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“Overpriced and undercooked” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Le Monal

Restaurant Le Monal
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Price range: US$33 - US$65
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: On the main road going to Tignes, Val d'Isère and the Iseran pass, with a wonderful view on the National Vanoise Parc, Hôtel le Monal offers 19 comfortables rooms and 6 studios, from 2 to 4 persons. Domestic pets are welcome - Free Wifi. Free parking opposite to the Hôtel - Free Garage for motorcycle. 3 restaurants, Wine cellar, Takeaway. Buffet breakfast from 6.30 am in Summer, from 7AM in Winter. B&B, 1/2 board. Registered 3 fire log by Logis de France. Official "Label Qualité Tourisme" Hotel le Monal - Tel +33 (0)4 79 06 90 07
Fontainebleau, france
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Overpriced and undercooked”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Reading the other reviews of this restaurant I don't understand how our experience could have been so wildly different. I've been driving through Ste Foy for over 20 years several times a year and had always wanted to stop at this place so this time we did. And we will never again. There were four in our party and we paid €68 for a terrible meal which didn't even include desert because we got so bored waiting to be served that we couldn't wait to hoof it out of there. The two hamburgers ordered by the two young teenage boys in our party were huge but "pretty empty" according to them, the pasta ordered by a young adult had some kind of ham in it which should have been San Daniele but tasted off so she only ate half of it, and the tartiflette I ordered was severely undercooked: the potatoes on the top layer were still crunchy and there was so little cheese that the whole dish was dry.
The service was abysmal: we waited a long time for our menus and then a long time for the dish and it seems as though once we'd been served our main course we were forgotten about although we were seated downstairs right by the door to the terrace that the waitress kept going through.
We will certainly not be returning.

  • Visited February 2014
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere, really welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

Stopped off here for a drink prior to checking in to our chalet. We were welcomed warmly and the fact that we were a large party of 13 didn't hamper the staff from offering us seating and taking our drinks order immediately. We ordered some chips as a snack for the younger members of the group and a large bowl completed with ketchup and mayonnaise was delivered, they tasted great. We witnessed lots do food being delivered to other tables and it all looked great. We enjoyed a couple of rounds of drinks and the atmosphere all the time we were there was great, the staff were attentive and friendly and we would not hesitate to visit again.

Visited February 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“A gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Located in Sainte Foy this establishment is certainly the center of activity. The atmosphere is vibrant and both the bistro style food downstairs and the a la carte upstairs is excellent.

Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“What a place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

I've been fortunate enough to eat in this fabulous restaurant several times, each time seems better than the last. The place itself is delightfully decorated, simple and homely. The wines on offer are exceptional, the service is friendly and efficient. The food is incredible, you can tell the owners have a love of good food. 30 odd years in the making and it shows. Stop reading this and book a table...

  • Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

I have been there with a group of 10. Everybody ordered different items from the menu. The wines were good and the food excellent. Service was very efficient with very good English, obviously used to catering for groups. We sat upstairs. We had a good time.

  • Visited April 2013
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