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Le Carafe

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$$ - $$$
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15 rue Saint Nizier, 71000, Macon, France
+33 6 85 85 14 58
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
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Tournus, France
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We ate here 4-5 years ago and had a memorable meal so decided to visit again. Luckily we looked at their website for the opening hours, as those on TripAdvisor don’t seem to be correct. We were slightly apprehensive to see that there was a new chef in charge, but need not have worried as Damien Blaszczyk is every bit... More 

Thank bargee2016
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Seems promising, but at the end deception. Quality of food was good (reason of 3 stars) (fresh shrimps, good piece of steak, nice trout) but the cooking of steaks was not what we wanted, and the quantity in the plate was a bit small. Then comes the service...or at least the no service : I hope it was not the... More 

Thank Yan L
Tarquinia, Italy
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346 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here on our way back to Italy. The place is tiny, just a handful of tables, so better go early or book in advance. We had chicken jelly, shrimp salad, duck breast and salmon rillettes. Everything was delicious and the chef cooks your food right there in front of you! Absolutely do not miss this place!

Thank MarcoEtGiusy
Portimao, Portugal
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

a surprising little place - the food was absolutely wonderful. I had the canard (duck) parmentier of sweet potato - delicious. My husband had Angus beef with roasted potatoes and out-of-this-world pepper (not too spicy) sauce. Dessert: we chose the cheese plate. Wine: Beaujolais. What an evening. There was a group doing some wine tasting - we say mouth-watering aperitifs... More 

Thank MarksandMorelli
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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515 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

This place looks and feels like a perfect little wine bar, with a cellar. According to the times shown on Trip Advisor, it is open from 11.30am-23.00 Tue-Fri. However, when we arrived at around 6pm on a Friday, it felt very much like it was just opening as we sat in the cellar watching staff arrive and take off their... More 

Thank Bluesprout61
Macon, France
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

very nice place in the cellar !!! good menu e little expensive but very good desert was very nice ! good wine

Thank Annick61
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Stunning food, and fantastic staff - even with my pigeon French and their lack of English - it just didn't matter!! A fantastic evening and not a bank breaker!!

Thank Stephen W
Macon, France
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

Creative menu, with products of excelent quality and with an excelent choice of local wines. However the menu changes frequentely, so I'm not sure if the quality is always on top.

Thank zatuga
Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We picked this place after strolling around a bit in Macon and finding we appreciated its vibe. Its patio was full and we were lucky to get a table for 2 with no reservation. It has a short menu and everything on it is done right. We just had a main and a dessert each - one was fish, the... More 

Thank mooresie1
London, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

This small restaurant/bistro serves only a very limited number of dishes but it does them very well. Staff were very welcoming and explained in detail how the dishes worked. My starter was a kind of cake with smoked salmon inside. My companion had thin slices of tuna in a pastry - both enjoyable. Then I had the pork - thin... More 

Thank Bryan 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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 rue Saint Nizier, 71000, Macon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Saone-et-Loire  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: +33 6 85 85 14 58

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