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Le Manege

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2 Faubourg Rivotte, 25000, Besancon, France
+33 3 81 48 01 48
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
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Oslo, Norway
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had a lovely meal here from the two set menus, my husband and I did a bit of inter changing of dishes. Presentation of food excellent and beautiful food. Very attentive service and warm atmosphere. I had asked if I could bring my dog along but luckily the hotel room was suitable to leave him behind. The lady manager seemed... More 

Thank BDTandy
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

If you stop by Besançon, please take the time to go to Le Manege. Le menu du midi -lunch- was such a reasonably priced option that my expectations were average. ..well, i was proven wrong in the right way. All courses were expectional. Terrine for entrée , cabillot (Fish) in a subtle béchamel sauce with fenouil for plat proncipal and... More 

Thank Isabelle S
Kent, England
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300 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Ten of us were here for a birthday day and they looked after us very well. A lovely location on the bank of the River Doubs adds to the experience. An international group we all found the food very good, all very well and precisely cooked from an attractive menu. Prices were reasonable for food of this quality and the... More 

Thank manofekent
Besancon, France
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

One of our group had a bucket list item of dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant. As a pizza and burgers kinda gal, I wasn't too sure about having my birthday dinner at some fluffy French restaurant... But it was such a pleasant surprise! The set menu was amazing, the food even better than I thought it would be. I had... More 

Thank finlandadventures
Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The menu featured what appeared to me to be local dishes, which were prepared very well. We both had a chicken main dish and Paris Brest for dessert, and chose different starters terrine and snails. All very good. The service was warm and efficient. While we were eating a large party came in and went to an upstairs room, but... More 

Thank Graham H
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140 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. Wonderful food, lovely decor, really friendly and helpful staff, three courses all tasted so good. My only criticism would be that with my steak I would have preferred some vegetables apart from just potatoes, but that was my only little fault. This place if definitely worth a try.

Thank Uhdcfc
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We came here on a Saturday night, our hotel made the reservations. We were lucky, as the place filled up around us. The wait staff were professional without being intimidating. The food was expertly prepared. The scallops on artichoke puree were crisp and browned on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside. But actually, a pint of the artichoke... More 

Thank nagonmom
Milan, Italy
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Very nice and cosy. The waiters are all super nice and available. We chose a bottle of wine at first which we didn't like and offered to pay for it and change it...they changed it with a big smile and didn't make us pay for the one we ordered by mistake. Very professional... The food was excellent. I certainly recommend... More 

Thank Alessandrapa
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175 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

A smart restaurant just outside the Port Rivotte where charming waiting staff will bring you delicious food from an amazingly cheap €29 menu or a more expensive menu at €49 which includes foie gras and scallops. Tried the sherry-like Savignin to accompany the food. A lovely restaurant with impeccable service. Hard to to imagine better food at €29!

1 Thank Jonoln
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

We went to the Le Manege after trekking down the stairs with our stroller from the Citadel in the pouring rain. The Citadel was an great find and so was this little restaurant. We had the Friday lunch menu for 17 Euro, and it we and amazing value. A delicious mushroom soup followed by Salmon grilled a la Planche with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 55
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Faubourg Rivotte, 25000, Besancon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Doubs  >  Besancon
  • Phone Number: +33 3 81 48 01 48

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