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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 September 2020

We came there just for a one day stop in town. Not too many choices on the menu and an owner with a special kind of humour. But the quality of the food was amazing, the quantity anyway. In addition to our order another dish...was served plus two liquors after dinner on top (poured into our emptied wine glasses, who cares), which all did not appeared on the bill. After 42 years the owner feels that it is time to give up his business, due to old age. I may encourage everybody to take the chance for a visit as long as this special place exists!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 16 August 2020

We came here for dinner when we visited Besançon. It's a small restaurant on a narrow quiet street with a few tables outside. During Co-vid it's advised to to reserve. The waiter was friendly and seemed to be humorous. Unfortunately he told us the menu...and my french wasn't good enough to remember it all and translate it. He offered to bring us a traditional dish of the region, which we were happy about. Everyone got the same starter, a small meatloaf in a small oven dish served with a salad with a mustard dressing. The salad was served in a bowl to serve yourself. He also gave everyone 1 baguette to slice/break off yourself. The portion was a little large for an appetizer but tasty. As a main we got a casserole with a large piece of Morteau sausage, potatoes and comté (I think) cheese. It was served in the dish it was cooked in and we helped ourselves. It was very simple but delicious. For dessert everyone got a mini creme brulée, but after such a hearty meal it was the perfect size. I really enjoyed this restaurant because it served simple dishes and wasn't trying to be fancy. It's a good taste of this regional kind of cooking. They serve local beers and we also got a bottle of wine. The bill came to about €60. A good stop for a quiet simple dinner with locals.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 17 September 2019 via mobile

My husband and I can’t depend on our ability to speak French to save our lives. I researched TripAdvisor for a possible dinner spot and found La Petite Adresse along with a few others. On our first adventure into the wonderful Besançon maze of streets,...we scoped out and located a few of my selections. We made our choice with no regrets. We arrived at 19:00, sharp, since we had no reservation. La Petite Adresse was delightful and delicious on all fronts. The kind and patient owner tried to tell me about his place and his fixed menu. Because of the TripAdvisor reviews, I had an idea of what to expect and what he was saying. I just kept smiling and saying, “Oh yes, please...I mean, oui!” Over and over. The ambience was delightful. French music of another era—among others, Edith Piaf, a personal favorite—filled the space, as chatty, fellow diners made their way to their tables, quickly filling the small, cozy restaurant. The lighting was dim and the table cloths were checkered red and white. News photos, comics and stories plastered the walls—many Charlie Hebdo covers. We opted for the house wine. The owner seemed pleased. We were pleased. He set a fresh baguette on a block of a tree trunk positioned beside our table and soon his delicious terrine appeared—meaty, salty and garlicky. As much as you wish to eat with hand-torn pieces of bread. A big, fresh leafy salad, nicely dressed with a tangy balsamic vinaigrette was placed on the table for us to share. Soon followed the main course of sliced potatoes baked in a wonderful, sharply cheesy and aromatic sauce with big fat slices of sausage on top. Crunchy cheese lining the baking dish. We finished the meal with a delicious, little, smooth, richly sweet créme brûlée. All of this happiness for a price that didn’t break the bank.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

Be booked a table for 20.00 on a Saturday evening as we were travelling from the UK that day. It took several attempts to book as out of serving times they don’t take bookings. 19.00 was suggested but we wanted 20.00. When we arrived our...table was the dark sorbet at the back in front of the loo. Not the best beginning but it only improved marginally. We ordered a bottle of Arbois wine and a jug of water. We were served a single glass of red which turned out to be Gaillac. We we said we ordered a bottle of wine a bottle of Gaillac was placed on the table. Starters of salad and pate were very generous. Bread served with it good too. Mains of cooked ham and kidneys were generous size but meat overwhelmed the small quantity of potatoes included. It was a very warm evening so we left feeling a cold wet evening would have suited both the food and the constructed table.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 May 2019

I came here on the back of a recommendation from my colleague. The menu is written all in French, and the owners didn't speak English so picking something to eat was a challenge. You get a salad, bread and pate whilst the main is being...made. The bread and pate were to die for, salad a bit overdressed. The main was the region's sausage and boiled potato and more salad, which were a bit bland.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We booked La Petite Adresse after I read excellent reviews about this restaurant, as well as walking past it to see if it was as cute as it looked in photos. It is as cute; it's small and full of rustic charm, and mainly frequented...by locals - always a good sign. The menu is limited, but this made it easier for us, as the entree is salad and the best country style no frills Foie Gras, plus a crunchy baguette served on a timber 'stool' - we loved this course. The mains we chose were delicious, but for me, too rich - I would not choose such a creamy dish next time, but this is just me. The owner presented us with the absolute best tasting, small (thank goodness as we were both quite full!) Creme Brulees - on the house. We have never tasted such delicious Creme Brulee before. This is a restaurant that you need to get to by 7.30pm preferably or book ahead as we did, as the tables filled fast, even on a Tuesday night.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

A new experience for me was morbiflette. A cheese, sausage and lots of potato fish The first course, a terrine, arrived in a big bowl where you take what you want. Full 🥖 baguette. Followed by a delicious petit creme brûlée.

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 21 July 2017

La Petite Adresse can not be more French and reminded me how restaurants used to be in the country side. It is small, very French. The owner will welcome you, and if you arent French you may think you aren't welcome.. but you are. The...menu is simple! An entry (usually terrine) and an half local dishes to choose from. The terrine comes in a big ball and you eat as much as you want. A full bread will be given and cut it yourself. Everything was very nice and well served. A fruit dish is offered. All this with a great music. The price overall is very cheap. Definitely the detour.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The owner of the tavern is a nice and smiling guy. he set a nice table outside and he suggested us some nice local dishes. taste was good, service was perfect, and price quite reasonable. the location in this walking road was very romantic

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed 4 October 2015

The place is like a typical bistro out of the 50`s with the accompanying music in the background from this era. The meals are simple but good from the region. The patron is an typical french original with lots of dry humour.

Date of visit: September 2015
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5