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La Defonce

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Grill
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3 rue Laurent Ventron, 13260 Cassis, France
+33 4 42 01 28 33
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

For the second time in a year we went to eat at this restaurant. Super good food en verry kind service. The menu is restricted but the Quality of the ingredients is top.

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Thank tony25brugge
Telluride, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a great meal with very attentive service. Run by a very friendly husband and wife, husband explained the whole menu in English and helped with our selections. Calamari was amazing and tender. Wonderful personal experience.

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1 Thank kcktelluride
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Looks like its under new ownership from our previous visit in October 2014. Very disappointed with our meal.

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Thank Bluebridge2
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

I have been to Cassis 5 times over the last 4 years and this is by far the worst dining experience and food we have had in Cassis. I honestly believe there is something fishy going on with all these reviews for this establishment. There is only 9-10 total tables and it is NOT on the boardwalk or somewhere that... More 

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3 Thank Leon-from-Austin
chelmsford, england
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

This is a small family restaurant and bar just behind the waterfront, we sat outside in the narrow walkway - nice atmosphere and good food.

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Thank MarkandBJ
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

We of course chose this place based on the reviews from trip advisor. All I can say is no way should this place have earned the number 2 spot. The food was OK and took forever to get. The staff was very quirky. We had a hard time getting water or service. The setting was in an airless alley. We... More 

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3 Thank Tracy0517
kronoberg
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

The food was amazingly good, people were really kind and friendly. You could feel there is a lot of love for food, for good raw material. The only reason I did not rate it 5 is that it was a Little expensive.

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Thank ruter4062
Domsten
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Great food, however too big portions :-) Excellent personal service in friendly atmosphere. Modest prices gives great value for your money.

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Thank Joakim G
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This was our first restaurant on our list on arriving in Cassis - based against TA reviews, so on arrival and on my early evening saunter for a cheeky beer whilst Janet was getting ready, I walked out to find La Defonse and try get a booking. It was initially quite hard to find tucked down a tad dingy alley... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

The issue with much of the restaurant food in France is that it is just ok, not bad. And this was our experience here and I needn't repeat what the previous review said quite well. Its just that we didn't quite believe it. Nothing was wrong. Its just that the food lacked taste, character, and was just plain boring. Cassis... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$37
Cuisine
French, Grill
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 rue Laurent Ventron, 13260 Cassis, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Cassis
  • Phone Number: +33 4 42 01 28 33
Description
Restaurant open every evening from 19h to 23h except Monday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?