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“Different” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Ban des Gourmands

Le Ban des Gourmands
Ranked #139 of 1,285 Restaurants in Montpellier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $54
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ciamannacce
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

It is hard to tell why going to this place is very pleasant, perhaps the following could explain:

- a nice old fashioned room with plenty of space between the guests and no noise
- not a lot of choice but first grade cold cut, meat, and fish
- good greens with entrees and good vegetables with main courses
- excellent assortment of cheeses
- very nice desserts

Everything is reasonably priced.

  • Visited March 2012
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2 Thank Galera_u_veru
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Paris
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2011

This restaurant is what French cuisine is all about - and served in a nice atmosphere by down to earth people. Off the beaten path but well worth it!

  • Visited November 2011
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3 Thank BeachbumParis
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Memorable Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2009

I spent two weeks in Montpellier in a language immersion course, dining out most every night. While I had a lot of good food, the dinner at Le Ban des Gourmands was by far the best. Basically, I'll call it the best restaurant I could afford. :-) Le Ban des Gourmands was recommended in one of my guidebooks, but I had trouble finding it until stumbling on it accidentally on a Wednesday night. Their 3-course special menu (choice of meat or seafood) was far too much food, but I ate every morsel. First course was a plate with charcuterie, cheeses and other appetizers - five in total. Main course was three different meats and two sides, and dessert was five different two-bite desserts. In other words, the meal was 15 different freshly made delights chosen by the chef - and not a clunker among them. I would have liked to see more local beers on the menu (being a beer enthusiast), but that's really my only criticism. Price for the menu was 25 Euro, service was fast and friendly, though we struggled a bit with my limited French. The Place Carnot is a bit away from the tourist center, but only about a 5 minute walk from the train station. I will certainly be back if I visit Montpellier again.

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4 Thank SumNetGuy
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