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“Lovely on the waterfront”

La Maison de l'Ocean
Ranked #7 of 332 Restaurants in Brest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$48
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located in the commercial port of Brest, next to the marina castle, the restaurant "La Maison de L'Ocean" welcomes you all year for lunch and dinner, 7/7 in a marine atmosphere. Restaurant de fruits de mer au port de commerce de Brest Enjoy our specialties of fishes and seafoods. To note our grilled fishes, les incontournables de la Maison de l'Ocean.... and also our seafood platters. Also enjoy our seafood platters to take away
Seattle, Washington
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Lovely on the waterfront”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel when I asked for a good place for fish. It was a bit of a walk, and a tiny bit tricky to find, (about 30 minutes walk from Jean Jauré tram stop) but well worth the effort. The food was wonderful and it seemed very popular with locals and French tourists. There was only myself, but had there been more people, the huge platters of fresh seafood, that most tables ordered, looked amazing! Since it was late when I left, the restaurant kindly ordered a taxi for me.

Visited April 2013
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Pully, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Very good seafood, very good service”
Reviewed 22 November 2012

We came as a group of 8, being rather difficult and asking for moules as a main course, when they were only on the starter menu. This was no trouble for the staff, who were friendly and helpful all through the meal. The oysters were wonderful, as were the moules, and we had a lovely evening.

Visited November 2012
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“Excellent sea food”
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Excellent sea food restaurant. It has the freshest sea food in Brest. Service is good and they cook fish to its perfection. If you feel like crabs and shrimps platter do not hesitate as they are a killer.
Atmosphere is quite cold though. It's probably a good idea to keep your pull over.

  • Visited November 2012
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Bergen, Norway
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“French mediocrity”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

We went to this restaurant in search for a taste of Brittany's vast marine resources. On arrival, the restaurant was empty and the staff had gathered up in a rather daunting way. It remained like this the rest of the evening, even when some more people arrived. Attentive service is always welcome, but here you feel almost observed while the quality of the service wasn't really good. Similar the food: Ok, but nothing great. The fish soup was almost tasteless and watery, the mussels were decent but the "curry" sauce had nothing to do with curry. Main dishes were convincing haddock and a substandard cod, beurre nantaise sauce was ok but nothing special. The menu finished with a chocolate mousse that could have come directly from the supermarket. On top of that the red wine was too cold. All in all it was an ok meal, but no comparison with some of the great seafood restaurants along the French coast. The food was throughout "flat" in taste, it almost seemed like the cook forgot the seasoning. So don't expect any highlights here, just French mediocrity..

  • Visited November 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Great Food, Service with Attitude and Arrogance.”
Reviewed 20 July 2012

My family visited Brest 10/7/12 - 17/7/12 for the 'fete internationale de la mer' (it happens every 4 years - just like the Olympics) - so booking hotels and 'quality' restaurants in advance is essential. We booked 'La Maison de l'Ocean' 4 months in advance for a party of 6 - upper-floor, overlooking the harbour - a big 'ask' as only 4 tables are in this position - my sons wife is originally from Brest, so no problem with booking a table (in French) over the telephone.
Our party of 6 consisted of myself /wife; my son/wife/3 year old son; my sons Mother-in-Law (who lives in Brest) - after arriving at the restaurant, the 2 waiters serving our table were not happy with my grandson (3years old) who had small 'toys' on the table to keep him occupied, - the waiters were saying that it is not acceptable in such a 'high class' restaurant to have 'toys' on the table in front of other guests. This 'displeasure' from the waiters was happily addressed by my sons Mother-in-Law - who, spoke to each waiter in turn, in very 'Bretton' terms! - I have not a clue what was discussed (?) but the food that we ordered was excellent and the waiters were very helpful.
This is a sea-food restaurant of the highest quality but the waiting staff need to be less arrogant,
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  • Visited July 2012
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