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L'Absinthe

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1 rue de la Ville, 14600, Honfleur, France
231893900
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Skokie, Illinois
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Outstanding food, outstanding service. This what a French Restaurant should be and it is located in one of the most beautiful cities in France. The atmosphere is inviting and the cheese plate is magnifique

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picturesque restaurant near the old harbor with amicable service. Beautiful atmosphere and amazing French food! Absolutely necessary to try the desserts here! The menu is in French and English language.

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South Royalton, Vermont
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132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended a few restaurants in Honfleur, including L'Absinthe et La Grenouille (as well as a strong suggestion to avoid most restaurants that border the old harbour). L'Absinthe is a relatively expensive choice (more than 100 Euros for two for appetizers, main dish, wine and coffee), but well worth it. The food is extremely well prepared, plentiful and tastefully... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Divine vegetarian evening meal. Accommodated my specialist requirements. Beautiful beetroot and goats cheese starter and poached egg in a truffle sauce.

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UK
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Surprised this isn't higher on the restaurant list. A great location on the front of the habour.. Tables not on top of each other.. Great service with plenty of smart waiting staff. Nice food would recommend highly

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Adelaide, Australia
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148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This restaurant faces the river. We were assured by the,5star hotel staff that the restraints on the harbour were very average but the ones facing the river were very good. We found that to be true. We had a beautiful dinner here, lovely setting, nice ambiance, good service, friendly waiters, excellent food. We do try to hit restaurants about 30... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This restaurant is perfect. We had the most delicious dinner in very good ambiance. The wine list was extensive and had a good range in all prices. All the staff could not have been more helpful, to the extent of locking our electric go cycles in the hotel. We would have no hesitation at all in recommending this restaurant and... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We spent two hours having an exceptional lunch one recent afternoon about 2:00 PM. The food, service, atmosphere, table setting and presentation was what one would expect from a high end restaurant. We chose two different fixed priced meals and both were perfect. The fixed priced meals give the best value. We noticed this in the other restaurants in the... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a different restaurant from the majority in Honfleur. It was good to see tables laid with white table clothes and matching napkins. The staff were professional, efficient and all smartly dressed in black. The atmosphere was one of a proper restaurant. The menu whilst not extensive gave excellent choices at reasonable prices. The saddle of rabbit was superb.... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Stick to the fixed menus and reasonably priced wines, and what at first may appear beyond your pocket becomes a reality. Don't miss it; it is really rather good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$36 - $146
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue de la Ville, 14600, Honfleur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur
  • Phone Number: 231893900

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