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Les Enfants Terribles

#64 of 1,122 Restaurants in Nantes
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
French, Contemporary
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4 rue Francois de Fenelon, 44000, Nantes, France
+33 2 40 47 00 38
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12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Had a very nice 3 course (35pp) with just one hiccup, the beef was tough. My own meal of a cockle starter, fish and a beautiful pistachio desert was good. However my wife's beef main course being tough spoiled the overall effect. Unfortunately my French is not good enough to complain. Our young waitress was very nice and helpful. The... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Great menu, nice atmosphere, tempting to eat there. But .... No wifi ! And please understand dear restaurant owner, when you dine alone, it is attractive to check your social media, etc. So I left the restaurant ultimately. I will certainly return when there's a wifi network!

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Thank Kalkeren
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Very nice decor and very friendly staff. The menu changes every week and doesn't offer a lot of choices, that being said the choices are very high in quality. The wine selection is very good and our waitress was a wine connoisseur. I had the foie gras with a Coteau du Layon followed by the pintade. I finished with a... More 

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Rabastens, France
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Named after the eponymous novel of Jean Cocteau this restaurant “Les Enfants Terribles” (The Holly Terrors) illustrates the potential ambiguity with the translation of “Terrible” from French to English. In this instance the proper translation is terrific! The kids are terrific as what they cook is really fine foods which reaches a rare degree of refinement: Fresh product from land... More 

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France
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

I notice this restaurant since many years but due to lack of infomation I never discover it. Finally I had wonderful tasty lunch today. Menu midi is good 20 euros full course. I can eat the food which I won't often to make effort to prepare by myself at home. I recommend this restaurant. You will see when the moment... More 

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New York City, New York
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849 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

I went for lunch on a Saturday and was not disappointed. While the Menu a Midi was limited - it worked for me (the wine menu was much more robust). The tomato gaspacheo with cucumbers and watermelon was great (who thinks up these combinations!), even better was the veal with Tandoori infused spices (you could cut it with a butter... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

What I most appreciated here was the informal, yet elegantly classy warm atmosphere and the use of local products. Inventive, open to new "exotic" influences without excess, excellent wine suggestion and amazing dessert made the whole experience memorable. The only down point in my view was the poor selection of local cheeses and spirits.

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Thank Chmoldu
Nantes, France
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2011

The restaurant is very nice, with a charming yet casual atmosphere, paintings and sculptures on the walls. The menu (24€ for the evening) offers a choice of 3 different starters/main course/desert, all equally creative, appetizing, and delicious (changes every day), and a good offer of wine and drinks for reasonable price. Service is relatively fast, and waiters are very obliging.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$54
Cuisine
French, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue Francois de Fenelon, 44000, Nantes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes
  • Phone Number: +33 2 40 47 00 38
Description
face parking decre , entre l'Hotel de Ville et les Galeries Lafayette

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