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“Very friendly but doesn't really live up to its name.”
Review of les gourmandises

les gourmandises
Ranked #22 of 176 Restaurants in Puteaux
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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372 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 598 helpful votes
“Very friendly but doesn't really live up to its name.”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Gourmands should look elsewhere, but its a friendly and pleasant restaurant on the main square in Puteaux: spacious inside, large fish tank, etc. The food is fine - nothing special but well prepared and not bad value compared to elsewhere. Most dishes seemed to come with rice, beans (bit soggy) and ratatouille. We tried the cod special and sea bream - all the fish cooked just right. There's a child's menu for 10E and it's the usual burger (+ drink and one boule of ice cream), but at least home-made. House wine is drinkable at 10E per pichet, demi-litre. So not a bad choice for a very welcoming dining experience - don't expect too much and you'll enjoy the evening.

Visited November 2013
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Rio de Janeiro
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Close to La Defense. Excellent food! I recommend the Cotes du Rhone wine. Les gourmandises is not so famous just because is located in Puteaux that is about 15 minutes from La Defense. But if you are in La Defense you should try! Very good choice for family! You should look for Esplanade Sude coming from La Defense.

  • Visited September 2013
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Essex, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good French food served by very friendly staff.”
Reviewed 25 February 2013 via mobile

The staff in a restaurant can make the difference between an average experience and a memorable one. The waitress here was very helpful and friendly, advising what to eat and the "specialties" to avoid. There is even an English language menu but beware of some of the translations; I don't think Boeffe au Dauphinoise really means "Pork Snout"!
The duck in honey with garlic potatoes was delicious, as was the steak in Roqufort sauce. The terrine au Grand Mere was a little disappointing as a starter but the wine was very good.
We ate here twice during our stay, as much for the cheerful ambience as the good food.

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Barthomley, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 3 December 2012

We came here upon recommendation from a staff member at the hotel we were staying at as our first choice (Sain Sert Le) was closed. Upon reflection, I really should have looked on trip advisor!

We ordered our food and after a terrible starter (shrimp and crayfish salad) we decided to pay and leave, not staying for our main course. The seafood was terrible (perhaps cheap frozen stuff) literally lathered in marie rose sauce. Our bread was placed directly onto the table, no side plate or butter.

Was expecting better service and better tasting food. Shame as it nearly spoiled our stay in Paris.

  • Visited December 2012
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Edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious Food at a Good Price”
Reviewed 20 November 2012

2 courses for 21 Euros - My wife and I took this deal. She had chicken in creamy mushroom sauce and I had the steak. Both loved it and my steak was cooked perfectly medium from one end to the other. For desert we had Creme Brule and homemade chocolate mousse. Yummy!. All of this washed down with a bottle of rosy wine for 18 Euros.

The service was very good and our awkward attempts at communicating with the waitress were eased as soon as we heard her fluent English. She was friendly and quick with recommendations.

60 Euros in total for two people and a very good 2 course meal. Somewhat of a bargain.

Visited November 2012
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