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“A Great Place”

Le Ban des Gourmands
Ranked #140 of 1,436 Restaurants in Montpellier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $60
Cuisines: French, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 23, 2012

The best restaurant we found during out week in Montpellier. Family-run, apparently and the service may only be 4-star, but everything else was superb. No fancy printed menu, just carry the blackboard round to each table. Superb brochettes, and the assiette de desserts was gorgeous.
It should be noted that the Place Carnot tram stop is several hundred yards from this Place Carnot restaurant; beware.

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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.

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2  Thank Galera_u_veru
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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!

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3  Thank BeachbumParis
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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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Reviewed August 16, 2017
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