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All 76 Pacific Grove Restaurants

Le Normandie - CLOSED

542 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2745
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Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

sadly, this was a great little french restaurant, unbelievable specials on tuesday. but if you haven't tried it, it's too late. unfortunately, they closed.

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Pebble Beach, California
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Le Normandie is closed but another restaurant will be opening soon in the same location. Until this new restaurant opens just walk across the street to Favalaros Big Night Bistro... also family run with great food.

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San Jose, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This French cusine restaurant is located at the corner of Grand and Lighthouse Avenue and has nice window views of the victorian style shops across the street. Our local hotel made the reservation for us and we were very pleased with the reserved prime table waiting for us. I noticed that they held another table with a reservation tag for... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is an excellent, upper end restaurant over in Pacific Grove with a steadily changing menu. They put it on a hand written sheet daily. It's rather romantic, with live quality music at night. It's best to go during the week, as it can be hard to get in on the weekend, particularly during tourist season. I had the duck,... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner. The food and service were excellent. The music was a nice touch, but sometimes a bit loud

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Paso Robles
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

With Max's and Passionfish the best restaurants on Monterey Bay. Excellent service and delicious food. The bœuf bourguignon will make you want to leave for France immediately. Family run, great and unobtrusive live jazz on some nights. A "must do" if you come to Pacific Grove or its environs.

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Soquel, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The food is great, but the warm, friendly ambience is what brings us back. Christine makes her guests feel comfortable and at home. The French onion soup is always good, but this time I had the lobster bisque which was even better, if that's possible. And the bread is wonderful. No one here is in a hurry, so plan to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have eaten here numerous times, and have had awesome food. This is not your typical French Restaurant pricing. It’s reasonable, and we cannot say enough about how fabulous the food is. The entire staff is family, been in the restaurant business for many years, so have the routine down extremely well. The staff is so attentive, always going out... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The French owners were delightful, the food was magnificent and the atmosphere was romantic and intimate. We were seated (as were all guests) at tables facing the jazz duo, the music was tasteful, soft and didn't interfere with the ambiance. Possibly the best restaurant in Pacific Grove or even the Monterey Peninsula.

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Pacific Grove, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We've been to Normandie at least a dozen times by now and absolutely love it. I even bring my infant baby and she is greeted with a warm welcome too. Don't go if you're in a huge rush. Part of the experience is to enjoy your courses and wine. My favorite is the pork loin. Absolutely delicious! Second in line... More

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