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“1/2013 - Best Steak Outside of Texas”
Review of La Grande Bouffe

La Grande Bouffe
Ranked #48 of 338 Restaurants in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $27
Cuisines: Grill
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Georgetown, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
394 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
“1/2013 - Best Steak Outside of Texas”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

My wife an I were back in France last january to attend the truffe festival in Sarlat and to visit Carcassonne. We rented an apartment in town for a few days. Our host recommended La Grande Bouffe for steaks. Now we been to France numerous times and I have not been very impressed with their steaks. HOWEVER, this place rivals my own cooking, which I might say is the best. This is a family run business; the father cooks, the wife waits tables and their two small sons politely watch the patrons, mom and dad from the rear kitchen area. Dad cuts the steaks by hand and cooks on a grill above burning coals. The taste is delightful! Good local wine is served. The location is on the Midi and family dogs are welcome to sit by their owners. I can't recommend this place enough, and is worth going out of your way for a fine steak dinner if you are in the area. Larry & Kelly, Georgetown, Texas

  • Visited January 2013
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great steak & chips”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Ideally situated near the canel, plenty of parking. Warm welcome from very helpful staff. Would say that I asked for a blue steak and got a medium rare one. Still was tasty. One word to the wise the salads are huge make sure you're sharing.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Keith E
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South Yorkshire UK
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Best steak you will have in town”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Visited this restaurant during a stay in Carcassonne. Restaurant is near the train station and next to the canal du midi, just under the railway bridge. Lovely spot to eat, in this family run restaurant. Have the entrecote steak at 20 euros and you cannot fail to be disappointed. The steak is cooked on the open fire in one half of the building and if you like it rare or medium, the taste is out of this world. Cant recommend it enough. Give it a try if you are in the area.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Stewal
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nottingham
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A family run restaurant for meat eaters”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

We recieved a warm welcome, although we had not booked. We were lucky to get a table as most were reserved. If you were close to the open fire it would be very hot indeed, but we were well placed, well served and the food was lovely. Meat cooked exactly as requested, and of a high quality. The wine suggestions were very good, We had a lovely evening.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank elisabeth-nick
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nelspruit
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Carnivore delight without any service”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Group of South Africans needed a good meal Our eating experience in France so far has not been great,with Paris being the worst. There was absolutely no service and had we had to search for our waiter. The whole restaurant only managed by husband and wife.The ambience with the open fire was great although very hot inside. The meal when it arrived as great and meat cooked to perfection Portion where generous. End of evening pleasant meal.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank ATTIEVANWYK
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