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“Lovely outdoor patio”

Restaurant La Flottille
Ranked #287 of 427 Restaurants in Versailles
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Irvine, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely outdoor patio”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

We came here after walking through the gardens. We loved sitting inside. It was chilly, but they have space heaters to warm you up. We didn't have a full meal here, just apps and a drink. It wasn't super crowded because of the weather. Service was not a problem at all.

  • Visited April 2013
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Sydney
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“Snooty services, leaves you with a sour taste in your mouth”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Food was substandard. I had spaghetti bolognese and my boyfriend had an omelette. Food was pretty bland. The service was awful. We asked our waiter for tap water and the waiter came out with still water in a glass bottle and insisted that we purchase that instead. We thought that perhaps he misunderstood us so we pointed to the man in the nearby table who had tap water on his table. The waiter then said "oh, but he is not eating a meal here, so our policy is that he can have tap water. He is just reading his newspaper and drinking tea. Since you are dining here, you must pay for still water". What sort of reasoning is that? Their drinks are overpriced (especially water), food is priced ok. It's only when we told the waiter that we wanted to speak to the manager did he huff and puff, recap the still water and bring us some tap water. Don't go there unless you are dying of starvation. You will get snooty service and terrible food. On the plus side, if you do follow their rules (i.e. order still water with food), you'll get good service. The food comes out quite quickly... "microwaveable food" quickly.

  • Visited January 2013
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Terrible Service, Charged Twice!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Looks promising from the outside however service was very poor and the food was very very average. I tried to pay with my card twice, and the waiter said it didn't go through, so we paid with cash. However when looking at my bank statement, I had been charged on my card, so we paid twice ! Not happy.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Not a great meal”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

We went as a group of twelve as part of a guided visit to Versailles. A pre arranged meal which sounded as though it was going to be delicious. Not so! Magret de canard with a huge salad, was OK but the Daurade was vastly overcooked and dry!! Desserts were quite nice but not outstanding. Such a shame, as a group we were francophile, mostly fairly capable in the French language but rather disappointed in a lacklustre retaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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“A very pleasant surprise at Versailles”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

The La Flottille restaurant at Versailles was a very pleasant surprise for us. Quite frankly, we didn’t expect much from a restaurant located on the grounds of Versailles when we decided to have a leisurely lunch in the middle of our day-long side trip from Paris. That was especially true because it was a gorgeous Saturday and, consequently, the servers were very busy with the large number of visitors, many with young children, who wanted to have lunch outside. However, we were quickly seated and, regardless of being responsible for far too many tables, our server was very friendly and attentive to our needs.

The five of us ordered appetizers, salads, and carafes of house wine. Of course, delicious French bread was complimentary. All of our dishes were very good. I ordered a salad with duck and was very pleased with that selection. It came with a generous slice of foie gras on top, which I am normally not fond of. However, it was very creamy and quite good. My wife loves foie gras and said it was some of the best she has tasted. And, of course, the wines were excellent.

Overall, our experience was great and we would certainly dine at La Flottile again whenever we return to Versailles.

  • Visited September 2012
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