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l'Arpege

24 Rue Marchands, 68000 Colmar, France
0389242964
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Ranked #10 of 192 restaurants in Colmar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $38
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Organic
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

One of us cannot have cream or butter, a difficulty in France, where so much of French Food uses these two ingredients. The cook came out to consult with us directly, and what was prepared was inspired. The cook regarded our difficulty as a challenge rather than a chore.

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Chapel Hill, NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Lovely small restaurant that specializes in fresh food and the food was excellent. We enjoyed our Saturday night dinner there under the outside awing and complete with live music. We had bumped into one of the owners earlier the day before and booked a reservation based on our conversation with him. The restaurant has a young and energetic feel while... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This place doesn't look like much on the outside, but after making your way back through the corridor you will be surprised by a beautiful restaurant and garden area. The owner of the restaurant serves there and was more than accommodating (he allowed us to change our reservation the day of and even let us come in ahead of time... More

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Zollikon, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Found this restaurant quite by chance...what a great find :) The interior is small, but there is also a covered courtyard at the back. The food was very fresh and tasted delicious. Less choice towards the end of lunch. Go early. Good prices. Server was very pleasant. Pace of serving was quite slow - but French! It allows for enjoyment... More

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London, UK
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

It was a wet public holiday with no meseums open so as the clock chimed 12 it was time for both shelter and lunch. In these circumstances l'Arpege had the advantage of being able to look at the exterior menu under cover in the passage way leading to the restaurant, and I did not want "traditional" Alsacian food. However, it... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

On a week trip to Paris and the Alsace, this was the most enjoyable and delicious meal. Tucked away off the street, friendly and attentive service, inspired and tasty Menu du Jour. Delicious local wines. And extremely reasonably priced compared to other Colmar eateries. Honestly I wish I found this place on the first and not last day in Colmar!!

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Basel, Switzerland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I've been to the Restaurant L'Arpege after a long walk around the city in a beautiful sunny evening. We actually run into the restaurant by chance since it is kind of secluded in a small court. The goat cheese we had among the others on our appetisers plate was outstanding. Main courses were also very good. Simple and good. A... More

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ramstein-miesenbach, germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I visited this restaurant a few months ago on a beautiful sunny day. We ate on the quaint patio and the meal was lovely. We returned last week and wanted to try a different restaurant but they were full. However, sometimes things happen for a reason. I really enjoyed the first meal I tried there but this time it was... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Unbelievably charming little place which sets itself apart from the more traditional Alsatian-style places but still keeps true to authentic French, seasonal food. This is not the place to go for gigantic portions at cheap prices: I am sure L'Arpege will be steep for some, but I would say this is a case of "you get what you pay for,"... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

What a treat, and considerably better than the Michelin one-star where we ate for dinner. It's a comfortable restaurant with unpretentious service. Everything was fresh and well made, down to the potatoes that came with the faux fillet.

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