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Le Lion d'Or

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17 quai Charles Guinot, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 00 23
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Wed 12:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Naples, Florida
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't believe this is not higher rated on TA...excellent French food with attentive, unhurried service. Ordered priced fixed which I normally avoid since too much food for me but WOW...The foie gras was best I had in France. The lamb exquisite and presentation superb. Baked apple with sorbet..😃. It is all French style and wonderful.

Thank Karen4005
Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ate at this restaurant for lunch after visiting the chateau. The food was superb, and certainly it is quite the foodie restaurant. The flavors and sauces were so unique, especially the beet ice cream. It was a lovely atmosphere.

Thank a3germain
Atlanta, Georgia
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158 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We were there last night for dinner. It was a Tuesday night but the restaurant was pretty full. The ladies were very friendly and service was prompt. We opted for the 3 course menu at 48 Euro each. Mixed review of the food. Excellent escargot and foie gras with steak. However the shrimp appetizer was a miss. Kidney and sweetbread... More 

Thank Lee L
Tallahassee, FL
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178 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our hotel made us a reservation for our last night in Amboise. The restaurant is decorated like an upscale formal dining establishment but does not convey any sense of airs to its patrons. The service was helpful and very competent. Overall, we found the meal to be very good, but not quite up to the level we had expected based... More 

Thank Tallahassee-Bob
Bishopton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst travelling south we stayed overnight in Amboise and went to the Le Lion D'Or for dinner. Absolutely superb. The dining room was only surpassed by the food, staff extremely helpful and even if not going directly to Amboise, if close we would drive to dine here again. Cannot speak highly enough.

Thank Douglas M
Fort Myers, Florida
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Based to TA reviews and recommendation of our lodging, we had an advance reservation here. Yes, they are usually "complete" as the French say full. The dining room is beautiful, but you can still be comfortably attired. More expensive than most, but easy to understand why. If you are a plain or picky eater, dine elsewhere, there is nothing plain... More 

Thank JanetFtMyersFL
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Extremely good food. Comfortable restaurant, friendly staff, willing and able to speak a little English, especially if you make an effort with French.

Thank Michael D
London, England
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We chose this restaurant for our evening meal as being near to our hotel after a very hot day of travel. We were shown through to the rather splendid setting of their Royale dining room with well spaced out tables. We were impressed with the friendly but professional service and the well presented, tasty dishes. The kidneys and sweetbreads of... More 

1 Thank Geoff & Barbara
Ile de Noirmoutier, France
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Just arrived in town and needed a place to eat. Most places were pizzerias. We wanted a nice quite place. The service was very good. We had foie gras and pintard. The chocolate dessert was a nice ending.

1 Thank Brellie
Tatsfield, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal - part of a package whilst on a tour of the region, but a pleasant surprise. Set menu was without much choice but the dishes were faultless. Tasty and beautifully presented. Nice ambience in a spacious dining room and helpful and pleasant staff

Thank Althea D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 quai Charles Guinot, 37400, Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 57 00 23

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?