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“Spectacular and a destination in itself!”

Auberge de la Cour Verte
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$57
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

De Auberge is located a bit outside of Dol de Bretagne in what probably is an old farm. In this rural setting, one is struck by the interior of the restaurant, which is a pleasant mix of modern and classical in a bright and spacious setting. Especially the large space between the tables creates a tranquil and private setting. We were received very friendly and promptly seated without a reservation. Service was formal (the waiters made an effort to explain all dishes in English), but friendly and personable, and very efficient. As for the food: spectacular! We had 3 and 4 course menus. The menu is relatively small, but has an excellent selection of items. We had salmon and mackerel appetizers, but this description doesn’t do justice to the creativity and refinement of the dishes. Main courses were equally impressive, John Dory and a flatfish. Again, the dishes were very creative and delicate and we thoroughly enjoyed them. The cheese “platter “ was also special, a blue cheese cake and the deserts were wonderful. Overall this is one of the best meals we had in the last two weeks in France, and although we were excited about the
Positive reviews, the Auberge way exceeded our expectations and we would have certainly gone back if we had the time. The restaurant really stands out, the chef is masterful, and we recommended it highly even if you have to make a big detour when in the Saint-Malo/ Cancale area (it was only 2 miles from our Chambres d’Hote), and even more worth it if you combine it with a visit to Mont Dol or Dol de Bretagne.

Thank Michel W
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We have been lamenting the poor choice of fine cuisine in Dol de B for sometime and we're delighted to find this restaurant completely refurbished and under new ownership.
The dining room is light airy and well furnished....lots if interesting things to admire.
The menu is small but well presented and the food just sublime.
So pleased it's only 10 minutes from home - we usually travel to St Malo or Cancale for dinner and both are a nightmare to park the car. Here you just drive into the court yard.
The menu is not cheap but then again you get what you pay for --high quality , well presented .

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Thank Pollyu
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Have eaten at this restaurant in it's previous life, but knew about the changes and had read new reviews and studied menus.
The inside of the building was updated although not hugely different from before. Tables were better spaced out and fresh flowers on the tables made for a very pleasant feel. We were warmly welcomed and the menu explained by the chef, who also came out to introduce and explain each course as it was served. We opted for the tasting menu and chose wine ourselves.
The food was very much as described in previous review. An interesting mix of flavours and textures which worked well and resulted in a fantastic eating experience which was very different to anything we have had previously in the area.
Sadly, we were the only diners that mid week evening, and although it meant that we had chefs full attention and were able to spend time discussing the meal - it did detract from the general ambiance of the evening.
I fully support and understand the idea of a small menu, perfectly delivered, but it was limiting to have eaten everything on the menu on the first visit - it left little option for a second visit, and this is where I perhaps have concerns about the concept here. It seems to be aiming to be a "destination restaurant" right from the start, but in my view, "destination restaurants" ( and I have eaten at a few ) grow into that position with a consistent range of innovative and high quality menus over time - they do not warrant that position from the start.
I loved the food and I hope the restaurant does well. I will certainly return when I am next in the area. I just hope the Auberge has variety enough to attract a regular clientele to help establish it's reputation as a fabulous place to eat.

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Thank Carolyn T
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is simply outstanding, from the incredible service, the charming atmosphere to the stunning dishes.

We had seen the restaurant from the road and something about it seemed special. We were not wrong. We drove by at lunch and booked a table for that evening. Greeted by Romain, we just knew this would be an experience.

We opted for the three courses, combined with the wine choices.

The amuse bouche was a quenelle of fois gras dusted with cocoa on an onion tart - wow.

The starters we had were the sander with raw vegetables and the beef marinated in calvados. Each course was described in charming detail by Romain's partner as were the wines. The starters were amazing.

Main courses of Hake ( the fish of the day) with fermented vegetables and lamb with puy lentils was simply a triumph. The hake had accents of citrus and the vegetables a wonderful taste and texture. The lamb was melt in the mouth delicious.

We opted for cheese for desert and were delighted to be given a panna cotta of goat's cheese with an orange powder, hazelnut crumb with crispy mustard leaves. Again adjectives fail to do the food justice.

The dishes are a work of art for the eyes, however the true art is that the flavours are magnificent as well. A winning combination.

Having eaten in some of the best restaurants around the world, this is up there with them.

We wish Romain and team the very best. You deserve it !

Thank Griso_man
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

The food here is simply outstanding - some of the best food I've eaten, this place is worth a visit.
The menu really doesn't do it justice. We were slightly sceptical when we arrived (4 adults 1 x 12yr old, 2 x 10, 1 x 8 and 1 x 12 months), but as soon as we'd ordered our food and tasted the amuse bouche that arrived shortly afterwards, we had an insight into the quality of cooking here.
Top marks all round for the service, the presentation, the decor of the auberge, the recommendation of wine, but most of all for the quality of the cooking. I don't usually bother offering reviews on this or any other website, but the food was so good, and the evening so enjoyable
(I really don't see what relevance wifi availability has to the quality of a restaurant, - I didn't even bother checking for it, I was too busy enjoying the food).

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Thank LondonTriptastic
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