Set against a contemporary backdrop with snazzy interiors, Tout Simplement is one of Troyes' best places to stop for lunch. This stylish bistro is located near the Town Hall, and its central location has hungry tourists and locals streaming in all day. The food is simple yet stellar, and the service is incredibly friendly. Choose the French casserole for a taste of local flavor, and couple it with any of the fabulous wines on the menu. A heated patio makes for a splendid lunch spot during the cooler months.
Dig into some wholesome burgers and flavorsome subs at the city's Pulp Sandwiches, a relaxed fast-food joint known for its luscious sandwiches. Posters of Uma Thurman , Quentin Tarantino and other iconic Hollywood personalities adorn its walls, even as it boasts of an elaborate menu of fresh salads, appetizing sides, inventive burgers and other quick bites. To complement its toothsome offering, Pulp has an exciting selection of beers and non-alcoholic beverages.
As you walk into La Mignardise, you may feel like a local celebrity but don't get a big head, the wait staff treats everyone here like royal guests. Decked out in suits, the staff is incredibly knowledgeable of the cuisine and wine offered at this elegant restaurant specializing in traditional French dishes with a flair for seafood. The wooden beams and antique furnishings make this place warm, sophisticated and romantic and even spills out onto the street with a lovely patio. Closed on Monday.
If dining on a boat with pristine canal views sounds like a good idea to you, then La Barge is where you should head. Located within a spacious barge that is positioned on the Canal du Trevois, this restaurant is ideal for a lunch with friends or a romantic dinner out. The tables face the barge's windows, offering scenic vistas of the city beyond the waters. The food is essentially French, and offers a unique experience overall.
Au Jardin Gourmand is a great little spot, perfect for those wanting authentic and delicious French cuisine without the pretension and high price point. The menu is filled with classic Champenois dishes including over 20 varieties of andouillette (pork sausage) and a stacked wine list featuring many local wines served by the glass. The best spot in the house is outside on the courtyard patio, so call ahead to make reservations. Closed on Sundays and for lunch service on Monday.