Bordeaux Restaurants

  • Snails yum!
    Snails yum!
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  • Seam bream, very tasty
    Seam bream, very tasty
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  • Steak tartare (Yes people, it's raw...)
    Steak tartare (Yes people, it's raw...)
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    Le Palatium: Le Palatium

    by Nemorino Updated Apr 11, 2015

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    For my token restaurant review this time I have chosen Le Palatium, a pleasant little restaurant which was presumably named after one of the seven hills of Rome – an appropriate name because the restaurant is located just across the street from the Museum of Aquitaine, which includes a comprehensive department on ancient Roman times. (This is just a coincidence, however, since the restaurant is much older than the museum.)

    I sat under the awning that is visible at the left side of the first photo, which turned out to be a good idea because there was a brief rain shower during my meal.

    The restaurant takes up most of the ground floor of a small stone building that was apparently designed to fit into an irregular triangle of land between the large streets Cours Victor Hugo (which follows the route of a moat that was dug around the city in the 13th century) and Cours Pasteur, which was cut through the city in the year 1903. The website http://bordeaux2066.com calls Le Palatium a “mythical” restaurant which is now more than a century old, having been founded in 1913.

    Third photo: I ate their Plat de Jour (Dish of the Day), namely Parillada dei Poisson et rissotto, a dish of fried fish and rice which I assume was half Spanish (Parillada) and half Italian (rissotto), though both are actually spelled somewhat differently as far as I know. (It is always a consolation to me when I notice I am not the only one who misspells things on the blackboard.)

    Address: 22 Cours Pasteur, 33000 Bordeaux
    VCub bicycle station Musée d’Aquitaine
    Tram B: Musée d’Aquitaine
    Phone: 05 56 91 47 47
    Website: http://www.lepalatium.com/

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    L'Ombriere: Supper in a city square

    by PrincessMonja Written Sep 4, 2014

    We stopped for a late supper at this restaurant (well I say late, late for France!!!) The staff were very pleasant and the food was good, not fantastic, but perfectly good.

    Favorite Dish: We both had snails to start, then I had grilled Sea Bream and a jacket potato, and my husband had Steak Tartare (We saw several tourists in Bordeaux who were very surprised to find out this dish is not cooked!!)

    The food was tasty and I would visit again.

    Fancy water carafe! Snails yum! Seam bream, very tasty Steak tartare (Yes people, it's raw...) Tables at L'Ombriere
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    L'Estacade: classic French at Bordeaux

    by gwened Written Aug 6, 2014

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    Awesome place if you like seafood like me, was here on a business trip and it has been a find. It is a huge house on poles facing across the garonne the place de la Bourse with a wonderful panoramic terrace. As was in group could sneak out for one photo.
    I write here in French and was cited as best by cityvox in 2013, 144 tips four out of five!
    http://www.cityvox.fr/restaurants_bordeaux/l-estacade_88328/Profil-Lieu

    Especially wonderful evening, this place invites the zen attitude. Placed on a wooden stilt structure, the restaurant, with its large Bay Windows. Chief does not hesitate to propose also a mix of mediterranean cuisine and classic dishes from the South West France. With more than 100 references for wines, it ranks as amongst the incoutournables of Bordeaux. A lunch menu is offered at €16. Remember to book your table, it is that the boom is victim of its success. Also enjoy the restaurant's Bar area.

    I will be back you should try it.

    Favorite Dish: you come here for oysters simply awesome. imperatrice or Arcachon.White wine from the Graves goes super as well as Sancerre.

    L'Estacade resto looking at place de la Bourse
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    Le Café des Arts: right by Cafe des arts

    by gwened Updated Jan 26, 2014

    hardly like to write a tip without a photo but on this one is an old personal photos of the kids at Cafe des Arts in Bordeaux and old photos I found.

    very well known one of the classic of Bordeaux, and we have been several times in it. Good service and great food.selection on several resto review places including mine here in France, best ratings.

    open Mondays to Saturdays from 8h to 02h ;Sundays from 9h to 02h. last service is about 23h30.

    At the Café des Arts is a Parisian atmosphere decorated in Art Deco, servers dressed black and white. Go to the intersection of Sainte-Catherine Street and the cours Victor Hugo, for having a drink looking at scroll passers-by or quietly reading a book. A safe value but above all, an institution in Bordeaux, the Café des Arts is a place where it feels good come at any hour: insured pleasure.

    Favorite Dish: we go for the menu du jour so whatever is fresh and available that is what we ordered. however try the magret de canard or duck breast and the cafe gourmand with expresso coffee and small sweets to kill for

    across le Caf�� des Arts inside le Cafe des arts and ardoise the carte menu at le cafe des arts
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    Casse Croute: The Most Typical French Cafe in Bordeaux

    by King_Golo Written Apr 3, 2012

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    This is definitely one of the loveliest places I've been to: the tiny Cafe Casse Croute on Place St Michel in Bordeaux. A few old chairs and tables covered with red-and-white plastic tablecloths, a decanter filled with ruby-coloured red wine, a few slices of baguette, a fresh salad, a lot of conversation about everything from Sarkozy to the neighbour's annoying cat, people reading the newspaper, people chatting with the cook who's busy compiling another salad... You've got it all here, squeezed on some 20 square metres. If I was to direct a film about Bordeaux, it would start here!

    Favorite Dish: We just enjoyed some coffee, but the next time I will try their food as well.

    Enjoying life at Casse-Croute

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    Chez Maman: Just like Mom's

    by King_Golo Written Apr 3, 2012

    Another one of the many restaurants around the lower end of Rue Sainte Cathérine, "Chez Maman" was a very good choice. We went for the 16 euro "formule" which was really good: a lot of food, very good quality and a lowish price. The waiters were friendly, the service was quick - all in all a good experience.

    Favorite Dish: My starter, French onion soup, was close to perfect. The mixed grill plate was very good, although a few of the meat pieces were a little dry. Crème brulée as dessert was super.

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    La Terrasse Saint Pierre: Great food, but very slow service

    by King_Golo Written Aug 28, 2011

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    While we normally tried to eat a bit away from the main tourist spots, we went here for my final night in Bordeaux. The location is just perfect: under the shadow of an old tree directly on the beautiful Place Saint Pierre. Naturally, this meant higher prices than normally and unfortunately also a worse service...
    The food, however, was perfect: I had the Magret de Canard with a sweet and spicy sauce which was just delicious. The serving was huge and the price (19 Euros) only just reasonable. But considering the masses of people eating at La Terrasse Saint Pierre, they should really do something about the service. We had to wait for more than an hour until our food was served. A few waiters more would do the trick.

    Favorite Dish: Magret de Canard - but some of our group had mussels and were very satisfied as well. Don't forget to try out some of their wines! With more than 200 wines on the wine list, you'll surely come across something you like.

    La Terrasse Saint Pierre
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    La Remise Saint Pierre: Yummy food

    by King_Golo Written Aug 28, 2011

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    La Remise is located in the heart of the old town just around the corner from Place St. Pierre. This is an area where dozens of restaurants tout for the attention of the passers-by, so it is rather a hit-and-miss thing if you get something good or if you march into a tourist trap with your eyes open. La Remise belongs to the former category: the menu for 14 Euros comprises a starter, a main dish and a dessert and everything I had was really good. Moreover, the staff was very nice albeit a little slow at times.

    Favorite Dish: Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the dishes I had. The particularly good starter was a spicy salad of beetroot, the main course was a pork steak with fries and a sweetish courgette side.

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    Le Vieux Chaudron: Good Food, Good Value

    by King_Golo Written Aug 6, 2011

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    Le Vieux Chaudron is a central place with good food for a really good price: the 3-course menue is available for only 13 Euros! Naturally, you can't expect 5-star-cuisine for this price, but none of our group of 10 was disappointed either. Furthermore, the staff at this place is really friendly and patient, and the general atmosphere with some beautiful paintings on the walls is attractive.

    Favorite Dish: I chose - of course - the 3-course formule with a mixed salad as a starter (good), an escalope à la milanaise as my main dish (good, although perhaps a little dry) and fromage blanc with red fruits as dessert (perfect).

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    Perdi Tempo: My Favourite Restaurant in Bordeaux

    by King_Golo Updated Aug 6, 2011

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    This small restaurant offers real Italian food - not the pizza and pasta mishmash you often get at the bigger chain restaurants. All dishes on offer cost around 7 Euros which is great value for what you get. There are, for example, a tasty Lasagna or chicken wings marinated in aioli and lemon juice; you can get a plate of mussels or Bruschette with anchovis. Their desserts, mainly the Mousse au Citron, are very good as well. Another bonus is the nice location: Only a few metres away from the quais, one can go for a small after-dinner walk and enjoy one of Bordeaux' most splendid views.

    Favorite Dish: Dish: Chicken wings marinated in aioli and lemon juice
    Wine: 2010 Etchard Privado (Argentine) - one of the best white wines I ever had!

    Perdi Tempo

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    various: Kebabs

    by King_Golo Written Aug 1, 2011

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    If you like kebab then the upper part of Rue Ste. Catherine is your heaven: You've got about 12 kebab restaurants to choose from. The prices are okay and the food is good. If you compare it with German kebab, however, it is different: the French only add tomatos, salad leaves and onions to their kebab - no "fancy" stuff like cucumber or sheep's cheese. It is also considered perfectly normal to stuff French fries into the kebab bread...

    Favorite Dish: kebab

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    Gravalier: Gravalier - in Chartrons

    by Roadquill Written Jul 28, 2011

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    Right on cours de Verdun in the Chartrons neighborhood is an upscale, chic restaurant that serves French style, but not the ordinary. I ordered half bottle of a local red Bordeaux and it was served in a carafe. A pate in a tin was served with the bread which was sort of avant gard. I ordered the plat de dia, which included a 1st course of fish, a duck plat that was very tasty, but probably clogged up my arteries and a gelatin fruit dish. They service was excellent and they were very accomodating providing service to one person.

    Favorite Dish: The duck was most excellent

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    L'Amelodie: L'amelodie - Place du Palais

    by Roadquill Written Jul 26, 2011

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    As a result of my explorations the previous day I had decided to lunch at one of the out tables in Place du Palais. The area has a very medieval feel, with small streets and cobblestones. There were enough places for a choice. The menu at L'Amelodie was posted on a placard outside and had a number of interesting wines by the glass. Perfect after spinning around town on my bike all morning. I went with a cheesy lunch of quiche and vegetables for the first plat and then a melted camembert with salad, all washed down by two glasses of chardonnay. While dining I was treated to an impromptu performance of a group of young adults who were bicycle challenged. The waitress was very nice and efficient.

    Favorite Dish: The melted camembert was especially good.

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    Carre: Carre - in Place des Chartrons

    by Roadquill Updated Jul 23, 2011

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    Place du Marche des Chartrons is a nice square a 15 minute walk North of the city center. A number of restaurants line the square, which is then surrounded by a number of antique shops. At one corner is l'eglise St. Louis. Carre sits at the SW corner of the Place, was quite busy even on a Monday night. I ordered from the chalk board menu, a gazpacho and tempura style shrimp with vegetables, followed by the main course of dorado with mushroom, calimari risotto. Very tasty and filling. At the hearty recommendation of the group at the table next to me I splurged with a decadent dessert sampling including flourless chocolate cake, tiramisu, creme brulee and ice cream with chocolate and whipcream.

    Favorite Dish: The shrimp were fried perfectly and the batter crisp and spicey.

    Carre Restaurant Gazpacho and shrimp at Le Carre Dessert Decadence at le Carre in Bordeaux Menu at le Carre
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    Chez Édouard: A central restaurant with good food

    by King_Golo Written Jul 22, 2011

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    A busy place, particularly in the evenings, "Chez Édouard" has a wide range of different menus for reasonable prices. I had the menu for 14 Euros and was not disappointed. The Carpaccio was a good starter, the Poulet au curry could have had some more sauce, but apart from that was fine and the dessert, Pannacotta with Pineapple was simply delicious. The staff could be more friendly, though.

    Favorite Dish: see above

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