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Le Bistronome

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$$ - $$$
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31-33 Rue Prairies Saint Gilles, 14000 Caen, France (Formerly Le Grillon)
+33 2 31 93 64 23
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here twice during my stay and both meals were exceptional, I am vegetarian and was easily accommodated for, which is something which was problematic in other places. The food is of a very high standard here. The second time I ate here was part of a large group which we booked in for dinner at short notice and... More 

Thank Unicorn_chaser23
Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We started and finished our 10 day touring holiday of France at this place having not found a better restaurant in any other place we went in between night 1 & 10. The duck, in particular was fantastic. Food aside, the venue is very nicely finished with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. We would definitely return next time we... More 

Thank Paul J
Northern Ireland
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

English language menu was available, and the set menu provided plenty of choice across the courses. Turned out to be excellent value. Food was tasty and the staff friendly. Very good, prompt service and a relaxed atmosphere contributed to a very pleasant evening.

Thank Sodapop
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This place serves classic French food in a modern way. I did think it deserves a more traditional ambience - our table was in a brightly lit area. I ordered for starter salmon when I meant to order crab ravioli, but it was fine if on the small side. The scallops main was absolutely delicious. Done in a stir fry... More 

Thank Blackswanmalcolm
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Really good value , 2 courses incl rump steak 22€. Lovely staff . Just what we needed after a day out biking .just 50 metres from the mercure hotel.

Thank Greg C
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

was very disappointed with our evening here, especially as it was one of the top ranked restaurants in Caen according to Trip Advisor. we went as a party of 4. Our requests for drinks were ignored and it took a good 20 minutes before our orders were even taken. we constantly had to chase the waiter asking where our drinks... More 

Thank MisterB49
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I are at the end of a month long holiday around France and in the many excellent restaurants we have eaten, Le Bistronome has to be one of, if not the worst for service that we have experienced. For the Trip Advisor rating and the price of the food we expected much better from the front of... More 

Thank Jamerson J
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We made a stop each night for a last drink at a restaurant near the hotel called Le Bisteonome lovely lady there makes you really welcome

Thank marfelllabs
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Our group leader phoned to make a reservation for 12 people at 8pm, having to try to do so in French. they didn't even try to take a name! He wasn't sure if they understood or not, but we arrived on time to find our table ready. The service was good, the food delicious and a nice ambiance. Highly recommend.

Thank Starnurse2
Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We sat down at around 5.30 for a early evening drink, but ended up staying until after 11.00 we had a great time. The service was great & the young lady was only to ready to translate for us, the little extras like a snippets of food with drinks was a lovely touch. The food was very nice, the lamb... More 

Thank Mike S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31-33 Rue Prairies Saint Gilles, 14000 Caen, France (Formerly Le Grillon)
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 93 64 23

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?