Located in the heart of the Burgundy wine region, the charming town of Beaune, France is not only renowned for its exceptional wines, but also for its culinary scene.
With a wide selection of restaurants ranging from traditional bistros to Michelin-starred establishments, Beaune offers visitors the opportunity to indulge in a gastronomic journey like no other. Whether you are a foodie or a wine connoisseur, Beaune’s exceptional restaurants are sure to satisfy your palate and leave you wanting more. Here are our top recommendations for restaurants to put on your must-visit list when in Beaune so you can discover the perfect pairing for the town’s exceptional reputation for fine wine.
Maison du Colombier
La Maison du Colombier is a popular gastro pub located in the heart of Beaune that offers a unique dining experience with a focus on local, seasonal ingredients. Three sets of unrelated friends recommended it, and we fully understand why.
The restaurant’s menu features a range of classic French dishes, such as escargots, steak tartare, and roasted chicken, as well as more contemporary offerings such as truffle risotto and ceviche. La Maison du Colombier takes great care to source the freshest produce and meats from local farmers and markets, ensuring that every dish is of the highest quality.
Unsurprisingly, the wine list at La Maison du Colombier is equally impressive, with an extensive selection of local and international wines available by the glass or bottle. We particularly appreciated the wines offered by the glass which allowed us to try several different wines among our group of 4. Michelin quality food and wine in a wonderfully casual atmosphere.
21 Boulevard is a stylish and sophisticated restaurant situated in a beautiful 19th-century mansion. The architecture of the building is stunning, with grand, sweeping staircases, ornate ceilings, and elegant furnishings that create a refined and intimate atmosphere. The menu at 21 Boulevard The menu at 21 Boulevard also focuses on classic French dishes, including escargots, foie gras, and beef tartare, but with a modern twist. Signature dishes include escargots in garlic butter, beef bourguignon, and roasted rack of lamb.
The wine cellar at 21 Boulevard is extensive, with a comprehensive selection of Burgundy wines as well as a range of other French and international wines.
Our sommelier was friendly and knowledgeable and his recommendations were spot on in terms of local, lesser known gems that were the perfect wine to accompany our meal. Overall, 21 Boulevard offers a truly exceptional dining experience that combines exquisite food, impeccable service, and a stunning setting to create a memorable evening in Beaune.
L’Arche des Vins
While not a restaurant, we were so impressed by this local wine bar, we had to add it to our list of recommendations.
Opened just over a year ago, one would think with all the great spots in and around Beaune, it will be a challenge to stand out. But in the case of L’Arche des Vins, we suspect it has a very long future ahead.
The wine list by the bottle and glass are both impressive and it was the perfect spot to kick off our first trip to Beaune. While we had high expectations on the wine list which was definitely met, we didn’t expect much in terms of the food options being a bar but it offered up a truly exceptional charcuterie board. A ideal spot for an aperitif, a wine and tapas meal, or a perfect nightcap to end a day of winery explorations.
Restaurant Le 428 (@ Hôtel L’Ouvrée)
Restaurant Le 428 was without question our foodie discovery of the trip.
We happened upon it at the midway point of a self-guided vineyard walk that took us through Savigny-les-Beaunes right at lunchtime. The food is exceptional, the service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is unpretentious and inviting.
From the moment we walked in the door, we were greeted with warm hospitality and a welcoming ambiance. The food is so fresh that there is no menu, they bring out whatever they are making that day. We ended up consuming a half a dozen dishes that were astonishingly good, each dish presented in Michelin-like impressiveness. If you told us it had 3 stars we would have absolutely believed it!
Despite the high quality of the food and service, the restaurant has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. The wine list is also impressive, with a wide selection of local and international wines to choose from. We cannot recommend Restaurant 428 enough for anyone looking for a top-notch dining experience in Savigny-les-Beaunes. It truly is a hidden gem that should not be missed.
Domaine Trapet Père et Fils
Domaine Trapet Père et Fils is a winery located in Gevrey-Chambertin. They’re best known for producing exceptional biodynamic wines from their vineyards, many of which are Grand Cru, that have been carefully tended by the Trapet family over several generations.
The winery hosts a wine and food pairing lunch seasonally that showcases their wines with the very best of the region’s gastronomy. Our lunch featured fresh in-house baked bread with Foie gras, the best Beef Bourguignon we’ve ever tasted and a chocolate mousse each paired with a different wine from the winery’s collection.
The last course was an exquisite cheese plate that was paired with their blend from Schlossberg vineyard, one of the most renowned in Alsace.
The lunch was a beautiful representation of the winery’s commitment to quality and tradition. It allowed guests to experience the rich flavors of Burgundy while at the same time tasting the unique terroir of each vineyard. The combination of exceptional wine and delicious food made for a truly unforgettable culinary experience.
Le Bisto d’Olivier
Olivier Laflaive is a name that has become synonymous with quality wine and fine dining.
The Laflaive family has been producing wine in Burgundy since the 18th century, and their Bistro in the heart of the region is definitely worth a visit, particularly if you’re an oenophile.
Le Bistro d’Olivier is located in a charming 17th-century building in the heart of Puligny-Montrachet and it features a beautiful garden terrace that offers stunning views of the surrounding vineyards.
The Bistro provides a 3-course seasonal menu where the dishes are designed to enhance your wine tasting experience. The restaurant’s extensive wine list features a selection of wines from the Olivier Laflaive winery as well as other Burgundy wines.
March 30, 2023
I am particularly drawn to Restaurant Le 428. Any resto you can “happen upon at the midway point of a self-guided vineyard walk” is on our list!
March 30, 2023
We were absolutely blown away. You know it’s truly fresh and local when there’s no menu! And despite being so casual having been hiking for a few hours prior, it was gloriously unpretentious.