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ul.Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
+359 88 752 3376
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (12 reviews)
“snails” (5 reviews)
“canard” (2 reviews)
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French, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
ul.Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
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11 - 20 of 125 reviews

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Very cozy and delicious. They have a special daily menu which is always a nice surprise. The interior makes you feel you are in Paris. But cuisine is what makes this place worth visiting.

2  Thank Lyubomira P
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I visited L'Etranger recently for Dinner with friends and was surprised of the class and gourmet food I experienced. The food is a highlight - light and delightful in taste everything I tried was really outstanding. Everything in my starter - a goat cheese mousse...More

3  Thank Speedy G
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with a party of four for birthday meal. Really classy inside, down a worryingly dingy side street, but don't be put off. Waiter was highly attentive. Menu choice wasn't huge but a good enough selection. Food was lovely.. This place is probably more...More

3  Thank Rhian S
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant has a good ambient and nice environment. Food was ok but overpriced for the quality. Wine was good and very friendly service..

Thank Ruzbeh K
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Nice French restaurant. The service was professional and friendly. The food was tasty and the dishes are big. There is very attractive lunch menu.

2  Thank NitsanB
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

... I'm trying to force myself to write about this place. Simply because at the end of each dinner there I have to be on a long diet plan and therefore I hate myself. The food is so tasty, so you keep eating till the...More

3  Thank Stanimir S
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice french Bistro in surprising area. It's like a island, where you step like in Wonderland. Outside area is multicultural mix with local restaurants or arabian style shops and places for duner. And surprisingly you find another world - cosy, charming, elegant, nice beautiful...More

3  Thank Mihaela P
bistrot l, Propriétaire at L'etranger, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2016

Thanks for your review, as we're acting to restore the "image" you noticed of the real Center of Sofia with our working friends nearby. kvARTal's working ;)

Reviewed 21 September 2016

Most capitals have their own Greenwich Village-ish are, so does Sofia. Find yourself in this cozy neighborhood, and search up this nice French restaurant in the pretty villa. They have gorgeous cheeses and wine for every taste. And the Ratatouille that is very, very good....More

2  Thank Norjanpoika
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Overall, this place is delightful. Great atmosphere, excellent (and charming) service, and really nice food. The dishes, the flavors, and the presentation were all close to being brilliant (except for maybe one of the desserts - the plateau desserts, which was quite boring), accompanied by...More

4  Thank Rory D
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I went for dinner with my wife last Friday, I had Snails for my starter, with some bread to dip in the garlic butter, my wife had a lovely salad. We had steak and duck for mains, quality meat, cooked perfectly with very nice potatoes,...More

3  Thank Petethefeat1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 752 3376
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The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001
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