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“Exceptional Food, Service Needs Work”
Review of La Remanence - CLOSED

La Remanence
Price range: $37 - $97
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Cordeliers - Jacobins
Reviewed December 2, 2012

We (4 in total) had dinner here on a Saturday night at the end of November 2012. The wine was excellent (red Givry), the food and amuse-bouches were simply divine and perfectly thought-out.

We most enjoyed the scallops with a light truffle foam, the duck and the dessert (a sort of chocolate cake with pecan/maple syrup ice cream to die for). The atmosphere is nice - exposed rock walls and big tables, with thick white tablecloths.

The service was so disorganized (who is the sommelier? who is the waiter? who clears the table? I have no idea!) and out of place for the quality of the restaurant. It became a problem mid-way through our meal, and delays meant that although we arrived at 20H30... we left after midnight. I hope this was an off evening, because the service was really unacceptable.

The food was exceptional, however, and we will return soon to try the other dishes.

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Thank SarahParis
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Fantastic welcome, food and service and all at very reasonable prices.

We shall certainly return again.

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Thank JaneyFosdyke
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Reviewed June 13, 2012 via mobile

Do the set epicurien menu
Great food with fois gras, sweetbreads et al. Good flavours ina lovely setting. Educated wine assistance that did not plump for the more expensive.
A good eatling experience for the gourmand in Lyon

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Thank Hawk345
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

The food is very good. The service needs improvement. Our server did not seem interested at all in ding his work. The excellent cuisine balanced the poor service.

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2  Thank Hexagone6x6
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

Booking essential.

We enjoyed their Epicurien Menu of 4 seasonal surprise dishes, followed by a superb cheese board and dessert for €71pp inc tax and service (not including wine).

Wow what a surprise!!!!

Fantastic service, superb food and all in a juxtapose modern and historic setting.

We dined in a number of similarly rated places during a 4 night break in Lyon, and this beat all of them hands down. We were just sorry we didn’t get an opportunity to dine here again before we left.

This place is a credit to the Blanc’s and well worth a detour and the price.

Thank you – we hope to return soon. Keep up the inspiring and innovative dishes.

Great bread!

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1  Thank RR_England
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