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Le Relais Bernard Loiseau

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2 rue d Argentine, 21210 Saulieu, France
+33 3 80 90 53 53
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Brussels, Belgium
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easter break in Burgundy was made even more heavenly by dinner at Le Relais Bernard Loiseau. I had the set L'Hommage de Bernard Loiseau menu and it was a delightful exploration of his cuisine in relaxed setting. I started in the salon next to a roaring fire with an apperitif of Kir Royal and amuse bouche. I then moved to... More 

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Los Altos, California
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220 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you are in the Burgundy Region, anywhere near Saulieu, and want an outstanding/expensive dining experience, go to the restaurant at Le Relais Bernard Loiseau. The current chef has added his master’s touch to that of the restaurant’s namesake (who shot himself when he thought he would lose 1 of his stars) to create a tour de force food and... More 

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The place is super nice, very formal, and the food was outstanding. The service was a bit stuffy, but that's also what its known for. All the dishes were beautiful, and tasted great. Portions were small by American standards, even for new world food. We had the price fix.. which was nice. But there were no choices/substitutions to avoid thing... More 

Thank modernartobsession
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We were a large group, and enjoyed a Friday lunch at Bernard Loiseau's restaurant. The food was really delicious, generous and well prepared. The duck especially was the standout for me! The wines were well matched by the personable Sommelier, and the service overall was good. Two of our party had to leave early, and the restaurant was happy to... More 

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TOUILLON, Burgundy
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176 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

For a three star Michelin restaurant that truly knows how to charge, it is disappointing that the most memorable part of our meal were the Turkish dried figs, prepared in-house, that came with our cheese. Indeed we even asked for, and were given, the special recipe for their preparation. Service was pretty aloof even though we speak good French and... More 

Jennifer B, Responsable commercial at Le Relais Bernard Loiseau, responded to this review

Madam, Sir, Thank you for your comments on our restaurant Le Relais Bernard Loiseau. Your feedback is highly appreciated as this will help us in providing you better service in the future. We are sorry to learn that the service was not to your expectation. Somehow, we are glad that at the boutique, you had the opportunity to make super... More 

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

An establishment of the highest order. Extremely welcoming and efficient. Beautiful cosy room with fireplace and large sitting area. Aircon works seamlessly even when 36c outside. The food is to die for, service exemplary, cannot recommend highly enough

Thank John A
San Diego
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I reviewed Le Relais Bernard Loiseau back in October and my comments then are still applicable. I note, however, that it has been downgraded from 3 to 2 Michelin stars and I would say that when I ate there it was barely at the 1 star level.

Thank BarryBSanDiego
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

The waiter (Belgian:American) assigned to our table was more interested in telling us about his life than paying attention to our needs. They "forgot" to serve the cheese course to my companion. The food was ok but not stellar. Beef was tough. Signature dish of fish with crispy skin was good but not outstanding. The chef never appeared to say... More 

Thank Marybeth B
Jennifer B, Responsable commercial at Le Relais Bernard Loiseau, responded to this review

Dear Madam, We thank you for your comment on Le Relais Bernard Loiseau. Your feedback is highly appreciated as this will help us in providing you better service in the future. We are sorry to learn that the usual high standards of our food and beverage services were not met during your meal. We will do all necessary investigations to... More 

Bern, Switzerland
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Everything at Bernard Loiseau is outstanding - service, wine list, food, atmosphere. The cuisine strikes a perfect balance between creativity and tradition. Well worth a voyage!

Thank montecristo-no1
Healdsburg, California
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172 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We had an outstanding, multi course degustation menu for dinner. All courses were excellent and beautifully presented. There was lots of down time between the courses, however, and dinner took well over 2 hours. The fellow at the table next to ours actually fell asleep between two of his dinner courses. He did wake up widely alert for dessert!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$131 - US$201
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue d Argentine, 21210 Saulieu, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Cote d'Or  >  Saulieu
  • Phone Number: +33 3 80 90 53 53
  • This restaurant is at Le Relais Bernard Loiseau
Gourmet travellers and Michelin-mad bon vivants alike have been making their pilgrimage to this fabled address of French gastronomy ever since Bernard Loiseau opened the doors to his decadent hideaway in Saulieu. The legacy of Loiseau is still a strong force at Le Relais Bernard Loiseau carried along by his wife Dominique and Executive Chef Patrick Berton - who was Loiseau's protégé for over twenty years. Le Relais Bernard Loiseau is the ultimate dining destination for any Gallic gastronaut. The rustic dining room is the perfect setting for celebrations and romantic meals, and Relais Bernard Loiseau boasts one of Burgundy's largest wine cellars with over 20,000 bottles in storage.

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