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16 quai Vendeuvre, 14000 Caen, France
02 31 86 68 99
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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 13
    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
Ambiance 10 out of 10; service patchy and can be pretentious

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Granada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Granada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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
616 reviews 616 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
319 helpful votes 319 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
144 reviews 144 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Booked a long time ago for dinner on Bastile Day not knowing at the time whether Le Carlotta would be open or not. They were and we were delighted to be back here again and welcomed by the staff and escorted to our favourite table. The restaurant is a classic French Brasserie decorated with items you wouldn't dream of having... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A return visit (after five years!) finds this establishment still at the top of its game. Specialties such as freshest fish (rare to find and enjoy Dover sole!), and their famous 7 hour slow-roasted veal couldn't be better! Unobtrusive and helpful service make this a lovely place for a meal, day or night. Situated on the pretty Quai Vendeuvre. Well... 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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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?