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Cafe de la Grave

969, route 199,, Quebec G4T 9C8, Canada
(418) 937-5765‎
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Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Because we had been riding our bicycles hard and taken a wrong turn (yes, you can get lost on the Îles de la Madeleine), we were famished by the time we rode into La Grave. There are several restaurants here, but we wanted to have lunch at an all-time favourite on the islands, the Café de la Grave. Not surprisingly,... More

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Halifax, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had lunch here and the sandwiches made with croissants are amazing. Service was quick and friendly. Atmosphere was great - very relaxing. Highly recommend.

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Cafe de la Grave is unique to Iles de la Madeleine. A night (and it is crowded in season) it is a lively place and you will hear wonderful piano and accordion music. The whole place may burst into song. All walks of life are mixed in together; you may sit between a chick bejeweled couple, native Islanders and... More

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Eastern Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Decor is nice. Service was lacklustre and unfriendly. Soup tasted like they just boiled and pureed carrots with no spice. Sandwich was just ok. Was offered only one glass of lukewarm water, no refills, no butter with the dry, tough bread that came with the soup. Basically felt ignored and would not return.

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Thornhill, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The cafe food is good and the service is also very good but what attracts anyone to this special spot is the feeling of bonhomie that exists as soon as you open the door. There is a piano built into the wall for musical evenings and there is always a guitar or two floating around the cafe for regulars to... More

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New Glasgow, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was a very eclectic restaurant, great menu and accommodating service (we were a party of 8) Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the meal

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We arrived here after the parade to celebrate Acadian day! We enjoyed the sunset and cocktails on the deck with breathtaking beach views until our table was free. Inside was lively and provided talented folks with a piano and string instruments who entertained us! A lovely evening! Also a great location as it is tucked along a string of shops... More

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Skowhegan, Maine
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stopped here twice during our stay on Havre Aubert. Once at lunch time when we just had excellent coffee. The place was busy and the service a little slow but the ambience was terrific so we were happy to sit and enjoy the atmosphere. We decided to return for dinner and were very happy with our experience. Again they... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

it would have been better if th kitchen music was going on i am sure, but we did not get that in low season when we went. Food was ok but not noteworthy. Actually liked the nearby Le Four A Pain better -- bring your own wine-- and found it friendlier.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and ordered 3 small appetizers to share. The mussels with Pied de Vent sauce were delicious. The "Assette de Grave" was a great discovery of the tastes of the iles (lobster pâté, onion jam, fish pâté, smoked sausage). And to compliment, fries with curry mayonnaise. We really enjoyed the accordion player singing old French songs, it... More

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