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La Cigale

Graslin - Commerce
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4, Place Graslin, Nantes, France
33251849494
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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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
Worth it for the decor - food not the best

Definitely sit inside to enjoy the beautiful 19th century original decor Despite the restaurant being very popular, service was very friendly. I found the food a bit disappointing though. I had a farm chicken main course which had gone all dry. The crab roll starter was ok but a bit bland... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Flo345
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely sit inside to enjoy the beautiful 19th century original decor Despite the restaurant being very popular, service was very friendly. I found the food a bit disappointing though. I had a farm chicken main course which had gone all dry. The crab roll starter was ok but a bit bland (guacamole sauce lacked salt and spices). So go mostly... More 

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JEAN F, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear Flo345, We regret to note that your experience at the Brasserie La Cigale was not as high as your expectations. Your comments have been passed and measures have been taken. We are very glad that you have enjoyed the design. We hope to have the opportunity to regain your confidence in a future journey in Nantes. The manager More 

Paris, France
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We almost never pick a place to eat because of its decor, but La Cigale was an exception. The brasserie is a lovingly restored homage to the grand period of Art Nouveau. La Cigale has been around since 1895, and every inch of the interior is covered in Art Nouveau flourishes, mosaics, paintings, lights, mirrors, and on and on. A... More 

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JEAN F, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear Foodie78247, Thanks for your comments. Indeed, La Cigale is a brasserie and we want to keep an authentic atmosphere just as well as food and service, but, we would like to inform you that we only use fresh and quality products from the best producers in the area and every plate are cooked in our kitchen. We are very... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My son and I spent a day in Nantes and La Cigale was recommended to us. We had our reservation and presented on time. We were offered inside or outside seating. It was a great day so we chose outside. We were shown to our table by the hostess. And that is the last person to even look at us.... More 

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JEAN F, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear Oscottcard, We regret to note that your experience at the Brasserie La Cigale was not as high as your expectations. The behaviour of our team was inadmissible and does not reflect our devotion and our professionalism and we are truly sorry. Your comments have been passed and measures have been taken. We hope to have the opportunity to regain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you like the menu and the prices, by all means have a full meal here, but it's not necessary. We just looked in for tea and cakes on a warm afternoon, in order to gorge our eyes on the interior, which is a feast of art nouveau - the tiles deserve special mention. BTW, the tea is nothing like... More 

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JEAN F, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear Osipovich, Thank you for your comment! We are very glad to read that you have enjoyed your visit in Brasserie La Cigale. We always try to give the best services and your satisfaction is our reward. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, The manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The meals are very good. The service was arrogant... at least ours. The atmosphere is outstanding and worth the dinner. Really a must in Nantes.

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JEAN F, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear Jacques H, We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit at Brasserie La Cigale. Thank you very much for the superb rating! We pass on your comments to the team. We hope to see you again in a future journey in Nantes. Sincerely, The manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I had a lovely dinner at this magnificently decorated Art Deco restaurant filled with beautiful tiles/lights and mirrors.Very attentive staff and a very warm and welcoming ambience. You can also eat outside at beautiful tables with umbrellas to shield you from the summer sun. You have to book a table for both lunchtime and dinner services as... More 

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JEAN F, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear MADABOUTANIMALS, Thanks for your superb comments!! We are very glad that you have enjoyed the dinner and the design. Our team has the passion to give you the best possible services and experience. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, The manager More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wonderful decor,decorative tiles and paintings all around the walls and ceilings.......almost Michael Angelo! Very attentive staff and a memorable afternoon tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This still and has been the Great restaurant of Nantes. The interior decor is unique, the service very professional and finally the food is pretty hard to beat. Oysters very fresh, seafood a good choice. A friend had steak tartare and myself a filet which was excellent. A bottle of Isabelle et Pierre Clement Domaine de Chatenoy Menetou-Salon Rouge, to... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We didn't (book early)but managed to get a table outside . Thiis was ok, as it's a pedestrian area, so no traffic noise or pollution. Excellent food. We tried to book for the next night, but that was a Saturday, and all tables were booked already.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I was saving a really good restaurant for the last evening of a short holiday in France - not that I actually deprived myself on the other days. However, La Cigale really is quite special, lying as it does right beside the opera house in this lovely Place Graslin. I had to settle for a place in the Place, so... More 

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Additional Information about La Cigale

Address: 4, Place Graslin, Nantes, France
Phone Number: 33251849494
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes>  > Graslin - Commerce
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
Cuisine: French

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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: 33251849494

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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