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La Fringale

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43 rue Saint Jean, 14400, Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 21 34 40
Today
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Seattle, WA
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2011

Traveling with our 2 boys, ages 13 an 16, we tried to avoid anything too formal, but took a chance on La Fringale (in part because of TripAdvisor) and it ended up being one of our best meals. Primarily because of the service - attentive but not stilted and very accepting of our moderate French language skills. If you have... More 

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Stateline, Nevada
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2011

My husband and I had dinner here after our D-day tour and it was fabulous. We did not have a reservation, but we were greeted warmly and seated right away. We both had the French onion soup and the red mullet with basil cream sauce. Both were incredible. For dessert, my husband had the creme brulee and I had the... More 

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Hobart, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2010

We have been to Bayeux 3 times - staying overall a total of 10 nights - and every night we dine at La Fringale. The waiters, Franc and Cyril, are fantastic and always friendly and welcoming when we arrive. They go out of their way to ensure we have a wonderful dining experience. We cannot wait to get back to... More 

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England
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2010

Wonderful starters and then we all decided on the beef bourguignon, and what a great choice. Followed by super desert. Endless amounts of bread to the table. House wine was fine for our taste. Around 15 Euro per 1 litre carafe. 3 course approx 15 Euro. Waiter was always having fun and nothing was too much trouble. Wish it was... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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148 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2010

My two brothers, mother and I dined at La Fringale two nights in a row in October. The staff, who all spoke English, were fantastic with excellent senses of humor. They would entertain our elementary efforts to speak French with a smile and help us when needed. The menus were in French/English. The customers were a mix of tourists and... More 

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Georgia
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2010

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and in Rick Steves tour guide. They both were right! We were immediately made to feel welcome, and the servers were friendly, helpful and efficient. The menu offered a wonderful selection and the food was great! We liked it so much we ate here two nights while visiting Bayeux.

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Seattle, WA
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2010

Had dinner once at La Fringale (would have eaten here another night but they were full--reservations are recommended). Service was friendly but not intrusive. We had their onion soup, salad mixte, beef bourguignon, and pork with cidre sauce. Main dishes came with fries, green beans and carrots or mushrooms. Also also liked their house white wine, and ice cream (our... More 

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Portland, OR
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2010

My wife and I had dinner here, based on recommendations from our Rick Steves guide book, TripAdvisor and our hotel. The restaurant lives up to it's reputation. The food was very good and the service was excellent. It's a rather small place located right on the main street of Bayeux, just a few doors down from our hotel (Hotel Churchill).... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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180 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2010

The night we ate at La Fringale, the restaurant was full. We chose to eat outside, which was fine because the street was not heavily trafficked at that hour. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, and spoke English. There was a daily Menu to order from, which certainly was a good deal if you wanted to eat all of that... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2010

When you see a full restaurant in France it usually means the food is good. The food here is certainly good and the service is even better. Get there early, this place fills fast.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 rue Saint Jean, 14400, Bayeux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Bayeux
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 21 34 40

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