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“Charming and excellent food & wine”
Review of Le Coq Rouge

Le Coq Rouge
Ranked #32 of 461 Restaurants in Reims
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Excellent food and wine with very friendly staff.

We booked via facebook and they were very prompt in replying. Booking is definitely recommended! It’s a tiny restaurant with only high tables and bar stools and it was completely full on the Saturday evening we went. The owner was very friendly and spoke English very well. There was a big group that evening so service took a bit longer, but the atmosphere and wine was great so we did not mind. The restaurant is maybe 4x4 M and fits only about 6 small tables. The kitchen is in the restaurant itself and consists of just a small stove, a small oven, a meat slicer and an espresso machine. The restaurant is also a wine shop. The price on the bottles on the shelves is the ‘take out’ price, just add a few euros to the price to drink in. All reasonably priced.

We started with a glass of champagne and the anti-pasti. This was a small selection of excellent presented bites. We ordered a lovely red wine and some tapas, that came with baguette: a ham/cheese board, ‘Bufata’ and Escargot. The ham/cheese board is huge and we were not even able to finish it all. All of the food was really excellent.

Charming little place for an informal dinner and a real recommendation.

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2  Thank Amsterdamster
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

My husband and I were looking for a casual low key dinner the night we arrived in Reims and this was PERFECT! I highly recommend making a reservation. There were perhaps 10 tables in the small store front and it was very popular with the locals. We appeared to be the only English speaking couple.

The menu is on the blackboard and it's easy to just start pointing at things you want to try. The host speaks English fluently and we just asked for his best recommendations. The wines are stacked throughout the room. We asked for a selection based on our preference and the host brought us three bottles to try. The bottles are priced wholesale and there is a corking fee that is quite reasonable. We bought one bottle to enjoy and one bottle to take back to our hotel room.

Overall I would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a low key relaxing evening. This location may not be appropriate for kids, but couples and groups of friends will have a lovely evening.

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2  Thank geminijen77
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

The owner works this charming restaurant. Menu is simple, but quality and presentation are superb. Wine list good. Not heavy meals, which suited us for a late night meal.

1  Thank Judy L
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We visited this small restaurant as a result of other peoples reviews on trip advisor, it was well recommended. This tiny little wine bar / restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere. The plates of food offered are some of the best quality ingredients imaginable, we talked about the food for days afterwards! The wine selection is equally good. The service is perfect. I can imagine that many of the people that eat here are local as it is off the main tourist area.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

This adorable little wine bar should not be missed! Delectable cheese plates and an amazing selection of wine for such a small place. We told the bar manager our price range for wine and our wine preference, and he selected two delicious bottles. If you're planning to visit this bar after 8 p.m., you'll need to make a reservation. Don't miss the tasty Reims ham on your cheese and meat plate - it was absolutely delicious!

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1  Thank B.G._Chicago
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