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Ivan Vautier Restaurant

#42 of 353 Restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
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3 Avenue Henry Cheron, 14000 Caen, France
+33 (0)231733271
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, great service, my favorite restaurant in CAEN

Always pleasure to dine here. Great "menu degustation". Modern and inventive. We love this place. The menus change quite often. Not in the best part of town, but clearly worth the drive (there is a parking). If you want to drink local try the excellent ciders (from Domaine Dupont). We tried many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lorenzo-Laurent
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always pleasure to dine here. Great "menu degustation". Modern and inventive. We love this place. The menus change quite often. Not in the best part of town, but clearly worth the drive (there is a parking). If you want to drink local try the excellent ciders (from Domaine Dupont). We tried many degustation menus (lobster, scallops, seasonal..) always a great... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Apparently the table had about a dozen heads of State around it during the D Day celebrations. The food is great I had John Dory "Chefs De Etat 2014" one of the dishes served on that occasion. Followed this with French sweetbreads and the raw & cooked raspberries which were an 11 out of 10 so very good. 92% top... More 

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Northern Virginia
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Staying at the hotel Ivan Vautier (very nice though incongruously located next door to a Midas muffler shop) we decided to have dinner at the restaurant. It would be our first experience at a Michelin star rated eatery. It could be our last. My wife and I are not naive travelers or diners. We understand and appreciate quality, in food... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We stayed in Caen for two nights as a base point to do the Normandy beaches and Mont St Michel. We had booked the hotel to serve as the base point. The real surprise, and a pleasant one at that, was the restaurant. It is 5 star…it has a Michelin star, so the quality of the food was exceptional. We... More 

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Thank ChipTX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Great service and food worthy of their Michelin Star... We chose Chefs surprise 4 course option with wine pairing and we were blown away...... No more to say, look at the pictures and do not hesitate to book here if you love food. Pricy, but well worth it......

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Most dishes were very good but one entree was ill conceived. Service is a bit amatuerish for a Michelin starred restaurant.

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Thank Polarine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

excellent cuisine, each dish is a masterpiece. we caught a waiter trainee , but everything was fine. Foie gras - is beyond praise . dishes are large enough not to care about the famine after the visit. quite expensive

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Piermont, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very good food and excellent service. We enjoyed our first night there so much we returned the following evening. We highly recommend it. This is all I have to say. I wish Trip Advisor would stop requiring a minimum of characters per review. I would like to write about all the great places I visited, ate at, and slept at... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Exceptional food and service and lovely terrace to sit in when the weather is nice. We had crayfish, steak, and pork and everything was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented !

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Toronto,Ontario,Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We ordered the tasting menu. The dishes are mostly seafood they were creative, well presented and delicious. Bread and desert are also excellent. The service is just fine.The breakfast the next morning was also excellent. We loved their home made jam and baking goods as well. We have a great dinning experience here. Highly recommended if you are in Caen.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Avenue Henry Cheron, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)231733271

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  • Cuisine: French

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