Restaurant Review: L’Antre Deux Verre, St. Emilion, France!

As I have mentioned, St. Émilion is chock-full of excellent restaurants, a number of which have Michelin Stars. While that is great, we had a bit of trouble finding a somewhat casual restaurant for lunch in St. Émilion! This difficulty was enchanched by the fact that Dan is allergic to duck, and a lot of Southwestern cuisine (St. Émilion is in the Southwest of France) prominently features duck on the menu.

After canvasing the town for a lunch that would not take two hours and a restaurant whose menu did not focus on duck, we spotted L’Antre Deux Verre’s terrace overlooking St. Émilion, very close to La Tour du Roy.  I did not see a sign, so you will have to look for the terrace!

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L’Antre Deux Verre’s terrace

We decided to give L’Antre Deux Verre since many of the other restaurants would very fancy and would offer hours long lunch and/or their most interesting dishes were duck forward. Deciding on L’Antre Deux Verre was an excellent choice!

The menu was written in French on a chalkboard. Usually a good sign. In addition to the hand written food menu, there was also a hand written wine menu, stocked with various St. Émilion reds. Another good sign! We went with this 2009 Chåteau Corbin:

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It was quite delicious. When in St. Émilion, right?

We started our meal with a French cheese plate, which came with five cheese and the most delicious mustard sauce hiding under that lettuce. I was also in love that the adorable yellow Berger pitcher.

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For mains, Dan ordered a beef steak done in a St. Émilion red wine shallot reduction with fries and salad. He liked it, but my dish was the winner…

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Pork medalions, which were huge, in foie gras sauce!!  AMAZING! I LOVED this dish – one of my favorites of the trip!  Like Dan’s my meal was served with french fries and salad. Too bad I did not have a refrigerator to take my few leftovers home.

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After my meal was so good, I had to order dessert even though I was stuffed…  I went with the below chocolate cake, and it did not dissapoint!

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And one more picture of that adorable yellow picture, just because its so adorable!

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L’Antre Deux Verre ended up being just the restaurant that we wanted. Casual, in and out within 1:30 and delicious food! L’Antre Deux Verre was certainly a good find in the middle of St. Émilion!

STEAL OUR TRIP:

L’Antre Deux Verre (no website): 1 Bis Rue de la Porte Sainte-Marie, 33330 Saint-Émilion, France. T: +33 5 57 24 09 73. Located very close to Le Tour du Roy.  Open Thursday – Tuesday 12:00 – 15:00. Closed Wednesday. Casual restaurant in St. Émilion. No sign. Limited tables but reservations probably not required. 

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