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Le Pre aux Clercs

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13 Place de la Liberation, 21000, Dijon, France
+33 3 80 38 05 05
12:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:30
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19:30 - 21:30
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Lae, Papua New Guinea
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and two sons dined at this restaurant last night. The service was very warm and friendly . The amazing French food was the best we have experienced on our trip so far. My wife and I tried the degustation menu and everything tasted wonderful. The ambience in the restaurant was quite intimate and our table had a great... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We visited this restaurant at the end of the year. The place is bright, clean and the restaurant has a view on the Palais des Ducs. It was quite empty, but we came after the peak lunch time. The stuff was nice, friendly and well prepared. We had a standard lunch menu and we really enjoyed it. The amuse-bouche was... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

1 or 2 Michelin stars given for nothing. the menu was changed that week so we could not get what we wanted when ordering the table, the restaurant was quite empty a sort of a warning we should have taken more seriously and above all the food was not as good as one may expect the duck dish was simply... More 

Thank amirrachmaninov
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

If you want a gourmet food.. then this is the place .. people are very nice in there .. they made sure to accommodate us , as we don't eat meat or chicken.. even the pre-meal things were prepared especially for us .. It has Nice quiet atmosphere.. you have to reserve your table before you go..

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Bellevue, Wa
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We did the full menu for 105 Euros. Worth it! I've dreamed of a complete french meal, and finally did it. Delicious and sophisticated. And the chef came out afterwards to greet us. And the best surprise was the lovely location with a beautiful view of the Palais.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This restaurant is not cheap. It's in a prime location and the food is complex and labour intensive. Another reviewer talks about expensive plates being made up from cheap ingredients but I did not feel this kind of meanness at all. Having eaten far too much Burgundian food over a few days we ordered a main course, a plate of... More 

Thank Borr66
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We chose their menu, not cheap at a little over 50 euros, but it has 4 official courses, and in fact one is given so many amuses-gueules that it almost becomes a tasting menu. The cooking is refined and in many ways adventurous, and the cook some distinctive touches: a liking for strong flavours and fresh herbs, including some fresh... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Asked for a vegan full meal last night and was super pleased! Dinner included 2 sets of amuse bouche (eggplant aigre-douce, lemon mushrooms and a melon cold soup then a bigger plate of gazpacho). Appetizer was an amazing carpaccio of super seasoned vegetables with some fruits, flowers and herbs, entree was a plate of seasonal mushrooms with broad beans. Green... More 

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Jean-Pierre B, Propriétaire at Le Pre aux Clercs, responded to this review

Dear client, Thank you very much for your comment. We are very pleased to know you have appreciated your dinner in our restaurant. The chef is very demanding with the taste and flavors of the fruits and vegetables because it is the basis of his cuisine. It is always a challenge for him to prepare a full vegan meal and... More 

Hurst Green, Lancashire
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294 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Took some time to think of how to review this restaurant. It is M Star and not cheap (€300 for four people with one glass of house red and many bottles of water) but the location and service is wonderful. Pluses The table is yours for the evening and the service and attention to detail is wonderful. The location of... More 

Thank Chris G
Jean-Pierre B, Propriétaire at Le Pre aux Clercs, responded to this review

Dear Sir, we thank you for having taking time to comment on our restaurant. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your dinner at our place. We do our best to welcome clients cheerfully so that they could enjoy their time and we think little details in service or food make the difference. However, we are very sorry... More 

Hamilton, Bermuda
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164 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Four of us had lunch here on a beautiful, sunny, warm day. What attracted us to this restaurant was how it stood out from the other restaurants. You could tell it wanted to be the best restaurant on the Place de la Liberation. And it was. They had an a la carte menu and also some fixed price menu choices.... More 

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Jean-Pierre B, Propriétaire at Le Pre aux Clercs, responded to this review

We thank you so much for your comments. It is a pleasure for us to read that you had an "excellent" time in our restaurant. We do our best to make sure that our clients enjoy the table, the food and the wine of course. We are very happy to know you had good memories about your lunch. Thanks again.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 38 - US$ 103
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Place de la Liberation, 21000, Dijon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Cote d'Or  >  Dijon
  • Phone Number: +33 3 80 38 05 05

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