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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 - 12:00 am
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Sun 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 12:30 am
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Naas, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank aniaway
Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most impressive thing about La Cigale was its ambience. the ceilings, the waiters, the decor... The food was unbelieveablly good - though I have heard not as great reviews since

Thank Judy K
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit less expensive than Paris brasseries and with same wonderful food, nice people but the most amazing thing is the decor as you'll be stepping back into French Belle Époque in the most beautiful setting. Truly iconic place!

Thank Javier E
Warwick, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We were treated to a meal at La Cigale by a business contact and it was a real treat. Menus are available in English if you require, and there's a great choice of seafood, meat and local specialities. There were seven in our party and the restaurant was busy but service was friendly and efficient. The sommelier recommended some wines... More 

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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 October 19, 2016

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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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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?