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La Cigale

4 Place Graslin, 44000, Nantes, France
+33 2 51 84 94 94
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (16 reviews)
“steak tartare” (10 reviews)
“creme brulee” (5 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4 Place Graslin, 44000, Nantes, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After arriving in Nantes early afternoon we went to this splendid old Brasserie on our first evening & ate oysters. Great atmosphere, delightful service & we almost returned for breakfast (it’s open all day). The very slight downside was two tables of business dinners, the...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really beautiful, unique art nouveau brasserie. We had the petit dejouner complete - a mini croissant, mini pain au chocolat, toast with delicious preserves, delicious brioche, gorgeous fresh orange juice and a fab little French coffee. At €16 it's a little bit expensive but you...More

Thank samsamaUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a coffe and cake after walking the pedestrian streets of Nantes. The interior is breathtakingly beautiful. Expected high prices but were surprised by the reasonable bill for our snack. Terrace would be grreat on a sunny day but don't forget to look...More

Thank Gord B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The décor in this restaurant is of another world and definitely to be seen. Dinner consisted of a liver terrine that was shared. A good way to begin what turned out to be an excellent mains. Partner had lamb which was soft, delicious and a...More

Thank AJH7UK
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The interior decoration of this restaurant is amazing and the food was excellent too. We had a very pleasant lunch in one of the side rooms. Service very good.

Thank handelf
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I believe this is the most famous restaurant in Nantes and there is a reason, it is amazing! Service, food, location and that decor and atmosphere foreigners expect to find in France. Nantes has plenty of great restaurants but we went twice to La Cigale...More

Thank GaglianoLeonardo
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Think the inside is what people go for, Its fabulous. Food was ok but would not entice me back. Good atmosphere and great service.

Thank WilsonsDublin
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit as it is such a beautiful establishment. Delicious cake and hot chocolate (which you can enjoy for free October-March, courtesy of the Nantes Tourisme City Pass )

1  Thank poppyHereford
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice brewery on a square to spend a typical Nantes evening, in a beautiful decor punctuated with faience illustrated with cicadas and enjoying an excellent Mennetou Salon.

Thank LaBoi6469
Reviewed 3 October 2017

it is a must visit because of the special decoration and setting. Food is OK but it's only part of the entertainment. they are open until late hours at night so we started our meal after 22.00, which is good after a busy day of...More

Thank xipto
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Questions & Answers
23 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from J_de_la_Fontaine | Property representative |
Hi, We do not take reservations for the afternoon tea session. Best Regards
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10 November 2015|
Response from PedroTom_Tom |
We book by email - in English. Never had a problem
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$59
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:30 AM
7:30 AM - 12:30 AM
7:30 AM - 12:30 AM
7:30 AM - 12:30 AM
7:30 AM - 12:30 AM
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
  • Neighbourhood: Graslin - Commerce
  • Phone Number: +33 2 51 84 94 94
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