The ambience here is all important. You are surrounded by Art Nouveau architecture of the highest standard. The food and service matches the ambience.
Favorite Dish: We had the set price menu which is the same price as you would pay in a much less prestigious establishment, thought you can pay very much mroe here if you want something special.
Went twice to this restaurant recently and twice I have been very satisfied. Un coin en ville proposes great food in a nice decorated place. The decoration is very intimist so it is a great place to go with your girlfriend or your boyfriend.
Dinner was fantastic- 3 courses- couldn’t bring myself to do both frommages et desserts. However, when I go back, I will make sure not to eat ALL DAY in preparation, as it was more than worth it.
Favorite Dish: The escargot was tender and earthy without being at all dirty in a sublime cream sauce. The Lott (a local freshwater fish- what the region is known for) was fleshy and light at the same time, and le frommages. I could live on le frommages. I nearly fainted with happiness at finally getting a really good camembert. Why can’t I find a good damn camembert in the states?? Accompanied by a half bottle of Sancerre red and washed down by an espresso, I was stuffed.
Les Pieds dans le Plat is situated Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, where you will find several other restaurants. To my opinon, it is one of the best restaurant in Nantes. Food is very good, great product, and nice presentation. The ambiance is cool too.
Favorite Dish: Dont remember what I took. I ordered from the menu, which shows very good quality for price ratio.
This restaurant is what we call a "bouchon", which means a typical restaurant from Lyons.
As every "bouchon", the food is heavy, made mainly with sausages and other pork food.
I have been there a long time ago so the people who own the restaurant may have changed.
Good and friendly service.
Good food (not exceptionnal but really a good price/quality of food rating).
Excellent ambience when you are with your friends. It often occurs that you finish talking with you neighbours.
Well, a great restaurant if you want to experience new meals and have a good time.
Favorite Dish: I remember the salade lyonnaise was good.
Exotic meats. Enormous steaks, friendly staff and reasonable prices.
Plenty of stuffed animals for the decor.
Favorite Dish: A great meat restaurant, serving up bison, osterich as well as kangeroo. I had the bison the first night then went back for the rump steak on the second day.
Café Cult is a café. I dont know if you can eat there. Only went there once and really liked the place. It is in the Old Quarter of Nantes, le Bouffay, and its a maison in "colombages" (half-rimbering). Remember going in this quarter and been amazed by this very special architecure. To me it was like an UFO house in Nantes because of its so different architecture. Made me think of Strasbourg and Alsace, although I have never been there.
Well, the place inside is great. Modern and with art exhibitions inside. Very cozy and really its own atmosphere.
May go there back for sure.
Went there to take a cup of coffee so I do not know if the food is actually good. Anyway, I tip this place because the design is nice and modern, the owners are nice and the location is good.
Situated in the original district of Trentemoult (read my off beaten path post, if interested), Le Poussin Rouge is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxed aperitive or diner along the Loire river.
La Cigale, meaning "The Cicada" refers to one of the most famous Jean de la Fontaine's poem.
For non-French, you need to know Jean de la Fontaine is one of our most famous poet (17th century). Famous for writting poems where animals are the main characters and live human situations. The end of the poem always finishes with a moral advice.
Basically, this poem tells us the Cicada is a lazy bum during summer while the Ant is hard working. And the moral issue is that the Cicada finds itself pretty bad while winter comes.
So, without philisophical consideration, "the Cicada" refers to the art of living and of enjoying daily life.
The decoration is absolutely a MUST SEE. If Nantes has not so many architecural monuments, this restaurant is a reference.
Pure art deco style. And thats why the restaurant is so famous. French famous people often go there when they go to Nantes.
The food is good but not a 3 star one. The price is quite expensive considering the food but the decoration worths it.
You can also come and have a coffee.
Favorite Dish: They do quite good duck.
But mainly coming for the magic atmosphere.
Mezze just opened a month ago and is a great place to discover Middle Eastern food. There you can enjoy smoking the narguile, eating mezze and arabic pastries, while sipping mint tea or great coffee. The design is modern and the staff very nice. Notice that alcohol cant be served except if you eat something during lunch or diner time.
Favorite Dish: Tried the tiramisu, which is good. Not the best I ever tried (Was in italy and in an italian restaurant in Boston), but good.
Spoon is the name of the bar... because of the funny design of the spoons they use in the bar.
Spoon is actually neither a bar, nor a restaurant. You come there to have a small sandwich at lunch, enjoy a great coffee, talk with your friends, appreciate the design and the music... A multi-option place, still quite small, and in the very center of Nantes. You are in Place du Commerce and see the heart of the city.
Good thing is the design and the lay out of the bar. A quite trendy place for Nantes.
Bad thing is the portion of food they give you (small and not really outstanding quality).
In summer, they have a nice terrasse.
Favorite Dish: You definitely dont come here for the food.
The coffee is really high standard though.
The Brewery is close to Nantes, they have good food and even better beer ;).
Favorite Dish: Of course I like the beer, as for the food you should try mange-doits or "La Salade ecossaize".
Most of all, by far, I like the ambiance inside. You can also sit in open-air , but inside is really very nice.
For having lived a few years in Lyons, I recommend you this place. It gives a good impression of typical Lyonnaise cuisine.
Lyonnaise cuisine is great, though very heavy. Its mainly based of pork, sausages and famous "quenelles".
There are many different crêperies in Nantes. I can remember one of my favorites being near the Pont St. Mihiel tram stop. Galettes are like crêpes except they're made of wheat flower & are eaten with a salty food as a main dish (you can have eggs, ham, cheese, mushrooms, crême fraiche, tomatoes, etc. or any combination of these inside). Crêpes are eaten with something sweet as a dessert and are usually eaten with honey, butter & sugar, nutella, jam, etc.
Russian restaurants are rare in France, so the price there is higher than average. The restaurant was decorated well like a Russian castle. There are also musicians who play traditional Russian music live. The food is 100/100 Russian. It is special and cool.