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“Excellent food, service could be better” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Citadelle

La Citadelle
Ranked #3 of 76 Restaurants in Granville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$76
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The restaurant is just near the sea. You can eat sea food and fresh fishes.
Riga, Latvia
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120 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Excellent food, service could be better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Quiet expensive, but worth every cent you pay - really tasty and well-prepared meals, especially sea food and fishes. Good English speaking staff but instead of giving us advices and explaining menu (only in French) he gave us English-French dictionary..
For such class restaurant located in tourism area preparing some menu cards also in other languages (e.g. English, German) couldn't cost very much but it helps to avoid misunderstandings during ordering process and save waiters time on explanation.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank D_M046
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Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Confusing, but nice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

We were there a couple of days ago. Granville is such a sweet city and this restaurant is down by the harbour. We were lucky the first time, but if you can reserve a table. The confusing part was the language. Some how we ended up having one beef on share. Either way the steak was wonderful and so was the dessert and entrees.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very Reliable Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

This was the 3rd time I have eaten at La Citadelle. This time was no exception. Food was terrific. We ate from the 32€ menu, ate a variety of choices and all enjoyed our food. The trio of creme brûlée was a little too sweet for my taste, deconstructed pineapple cheesecake was fantastic. Fish dishes marvellous, and duck breast cooked to my son's liking. Service was good and it was nice to see the same staff from previous visits which is always a good sign. We will be back next time we are in Normandy.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Cathie S
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Canberra, Australia
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321 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Well worth reserving a table”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Our hotel staff recommended the restaurant and around 7pm on a quiet Monday night we ventured down to the old port where all the main restaurants are located, including La Citadelle. We entered an essentially empty restaurant and were asked if we had a reservation. We did not, but no problems and we were soon seated. Within half an hour the restaurant was filling up with customers who had reserved and during our meal we saw at least 6 groups turned away. And we then found out why. The service and atmosphere was first class and only exceeded by the quality of the food. Foie Gres, duck and fish were tried and all tree dishes were superb. The Kir Royale to start the meal and the half bottle of Louis Latour wine just added to a great experience. We paid the bill and then booked in for the next night.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Petham, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

This is one not to miss from the moment you walk in what with the decor and the warm welcome you know you are in for something special. Five of us went with one 19 year old who could not find a starter on the menus to suit her, so they prepared one specially for her what a lovely touch. We had mixed fruit de mer to start with, the others having a smoked salmon dish which was a work of art on a plate with the flavours to match.
For our mains we went for sea bass in salt and a fillet of pork again an absolute delight, then came the desserts wow absolutely wonderful in taste and presentation. The food added to the friendliness of the staff made for a fantastic evening will advise you to try this it is number one in Granville as far as I am concerned. Book to avoid disappointment

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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