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“excellent restaurant”
Review of La Clef des Champs

La Clef des Champs
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: La Clef des Champs.We cater for intimate, family and business meals. A seminar room is also available for meetings...The rue du Moulin connects Ducale square with the Arthur Rimbaud museum. It is situated in the heart of the principality founded by Charles de Gonzague, the then Duke of Mantoue and Governor of Champagne region. In 1608, in all modesty he gave his namesake to the new town: Charleville.Each house bore the name of the town which had financed its building: Rheims, Sainte-Ménéhould, Langres, Suippes, Rethel, Mouzon, Mézières... A personal plate on the Sainte-Ménehould house, celebrates the restoration of the building in 1830.It is in this building, located 33 rue du Moulin, at the heart of this historical town, that Christophe and Geraldine Melin opened ... 'La Clef des Champs'.
Reviewed August 23, 2013

beautifully set up restaurant, very french, exceptional good food, excellent presentation, very good service, fabulous glassware, we were very impressed

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The restaurant is upstairs & well appointed.
A nice interesting menu with excellent fresh food.
A nice experience even though a little expensive.
No-one around above age 30!

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Thank Albert K
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Very nice experience in the heart of Charleville just near Place Ducale. A very interesting menu changing every month (starter, main course, dessert) for less than 40 euros, with a warm welcome, are the perfect ingredients for a wonderfull dinner in the city of Rimbaud.
Very good wine choice. Excellent strawberry tiramisu as dessert.
Service was maybe a little bit slow but how to complain when in Paris everybody is in a hurry?

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Thank dketch
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Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten here twice, first with a group of 12, most recently just 5 of us. Each time I have felt we have been warmly welcomed and looked after. The food has been of excellent French quality, cooked perfectly. A nice roaring fire on a cold night most recently which i love. No complaints.

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Thank Nicola M
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Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

This place still lets itself down. Perfect ambiance, lovely table arrangements but poor poor table service. For a restaurant offering such tasty and refined menus, the service and I use the word lightly, is shambolic. You pay for a meal, order your food and never a waiter / waitress is to be seen on the restaurant floor. Even after ordering two 150€ bottles of champagne for an aperitif, we had to leave our seats to find a waiter to supply even a mere carafe d'eau or expensive bottle of wine. Not once, but three times! It's not the first time we've endured such poor service here. Our bill was over 800€ for six people and frankly, not worth what we paid. The fish was very over cooked and dry and as we've said, the service again abysmal. We won't done here again and suggest you look elsewhere too. A sad demise for a restaurant with so much promise.

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Thank WaterwaysExplorer
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Clef D, Gérant at La Clef des Champs, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Sir.
You were drunk on arrival. Leaving your wife and your friends have apologized for your behavior. Cordially. Christophe MELIN.

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