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LE DAUPHIN

39 AVENUE JJ THIBAULT, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
0033(0)59260069
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Price range: $27 - $80
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: REGIONAL FOOD WARM WELCOM WITH THE ENJOYMENT TO RECEIVE YOU AND PLEASURE TO SEE AGAIN YOU SUCH IS THE CURRENCY OF OUR RESTAURANT STOP HERE
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and a friend and I visited Saint-Jean-de-Luz while staying in San Sebastian. We drove out for the afternoon and were looking for a lunch spot that wasn't "touristy." After walking around without success, we returned to this spot we had initially passed and decided to give it a try. We had very warm and friendly service (my wife... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

We live in St Jean De Luz for part of the year. We thought we would give it another chance. What a mistake. The service was just as bad, more like the worst of Paris than the typical excellent service for St Jean de Luz. The mussels were the worst we have ever had. Overcooked and full of grit. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We ate here lunchtime recently, the restaurant is in a nice location overlooking the beach and the menu looked nice. Once we had sat down, it was a while before our order was taken and the waitress was very impatient with our slow and limited French. At the same time we ordered a bottle of wine and some water. The... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The pros: This restaurant is open all day (most restaurants are closed in the early evening opening about 19.30 -can be very frustrating when you arrive in town first!) so for this reason alone it gets a big thumbs up! It's in a really good location, right on the seafront. There seems to be a good selection of fish on... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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168 reviews 168 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Really enjoyed our meal at Le Dauphin. Can't give it 5 because is wasn't 100%. What let it down was the service. A lot of the staff seemed very young & obviously seasonal, might be better out of season. Food wise, we thought it was great. The mainly seafood menu was good in that it forced the children to all... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

The five of us seafood lovers went to this restaurant on a wednesday evening. We ordered the "poêlée royale" - which includes half a lobster, 2 camarones, gambas, langoustines and mussles in a flavorful sauce. Everyone was delighted with the food. 3 full poêlées, a bottle of wine and coffees - the bill? just about 20 euros per person! We... More

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Cognac, France
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

we stayed in st jean de luz for 1 night travelling back from spain,chose to eat in here as we were reading menu & the young girl almost ushered us in,2 of the young girls were all over us before we ordered then we had a third "young" girl take our order,for starters we ordered oysters(what a big mistake) after... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011 via mobile

Ordinary food, unprofessional staff, no good value for money.

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Biarritz, France
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255 reviews 255 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

I have recently moved to Saint Jean de Luz and chose to eat at Le Dauphin simply because it has the highest Trip Advisor rating of any restaurant in the town. Perhaps because my expectations were so high the disappointment was that much greater. We were shown to a table by a pleasant waitress, the restaurant was very busy. The... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

We had been touring through rural France for almost three weeks, picked this place due to other reviews - it was the worst meal we have had. The house speciality in particular was a disappointment - the mussels were small and dry and the prawns little beter - I would not return

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