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“An ideal hotel (get sea view room on top floor)”

Hotel France et Chateaubriand
Ranked #201 of 393 Restaurants in Saint-Malo
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 November 2013

After looking "intra muros" for a reasonable hotel with sea views, I found this one and loved its charming exterior (lots of flowers). We booked in for 7 days and were delighted. The front desk staff were so kind and helpful (and never answered us in English). Our rooms were spacious, quiet and offered the most wonderful views (within a few feet) of the Channel! I never tired of looking at that water. My only complaint is that the panoramic restaurant needs to add staff -- we tried to have dinner there, but gave up when menus took 15 minutes. This was the only blemish on an otherwise idyllic vacation in beautiful St. Malo. Highly recommended!

Thank Pamela B
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Four of us went for lunch and we had quite a mixed experience. Two of us had the set menu which included a plateau de fruit de mer which was really good. However our partners chose a different menu which they thought was awful. The staff who were quite surly, also changed shifts while we were there and the service ended up as very erratic.
I would probably eat there again but my wife is adamant that she wouldn't.

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1  Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

From the outside very inviting and a menu that sounds promising, but... poor food and poor service. The entrecote was so bad that you couldn't even cut it. Your can tell that the dishes are prepared in advance. Nothing seems fresh and a la minute. Too bad for such a beautiful spot at the town square with great views of what is going on in St. Malo.

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2  Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We had two meals here during our stay. The set menus offer good value and choice but the meats served (lamb and steak) were not of very good quality or cooked as requested. Starters of moules and seafood were excellent. The service was quite good on our first visit, less so on the second. Our second visit we went a la carte. Fish soup was very good, the seafood less so - the crab especially was not very fresh tasting. The location is superb - it's a great place to watch the world go by and the main reason why we keep returning to this restaurant.

1  Thank Dogberry1258
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

The terrace of this hotel restaurant is perfectly located to enjoy one of the most lively areas of the walled city. While the service was a bit slow to begin with, once we mentioned it to the Maitre D', he more than make up for it after that. The food was great, we tried the Chateaubriand, bets piece of meat we've had in France. The Andouille sausage was quite good as well (for an Andouille sausage), the Niçoise salad was quite good as well and so was the presaged lamb carre.

To close it all, the creme bule and strawberry tart where to die for. Great wine selection as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Carlos A
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