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“A Jewel”
Review of Les Linottes

Les Linottes
Ranked #115 of 616 Restaurants in Tours
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$47
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 5 October 2013

My husband and I were traveling with a business group (but for pleasure) staying at nearby Chateau D'artigny. The group was dispersed over several restaurants in Tours for the evening. Three couples made reservations at Les Linottes at the recommendation of one of the travel staff associated with our trip. En route, we "enjoyed" a sudden downpour and arrived at the restaurant fairly wet and quite hungry. Once seated, we were charmed by the cheerful warmth of the very cozy dining room. There was a lovely breeze as the front door was open and we enjoyed watching the comings and goings of a very busy downtown on a Friday evening. I require a gluten free menu and had a blurb about celiac/gf foods printed in French, which I gave to the hostess. She graciously explained to me what I could choose from the menu. From the amuse bouche to the dessert, the service was excellent, the presentation creative and artful and the food was perfection - fresh ingredients with wonderful flavors and in just the right-sized portions. We ordered a local sancere - a perfect compliment to our repast. The chef, a delightful young lady, came to speak with us, answering questions about her training and her new venture. We met her husband and her adorable daughter. I overheard one of the other couples with our group tell her that hers was the best meal they'd had in 10 days in France. We ceratinly had to agree that it was absolutely worth the drive into town and the walk in the downpour to experience the delightful evening!

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

We have found this restaurant through the reviews of a french web site and it is really worth it!
Tours old center is magnificent, and it is tempting to just choose one of the many restaurant along the paved road, but most are really overprices tourist traps where we got sick.
Les linottes is only 100m from the old town and offers an excellent menu for 28 euros. There is a young passionate new lady chef which came to welcome us personally and was wonderful to the children. The kids shared a roasted duck dish and were only charged 5 euros per kid!! And were offered complimentory tomatoes to start with.
We had tartare of salmon and then duck, as well as the reasonably price house wine and it was really all delicious. And the staff was so friendly!!
Do avoid the old town when it comes to your food.

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Reviewed 13 October 2011

This is a fabulous restaurant offering a kind of Haute Cuisine that's most innovative. We are experienced gourmet enjoyers and admit this is really TOP. The service is excellent and very friendly and personal. The pricing compared with its superb value is modest.
Highly recommended for any occasion to entertain friends or clients of just to visit with your spouse or family, to experience and enjoy the excellent quality and taste they serve you.

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Thank pbmeyersr
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

We found this pleasant and unpretentious restaurant by visiting Le Vieux Tours city centre. The ambiance was warm and cosy and the food was very good. Dishes were based on local and seasonal products and full of interesting and exquisite flavours. The wine list was well-considered and reasonably priced. The service led by the owner was diligent, efficient and discrete. Overall, this was a very enjoyable dining experience providing a true taste of quality French cuisine. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017
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