Bordeaux is known for its good red wine but its typical food is also delicious. For example just try the canneleés. There are plenty of restaurants with every French regional dish but there is also Asian, African and Arab restaurants.
Here is a short list of some of them:
A very pleasant restaurant with a warm and traditional décor and a beautiful fireplace. Their special dishes are: Daube de sanglier with champignons and red wine, Terrine de foie gras mi-cuit au gros sel (salted duck's liver paté). Desserts are also good and the wine is the best, of course.
Le Pavillion des Boulevards
A small but elegant restaurant, some of the dishes served are: Raviole de foie gras, grilled crayfish with grilled blood sausage and cider; Breton lobster sautéed with vanilla beans, served with sauterne sauce and fried crayfish tails served with fried blood sausage and apple juice.
120 rue Croix de Seguey. 33000 Bordeaux
Tel : 05 56 81 51 02
Le Vieux Bordeaux
Located between Cours Alsace-Lorraine and Cours Victor Hugo, this restaurant which is of stone construction, serves traditional local dishes. Some examples are: Fillet of catfish with rich Tapenade (pounded olive) stock, Marble cake of fresh, wild mushrooms and Roast loin of lamb, with mild garlic.
27 rue Buhan 33000 Bordeaux
Tel: +33 (0)5 56 52 94 36
This restaurant offers a variety of dishes at good prices. The chef Yves Gravelier who has worked with other famous French chefs, serves specialities such as: Sea bream with fleur de sel, mille feuilles of liver paté à la broche, lamb in cream, roast pigeon and grilled mullet.
114 Cours de Verdun
This restaurant has a very traditional décor, the food is cooked in a wooden oven and there is a special menu for children including salads. Dishes include, Salad with tomme morzinoise (a local cheese), Fillet of salmon with vegetables and Gâteau de Savoie (a local type of cake), and vanilla cream dessert.
20, rue des Piliers de Tutelle - 33000 Bordeaux
Tel: +33 (0) 5 56 48 13 74
La Bonne Bouille
7, Rue des Bahutiers, 33000 Bordeaux
Tel: +33 (0)5 56 81 35 92
An old-fashioned restaurant with a 19th century décor, surrounded by art galleries and shops and with a very elegant and pleasant atmosphere.
Duck dishes are the speciality and the wine is also hightly recommended.
12, Rue Mably, 33000 Bordeaux
Tel : 05 56 44 30 10 - Fax : 05 56 44 30 10