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Beaune: Bistro de L'hotel

3 Rue Samuel Legay 21200 , Phone: 03 80 25 94 10
Closing day: Sunday

Reviewed by: AndrewG from USA, review #4024

When: 2012

This highly anticipated dinner in a restaurant highly regarded and highly rated, proved utterly underwhelming.

This highly anticipated dinner, at which we were finally to experience the renowned and pricey Poulard de Bresse, in a restaurant highly regarded and highly rated, proved utterly underwhelming. Service is definitely not warm and certainly is not helpful concerning any questions one might have, even simple ones like, “Can you tell us the place of origin of the wonderful oysters devoured by my wife?” While her inadequately described oysters actually were very good, my scallops were merely okay (and in Beaune, for some reason, it seems quite difficult to get anything other than fantastic scallops). And the 100 Euro Chicken? Overcooked, yet tasty; but in no way the special, life-altering experience for which we had been prepared. In addition, attitude issues abounded, from a chef who thought he should hang out at a few tables rather than stay in his kitchen and actually check to see that very expensive birds were not cooked entirely too well, to a captain who acted as if his mission was to prove single handedly that French service truly can be officious and condescending by acting as if we were intruding on his time, to a bottle of wine poured entirely by myself. The evening was just off. I know that I have friends, whose tastes in fine dining I admire and trust, that love this place. We, on the other hand, would not return even if someone else were buying.

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