1. Restaurants
  2. Région Poitou-Charentes
  3. Département de la Charente-Maritime (17)
  4. Saintes (17100)
  5. City of Saintes

Le Dallaison

  • Cravings: Neo-bistro
  • The extras: Group friendly
  • Price: €36 to €50
  • Opening hours: 12pm to 1:30pm (except Tuesday) and 7pm to 9pm (9:30pm Friday and Saturday). Closed Sunday and Monday. 

Restaurant Le Dallaison in SaintesLe Dallaison (Saintes)

Warning: this establishment was tested before the reign of Covid 19… Certain information may no longer be up to date in regards to the current situation: hours, menu, prices…

While the name doesn’t immediately imply it, Le Dallaison was born of the chance encounter between Coralie Le Diraison (bottles) and Jérôme Dallet (who used to work in the kitchens of Emmanuel Renaut and Anne-Sophie Pic). These days, they welcome you into their stylish love nest (a glass ceiling, a brick wall, big wooden tables) for delicate cuisine. The night we went, the €40 menu featured: a fine zucchini blossom stuffed with razor clams and sea beans, with a razor clam and white wine emulsion; pigeon served with a slow-roasted pigeon thigh lollipop made to be eaten with your fingers, plus eggplant caviar and a tiny Cognac-offal tartlet; and an incredibly light and meltingly soft chocolate tart with a fleur de fel shortbread crust to finish. // F.P.

FEELING THIRSTY? An organic Lirac red from the Domaine du Clos de Sixte (€5.40 a glass), a Cévennes white from the Domaine de Berguerolles (€4.50), a Saint-Joseph Poivre et Sol from François Villard (€40 a bottle) and a Grosperrin 1993 Cognac (€12 for 40 ml) for a luxurious digestive.

PRICE: Menus €18.50 (weekday lunch), €26-30, €36-40 (dinner and Saturday lunch in the summer). 

Getting there

Restaurant Le Dallaison
89, av. Gambetta
Saintes
(17100)
France
45.7468696
-0.6240161
TEL: +33 5 46 92 08 18