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le saint hilaire

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11 rue du Pont Saint Hilaire, 28000, Chartres, France
+33 2 37 30 97 57
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Cannot say enough about the quality of food, presentation and service. The salmon was the best ever with seasonal leeks, sweet potato purée. Chocolat base for the dessert to die for. Happily surprised as we made lunch reservations just an hour before and the space is limited and intimate. Heartily recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This was a perfectly nice lunch. Attentive service, handsome upstairs room. A three course lunch for two with a half bottle of burgundy came to just over €100, which seemed the right price. Not the most exciting meal of our trip, but it ticked all the right boxes.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Away from the cathedral, this restaurant is a real gem. Located in a house that dates back to the 15th century, it is charming and cozy. We had the Business lunch at 19 euros and it was delicious. We were first served some amuse-bouche, followed by a small cup of gaspatcho. My mackerel entree and salmon main dish were excellent.... More 

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Norwich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

A delightful, small restaurant in a convenient setting, just 5+ minutes downhill from the cathedral. We ate downstairs, just 3 tables and several more upstairs. I felt for the waitresses going up and down those stairs with their charming attention to detail and impeccable service. The food was delicious, my husband started with scallops , followed by the tastiest, most... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Tiny restaurant in the heart of Chartres, it has good wine list beyond Loire wines and also good wine glasses. The food is simple but well executed with enphasis on local cuisine.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We took a table for 6 (plus our little dog - who is perfectly well behaved and was warmly welcomed by all the staff). We dined upstairs (although there are a few tables downstairs too) and the ambiance was charming & cosy. Upmarket bistro-style with beautifully dressed tables, candles and napkins. The 'amuse bouche' was a gorgeous red pepper soup,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

The food is quite well cooked (real cook in the kitchen). the menu is quite refreshing fast enough but the quality of the food is very good and even excellent if you consider the price. wine are sold a affordable prices

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

There is a lot said about the food in this place and quite right to. It is exceptional and great value. But for me it is all the other things that make this place stand out. Like the very good friendly service and the really spaciously laid out tables despite only been a small place. So for me what gives... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Le St Hilaire is small and cozy and proposed good and tasty food. Snail on a bed of artichoke was fantastic followed by ris de veau nicely pan fried and finished with heavenly strawberry pie. Service was good and friendly, one waitress in particular was very smiley during the whole visit making us welcome.will be back soon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

We used to go to this restaurant fifteen and more years ago - and thought it superb. It has changed hands and is different but the same. The welcome and presentation is friendly. The menu adventurous and inviting - but with many of the values of the former owners. A very well-chosen wine list - with excellent bottles at reasonable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 47
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 rue du Pont Saint Hilaire, 28000, Chartres, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chartres
  • Phone Number: +33 2 37 30 97 57

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