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Les Enfants Terribles

#38 of 1,054 Restaurants in Nantes
Certificate of Excellence
French, Contemporary
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4 rue Francois de Fenelon, 44000, Nantes, France
+33 2 40 47 00 38
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Wed 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Very nice decor and very friendly staff. The menu changes every week and doesn't offer a lot of choices, that being said the choices are very high in quality. The wine selection is very good and our waitress was a wine connoisseur. I had the foie gras with a Coteau du Layon followed by the pintade. I finished with a... More 

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Rabastens, France
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Named after the eponymous novel of Jean Cocteau this restaurant “Les Enfants Terribles” (The Holly Terrors) illustrates the potential ambiguity with the translation of “Terrible” from French to English. In this instance the proper translation is terrific! The kids are terrific as what they cook is really fine foods which reaches a rare degree of refinement: Fresh product from land... More 

Thank Savonnieres
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I notice this restaurant since many years but due to lack of infomation I never discover it. Finally I had wonderful tasty lunch today. Menu midi is good 20 euros full course. I can eat the food which I won't often to make effort to prepare by myself at home. I recommend this restaurant. You will see when the moment... More 

Thank Mamancho
New York City, New York
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221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I went for lunch on a Saturday and was not disappointed. While the Menu a Midi was limited - it worked for me (the wine menu was much more robust). The tomato gaspacheo with cucumbers and watermelon was great (who thinks up these combinations!), even better was the veal with Tandoori infused spices (you could cut it with a butter... More 

Thank Mike N
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

What I most appreciated here was the informal, yet elegantly classy warm atmosphere and the use of local products. Inventive, open to new "exotic" influences without excess, excellent wine suggestion and amazing dessert made the whole experience memorable. The only down point in my view was the poor selection of local cheeses and spirits.

Thank Chmoldu
Nantes, France
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

The restaurant is very nice, with a charming yet casual atmosphere, paintings and sculptures on the walls. The menu (24€ for the evening) offers a choice of 3 different starters/main course/desert, all equally creative, appetizing, and delicious (changes every day), and a good offer of wine and drinks for reasonable price. Service is relatively fast, and waiters are very obliging.

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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
$18 - $56
French, Contemporary
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue Francois de Fenelon, 44000, Nantes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes
  • Phone Number: +33 2 40 47 00 38
face parking decre , entre l'Hotel de Ville et les Galeries Lafayette

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