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“You'd Walk Right By...”
Review of Aux Terrasses

Aux Terrasses
Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Tournus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $100
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed September 22, 2012

On a week's barge trip in Burgandy with 3 other couples we were hoping the lovely town of Tournus would be worth an overnight stop, and as we slowly pulled away from our tie up the next afternoon we were all still talking about the previous night's dinner at Aux Terrasses. Our first choice for dinner that evening was closed for the season but the proprietor suggested 2 other possibilities, telling us that one was Michelin rated... A phone call got us a table for 8 at 7:30 . Finding it was a challenge however, it's not in the center of town, in fact on the edge in a slightly more seedy looking area, and so unassuming you would walk right by, which we did. But finally circling back and arriving, we were awed by the sophisticated decor, the friendly greeting and the large round table beautifully set awaiting our group. We were the only Americans in the large restaurant and being 8, we were probably a bit louder than those around us, but we were offered professional and friendly service and help understanding the menu. The set menu prices were very reasonable with several choices less than 50 euros pp, and a la carte was also priced fairly; remembering this is a one star restaurant and having been in Paris the week before with prices 2 or 3 times higher than the countryside, and it was astonishing. Delicious and beautifully presented amuses bouches, salads following for each of us, and interesting entrees from beef to rabbit begged to be shared but we were all a little embarrassed to pass our plates around so unfortunately I tasted only my meal! Rabbit in a mustard sauce was my choice and it was served in unusually shaped, very small medallions, delicious and with accompaniments that were fresh small vegetables and potatoes. The wines by the bottle were pricey but the local red Burgandy recommended ( and less expensive than many others) was excellent. The desserts were architectural wonders and the local cheese speciality I had, slightly sweetened and fried, was unique and tasty. When some of us ordered a coffee at the end of the dinner it was served on a small long plate with a chocolate, cookies and a fruit paste accompanying... A lovely and delicious conclusion to a perfect day in the picturesque small town of Tournus, France.

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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Our second time to this delightful and friendly restaurant. We went for lunch and opted for the 35 euro menu. The apperitif de maison was a delightful saffron and sparkling wine. To describe each course and all the amuse bouch is beyond my litterary talent It is enough to say that as each course appeared, conversation died while we all savored the exquisite flavours and the chefs imagination and skill.
We have been looking forward to gong bck for 3 years and we were not dissapointed.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Recommended by friends in Australia, this is an outstanding restaurant. We had the "surprise" menu at 80 euro for lunch. Every dish was a work of culinary art at it's best. This was one of the three best meals we had while on a 2 month driving tour of France. A memorable experience of fine food & wine, lovely decor & excellent staff. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

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1  Thank hannah-dee
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

We ate here whilst staying at a nearby hotel on our way from Cannes to Calais. The restaurant is located on the outskirts of the town centre, just when you think you must have walked past it. It looked like it had been recently redecorated. The food was just amazing. We have no idea why it has only one star. It really was the best meal of our trip to France, by some way. The chef has a lightness of touch that deserves greater recognition. The beautiful presentation was matched by superb flavours and textures. The only issue (a very minor one) was that there were 3 tables with large parties, which took the attention of all the waiting staff, leaving the couples to feel a bit neglected. We wanted to order dessert wine but the desserts (which were ordered at the start, unlike in the UK) were delivered and the waiter gone before we had a chance. In typical English style, we kept quiet and went without. But it was still a fabulous place.

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1  Thank DrGran
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Food is excellent and interesting. Wine list is extensive.
Service is as good as it could be. very attentive and professional.
new restaurant area being constructed.

1  Thank margendy
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