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“Dreadful experience”

Le 21 - Cafe Restaurant
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Ranked #42 of 112 Restaurants in Deauville
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Edinburgh
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Dreadful experience”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Tempted ino this restaurant by the cool decor we had an unpleasant experience. The service was not only off-hand but downright rude and insulting. When a vegetarian asked if it was possible to have an off-menu omelette he was told he should have gone to a brasserie. They could not do a crepe without ham as the mixture was "pre-mixed". The veal and crepes we ordered we suspected had been made much earlier and heated up. They were tasteless and left unfinished.
There are many pleasant restaurants in Deauville which serve truly delicious food at reasonable prices in a warm and friendly atmosphere. This us decidedly NOT one if them.

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
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112 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Spacious restaurant with decent food / service”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

Went there for early lunch. Spacious table with well presented tableware on a veranda out front. Great wine selection at reasonable prices. Service attentive but not intrusive. Fancied a vegetarian meal and they were able to accommodate " off menu". Very well presented "cruditees saison". Tasted as good as it looked. Also, excellent range of tasty deserts. Have been here a couple of times before and would say it's better than ever right now.

Visited August 2013
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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Le21. We would return”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Food and service very good. English spoken and American music played all night, even though packed with French people and the horsey crowd during yearling week. Most gracious when we had an unexpected nosebleed moment ( no, not at the prices which were quite reasonable). Had two substantial salads as apps (could have shared), then skate off menu and sea bass special (quite good). No room for dessert.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Foo54
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cold Gallic indifference”
Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

Came here with our two small children for a family meal. The staff could not have been more cold. From bringing our starters at separate times, failing to pour our wine to refusing to acknowledge a direct request. Despite advertising themselves as "English Speaking" the staff clearly, though capable of speaking English fluently, haven't desire to serve English people at all. At nearly €200 it was probably one of the least pleasant dining experiences I have ever had.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Neil D
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U.S.A. East Coast
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168 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Good value and good service. Only problem was like so many restaurants in Europe they allow smoking which spoiled our meal as the two persons beside us blew their smoke our way.

Visited July 2013
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Thank JackRabbit88
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