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The capital of Normandy, Rouen can be found in northern France along the Seine. Rouen is certainly not lacking in incredible restaurants, from fine-dining gems to more budget-friendly options. With so many excellent dining choices, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best.
Tucked inside a 16th-century Gothic mansion with a warm, relaxing atmosphere, L’Odas is a wonderful restaurant specializing in French cuisine and is a recipient of a Michelin star. Within an intimate, light-filled space complete with contemporary accents, guests can savor an array of delectable meals created by Chef Olivier Da Silva. Offering lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday plus brunch on Sunday, L’Odas offers dishes such as foie gras with whelks (sea snails), lemon confit, and grilled bread, pigeon with puréed peas and bourbon vanilla jus, and exotic fruit for dessert.
As the name suggests, La Pêcherie serves up a variety of incredible fish and seafood dishes for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Within a cozy environment, guests will have access to a limited menu, however, the recipes are brimming with fresh flavors. The menu offers several different types of oysters and other seafood and fish delicacies, like European seabass with shell juice and ginger. Meat lovers won’t feel left out, thanks to options such as the sliced beef with béarnaise sauce. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted with desserts like the classic tarte Tatin.
La Pêcherie, 29 place de la Basse Vielle Tour, Rouen, France, +33 2 35 88 71 00
Located on the charming street of Robec, La Cornaëlle is a delicious crêperie that is no doubt one of the best in the city. Nestled inside a building brimming with old-world charm — think stone walls and exposed beams — the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The menu features a variety of regular and specialty crêpes, along with some sweet options for those looking to satisfy a sweet craving. However, if you’re looking for something savory and hearty, be sure to try La Rougemare with emmental cheese, egg, chicken, mushrooms, and curry cream or La Beauvoisine with egg, lardons, cheese and cream.
La Cornaëlle, 174 rue Eau de Robec, Rouen, France, +33 2 35 08 53 75