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“Pretentious and overpriced”
Review of Le Cheval Noir

Le Cheval Noir
Ranked #9 of 206 Restaurants in Beaune
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Pretentious and overpriced”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Visited with a party of 6 people on the 12th of September. We all love good food and good wine but from the start it was all a bit stiff and pretentious.
We travelled the Burgundy region and had sampled much of what was to offer in various restaurants and cafes, almost all of them offering great local produce without extortionate prices.
Le Cheval Noir was unfortunately disappointing. Stiff service and the food might have looked good but was not spectacular. Some of the canapes were just inedible and most of our group were disappointed with the starters, so much that we had to send some back as the Escargo's were so overcooked they were like biscuits. There was no apology just a look down the nose as if we had no right to complain.
Unfortunately it was too late to swap restaurants otherwise we would have done so.
All in all very fancy looking but mediocre food and the total bill was a serious amount higher than the previous restaurants we had visited.
Our experience here was not good so personally we would not recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank xplorer1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Extremely tasty tasting menu”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Le Cheval Noir came recommended by our hosts in Beaune and it exceeded expectations. We enjoyed one of the dinner tasting menus with accompanying wines, the food was excellent, the wines well matched and the canapés and amuse bouche were a delight, and the price represented good value.

Visited August 2013
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Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic, and large, meal”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We ordered the prix fixe meal, but instead of getting the 3 courses we ordered, we got 7. In addition to the meal, we received an amuse bouche, 2 extra small bites between courses, and an extra small dessert. All of the food was incredible, the service was excellent, and the clientele was varied. We had a fantastic experience here.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Our hotel (Belle Epoque) recommended this restaurant and called for reservations. We had a wonderful meal! We sat on the side deck as it was a lovely night and all our food was outstanding, service was attentive without being overbearing. We would be happy to go back if we find ourselves in Beaune again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Kiki B
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stopped for lunch at this restaurant after having read the trip advisor reviews. It was really great, everyone was very polite and we enjoyed it a lot.

The only reason I do not rank it as excellent is because of the escargots that we got as an appetizer. They tasted weird, not at all the great taste we had in other restaurants. But the main course, which was the steak as well as the deserts were fantastic.

And Beaune is a great town to visit so make sure you stop by!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank alkimadrid
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