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Place de l'Eglise, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
+33 1 69 07 74 06
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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A Good Choice

We planned local fare. The setting is warm and cozy. The chef/owner is there every night. All of the customers appeared to be locals, this is always a good sign.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Le Canapé has been a Gif institution for more than 20 years. Originally opened by the current owner's mother, Joëlle, le Canapé epitomised what a "Salon de Thé" should be, starting with the cozy eponymous couch at the entrance... When Joëlle retired, her son and his wife took over, and initially the results were mixed. We found the new prices... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We planned local fare. The setting is warm and cozy. The chef/owner is there every night. All of the customers appeared to be locals, this is always a good sign.

Thank tallyk12
Chateaufort, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Despite the nice environment and the warm welcome, I consider this restaurant too expensive as compared to the quality and quantity in the plate. I barely tasted my Cod fish amongst my mashed potatoes I took. Desert are likely not home made.

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Spalding, lincolnshire
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I can very highly recommend this lovely French restaurant. Clearly popular with the locals, it serves very good food and wine. The owners are certainly passionate about what they serve, both in terms of the food and the wine. The ambience and the friendliness of the owners and the staff leave a lasting impression, we were treated extremely well despite... More 

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Dourdan, France
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A charming restaurant near the historical city of the small surburb town, with a view on the old church. The welcome by the owners and attendants, and the service overall are highly friendly, the food is always excellent. I can recommand the various gratins, and the crumbles and moelleux au chocolat (two killers). For the lovers, the foie gras at... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Staying at the local Landmark Trust property, we took the advice in the log book to eat at Le Canape, and did not regret a mouthful. We had different dishes for each course and every single one was very good. Not at all pretentious. Good, friendly staff. Sadly, not open for dinner every night, otherwise I'm sure we would have... More 

Thank Libra_K1960
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our favourite local restaurant, amazing food at very reasonable price, menu changes regularly & staff super friendly! Bonus is the sunday music sessions!!

Thank deebee513
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Staying locally at the former weekend home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, we gladly made the trek to the village square and Le Canapé. Joy at sitting outside in the warm weather, the service is impeccable, the food and wine stood up to expectation. This is a terrific restaurant and bar. If you are lucky, as we were,... More 

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Viroflay, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

In France musicians DON'T only play for passion they do a REAL job wich is playing music after years and years learning it!!! The way you think is insulting for their profession!

Thank Nixjazz2014
Ardingly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Quite a large group of us were staying in town for a week and we ended up coming back several times. It's a delightful spot, well situated and the staff couldn't be friendlier! A nice variety of dishes and all very tasty. No complaints from our group at all. Outside seating is a perfect spot to relax with a beer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Place de l'Eglise, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Essonne  >  Gif-sur-Yvette
  • Phone Number: +33 1 69 07 74 06

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 44
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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