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“Among my top 5 best meals”
Review of Michel Sarran

Michel Sarran
Ranked #1 of 1,865 Restaurants in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $37 - $147
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Michel Sarran restaurant in Toulouse���s charming old town is a townhouse eaterie that boasts a pair of Michelin stars, understated warmth and style, and the most famous gastronomic name in the city. Michel���s wife Francoise greets you and shows you to the bubbling, modern ground floor dining room, the leafy terrace, or one of the more subdued, romantic first floor dining rooms. Sarran has made his name with ambitious, subtle gastronomy focussing on the best regional, seasonal ingredients: warm foie gras soup with Belon oysters, wild salmon cooked and cru with green curry emulsion and soba noodles and shellfish, chicken and egg with Aquitaine caviar. The lunchtime Saveurs menu is a steal. Wines and service are superb and the amuse-bouche delightful.
Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Among my top 5 best meals”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Michel Sarran is not just a great chef, he is an artist whose work rarely lasts more than moments but remains in the memory for a lifetime. We spent a long, lovely evening enjoying one of the very best meals of my life, no small thing for a man of 72 years. From the outside you would expect a nice place to dine, but you might not guess you were entering food heaven. The flawless service started as the door opened as we stepped from our taxi and never diminished from that level. The little amuse bouche with the tubes of truffle paste to put on little toasts gave a hint of what was to follow. I asked the waiter for recommendations and he provided me with wonderful things, the Soupe de foie gras, the pigeon du Mont Royal en kadaif, and les Fromages de Xavier. My wife had the same soup, the Porc Noir de Bigorre mignon en cocette au thym and the Fraises et fraise des bois en coque croustillante. Wine must accompany such a dinner, and I left myself in the hands of the sommelier who selected perfectly matched wines with each course. To end the evening I had a Café Moka and a very pleasant chat with the master himself who personally thanked us for spending our evening in his establishment. It was a privilege to have such an experience handled with grace and perfect professionalism by every member of the staff. This is not an inexpensive place to have dinner, and there are many wonderful places in Toulouse, but if you want art as well as delight, this is the place. Michel Sarran is a genius in the kitchen, and opportunities like this do not come often, so enjoy and treasure the memories. Also, if you are travelling to France and know when you will be in Toulouse, you can make reservations on line which I recommend.

  • Visited June 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Very good , this place is amaizing! Surpise menu really is a surprize! I have no words and is no point to start and explain all the dishes, is expensive but when you eat what they serve you dont care how much they charge, is that good. Well done! Highly recomended!

Visited June 2014
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Bermuda
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

This restaurant is rated as number one however it is difficult to give it that rating based on the level of service, the temperature of the room and the cost of the entrees.
The meal was overall quite good but there was no vegetarian choices for starters and the starters (entrees ) were as expensive if not more than the main meal.
The cost of the meal was horribly expensive and usually one does not mind paying extravagant prices when the meal lives up to expectations.

  • Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth a visit if in Toulouse”
Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

A lovely degustation dining experience. Very good value. Experienced sommelier. Loved the surprise toothpaste like tubes at the beginning. Frogs legs were surprisingly tender and tasty.

Visited May 2014
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Toulouse, France
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Fabtastic Food but you must like lots of service”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Had a really good meal food beautifully cooked and served ..BUT please could we have a few less people behind you during service .......there are too many waiting staff it becomes a bit of putting after a while.......HOWEVER this is a MUST try place for those who enjoy the best food French cooking can offer.........dont hesitate if you get the chance GO for it you wont regret it

  • Visited February 2014
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