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Bistrot A Cote

21 rue des Carmes, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 90 47 61 13
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good27%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
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French, Mediterranean, European
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21 rue des Carmes, 13200, Arles, France
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1 - 10 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We cake by car, difficult to find and even more difficult to park! So we where late. After we arriving in the restaurant we bechamelsaus stressed by the staff. Small place, not a lot of tablets but the staff was runnning around and we tought...More

Thank Jacques C
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Surprisingly bland, uncreative food for what is ostensibly a good restaurant. Everything was just ok, but nothing sparkled. We finished few of our dishes. Plus the setting is downright cheap: paper napkins, wilting plants, rickety metal chairs. Far better food is available at better prices...More

Thank BeltwayAdvisor
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The food here was delicious, beautiful and abundant. The waiter was very helpful and informative. He helped us with our French to English translation and visited with us about our vacation. He was very attentive. We were amazed at the amount of food we got...More

Thank Diane Cori G
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The cooking wasn't impressive . I was shocked when the restaurant manager told me that it's how the chef likes it when I complained that part of the sea bass was uncooked. To my knowledge , sea bass is never meant to be eaten raw...More

1  Thank sporepanda
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Our Valentine's lunch at Le Bistrot was very good. The portions were generous and served at the perfect temperature. We opted for the beef and lamb for our main courses. Both meats were very tender and almost melted in our mouths. Their bread was excellent...More

Thank IanMumford
Reviewed 28 December 2016

They handled a lot of people at the same time with grace and efficiency. The food was unbelievable. Fresh oysters, a perfectly grilled tuna under a mound of arugula, olives and cherry tomatoes and 2-3 desserts. The wine was excellent. The staff was on hand...More

Thank Mirella Menglid... M
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Jean-Luc Rabanel's Le Bistro A Coté is designed to carry its clients back to the warmth and flavors of the kitchens of their mothers/grandmothers [this from their website]. Chef Rabanel has certainly succeeded; to the tune of 2 Michelin macarons and 5 toques from Gault...More

1  Thank vincent13520
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I had the tuna and my wife had the lamb which were quite good. What went terribly wrong was the service. We showed up a little early for our reservation which was when they just opened. The staff totally ignored us and jumped to seat...More

2  Thank TravelinWithTeens
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My husband and I ate here after recommendation from our holiday landlord. When we arrived we were shown you our table and waited a good twenty minutes before the waiter reappeared with menus. Both my husband and I opted for the 3 course option which...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Menu was 32 euros: we had a dip which we loved, oysters and foie gras [on same plate, worked really well] and gazpacho [good tabasco zing to it, jambon cru as well. Then we had tuna [a bit dry] cod [excellent] slow cooked lamb [wonderful]...More

Thank roeyNeEngland
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 rue des Carmes, 13200, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 47 61 13
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The Bistrot À Côté was created in the fall of 2007. It is located a few steps from the Workshop. Jean-Luc Rabanel drew on his memories of childhood and his early years learning the kitchen to create this open and friendly places. The chief, declined by its culinary philosophy in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. It uses its producers always to reinterpret the everyday traditional dishes, childhood dishes of those who were lucky to have a mother or a grandmother who could cook. Le Bistro joined Gault Millau in 2008 (2 toques) and the Michelin Guide in 2009. In 2013, A Cote was awarded a Bib Gourmand.
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