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Place Etats, 64000 Pau, France
0559278048
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
gem of place for seafood

walked around to a bunch of places recommended to us but they were all closed (was regular monday).... this one had the lights on and we expected to have to "settle" for getting some food because it simply appeared to be open.... inside, decor was slightly intimate but not at all stuffy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
justarandomperson
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somewhere
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
somewhere
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

walked around to a bunch of places recommended to us but they were all closed (was regular monday).... this one had the lights on and we expected to have to "settle" for getting some food because it simply appeared to be open.... inside, decor was slightly intimate but not at all stuffy. waiter was as nice as ever towards us... More 

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Amersham, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A group got lucky with the weather and enjoyed a meal at a table in the picturesque square. The waitress was lovely, very helpful and patient with our not-so-fluent French. Tasty, interesting food, but as usual in French restaurants, the vegetarians in our party struggled to find anything to order. The salted cod (brandade) and the citrus pannacotta were particular... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Walk by the place the first day, and looks like nothing special, but likely decided to try it the second day. Food was unbelievably good, enjoy it from the salat to desert. If you are around go try it.

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Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Out on business here in Pau, we tend to visit here because the food is consistantly good with excellent wine , Beef or fish the dishes are lovely, if having red meat try the local Madiran its wonderful or with a fish dish try Jurancon Sec which is a local dry white wine all excellent you wont be disappointed !

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The food was good, but not outstanding. I was disappointed that several of the items that I wanted were unavailable that night. All the other alternatives happened to be more expensive. The wine our server recommended was alright, but nothing special. Service was very good. In the end, we ended up spending more money than we planned for an evening... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We visited Pau on a day visit from the Pyrenees.The old part around the Chateaux is lovely with a clutter of nice looking restaurant's.We chose this place and had the €17 two courses.The food was excellent and the service was very good.I had mussels in ham with piquant peppers-sounds odd but delicious as a starter and we both had the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Impeccable service on the part of the gracious staff, two young women and a young lad who perform with style. Fish stew and a small steak in elegant presentations at a table on the terrace. There's lots of competition close by, but I'll be right back at Le Dauphin the next time I'm in Pau.

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toronto
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Le Restaurant Le Dauphin is one of many to chose from in Place des Etats, a popular section of Pau. While several local specialties are available, the overall menu theme is sea food. The dining room was warm and cozy on a chilly evening. In more temperate times a large outside seating area facing Place Des Etats is the choice... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Situated just around the corner from the Castle and a perfect spot for people watching if you get a table 'al fresco' on the terrace. The food is mainly seafood and is excellent.

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Lasseube, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I visited Le Dauphin recently with a friend who was visiting and loves fish. The Trip advisor reviews were also good .The restaurant is very expensive by local standards. The lunch I was served advertised as 'Gambas (prawns) est St Jacques (scallops)' turned out to be one scallop, two prawns some overcooked rice and two pieces of salmon that were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Place Etats, 64000 Pau, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Bearn-Basque Country  >  Bearn  >  Pau
  • Phone Number: 0559278048
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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