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22 cours des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 65 74
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tamworth, staffs
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149 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Overlooking the marina, it's a great spot to eat. The heaters and screens mean it's warm enough to eat "outside", which was lovely. Lots of choice, including some good value set menus. We had langoustine and sundried tomato flan which was gorgeous. Followed by steak with Roquefort sauce, salad and chips, really tasty. I had caramel mousse with fleur de... More 

Thank debbiedevil
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

There are dozens of top quality seafood restaurants in La Rochelle but the touristy strip of Cour des Dames provides a real challenge as the restaurants along here tend to be aimed at the day tripper wanting a fairly informal good-value meal. All have open terraces facing the famous towers and the beautiful harbour and all offer much the same... More 

Thank oliver5125
Swansea, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

We have travelled around France for a number of years and although we have limited French we have always received good service until now. We visited L’Embraque for an evening meal and were immediately shown to a table and drinks order taken, these duly arrived, everything was going ok so far. Our order was then taken, we ordered a main... More 

Thank clive h
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Having walked out of L'Gourmand next door as they were completely lacking in service we were greeted in a friendly manner and from that moment on the same attitude was present in every member of staff. Our food was excellent, service excellent and nothing to fault. Thank you. We are on our way back to you!!

Thank Neill724
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203 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

L'Embraque competes with many restaurants in this area in La Rochelle. We picked it because it had space. Lucky we were. Excellent special menu of the day with local specialities (fish, moules, etc.). Cheap house wine. Would certainly come back again.

Thank FranzinSpain
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

We chose this restaurant because it seemed to have a decent choice of non seafood items. Food was tasteless and bland, at best. My real problem was with the moules. A couple of plump moist ones but mostly tiny dried out things in broken shells. Very very disappointing. Also, the owner of the restaurant was sat outside under the tent... More 

Thank jja453
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

We arrived at La Rochelle at night, we were starving.We decided to eat at L'Embraque as it had a lot of people inside compared to the others.The owner and his wife were moving around tables taking orders and serving. They were very nice and welcoming. The dishes were good not great.Overall it's a good restaurant but surely not one of... More 

Thank Rony A
Aigre, France
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

We were a party of 4 and we started with an aperitif, then 2 plates of whitebait and a dozen oysters which we shared. We drank 2 pichets of the house rosé which was excellent. For our main course 2 of us had skate wings in caper sauce - excellent and 2 had mussels (moules mariniere) which were of excellent... More 

Thank RobertW852
Vancouver, Canada
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935 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

We found lunch on the quay by the harbour in La Rochelle at L'Embraque on a early December sunny Sunday. They have an outside partially tented area so even in December we were able to sit "outside" in the sun - very nice. We both choose the 28E 3 course menus which offered mostly sea food choices. My husband had... More 

Thank Linda S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

What a surprise to enter a restaurant where the owner couldn't be bothered to talk to you... We entered the restaurant to have a good time in a lovely city and celebrate a birthday. We asked to be sat at the heated terrace and although the food was satisfactory, the way the waiters addressed us was far too rude, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 cours des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 41 65 74

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