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Burgundy restaurants?

#1 Post by Tony C » April 26th, 2019, 10:40 am

Going to Burgundy in May. Not looking for 3 Michelin star restaurant.

Any recommendations?

Thanks
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#2 Post by Matt Fleming » April 26th, 2019, 12:54 pm

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.

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#3 Post by Howard Cooper » April 27th, 2019, 5:20 am

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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#4 Post by Mont Stern » April 27th, 2019, 5:38 am

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/

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#5 Post by IlkkaL » April 28th, 2019, 12:35 am

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.
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#6 Post by Gus Siokis » April 28th, 2019, 10:25 am

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

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#7 Post by Matt Fleming » April 29th, 2019, 6:05 am

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.

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#8 Post by bweimer » 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.
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#9 Post by John Davis » April 29th, 2019, 4:02 pm

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.
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#10 Post by Kevin Sidders » 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...
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#11 Post by Mark R » May 7th, 2019, 6:36 am

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).
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#12 Post by Mark R » May 7th, 2019, 6:38 am

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/
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#13 Post by Mikko R » 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.
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#14 Post by Karl_O'Donoghue » December 9th, 2019, 6:46 pm

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 :-)

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#15 Post by Josh Fontaine » December 11th, 2019, 4:53 am

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#16 Post by Paul Jaouen » December 11th, 2019, 8:56 am

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.
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#17 Post by Gaudissabois Johan » May 26th, 2020, 8:09 am

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..
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#18 Post by Gautier Roussille » May 26th, 2020, 2:13 pm

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.
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#19 Post by Jerry Hey » 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.

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#20 Post by Mark Y » May 28th, 2020, 6:27 pm

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! ;)
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#21 Post by Gautier Roussille » May 28th, 2020, 11:45 pm

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€...).
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#22 Post by Jerry Hey » June 2nd, 2020, 8:25 am

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.

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#23 Post by Gautier Roussille » June 2nd, 2020, 12:42 pm

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).
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