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Brasserie le Grand Cafe Francais

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French, Bar, European, Pub, Cafe
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36 rue de la Republique, 25300 Pontarlier, France
+33 3 81 39 00 72
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Simple, local dishes with large portions at a very reasonable price for the lunch menu. There are 2 main indoor sitting areas, the old brasserie with 1920s deco, a modern dining room at the back- and of course the terrasse in Summer which gets booked very quickly when weather is sunny. Huge salads too with local ingredients like Comté cheese... More 

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Thank Odile C
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went already several times, no big surprises, good standard for great value - you can get main plate for 8 EUR :-). Quite a lot of people coming in to eat over the lunch & espec over the weekend. But its fast & ok. You know what you get for your money.

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Thank Miroslav H
Geneva, Switzerland
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Arrived without knowing nothing about the place, the resturang was almost full but still got a table, lot of locals. It took over 30 min to order, but the food arrived quickly and it was good. If you are in a hurry do not choose this place, if you don't mind gossiping a bit with the neighbour or look at... More 

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Thank AndersSH
Perth, Australia
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We had sat outside this restaurant in order to be served but after about 15 minutes we were left sitting. We decided we would go inside for table service and sat down at a table. We had the menu (in French) and we made a choice. We were the second lot of people in this part of the room at... More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

If you come with children, be sure you wil be received with hostility. We were not welcomed at all and the waitress suggests us to leave if we were not up to order what she wanted. It was not acceptable; we moved to another restaurant where we found a friendlier staff. Too bad for them!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were seated in a light room at the back of the restaurant that has a light wood ceiling and partial walls. He ordered the plat de jour of sautéed pork, pomme frites and salad and I ordered the California salad with chicken, avocado and cheese and both were very good. They were very busy for lunch... More 

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Preverenges, Switzerland
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We had one local dish with sausage, and an entrecote with bllue cheese sauce. Place looked great. Service was slow but good. Food, unfortunately was slightly disappointing. It has been served well, was looking good, but: 1. Meet was just poor quality. I would say very poor and even a genius wouldn't make it delicious. 2. Prices vs quality. ~20... More 

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We popped into this place on a warm July evening. I'm sure we were the only tourists present, which meant we could savour a truly French experience, with a wonderful atmosphere that was great for people-watching! The food was very good, and I particularly recommend their creme brulee as dessert. Prices were very reasonable.

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Thank SimonDabbs
Geneva, Switzerland
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609 reviews
508 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

The portion are huge at this brasserie at the main avenue of Pontarlier. They have a lunch set for 8 EUR and the service is friendly. I had the saucisse de Marceau with morilles mushrooms, my GF a mix platter with sausages and ham. The café gourmand was equally interesting.

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NJ
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2014

We had a great experience discovering Brasserie Le Grand Cafe Francais. We visit Sainte-Croix in Switzerland, and I just get fed up with how weak the dollar is against the Swiss Franc. Pontarlier is 20 minute car ride into France where we can get some groceries and stop for lunch without draining our funds. We even decided to go back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Bar, European, Pub, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 rue de la Republique, 25300 Pontarlier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Doubs  >  Pontarlier
  • Phone Number: +33 3 81 39 00 72

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?