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La Parenthese

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26 Place du Chatelet, 45000, Orleans, France
+33 2 38 62 07 50
12:00 - 13:00
19:30 - 20:30
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19:30 - 20:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Fine French cuisine and excellent value for money for the lunch menu but you have to reserve in advance. The restaurant is located on one of the picturesque squares in the historic city center which is ideal for a stroll after a great lunch.

Thank MarcusDC2016
Paris, France
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Orleans is a beautiful, walkable, friendly, vibrant and historic town, but one of its hidden assets is this restaurant. From the appetizer to the desert, the food was superb. The meats were tender and cooked to perfection, the sauces were sublime, the vegetables were perfectly chosen and prepared, the plates were visually beautiful and the smells were mouth-watering. Add to... More 

Thank Massey28
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed the food at La Parenthese. The salmon starter, although simple (smoked salmon on bread with pesto), was very generous and tasty. They smoke their own salmon. The main was really delicious. The pork was tender and lean yet the jus was rich and full of flavour. The dessert was fine but not the highlight. Service... More 

Thank Reelady
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I was invited from some good friends that live here in Orleans, first of all the establishment keeping its french tradition roots with a cozy terrace, clean as a whistle, the table for 4 beautifully arranged, normally booking is hard in this restaurant but we where lucky for a great table, My friend asked for a translation of the 3... More 

1 Thank Oscar F
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Have been here so many times over the years and it's always great value as well as a gastronomic feast. One of the waiters speaks very good English which is so useful when I have overseas visitors. Have never been disappointed. Booking recommended especially at lunch time for their menu of the day.

Thank AnnefromOrleans
Orleans, France
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I heard that La Parenthèse was supposed to be an excellent restaurant in Orléans, where good restaurants are not common. And I was disappointed by this one, for several reasons : take the "terrance", as they name it, which is not at all a terrace, but a cluster of closely knit tables at the entrance of the restaurant, where you... More 

Thank Ruggero D
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We had dinner there tonight based on tripadvisor recommendations and found it to be amazing. Get reservations as we seemed to have gotten the only table that wasn't reserved. They seem to not have more than one party at a table all night. Menu was in French but using google translate ap I was able to figure out most of... More 

1 Thank TennisPlayer15
Cologne, Germany
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We had lunch on the terrace since the restaurant was fully booked, but since the sun was shining it was fine. The food was absolutly great! We had the day menu. The fish was very well cooked, the wine was excellent.

Thank Foodie-Kaatje
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch traveling through from the Auvergne. The weather was great, so we were seated outside. Although all tables were taken, the waiters remained very friendly and the pace of the service was excellent. I took a glace of rosé first. Because it tasted great, my wife also ordered one, and the waiter just poored some additional wine... More 

Thank Chris W
Orleans, France
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Best restaurant in Orleans So you have to make a reservation, days/weeks before, always full because it.'s the best!

2 Thank Susie2601

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:00
19:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:00
19:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:00
19:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:00
19:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:00
19:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Place du Chatelet, 45000, Orleans, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +33 2 38 62 07 50

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