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L' Alcove

$$ - $$$
Wine Bar
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27 rue Guadet, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
+33 6 50 83 37 09
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Great experience, great food for a very reasonable price. Nice wines. The owner is a very friendly guy! Way better quality vs cost ratio then the other places we visited!

Thank Jimmy S
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Managed to get a table at the last minute, despite there being 6 of us. Food, wine and service were all very good. I'd definitely come back.

Thank Eco55e
Lisbon, Portugal
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

The "magret de canard" was excellent and they have really good wines, not the ones you hear about, but the others, the ones from small producers. Small place, 20 customers at a time so make sure to book in advance. Pleasant staff,

Thank Hapoise
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here at a very reasonable price! The food and wine were excellent and the waiter was very friendly and attentive, despite the fact the restaurant was full on a Friday evening. (My attempt to speak French seemed to be well received, which my boyfriend and I liked!) A lovely little restaurant for our final night in... More 

Thank GillianL1981
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

There was only 2 restaurants open on New Years day in St Emilion. After a week of intensive cooking for many guests it was a welcome break to eat out. Excellent set menu that included fish lighter dishes. All dishes delicious, service very efficient and warm. Setting is cosy. Very good value. Surprise as may not have chosen this restaurant... More 

Thank Fizz-lady
Bowral, Australia
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312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

We walked past on our 5th night in St Emilion and decided to give it a go. We have had very fine dining in St E. and very poor. There are many tourist traps and yes we are tourists but we seek out good food. This was a refreshing and excellent change. We too took the 21€ menu ( not... More 

Thank Joanne P
London, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

Had lunch at this restaurant with friends the other day and enjoyed the meal. The food is very traditional and they take tiem to serve it so give yourslef two hours for a three course lunch. They are busy (even out of season) with local people eating there; book or arrive at midday. They also run out of some dishes... More 

Thank Graham C
Campinas, SP
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

the host is very polite and charismatic. The food is very heavy and old French cuisine. Better for lunch than for dinner. Between one dish to another takes a long time. We spent around 2 hours for 4 course menu. So if you got there take your time.

Thank Amanda N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

Locals are treated better than tourists...slow service, ordered wine bottle that was not opened at the table and served open (what respectable resturant does that?), ordered a "fish & chips" which I was told was "merlu", and was served (supposedly) red tuna, becuse they were out of "merlu" (a white fish)...they didn't bother asking if it was alright with me... More 

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Chicago area
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164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

Tiny place with quirky service but outstanding very rich offerings. Seems like I had foie gras on every course - ok maybe not dessert- but need to look again because it may be an option. All excellent - boeuf filets with foie gras topping were, well, over the top. Lone waiter had to scramble up and down spiral stair to,kitchen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$24
Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 rue Guadet, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Saint-Emilion
  • Phone Number: +33 6 50 83 37 09
Wine Bar, Cheese and Tapas

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