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“Disappointing service and attitude”
Review of Le Tire Bouchon

Le Tire Bouchon
Ranked #107 of 920 Restaurants in Rennes
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I would expect this impersonal attitude in Paris but not in Rennes. We arrived at 745 pm and were offered the only small table available in the bar/kitchen while several preferred tables remained empty all night long. Perhaps the staff mistook for Americans. In any event there was no excuse or apology extended. Food was OK but not exceptional. Fish serving was small and ordinary. Veal was acceptable. Desserts were uninspired. This was a surprising disappointment as the restaurant had been reviewed positively in the Rough Guide to Brittany.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank John K
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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

We walked in at 8pm without a reservation and were told we would need to vacate the table by 10pm. We had the homemade soup of the day, which was fabulous, followed by Hake with a seafood risotto and Veal with roasted potatoes and salad which were equally as tasty and then the desert which was to die for!!! Chocolate Mousse, Apple Cake, Cream Rice Pudding, chocolate & Cream biscuit and an Expresso Coffee all on one plate, plus a beautiful bottle of quality wine all for under €65 for two. The Restaraunt is also renowned for its cocktails. The food out shone a Michelin Star Restaraunt we had dined at the week before at over three times the price. The staff were most accommodating and made us feel very welcome, we could have dined here for life

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank fluffykid
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

Like stepping back 20 or thirty years. An old-style bistrot without pretensions, serving some really enjoyable, relatively plain dishes alongside some very well chosen wines. Actually, it's more like a wine bar with food than a restaurant, but it's none the worse for that. Service is attentive, you're surrounded by locals (literally - it's compact), and you don't have to break the bank. I particularly enjoyed some sweet crab and a pork tenderloin to follow.

Compared to the increasing number of faux-bistro chains that are springing up in French cities, this is one to seek out.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Thank MontrachetJ
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

The atmosphere is pretty good because this is a bistro for the locals. Starters of nems or soup are available from about €5. It's true the main meals of fish etc. could cost up to €20 but most enjoy the "Tartines" which consists of two slices of toast with either ham, parmesan cheese and sun-dried tomatoes or sausage and raclette cheese or bacon, onions and cheese all served with some rocket salad. The cost is between €7 and €10. And the desserts (rice pudding, apple crumble, chocolate mouse, etc.) cost around €5 to €7. All of this is a little let down by some not-so-friendly staff (not all fall into this category it must be said). You most likely will love the setting which is very Parisian. Hopefully you'll have a decent waiter/waitress to look after you because that could make all the difference.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Thank Guy L
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Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We chose this place with my colleagues just by causality, but we were very happy with the food and service. Everything very fresh and tasty. Service was also very good. Recommended.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Luar_LM
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