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“A light in the darkness”
Review of Le Chasse Maree

Le Chasse Maree
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Description: Fish restaurant
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We love St Vaast, and have been coming here for many years, but the town's most fervent admirer could hardly claim that it's restaurant heaven (heavy old-school Norman menus at Les Fuchsias, sous-vide or deep-fried dishes elsewhere). Le Chasse Marée, with a new team, promises well: the freshest fish, competently cooked, is accompanied by al dente vegetables, preceded by fish soup or interesting salads and followed by kid-pleasing desserts (the triple chocolate went down well with our 17-year-old).
Décor is a bit yo-ho-ho, me hearties: no fishing nets, but yachting pennants around the room above black-and-white photographs of fishing boats, quaysides, gnarled fisherfolk, etc.
The wine list is limited; they could use some good advice on a couple of house wines and a short selection of decent bottles, but our Sancerre was drinkable, if not cheap.
Menus at 18, 26 and 37 euros offer value for money; à la carte, about 30 euros a head.
You can eat for half the price at the Débarcadère next door. And at about a fifth of the quality. Do the maths.

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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Very mediocre restaurant, high priced for what you get. Has a recommendation from Guide Michelin, but serving pre-cooked sole a meuniere, heated again in the microwave, would any enthousiastic Michelin adept turn away immediately.
Not worthwhile a revisit!

Thank Rudolf H
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

We have been a regular visitor of this restaurant for many years and are delighted that it has reopened. The evening went well. The food was as good as always. A new menu provided some interesting choices which we all enjoyed. This restaurant is one of the jewels of Ste Vaast and despite the previous owner's mixed reviews he always managed to maintain a full house. This was because he attracted a loyal group of customers who were prepared to pay slightly more for his brand of fine dining. On the whole we felt that some of the cosmetic changes did not add value. Not that we don't like change but change for its own sake is pointless. Better to leave everything as it was until you have found your feet. In our view if this restaurant is going to continue to thrive then the new owner is going to have to create something of herself that is different and valuable. In the mean time, ensuring customers feel valued by talking to them, getting to know them and remembering them is a great way of building loyalty.

Thank LesVioques
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Monday evening and the restaurant was busy with most tables occupied. We chose the 26 euro menu and mostly all chose something different. Not one of us were disappointed as the food was well cooked and well presented. It would have been nice to have a decent house wine by the carafe available as the wine list was somewhat pricey but overall the whole dining experience was good and we thanked the new lady patronne. I hope it goes well because it is always a gamble taking over an existing successful business.....but the initial signs are all promising! More front of house presence would not go amiss.

Thank Tina R
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The people we are doing a home exchange with recommended this restaurant.
We usually call for reservations, but didn't this time.
The sign on the door said that after 25 years the owners have decided to retire, but a new team will be taking over soon.
After reading some of the great reviews we were sorry to have missed the experience of dining here.
Perhaps the new team will continue the tradition when they reopen. 23 August 2016

Thank Phillycook
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