We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Le Cabestan

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
6 bis Avenue Gen de Gaulle, 33120 Arcachon, France
0556831862
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 169 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    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
Lovely Dinner...Seafoood is best

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2014
productworks
,
Natick, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Natick, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reading, Uk
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kenora, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oslo
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bordeaux, France
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kennett Square, PA USA
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wakefield, Rhode Island
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
bucks
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Le Cabestan also viewed

 
Arcachon, Gironde
Arcachon, Gironde
 

Been to Le Cabestan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Le Cabestan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?