Le Boeuf à la Mode
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Recommended Reviews for Le Boeuf à la Mode
6 reviews in English
Review from Luis T.
- 7 friends
The duck - it is amazing! I had a taste of the beef filet and the lamb, but for me, the duck stole the show. Good service and delicious classic French food. If you're leaving Versailles and headed back to the train station, take a small detour and sit upstairs or outside.
You won't regret ordering the house-made duck confit. As far as the deserts go, get the one (I forget the name.. maybe cafe royal...) that comes with the coffee, mini creme brule, a truffle, and cream desert with jam. You get a small tasting of several things which you can share (if you want - it will be hard!).
The menus are in French, English, and Spanish. However, the translations from French are... umm.. humorously poor. You'll get the idea but I'd definitely ask the waiter if you're unsure. The service was fast and waiter was attentive.
Review from Charles G.
- 0 friends
Mount Sinai, USA
Our final dinner after two weeks in France. I would believe it is not possible that the cuisine improved with every meal. This brasserie does not disappoint. An aperitif of Mercais champagne was top notch and reasonably priced. For the entree the onion soup au gratin was the best we have experienced during our tour a la gourmand. Also the country terrine of foie gras en cruet was exceptional. I ordered the special for my plate, medallions of veal with champignons and sage. My guest enjoyed an exotic Moroccan dish of tandoori chicken with cous cous. For dessert tart tartan and creme boule was the perfect ending.
Review from Nik B.
- 10 friends
Nice, small french restaurant. You have to be timely there (before 8pm) to get a table.
We had the 3 course menu with a large choice for each course. The food was excellent, the service was very friendly and he haven't had any problems like someone posted before - even though we were not speaking french.
The prices for drinks are rather high (large beer (50cl) 7 EUR, bottle red wine ~30-60 EUR).
Review from Nicholas W.
- 4 friends
I came to La Boeuf a la Mode last night with some colleagues... and it was pretty good, but nothing extraordinary.
Basically, we showed up and had to wait for what felt like eternity for someone to take our order... then we had to wait equally as long to get the entrees.
I had a poached egg with Haddock... now I forgot was haddock was, I knew it was a fish but wasn't sure how it was prepared. Well, once it came out I remembered what it is and that I don't like it =X. I usually always go with a starter with poached egg (I love eggs) but this dish was just... bad.
After the starter, we waited another long time (and we were one of the only ones there) for the main dishes to come out. Per usual I went with a entercote frites... now this was actually pretty good. I liked the steak fries (thick) and the entercote was good. Prepared perfectly, little grizzle on some of the edges and no excessive fat areas. Also it comes with Bearnaise sauce which is a plus.
So, all in all it was ok.
Pluses: I like the interior and the outside seating. The entercote frites was also good.
Negatives: Did not like my starter (actually my own fault for ordering it), the service was extremely slow, and they charged all of us 3 course menu and not the 2 course menu that we ordered.
I probably won't be back here as there are tons of restaurants on the square in Versailles and I need to try them all :)
Review from Jonas E.
- 5 friends
Garden Grove, USA
Food was good and the service was great for a French restaurant. It turned out to be a great choice for classic French cuisine. I enjoyed my veal entree thoroughly however they gave us very dull knives, that I would have been better off using the butter knife instead. The waiter was fairly attentive for a French restaurant and very patient with us.
**the following is not a reflection on the restaurant which I do definitely recommend to others:
I tried a cheese plate, and I am proud to say I did try each type several times before deciding that I am not a fan of those odd Camembert cheeses, honestly one of the cheeses tastes like what I imagine licking a garbage truck would taste like.
But other than that, my experience there was great.
Review from Rem D.
- 3 friends
Charming option for classic French cuisine before or after visiting the chateau de Versailles. The escargot was good, as was the rack of lamb. Warning to Americans: the racks of lamb in Europe are the petit (and non-genetically modified) cousins of the US versions. This place was packed with locals and that's always a good sign.