Fodor's Expert Review Le Médicis

$$ Blois French

Decorated in a wacky Renaissance-meets-contemporary style with a coffered ceiling and white linens, this is the domain of highly acclaimed chef-owner Damien Garanger, who turns classic dishes into presentations—picture coquilles St-Jacques with bitter roquette, or thin slices of roast hare with a black currant sauce. The impressive wine list, a veritable primer in Loire wines, includes more than 250 choices. Though service can be brusque, word is out that this is among the better local restaurants, so be sure to reserve early. There are also 10 guest rooms on-site for overnight lodging.

French Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

2 allée François-Ier
Blois, Centre-Val de Loire  41000, France

02–54–43–94–04

www.le-medicis.com

Known For:
  • Admittedly ugly building
  • Lengthy dining times
  • Reasonable prices
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No dinner Sun. Oct.–June

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