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La Maison de l'Ocean

Quai de la douane, Brest, France
+33 2 98 80 44 84
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Ranked #17 of 228 restaurants in Brest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $57
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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230 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have dined here many times over the past few decades. As usual food and service were of the best. Book if you can. We did not go for the large assiette de fruit de mer but each tried a different fish. All were very good.

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Gistel, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Very popular fish restaurant. The view is not terrific, but ok you are in Brest so don't expect too much. We were with a group of 10 and had the plateau de fruits de mer. It was fresh, quantities and presentation were correct. So yes, I would go back although I generally don't like these mass tourist places.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was there other times in the past years and always had good fish,but this time was not my lucky day.The sea food platter was not up to the standard,the crab and the langoustine were dry and not very fresh!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 19.30 on a Friday night. Our hotel had said that we did not need to book and the restaurant probably closed at 20.30 - nonsense on both fronts. We got the last table and had a great dinner surrounded by French families and groups eating through mountainous plates of seafood. The photographs of the outside of the... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This restaurant is in an industrial Port area. It was excellent, well-prepared, and the service was great. There was a large choice of fresh seafood and the view was pleasant. The prices were quite reasonable and portions generous.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The ambience of this pace was great. Right down on the water we had a nice table inside. they also had tables upstairs for a better view. The food was superb! I had a steak, but with a salmon appetizer and a hand made dessert. It was top qulity and the service was fantastic! My colleagues had seafood which they... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Fantastic meal. Formal service but they thawed a little at our attempts o speak french. Great set menu. Pricier options offer fruits de mer which is worth paying that little bit more or. Thoroughly recommend

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Provo, Utah
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Towering seafood platters, delicious freshwater fish perfectly prepared with delicate sauces, classy art deco exterior and luxurious interior - when in Brest, it is a must!

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Seattle, Washington
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106 reviews 106 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel when I asked for a good place for fish. It was a bit of a walk, and a tiny bit tricky to find, (about 30 minutes walk from Jean Jauré tram stop) but well worth the effort. The food was wonderful and it seemed very popular with locals and French tourists. There was... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We came as a group of 8, being rather difficult and asking for moules as a main course, when they were only on the starter menu. This was no trouble for the staff, who were friendly and helpful all through the meal. The oysters were wonderful, as were the moules, and we had a lovely evening.

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