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Restaurant l'Absinthe Cafe

1 rue de l Orme, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
+33 2 99 40 26 15
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (3 reviews)
“red mullet” (3 reviews)
“confit” (2 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
12:00 - 14:00All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
1 rue de l Orme, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
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1 - 10 of 961 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked of the reviews but was a little disappointed when I saw the menu. I certainly shouldn't have been! The food was excellent and the paired wines and cider was fantastic. Would definitely go again! highly recommend the cheese

Thank edw421
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booking easy. Walking distance to hotel - nice shopping area. Excellent service. Good menu - not too long. Great pudding plate which we shared.

Thank Maura A
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We went there for lunch. There are hundreds of restaurants within the Cite du Saint Malo. I might not have gone in if we had not been recommended to it by friends in Brittany. Glad we did. Very good restaurant, great food and great ambience.

Thank Les L
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Went for my partner's 40th birthday dinner. Very well presented food and all tasted good. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Bit pricy for me but was worth it. Highly recommended.

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Recommended by our hotel receptionist. Make a reservation - we were very lucky to get a table at the end of the evening. Excellent 3 course menu at 29 euros with glass of wine selected for each course for a further 17 euros. I had...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Dinner was well above expectations despite the ratings !! The quality, care, taste, presentation were incredible. Waitress was so knowledgeable not only about the wines but also about the how's, whys & when of the food . The surroundings looked a bit dated/old fashioned but...More

Thank JohnNelson
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Cozy downstairs dining area with daylight windows. Open for dinner at 7 pm. One of the few on Sunday. In addition to ala carte they have a prix fixe menu with and without wine parings. Because the wine types and brands are so different from...More

Thank Kat&John
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Because this was a special Birthday we elected to eat the Tasting Menu and drink the proposed accompanying wines. The restaurant has a very pleasant ambiance and the serving staff give an excellent service. The six course menu was overall of a high standard with...More

Thank 61william415
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Beautiful place, very nice service. We sat in the lower dining room. It wasn't very crowded so it was very peaceful and romantic. We ordered off the menu du midi which was on a chalk board. The food was beautiful but I'm not exactly sure...More

Thank MTRose
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Found l'Absinthe when our planned venue was closed. Rather reluctantly we entered , directed to a table in the lower dining room. The staff were very helpful given our rather schoolday French but the food turned out to be a great surprise , well presented,...More

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Can we take our dog here
24 September 2016|
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Response from Pierre-Maxime | Property representative |
Dear sir, Yes we accept dogs Best regards Pierre-Maxime
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Is there a dress code at your restaurant? Are there gluten-free options for dinner? How well does the restaurant respond to food allergy requests. Is there a view of the water?
4 July 2015|
Response from Pierre-Maxime | Property representative |
Dear Sir, There is no dress code in our restaurant. We then adapt any menu to your diary/restriction requests. We unfortunately have no view on the water. Best Regards, Pierre-Maxime
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue de l Orme, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Saint-Malo
  • Phone Number: +33 2 99 40 26 15
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