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“Day Menu - All inclusive - Fresh products - Perfect service”
Review of Le Saint PIERRE

Ranked #22 of 365 Restaurants in Besancon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$36 - US$144
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations
Montlucon, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Day Menu - All inclusive - Fresh products - Perfect service”
Reviewed 30 August 2011

I went for diner with my girlfriend. For several reasons (not especially financials) we choose the day menu that is only fixed at the evening, so don't call in the morning to know what it is going to be in the evening. In addition, the whole table has to choose it, so you can't combine it with the regular dishes or menus. Still, the level of service and quality of products compensates largely those restrictions.

In fact, the menu of the day costs less than 40 euros, comprising starter, dish and desert, along with wine and coffee! Product are fresh, well cooked, in original combination of flavors without being to extravagant.

The service is perfect. No "chi-chi" meaning that the we just got the right level of attention , anticipating our needs, always with a nice word but never getting to far into discussion so you really get the impression that the service is all about you and your evening.

I would especially like to mention the wine part as we do not have any special knowledge on that topic. We felt comfortable, and guided with simple but understandable advises, not trying to lure us into expensive bottles.

Finally we could have chosen to pic individual dishes "à la carte" , which would certainly have more than double the price/pers. The fact that we got an excellent service, not feeling that we belonged to the "budget" category of customers means to us that the restaurants wants to build a good reputation on the long-term. .

  • Visited August 2011
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2 Thank supertoubab
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“nice venue, traditional food,”
Reviewed 27 July 2011

I've been to Le St Pierre on various occasions and I have to say that the Menu du Marché is the best choice you can make, very good value for money.
In any case, food is nice there.
Special note on the service, the owner is used to his "usual" customers, and he will allow himself to odd remarks or comments. If he does that with you, just play along and don't get offended. Don't forget to compliment on the famous "gratin dauphinois" and "crème brulée au macvin" that have been on the menu for years and year

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank ChasseurDetoiles
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“My fellow travelers have it right!!!!”
Reviewed 6 July 2010

what a true gourmet experience. we walked in without reservations, but they seem to have a seating area in the front for people like us. we chose the fixed price 36 euro meal and from start to finish it was splendid. the starter was a foie gras with a light creme, followed by a tuna tartare, for the main course there were three fishes on a bed of pesto. desert also was incredible. my partner had creme brullee and i had a white chocolate mouse cake with fresh raspberries. did i mention that wine, and coffee are also included in the price??? i can't wait to go back and upgrade to the higher priced meals, but even sticking at this one, it is worth the trip to besançon just to dine here.

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Warwickshire, England
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“Fantastic value if you choose well”
Reviewed 1 July 2010

Based on Trip Advisor reviews we saved this restaurant to last in our 4 day stay in Besancon, expecting it to be good (which it was) and expensive (which it was not). The Menu du Marche at 35 Euros is an absolute bargain as it includes 3 courses, coffee, service, and, astonishingly, wine – not just one glass but half a bottle per person! The Maitre D’ (a Yule Bruner look alike) discussed with us what wine we would like – and came up with a Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire which was delicious. With 4 of us, we thought we would need a second bottle and ordered one, expecting to pay extra, but it was included in the fixed price. The whole bill for 4 came to 144 Euros – the cheapest but one of the best meals in a week of touring.

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1 Thank GoodLifeForMe
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