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Le Croc-Loup

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Rue Sainte-Catherine
French, Gastropub
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35 rue du Loup, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 44 21 19
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
Sat 00:00 - 14:00
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Sydney, Australia
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267 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

I love bordeaux : it's food and wine. I've eaten in some great restaurants here including those with Michelin stars but this may just be the best. Very small place with 10 to 12 tables. Mostly locals with a few European visitors and me as the only English speaking guest. The waitress spoke excellent English and was easily able to... More 

1 Thank Peter G
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a great small restaurant in the heart of the old town of Bordeaux. The foie gras starter was good but the highlight were the main dishes. Both the duck breast (huge portion) and the house specialty (chicken leg staffed with foie gras) were excellent, properly cooked and very good value. A very decent wine list (given that it... More 

1 Thank Haris79
New York City, New York
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

After seeing the good reviews on trip advisor, we put croc loup on our short-list for Bordeaux and could only get in on our last day, Saturday. It was a wonderful choice with great amuse bouche, wonderful squid ravioli, great St Jacques with Safron Sauce, Great gigolette of Chicken (even for those that don't normally order chicken) and a lovely... More 

Thank Rachel Z
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

With only 29 places booking is essential which is not surprising given food, ambiance and service of the highest order. Our charming waiter was able to accurately describe in English all the dishes with their ingredients. Her efficiency and helpfulness added to the experience. The amuse bouche was an exquisite prawn on a skewer over an extremely light delicious mousse.... More 

1 Thank foodlover255343
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

Lured by strong TA reviews and the fact that it was only a short walk from our apartment, we had to wait two days to get a spot...but it was well worth it. However, we were glad to have made a fairly early reservation as, while it never went so wrong as to be annoying, service at other tables suffered... More 

Thank John F
Duxbury, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Everything about the meal, which features a four-course menu for the price of a lesser meal in most restaurants, was first class. The meal was delicious - though I found the food under-seasoned my husband disagrees - and generous including amuse-bouche of a delectable tomato mousse topped with a fresh shrimp which I'm going to try reproducing for guests; then... More 

2 Thank LadyDilberta
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We found this little gem on Trip Advisor and made a booking (reservations just about essential). It's a very small restaurant with one waitress who manages to keep smiling while she manages all the tables. We went for the 3 course menu which was amazing and with lovely little touches. This was one of our best meals in France and... More 

1 Thank KJB02
Calgary, Canada
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

Nice little restaurant with a great wine list. The food was very good, and the foie was the best I had in France. Service was very good. She got a little slammed when the place filled up, but she still stayed on top of everything.

Thank Shaxspear
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

After two weeks in SW France we’d eaten at a lot of nice restaurants but this was the best meal we’d had. It’s a small restaurant run by a husband and wife team. Lovely service and lovely food. Please go. (Booking probably advisable.)

Thank Likeahurricane
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Great ambience and great prices. Really nice helpful people; great little 30 person Restaurant. Make reservations or get there early; about 7:30PM. There will be a little Yorkshire terrier doggie called Lulu who will meet you and will come visit you at your table several times over the course of the Evening. Don’t take flash pictures; she cowers away from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$36
French, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 rue du Loup, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux>  > Rue Sainte-Catherine
  • Neighbourhood: Rue Sainte-Catherine
  • Phone Number: +33 5 56 44 21 19

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