Where to eat French food in Laval: The Best Restaurants and Bars

June 1, 2020 Leonardo Torrence

Reviews on French food in Laval, Pays de la Loire, France including Le Meridional, Le Salvert, L'Esprit Cuisine, Le Bistronomique, L'Effet Papilles, A la Folie Douce, L'essentiel, L'Edelweiss, Creperie Ty Billig, A La Bonne Auberge
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10. A La Bonne Auberge

170 rue de Bretagne, 53000, Laval France French Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +33 2 43 69 07 81 http://www.alabonneauberge.com
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4 based on 148 reviews

A La Bonne Auberge

Reviewed By kt3699

The service, food and ambience is 2nd to none. Friendly accommodating waiting staff combined with fresh and spectacular produce made this an incredible gastronomic experience. The steak was cooked to perfection. The starters were huge and so amazing!!! Couldn't fit in dessert but my husband got the cheese. He was able to choose from a selection brought over which was a nice touch. Wine list is extensive. Very reasonable price wise.

9. Creperie Ty Billig

1 rue des Serruriers, 53000, Laval France French, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available +33 2 43 56 59 51 http://www.creperie-ty-billig-laval.com
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4 based on 211 reviews

Creperie Ty Billig

Reviewed By Robin C

Towards the end of our week in France we fancied a simple evening meal. Excellent cider and great crepes. Popular with the locals too. I had two savoury crepes, the wife one savoury and one sweet. Very good value for money.

8. L'Edelweiss

99 avenue Robert Buron, 53000, Laval France French, International, European, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining [email protected] +33 2 43 53 11 00 http://www.restaurant-edelweiss-laval.fr
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4 based on 300 reviews

L'Edelweiss

Reviewed By Inspire1559323

It can be very hard to find a good restaurant in France open Monday evenings. The Edelweiss was one of the very few in Laval and certainly the most highly rated. There are eight in our group, and since the restaurant is small we reserved in advance, probably a good thing since the restaurant appeared to be full. The location near the train station is nothing special nor is the inside setting and the service lacked attention at times, we had to pour our own wine and request another bottle when empty.But the food was very good. One of our group had the Ravioles de Homard de « l’Edelweiss » which he claimed was the best dish he had during our entire two week stay in France. I had the Croustillant d’Escargots d’Entrammes, Persillade aux Fruits secs as an appetizer and found it a little blah but very interesting. I followed that with the Duo de Paleron Laqué, Ris de Veau poêlé sauce Morilles which again was very good but not outstanding. Later in the trip I had some sweetbreads that were the best I had ever had!The rest of the menu was equally inventive and everyone enjoyed their meal.It should be noted that the chef now owns another restaurant outside Ghateau-Gonthier in Azé called Le Prieuré that offers the same menu. We would have stopped there on Wednesday except it is closed that day. The setting above the river of this restaurant is probably far superior to the Edelweiss in Laval.

7. L'essentiel

Rue Robert Buron, Laval France French, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +33 2 43 56 52 17 http://www.lessentiel-bistrotchic.com
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4 based on 261 reviews

L'essentiel

Reviewed By ianl222

Every time a creative delight. Initially a lunch only restaurant. Recently open for diner as well. This restraint continues to provide classic French flavours in ever changing ways. Short menu and wine list, but always

6. A la Folie Douce

103 avenue Robert Buron, 53000, Laval France French Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +33 2 43 56 06 34 http://www.creperie-laval.fr/
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4 based on 349 reviews

A la Folie Douce

Reviewed By Ver0chka

Must do in Laval. It’s famous Creperie (place with pancakes) with planty of them. You should try Flambe (with fire) and of course with ice cream.

5. L'Effet Papilles

16 rue des Deportes, 53000, Laval France French Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Serves Alcohol [email protected] +33 2 43 65 68 03 http://www.effetpapilles.fr
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4 based on 182 reviews

L'Effet Papilles

Reviewed By kimblarsen

Having read some good reviews and the restaurant being nearby the Laval Virtual event I attended I decided to go here for dinner when it opened at 7:30 pm.I was naturally the only guest and although the server spoke little English and I speak little French I managed to figure out what I wanted to eat and drink (not sure if there was an English menu but I had a French one).Decided on a veal carpaccio as a starter and a beef steak for the main course. Both were excellent visually and in taste and the red wine suggestion worked well with the dishes. The server was very attentive, also when more guests started filling up the place. In my opinion the quality of the food and service combined with a relatively modest price deserves an excellent rating.

4. Le Bistronomique

99 rue du Pont de Mayenne, 53000, Laval France French, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available +33 2 53 74 50 24
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4 based on 423 reviews

Le Bistronomique

Reviewed By bob_the_moo

Staying in a smaller town meant going to Laval on Monday to find anywhere decent open on that day. This led to Bistronomique, which rapidly filled up within an hour of it opening its doors – all with French people who mostly seemed local given that they often knew one another – a good sign. The second good sign was that the menu was not only small, but seemed to change frequently given the supplies – so it is written on chalk board. The downside was limited staff translation and no English versions, so those without any French at all maybe be careful. However the ordering was good, the staff helpful, and the food was very good throughout the meal. The busy restaurant had a good buzz to it, and managed to be small but yet not feel crowded in any way. Very glad it was not only open on Monday, but also that it turned out to be well worth visiting even if you do have other options open closer.

3. L'Esprit Cuisine

8 rue Mazagran, 53000, Laval France French, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +33 2 43 56 78 51 http://www.lespritcuisine.fr/
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4 based on 395 reviews

L'Esprit Cuisine

Reviewed By sonnetpete

Excellent dishes, well presented and well cooked ingredients with a few pleasantly surprising taste experiences. We went for lunch and were really pleased with the whole experience. Service is good and not too slow. The place has a warm and welcoming ambiance. The 'surprise' you get with you coffees is worth experiencing!!

2. Le Salvert

Route D'Olivet, 53940 Le Genest-Saint-Isle, Laval France French, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +33 2 43 37 14 37 http://www.restaurant-le-salvert.com
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4 based on 142 reviews

Le Salvert

Reviewed By QldTheresa

We originally visited this restaurant for Sunday lunch but unfortunately it was closed (exceptionally), so we made a point of returning a couple of days later. It is in a delightful setting, overlooking a lake which can be admired from some indoor tables, or of course, by sitting outdoors. The quality of the food is very good and the presentation is outstanding. We had the cheapest lunch formule (20 euros) which is not exactly inexpensive as far as lunch menus go in France- especially in a place that's not in a main tourist strip. It included 2 courses, wine and coffee. I had a seafood mousse for entree and a fish parcel (papillotte) for main course. My husband had mushrooms forestiere for entree and beef cheek on a rice stuffed cabbage leaf for the main. All of the food was beautifully cooked. The double shot coffee had a petit four accompaniment. This restaurant is certainly worth going out of your way for.

Top 10 restaurants in Laval, France

1. Le Meridional

114 rue du Pont de Mayenne, 53000, Laval France French Lunch, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer +33 2 43 53 13 77 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Meridional-laval/429563063739939?fref=ts
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5 based on 169 reviews

Le Meridional

Reviewed By MomoAlsaco

Il faut pousser la porte , oublier l’aspect extérieur et s’installer ....s’il y a de la place. Après 13h 30 c’est jouable.Plats bien présentés , très agréables à finir avec un service hyper sympa.Si l’on s’arrête a nouveau à Laval, le choix est fait.

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