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Cote Sens

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16 rue de la Herse, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
02 99 20 08 12
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Lovely place, only 20 place settings very comfortable good atmosphere. 27 euro menu which was excellent and very well presented by helpful staff. Unfortunately it is getting more difficult to find a place like this in France now. Well worth a visit.

Thank vosper66
Paris, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

amazing! i had the 27euro menu and i had a pre-entree, entree, main, and dessert. the entree was soooo good. the main was good and the dessert was good as well. i have to say this is my first time writing a review for a restaurant its really good tiny space but worth visiting !

Thank Londoner-Parisian22
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Great place, good atmosphere, interesting menu. The waiter seemed informative and friendly so I asked him to suggest a wine to go with my meal, which he did. When I got the bill the wine he chose, at 50 Euro, was more expensive than my meal. A cheap stunt.

Thank boarder_12
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A small restaurant 'intra muros' in a quieter street away from the touristy part of town. It has a bit of the old France that's hard to find nowadays. The menu is simple in that there are only 5 choices for each course but simple is good here. The best scallops I've ever had. I tried my friend's foie gras... More 

1 Thank Pboy34
Hugo, Minnesota
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed wonderful dinner at Cote Sens. It is a small restaurant with one waitress. The night we were there a few weeks ago, there were two singles and one couple. Everything was prepared and delivered in a timely fashion. This place is a Rick Steves' recommendation, and it did not disappoint. We rely heavily on his... More 

2 Thank nrokke
Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We have been coming to Cote Sens for many years - more-or-less since Olivier and Sandrine took over the restaurant and have never been disappointed. Our friends too are full of praise for this little gem of a restaurant. Although the restaurant is small you appreciate this when you realise that dishes are cooked to order and, therefore, Olivier's high... More 

Thank Imogen5063
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A big disappointment for us. The restaurant was strongly recommended by our hotel owner when we told him we wanted something special for our fortieth wedding anniversary. This recommendation was supported by trip advisor reviews. Our anniversary dinner in France was something we had looked forward to for months. We went to the restaurant the night before to make a... More 

Thank jakartaboy
Puylaroque, France
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Tiny restaurant opposite the market hall...best to book as so few covers. In a town full of restaurants mostly offering the same range of menus, we go by feeling ...this one felt right and proved our intuition to be well founded! Open kitchen indicates high standards and they were! Only drawback was everyone feeling obliged to whisper as tables are... More 

Thank lisannechimeres
Charlotte,North Carolina
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109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Cote Sens is an intimate cozy restaurant with charming owners. I had a most pleasant evening at their "baby" Cote Sens. The chef/owner creates delicious meal combinations, and I enjoyed every course. I think the entire dinner including a 1/2 bottle of red wine was most reasonably priced for the quality I received. In addition, how gracious they were and... More 

Thank VirginiaT123
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

Totally French menu cooked in an open kitchen. The front of house speaks good English and will explain the menu word for word. It's not the cheapest but worth every cent. The only down side for some is that the menu is very fish oriented. Not an issue to me though. Easily in my top three of restraunts ever anywhere!

Thank Head10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$33 - $51
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 rue de la Herse, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Saint-Malo
  • Phone Number: 02 99 20 08 12

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?