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Ivan Vautier Restaurant

#27 of 378 Restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
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3 avenue Henry Cheron, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 73 32 71
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Paris, France
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162 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Since my last visit I tried the other Michelin's star in town. We keep coming back to Ivan Vautier. Easy parking, nice decor, space between the tables, very peaceful. The food us delicate and inventive, full of savors. Great bread. Friendly service. For the Saint Jacques (scallops) menu from local catch, water and a great bottle of cider: 180 euros... More 

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant really stands out from the crowd. Very professional and friendly service, top Chef & crew, amazing surprising dishes with surprising tastes and presentations. One of our absolute favourites in Normandy, absolutely worth the trip! Ranks, as far as we are concerned, in the top 5 of Normandy.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We ate at each of the Michelin 1* Restaurants in Caen on consecutive nights in September. Ivan Vautier was the most expensive, but also the most polished, with classical service you expect at this level. The all lobster menu we had was bordering on 2* for quality and presentation, with unusual combinations including generous amounts of white and black truffle... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We've stopped for a night on our way to Brittany and had the lobster menu. Each dish was delicately cooked, refined and delicious. The wine selection was also very good ranging in all prices to your liking. The bread was home-made and absolutely divine so as the pastry. We had a table in the garden elegantly decorated. Like a little... More 

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Kings Lynn
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

We ate here on the Saturday night of our two night stay at the hotel and the breakfasts on both mornings and could not find any faults. The dinner menu although expensive (it is Michelin starred) was excellent, and breakfast had a good selection.

Thank Anthony B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is by no means a cheap restaurant and the style of food served would not be to everyone's taste. It was to both myself and my wife and is of the finest quality presentation. Unfortunately my taste buds are so degraded after years of smoking that I couldn't fully appreciate the finely crafted flavours and textures on offer. We... More 

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Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Definitely the best, most creative and most accomplished chef. It's always a pleasure to enjoy a meal at Ivan Vautier's restaurant, be it for a special menu on a special occasion or just for a lighter - but delicious and very refined - lunch.

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Paris, France
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Always pleasure to dine here. Great "menu degustation". Modern and inventive. We love this place. The menus change quite often. Not in the best part of town, but clearly worth the drive (there is a parking). If you want to drink local try the excellent ciders (from Domaine Dupont). We tried many degustation menus (lobster, scallops, seasonal..) always a great... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

Apparently the table had about a dozen heads of State around it during the D Day celebrations. The food is great I had John Dory "Chefs De Etat 2014" one of the dishes served on that occasion. Followed this with French sweetbreads and the raw & cooked raspberries which were an 11 out of 10 so very good. 92% top... More 

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Northern Virginia
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37 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Staying at the hotel Ivan Vautier (very nice though incongruously located next door to a Midas muffler shop) we decided to have dinner at the restaurant. It would be our first experience at a Michelin star rated eatery. It could be our last. My wife and I are not naive travelers or diners. We understand and appreciate quality, in food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 avenue Henry Cheron, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 73 32 71

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