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Le Cabestan

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6 bis Avenue Gen de Gaulle, 33120 Arcachon, France
0556831862
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Popular Arcachon restaurant

Ate here as part of a half board stay at Hotel de la Plage and really enjoyed the dinner. Attentive and efficient service was a good start. We selected form the Menu de Jour but had a good choice. The fish soup was delicious and the melon and serrano ham a change from seafood! The sea bass was well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
James G
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Ate here as part of a half board stay at Hotel de la Plage and really enjoyed the dinner. Attentive and efficient service was a good start. We selected form the Menu de Jour but had a good choice. The fish soup was delicious and the melon and serrano ham a change from seafood! The sea bass was well received... More 

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great and gorgeous, we went to the Cabestan with my family for diner, everything was perfect and Nicolas our head waiter has been so professional, so much easy when you can talk english. I recommand this place.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 bis Avenue Gen de Gaulle, 33120 Arcachon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Arcachon
  • Phone Number: 0556831862

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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