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Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: April 26th, 2019, 10:40 am
by Tony C
Going to Burgundy in May. Not looking for 3 Michelin star restaurant.

Any recommendations?

Thanks

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: April 26th, 2019, 12:54 pm
by Matt Fleming
Tony C wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 10:40 am
Going to Burgundy in May. Not looking for 3 Michelin star restaurant.

Any recommendations?

Thanks
Le Terroir in Santenay, Chez Leon in Dijon.

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: April 27th, 2019, 5:20 am
by Howard Cooper
Aupres du Clocher in Pommard http://www.aupresduclocher.com/Accueil.html [fabulous food, great wine list]
Ma Cuisine in Beaune [a legend]
Maison Colombier in Beaune http://www.maisonducolombier.com/ [Wine bar with really good food on small plates with a huge wine list]
Le Relais de Saulx in Beaune [Young couple, husband is the chef, wife handles the front; excellent food but limited choice, very well priced, good wine list]

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Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: April 27th, 2019, 5:38 am
by Mont Stern
https://www.lhoteldebeaune.com/en/bistro/
Bring an appetite and order the Poularde de Bresse.
http://restaurant-meursault.fr/
wine geek favorite.
http://www.le-montrachet.com/

I know you said no 3 star restaurants but I would suggest you reconsider because Eric Pras is the real deal and not resting on his laurels. Prices are very reasonable for a meal of this quality.

https://www.lameloise.fr/en/restaurant-lameloise/

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: April 28th, 2019, 12:35 am
by IlkkaL
http://www.potdetain.com/
The kind of wine list one could not imagine in their wildest dreams. Easily worth the detour. Cheap Coche, Raveneau etc.

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: April 28th, 2019, 10:25 am
by Gus Siokis
Tony,

We are going in May as well (23-27) and staying in Beaune. Quite a few folks recommended the same list to me as well....have a few others to share not listed above where we have made reservations:

Restaurant La Cabotte
24 grande rue
21700 Nuits Saint Georges
03.80.61.20.77
contact@lacabotte.fr
www.lacabotte.fr

La Ferme de la Ruchotte
21360 Bligny sur Ouche
Tel - +33 3 80 20 04 79
Mail - info@lafermedelaruchotte.fr

Caves Madeleine
8 Rue du Faubourg Madeleine
21200 Beaune
P: (+33) 03 80 22 93 30
E: contact@cavesmadeleine.com

Hope this helps.

Gus

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: April 29th, 2019, 6:05 am
by Matt Fleming
le Chambolle = pretty good, open for lunch on Mondays, which can be useful. Good wine list concentrating on the village. Plenty of half bottles. Excellent cheese course.

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: April 29th, 2019, 3:22 pm
by bweimer
Just got back from a week in Burgundy. My favorite meal of the trip was a lunch at Le Millesime in Chambolle-Musigny. Very fair price for the quality.

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: April 29th, 2019, 4:02 pm
by John Davis
bweimer wrote:
April 29th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Just got back from a week in Burgundy. My favorite meal of the trip was a lunch at Le Millesime in Chambolle-Musigny. Very fair price for the quality.
We lucked into this place for lunch a few years ago. Loved it Restaurant Simon hasn’t been mentioned but it was great.

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: May 6th, 2019, 11:34 am
by Kevin Sidders
My favorite (newish) place in Beaune is without a doubt La Lune. Tiny so reservations are a challenge, but if you can get in you will find super fresh French/Asian fusion at absurdly low prices. Wine list is smallish and just OK, but what a meal...

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: May 7th, 2019, 6:36 am
by Mark R
For casual place that gives "farm to table" new meaning (because it is ON the freaking farm!!) check out La Ruchotte: https://www.lafermedelaruchotte.com. It used to be a top-secret chowhound 'must go', but I see it's even on TripAdvisor now (but only 72 reviews, so it hasn't been 'ruined' by popularity yet). Their website now allows online rez and availability check, and there are slots in May (remarkable).

My list also included Aupres du Clocher, and I'll add Chez Guy which was a fantastic lunch, but not casual (http://www.chez-guy.com).

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: May 7th, 2019, 6:38 am
by Mark R
One other mention for those who follow you to the region, but don't yet have a place to stay: Violot-Guillemard.
It's a vinyard, so you have your breakfast by the vines. Really amazing place and great wines you won't find outside of France.
http://www.violot-guillemard.fr/en/

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: November 12th, 2019, 3:58 am
by Mikko R
Kevin Sidders wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 11:34 am
My favorite (newish) place in Beaune is without a doubt La Lune. Tiny so reservations are a challenge, but if you can get in you will find super fresh French/Asian fusion at absurdly low prices. Wine list is smallish and just OK, but what a meal...
+1

I was there last Friday and what a meal I had. I went for the edamame, karaage, turbot carpaccio (half portion was enough), pigeon and creme caramel with 3 glasses of wine and some green tea at the end. It was only 72 euros and the flavors were there. Especially karaage and pigeon were just outstanding. Also the service is amazing. Can't recommend this place enough. Oh and definitely you need a reservation.

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: December 9th, 2019, 6:46 pm
by Karl_O'Donoghue
In 2012, we went to Bissoh, and had a fabulous meal. We had a 2006 Raveneau Le Foret with our meal, @ 67Euro, which was very fair for restaurant pricing :-)

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: December 11th, 2019, 4:53 am
by Josh Fontaine
caves madeleine

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: December 11th, 2019, 8:56 am
by Paul Jaouen
Mikko R wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 3:58 am
Kevin Sidders wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 11:34 am
My favorite (newish) place in Beaune is without a doubt La Lune. Tiny so reservations are a challenge, but if you can get in you will find super fresh French/Asian fusion at absurdly low prices. Wine list is smallish and just OK, but what a meal...
+1

I was there last Friday and what a meal I had. I went for the edamame, karaage, turbot carpaccio (half portion was enough), pigeon and creme caramel with 3 glasses of wine and some green tea at the end. It was only 72 euros and the flavors were there. Especially karaage and pigeon were just outstanding. Also the service is amazing. Can't recommend this place enough. Oh and definitely you need a reservation.
La Lune is definitely excellent and not so newish any longer! I think Ma Cuisine is one of the most overrated restaurants I've ever been to. I've been three times trying to figure out why people like it other than Parker/Rovani raved about it. Wine list was excellent but food was mediocre at best.

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: May 26th, 2020, 8:09 am
by Gaudissabois Johan
Friends,
Simon is no longer a favorite since a new couple took over. The former owners came originally from the now extint LA SOMMELLERIE in Gevrey and did an excellent job in both restaurants. Generally speaking the wine lists in most resaurants are deceiving : too expensive and the wines are far too young. One exception :LE SOUFFLOT at MEURSAULT on the ROUTE NATIONALE.: just great..
SINCERELY JOHAN

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: May 26th, 2020, 2:13 pm
by Gautier Roussille
Since that thread popped up and while everyone is closed, let me give you my favorite address as a local:

L'Agastache in Volnay, great food, great ppl, Italian chef, obviously some nice wine on the list.

La Goutte d'Or in Meursault chef lived in Japan, Japanese wife, lovely couple, French cuisine but better. They took over recently and the wine list is in progress but already enough to have some fun (don't look for the big name but the carefully curated stuff)

If you drive South stop in Chalon sur Saône, lovely town with some nice restaurants on the island. My personal favorite is
Le Bistrot in Chalon sur Saône warmest welcome, the food is just right and being outside the touristy place you can find some aged grand cru for a very attractive price on the wine list.

Even more South but this one easily justify driving down from Beaune just for dinner:
Aux Terrasses* in Tournus easily ** stars in the plates best QPR in Burgundy (yes, even beats Lameloise! Especially if you want a less uptight ambiance).

And while you're in the South stop at
L'Autre Rive in St Laurent across the river from Macon unpretentious food but the chef is a wine lover and you'll be able to taste many aged local wine but also take a welcomed break from Burgundy wine.

If you keep on going south and you want to get the full cholesterol experience go to
La table de Chaintré*, unsurprisingly in Chaintré rich traditional food (truffle, Charolais beef, etc.) great wine list with a focus on natural wines.

Many other good places but here you have my go to.
There are many places in Beaune, rely depends on what you're after. Two places where you'll find locals at the tables: Les pôpiettes and Caves Madeleine.

Hope all these guys will be ok and reopen soon.

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: May 28th, 2020, 5:00 pm
by Jerry Hey
Gautier - thanks for those, especially in Meursault. I ate at Au Fil du Clos in February and while the food was good and the wine list excellent, I was a little underwhelmed with the atmosphere.

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: May 28th, 2020, 6:27 pm
by Mark Y
Jerry Hey wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Gautier - thanks for those, especially in Meursault. I ate at Au Fil du Clos in February and while the food was good and the wine list excellent, I was a little underwhelmed with the atmosphere.
When u say wine list excellent. Do u mean lots of options? Really cheap prices? Or hard to find gems?
Or combo?

Good food. Excellent wine. I can bring the atmosphere! ;)

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: May 28th, 2020, 11:45 pm
by Gautier Roussille
You're welcome Jerry and if you stop by La Goutte d'Or in winter you have a chance to dine next to the fireplace.
Winter is much less touristy and we had this experience with my wife not long after the restaurant change of ownership (previously ok food for tourist buses), nobody in the restaurant, just us, the fireplace, Yuki for service and Thomas in the kitchen, still remember the nice Bresse chicken main course (full course was something around 25€...).

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: June 2nd, 2020, 8:25 am
by Jerry Hey
Gautier - I have been to France about 30 times but never in July or August and only once in June to go to the 60th D-Day anniversary. I love going in the fall and winter months when the villages have few tourists.

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Posted: June 2nd, 2020, 12:42 pm
by Gautier Roussille
Jerry - great call, France is basically closed in August anyway... [oops.gif]
Fall is a great sight in the vineyard. I like spring, especially in the mountains, but spring is beautiful everywhere in the world (and estates are really busy in the spring, harder to visit).