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Bistrot des Clercs

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48 Grande rue, 26000 Valence, France
+33 4 75 55 55 15
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exactly what a French Bistrot should be. It was lively and buzzing. In addition to classic Bistrot food, being well cooked and presented, the staff was caring and efficient. We arrived from the autoroute without a reservation, close to 14h00. Instead of being greeted with "too late" , we were immediately told what choices we could have and seated. The... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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255 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The lady at reception recommended this restaurant and it was great choice. Very popular and busy bistrot but we managed to get a table without a reservation because it was already after 2pm. Tasty and well prepared food. The scallops with a cheesy risotto and nantua sauce was truly delicious, fully recommended. The haunch of veal with Normandy sauce was... More 

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Greece
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

After 3 days of horrible gourmet food we were desperate for some simple food. The restaurant is in the city center and looks very nice, like a normal French bistro. It is frequented by locals and it was packed on a Sunday. The food was nothing special just ok , service was good and quick, staff didn't speak English at... More 

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Cannes, France
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224 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The food, service and atmosphere is excellent. It is very busy, tables pushed together like dominos and th food is excellent! Adore this restaurant and go back every time we visit Valence.

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Thank Debbie M
Louis C, Responsable relations clients at Bistrot des Clercs, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time in providing your positive thoughts on your recent stay at Le Bistrot des Clercs. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your meal. It is very gratifying to read such an enthusiastic review, as we make our best to ensure a memorable stay to our dear guests. We are looking... More 

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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

As a business traveler you look always for the busy restaurants. it tells you food must be good! And of corse the food was much better the expected. The service friendly. Waiting time absolut expectable and quick compared to the full seated tables. Friendly service and the full menu and specials of the day translated in english in best quality.... More 

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Louis C, Responsable relations clients at Bistrot des Clercs, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time in providing your positive thoughts on your recent stay at Le Bistrot des Clercs. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your meal. It is very gratifying to read such an enthusiastic review, as we make our best to ensure a memorable stay to our dear guests. We are looking... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel and what a good recommendation it turned out to be. We arrived at 7.30 on a Saturday evening and asked for a table. We were fortunate as all but three tables in the restaurant had been reserved. As the other diners arrived, it became clear this was a place where the... More 

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Louis C, Responsable relations clients at Bistrot des Clercs, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time in providing your positive thoughts on your recent stay at Le Bistrot des Clercs. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your meal. It is very gratifying to read such an enthusiastic review, as we make our best to ensure a memorable stay to our dear guests. We are looking... More 

Driebergen, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Well-prepared, tasty food, reasonable prices, quite relaxed in an outdoor setting, although obviously busy - Sunday evening when quite a few other restaurants were closed. The quality of the service varied, from acceptably good to a bit haphazard. Some staff appeared to enjoy their work, one or two not.

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Louis C, Responsable relations clients at Bistrot des Clercs, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time in providing your positive thoughts on your recent stay at Le Bistrot des Clercs. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your meal. It is very gratifying to read such an enthusiastic review, as we make our best to ensure a memorable stay to our dear guests. We are looking... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely welcome by the Manager having booked in advance despite all the staff looking miserable and harassed. Shame that the experience deteriorated thereafter as the quality of the food was just about average. Rack of lamb, which was ordered medium rare, arrived v well done and took 3 attempts to rectify. Eventually it arrived as ordered and was "ok". The... More 

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Thank Nigel R
Louis C, Responsable relations clients at Bistrot des Clercs, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. I am really sorry to see that we were not able to provide you a good service. Be sure that we have considered your remarks to ensure that does not happen again. I hope that you will give us another chance during... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Food is ok, but shrimp not cleaned well, a lot of sand in the salad, waiting for 20 minutes for a glass rose witch arrives after your dinner.. not really what you expect of one of the "best" restaurants in valence. We would not go there again. Rib of porc tastes very good.

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Thank Jonathan874
Louis C, Responsable relations clients at Bistrot des Clercs, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. I am really sorry to see that we were not able to provide you a good service. Be sure that we have considered your remarks to ensure that does not happen again. I hope that you will give us another chance during... More 

Bern
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This reaturant serves nice and tasty local Food. The atmosphere is nice and the staff is friendly and helpful. A Reservation might be required.

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Louis C, Responsable relations clients at Bistrot des Clercs, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time in providing your positive thoughts on your recent stay at Le Bistrot des Clercs. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your meal. It is very gratifying to read such an enthusiastic review, as we make our best to ensure a memorable stay to our dear guests. We are looking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$147
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Grande rue, 26000 Valence, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Drome  >  Valence
  • Phone Number: +33 4 75 55 55 15

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