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Review of Restaurant Le 36

Restaurant Le 36
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Ranked #13 of 97 Restaurants in Amboise
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$37 - US$89
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A charming and elegant restaurant on the first floor (US second floor) of Le Choiseul hotel, the frontline tables offer a view of the Loire. The first night we ate as part of a large group and the second night as a couple. We enjoyed excellent meals both times.

With the group we all enjoyed very good fois gras, followed by a delicious turbot and then a creamy dessert with pistachio ice cream. Both the demi-sec local white wine and the fine red wine were impressive.

Amuse Bouche on the second night were even better than the first night. Breads were excellent and service first class and friendly.

On our second night one of us had superb scallops and the other enjoyed a delicate butternut squash soup with chestnuts. Mains were beautiful red mullet and very tasty duck served two ways. Both were accompanied with superb sauces, especially the reduction with the duck.

We then shared a cheese plate and a lovely chocolate dessert. The cheese trolley was stuffed with at least 10 goat cheeses and another 10 cow's cheeses. This came with slices of a good walnut bread.

There were jams to go with the cheeses: fig, green tomatoes and grape. Our cheeses were in top condition and tasted even better with the jams, which were both sweet and sour. We'd have loved to buy some jars to take home with us as they were amazing and took our cheese experience to another level.

To finish on both evenings, we were offered coffee or various teas and some lovely petit fours.

A very impressive restaurant. We understand it used to have a Michelin star and it certainly deserves at least one.

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Thank exotissima1
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

The food was terrible, the meat overdone (and not saignant, as requested), the sauce appaling.

A very expensive bad experience.

Would not recomend this restaurant to anyone.

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Thank Jose M
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This dinner was the finest I have ever had in France.
Before the dinner they served perfect little delicacies. My main course was chicken served in a new and interesting way, as a thick circular disk with sliced white meat inside and fresh, tasty vegetables. The dessert, chocolate shuffle with praline ice cream was lovely and they followed it with perfect chocolates.

Thank Ronald P
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The service, atmosphere and food in this restaurant were all simply superb. From the moment we were greeted in this elegant venue, we found the dining experience to be amongst the best of the recent trip to Amboise, Brantome, Mirambeau, and Paris. Thank you to the staff for creating a memorable experience.

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Thank Halfmooner
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Have visited this restaurant a few times- used to have a michelin star, has a beautiful location with views to the Loire in the exquisite town of Amboise.
Sadly we were greatly disappointed- the charm, elegance and cuisine have been much eroded over the last couple of years.
Positives- Mains of lobster and Turbot were good , the touraine house white good.
Negatives Langoustine starter, dull with a blob of cream on the plate- What for?! Snail croquets dull with little taste, safran de Touraine dessert dull and uniinspired.
Service OK but only just, water was a bottle of Evian dumped on the table, bread rolls were stale and rock hard and the amuse bouche were tasteless.
Finally, 32 euros for two coupes of champagne is frankly ridiculous!
Pity, it's still a lovely setting but sloppy and overpriced (€186 for two)

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Thank Patrick H
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