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La Cigale

$$ - $$$
Graslin - Commerce
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4 Place Graslin, 44000, Nantes, France
7:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hamburg, Germany
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located on a central place in Nantes this restaurant is worth a visit. Rich on history (waiters may tell more details) the place offers local food. Recommend to taste the fresh oysters and fish, also check for catch of the day recommendation.

Thank worldtraveller_ger
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If it isn't for the food, go there for the décor and the ambiance. In a typical Art-Deco style, the Cigale is serving very good dishes of local seafood and genuine brasserie fare. Service was excellent. Have a drink outside if season permits. The music during our visit was very awkward and fairly loud.

Thank nasgul
Drain, France
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here 3 times, if you go on peak season, then be prepared to be disappointed, the decor is fantastic, but the good is expensive and pretty boring considering the price , avoid going in peak seasons....

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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to go inside and admire the wall paintings, the furniture all pretty amaziing. Therefore however the food does not match the same expectations for the good, out of 4 people, just one person enjoyed the good, for the others it was average, the service was quite allright taking into consideration the French way of serving. It would be... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a fantastic Art Deco style interior. The staff were welcoming and accomodating. The food was quite good although my main was cold. In my opioniion La Cigale did not live upto the hype but it was well worth a visit for the decor alone.

Thank Lisa C
Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being French or foreigner, don't miss this beautiful restaurant. The place is an amazing well restored art nouveau brasserie with ceramic walls, wooden floors, white napkins and stylish waiters. But no stiff atmosphere here, at least not for lunch. Having a late lunch there, we were lucky enough not to have to wait . Other customers were a blending of... More 

Thank Elidoca
Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

La Cigale really should be one of Nantes best restaurants. Situated in the centre of town, with a stunning interior, what should be a great meal out instead leaves you feeling that the restaurant is living on a past reputation. Part of this may be due to the unfortunate way in which too many tables are pushed together, and part... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

AS we came down the street we saw the concierge tell a group of 3 people that had a reservation to wait half an hour as their table wasn't ready or something like that... Then, came our time, we said: a table for 2 without reservation, if you have one... The waiter took out a page of the reservation file,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a very special place to eat, and also provides very good food. We booked - essential, I would say - some days in advance, and asked for a window table inside. On arrival, the on duty manager was clearly flumoxed as there was a queue, and tried to place us outside in the square. When you see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants ever! Genuine cooking, and the confit du canard is always amazing. The environment is also great!

Thank Anna M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $54
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Place Graslin, 44000, Nantes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes>  > Graslin - Commerce
  • Neighborhood: Graslin - Commerce
  • Phone Number: 33251849494

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?