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Le Galion

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Rue Rene Coty, 76790 Etretat, France
+33 (0)2 35 29 48 74
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great high Quisine

The food was great, the expected high quality for the prizes, freshly made, nice ambiente and good service, almost a bit too fast, the dishes came very fast. The wine was a bit too pricey in comparison, and it doesn't have to be in this region, there is great wine also for less. The taste... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Geneva, Switzerland
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

very nice restaurant decorated in sea boat theme. All colors, details & elements match each other & create a romantic atmosphere, giving an appetite to seafood: ) Most of visitors were having some seafood dishes, oysters or fish. Nevertheless I have chosen my favourite duck confit. And it was very good: ) As well as beef, which was ordered by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Love Étretat, great to visit, but all restaurants here are catering to once and done tourists, no exceptions. Le Galion has a great front of house, welcoming, great setting, nice service dealing with all languages nicely. Pleasant wine list. The kitchen however leaves a lot to be desired. Preps way to fast and let's all plates sit under a heat... More 

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Essex
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We came early so got a table but it is wise to book. We had the 32e menu which was delicious. Food is well presented. The service was very quick, probably a bit too quick but that is only a small fault. The room is well decorated and has a lovely atmosphere. I would certainly eat here again.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

What a wonderful place for seafood! Probably for other food as well, but we had seafood and it was simply delicious and mouth-watering. It got a little crowded, but that was to be expected with a quality like this. Staff was friendly and understood my poor French, and the food was superb. Prices are what you'd expect for fine French... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The food was great, the expected high quality for the prizes, freshly made, nice ambiente and good service, almost a bit too fast, the dishes came very fast. The wine was a bit too pricey in comparison, and it doesn't have to be in this region, there is great wine also for less. The taste combinationd were great but not... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Galion is perhaps the top resto in Etretat, so said my landlord when suggesting favorite places. I found it reasonably priced compared with other establishments and the service was friendly and upscale. I had pate followed by escargot a d'ail compote (which are most highly recommended). Coming alone with no reservations I was seated at a small community table... More 

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honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Only got a table the first night because we were early, and knew enough to reserve when we wanted to return 2 nights later. Had fixed price menus both time, but different choices. LOVED the fresh oysters with camembert cheese, but enjoyed it all. Not cheap, but well worth what we paid!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

After hiking the Etretat Cliffs we were pretty hungry and looking for a nice lunch place. We found Le Galion in one of the small streets and walked in. There was only one last table left, all the others were full - lucky us. The place is nicely decorated in blue and white coastal theme - very charming.The staff was... More 

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Scotland, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

First the bad news, one of the most ignorant waiter come maître de that I have met, poor service. However the food is fantastic and worth the bad stuff so go and check it out, but don't tip the staff, they don't deserve it !!!!

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Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were a party of five and got in without reservation, very friendly staff, nice selection of food, reasonable wine by the glass. Very cosy antique interior.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue Rene Coty, 76790 Etretat, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Haute-Normandie  >  Seine-Maritime  >  Etretat
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)2 35 29 48 74

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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