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36 Rue de L'homme de Bois, Honfleur, France
+33 (0)2 31 81 24 60
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Ranked #9 of 141 Restaurants in Honfleur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $47
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went here based on Tripadvisor reviews regarding the blend of price and quality. The small restaurant was very cosy and the staff friendly. As soon as we said "Bon soir," the server answered in English. The fixed price menu, although limited, offered us choices we liked. My husband had the fish soup and I had a pate appetizer. We... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Very limited selections in both menu offerings and wines. An expensive beef emince was tough to the point of inedible but a fish soup enjoyed by my wife quite pleasant. A 2012 Cotes de Blaye was a stunning euro 33. Two tables had small children at 9 pm. This rendered the ambience insufferable. Service was pleasant if slow... An Hors... More

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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Based on tripadviser's rating went there for dinner. It is a very classic restaurant. The deco, arrangement, the music... I just like the way this organized shop did with their setting. But of course the main thing are the food. They are all very good, the oyster, the fish soup, the beef, the cod and the desserts. Most important the... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My husband and I absolutely loved our dinner at La Tortue. Off the beaten tourist track, this small restaurant features the freshest locally grown food and a creative menu. Make reservations because it's popular with the locals.

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UK
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were so hoping this was going to be a great experience as it had been recommended to us AND it was our final dining experience in France before heading home to the UK.! When we walked in we were not greeted immediately....the restaurant was quite full but...oh! SO quite....and not in a good way! We soon realised why we... More

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London
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Honfleur has some amazing restaurants and some mediocre touristy ones. But this is a nice, smart restaurant that is not excessively expensive or over-formal or touristy. You get the feeling that locals eat here. Plus, rarely for France, there is a distinct vegetarian choice on the menu. Kudus.

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Willowbrook
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Walked by the bigger places near the harbor to this quieter spot for a lovely dinner with great service. Roasted duck was delicious. I loved the apple baked in phyllo dough with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Dinner here and at Le Gambetta were our favorites in Honfleur.

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honolulu
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I were so fortunate to eat at the lovely La Tortue. It was the best meal of our trip so far. The place is cute inside and the chefs wife Victoria is warm and welcoming. The English menu descriptions don't really let you know how delicious and surprising the food is going to be. My husband ordered... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Nice, modern and playfull aproach on french cuisine with som tropical touches. The restaurant have a colourfull inside in torquise theme and some turtoises and a big shelf of wines and ciders. Very cozy, englishspeaking personel, maybe a bit to big portions. Very nice food, and lot to chose from. Maybe a bit to populare amongst tourist but not the... More

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Cape Cod
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere was delightful, the service excellent, the presentation lovely, the starter and dessert very good, but the main which was pork was so salty that it was the only flavor that came through. That is why I gave it 4 stars rather than 5.

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Additional Information about La Tortue

Address: 36 Rue de L'homme de Bois, Honfleur, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)2 31 81 24 60
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur
Average Prices: USD 24 - 47
Cuisine: French

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