Initial

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#3 of 982 places to eat in Caen
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French, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: 29-75 €
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24 Rue Saint-Manvieu
Caen, Normandy, France
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Both Eglise Saint Etienne and Initial are recommended for visiting. All the guests love the menu that offers gorgeous French cuisine at this restaurant. To taste nicely cooked veal, amuse bouches and salmon is a truly good idea. Take your friends with you and enjoy good parfait, gâteau and brioches. Delicious port wine, whiskey or champagne are worth a try here. A lot of reviewers point out that you can have great coffee, red tea or ice tea at Initial.

It's easy to find this place due to its great location. The energetic staff works hard, stays positive and makes this place wonderful. Service at this spot is something one can call fabulous. The beautiful decor will satisfy the taste of every visitor. It's a Michelin one-star restaurant, this award is usually given for providing tasty food.

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wedding lunch wine list
beef veal amuse bouches fish cheese courgettes parmesan tuiles camembert foie gras

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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.
Well deserved Michelin Star. Keep it up!
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Address
24 Rue Saint-Manvieu, Caen, Normandy, France
Features
Сredit cards accepted Booking Wheelchair accessible No delivery No outdoor seating No Wi-Fi No takeaway No 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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