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L'Atelier Gourmand

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37 rue Etienne Marcel, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 38 59 87
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19:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 11:59 - 14:00
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California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found name in a guidebook. Hard to find at first. It was booked solid when we arrived at 9 p.m. Owner (David?) recommended another restaurant around corner called Restaurant 37 Tours, which is managed by his brother. We ended up at both restaurants on successive nights. Both are super friendly. Steak was huge! Service was great at both restaurants.

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Thank PedrodeCalifornia
Tucson, AZ
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We walked by this restaurant near lunchtime, and saw that it was full while many others in the old town area were not. We had already eaten lunch, so decided to come back for dinner, and were very glad we did. It is quite small, so I called to make a reservation. We each had a starter and plat and... More 

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Thank Olivey
Toronto, Canada
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569 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Loved this place from the minute we walked in. Very busy for a Tuesday night do we were lucky to get a last minute reservation.. It's very small. Pretty outdoor space for warmer times. The decor is glitzy but classy. Stainless steel tables and crystal like chairs reflect the light. But you don't eat decor so on to the food.... More 

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Thank busyeater
Marlborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This time we sat outside, it has a good ambiance and on Saturday evening was very busy. The food is original, creative, different and totally delicious. We had booked by email following having had to cancel a booking previously but weren't convinced the email had been read; however they accommodated us without fuss. We will return every time we travel... More 

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Thank Cliff F
El Paso, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Six Texans couldn't identify a damn thing on the menu so we all got something different and passed it around - family style. Not one dish was less than excellent! Entertaining host - just don't take his advice on bars afterwards.

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Park City, Utah
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I travel to Tours on a regular basis and always go to L'Atelier Gourmand because it has been consistently excellent. I went twice this trip. This time around I especially liked the Mille Feuille au Chocolat, the Gambas with Quinoa and the Parot Fish. They also served an interesting and delicious Caprese with a sprinkle of caviar. The food is... More 

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Thank Erwin P
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We really enjoyed our meal of fresh fish and interesting flavour accompaniments. I would defiinitely recommend this restaurant, staff were very friendly also!

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Brunswick, Australia
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Been in France for six weeks and this is the best meal we have had. L'Atelier Gourmand is just off rue Grand Marche, the main restaurant thoroughfare in the old town. It really is worth going the extra 20 metres to find this restaurant. A friendly waiter created a table for three on a busy night although we didn't have... More 

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london
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Our hotel recommended this restaurant which is Situated very close to Place Plumerau and is really worth a visit. We were welcomed in English by the very friendly patron. We both had gravdlax to start,which was not served in thin slices, but in thick pieces, served with beetroot and goats cheese cannelloni. Unusual and very tasty. My husband's black Angus... More 

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Thank WellTravelled09
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I had dinner here last night after asking a local bartender for a suggestion for a great place to eat. David and Johann gave us amazing service. They helped me by both giving suggestions when I asked for them, and even spoke in English for me to better understand each item on the menu. The food was... More 

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LATELIERGOURMAND, Propriétaire at L'Atelier Gourmand, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and am delighted that your romantic dinner went well. Yes, we do our best to accommodate our customers, advise them and help them in their choice. It's a pleasure to see you again. David More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$37
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 23:00
11:59 - 14:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 23:00
11:59 - 14:00
Thursday
19:30 - 23:00
11:59 - 14:00
Friday
19:30 - 23:00
11:59 - 14:00
Saturday
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 rue Etienne Marcel, 37000, Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 38 59 87

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