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“Wonderful eating experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Les Symples de l'os a moelle

Les Symples de l'os a moelle
Price range: $29 - $37
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful eating experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We took our three boys here for a wonderful Paris meal one cold evening in March. We received a very warm & cosy welcome and were well looked after, even with our limited French. The meal is a different experience, no menu just whatever the chef has prepared, the only choice we had to make was fish or chicken for the main course while the rest of the courses are served in lovely earthware dishes with five, six, seven choices bought and left on the table for you to enjoy. You can then select whatever you fancy and eat to your hearts content, but be aware there are lots of courses and lots of lovely food to enjoy so come hungry. When you are finished the dishes are simply moved to the next table. Every course was delicious and the desserts were a joy.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Aalst, Belgium
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308 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Probably the greatest discovery this year : a fabulous place to eat the best local food ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We were invited here by one of our suppliers of (Burgundy) wines.
This place is a table d'hôte, no menus, no a la carte dining, just the chef's choice of magnificent dishes. The only things you can choose are your main dishes (meat or fish) and your drinks.
But then off you go on a discovery tour of dishes and local preparations : 7 entrees to choose from, a very tastefull main dish and as much desserts as you can handle.
Nicely balanced food, prepared in front of you as this is an open and honest kitchen.
The whole dining experience accompanied by friendly staff coached by a an excellent chef.
Realy an experience never to be forgotten and endlessly to be repeated.

One must though : make a reservation !

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank PG61
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Mol, Antwerpen, Belgium
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely food in a very cosy place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2012

Last year, there was no space available; now we were lucky to squeeze in at a small table. We just took the simple "formule" which started with some salads and paté, followed by soup, the main dish (very slowly cooked beef) and finally desert. Starters and desserts are placed in multitude on the table by the host, you just pick what you like.

Good value for really good food in a friendly, cosy atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gert_VdE
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Indianapolis, IN
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“What a Wonderful Find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2009

I had always wanted to try L'Os a Moelle, but because of my husband's business obligations, we weren't going to be able to just pick where we had dinner on our one available night. Imagine my happiness at finding myself at this restaurant, owned by the same chef! I consider this restaurant to be the best food value in Paris, albeit a bit outside the peripherique. The first course was made up of a dozen different salads that were presented to the table to take what you liked. I tried a bite of all of them, and they were all great. The next course was a soup. The main plat was the best pork I've ever had. I don't know what part of the pig it was other than the best part. It was served with potato puree. The next course was a goat cheese course, again taking what you liked. Finally, six different desserts were offered to take as much or as little as you liked.

This place is out of the way, but it is so easy to get to. Just take the #12 metro to the Corentin-Celton stop, and it's a few blocks away. The price without wine was 25 euros per person, and was well worth it.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ParisKat
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