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Bistrot du Grand Louis

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$$ - $$$
French, European, Gastropub
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44 avenue de Saint Medard, 33700 Merignac, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 47 28 65
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12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
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Bordeaux, France
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Good food. Service ok. Staff little bit slow. We did talk to the manager wife. Nice girl. Good quality meat with French fries. Home made desert. I will recommend the place.

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Thank plassard
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We were looking for a place to eat close to Bordeaux Merignac airport on a Thursday evening. Found this restaurant by sheer coincidence and what a revelation... It was their live Jazz evening, fully booked, but a table was found for the five of us. Very nice special menu du jour, excellent wines. This place filled up rapidly after our... More 

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Thank T d
Eric P, Propriétaire at Bistrot du Grand Louis, responded to this review

Dear T d, What a pleasure to read your review. It's always nice to be a good surprise for our customers, even more when you're foreign ! Hope to see you next time ! Best regards ! More 

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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

The Bistrot is all and more than described in the review. The waitresses were very friendly and welcoming. We had the best sea food platter with the most sumptuous cold snail I have ever tasted accompanied by a delicious white wine from the loire region. Since we wanted a taste of everything,after the seafood platter we had the steak which... More 

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Thank classicchi
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We chose a small steak evening meal. absolutely delicious, the sauce the steak was cooked in was beautiful, was served simply and rustic. Steak chips and salad was €17 euros. Only disappointment was there did not appear to have any local wines on the menu, the restaurant is in a residential area, so would be probably go un-noticed on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, tasty food abd reasonable priced wine list! No need for any other comments..............

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Thank Gary J
Eric P, Directeur général at Bistrot du Grand Louis, responded to this review

Hello, I'm so happy to see your comment about your dinner at the Grand Louis. Hope to see you during vinexpo 2017. Best regards. More 

West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

Visited this restaurant for a casual dinner for 4 with friends. The atmosphere was good, and the place was bustling for a Wednesday night, a shame we were sat by the front door, however we didn't book as weren't expecting it to be busy (as restaurant managers we should know better!!!). While some aspects of the meal were very good,... More 

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Louis G, Propriétaire at Bistrot du Grand Louis, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your feedback and explanations. We hope to be better for your next visit. Best regards More 

Ghent, Belgium
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185 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

the restaurant is very nice , good services and excellent French food, I saw some sea food that looks really good but I choose some standard French entrecote, it was a dream so good, really with that an excellent French wine Pessac Leognan and my evening was the best.

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1 Thank JpegG64
Louis G, Gérant at Bistrot du Grand Louis, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your comment. It's always a pleasure to share our traditional food culture ! Hope to see you soon. Best regards. More 

Bordeaux
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

We eat at this restaurant about once a month and are never dissapointed; excellent friendly staff; service just right and consistently good food.Well worth a visit!!

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Louis G, Propriétaire at Bistrot du Grand Louis, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your comment. Hope that you are still loving our cuisine and we wish to see you soon. Best regards. More 

Aquitaine, France
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438 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

An old style Bistro of a style which is fast disappearing in France. Over 200,000 30 years ago, and now only about 40,000. Current economic conditions (and government attitude to small business) will mean these numbers will decline even further over the next 3-4 years. Elegant interior (if tables are a bit close) but large traditional menu and good wine... More 

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1 Thank LesH211
Louis G, Propriétaire at Bistrot du Grand Louis, responded to this review

Good morning, Thanks for your comment. We appreciate your attention. Hope to see you soon. Best regards. More 

Bordeaux, France
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

Restaurant looks nice but the staff is just very very rude, it spoiled our lunch completely. Walking in on the right hand-side you can see the kitchen and the grill, it looked interesting but in the end overall experience was very average.

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Louis G, Propriétaire at Bistrot du Grand Louis, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment and we would like to say you that we take your feedback with a particular attention. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 43
Cuisine
French, European, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 avenue de Saint Medard, 33700 Merignac, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux  >  Merignac
  • Phone Number: +33 5 56 47 28 65
Description
Gourmet restaurant of meat and grills, fish and seafood in Merignac, close to Bordeaux, in theGironde. This restaurant proposes traditional and authentic food based on fresh produces. Come to taste specialities of the Southwest of France within a sophisticated and smart surroundings. Ideal for the business lunches as for romantic dinners. Reception of groups and reservation online possible. Discover the dishes, the menus and the wine list on the website

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?