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Bistrot L' Exploit

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16 Rue De La Cour Des Aides | Bordeaux, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 38 47 01
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

What a delightful experience, from making our reservation by phone, in English to finishing a truly satisfying meal. Decorated in a comfortable, tasteful style in a room where though there was music playing and plenty of others conversing, one could have a comfortable conversation. The requested explanations regarding the food were copious and most helpful. Quite simply one couldn't ask... More 

Thank Picky-Missy
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent with a reasonable pricing. I had the os a Moelle et fleur de sel for entres and maya had the gratinee de sot ly laisse au gargonzola. As a main dish, I had Queue de boeuf au foie gras and my wife took Bouchée a la reine aux ris de veau! Services excellent et super belle... More 

Thank Amazinggeorges
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed real French cuisine in nice environment. The lady was clearly explained the dish detail in English: it was good to understand for my poor French level. I could selected what I wanted including wine. It was great restaurant interior: I liked the music using record, analog style! Also I like ceiling light using wine glasses. Of course, dishes... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere in this restaurant is so warm and nice! Hosts are super friendly and helpful. Food is completely fantastic. It was my best dinner in Bordeaux. Hope to visit it again.

Thank furstinkato
Paris, France
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

L'Exploit is for meat lovers. There are 3 fish dishes and one of our party of 4 had the seafood stew with cabillaud and it was good. However, the other had variations on meat and les abats. The Os à moelle was excellent as an entrée, as were the frog legs and sot l'y laisse (oysters of chicken). The main... More 

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Wow what a great meal and experience. The owners greet you warmly and take time explaining every dish. The food is local, rich and abundant! When arrived given a piece of bread with bresola and olive and garlic tappenade - could have had a bowl of this on its own and been happy! Started with snails and frogs legs both... More 

1 Thank GeorginaO
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Going straight to the point, you can't miss out on this superb dish, ox tail (boneless) with foie gras!! I spent 20 days in Europe going to many gourmet restaurants and this dish was one of my two favorites in the entire trip!! Ambiance is good, but food is superb!! Service is also very good!!! Congrats to the owners.

1 Thank freitasm1
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Thanks to tripAdvisor - We had the most wonderful meal here on our first night in Bordeaux- do book ahead though.

Thank TrollyDolly
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Excellent meal, beautifully hosted, prepared and cooked. Everything that we ordered was perfect and we completely appreciate the skill effort and thought that sits behind the charming service. A real treat and the menu had plenty of delights that we didn't chose, left for another day. I am concerned that if everyone finds out how good this place is we... More 

Thank Kettonboy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend read about this restaurant on another review website. So whilst in Bordeaux we did not want to be wondering around on a Saturday night thinking where might be good, so we decide to book L'Exploit. Unusually having to make our reservation through Facebook Messenger, we none the less made our plans to dine here. We found our restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 43
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Rue De La Cour Des Aides | Bordeaux, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: +33 5 56 38 47 01

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