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Le Carlotta

#62 of 318 Restaurants in Caen
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16 quai Vendeuvre, 14000 Caen, France
02 31 86 68 99
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    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 bad, but..

Food was very nice, but the guy who meet me was not polite and friendly, when I asked table on the terrace! I was alone and was not going to have long lunch! Not bad in general, but...

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Natalia_kondi
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Moscow, Russia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We ordered 1 person seafood platter and a set menu. The lobster was a bit over cooked and thus quite chewy. Oysters were fresh but the clams were so small that you did not want to waste time of taking the tiny meat out. The seafood platter was more than enough for 1 person. The medium raw beef was well... More 

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Moscow, Russia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Food was very nice, but the guy who meet me was not polite and friendly, when I asked table on the terrace! I was alone and was not going to have long lunch! Not bad in general, but...

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Granada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

You cannot fail to be excited by the belle epoque decor and well priced menu. The menu is wide ranging and would benefit from being simplified and more focused; choose well and you'll be alright. Service varied from supercilious to very friendly. Will we be back? Yes, every time we're in Caen.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A wonderful lunch. Perfect service. Classic French restaurant. What can you say? The French know how to dine, and the Carlotta proves it. At the end of the meal, order the Café Gourmand.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

efficient,comfortable restaurant,very nice decor ,super menu great staff ,a real pleasure to dine here ,food and wine 10/10....but be advised book a table early !

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Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
622 reviews 622 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very busy restaurant but the service was very quick. Food quality was superb. One of the best meals we've had in France. Quite a surprise. I had fish soup for lunch. Very good preparation. We also should escargot and oysters. I would heartily recommend this place. Best of all, their quick.

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Stone, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Typical French menu. Service was a little slow but they were very busy. We had to send a very tough steak back, but they had no hesitation in changing it. Worth a visit.

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Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were pleased with our dinner, great lobster ravioli. Complementary cheese and olives never hurts. When it came pay to pay, all of the servers disappears for 15 minutes. Must have been break time or another French strike

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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This restaurant is on the marina and the proximity of the sea is reflected in its menu although it does serve meat dishes too. This is one of those great French restaurants which are unassuming and which give you excellent food, reasonably priced , all in a nice atmosphere. There were tourists and plenty of local people - always a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Excellent food, really well prepared and beautifully presented. Two niggles: the English language menu only comes in set-menu format, no a la carte offerings, and the service on the night we went was very slow. We weren't sure if it was just us as the tables either side of us both arrived and ordered after us yet somehow finished up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 quai Vendeuvre, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: 02 31 86 68 99

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 27
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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