I came to L'Astrance with lot of expectations... 3 Stars Michelin are an important "certification of quality". It means that this restaurant should be among the best restaurants worldwide. When you pay 700 euros for a dinner (for 2 people) you of course are looking for an unforgettable experience!
But does L'Astrance really have 3 stars? I can not understand... I would really love to eat together with Michelin experts who expressed such a high judgement.
To be honest, the food was not so exceptional: the dish I appreciated the most was the one with black truffle and parmesan (with the shape of a heart in the middle, that was not something so original in my opinion). The duck was also very well cooked.
However I would not come back to this restaurant and, if I have to be honest, I do not advise people to eat there.
The service was nice and the atmosphere was very good (although a waiter did not treat my partner in a perfect way in few moments). When you go to such an important restaurant, you also expect (besides exceptional food) to be cared, assisted and, figuratively, "cuddled"... but at L'Astrance it did not happen at all. Maybe because I am 23 years old?! I do not know.
One strange thing happened at the moment of the change after we paid the bill: while I was at the bathroom the waiter brought the rest (90 euros) and my partner (thinking it was much less) said that it was not necessary without checking it. After few seconds, when I came back, I asked - with lot of embarrassment - the same waiter if he could bring again the change, letting him realise the little (and embarrassing, I must admit) misunderstanding... but he "turned a blind eye", he did not do anything, and obviously I did not insist, so we left the restaurant.
Besides this last thing, I would say that the atmosphere is good, the food is good also but I will never come back because I can easily replace this restaurant with several 1 star restaurants where, with about 400 euros (which is almost the half of what we spent) you eat the same of L'Astrance.
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