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“Our first "real" french meal”
Review of Le Resto du Roy

Le Resto du Roy
Ranked #267 of 434 Restaurants in Versailles
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 17, 2012

I found Le Resto du Roy online a few days before our trip to Versailles, and later discovered they were mentioned in our Frommer's guide. We are SO GLAD we ate there.

First of all, it was very easy to get to. It's only a couple of blocks from the Palace (you can see the gates if you eat outside). We were there for lunch on a weekday and had no trouble getting a table.

For the most part, the food was outstanding. I had the most perfect poached egg *ever* for an appetizer. The pork tenderloin with risotto was fantastic; the ribeye with bearnaise and fries was mediocre (the bearnaise and fries were good, the steak was not very good). Dessert, however, was entirely fantastic. My husband had "Choux crème fouettée, caramel au beurre salé" which was DIVINE... basically it's a HUGE puff pastry with whipped cream and a salted caramel sauce that is TO DIE FOR. My son had creme brulee, and I had "Fondant au chocolat et pralin feuilleté", which was a molten chocolate cake in a custard sauce. All were truly amazing.

At this point in our trip we had been in France for 2 days and this was the first meal we had which truly made us feel like we were having French food. It didn't hurt that we sat outside, in the sun, under the trees, with the golden palace gates in view while we ate.

Service was very good; the waiter and waitress were very friendly and accommodated our English-speaking very well. The price was a bit high but we knew that before we got there and we were ok with it. We would definitely go back.

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Versailles is a tourist mecca. After spending much of my morning there trying to avoid the hordes I stumbled on this little restaurant, it is currently the only reason I would want to go back to Versailles. Had the steak aller-retour which means the meat was ground up and reformed back into the shape of a steak and grilled. It was delicious and delicate and super flavourful; however, it was also quite rare and I would suggest that they should ask how well done people like their meat (though I was quite happy with rare). Because of the delicious lunch I also opted for a desert and had a gigantic cream puff with caramel au beurre salé sauce and a café. All this for under 20 Euros.

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Reviewed April 21, 2012

2 course set for €18. The duck parmentier was interesting and tasty. Bottom layer of shredded duck meat, next thick layer of creamy potatoes, topped with vegetables in vinaigrette sauce (very delicate). Dessert of tiny poached apples was sweet and sour. Wine by glass from €5.

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Reviewed October 26, 2011

My wife and I ate dinner her twice while in Versailles, once after a side trip to Fountainebleau and once after a long day at the Chateau of Versailles. Both meals were excellent, but the haddock entree our final night in Versailles was the best meal of our twelve day visit to France!
English is accepted easily here. They are located just outside the entrance to the chateau.
The owners (chef and waitress) daughter Rose is gem as well.

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Reviewed August 21, 2016
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