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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
A little bit above average in fish food, in a nice setting, service ok

Interesting tastes. The menus are good and good value. Wines are pricey. At first I thought the service was not friendly (you have not reserved, get that table and don't complain) but actually the maitre d'hotel and the waiter were nice, especially the waiter who was really friendly. The place has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Arnaud T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Interesting tastes. The menus are good and good value. Wines are pricey. At first I thought the service was not friendly (you have not reserved, get that table and don't complain) but actually the maitre d'hotel and the waiter were nice, especially the waiter who was really friendly. The place has some interesting carved piece if building. It feels though... More 

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UK
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Great ambience, friendly service, delicious food. Don't believe the negative trip advisor comments - this is one of the best restaurants in Etretat.

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Thank BluewaterUk
Lviv
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This was the case - the one and only time during our travel through France. When I asked the waiter if they had an English menu, she just have thrown the menu on our table with the words "No English, French!". She was rude and arrogant, so can't tell you more about the food - our impression was spoiled by... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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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 via mobile

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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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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Thank Linda58essex
Nuremberg, Germany
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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 via mobile

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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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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 - 51
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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