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1 rue de la Ville, 14600, Honfleur, France
+33 2 31 89 39 00
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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location. The food was awesome and service was perfect. Space between tables allows for private/business conversations. Very good wine selection

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Thank Speedo-Kate
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation in this restaurant based on a list we received from the hotel. Friendly, but not very personal. A little stiff. Little food, little taste. Not bad, but probably just not our thing. The first dish: salmon tartar with sesam. Poor in taste. Main dish, two little fishes in a fish soup. Maybe it's not very expensive... More 

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Thank Inge M
Rouen, France
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We were a family of three in Honfleur for the day. With no reservation we were given a corner table in the light glassed in terrace - a perfect spot to observe the well-dressed French bourgeoise who were our fellow diners. We chose the set menu for 29 euros and we're delighted by the fresh flavors, high quality, seasonal ingredients... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Dinner on Jan 02. Great service, lovey atmosphere and really good food. The dining room is charming with a real fire and ancient exposed beams. Highly recommend

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Thank David A
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were disappointed in the dinner in this restaurant on the port of Honfleur. We were served very slowly, and the food was unappetising and overcooked - think the fish had been frozen. Would not return.

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Thank mattymoo2015
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Very nice place but not so easy for vegan, and quite expensive for so few in the plate ! but very good quality food.

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Thank olivierIn78
Matlock, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Having arrived late at our hotel we were recommended L'Absinthe: a plus point is that it was open late when others had closed. Excellent traditional French seafood. Attentive and professional service. Nice ambience. Even though it was late we didn't feel rushed: a relief after a long drive. Well situated by the harbour's edge. Best meal that we had in... More 

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1 Thank John H
Honfleur, France
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A quiet Monday evening in town, but what a special treat to be so well looked after by pleasant smart and attentive staff. Wine list is large and expensive and the offer of a recommendation by the waiter filled me with fear. No need to worry because he suggested about the cheapest white which was excellent! The 30euro for 2... More 

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Thank Brian C
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent and very good food. We have scallops as a main which were so good. Nice wine list not cheap but good quilts. I would also recommend this as a nice for couples or friends to eat the atmosphere inside is very nice.

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Thank Mark O
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here with a large group on our way back to Paris from Normandy. The food was good, although slightly under seasoned. The waitstaff and the wine were fantastic. Beautiful setting in a beautiful town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$36 - US$146
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue de la Ville, 14600, Honfleur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 89 39 00

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