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La Tortue

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36 Rue de L'homme de Bois, Honfleur, France
+33 (0)2 31 81 24 60
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 38
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  • 26
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food; service could be better

On the Plus side: All our dishes came to perfection - I mean given the expectation and price (this is not a Michelin 3 stars restaurant) On the Minus side: host took a while to warm up. There only had 3 meat main courses on the menu and 2 were "sold out". After some negotiation in the kitchen, she... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Luc V
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

On the Plus side: All our dishes came to perfection - I mean given the expectation and price (this is not a Michelin 3 stars restaurant) On the Minus side: host took a while to warm up. There only had 3 meat main courses on the menu and 2 were "sold out". After some negotiation in the kitchen, she should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It was a great dinner. Great quality and service.. A cosy restaurant in the middle of the old city with no sense of touristic atmosphere! Highly recommended (approx. 50euros per person)

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

What a amazing little restaurant, excellent dining in very convivial surroundings. No crowding tables in here. we ate here twice in during out stay and both times ate amazing foods and excellent prices. The food is served by two of the most friendly people. Unrushed attention. Do make a booking though to ensure a table at the time you want... More 

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Eijsden, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It wasn't a fantastic experience and so wasn't the food. The staff is very attentive and friendly, however the food is average. The restaurant itself is pretty and inviting. It's a pitty that the food isn't the same way.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The restaurant has a very noce atmosphere and the service is good. At first the menu looked bery interesting but, therefore, a bit disappointing in the end when the combinations were not that great. specially for the entrance and main courses. The desert was great.

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Los Gatos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Delightful service with perfect timing. One of our favorites and is the restaurant in Honfleur we dine again, again & again. So looking forward when we return next March. Reservations for 5 nights yippee!

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Food was outstanding. 4 courses. Oyster entre was sublime. Fish and duck main courses were fabulous. Waiter recommended RED Sancerre, which was good for everything. Dinner for 5 was finished in 2 hrs, a fast pace that we appreciated. Had some challenge paying - AMEX and any card with debit feature didn't work. Need cash or straight visa or MC.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Second time I have visited this restaurant each time have had an outstanding meal. The menu only has a small range, on this occasion I had Hake the rest of my party had Pork, both meals excellent, service good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Another enjoyable visit to this excellent restaurant not to be missed for you foodies excellent local wine selection good food excellent service

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was our first lunch as we arrived Honfleur that morning. Walking along the backstreet of traditional houses, we chanced upon this cozy French restaurant. We picked the 41 euro set menu which turned out lovely. The pate was one of the smoothest I ever had ('washed with white wine'). Friendly and personal service, too.

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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 42
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 42
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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