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29 rue Mirabeau, 14800, Deauville, France
+33 2 31 87 22 11
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 19:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 19:30 - 22:00
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Berlin, Germany
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful restaurant! Excellent, fresh ingredients, superb wine-list, lovely, multi-lingual personnel. Seasonal food, small menu. Catch 'em if you can -- make a reservation in any case and go soon, before they are discovered.

Thank Pugsitter
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Can't fault it! Food was delicious, proper french modern cusine! Service was friendly and welcoming. The restaurant was fully booked and they managed to squeeze a table in for 3. The pigeon main is a MUST!!!!

Thank Èric S
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381 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful room. Fantastic food. Everything we ate. Magnificent M. Courbeur Whisky as Aperitif. Decided for 2 first courses- a Gaspacho and a squid based plate. Marvelous. Only problem was the service, or its attitude or both. Left me with an uneasy feeling that we decided to leave without the anticipated digestif and coffee. I shall not return, neither recommend .

Thank ybhk19
The Hague, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Friendly staff, comfortable chairs and a round table which is very nice with friends. Good wines en superb food!

Thank kirstenhuner
Jersey, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went here for lunch. The outside appearance was slightly unnerving as they're re-furbishing so it looked a bit scruffy but it'll be finished soon and I'm sure it'll be lovely when it's all done. We sat on the little terrace. The fixed price menu is pretty good value and the food was uniformly delicious. We started with a gazpacho of... More 

Thank Russell N
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Very good food ( the 'essential'), kindly waiters, price / quality OK, but some important things to improve : red wine has to be served at the right temperature ( we ordered 2 bottles and we made already the remark at the beginning. High outdoor temperatures can't be an excuse ) . A toilet has to be clean. An open... More 

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235 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I definite agree with the previous TA reviews saying how wonderful the food is, the well done Asian-French fusion, and the very tasty sauces which were not over-bearing. We were all pleased with our dishes (cod, turbot and wagyu steak), and the chef was willing to make small changes. The wine list was varied and interesting, and the champagne by... More 

Thank Ninodebalia
London, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

My goodness this was good! From the amuse bouche of the most delectable beetroot gazpacho through the pumpkin velouté with fois gras to the main courses of beef or duck with mushrooms, this was serious, French cooking with a touch of Asian fusion. The desserts were good too though I am not sure mint and cucumber sorbet really complements raspberry... More 

Thank saranLondon
Chartres, France
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Great place, great meal, and helpful for vegetarians: they offered me a special dish of veggies, it was tasty and unique. Each vegetable was separately cooked with each a remarkable taste! (Great mushrooms, sauces, mixes...) Service was great, waiters were all really kind and helpful. My wife took the Menu Decouverte (60€, 6 courses, and well worth the price!), each... More 

Thank Micha M
Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Its nice what the chef is trying to achieve. It was about the best meal we had during our stay. Limited in choice but the sauces are freshly made unlike Paris where they come straight out of a jar.

Thank David A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$65
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 rue Mirabeau, 14800, Deauville, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Deauville
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 87 22 11
Cuisine créative et raffinée, service décontracté mais professionnel, pour un repas entre amis ou pour un tête à tête romantique.Nous seront là pour vous accueillir avec le sourire.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?