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“A great restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fred L'Ecailler

Fred L'Ecailler
Place de l'Etang, Cannes, France
0493431585
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Ranked #182 of 644 Restaurants in Cannes
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Agoura Hills, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A great restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is a great restaurant, a place where the food is good, the people and the atmosphere are nice with a beautiful location. A perfect restaurant for summer time.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Red Bank, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal on our last night in Cannes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The concierge at the Majestic Barriere recommended this restaurant to us. We were looking for a great ending dinner in Europe before heading home after spending two weeks on a cruise. This restaurant was exactly what we were looking for. It spans two sides of a small side street in the old quarter. On one side, there is the open air seating and on the other there is the inside portion of the restaurant. There is a large iced display that contains all of the fish that is served that evening. They have a large array of choices. Our waiter was very helpful in the selection process. We had a variety of fresh salads (octopus, prawns, etc.) Then three of us had extremely fresh fish and the fourth had Bouillabaisse. All of us thought that it was one of the top two meals that we had in Europe during our visit to four countries. We also had an excellent Rose from Provence that was very reasonably priced. Finally, the desserts that we had were outrageously good. This was a perfect conclusion to our trip.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nancy, France
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51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“It is very French and very Fresh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

This is an old style restaurant in an old quarter of Cannes .
The fish is very fresh and the choice is large .
The recipes are simple but well prepared and well done.
The service is fast , friendly and competent.
This is an excellent adress for 2 , 4 , 6 or larger party.
Bon appetit .

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
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“Mediterranean cuisine away from the touristy turbulence”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I found Fred l’ecailler while on a morning run at the end, away from the commotion of La Croisette (the main seaside board walk) in the upscale residential area behind the Palm Casino situated in a small town square made up of bocce ball courts. Even though we didn’t have a reservation, they were welcoming and friendly (unlike some other places we have been to here). There weren’t any more tables at the outdoor terrace overlooking the bocce players, which was a pity, it seemed quite nice, the terrace should be booked in advance. We sat at a table inside. The décor was different than that on the website which depicts it decorated with fishnets and gas lamps. In fact it is quite simple and clean, still in keeping with the nautical theme but much more moderate. Their specialty is Mediterranean cuisine with a good selection of fish and meat dishes. We both had fish; fish salad and grilled octopus for starters and fish fillets as our main dishes. Although Fred is away from the touristy turbulence of the main strip, it is not cheaper. Expect to pay less than the Croisette prices but remember you are still in an upscale part of town. You do get very good quality and generous portions. We would have gone back again if the prices had been more reasonable. Yes, we would recommend Fred l’ecailler to our friends.

Visited August 2012
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“An excellent Fish restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

We were very lucky that 14 july to be at Fred .
The ambiance with the band at this typical old place , the excellent Fish " au gros sel" , the stranwberries ...
The service is excellent and typical french with " bonne humeur".
It is located far from thé crowd but the atmosphere will remind you the good old days.
May be a little too expensive .
À very nice restaurant in Cannes .

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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