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La Cigale

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Graslin - Commerce
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4 Place Graslin, 44000, Nantes, France
+33 2 51 84 94 94
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07:30 - 00:30
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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The venue is just something! Impressive art deco decorating each room. Kind staff! Good food. If you are not in the mood for food, go there for a cup of gourmand coffee. You won't get out disappointed.

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Thank MarianaPF7
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here as often as we can. The food is delicious and the decor is always stunning. It can get quite busy and depending on when you go it can feel a bit rushed, however the waiters are helpful, if occasionally obnoxious but the service is good considering how busy it can get.

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Thank Clara M
Milan, Italy
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Very good resturant in downtown. Superb meat and nice atmosfere. Good service at right price. Quick service and professional staff. Worth the visit

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Ohio
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181 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was my second meal at La Cigale (I reviewed the first a couple of years ago and gave it four stars). I was even more impressed this time. Earlier, I thought the food was great (it still is) but that the service was a bit lacking. This time (perhaps just luck - we had a server who is studying... More 

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Thank jeffsm5111
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

A restaurant marked on the city map is a rarity and La Cigale is both a site to see and an experience. The decor is Art Nouveau on a grand scale and whilst it is starting to show its age, that does not detract from the atmosphere inside nor the quality of the food. That bookings are essential (even in... More 

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Thank MKAdelaide
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

It was beginning of this month that I was here at la cigale for lunch with my wife, it was not my first time and not my last time as well cause I'm very close to the restaurant 😊 the food is always delicious and 😋 the atmosphere is amazing the beautiful of the place and the staff as well... More 

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Thank Anwar M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by several people prior to our arrival in Nantes. Right from the word go we didn't really feel welcomed. The head waitress started off by giving my friend a look of complete disdain as soon as she saw him, and after confirming our reservation, showed us to our table without another word. Perhaps she... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

A positive surprise and really good food. The restaurant was really busy, but the whole evening we got served in perfect time and was looked good after by the waiters. A well organized menu, with the classic French Bistro menu but also with an international touch. All in all a great evening.

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Thank Kenneth B
Nimes, France
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Right in the center of Nantes, place Graslin, a beautiful historic place. And good food too! Very popular with the locals.

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Thank TanitNimes_France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my daughters birthday and it could not have been any better. The interior is beautiful Art Noveau. It is a very traditional French brasserie with a guy out in front shucking oysters. We speak very little French and the server spoke very little English but we communicated fine and we had no complaints about the service. We started... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 00:00
Monday
07:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 00:30
Thursday
07:30 - 00:30
Friday
07:30 - 00:30
Saturday
07:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Place Graslin, 44000, Nantes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes>  > Graslin - Commerce
  • Neighbourhood: Graslin - Commerce
  • Phone Number: +33 2 51 84 94 94

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