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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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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked La Cigale for our last night in Nantes as it has a reputation and is mentioned in all the guide books. What a disappointment! The waiter forgot our apéritifs and the food was bland and tasteless. The salad accompaniment was a handful of leaves from a supermarket bag with no dressing. I would not go back and would... More 

Thank Sandra B
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116 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a beautiful place. I walked around and took so many photos. Our waitress was very nice and our orders were quickly taken. Our spritz cocktails were good, the beef that we had rather average. It was roughly cut up steak sort of made into a patty and fried. We weren't asked how we wanted it cooked and... More 

Thank lpennin104
Orlando, FL
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place. We had a reservation to sit outside but when I saw the decor I knew that I wanted to dine indoors and take in all of the fine European craftsmanship. The wood work and ceramic tile work is out of this world. The was amazing. Everything from the starters, main course and deserts were first... More 

Thank ncolon60
Paris, France
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My colleague and I had a quick lunch here, it was a gorgeous atmosphere, and the food was fair and respectable. The place needs a good clean though, just a thorough going over, with better management I think the staff could be united and happier to be working in such an incredible building; its my guess.

Thank JuneBug2014
Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing restaurant located on 'la grande place'. Beautiful service and delicious food. Typical French food with a lovely selection of fresh seafood. We loved it so much we went back a second time!

Thank LouAndEm
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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443 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating brasserie, though the interior decoration is much in need of renovation. The food is nice and a bit old-fashioned, so we had terrine maison an a goats’ cheese thing for starters. My main of veal kidney was properly cooked and my partner’s ‘Aller-retour’ (basically steak tartare flash fried on each side were fine, but unremarkable. The... More 

Thank Dr_Bob1
st john's NL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be fooled by the wonderful interiors, in fact tell the hostess you'd like to see inside because the wall, mirrors and fittings are spectacular - then go and find a restaurant with good service and decent food I had 2 meals here breakfast, very slow and inattentive service and 2 micro croissants Dinner was better service it the food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We often went to La Cigalle back in the 90's and 00's. Although I would never have claimed this restaurant to be outstanding, it did offer some well prepared and fresh seafood and fish dishes. This time round, we were left feeling pretty unimpressed with our lot. The decor and ambiance is always special and we couldn't fault the service.

Thank Samsung114
York, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on recommendation. Very traditional French restaurant with a stunning interior. I recommend that you order the steak tartare, which they mix at your table. The pastry chef is a genius!! Limited wine list. Tables quite close together.

Thank phildibbsy
Tampere, Finland
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Opposite the opera theatre, a classic. Food is not the very best in the world, but definitely good enough and the surroundings make you astonished anyway. You can imagine the artist discussions from 1895 there.

Thank Paulina A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $55
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?