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Restaurant La Couronne

31 place Vieux Marche, 76000 Rouen, France
Tél : 02 35 71 40 90
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Ranked #74 of 445 Restaurants in Rouen
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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64% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Portishead, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

For once we ignored what had been said on tripadvisor and glad we did. It cost a fortune but was worth it. The food was excellent and the service really good. I can imagine some folks may get treated possibly below par, but we had nothing but praise. We were seated upstairs by the fireplace. The place is steeped in... More

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Houston, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The night we ate there- with great anticipation- we had the worst service of our entire stay in France. Took orders brusquely. Dropped food off and then nothing. Totally missing from serving us and too busy with other tables. Never asked about our meal, never cleared unused glasses and tableware, never repoured wine. Then we had to ask 3 times... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Gracious atmosphere, impeccable service and outstanding food. Expensive but well worth it. It is the oldest restaurant in France, founded in 1345.

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Sooke, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Had read about this restaurant while reading Julia Child's book since this was the first restaurant she ever ate at in France. We had the most fabulous waiter; Thomas. He was funny, very friendly and gave us fantastic service. The entire meal was excellent from start to finish. Would dine here again in a heartbeat! Lot's of charm.

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london uk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The restaurant is in a great location and looks really lovely from the outside however the food, although well presented, was tasteless and the service from one particular waiter was sleazy to say the least and I was left feeling a bit uncomfortable, 100 Euros lighter and hungry. Probably a hit with tourists because of the location but not it's... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

La Couronne is supposedly the classic restaurant for French traditional food in Rouen, the reason for us visiting. The food is pricey as expected from the high recommendations. All menus lean on nouvelle cuisine with nice-to-look-at plates and little to eat, not a single offering of traditional cuisine. Somehow their recipes err on the (extremely) sweet side, including the foie... More

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I went to this restaurant as part of a large group on a concert tour of Normandy so that may have been part of the problem. We were offered red or white wine. Those choosing red put water in their small wine glass. The waiter had the nerve to tell them that the water was for the larger glass and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We really had not a clue where to eat for one night in Rouen, and happened on this place more by accident than good luck. Brilliant photos of famous people over the last 80 years must a bugger to insure there was a signed photo of Jean Paul Satre for goodness sake. We sat upstairs on the 3 rd level... More

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Rouen
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The service at this restaurant was great (Sunday lunch), but my main wasn't hot when it was served to me and the meal as a whole was very expensive.

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Goochland, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our family visited on July 5, 2014. There were seventeen of us, at three separate tables. Almost all of us ordered from the 35 Euro formule. What we experienced ranged from the waiter bringing food nobody had ordered (entrees to the two people who had just ordered main courses, the wrong desserts for those of us who had ordered formules),... More

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