Fodor's Expert Review Les Nymphéas

$$$$ Rouen French

Chef Alexandre Dessaux, formerly second-in-command under Patrick Kukurudz (who served Norman haute cuisine to the town's gourmands for almost 30 years), took over as head chef in 2012, thus preserving the traditions of this venerable dining room. At the end of a cobbled courtyard in the city's Old Town, the half-timber building is a vintage charmer, and the elegant dining room is cozy and hushed. Regional flourishes—such as lobster served in a sweet Sauternes sauce, scallops with creamed cauliflower and quinoa risotto, or panfried beef tenderloin topped with foie gras—dominate the menu. There are several excellent prix-fixe dinner menus (€44–€74), but the best bargain is the weekly lunch menu (€27), which includes a glass of wine.

French Romantic Service Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

7-9 rue de la Pie
Rouen, Normandy  76000, France


Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No dinner Sun.

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