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L'Oursin Bleu

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11 quai Amiral Courbet | Email, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 01 90 12
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had the fixed menu €44...well worth the money! Especially the seafood risotto, fresh sea bass and crepes suzette...Definitely recommend. Right on the seafront. With stunning views.

1 Thank Cheriejane
Mays Landing, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This seaside restaurant is an elegant place with excellent fresh seafood. Very polished classic French service yet all at once very warm and welcoming. This is a wonderful place.

2 Thank John G
London, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't believe we were sitting outside in the February sunshine with a sea view tucking into excellent seafood. This restaurant must be booked solid in the height of season and why not.

2 Thank gremmietraveller
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had seafood in mind and that s what we asked. "Turbot "fish ( in french)for 3 persons , and it was extremely subtle. With a basket of lightly cooked vegetables of all kind and a mashed potatoes , with olive oil. My daughter tried seafood tryout and that dish came with all sorts of side dishes. But the best... More 

2 Thank 625marinette
Bucharest, Romania
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not hesitate to eat here. Everything is fresh, tasty, and the view of the bay is wonderful. Ask the waiter about the catch of the day, try some oysters, and of course do not forget about an excellent rose Cotes de Provence. Lunch was a delight

4 Thank mihai_vereanu
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I had an excellent lunch, with the fish cooked to perfection.....very fresh and very moist....accompanied by a variety of equally well prepared vegetables. The Crèpes Suzette dessert finished the meal appropriately. The service was lackluster.

4 Thank PatriciaMacD
United States
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321 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

One of the few nice restaurants open in January. Very pleasant meal. We all ordered the fish selection which was amazing. Quiet , lovely view and excellent service.

3 Thank Vsm09
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely French food and waiting staff, great location and white table cloth service, upmarket from brassiere style establishments elsewhere locally. We were there in winter so did not need a booking, and the waiters were very attentive. They accommodated other diners with dogs and children with good grace.

4 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
South East
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278 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went here for lunch after a walk around Villefranche. Very good fish and great desserts especially Crepes Suzette.

5 Thank frankthewool
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We chose L'Oursin Bleu for our New Year's Eve dinner because we had a wonderful dinner here in April, 2014. The ambiance was once again fantastic, and the staff was fun, professional and gracious. They seemed happy to engage with us in French including the history of the water and other interesting details of the dinner. We were concerned when... More 

4 Thank Dobson W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 quai Amiral Courbet | Email, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 01 90 12

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?