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“Mmmm! Amazing dinner!”
Review of La Fourchette

La Fourchette
Ranked #5 of 88 Restaurants in Amboise
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$34
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Tel: 00 33 6 11 78 16 98 Opened three months ago
Owosso, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mmmm! Amazing dinner!”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We ate our best meal in France, Paris included, at La Fourchette in Amboise. It is tucked away just off Nationale and is run by a mother and daughter who do the cooking and serving. Both make an effort to meet you and assure things are to your satisfaction. The food is so flavorful and inviting without being pretentious. Everything is homemade on their fixed menu. Very highly recommended if you are fortunate enough to stay near or in Amboise, France

Visited August 2014
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Simplicité et perfection!”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This is what French food should be like! A restaurant that makes me remember the true meaning of "Home sweet home" after almost 20 years abroad! :-) Merci Mesdames!

  • Visited August 2014
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Annandale, Virginia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An Amboise Highlight”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

When in Amboise do not miss this small, (21 seats inside, a few tables outside) side alley gem of an eatery. The limited, ever changing chalkboard offerings are delectable. The mother daughter team are warm and inviting, with great service, the chef taking time to chat about the food from her open kitchen. The prices are quite fair for this boutique dining experience. We came from Chenenceaux on a local's recommendation. I recommend a reservation. We did not have one but were lucky. Many other restaurants were pretty empty, not La Fourchette!

  • Visited July 2014
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Santa Barbara, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Reserve in advance”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

This small, lovely restaurant is a gem you want to keep to yourself but can't stop spreading the word. Limited menu means high attention to every dish. Fish rillettes with shrimp were visually beautiful and I can still taste the flavors. My husband enjoyed his entree of perfectly cooked fish and my braised beef with creamy potatoes was straight from the heart.

Visited May 2014
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PatNC
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Our best meal in Amboise”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

La Fourchette is run by a mother/daughter team. The mother is the chef and the daughter runs the front of the restaurant. There are a couple of options for each course on any given day, and the food very much has a feel of having a delicious, homemade dinner. The food was very good, and the mother wandered through the front of the restaurant and clearly took great pleasure at seeing people enjoying her food. I do not want to deter people from going since I thought it was the best meal I had in Amboise, but it is important to know that the daughter's English is limited and there is no English menu. That said, if you do not speak any French at all, the food is so good that it is worth taking a chance to go!

Visited May 2014
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