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La Cigale

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Graslin - Commerce
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4 Place Graslin, 44000, Nantes, France
+33 2 51 84 94 94
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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Aarhus, Denmark
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184 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A positive surprise and really good food. The restaurant was really busy, but the whole evening we got served in perfect time and was looked good after by the waiters. A well organized menu, with the classic French Bistro menu but also with an international touch. All in all a great evening.

Thank Kenneth B
Nimes, France
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the center of Nantes, place Graslin, a beautiful historic place. And good food too! Very popular with the locals.

Thank TanitNimes_France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my daughters birthday and it could not have been any better. The interior is beautiful Art Noveau. It is a very traditional French brasserie with a guy out in front shucking oysters. We speak very little French and the server spoke very little English but we communicated fine and we had no complaints about the service. We started... More 

Thank Dean M
Tehran Province, Iran
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Here is very beautiful restaurant in front of nantes theater with a beautiful architecture. The food have good quality too. It's necessary to book in advanced to find the place. It's highly recommended.

Thank Mahdi_IR
Naas, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

The building is lovely. Atmosphere very good. The service was good also but we were disappointed with the quality of the food. Definitely not the best of French cuisine.

Thank helen_oleary
Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Great pastries. Service off, building is run down and smells. Only place open, so no other options. Location is great, so makes it worthwhile.

Thank Anne Y
Drogheda, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

My partner and I visited La Cigale previously 13 years ago and had really good memories of our meal. We visited again with our 11 year old son on Sunday 13th November. The Maitre D' was cold and unwelcoming. I ordered goats cheese and butternut squash with nuts, the cheese tasted like plain yoghurt and the squash was cold and... More 

Thank Margaret S
Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Old Europe at it's best. Serving meals since 1895. Lunch and a glass of local wine as a nice break of the day when touring. Beautiful interior, helpful staff and mostly locals eating with their families.

Thank Les K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Love this place.. it is a must do for lunch every time we are in Nantes. Coteau du layon to start.. a Bordeaux la lande 2011 by the glass.. the veal was tender and graciously thick a expertly cooked rare for us.. sliced off the bone (chop) it was ample and succulent. Had the snickers special dessert, and that put... More 

Thank Mark Z
Granada, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

La CIgale was recommended to me by a creperie owner in Nantes when I asked for a place to have breakfast. He told me it was "the best of the best" and the clients who sat next to me confirmed it. I wasnt sure whether it is worth spending 15€ for a breakfast but finally we decided to split into... More 

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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
$19 - $53
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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: +33 2 51 84 94 94

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?