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“An etranger in Sofia enjoyed it here”
Review of L'etranger

L'etranger
Ranked #93 of 1,179 Restaurants in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $43
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Read that this was the only French place in Sofia and that a Frenchman cooked and decided it warranted support. No regrets. A nice, light French-style room with tables far enough apart holds a bar at its rear. Aperitifs here and a very pleasant conversation about the city, the menu, cooking and the procurement of authentic ingredients with the cook/owner's very charming wife who both tends bar and waits tables. (There is no Dubonnet in Bulgaria! Take her a bottle!)

Surprisingly wide menu for a place of its size; the more so as myself and companion were the only diners until later when another pair and a four (?six - the Mercurey was finished by then) came in. Hope they are better patronised later in the week. Excellent home-made foie gras; the waitress, who had made it, said it was too salty but only a purist would agree. The livers are Bulgarian and the terrine was very authentic. Then a good rare horse steak, cooked as I wanted it. Rabbit with mustard for my companion. The 14th arondissement would not have been disgraced by this cooking. They don't serve cheese as you can't get good French cheese in Sofia; an admirable attitude. Complimentary amuse-geule desserts were provided.

£75ish for 2 including tip added, aperos, a good bottle but no sweets or coffee. Recommended.

Thoroughly recommended

1  Thank TheOldTiger
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Following tripadvisor review, I went to L'entranger with good expectations. After having a 2-course + desert meal, I can definitely say that experience overpass my expectations. It's a cosy restaurant with great and authentically French food with a friendly, family-type service. Good French wine list.
I paid fair price for entree, meal, desert and wine for 2 persons...for food and service quality it's really worth!
Just take a note of the address as it's not in a touristic area.

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Thank JoanaSilvaBucharest
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We loved everything about this place....the food, the server, the uncrowded space, the friendly French bistro atmosphere. L'etanger is located on a side street in the central Sofia area, but not in a place that customers are likely to accidently stumble upon on their own. So do make a note of the address to find your way there. You'll be missing a very special Sofia dining opportunity if you don't!

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Thank Amuma
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Refurnished in August 2012: very nice!
Excellent food, and very good service!
Very central, as close to Sofia hot sprinds and the mosque, but just a bit aside the main agitation of the city, which makes the place more intimate.

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3  Thank apav
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Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

I have been two times to this restaurant in the past month and I have to say that if you like really good food it's the top restaurant to visit in Sofia .

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Thank gdgg
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