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ArchiDona Restaurant

#22 of 358 Restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
French, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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17 rue Gemare, 14000 Caen, France
02 31 85 30 30
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Good food at reasonable price in nice setting.

Food was very good--service was excellent--wine list could be better, especially 1/2 bottles and by the glass.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Turnhout, Belgium
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went twice, and both times the food was great and staff were very friendly. We would surely recommend it and visit it again, next time we will be in Caen.

Thank Marc B
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Food was very good--service was excellent--wine list could be better, especially 1/2 bottles and by the glass.

Thank blackiecharlie
Berlin, Germany
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

ArchiDona is situated next to the Hotel de Quatrans and may be jointly owned - didn't check - but better quality (not that hotel is poor). It serves a limited range of food using high quality ingredients, well cooked and prepared. Scallops (les St Pierres) are notoriously difficult to get right. These were perfect, as were accompanying vegetables. Portions are... More 

1 Thank Fohn_13
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had a dining room for 40 and everything was just as we hoped: excellent value, food simple and unpretentious but good, plenty of decent house wine and friendly and efficient service. The staff did everything asked of them and all special needs were catered for well . Absolutely no complaints at all. All our party had a great evening... More 

Thank PeteTSevenoaks
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

i visited there during a trip. everyone was in suit and having their coats hanged. quite dinning area and very good food. service good too.

Thank berlynel
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Service excellent, quick considering we were a large group. Food excellent, well presented and hot. 8 euro house wine by the bottle was palatable. The menu offered fir the group was a selection of 2 starters, 2 main menus and 2 desserts. 3 courses 28 euros. Food tasty, would definitely go again.

Thank bert015
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Decided to try this Michelin recommended restaurant as it's quite near our hotel. Got there about 7:30pm and the place was deserted but it was full by the time we finished. The initial greeting was a bit cool and impersonal, but they improved slightly as the night progressed. We opted for the 28€ 3-course set menu, which offered some interesting... More 

1 Thank Zimbazz
Caen, Basse-Normandie, France
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

...Especially on TA, weirdly. Locals know why they usually choose another restaurant ! It was rather cold and unpersonnal at first, and things didn't go better as the meals went on. The pro : the dishes looks nice. The cons : unfortunately they don't taste as nice as you could have thought. At almost 50€ per menu, meats were either... More 

2 Thank LR_travel2012
LaurentDelaeter, Directeur général at ArchiDona Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We thank you for taking time to leave us a comment following your visit. We always pay attention to our customers’ comments, bad or good ones. It helps us improving our services again & again. We are really sad hearing such a disappointment following your visit. We propose menus at 28 euros per person. It seems that you... More 

London, England
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123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

A large, but well laid out retaurant with subdued lighting. Service was efficient but somewhat impersonal. Our overall impression was of good quality ingredients used in dishes lacking a bit in their advertised flavours. Also our dessert - gratin of fresh fruits with toasted brioche - which was the chef's special for the day, was cold and had a very... More 

Thank Geoff & Barbara
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

ArchiDona forms part of the building housing Hotel des Quatrans - close to the City centre and very convenient for the hotel residents for whom there's a reduction! I suppose you'd call it nouvelle cuisine with smallish portions but this is not an issue for me. The food is very well and 'artistically' presented. Do not be fooled by appearances.... More 

1 Thank BonnyRonnie

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 rue Gemare, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: 02 31 85 30 30

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 55
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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