Les Banquettes Rouges

French restaurant in Blois

combining new flavors and culinary traditions

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Entrées

Moules de bouchot à la marinière, gelée au piment doux, semoule de choux et glace au laurier.

Crumble au curry Breton, champignons du moment et betteraves fumées, espuma de pomme de terre au sel fumé des Salish.

Brioche traditionnelle au Sainte Maure de Touraine, crème fouettée aux herbes fraîches.

Effiloché de cuisse de lapin en feuille de blette, purée de persil et moutarde violette.

Plats

Poisson du moment, déclinaison de courges et miroir de vin rouge au fumet de poisson.

Epaule de porcelet confite, jus brun à l'ail noir, cocos de Paimpol AOP aux petits légumes.

Escalope de foie de veau aux griottes, sauce façon Bigarade.

Carré de veau cuit basse température puis saisi au beurre infusé à la coriandre, topinambours rôtis.

Carottes en différentes textures, coulis de fanes au beurre noisette, tagliatelles de carottes au sésame.

Desserts

Comme une crème brûlée au miel, sucre muscovado, agrumes et crème glacée à la réglisse.

Biscuit moelleux et crème à la pistache, coulis de griottes, glace pistache-amarenas et zestes d'orange.

Baba au rhum, banane flambée et chantilly au citron vert, granité coco.

Assiette de fromages affinés, sélectionnés par nos soins et son mesclun.

Faisselle de chèvre aux aromates et crumble aux herbes.

We ate here at the recommendation of our hotel staff. We were glad that we had the little town map marked with an "X" because it's not in the busy section of town. [...] We were really trying to stick to the French menu, but when we struggled, they did produce the English version for us. Lovely presentations, menu items that were unusual.

Had a fantastic meal here with our three young children...they were presented with the children's menu and I have never seen a 14month old demolish a plate of food so fast. [...] We had a salmon terrine for starter then enjoyed rabbit, beef..all cooked to perfection with innovative touches... All accompanied by local wine 'Cheverny'. Highly recommend.

This small bistro in Blois was the best restaurant we ate at in a week long trip to France through Burgundy, the Loire valley and Normandy. We were struck by the combination of a warm, cosy setting with some really modern, innovative yet hearty cooking [...] Fabulous overall, great value for money and totally unexpected in an otherwise bland looking town.

If someone is searching for a special diner with Nobel-cuisine but payable prices, you have to come here. Don't forget to do a reservation and enjoy a very nice dinner that's also an eye-catcher!

I ate in /on the banquettes rouges last summer and will recommend the restaurant. The owners are very friendly (but not pushy), we were made to feel very welcome. The food was very good and the wine list extensive. The patron had good knowledge of the wines in offer and could recommend a good local red that complemented my meal. Pudding was nice too.