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

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    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
Not our first port of call

But luckily we decided to enter. Ordered two starters Crab mayonnaise and mussels both were superb the crab was enormous, a meal in itself! Mains were grilled fish and a cassoulet of duck again both superb in taste and presentation. Property was cosy and the service correct. Extensive menu and wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
KentUKRascal
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Kent UK
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Kent UK
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

But luckily we decided to enter. Ordered two starters Crab mayonnaise and mussels both were superb the crab was enormous, a meal in itself! Mains were grilled fish and a cassoulet of duck again both superb in taste and presentation. Property was cosy and the service correct. Extensive menu and wine list and at very reasonable cost.

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somewhere
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108 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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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Thank justarandomperson
Amersham, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank Felicity N
Moscow, Russia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Alenochka
Derby, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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Thank passionflora
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank MDC214
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank Bill M
toronto
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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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Thank hiddenvacation
Bristol, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
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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