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“A lot of potential... but needs more professionalism”
Review of Le Grand Large

Le Grand Large
Ranked #4 of 242 Restaurants in Abidjan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Seafood, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dubai
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156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“A lot of potential... but needs more professionalism”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Was taken there by my local family hosts. Impressive compared to other venues in the City.
There is a general attitude by the Expat populations that they are doing things well in the F&B business even though they are not professionals themselves (attitude).
We ordered the drinks before the meal as we were thirsty and they took quite long.
The person who had to take the order took long to come and I later realised why as she was eating a meal with her family or friends.
Starters were Ok, but the hot dish from the starters came totally cold. It was sent back and came back hot (I ave no doubt the Micro was used - high end restaurants should not have a Micro in the kitchen).
The main courses were inconsistent, some were good some were poor and some were average. My sons veal was very very hard. I tried it and confirmed it was before sending it back on a child's comment. I noticed the waiter took it to the manager/owner (they were having a meal on another table), and he actually tried it before we got a verdict that we could order something else. I was shocked at this!
Overall the meal was above average but not very good. So is stays as average.
Prices were extremely high for the quality offered, but that seems to be the norm in the City.
The setting was nice, but the lack of professionalism could be seen by the cutlery used, and also the manner in which the table was set. A high end restaurant should have its table set almost perfectly.

  • Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very expensive”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

food was good but too expensive. yet, it is a popular place for high ranked people

Visited June 2011
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2 Thank labidjanais
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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174 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Free Dinner is best Dinner”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

My business partner n future boss brought me there. It seems to be one of the most expensive places in ABJ. 30 € for a dinner plus drinks isn't cheap bt I didn't pay. Service is attentive n food quality is gd. However the environment of the place is a bit scary, dark road and noboday on it bt inside it was full. Bring a full wallet when u want 2 dine here!

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Serengeti55
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Anchorage
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in Abidjan”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

I have been working in Abidjan for the past year and have had the luxury of patronizing most of the restaurants in Abidjan. I rate Le Grand Large as the best overall dining experience so far. The service is excellent and the waiters are very helpful. I do not speak much French and they were extremely helpful in explaining the extensive menu to me.

  • Visited January 2012
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3 Thank Chikes
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London, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“one of the best in Ivory Coast”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

the fish is good, it s my favorite place if i want fish.
the meat also is good,
the ambiance too is nice and selective.

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