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Aug 12, 2014 12:56 PM

Sunday lunch/dinner in Dijon/Beaune

Hi all! I'm looking for places to eat on a Sunday for lunch in Dijon and dinner in Beaune. Nothing too expensive or fancy, but local favorites where we can drink great wine and try the region's famous dishes. I'm having trouble finding spots since it's a Sunday. Thanks!

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    1. re: ChefJune

      Thanks, I started there, but figured with it being 4 years old, things might have changed in terms of days/hours of operation.

      1. re: sarahinthecity

        There might be a couple of new places, but if these are still there, their scheds are likely similar. You didn't mention when you plan to be there. All bets are off if it's soon -- like August.

        1. re: ChefJune

          Oh no worries there, I'll be there in late September.

          Question: The places on that thread sounded more high-end - what do you think?


          1. re: sarahinthecity

            What are you looking for? There's a casual pizza/pasta place in the same alcove as Ma Cuisine that is very good. They serve some amazing burgs, both red and white, by the glass and bottle.

            However, most of the places I've been in Beaune are not what I'd classify as "high end." Not even the Michelin-starred Ma Cuisine. It's quite a casual place. The son of the Escoffiers (Ma Cuisine) has a wine bar in Beaune. I haven't been there yet, and don't know if it's open Sunday. But wine bars are historically casual, fwiw.

            1. re: ChefJune

              Just replied to the original post with some options I found.

            2. re: sarahinthecity

              Near Beaune in the wine-growing village of Nolay is a nice, down-home farm-inn (ferme-auberge) called Chaume de Buis. As the restaurant is a side-business of the farm, it is very casual and nice and inexpensive. Must reserve.

              Burgundy cuisine is very rich. I can never have two restaurant meals a day. It simply is not enjoyable. Are you sure you want to do that ?
              Besides, Sunday night both Dijon and Beaune are dead.

      2. I've been researching on the boards and have found 5 options for Beaune or the surrounding area on Sunday night.

        Le Montrachet
        L'Hotel de Beaune
        Le Gourmandin
        Le Relais de la Diligence
        Aupres Du Clocher

        What do you think?

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        1. re: sarahinthecity

          Le Montrachet
          Aupr├Ęs Du Clocher

          Quite good. But not necessarily less expensive than those that you find too high-end. May we ask your budget ?

          1. re: Parigi

            I'd say 80 euro with wine for two. Maybe those other places aren't actually that high-end. The photos on their websites might have thrown me. Thanks.

        2. This is very very old news (2005) but our meal at L'Auberge de la Charme in Prenois which you need a car to get to, then was terrific. Open for Sunday lunch not dinner.

          1. "local favorites where we can drink great wine and try the region's famous dishes."

            You might try La Auberge du Vieux Vigneron in Corpeau (15 minutes on rte 974). We recently enjoyed our second meal there. It is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, so fits your bill. This is a very basic dining room serving traditional fare, a haunt for local vignerons from the Corpeau/Poligny Montrachet area. This is a seriously simple and honest dining room without pretension or frills. Our hosts are always surprised that we have found and chosen their "go-to" in the area rather than the elegant Le Montrachet.

            You can check out the menu and wine list:

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            1. re: mangeur

              Now that Mangeur has jangled my Betz cells, our fab experience with wine and local food was at a fete at Clos Vougeot.

            2. Thoughts on Restaurant Ermitage de Corton? It's in our hotel. Thanks.