Le Choiseul, Amboise
Tel: 33 2 47 30 45 45
Concierge.com's insider take:
With its refined cooking and stunning river views, this long-standing gourmet destination below the Château-Royal d'Amboise is a favorite both with tourists and with locals out for a special occasion. Now in the capable hands of chefs Pascal Bouvier and Guillaume Dallay, the menu showcases regional produce in light, modern renditionsthink exciting combinations such as foie gras sandwiched with apple and smoked eel, chanterelle mushrooms with artichokes and duck magret, or rack of Aveyron lamb with lemon confit. Except on Sundays, the restaurant closes at lunchtime, when simpler, more cosmopolitan dishes are served in its courtyard bistro offshoot, Le 36.
Open Mondays through Saturdays 7:15 to 9:30 pm, Sundays 12:15 to 1:30 pm and 7:15 to 9:30 pm.