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Ivan Vautier Restaurant

#30 of 361 Restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
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3 avenue Henry Cheron, 14000 Caen, France
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at each of the Michelin 1* Restaurants in Caen on consecutive nights in September. Ivan Vautier was the most expensive, but also the most polished, with classical service you expect at this level. The all lobster menu we had was bordering on 2* for quality and presentation, with unusual combinations including generous amounts of white and black truffle... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We've stopped for a night on our way to Brittany and had the lobster menu. Each dish was delicately cooked, refined and delicious. The wine selection was also very good ranging in all prices to your liking. The bread was home-made and absolutely divine so as the pastry. We had a table in the garden elegantly decorated. Like a little... More 

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Kings Lynn
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

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 

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Lucca, Italy
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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35 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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?