French, Vegetarian options
ClosedOpens at 19:30
$$$$ Price range per person 35-70 €
24 Rue Saint-Manvieu, Caen
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Caen, Normandy, France

After looking at Eglise Saint Etienne, have a meal at Initial. Do not delay your visit – seriously, the French cuisine is waiting for you. This restaurant offers nicely cooked amuse bouches, veal and salmon. The cooks here prepare good parfait, gâteau and brioches. Order delicious port wine, whiskey or champagne, it's a must when visiting Initial. It might be nice to enjoy great coffee, red tea or ice tea.

The great location of this place makes it easy to reach by any transport. The cute staff shows a high level of hospitality at this spot. Visitors say that the service is fabulous here. You will certainly be of high opinion about the modern decor at this restaurant. It's a Michelin one-star restaurant, the award is usually given for providing delicious food.

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Very disappointing. Tasting Menu with accompanying wines - no explanation of wines and poured too late. Service was grumpy and slow. Food was average. No idea why it has a Michelin Star
Service & food excellent, ambiente lets miss soul a bit.
The experience overall was okay .. despite the richness of the menu plus the quality of the food there were some service flaws that made our visit to Initial less enjoyable than it should have been ..- The service in general seemed messy, it looked like there was a lack of communication between the kitchen and the waiters. On the menu the main fish dish was meant to be serviced before the meat, despite waiting 30 minute for our dish the sommelier poured us a glass of red wine which seemed weird to eat with fish. 5 minutes later the waiters arrived with the meat. When told that the fish wasn’t served there wasn’t any apology nor any signs of surprise as it seemed completely normal. 10 minutes later we received our fish with no white wine as it was poured during the 30Minutes wait.- The wine pairings were good ,a nice selection, but the lack of explanation and involvement of the sommelier taking the time to explain why the wines matched the dishes made it appear like a regular every day meal. The only time where an explanation was give was when the orange wine from Alsace was servicedAlso, since there was a shortage of orange wine half of the table was served another wine.Besides these major points some details such as Men were serviced before Women at the beginning of the service.At the end of the service we were told that the extra glasses of wine for tasting were not counted for which appeared very unprofessional.All in all, It’s not a place not go to or avoid at any cost but the beauty of Michelin Star restaurants lies in details and on that evening they were severely lacking.
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24 Rue Saint-Manvieu, Caen, Normandy, France
Сredit cards accepted Booking Wheelchair accessible No delivery No outdoor seating No Wi-Fi No takeaway TV
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 19:30-21:15
WednesdayWed 19:30-21:15
ThursdayThu 12:00-13:15, 19:30-21:15
FridayFri 12:00-13:15, 19:30-21:15
SaturdaySat 19:30-21:15
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