A brasserie is a restaurant which previously manufactured a homemade beer. Flo is a French chain of brasseries, that are now cafes serving food of classic French cuisine. At noon there is a 20 euro menu and a 3-course evening menu for 30 euros per person. There is an upstairs room with large screen in case you want to see a football game. The restaurant has a terrace opening onto the covered market square of Dijon. There are roast dishes, snacks, soups, sauces, wine and there is a good selection of drinks, with different seasonal beers. It's a chain that once had a bad reputation but renewed its image and now it's nice to go.
Version latine is an Italian restaurant, which is decorated in an antique Roman style. It's a small room in an old house in the heart of Dijon, opposite the covered market in the city. There is a terrace where customers can enjoy themselves in the summertime also. You can order a beef carpaccio, which costs 13 euros, and the Roman saltimbocca, which is 16 euros. It's a piece of beef, with cheese and ham, and is roasted. It is actually pretty good. Then you have the classic, the pasta dishes that cost less than 12 euros, half moons with mushrooms, five-cheese ravioli, lasagna ... And a great list of pizzas to choose from.
This Italian restaurant in the centre of Dijon is located in a large plaza in front of the covered market. It's a nice place with modern décor and a homey feel. I tried the antipasti, with some vegetables and ham, which were good, and also ate a risotto that I liked. I didn't try the coffee, but there is a large selection of coffees and they smelled so good. I found the service a little slow. I had to wait a bit, but apart from that it was a pleasant time.
I liked this little restaurant and Vantoux Messigny, 20 minutes north of Dijon. It is the old village shop where people bought bread, cigarettes, fruit ... Now it is an old fashioned restaurant with old tables, a wooden bar, but they serve amazing food. The menu cost around 30 euros per person. I started with homemade foie gras, and as it was Christmas ,the owner gave us some cans of pate too. Then we ordered wild pig in wine sauce, which was delicious, but I would prefer the meat to be more tender. For dessert, we tried a cheesecake, which was also fantastic. All washed down with a local white wine from the region - a very enjoyable meal.
If you want to eat oysters in Dijon, this is the perfect place. They prepare the half-dozen or dozen oysters in front of you, like you're eating at a market stall. There are a few tables, but you can ask to take them away too. The classic varieties in France are the Marennes Oléron and the Gillardeau. They also serve other kinds of seafood. My favourite are a sort of sea snail, with white meat, a bit like lobster. The menu costing 17.50 euros is fine as you get 9 oysters, sea snails and shrimp plus dessert. It's enough for a light dinner. If you order a take away, the dozen costs between 7 and 22 euros and they give you an extra dozen after two. The owners were friendly.
This is a new restaurant with colourful, modern décor located in the village of Ahuy, just a 10 minute drive from Dijon. For lunch it was very crowded. We started with a plate of delicious, fresh oysters, accompanied by a white wine, followed by a steak, but the meat was a little tough. It came with home fries. The very nice owner catered to our every need. I did not try the desserts because the meal was enough, but they looked good. The service is fast, there is a professional clientele in the surrounding villages. It is located in an industrial area, but summer was near and you're in the south of France. I would recommend it. It's about 30 euros per person.
Le Bistrot des Halles is a good place to eat in Dijon. I recommend it for lunch when there are more people. At night, in winter at least, the whole neighbourhood is a little empty after 7pm. Le Bistrot des Halles serves classic French food with generous the portions and a friendly staff. There is a terrace in the summer. It's about 30 euros per person. There is a large selection of wines.
Le Dome is a restaurant opposite the covered market of Dijon. It offers two menus, the market menu and the regional menu. The market menu includes a starter and entree with a coffee, or a main and a dessert plus coffee. Depending on the season, you can get meat, fish, or sometimes wild pork in wine sauce, or duck confit with rosemary. It is quite creative. Then the regional menu costs 20 euros for 6 escargot, a Dijon specialty, plus rooster in wine sauce, or beef bourguignon, and for dessert, an ice cream. The menu is a bit more expensive, but the dishes are very well presented. There is also duck, lamb with cream, Rossini sirloin steak with foie gras on top, very delicious. They cost between 15 and 20 euros, plus 10 euros for starters.
An Italian restaurant in the center of Dijon, La Casa di Lola is located in front of the town's indoor market. For supper, it offers a fixed menu that includes a first and second course, plus a dessert, for 16 euros. For the first course, you choose between an Italian salad or wok chicken, and for the second, between a pizza from the regular menu, and carbonara or pesto pasta, and for dessert the Panacotta was very good or a thick yogourt-like white cheese. You eat well and the products are fresh. I liked its décor. Dijon's covered market is in front, and there are several restaurants around, which makes the place come alive at night. A la carte is a bit more expensive, 25-30 euros per person for a full dinner.
The Ruelle means the alley and it is a nice restaurant at the end of a small alley behind the market of Dijon. It is a colorful place, where you can spend hours reading a book and enjoying music. The owners are the same people ve opened La Ruelle Autrement, 10 minutes from Dijon, in the village of Ahuy. Market Kitchen is simple, worthy of the city's gastronomic reputation. You are served very quickly, and the menu changes depending on the time of year and season. It is a place that I would recommend. You can eat around noon for less than 20 Euros, and a good place to go with some friends.
The Crêperie Le Goémon is a small restaurant that can be found in the center of Nevers. The restaurant is run by a very friendly couple that carefully prepares delicious Breton food. I definitely recommended the daily menu that consists of: a first course, such as seafood salad, and the selection varies depending on the day, the galette, which is a pancake made with buckwheat flour, complete (egg, ham and cheese), or the daily special, and dessert: ice cream or chocolate crepe. If to this is added a price of 9.5 € can say it is a highly recommended place to enjoy a good meal.
One of the most popular and chic restaurants in Dijon, the Porte Guillaume has a great location in the city centre. The range of dishes focuses on the specialties of Burgundy, and as this is a Michelin-starred restaurant, you'll pay 30-40 euros as a minimum. They offer plenty of wines, too. Open every day, including holidays.
The widow of famed chef Bernard Loiseau, who ended his life in 2003, Dominique Loiseau, has managed to breathe life back into the spirit of the restaurant through a creative transformation. On the menu there are some classic dishes, the rest is all new. Patrick Bertron features standard French cuisine without many turns, faithful to his master, based on exclusive products and the flavors of Burgundy, such as the legendary Bresse chicken steamed "Alexandre Dumaine" or croquette of pig's feet, jellied bacon with spinach puree and fried leeks, caramelized cauliflower cream soup, among many other dishes.
This restaurant is a true example of traditional French cuisine. It uses traditional recipes and serves dishes which are prepared with dedication and professionalism, this place is a real treat from the decor to the kitchen itself. It also serves signature dishes and has a highly professional touch that will leave you stunned.