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“Poor and extremely overpriced”
Review of Restaurant Le 36

Restaurant Le 36
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Ranked #13 of 97 Restaurants in Amboise
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$37 - US$89
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really substandard and extremely overpriced restaurant. The food was formally presented but with no flavour or originality to back it up. The langoustine starter was a particular low point - the langoustine put me in mind of a greasy crispy shrimp from a low-grade Chinese takeout joint, and was served with two indistinguishable dollops of flavourless whipped cream (one of which was apparently supposed to be apple flavoured). The quail was served with a smear of over-salty, over-reduced jus which tasted like packet gravy granules. The amuse-bouches and petits-fours were stale and bland. And to add insult to injury, they tried to charge us for a significantly more expensive bottle of wine than we had drunk - and were reluctant to admit their mistake! Came out at €125 per head - a massive rip-off. You can eat much better in Amboise; for instance, at Les Arpents or Château de Pray

Thank Anthony C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very attentive service and generally good food (although the base of the pavlova was rock hard). However, the whole experience was over far too quickly. We just got the impression that they wanted to get home.

Thank neilcoyb2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Unlike the previous reviewer, we LOVED our dinner.

Serene, quiet, overlooking the Loire, our last dinner in France, for now, was memorable. The shrimp appetizer was one of the best shrimp preparation I've ever tasted. Just look at our photos!!

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Thank KarenGr
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is the hotel restaurant for the Le Choiseul hotel - this seems by far the best place to dine if you are staying in Amboise. Food was delicious and dinner was served at a relaxed, European pace. Staff was friendly and accommodating. The main dining room was nice, if a little warm - eating outside in the summer would be heaven. Highly recommend.

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Thank josephpatry
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate here for dinner and had the 6 course tasting menu with the wine pairings. While I would say for value this place isn’t high on the list the food was great as was the wine. The langoustine was amazing as was the quail. Staff was attentive but a little stuffy. We had a great meal but at the price we paid I would expect nothing less.

Thank Gregory W
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