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“Modest eatery” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Saint-Amand

Cafe Saint-Amand
48 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2305
717-334-2700
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Ranked #15 of 113 Restaurants in Gettysburg
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Modest eatery”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This presents itself as a French cafe. it is not. It is a modest place, In a town that is overflowing with chain, budget places (MacDonalds, Wendys, Ruby Tuesday, Perkins, etc.), there comes a point when you say "I must eat real food prepared for me by a person physically onsite." Cafe St, Amand does. But, not much more. The servers are polite and pleasant but they are not professionals. We came and were seated, and ordered. It took nearly 15 minutes before our server came back to tell us that they were out of the crab cakes we had ordered as an appetizer. We said we'd go to the main course. Another 10 minutes and some bread appeared. Another 10 mintues (35 minutes since we entered) and no food -- we called over a server as no one had seemed to notice that we had been sitting there for 35 minutes with no food. The server went to the kitchen but did not return immediately. However soon we were told it would be there within five minutes. That was accurate (and should have been since it takes about 10 minutes to cook a breaded chicken cutlet). Finally 45 minutes after entering we got some food. It was not crowded (it was after the rush on a Friday evening). I can only say that one should have modest expectations of what this modest place can deliver.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Sandwiches”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Had a french dip and another very interesting sandwich with an sunny side egg on top (can't remember the name). Both very good, the french dip was a little underwhelming for a French restaurant, but the other was delicious. The fries were very good and the coffee was some of the better coffee we found in Gettysburg.

Visited September 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Breakfast Was Tasty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

September 22, 2013 -We had a party of about 14 and were split into two round tables which was fine. Each table had a different server. The other table were eating their breakfast while our table was still waiting. I ordered the Croque-Madame a traditional Croque-Monsieur with ham and melted gruyére cheese on French rustic loaf accented with Dijon mustard baked to a golden brown, topped with a fried egg. I did not taste the Dijon Mustard and there was a cheese sauce poured over the sandwich, I was looking forward to picking it up and eating the sandwich and I did try although a bit messy with all the sauce poured over it - menu should state the sauce, but it does not. Usually this sandwich comes with a Raspberry Sauce, at other restaurants, and so I asked for some. The server stated they did not have Raspberry Sauce, Jam, Jelly, etc. - I asked for Strawberry - great she will bring it right out - only it never showed up. The side of potatoes that came with it looked and tasted like the potatoes that are in the cans (pre-sliced) also they were cold - very cold. I mentioned to husband that it could be our meals waited a bit until the entire table of meals was ready to come out. On a good note, I did receive two eggs vs. the one mentioned on menu.

Husband ordered the Jambon et Fromage Crêpe (Ham and cheese crêpe) Thinly sliced ham and melted cheddar cheese in a warm crêpe, served with seasonal fresh fruit - his breakfast was chopped ham instead of thinly sliced but there was plenty of it - every bite was loaded with ham. He mentioned it was tasty but not exceptional. We also ordered a Spinach Crepe to take out for a friend who could not attend the breakfast - after he ate his (although it was no longer hot) he also stated that it was just okay - he said it was average.

Our server at our table seemed very young and a bit timid,unsure - maybe it was her first day or week but she was friendly and nice to us. The atmosphere is also lovely. We would go back and try this restaurant again, maybe lunch or dinner next time - but again, although it was good and tasty it wasn't exceptional.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“So good we went back...twice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We made a reservation here the first night we were in Gettysburg this past Friday so that we knew where we were having dinner after a tour of Antietam and a long drive to Gettysburg. When we made the reservation we were advised it is BYOB - so we planned ahead.

Easy to find - adorable little restaurant with excellent friendly service. One block off Lincoln Square (circle). We found so many things on the menu that we wanted to try that we decided before we ordered that we were coming back on Saturday night as long as the food didn't disappoint - and it didn't.

Great menu of classic french items as well as other standard american fare of sandwiches. We tried the Croque Monsieur, Chicken Cordon Bleu, French Onion soup and the Pork Normandy. All very delicious.

We enjoyed it so much that we went back for breakfast before heading home - try the pain perdu and warning - the crepes are as big as your head and very good!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Malvern, Pa
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135 reviews 135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Well worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We dined here on Saturday afternoon September 21st for lunch.

We each ordered the chicken and artichoke soup. I had the cup my husband got the bowl. Nicely seasoned and tasty.

Then we each ordered the French dip, a great choice. The bread was fresh and delicious.

For dessert we ordered the pumpkin cheesecake and chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. We were happy with a of our choices and the prices are very reasonable.

Tip - order the Chips with your sandwich, they are very good.

Not to mention the wait staff is so helpful and very friendly..

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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