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Le Cabestan

6 bis Avenue Gen de Gaulle, 33120 Arcachon, France
0556831862
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Ranked #24 of 134 Restaurants in Arcachon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Natick, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had a lovely Sunday night dinner. Restaurant is a block from the beach, so quiet rather than beach vibrant. Their specialty is seafood so we went with the soup de poisson (fish soup) and sole meuniere which were both excellent. One person had duck...which was good, but not what he was expecting. Restaurant gets a good selection of locals and... More

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Reading, Uk
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were fortunate enough to be able to reserve the last table in this excellent restaurant when we stayed in Arcachon. The food was superb - not too fussy, but all courses were interesting, beautifully presented and wonderfully tasty! The service was faultless - efficient, quite formal, but also friendly. The atmosphere in the restaurant was tranquil and relaxed. The... More

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Kenora, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Nice place, friendly staff. The sea bass was the best I have had ever. Enjoyed the traditional dessert of the area and overall had an extremely pleasant time. Arcachon is a beautiful place to visit. The whole area is wonderful. The oysters are beyond belief. I could live here!

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Oslo
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Nice place, we had our first dinner in Arcachon here and liked it a lot. Good fresh seafood, nice personnel. Quite location though may seem as a simple place. We defintely recommend the place.

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Bordeaux, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

A bit expensive, but if you have 20 Euro per 6 oysters in your budget, the quality is great! The waiters are multilingual and attentive. Environment is pleasant. Tee size if the portions suggests that you came to enjoy the taste instead of filling your stomach.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Very accommodating as we had our one year old and they had child seat and changing table. Air conditioning which always good - had a feeling of a special meal restaurant. Food very good, great seafood and the best oysters we had all week.

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Kennett Square, PA USA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Thank goodness we had a reservation (made 15 minutes before the restaurant opened for dinner). This restaurant is very popular and filled up quickly! Outstanding meal from start to finish! The service was also top quality! If you like fresh (and I mean FRESH) seafood, then you must have dinner at Le Cabestan! There is a very good reason why... More

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Pretty expensive, but worth it. Great service, amazing food. Waiters attentive and multilingual. It is not always open so call ahead. Tuesday night it was closed, go figure. In mid-winter it is off season and we stopped by for lunch and it was probably one of the best meals I have had in years.

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bucks
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Luckily we booked this restaurant as it was a Saturday evening, they were turning people away. My husband found this by chance earlier on in the day, and we did not know it had such a good reputation. We sat down at 8pm and it was very busy. My one groan would be that the service was initially slow, but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Great food, menu is fantastic value. We had seafood and it was fresh and well cooked. Dessert was great as well. Staff was very nice and took good care of us. Clearly this is a restaurant that is a favorite among the elders, and for the right reasons, but even if it might not qualify as a "hip" place, it's... More

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