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“Not a 2 star restaurant!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Cygne

Le Cygne
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $82
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bad Waldsee, Germany
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not a 2 star restaurant!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

Either Michelin dropped their standards when awarding stars, or we were simply unlucky on our recent visit. All 4 of us had the Menu Retour du Marche, very competitively priced at 50 Euros (without service).
Amuse-Bouche was very goodt. Rabbit pate as starter was rather mediocre. The in-between Lobster Cappucino was very tasty and for me the best course. As main course 3 of us had the calf kidneys in an onion basket topped with mashed potatoes flavoured with horse raddish - the course was very good, but not really exciting. The 4th person was happy with her Maigre, but did not think that is was overwhelming. By the way, the bread was rather cold and hard.
Despite saying on the Menu something like "Choice of Desserts/or Cheese Selection", we were informed that no dessert was included in the menu. They did, however, serve nice chocolate truffles and petits fours with coffee.
The wine list is very good, prices are on the high side. Service was good, but somehow - as mostly in France - too much fussing around. I hate it when every course is explained in detail whether you want to know it or not.
Nice touch: The ladies received a little bag of self-made chocolate truffles after we had settled the bill.
All in all a pleasant evening, but I would not go out of my way to visit the Cygne again.

  • Visited September 2012
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Tampa FL
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic Meal, Wonderful Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely 3 hour lunch. From start to finish the service was immaculate and the food was superb. If you are looking for a wonderful dining experience than I would recommend you book a table well in advance at Le Cigne. We both had the 4 course tasting menu and with the Amouse Bouche between each course and the chocolate truffles and petit fours, we were pleasantly stuffed for our walk back to Le Moulin which is a hidden gem of a B&B.

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Paris, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2011

It was a great pleasure to find an excellent restaurant in such a small village. Very nice host. The price is cheap considering the quality of the service and the food. I will definitely go back to this restaurant if I have a chance to go back to this region.

  • Visited October 2010
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Thank ParisJa
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Europe
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90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2010

This restaurant offers real fine dining in a comfortable setting; Charming host. Excellent food

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Not quite what we expected.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2010

In the span of one week, we dined in three Michelin starred restaurants in three different countries, and were left disappointed by facets of each. We booked Le Cygne as part of a package deal with Hotel Le Moulin, and were greeted by a very professional and friendly maitre d, who appeared to speak multiple languages. Fortunately we have passable French and German skills, however, as it appeared that the remainder of the staff was either monolingual or spoke some German in addition to French. The decor in the restaurant was elegant and extremely tasteful. Although the food was generally very good, our fixed menu included far too many seafood courses. The service was spotty, despite the fact that the restaurant was far from full; of particular note was the mass exodus of the staff at approximately 2200, despite the fact that there were still customers dining. We were seated with a view of the kitchen and were able to see the lights turned off and the kitchen staff and some of the waitresses putting on their coats and bidding one another adieu, which had the effect of making us feel like we were being encouraged to finish up and depart.

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