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“Claude is an institution here in Davao. He is passionate about his restaurant.”

Claude's Le Cafe de Ville
Ranked #7 of 586 Restaurants in Davao City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Mediterranean Cuisine. Claude’s serves the best steaks in town. Their steaks are perfectly cooked to the diner’s specifications with a choice of pepper or mushroom sauce. It can also be served with either mashed potatoes, or the more popular choice, rice. Other crowd-drawers are their appetizers, salads and soups. Some appetizers which deserve to be mentioned are their salmon pate and shrimp cocktail. The pate is served with lightly toasted sliced French bread while the cocktail is full of fresh shrimp smothered with light dressing and a helping of tomatoes and avocados. Their ceasar’s salad is also easily one of the best I’ve tasted in the city.
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Claude's is a local icon and a favourite for travellers. He has been in the current location for 15 years and prior was opposite for about another 8 years. The decor is somewhat dated; although that is part of the charm. Reminiscent of colonial architecture in a garden setting (reminds me of an old Queenslander from Australia). I love to eat steak tartare and his was very good. The house chardonnay was 10/10 and Claude has a lovely charm about him. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LynneW732
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile



Dining at Claude's has always been delightful. This time was extra special because the restaurant is now located at an ancestral house that was once a venue of important gatherings of Filipino historical figures of yesteryears. This time also I ordered a chicken cuisine smothered with a plethora of herbs and spices and of varied taste and textures all brilliantly combined to satisfy not only the palate but also the spirit. Our meal was capped with a souffle dessert especially prepared by the chef owner Claude, a French married to Tess, pretty Davaoena. Service was excellent.

Dining at Claude's is half the reason I will fly to Davao from Manila. Such a wonderful gustatory experience! So uplifting!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Aimee A
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Claude knows how to run a restaurant. The food has been excellent every visit. We have feasted on Coral Trout (Lapu-Lapu), American beef, French Onion soup, salads, chops and steaks. The prices are more than reasonable, the wine list is excellent and the service is very accomodating. On our last visit Claude appeared as is his custom bouncing from table to table. We found it was his 77th birthday when the local choir performed his birthday song. Very fun visit.
We were greeted with cold water with baked bread with butter and bruchetta mix. Fabulous start.
The fish was perfectly cooked with a lovely sauce. My wife had fish as well, cooked perfectly. Washed everything down with two glasses of French red, a 2012 Rhone. Excellent.
I think the bill came to $40...

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Steven E
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

I have been close to ten times in Davao and never fail to have dinner at Claude's. I much enjoy the French food and like talking with the owner, Claude, a Frenchman who, after cooking on cruise ships, ended up in Davao.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Must visit Samal Island
Eat street food
Eat at Claude’s Cafe
Dunkin Donuts opens 24 hours
Do people watching in front of the City Hall
Thai Boran massage and request Miss Love and try Ventosa, foot and body massage
Visit Hagimit Falls

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank marymon31
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