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La Cigale

Graslin - Commerce
French, Noodle, Pub
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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
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
The decor is wondeful

In addition to great food, the decor is lovely whether you sit inside or on the patio with a view of the opera house. Specializing in an oyster bar, definitely need to order some! The desserts were worth a picture, very artistic and delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Starr B
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Super service and food with friends. Wine list superb. St Emillion Grande Cru classe only 49 eu for one of the best we have drunk in years. Fillet de beuf blue cooked to perfection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

In addition to great food, the decor is lovely whether you sit inside or on the patio with a view of the opera house. Specializing in an oyster bar, definitely need to order some! The desserts were worth a picture, very artistic and delicious.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This was my first time to Nantes so I didn't know this was one of the popular places. I went early (17:00 hrs) so did not have a problem with getting a seat. Ambience was good and restaurant is beautiful but service was really so so. I enjoyed my three orders of oysters but the waiter asked me if I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful room, indifferent waiters, horrible food. This is exactly the kind of restaurant that is ruining France's culinary reputation. Tourist trap. Silly, unappealing dishes. I sent back my fish dish twice ( once because it had the wrong sauce, the second time because it was cold) and they just heated the plate and flipped the fish over. It's all bad.... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a rather modest-sized restaurant in the center of Nantes. I was with two friends who live in Nantes and who told me they had heard it was one of the best in town. In fact, they had tried to eat there a few times previously but were unable to secure a table. We did have a 45-minute wait... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We recently visited La Cigale and found the restaurant to be aesthetically brilliant, but despite my Foie Gras Terrine and Beef Carpaccio, the steaks ordered by my parents were fatty, bland and served looking more suitable for a mid-range restaurant, not what was described to us as "the best restaurant in Nantes". The service was also drastically below par, with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I have been taken here twice by my local business partners, its their favourite entertainment venue. I had a fantastic stunning duck dish at this renown seafood restaurant, and I mean stunning it was great. I know this doesn't seem a right choice but I wasn't feeling like seafood. My partner had wonderful snails and a beautiful salad. Great wine... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

We recently visited la cigale and upon arrival we were struck by how beautiful the restaurant is. The food was wonderful but unfortunately was badly let down by the service. Firstly we were a large party who were put on two separate tables ,secondly we all ordered together but the food was served very haphazardly and bearing in mind most... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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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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, Noodle, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?