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Au pourquoi pas

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13 rue Monge, 21000, Dijon, France
+33 3 80 50 11 77
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19:15 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:30
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Tue - Sat 19:15 - 21:15
Sat 12:00 - 13:30
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Very nice restaurant, delicious food, friendly staff and well located. You can go without a reservation, but is better is you have one. Just one suggestion: side dishes are the same for all the plates, that's a little disapointing.

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Thank Alejandra R
london
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We are in Dijon for 2 nights and stumbled upon this restaurant through tripadvisor. This was, hands down, one of the best dinning experiences we have had, worldwide, in comparison to Michelin star and otherwise. The ambiance and atmosphere of the restaurant were exactly what we had hoped for -- intimate, authentic, charming and warm. The food was innovative and... More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

We visited Dijon for New Year's Eve. I'd been having a really bad trip, but that night everything changed. For the very first bite my semblance changed! It was delicious from beginning to end. We had the New Year's Eve menú. It consisted in 5 courses. But was the 3rd course I will never forget. It was the most exquisite... More 

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Encinitas, California
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209 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

A friend of a friend who had been to Dijon previously highly recommended this restaurant so we made reservations (which are difficult to get) a few weeks before our trip. We were not sorry. We had a fantastic meal. My escargot and ham and parsley pieces in a puff pastry was amazing, and my wife`s salad with cheese was very... More 

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Neutral Bay, Australia
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594 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Translated to English means Why Not? Well hard to put my finger on it but there are several reasons why not! Advised by the restaurant to book at least two weeks in advance for a Friday night dinner and a month in advance for a Saturday night….and in truth it’s hard to see why. To be fair the service was... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Ate here for dinner. Took the 3 cours menu with cheese platter for 28€. The goat cheese salad was excellent. The entrees and desserts were really good with good combination of flavours. The main dishes were ok. It was good and tasty and simple. The service was good. Recommend to reserve a table

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2 Thank Vanessa R
Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

It was very helpful that we read the tripadvisor comments concerning this restaurant beforehand.We tried to book a month in advance and found only one night that wasn't booked out. The meals were of a top quality that one could expect of a restaurant with this reputation and the service friendly

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St. Louis, MO
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Long time since visit so short on details. Would definitely recommend. Very friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The service is attentive and prompt, food is very good quality, with very good precision in the preparation and presentation. For the price I have absolutely never had better. Disagree with comparisons to top-level restaurants, but then, they do not try to be a "Michelin... More 

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Surrey, England
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177 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We followed previous reviewers advice and booked a couple of weeks ahead to be sure of a table on a Saturday lunch time, which is now the only day they are open for lunch. They were fully booked when we got there. We received a relaxed and friendly welcome from the chef's wife and service was excellent throughout. The food... More 

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Lyon, France
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2013

We were really thrilled with the meal we had at Au Pourqoui Pas - Dijon is known for its service being closer to Parisian standards (not always very polite), but this restaurant has great service and friendly staff. The wine selection was very good (and reasonably priced - 28 to 50 euros for a good bottle), and the food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$52
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
19:15 - 21:15
Wednesday
19:15 - 21:15
Thursday
19:15 - 21:15
Friday
19:15 - 21:15
Saturday
19:15 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 rue Monge, 21000, Dijon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Cote d'Or  >  Dijon
  • Phone Number: +33 3 80 50 11 77
Description
RESTAURANT TRADITIONNEL ET FAMILIAL
CREE EN 2007 PAR MURIEL ET JULIEN
CADRE CHALEUREUX ET DECONTRACTE
30 PLACES ASSISES
CUISINE DU TERROIR FRANCAIS
OUVERT DU MARDI AU SAMEDI
TOUS LES SOIRS + SAMEDI MIDI & SOIR

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