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“Wonderful culinary experience”

La Cote Saint Jacques
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Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Joigny
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our enchanting hotel in Burgundy awaits you in Joigny, just 90 minutes from Paris and right near Auxerre. Come and visit for a bit of leisure time or a romantic interlude in the heart of one of the most beautiful wine growing regions in France. In a setting that is both decidedly modern and indelibly marked by refinement, the Cote Saint Jacques, our luxury, 4-star hotel in Burgundy, opens the doors of its Relais & Chateaux establishment to you . We invite you to the stay of your dreams, under the sign of absolute relaxation, during which our team will be at your beck and call. Fitted out with 32 rooms and suites, the Cote Saint Jacques hotel offers top line services, such as a magnificent 6 x 12 m indoor pool overlooking a garden, a luxurious spa, a winter lounge with a fireplace, a summer lounge with a terrace, and a boat for rides on the Yonne. Both in winter and summer, the Cote Saint Jacques, our storybook hotel located between Auxerre and Sens, welcomes you with joy and allows you to enjoy numerous activities as well as to discover the wealth of tourist and historic sights in Burgundy. Join us, and take time to live and be pampered by the tranquillity and beauty of the grounds. Enjoy all the services of our enchanting, luxuriously equipped hotel, along with our gastronomic restaurant, directed by the masterful hand of Jean-Michel Lorain and his team. Devoted entirely to the well-being and happiness of our clients, the team at the Cote Saint Jacques will go out of their way to make your stay in Joigny truly memorable
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
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“Wonderful culinary experience”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Myself and my wife enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Le Cote Saint jacques in October 2012. The sun was shining on the banks of the river Seine as we sat down for a lunch in the simply but tastefully decorated restaurant room. The service throughout was attentive without being intrusive and each individual was knowledgeable and approachable. The food needs no introduction, Jean Michel Lorain and his kitchen team are world renowned and they produced a delightful mixture of techincal cooking as well as great local food cooked very simply. My main course of boudin noir was sublime, succulent, rich and most importantly left simple , which allowed the product to show off. Every course was a delight and targeted a different sensation on the palate, washed down of course with a wonderful Gevrey Chambertin , picked from the extensive wine list with emphasis on the Burgundy classics.

In conclusion we are talking about a 3 michelin star restaurant so there are certain standards expected but Jean Michel and his team create a wonderful dining experience without the formality of a Parisienne restaurant and at a very reasonable price for this level.

Thank you for a memorable day, we look forward to returning soon.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank llesson
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Owl's Head, Maine
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“Joy in Joigny”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

La Cote Saint Jacques was a delight! Service was gracious, the decor quietly elegant, and the dinners excellent. We stayed at the hotel and loved our patio facing the serene river with its swans swimming by.

  • Visited September 2012
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Paris, France
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“Pleaseant w/e away from Paris”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

We went there for our anniversary and spent a very pleasant and relaxing w/e.
We enjoyed the pool/sauna/steam bath and were able to then fully enjoy the dinner!
The dishes were all well presented and tasteful.
Staff were "au petit soin". At the end we had the chef who came and talked w/us. Always puts a human touch to your visit.

Our room/bathroom were clean.

We then visited joingy, cute little town.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank roxy n
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, Responsable commercial at La Cote Saint Jacques, responded to this review, June 28, 2012
Dear Sir, dear Madam
We are very pleased to have welcomed you in our hotel. We thank you veryh much for your kind comment.
As you know the well-being of our guests is our top priority, and it always brings us great pleasure and motivation to see that we've achieved our goal.
In the hope of seeing you again very soon,


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“Amazing food wonderful venue”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

A must for anyone passionate about food. This amazing restaurant deserves all the accolades it has been bestowed. I have been three times and each time I have been wowed.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank Craigfozzielewis
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“a pity”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

On a cool April day my wife and I had lunch at this legendary restaurant. It came with all the formality, careful service, and ceremony of a Michelin trois etoiles establishment. However, sadly the food was simply not up to the level of that high ranking.My wife's oysters in aspic was complex, subtly briny, and beautiful to the eye. But it lacked any assertiveness of flavor. It was dull. My foie gras was buttery, melt-in-your-mouth delicious. However, the chef had not taken care to separate the sinew. That's OK at a bistro--but at these lofty prices.. a no-no.The same was true of the sweatbreads, an unappealing slab that was supposed to have a hint of ginger--but no hint to found. My wife's main course-a lobster- was cooked to perfection. Desserts were uneven: A 'napoleon' was pastry heaven. The pear sweet was dull and unimaginative. Wines were paired with the meal and were supposed to be glasses of top draw stuff. Other than a premiere cru Chablis, they were vin slightly ordinaire. The red Beaune finished short and lacked acidity.(yesterday's bottle?) Finally the servers, albeit charming and gracious, were not dressed in a uniformly tidy and neat manner. The sommelier should have stayed at home or worn gloves to cover that nasty burn on the dorsum of his right hand. So-M. Lorain-what's going on here? Conferences, special events, large corporate groups? A pity!

  • Visited April 2012
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