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Le Clown Gourmand

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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13 rue de Strasbourg, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saone, France
+33 3 85 93 64 61
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was some of the best food I have ever eaten in my life. I got the 5 course menu and each course was fantastic. The dessert especially wonderful.

Thank Jesse W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant on a Sunday night. Everything else was closed so we went in. It was the best decision I've ever made. The Prix fixe menu was well priced ranging from €31-46. The house wine was excellent. Each dish was prepared with care using fresh, high quality ingredients. It was so amazingly good. The server was patient... More 

Thank Bonster1900
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We enjoyed a great meal at this restaurant. The decor is beautiful, food and service are excellent. The presentation of the food is beautiful as is the taste. Every bite was delicious. We had no room for dessert but appreciated the mini desserts that came with the cheque. Highly recommended.

Thank PandPToronto
Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

After visiting the market in Chalon-sur-Saone (fantastic market by the way) on a Sunday morning, be sure to get a reservation at Le Clown. It was recommended highly by our host at Chateau Mercurey and he called in the reservation for us. It was our first meal of our 2 week trip and it did not disappoint. The wife &... More 

Thank towerpants
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We chose this restaurant because of it's very good recommendations on Trip Advisor and found it to be even better than we expected. We believe it should be rated higher - even No 1 ! :-) Our food was superb and our waiter gave us a wonderful experience of excellent service. I won't spoil all the surprises by telling you... More 

Thank Cush2013
Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I had a great lunch meal with my family. We chose the lunch menu: starter, main course and dessert coffee (café gourmand) for 20 EUR. Everything tasted good, was prepared with fresh ingredients and was nicely laid on the dish. Kids menu was ok as well (fish+pasta and strawberry+ice-cream). They had an incredible fine Burgundy wine selection but I only... More 

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Sedona, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Three of us had a wonderful lunch. If you look closely almost every dish has a presentation of a face - often a clown's face. Beside the fun presentation, the food was delicious. My wife had foie gras of which I would call her a connoisseur and she said it was fabulous. My grand daughter and I had the pork... More 

Thank Gambelguy
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This adorable small restaurant deserves a super high rating. Chef Montgillard is very creative with his dishes! Our waiter, Antonio, waited on us hand and foot. He was as handsome as he was nice and put up with my trying to practice my French. Writing this is making me hungry for Le Clown's gourmet delights!

Thank lyn-owl
Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

4 of us had an excellent dinner at the Clown Gourmand for a reasonable amount given the quality of the food. They menu was flexible and varied and their wine selection was adequate if not enormous. We would all gladly have eaten there again.

Thank SergioGPF
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

on the ile st Laurent in chalon.Had a wonderful lunch.traditional food for the area.wonderful beef tartare and cuisses de grenouille.Very nice house wine and reasonable prices.Outside dining but really nice dining area with AC if hot outside.good choices with 3 course prix fixe menus

Thank lorraine w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
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
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 rue de Strasbourg, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saone, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Saone-et-Loire  >  Chalon-sur-Saone
  • Phone Number: +33 3 85 93 64 61

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