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La Cigale

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Graslin - Commerce
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4, Place Graslin, Nantes, France
33251849494
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7:30 am - 12:00 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, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 298
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    Very good
  • 271
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  • 143
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  • 57
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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
A special place in Nantes

The Cigale Restaurant in Nantes should not be missed. It is an iconic example of pure Belle Époque design which has been beautifully retained. The walls are colourful tiles everything is in keeping. Also the position on one of the main squares is delightful. The menu and the food were also most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Merle S
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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London
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I came here on the basis of a recommendation. I was not disappointed. The rooms are gorgeous with ornate tiling and Art-Nouveau florishes. You are transported back to the 19th Century. The food is wonderfully fresh and we were recommendeda local wine that was so lovely we bought another bottle to take away. The desert menu was probably the longest... More 

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DE LA FONTAINE J, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear Russell02, Thank you very much for your superb comments and your rating. We are very glad that you have enjoyed the design and the service dispensed. Your satisfaction is our reward. We pass on your comment to the pastry Chef who is very happy of your returns. It will be a pleasure to welcome you again in a future... More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Cigale Restaurant in Nantes should not be missed. It is an iconic example of pure Belle Époque design which has been beautifully retained. The walls are colourful tiles everything is in keeping. Also the position on one of the main squares is delightful. The menu and the food were also most enjoyable. The speciality being shellfish. However everything was... More 

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DE LA FONTAINE J, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear Merle S, Thank you for your comments. We are very happy that you have enjoyed the quality of the service and the food. We only use fresh and quality products from the best producers in the area and every plate are cooked in our kitchen. We hope to see you again in a future journey in Nantes. Sincerely, The... More 

Rijeka, Croatia
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282 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There are probably better restaurants in Nantes, but a visit to Nantes will not be complete without having a meal here. The decor is amazing and I was really admiring the feeling of traditional French brasserie. In spite of the crowd, the service was very friendly and efficient. The presentation of food was very good and the food itself was... More 

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DE LA FONTAINE J, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear Borzov, Thanks for your comments. We are very happy to meet your needs and your wishes. We always tend to provide you the best quality services possible. Thank you very much for the superb rating! We passed on your comments to the team. We hope to see you again in a future journey in Nantes. Sincerely The manager More 

Montreal, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

In Nantes with a beautiful friend of mine and we decide to visit the historic La Cigale restaurant. We were lucky to get a reservation and be seated in the restaurant. My friend was amazed at the art deco from 1895 and it was beautifully decorated. We had the salade nicoise and I forgot that this was a fish salad... More 

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DE LA FONTAINE J, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear Brian_M_822014, We regret to note that your experience at the Brasserie La Cigale was not as high as your expectations. We are deeply sorry for the cooking of your steak. If you notice something unusual, please do not hesitate to inform your waiter who will make sure the mistake is solved. We would like to inform you that all... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good location steeped in history - very busy with locals on a Tuesday night. Excellent food and well presented - recommend the Escargot as good as I've had in France.

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DE LA FONTAINE J, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear srp973_11, Thank you very much for your good comments. We are very happy that you have enjoyed your diner and the architecture of the Brasserie La Cigale. Our teams have the desire to give you the best services possible. We tend to provide an attentive service and our cooking is only elaborated with fresh products. We will pass on... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The decor here is fantastic and even if you don't dine at La Cigale, you should at least walk through when they're not busy to enjoy the visual excess the interior has to offer. There is no English translation of the menu, and our wait person did not speak any English (nor was she particularly skilled at making us feel... More 

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DE LA FONTAINE J, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear sharonannie22, Thanks for your comments and your rating. We are glad to read that you have enjoyed your visit at Brasserie La Cigale. Do not have yet an English menu and this will be solved very shortly. We would like to inform you that we only use fresh and local products, we want to offer you the best cooking... More 

Oxford, New Zealand
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

La Cigale is considered an icon of art nouveau style and it certainly oozes all the charm and ambiance of the Belle Epoch period. The food was brassiere style but exceptional and measured up to the standard of a Michelin star restaurant. Meal for two at 109 euro including wine was good value - Highly recommended

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DE LA FONTAINE J, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear PADOxford, Thanks for all your comments. We are very glad that you have enjoyed your experience at the Brasserie La Cigale. Thank you to note our good quality/price ratio. You have perfectly pointed out the concept of our restaurant: offer a Brasserie style cuisine with a touch at high standard services. We hope to see you again in a... More 

Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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90 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had dinner here with 6 friends from Nantes, some of them went here also for the first time, the decoration was so amazing and building was dating back to 1890 and food was so tasty. For such a place like la Cigale, it was not an expensive dinner. I can say that this restaurant was one the best address... More 

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DE LA FONTAINE J, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear Tran N, What a pleasure for us to read your comment!! We are very glad that you enjoyed your experience at the Brasserie La Cigale. We tend to use fresh and quality products from the best producers in the area, at the best price for you. We are also happy that you like the decor of our establishment classified... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a hard restaurant to review, with both exceptional and generally good aspects. Much has been written about the decor, and it is without doubt spectacular. The food was good traditional, safe French cuisine, but not exceptional. What impressed was my experience as a solo female traveller, and the attentive service. I felt valued, and despite the busy salon,... More 

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DE LA FONTAINE J, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear Ehles, Thanks for your comment. We are very happy that you enjoyed our traditional food and the decor. At Brasserie La Cigale, we have the desire to dispense a quality service for all of our customers. We pass on your comments to the team who was very touched. We hope to see you again in a future journey in... More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had breakfast - which was very reasonably priced given the location and the history - but the main attraction is the amazing ceramic work.

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DE LA FONTAINE J, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale, responded to this review

Dear Tony M, Thanks you for your superb comments and to recommend our establishment. We are very glad that you have enjoyed your experience at the Brasserie La Cigale. We pass on your comments to the team. We always try to give the best services and your satisfaction is our reward. We hope to see you again in a future... 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: 33251849494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 to 56
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, 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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