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ul.Prof. Asen Zlatarov 24, Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
+359 2 843 0364
12:00 - 23:00
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128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

OK, so the ambience is OK, the floor was quite cold and we were seated by the air conditioner even though we've had a booking. Not a good table - our feet got cold, but the air conditioning was blowing straight into us. Anyway - the food. We've got beef tartar - I've eaten this a lot in Lyon and... More 

1 Thank DimitarStefanov
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Quiet and exquisite family like restaurant. The staff is very professional and efficient. The menu is mostly French with a touch of local dishes. Very much recommended.

Thank alaneshel
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is the restaurant where I had the best Tartar! Exceptional service, everything I have tried there was on an exceptional level. My recommendation is definitely to start with the beef tartar and finish with the selection of cheeses. Btw rumour has it that the restaurant will close towards the end of 2016, so hurry up.

Thank Vladimir M
Sofia, Bulgaria
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

After my visit at this nice french restaurant i would change my expectations for next visits to other restaurants. The level in this restaurant is high. Food was incredibly delicious. Good location and qualify service. I would say one word on food - divine! Romantic place with romantic music. Candles and red wine... Duck magret and chicken breast with mushrooms... More 

Thank Daniel N
Plovdiv Province, Bulgaria
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It is a true that the restaurant is the best in Bulgaria. Delicious food and touch of every detail. The French cuisine is developed as a basic one with many specialties.

Thank Forest24
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Have been there fir dinner with some friends. We enjoyed very good food. We had frog legs as a starter and kept going with for example sea bass with ratatouille and mashed pumpkin. Very delicious. Finished the dinner with some cheese. At the beginning we had different aperitifs followed by a good Bulgarian white wine. Overall a great dinner and... More 

Thank flom370
Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was a great experience, I didn't have elsewhere. The service is exquisite and the food was served in a very elegant way. You might want to remind yourself the table manners before you go there. All that we tried was really delicious. This is definitely place for a special occasion, as the prices are quite high - be prepared... More 

1 Thank Megi P
Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

L'instant Is the unique gastronomic restaurant In Sofia. Excellent service, adorable french owners and very friendly. Very accessible for such standing !

Thank Jeremy F
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The food was at the level expected, the service was very good. However the atmosphere was nothing to remember and we were the only guests in the whole restaurant. Recommend it to have it a try!

Thank Dinchoc
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

By far one of the best restaurants in Sofia! The food, the drinks, the service, the atmosphere - remarkable. It's the place to have a tasty elegant dinner.

1 Thank Rory D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$43
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Prof. Asen Zlatarov 24, Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 2 843 0364
Elegant and cosy french restaurant

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