We found this restaurant in June of 2013, when we went to Saint Benoit to see the fabulous church where Saint Benedict (Benoit) is buried. We looked at the Michelin guide on our I-pad and they highly recommended the Restaurant du Grand Saint Benoit. The meal was fabulous, so we made a special trip in June of 2014 to go back to the restaurant. It did not disappoint.
This is a small restaurant on a side street about 2 blocks from the famous Church. There is a small front terrace with outside tables. Each time we chose to eat outside, but the inside dining room is lovely. The food is excellent and very reasonable for the quality of food presented.
I started with a beautiful salad of smoked salmon and asparagus. My husband had a tart of rouget barbet. We both chose the special of the day which was an excellent pintade. Everything was delicious, beautifully prepared and looked artistic on the plate. We also had a lovely wine, a local Sancerre by Alphonse Mellot. Best of all, the prices were very reasonable.
There are many choices on the the menu and they have a very nice wine list. The menu is only in French and the wait staff, who are very professional, speak very limited English. Not a problem for us as we speak "French Food". I don't think it matters if you don't speak French, as everything on the menu sounded wonderful.
This is a gem of a restaurant hidden in a small town. If they were in a larger town, you would not be able to get a reservation. This has become one of our favorite restaurants in France and we are already looking forward to eating there again next year. The food here was better than several Michlein star restaurants that we ate at this year.
Our compliments to the chef and all the staff!!!! We'll see you again next trip!!
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