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Le Lion d'Or

17 quai Charles Guinot, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 00 23
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“foie gras” (12 reviews)
“scampi” (2 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
17 quai Charles Guinot, 37400, Amboise, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mon dieu! The food! So imaginative, so flavorful and colorful, we couldn't get enough. More than one fish featured a dark purple sauce that might have been beet-based. Whatever it was, it was fantastic. The portions were not too big, not too small, and the...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dining room here is both elegant and modern, and the food is much the same. The service was fine, and the quality and preparation of the food was very good.

Thank mrsirin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first review I’ve written for a place where I didn’t dine. We ate twice at L’Ilot, a small gem away from the tourist center. At the second meal, we had a long, friendly conversation with the owner, combining my imperfect French with...More

Thank ImbwanaKikbouti
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for our honeymoon when it was a hotel,food ok then but brilliant now. Could not fault anything ,staff very cheerful polite and attentive. I started with the Ham,Cottage Cheese and Melon sounds a bit boring ,but no way so many little subtle...More

Thank portugal563
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This was the best meal that I had in 15 days in France. The menu was French yet fresh and unique. The presentation was gorgeous and the tastes were divine. Service was excellent and the dining room is very attractive. For all of this, the...More

Thank civility
Reviewed 20 August 2018

There seemed to be a number of different ambiances in this restaurant, from elegant to dining room to a bar. Very interesting. Food was well-presented and good. We were a little intimidated since the room was so elegant and we didn't feel dressed for the...More

Thank wppfeifer
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We had a wonderful meal at Lion d'Or. We ordered off the "menu formulare" and received a spectacular, 3 course meal for 33 euros per person.The foie gras was especially delicious, and our main course was packed with flavors and combinations that are not commonly...More

Thank LauraB14098
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Perfect food and wine, but the difficulty in booking and the reception left a lot to be desired. Once we were acknowledged the experience was a delight.

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Ate here 3 times we were staying nearby. Interesting place as when you first enter, it is a modern bistro effect place - then they show you to the elegant dining room. Food is really good - they have 2 set price menus at 22...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I like them and in America they are usually tough and chewy. In France they melt in your mouth. The dinner was basically a sweet bread and kindey stew. on a bed of purred potatoes and carrots. Had a great bottle of Sancerre PN. I...More

Thank greentail
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 quai Charles Guinot, 37400, Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Indre-et-Loire  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 57 00 23
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