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L'Embarcadere

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French, European, Gastropub
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16 quai Ulysse Besnard, 41000, Blois, France
+33 2 54 78 31 41
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19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 19:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by our host and were not disappointed. We had duck followed by creme brulee and profiteroles. All was very good and the wine excellent. The staff were very friendly and helped us with our French and I would be delighted to go back again some day.

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Thank Jo S
denis d, Gérant at L'Embarcadere, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your message, we are delighted that you had a good moment. Our waiters do always their utmost to meet the needs of customers and your message proves that our efforts brings us has success We hope to see again you quickly to be tasted the best of our dishes, Embarcadere's team More 

london
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554 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

L'embarcadere used to be a petrol station before it was transformed to a restaurant with a terrace. It is always full of locals so I was lucky to get a table. The wine menu is excellent and of course you are in the Loire region with some excellent wine from Vouvray. I ordered a seafood salad, with a plate of... More 

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Thank belbest
denis d, Gérant at L'Embarcadere, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your message, we are delighted that you had a good moment. Our waiters do always their utmost to meet the needs of customers and your message proves that our efforts brings us has success We hope to see again you quickly to be tasted the best of our dishes. Embarcadere's team More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Service team was rude, put me off my food... for starters! And when the food arrived, it had nothing to do with what was described on the menu... ridiculous!

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Thank Melinda T
denis d, Gérant at L'Embarcadere, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your message even if it's not very positive. We are sorry that your visit in our restaurant doesn't leave you a good memory. The quality of dishes depends on people and this day, we were can be not excellent. We hope see you later in france for another Tasting, L'Embarcadère's team More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Our hotel booked our taxi and restaurant and we arrived 15 mins early. The staff could see us through the windows but refused to unlock the door until 7.05pm. We had to wait outside in the cold. The menu was in French and no one would translate. One person ordered pork and one beef. Both dishes came out as pork.... More 

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Thank assey412
denis d, Responsable commercial at L'Embarcadere, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your message even if it's not very positive. We are sorry that your visit in our restaurant doesn't leave you a good memory. The quality of dishes depends on people and this day, we were can be not excellent. We hope see you later in france for another Tasting, L'Embarcadère's team More 

Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We came upon this restaurant by chance as it was one of the few in the area open on a Tuesday evening. Our French is somewhat limited so we took the option of one of the set Menu's available. Based on our past experiences in the area, this is usually an opportunity for the chef to demonstrate some regional specialties... More 

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3 Thank ozwombat
denis d, Responsable commercial at L'Embarcadere, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your message even if it's not very positive. We have pleasure has to work Italian and quality products. We are sorry that your visit in our restaurant doesn't leave you a good memory. We hope see you later in france for another Tasting, La Scala's team More 

Paris, France
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We Arrived on a beautifull saturday lunch , the reception was very bad,as we wanted to have lunch on their terrasse, the waited told me It was too cold and that I couldn't appreciate it as I was wearing a "polaire" .by the way sorry son to be posh, but It was a cashmere by Bottega Veneta....then we had their... More 

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Thank 27nathalie
denis d, Responsable commercial at L'Embarcadere, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your message even if it's not very positive. We are sorry that your visit in our restaurant doesn't leave you a good memory. The quality of dishes depends on people and this day, we were can be not excellent. We hope see you later in france for another Tasting, Embarcadère's team More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

We ate here on a Sunday night (yes, a restaurant in France open not only in August, but on a Sunday night in August!) and enjoyed the excellent value Formule 'Type' (€25.50 for three courses or €31.50 with two glasses of wine) and Formule 'Top' (€30.50 for three courses or €36.50 with two glasses of wine) set menus. The food... More 

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Thank El_Sueno
denis d, Responsable commercial at L'Embarcadere, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your message, we are delighted that you had a good moment. Our waiters do always their utmost to meet the needs of customers and your message proves that our efforts brings us has success We hope to see again you quickly to be tasted the best of our dishes, L'Embarcadère's team More 

Conwy, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Helpful staff, full of locals, lots of seafood on the menu, quiet yet full of couples and families! Highly recommend the moules a la crème ...... and the recommended wine with the meal on the menu.

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Thank welshbird34
denis d, Responsable commercial at L'Embarcadere, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your message, we are delighted that you had a good moment. Our waiters do always their utmost to meet the needs of customers and your message proves that our efforts brings us has success. We hope to see again you quickly to be tasted the best of our dishes, L'Embarcadère's team More 

Seaford, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Apparently there are not many restaurants that open Sunday/Monday evenings. Our host at our B&B managed to book a table for us. The restaurant was extremely busy, think we got the last table. The staff were very efficient. Had a little difficulty with the language but the order came out right! Moules marinere arrived in a huge pot. Husband and... More 

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Thank Dizzydi_12
denis d, Responsable commercial at L'Embarcadere, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your message, we are delighted that you had a good moment. Our waiters do always their utmost to meet the needs of customers and your message proves that our efforts brings us has success We hope to see again you quickly to be tasted the best of our dishes, L'Embarcadère team's More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

We called in here very much on spec, and after looking at ASSA Japanese restaurant down the road (arrived too early). Don't be fooled by L'Embarcadere's appearance from the road, it's very much open and quite classy but relaxed.  Once inside, you're treated to great views of the Loire, both inside and on the verandah. It's an upmarket casual menu,... More 

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Thank DadaGee
denis d, Responsable commercial at L'Embarcadere, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your message, we are delighted that you had a good moment. Our waiters do always their utmost to meet the needs of customers and your message proves that our efforts brings us has success We hope to see again you quickly to be tasted the best of our dishes, L'Embarcadère's team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$42
Cuisine
French, European, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 quai Ulysse Besnard, 41000, Blois, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Blois
  • Phone Number: +33 2 54 78 31 41
Description
We dreamed about it for a very long time: change frame without distorting the place and the soul of this created place 30 years ago to offer to our clientele a maximum of comfort and well-being ... .Pari successful! New decoration, based on pure materials such as wood, glass and metal bottom perfectly in the real decoration: the unique and impregnable panoramic view on the Loire! (PMR access and outer and internal wheelchairs) The creation of our second room allows at the moment d "to welcome groups and big one tables* (family meal, of work ...) while protecting the intimacy of the individual customers thanks to a window which can separate 2 dining rooms. Our living area of welcome(reception), conceived(designed) to take a glass(have a drink) while waiting for dinner guests will bring you one moment of relaxation. As for our new terrace, cut by the road and by the parking lot and moved forward on the Loire, she can only enchant you and share with you this unique(only) and magnificent view(sight). "L'EMBARCADERE " Restoring on the surface of the Loire ": forget one moment your stress and take advantage pleasantly and peacefully of the time(weather) which passes!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?