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“Great maitre d'. Fun night out.”
Review of Restaurant l'Ilot

Restaurant l'Ilot
Ranked #3 of 95 Restaurants in Amboise
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Very engaging service, food some good some average but still ok, very good cheese selection and service. Limited but good wine list of mostly local wines.

Thank neilfromaustralia
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Ate here last night and would go back tonight and tomorrow and the day after and who knows how any more times if I lived in or had more time in Amboise. Limited menu but different every day. Chef cooks right in centre of the small but spacious restaurant. Husband and wife team who are excellent hosts. Fantastic wine recommendation. We booked and were glad we did as was full. I adore cheese and asked for cheese plate to finish (was full already but had to have it) a large trolley came out with about 20 different to choose from. I was in heaven. amazing value for money. Go.

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Thank Amandakatzone
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Ok, some places we don't like to rate because we want them to be hidden treasures. This place, however, deserves to be recognized.
From the start, we were warmly welcomed. The cook/waiter/and believe owner, was wonderful in translating the menu, although our French is passable.
Both of us had the porcelet, (suckling pig), which was absolutely delicious. I don't usually eat this, but had to try it, and glad I did. The chef blended the ingredients beautifully and created a delicious dish! We were enjoying it so much that the chef called us over with our plates and poured some more broth with mushrooms on, then immediately brought some more French bread for us to enjoy with it.
The second course was dessert, which was a cold strawberry gazpacho sort of dish. Again, absolutely delectable.
Wine selection was also good.
All of this for 14 Euros each, (excluding wine).
Talk about value for your money.
The whole lunch experience was so extraordinary - great food, great service and great price. We have not been to a restaurant where we have been so welcomed. More so in a foreign country. This place is a not to be missed experience.
Finally, I have read the reviews and would like to add that this is a very small restaurant.
If you are in a hurry, no place in France is a good place for you... other than a fast food restaurant. Also, yes, some soups are served cold!
If in the area, we hope that you enjoy L'Illot as much as we did.

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1  Thank Addicted2MAINE
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Small place with seating for 25. Roomy and comfortable. Not formal, but nice. Reservations a must. Best food in our 3 weeks in France. Do yourself a favoe, you will not be sorry. No snails or frogs. Great soups, salads, fishh, beef, chicken, stews, Real French Cooking. Walk by, check out menue

1  Thank Newt44
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Very small restaurant run by husband and wife team. Food is excellent, and the cooking happens in the center of the restaurant. Convivial. Rillette, pork and a marvelous strawberry dessert.

Thank Cindy A
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