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Ivan Vautier Restaurant

#46 of 353 Restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
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3 Avenue Henry Cheron, 14000 Caen, France
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Kings Lynn
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here on the Saturday night of our two night stay at the hotel and the breakfasts on both mornings and could not find any faults. The dinner menu although expensive (it is Michelin starred) was excellent, and breakfast had a good selection.

Thank Anthony B
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by no means a cheap restaurant and the style of food served would not be to everyone's taste. It was to both myself and my wife and is of the finest quality presentation. Unfortunately my taste buds are so degraded after years of smoking that I couldn't fully appreciate the finely crafted flavours and textures on offer. We... More 

Thank ithought
Lucca, Italy
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Definitely the best, most creative and most accomplished chef. It's always a pleasure to enjoy a meal at Ivan Vautier's restaurant, be it for a special menu on a special occasion or just for a lighter - but delicious and very refined - lunch.

Thank anne r
Paris, France
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87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Always pleasure to dine here. Great "menu degustation". Modern and inventive. We love this place. The menus change quite often. Not in the best part of town, but clearly worth the drive (there is a parking). If you want to drink local try the excellent ciders (from Domaine Dupont). We tried many degustation menus (lobster, scallops, seasonal..) always a great... More 

Thank Lorenzo-Laurent
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Apparently the table had about a dozen heads of State around it during the D Day celebrations. The food is great I had John Dory "Chefs De Etat 2014" one of the dishes served on that occasion. Followed this with French sweetbreads and the raw & cooked raspberries which were an 11 out of 10 so very good. 92% top... More 

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Northern Virginia
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Staying at the hotel Ivan Vautier (very nice though incongruously located next door to a Midas muffler shop) we decided to have dinner at the restaurant. It would be our first experience at a Michelin star rated eatery. It could be our last. My wife and I are not naive travelers or diners. We understand and appreciate quality, in food... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We stayed in Caen for two nights as a base point to do the Normandy beaches and Mont St Michel. We had booked the hotel to serve as the base point. The real surprise, and a pleasant one at that, was the restaurant. It is 5 star…it has a Michelin star, so the quality of the food was exceptional. We... More 

Thank ChipTX
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Great service and food worthy of their Michelin Star... We chose Chefs surprise 4 course option with wine pairing and we were blown away...... No more to say, look at the pictures and do not hesitate to book here if you love food. Pricy, but well worth it......

Thank glenson1
Washington, DC
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Most dishes were very good but one entree was ill conceived. Service is a bit amatuerish for a Michelin starred restaurant.

Thank Polarine
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

excellent cuisine, each dish is a masterpiece. we caught a waiter trainee , but everything was fine. Foie gras - is beyond praise . dishes are large enough not to care about the famine after the visit. quite expensive

Thank Derizemlya

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Avenue Henry Cheron, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: 33231733271

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