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le pot d'etain

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89440 L'Isle-sur-Serein, France
+33 3 86 33 88 10
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We came here by recommendation by our friend. The wine list is very extensive and impressive. Food is very good. It's a family run business with service and cooking from the heart. The only problem is the location which is in the middle of nowhere. You have to put lots of effort into this matter. If you are a wine... More 

Thank Panda J
Berlin, Germany
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a high class restaurant in a small, unassuming village. Admittedly, we did not get a chance to appreciate the menu which has plentiful meat and game options but few choices for vegetarians. When we made reservations (highly recommended) we inquired about vegetarian options. We were offered eggs and vegetables. The appetizers and main dish were both well prepared... More 

Thank Peter C
Montalcino, Italy
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The best wine list ever with food to match. A small town just outside Chablis, an hour + from Beaune. It is worth a detour..

Thank henning v
Singapore, Singapore
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

My partner and I were here in April 2015 & Sept 2015. We love this place for it's food and GREAT selection of wines. It's here where we had our first wine from Romanee-Conti's selection. The suite room is great for couples. Surrounded by a lovely tiny village, we will never get bored with this place.

Thank LadySarah9
Paris, France
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1,426 reviews
1,152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 660 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Not my first time at the restaurant but I must confess that the food its getting better and better. Now, one doesn't usually go to Pot d'Etain for food alone - it is a meeting point of wine geeks and other aficionados of impossible to find, rare Burgundy bottles. For that reason you need to arrive there one or two... More 

Thank Scipion-Paris
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Tried this restaurant, which we used to eat at quite regularly but not for a long time, after various people talked about it's good wine list. Very traditional decor with nice table decorations - all very clean. It has an excellent wine list, with both geographical range and depth. High mark-ups. Friendly owners appeared all too briefly - would have... More 

Thank floramalone
Sydney, Australia
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195 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We dined here on the recommendation of our B&B and were not disappointed. We chose from a set menu and found it all enjoyable. The ENORMOUS wine list was a bit overwhelming to be honest so we chose chose beer and Kir to keep it simple. The staff are extremely proficient and I would recommend booking as we did because... More 

Thank markm52
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Went there on our way home from the Netherlands.Road closures made us late but as we apologised madam smiled and said it was no problem.The food was traditional and delicious but the wine,ah the wine was the best Chablis we have ever had. We left it up to the owner and he did not dissapoit and the prices were amazingly... More 

Thank malcolm f
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Bacon pieces in vegetarian soup! The proprietress told me they were croutons! I left the 'croutons' on the side of the plate but there was no acknowledgement or reduction on the bill.

Thank Walnut_j
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We wanted a stopover for lunch and consulted Tripadvisor. It was pouring with rain and arrived a bit before noon. Were a bit surprised that we were asked if we had booked, as the dining hall was completely empty. Soon it filled up rapidly and we gradually found out it was a religious holiday in France, 15th August, Maria Ascension... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89440 L'Isle-sur-Serein, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Yonne  >  L'Isle-sur-Serein
  • Phone Number: +33 3 86 33 88 10

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