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Brasserie le Grand Cafe Francais

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36 rue de la Republique, 25300 Pontarlier, France
+33 3 81 39 00 72
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went already several times, no big surprises, good standard for great value - you can get main plate for 8 EUR :-). Quite a lot of people coming in to eat over the lunch & espec over the weekend. But its fast & ok. You know what you get for your money.

Thank Miroslav H
Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Arrived without knowing nothing about the place, the resturang was almost full but still got a table, lot of locals. It took over 30 min to order, but the food arrived quickly and it was good. If you are in a hurry do not choose this place, if you don't mind gossiping a bit with the neighbour or look at... More 

Thank AndersSH
Perth, Australia
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 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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11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 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!

2 Thank Edouard B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 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 

Thank Tamara33301
Preverenges, Switzerland
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 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 

1 Thank Nodla
Melksham, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 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.

Thank SimonDabbs
Zurich, Switzerland
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464 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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.

Thank Jamesfood
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 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 

1 Thank FastAli
Oxford, United Kingdom
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121 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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 

2 Thank Roland S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 rue de la Republique, 25300 Pontarlier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Doubs  >  Pontarlier
  • Phone Number: +33 3 81 39 00 72

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?