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“French Chic”
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Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Chamalieres
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Traditional classic French Restaurant from 1929
All perfect, design ,flatware, glasses and tableware
Fantastic service, unbelievable sommelier
Nice atmosphere
Great Chef
Food was classic too, interesting
unique and very very tasty
Ten of ten

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Thank Jakov D
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caroline m, Gérant at Hotel Radio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Dear "Jakov D",
Thank you very much for your great comment. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again. The chef, the "unbelievable" sommelier and the whole team!

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Expected great things from Hotel Radio restaurant but was badly disappointed. The dining room is very pleasant; well lit; comfortable and noise levels were OK even on a busy Monday evening. Staff were helpful, friendly and efficient. Took the 6 course tasting menu which ends up as 8 or so with the amuses bouches. These were very nice.... The first starter of foie gras pressé with lots of "citricy" gels/purées was very nice. The next course, scallops with beetroot only tasted of beetroot of different textures and tastes - some just cooked; some highly acidic...overall it ruined the scallops which disappeared into the background. The next course - fish, St Pierre was not nice either. The fish was overcooked and had a rather anaemic colour - tasted as though it had been kept warm on the pass for too long. The accompanying sauce and the tartare of seaweed were over-flavoured (lemon) and very salty. Overall, not a nice dish although the accompanying little tart of quinoa cooked in squid ink was very tasty. The meat course was slow cooked veal - sous-vide I would guess with some crispy veal sweetbreads. The veal was OK but the taste again spoiled by a thickened gloopy sauce and celery everywhere - confit with the sweetbreads and a puree with the veal.... The desserts were nice... and very pretty. Excellent cheese board.
Sad. Having eaten in hundreds of Michelin starred restaurants around the world, this one just doesn't add up on the food front.

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Thank AJCG
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is actually a fairly large restaurant, there is a main dining room as well as another room for functions. Indeed on our visit there was a large party of guests (some sort of salespeople) in the second room but one has to say that we only noticed when we were passing the room when leaving. Overall the meal, we opted for a four course menu, was good though nothing out of the ordinary. But then it was only 62 Euro each which made the price quality ratio very good. As is often the case in this kind of place, I found the sommelier a little pompous and not so helpful an impression that may also be caused y bit by the language barrier he was clearly more comfortable with french than with english. Anyhow, overall a perfectly satisfactory dinner.

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Thank Astrito
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is hidden in a residential area. It's quiet. It's not exaggerating. The deco and staff make you feel like you are at a cosy and warm place without the tension of high end fine dining. Staffs are very friendly and helpful. And the sommelier is also as friendly and funny. Overall a very pleasant experience.

Thank ling2006
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This is the first restaurant in the area to have received a Michelin star (more than 30 years ago).

The place looks amazing retro-chic, the whole building keeping the art deco look.

The monthly menu was simply amazing and the chef truly inspired.

The service could use a little bit of polish (the glasses were left empty for long periods of time, the sommelier was not the friendliest person...), but all in all it's an experience to have.

Thank Adinel T
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