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“The best restaurant for miles ( or Km)”
Review of Le Mot De La Faim

Le Mot De La Faim
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Saint-Claude
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$7
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Small, unassuming restaurant in the middle of town. While the atmosphere is a little sterile, the food and service more than make up for it.

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

We expected something TOTALLY different based on the reviews on Trip Advisor.

This restaurant was so full at lunchtime we didn't get in; at 8pm on a weekday evening only two tables were occupied(!)

The positive things first: Good, friendly, attentive service; clean and well organized dining room; clean rest rooms.

The food was edible, but that's it. A miniscule, virtually tasteless, bland poultry and morello mushroom and cream pot au feu - rubbery chicken, an economical serving of mushrooms and none of the condiments (garlic, wine, black pepper, etc etc) which might have made it more interesting. Unacceptable (deep-frozen?) vegetable garnishes, withered in a hot oven along with the pot au feu. Astonishing desserts - an apple crumble without crumble, deep-fried bitter chocolate(!) with passion-fruit ice-cream...

It's possible that the food is better at lunchtime, and that the evening service was just so exhausted after the midday rush that they'd given up trying in the kitchen. One give-away was the background "music": The local pop/news radio station playing golden oldies... not exactly what I'd have expected for an evening dinner experience in the Jura.

Given the lack of attractive alternatives this is a plausible choice if you have to eat in Saint-Claude, but on this showing it might be better to eat elsewhere.

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Reviewed 29 October 2011

It is a real pity that this restaurant looks a bit 'cheap' from the outside: its interior design lacks character and atmosphere. We walked past it and decided against having dinner there, based on what it looked like. But then when we asked a shop owner which restaurant she would recommend, she was very clear about the great food and excellent value for money which "La Mot de la Faim" offers. So we went back and enjoyed a great dinner, served by an excellent waitress. Our 70 euros bought us (2 persons) a three course meal plus wine, water and espressos. The spectacular dessert (Tarte au Citron) deserves a special mentioning: delicious!

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Thank Marja E
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