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La Cigale

Graslin - Commerce
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4, Place Graslin, Nantes, France
33 0.2 51 84 94 94
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7:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful interior, great food

Be prepared, the food here will not be cheap. That being said, the quality was great, and generally very enjoyable. The deserts were sumptuous as well. The interior of the restaurant is in the art deco style, and very beautiful. The service is average, nothing too great or too bad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Be prepared, the food here will not be cheap. That being said, the quality was great, and generally very enjoyable. The deserts were sumptuous as well. The interior of the restaurant is in the art deco style, and very beautiful. The service is average, nothing too great or too bad. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It's an example of how you can eat brilliantly in provincial France. Good value, elegant surroundings, good food, professional staff. It's the tops.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Step in La Cigale and you are transported to the height of the 1890s. Every gilded detail, every mosaic, even the inimitable poise with which the waiter holds a full tray single-handed, high up above the heads, everything will take you back to the birth of Art Nouveau. For the first ten minutes, you can hardly read the menu as... More 

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Nantes, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Whoever comes to Nantes must come to La Cigale. Not that the food is exceptional, but the decor and general atmosphere will appeal to any visitor. Foreign visitors are always invited there, and the locals are used to celebrating family events or sharing intimate moments...

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Wexford, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Christmas day Lunch at La Cigale Visited this wonderful establishment on Christmas day, while we had no prior booking we were accommodated. While the decor is a little quaint, the tables were laid with beautiful crisp white table linen. The waiters were attentative and efficient. We had Kirs to whet the appetite while we perused the menu, we selected a... More 

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Naoussa, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

A place you should definitely visit. An old cafe with wonderful atmosphere and beautiful art deco decoration. You may have to make a reservation, though.

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Athens
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230 reviews 230 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

While strolling aimlessly looking for a place to stay in the summer ebb we came across a 'sympathetic corner' and thought of eating there tat evening. Without booking, waiting for some 15' we were placed majestically on the square and very properly taken care of: professionally, laconically, promptly. Fine wine list, meat an fish was excellent, waiting was first class.... More 

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Newc
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A lovely lunch with friends. We had the set lunch, starting with tuna carpaccio, the sea bream and a glass of fizz. Lovely food. The restaurant is fantastic inside, the staff were very attentive, overall I great time.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to la cigale whilst we were in Nantes, we sat outside and ordered a drink, after 10 minutes no drink, we went inside to remind them, so we re ordered a drink and sat inside after almost 10 minutes our drinks arrived. We thought we would try the food my husband had steak, sauté potatoes and salad and... More 

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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A very traditional French brasserie in the centre of Nantes. It's situated in a busy square with traditional buildings all around and shops a few minutes away on foot. The interior is very quaint with tiles and many features. The foods is very good and reasonably priced. Staff are friendly and in the summer you can eat on the terrace... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4, Place Graslin, Nantes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes>  > Graslin - Commerce
  • Neighborhood: Graslin - Commerce
  • Phone Number: 33 0.2 51 84 94 94

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:30 am

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