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Bon Appetit! La Boutique

Plaza Del Carmen, Loyola Street | Barrio Obrero, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines
+63 82 300 3186
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Plaza Del Carmen, Loyola Street | Barrio Obrero, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines
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11 - 20 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2017

This Sunday past we made an excellent choice to stop at "Bon Appetit" for lunch after our church worship services. Arriving about noon, we were cheerfully greeted and offered a table and menus. While my wife and friend were perusing the menus I noticed on...More

Thank Norm H
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Let me start with the good. This is a beautiful place beautiful people and beautiful country. We had a blast your culture and cuisine is not to far from ours. Your food well done delicious beautiful rooms but this is the bad news. I don't...More

3  Thank MOGAINS
Yves M, Owner at Bon Appetit! La Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Bonjour Mogains, Thank you for the compliments regarding our food, setup and ambiance. However, we are quite surprised with your bad feedback regarding our staff. Indeed, in 6 years of activity, we never experienced any customer complaint about their attitude. On the contrary, they are...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Worst of all the restos ive eaten here in davao⏰⏰⏰. .. wasted my time ... servings were too small for the price.. and i know the value of what i eat... service sucked 100% ... seat were too small... it was just a night to...More

7  Thank Timothy C
Yves M, Owner at Bon Appetit! La Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

- Our servings are big. Some of our customers have to share it. - Our service crew is well trained to be fast, efficient and smiling. They are well known for that. - Our rattan chairs are large and comfortable... Of course this person never...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner based on the reviews on Trip Advisor and was very unimpressed from start to finish. There was nothing terrible and nothing great just all around very very ordinary. The truth is I probably would have given it 3 stars but the...More

7  Thank twistedfoodlover
Yves M, Owner at Bon Appetit! La Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Bonjour Buttermovement, Your post didn't really hurt our feeling, it just made us sad and surprised as 90% of the people who experienced our restaurant and rated it in TripAdvisor took a completely opposite view. On the other hand, we think that a so negative...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I only have good things to say to this restaurant. First, the service is just five star! The owners will really approach you and ask how are you finding their food and give recommendations upon ordering. My friend and I had a good chat with...More

1  Thank Nikki V
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We celebrated our departure from Davao with a family reunion at Bon appetit. Food and service were excellent, Yves and Rosalie charming and discreet at the same time. Dishes are inspired from our grand mothers' traditional recipes and made up with local fresh ingredients sourced...More

Thank _xdelpierre56
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Ate at your restaurant when I was there in January. Trip advisor blocks me from actually writing the review I intended. The brief and friendlier version- your good is average, you treat your staff badly making anyone with a conscious uncomfortable I'll never eat there...More

17  Thank rick123321
Yves M, Owner at Bon Appetit! La Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Cher Monsieur, Our management is demanding as we want our staff to do there best to meet the needs of our patrons and to try to reach the standards of a French restaurant. According to the previous reviews that I invite you to read, it...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Cozy brasserie serving traditional French fare... stared off with Charcuterie platter, vegetable soup and steak tartare, Chicken fricase... charcuterie platter offered two types of ham - each was yummy and distinct from each other; vegetable soup was a thicker cream based offering of flavor and...More

Thank Merril Y
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We took the team out to this restaurant. A warning, is this a French restaurant run by husband and wife who are French. This means the food looks and tastes "French" and like all French people, the dessert is as important as the rest of...More

Thank aussiekiwi_boy
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We came short in money and tried to eat everything that will fit our budget. We thought that because we chose the low cost food we will not be satisfied but we were wrong. Every food we ate is perfection. You can taste the passion...More

1  Thank kingjohnray
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To the owner, Wow I get the fact that your very invested in your restaurant, your reviews going down must be very pressing on your mind but why don't you consider that your attitude might be a factor? Let's explore together as atmosphere is important. Question 1) do your employees even like you or are you a underpaying slave driver that takes advantage of the local people? (2) Can u maintain your staff happily or do they just stay because they need work. If you notice they escape at the earliest convenience you got a problem! Next, how about your personal relationships with others 1) do you get along with the customers in general or are you just antagonistic with those that offer you constructive criticism? (2) did notice that probably your neighbors have issues with you too and maybe your own family. My friend go into counseling you have some very serious anger and impulse control issues! I am offering u this advice to be helpful. Lastly, All your regular customers that your referencing might be a mostly foreigners like us not necessarily Filipino. I think you need to reevaluate yourself because it impacts your restaurant- I am not eating thee again because I will never be party to supporting your attitude. I keep thinking karma is a downward slide and only you can change the flow of yours- your friend
29 July 2017|
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Response from Yves M | Property representative |
Dear "ron123623" (aka "rick123321"), Thank you so much for your concern and your precious advises... I really appreciate! However, as it is the sixth time you write about us (including your review) with the same sick... More
23 May 2017|
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Response from rick123321 | Reviewed this property |
Hey, give the guy a break he is French! Sure he has a bad attitude and belittles his workers but the food is great. Who says that a foreigner has to be gracious? I am sure that the amount he pays in salaries factors in any... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Del Carmen, Loyola Street | Barrio Obrero, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  Davao del Sur Province  >  Davao City
  • Phone Number: +63 82 300 3186
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- Authentic, hearty and tasty French cuisine in a cosy and elegant ambience.
- Service "a la carte" offering typical French Bistro specialities (Soupe a l'Oignon, Escargots de Bourgogne au beurre persille, Fricassee de Poulet, Confit de Canard Pommes Sarladaises, Cassoulet de Castelnaudary, Noisette d'Agneau a la Creme d'Ail, Entrecote d'Angus Grillee Sauce au Poivre, Steak Tartare d'Angus au couteau, Pomme au Four Creme Anglaise, Tarte aux Pommes, Tarte Fine et Glace Vanille, Pot de creme au Chocolat, Fondant au Chocolat Creme Anglaise...).
- Monthly special menu (Appetizer, Pasta, Main Dish, Dessert).
- Fine selection of French wines from different appellations (Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Beaujolais, Loire, Cahors, Languedoc...).
- Varnished wood and rattan, purple wallpaper decorated with original prints of a French painter engraver (the owner's grandfather).
- Jazz music and classic French songs.
- French Movie Night sessions (with subtitles in English) every other Tuesday.
- Service in the garden at night.
- Parking. Closed on Sunday.
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