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.

Brasserie le Grand Cafe Francais

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
36 r Republique, 25300 Pontarlier, France
+33 (0)3 81 39 00 72
Improve this listing
Add hours for Brasserie le Grand Cafe Francais and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 75 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Looks better than tastes

We had one local dish with sausage, and an entrecote with bllue cheese sauce. Place looked great. Service was slow but good. Food, unfortunately was slightly disappointing. It has been served well, was looking good, but: 1. Meet was just poor quality. I would say very poor and even a genius... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Nodla
,
Preverenges, Switzerland
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Preverenges, Switzerland
Level Contributor
85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had one local dish with sausage, and an entrecote with bllue cheese sauce. Place looked great. Service was slow but good. Food, unfortunately was slightly disappointing. It has been served well, was looking good, but: 1. Meet was just poor quality. I would say very poor and even a genius wouldn't make it delicious. 2. Prices vs quality. ~20... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melksham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We popped into this place on a warm July evening. I'm sure we were the only tourists present, which meant we could savour a truly French experience, with a wonderful atmosphere that was great for people-watching! The food was very good, and I particularly recommend their creme brulee as dessert. Prices were very reasonable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
330 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The portion are huge at this brasserie at the main avenue of Pontarlier. They have a lunch set for 8 EUR and the service is friendly. I had the saucisse de Marceau with morilles mushrooms, my GF a mix platter with sausages and ham. The café gourmand was equally interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
NJ
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had a great experience discovering Brasserie Le Grand Cafe Francais. We visit Sainte-Croix in Switzerland, and I just get fed up with how weak the dollar is against the Swiss Franc. Pontarlier is 20 minute car ride into France where we can get some groceries and stop for lunch without draining our funds. We even decided to go back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Stop one day for coffee on the terrace , pleasant waiter and the cappuccino was good so few days later we decided to for lunch on a rainy day the brasserie was so French but alas the menu du jour was a disaster salad was ok the chicken was tasteless the haricots out of a tin and the waitresses most... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited café many times over the last 3 years and always enjoyed our lunch time experience. The food is cooked fresh , good sized portions and arrives quickly with a smile from the service staff. The environment is traditional French café style which I love plus clean (including the toilets).

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Brasserie le Grand Cafe Francais also viewed

 

Been to Brasserie le Grand Cafe Francais? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 r Republique, 25300 Pontarlier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Franche-Comte  >  Doubs  >  Pontarlier
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)3 81 39 00 72

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Brasserie le Grand Cafe Francais 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?