect little green salad, followed by perfectly seared scallops presented with a very tasty and decorative bit of sauce, and a celery puree with caviar (total 22€). Too full for dessert, she had a Viennese coffee with chantilly cream, which she loved.

Our attentive waitress, who spoke perfect English, recommended a very nice bottle of rose which was a special not on the menu, also delicious. We floated away finally, completely satisfied.

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Thank drsteveallen
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