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La Cigale

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Graslin - Commerce
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4 Place Graslin, 44000, Nantes, France
33251849494
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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank DIANECYMRU
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Anna M
Dublin,Ireland
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying around the corner from La Cigale and went in on a Sunday morning for coffee (a lot of nearby places were closed). Unfortunately the service was terrible, it was not busy but we were left waiting for a table, when we were seated and given a menu the waitress disappeared. Eventually another waiter appeared and noticed us... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really old-fashioned looking place in a great position on a big square opposite a very grand looking theatre. We chose to eat outside - great choice - and were surprised at the reasonable prices on the menu. The food was delicious, the surroundings fantastic, the waitresses were friendly and efficient and it didn't cost the earth. What's... More 

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Thank chrisatobm
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first went to this restaurant back in the late 1980's & it was the place to go & the place to be seen, I've been back a few times over the years so this time I decided to take my partner as she had never been there. We won't be going back...whilst the setting & the interior are great... More 

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Frankfurt
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

This Restaurant serves almost as much to the eyes as it does to the palate. It is beautifully decorated in art decot style. Early reservation is necessary, if you want to have a table inside.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

White tablecloths, great coffee, a huge tea list, freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh patisserie, home made compote, salted caramel and jam. Special surroundings in beautiful historic building. Brunch heaven. Even with small children in tow.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $56
Cuisine
French
Meals
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
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
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?