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“A great find”
Review of La Vieille Porte

La Vieille Porte
Ranked #2 of 329 Restaurants in Le Mans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 October 2013

The desk clerk at Le Hotel Charleston recommended this restaurant. We had a bit of a hard time finding it, but very glad we persisted and located it. The staff did not speak English but was very friendly and we made an attempt in French, and everyone figured it all out. We had a great, reasonable bottle of wine and we both ordered off the Menu- my husband had salad and a beef kabob and I had fish. The presentation was adorable- lots of little pots, etc. I had chocolate mousse for dessert and my husband had a cheesecake- also wonderful. They gave us some 'orange rum' to drink after dessert, but I only took a small taste. There were a few couples and a large family sitting at tables and it seemed like most people ordered right off the menu as well ( price fixe, about $30 per person). They presented the bill in a little wooden treasure chest filled with brightly wrapped candies- so cute.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant for couples and by the way the family eating nearby was treated so well, I would also not hesitate to recommend it to families either.

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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant when the other 2 restaurants we wanted to try were full.
What a great find. We sat outside on the cobbled stone street as the sun was setting.
Really enjoyed the brochettes. Good bottle of Cotes de Gasgoigne. Service faultless.
Shame I live so far away from it.

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Thank bighonez
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We went to the restaurant for lunch after reading the reviews and had the 12E90 menu. The food was pretty pedestrian and nothing special. We had the chicken salad which was OK but the chicken was breaded and deep fried which mad it greasy. The pate that was brought at the start of the meal was lovely and the staff very pleasant, but the place lacked atmosphere.

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2  Thank StephanieTac
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Thanks tripadvisor people, we would have never of found this place if it hadnt been for you. we visited this lovely restaurant in october 2011 had a amazing meal in great surroundings a true joy to behold even just walking down to the restaurant through the old cobbled thin streets.

if your in le mans, you have to go here!

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Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Went here with a group of friends whilst at the 24 hour. Was a superb little restaurant in a fantastic setting. Food, service, wine, beer and value were all superb. Will be going back for sure.

Thank Warren O
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