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La Boite a Huitres

38 cours du Chapeau Rouge, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 81 64 97
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (75 reviews)
“pate” (10 reviews)
“oyster bar” (5 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
French, Seafood
$$ - $$$
38 cours du Chapeau Rouge, 33000, Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had nice plates of 3-4 different oysters with a nice white wine. Service was good and the oysters were fresh and delicious. I noticed in France that they don't tend to cut the oyster from the shell so a bit hard to eat if...More

Thank Vivafood
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

As others have said, this long-established boite is the place to go for fresh, local oysters. My wife and I visit each time we are in Bordeaux and have found it always excellent. They also have a nice selection of dry Bordeaux white wines to...More

Thank Nutmeg06878
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Seems and obvious review title but put simply this is a fanrastic place for a simple lunch or dinner of oysters with some nice wine. Could not fault the quality of the food...But there is just something missing here to make it 5 star. It...More

Thank JamieM_11
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

My husband loves oysters and he previously thought the best ones he had were in Australia, but he now declares these are the best he’s ever had! We also went to an oyster bar out in Arcachon Bay, but these oysters topped them.

Thank CShotey
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Stopped by this boîte for some oysters and wine after a day of traveling. Good, relaxing atmosphere, really good oysters.

Thank BrileyStyle
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Walking along Bordeaux’s shopping area, we stopped because we saw the oyster bar with a waiter opening the oysters right in front of us. We had an oyster platter with 12 oysters, a pate and a cheese platter. All were excellent. The service was really...More

Thank Mae-and-Abdulla
Reviewed June 14, 2018

One thing that makes me love good restaurants in France is that you can see how they prepare your food. We decided to try La Boîte à Huitres in Bordeaux and as we were approaching the restaurant, we noticed a worker shucking oysters right before...More

Thank Marina P
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

How gorgeous is this restaurant !! Fab service, elegant crisp surroundings, amazing platters of oysters - but if a work of art- and an incredibly reasonable plat du jour which was being enjoyed by about 50 people while we were there at midday. I can’t...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

I have dinner at this restaurant. There are many types of oysters available and I have ordered three to try. Those Oysters are very fresh and taste make me unforgettable. I must revisit if i have chance to travel Bordeaux again.

Thank fnyip
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

I had the best oysters I have tasted in France, not expensive and the waiter was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend it.

Thank Judith S
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Beatriz D
October 11, 2016|
Response from Julianne C | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid they only take reservation by phone according to their website (see the "Faire une réservation" page). But it shouldn't be hard to get a table if you walk-in before 7pm on a weekday. Hope this helps.
April 21, 2016|
Response from Julianne C | Reviewed this property |
Réservation n'est pas obligatoire. J'y suis allée comme walk-in, c'était jeudi soir vers 18h et il y avait beaucoup de places, même en terrasse.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 cours du Chapeau Rouge, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: +33 5 56 81 64 97
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