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“It's about the seafood!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coquillages Brun - CLOSED

Coquillages Brun
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Louisville, Kentucky
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“It's about the seafood!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

We have traveled to Cannes annually since 2000, and Coquillages Brun is a "must do." It's not about the setting - the restaurant itself is "no frills" - it's about the seafood. You won't care about the lack of decor.

The restaurant is on the corner of Rue Felix Faure and Rue Louis Blanc, and before it's brought into the kitchen, the seafood is prepared outside the restaurant along the Louis Blanc sidewalk. It's that fresh. There are plated menu selections, but the best is to order a variety of seafood that will be brought to you on a tiered stand. Everyone at your table picks off of those plates and it's wonderful. My favorite was actually the perriwinkles that were brought to us as an appetizer that I don't think we ordered and may have been complimentary. However they ended up on our table, they made me happy and writing about them makes me wish I was there. The scampi were wonderfully tastey and my husband got his ever favorite oysters. Whatever you order, you won't go wrong dining at Coquillages Brun. Service was prompt and efficient. People wait to get into this restaurant, so they don't waste time getting the food onto your table.

if you don't want to wait, go early to Coquillages Brun. My husband attends a convention that generates a lot restaurant traffic, and I think the conditions during this meeting would be similar to peak season tourism. We arrived at the restaurant early (around 19:00) and were able to be seated without waiting. The restaurant filled up quickly and by the time we left, there was a crowd outside that restaurant waiting to be seated... and I mean a crowd that wasn't easy to walk through. Neighboring restaurants had many empty tables, and that's how good Coquillages Brun is. People don't mind waiting, and we'll be going back (but early!).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The best seafood you can get!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

It is simply a classic! Excellent fresh seafood, good service, relaxed atmosphere. It is often very busy and they do not take reservations, so come early or be prepared to queue for a place. I really like that they concentrate on serving great seafood and basically nothing else.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tunbridge Wells
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Went there for dinner this evening. It's a casual place where you can buy shellfish and seafood to take away if you wish. We had a platter of prawns, langoustine and crab, followed by a seafood soup and mixed salad. Delicious. 80 euros. You can't beat it

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beware of the bill”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

This a casual place with great, fresh seafood, but beware of the bill.
Some items are prices per 100grams, so when you order the 500gram Langost, be prepared to pay several hundred euros.

  • Visited October 2012
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Roma
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“good food, a bit too pricey, forget the service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

One of the most popular restaurants in Cannes for eating shellfish and seafood, there is often a long queue of people outside waiting to be called by number: if someone misses the call, the place is lost and given to the next in queue. I guess it is not possible to make a reservation, I have been there only a few times. The shellfish is really very good, and a restricted but good selection of wines is adding value to the meal. The price, however, is a little bit higher compared to other similarly good places in the area of Cote d'Azur, and even in Cannes itself. The service is something which you will not long for and it is definitely not what turned me into a returning customer.

Visited September 2012
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