We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

La Vieille Porte

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
12 rue de la Vieille Porte, 72000, Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 24 03 76
Website
Today
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Tue - Thu 19:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

489 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 46: English reviews
Debrecen, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you! It was very good, both the service and the dinner. :) I'm pretty sure I'll come back next time as well.

Helpful?
Thank 758jankas
Uckfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
143 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely evening at this restaurant, the staff were friendly, helpful and very welcoming. Our meal was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. The restaurant is comfortable and charming, reasonably priced with a good menu and wine list. We would recommend this restaurant.

Helpful?
Thank clives868
Lyon, France
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went one time to take on lunch the express menu. We found it so tasty and enough that we did'nt believe so small amount on our bill... Then we came an other time. This restaurant really need stars in the tourism's guides.

Helpful?
Thank gentilpote g
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went here for dinner while on a short stay in Le Mans, and I do not regret going at all. Fantastic atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, perfect service, good wine paired with excellent food. All in all top class!

Helpful?
Thank PeGe_sthlm
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

What can I say.. you always eat well in France. In Le Mans it was no different. This locale has great service quality and professional waiters provided attentive service. But the star has to be the food and their specialities ... just A1!!!!

Helpful?
Thank orient88
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We found The restaurant through tripadvisor and a very good review there.Thanks. It was as written: charming and very French. Very friendly staff and a good meal for low prices. We had the brochet, a very tender piece of meat . I had the Rossini sauce and I can recommend that. As strater Ihad the fait maison mi cuit foie... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank brokgoud
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Were referred here by Hotel Le Charleston. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and we had an amazing meal and wine. Service was very quick so it's not a place to linger all night but we would go again.

Helpful?
Thank PeterHal1957
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a really nice meal here in a beautiful part of the old town Service was really good and prices very reasonable Would definately return

Helpful?
Thank Lisa C
Castlewellan, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a find. We were originally turned away from the restaurant because we didn't have a reservation but later were able to secure a table. We only discovered subsequently that it was the No 2 restaurant in Le Mans and boy does it deserve to be. Everything about it is perfect, the service, the friendly waiting staff, the wine, the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank KathyCastlewellan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for lunch for a 8 year old boy and his parents. Wonderfull ambiance and great service. Personel speaks english very well and offered to translate every detail of the menu. Our son took 'steak hachee' (hamburger) and fries. We ate 'poulet confit' and 'beaf' and was great for lunch. We were late for lunch (2 pm)... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hans v

Travellers who viewed La Vieille Porte also viewed

 

Been to La Vieille Porte? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue de la Vieille Porte, 72000, Le Mans, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Sarthe  >  Le Mans
  • Phone Number: +33 2 43 24 03 76

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Vieille Porte and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from La Vieille Porte staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?