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“The Best Brasserie in Toulouse” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Bibent

Le Bibent
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Ranked #77 of 1,786 Restaurants in Toulouse
Price range: $30 - $59
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Saint Rome
Toulouse, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“The Best Brasserie in Toulouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

With a view on the Place du Capitole and exquisite dishes from one of France's best chefs, this restaurant is currently my favorite place to eat in Toulouse. Order anything off the menu -- it will make you forget all other versions of the same dish. Chef Constant takes traditional dishes and somehow gives them new life. I've tried the foie gras-topped hamburger and fries, the Caesar salad ("just like I made it for the Ritz"), steak tartare, fricaseed squid, shoulder of lamb... And I plan to go back. My favorite dessert: waffles with salted-butter caramel. To top it off, the vaulted ceilings of this listed building are covered in frescos and the decor in gilded sconces. It makes you feel like it's much more than a brasserie. And it is.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Chef Christian Constant does his magic in Toulouse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

Its a very nice restaurant, situated on the Capitol square in Toulouse, you get a feeling you are in a grand salon from medieval France, but with 21st century efficiency and tempo.

Chef Christian Constant ( Hotel Crillon, Ritz, Paris) is heading the army of cadets in a highly efficienct manner, service is well timed, and you get a feeling this is a no nonesense or laid back atmosphere.

The food is also very good, I highly reccomend the ceaser salad, comme il le faisait au Ritz, all the meat dishes are equally good, one of the deserts however which consisted of chocolate creme pastry, was not what I would have expected.

Overall, I recommend it, especially if you go for the 29 euros 3 course menu, which is great value considering the standard of this restaurant.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Solid French Bistrot, Great Decor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

This place has amazing decor and that's what drew me and my wife in. The food was certainly good, but hardly justified the elevated price. I had the duck breast both here and at Le Bistrot and there was no comparison - Le Bistrot was better for 10 euro less.

This is the kind of place that you splurge on when on vacation to take in the atmosphere, but I wouldn't make a habit of going here if I lived in Toulouse.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

This the 3rd time we have eaten here and each time the food has been fresh, beautifully presented and delicious. The wait staff are polite and helpful and the prices are not too expensive given the position right on Capitole Square. Last night was a real treat with a wonderful jazz duo playing outside.

Visited October 2013
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Boulogne sur Gesse, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A birthday treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

As part of my birthday treat we had lunch here a few days ago. The weather was foul having done nothing but pour with rain; we arrived fifteen minutes early for our reservation but as they have two sittings we had to wait in the bar area. I found the welcome a little dismissive by tried not to let it spoil the pleasure of being there (they didn't know it was my birthday). Once we were seated the food arrived and was perfect for such a gloomy day, we started with the gambas and then had the Gers chicken, it was very tasty and the waiting staff were very pleasant and attentive. I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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