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Brasserie le Grand Cafe Francais

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36 rue de la Republique, 25300 Pontarlier, France
+33 (0)3 81 39 00 72
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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We had sat outside this restaurant in order to be served but after about 15 minutes we were left sitting. We decided we would go inside for table service and sat down at a table. We had the menu (in French) and we made a choice. We were the second lot of people in this part of the room at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

If you come with children, be sure you wil be received with hostility. We were not welcomed at all and the waitress suggests us to leave if we were not up to order what she wanted. It was not acceptable; we moved to another restaurant where we found a friendlier staff. Too bad for them!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were seated in a light room at the back of the restaurant that has a light wood ceiling and partial walls. He ordered the plat de jour of sautéed pork, pomme frites and salad and I ordered the California salad with chicken, avocado and cheese and both were very good. They were very busy for lunch... More 

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Preverenges, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had one local dish with sausage, and an entrecote with bllue cheese sauce. Place looked great. Service was slow but good. Food, unfortunately was slightly disappointing. It has been served well, was looking good, but: 1. Meet was just poor quality. I would say very poor and even a genius wouldn't make it delicious. 2. Prices vs quality. ~20... More 

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We popped into this place on a warm July evening. I'm sure we were the only tourists present, which meant we could savour a truly French experience, with a wonderful atmosphere that was great for people-watching! The food was very good, and I particularly recommend their creme brulee as dessert. Prices were very reasonable.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

The portion are huge at this brasserie at the main avenue of Pontarlier. They have a lunch set for 8 EUR and the service is friendly. I had the saucisse de Marceau with morilles mushrooms, my GF a mix platter with sausages and ham. The café gourmand was equally interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had a great experience discovering Brasserie Le Grand Cafe Francais. We visit Sainte-Croix in Switzerland, and I just get fed up with how weak the dollar is against the Swiss Franc. Pontarlier is 20 minute car ride into France where we can get some groceries and stop for lunch without draining our funds. We even decided to go back... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Stop one day for coffee on the terrace , pleasant waiter and the cappuccino was good so few days later we decided to for lunch on a rainy day the brasserie was so French but alas the menu du jour was a disaster salad was ok the chicken was tasteless the haricots out of a tin and the waitresses most... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited café many times over the last 3 years and always enjoyed our lunch time experience. The food is cooked fresh , good sized portions and arrives quickly with a smile from the service staff. The environment is traditional French café style which I love plus clean (including the toilets).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 rue de la Republique, 25300 Pontarlier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Franche-Comte  >  Doubs  >  Pontarlier
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)3 81 39 00 72

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