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“Just OK”
Review of Le Tire Bouchon

Le Tire Bouchon
Ranked #10 of 40 Restaurants in Riquewihr
Price range: $7 - $29
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 24, 2013

I had the Baekoffen and my husband had the menu Rustique. Both were underwhelming. Baekoffen is supposed to be mutton, pork, ham, marinated in Alsatian wine overnight with juniper berries and baked with potatoes. Not sure there were any potatoes, but there were undercooked turnips and the only meat was two chicken legs. There are more than 30 restaurants in Riquewihr, try somewhere else. There are some comments here about the snobby service, but we did not experience that.

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

My husband and I have eaten at this restaurant on several occasions and have dined both inside and out. The inside is charming and cozy in cold weather. Our favorite thing to eat there is tarte flambee and a pichet of Alsacian wine. The servers are friendly and accomodating. It's great for lunch or dinner.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was the first place we ate during our stay in Riquewihr, as it had been recommended to us by a friend back home, and we found it to be a very welcoming place.

We ended up sitting with what became a large group (us another couple and another family) of American exPats we had met earlier at a wine tasting, and the staff was very gracious to us despite the fact that I'm pretty sure we were being "loud Americans" in such a big group with the wine flowing freely...

We both chose the 5 course prix-fixe menu with wine pairings for around 49 euros per plate, and it's probably the best value on the menu. The others were all jealous, anyway. :) The food is quite good, but there are just a few things "off" that keep it from being in the top category of some of the other restaurants in town--the concepts are good, but it fails to deliver on some details. (presentation was a bit lacking, some dishes had flavors that weren't balanced quite right, etc.) Riquewihr may be tiny, but it sure is a competitive restaurant town! Anywhere else, this place would probably be a standout. Regardless of the "kleinigkeiten" (little details), we certainly enjoyed our evening here!

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Havent actually tried it, as being such a dumb bum not to book on daytripper Sunday, however, still dont deserve the barrel load of 'tude from snotty staff, so unlikely to ever try it, poo bah. Tourists = money, might be worth at least being nice to capture the bucks next time around or get some word of money.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Cute and goodlooking (particularly the backroom!), with decent local food. Price/quality definitely good.
Only the wines are really, REALLY not up to par. Which is a bit of an issue when you go here for the first night of an Alsacian-wine trip :)

nonetheless, if you want a nice traditional meal in Riquewihr, this is a good place.

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