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“A must stop” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fine Grobe-Sur-Mer La

Fine Grobe-Sur-Mer La
289 Principale | Nigadoo, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
+1 506-783-3138
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Ranked #6 of 51 Restaurants in Bathurst
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A must stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Incredible stop near the road 11 you must try it. Great service, fine food, beautiful view on La Baie des Chaleurs, not too expensive but the 25$ you are going to spend for your meal is really worth it. Wow. Miam.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“French cuisine on NB's North Shore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at La Fine Grobe sur Mer on June 27th. The food was superb and the service excellent. The chef, Georges Frachon, came out to chat with us as we were enjoying the meal. He had come from France several years ago and never left. We unequivocally endorse this quaint establishment and recommend the seafood, fresh from sea on which the restaurant is located.

Visited June 2013
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Grand Bay, New Brunswick, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bravo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Excellent atmosphere in which to enjoy an outstanding meal and dessert! I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.

Visited October 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Over-rated and mediocre”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We visited La Fine Grobe Sur Mer based on tripadvisor reviews. What a fiasco and a major disappointment.

The sign outside references a French chef..... which is actually a lie, given that the French chef is trained in linguistics and is a self-taught chef. He is French though, so not a total lie.

The outside is nothing to look at, but the inside of the restaurant is beautifully decorated and the view is spectacular. Service throughout was fine, although very slow.

Now to the food:
The famous made-on-the-premises bread had the potential to be good but was actually burnt black on the bottom. It also took 40 minutes to appear. The croutons in my partner's ceasar were softer than our bread actually (caesar also lacked bacon and/or anchovies). My green salad was ok. My partner had a seafood sampler: a small overcooked and reheated salmon, burnt scallops, overcooked shrimp. My own dish of steak with a butter sauce was correctly cooked and was ok (but frankly, cover anything with a half cup of herb butter and it'll taste good). Desserts were ok. Within moments of being served our meal (I think we were the last ones to be served), the chef appeared for a walkthrough of the restaurant, so we awkwardly made small talk while our food cooled on the table in front of us, rather than appear rude. The chef, by the way, was dressed in swim trunks, crocs and an unbuttoned shirt. The chef/owner also took the opportunity to share his views of Anglophones in Quebec to these two paying Quebec Anglophone customers. Needless to say, being insulted by a man in a bathing suit did not add to the experience but by that point, we were pretty much laughing ourselves silly at the whole night.

Overall, a disappointing visit. I was expecting a great dining experience for the price of a meal and was sorely disappointed. The food was not terrible, just extremely mediocre - and certainly not worth the $135 (incl tax, tip and drinks) that we paid for two three course meals.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food - Bad sleeping arrangement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We had reserve two bedrooms in the Auberge and as the owner made a mistake, we slept in a little house next to the main building. We were disappointed in that building which we found not clean and in a very bad shape.
Nevertheless the food was good and the ambiance interesting. So go there to eat, and if for sleeping, ask to sleep in the Auberge, not on the building next to it !

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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