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L'autruche

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5, rue Dulau, 13200 Arles, France
04 90 49 73 63
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
exceptional ingredients make this a star!

Using my lonely planetguide we lunched today at l'Autruche in Arles. What a delight!I personally love it when the chef has decided what I'm getting from what's available on the day. We had nearly raw tuna with fabulous mixed tomatoes followed by their house speciality of beef tartar Rossini with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
thatwhitewoman
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hungerford
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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hungerford
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102 reviews 102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Using my lonely planetguide we lunched today at l'Autruche in Arles. What a delight!I personally love it when the chef has decided what I'm getting from what's available on the day. We had nearly raw tuna with fabulous mixed tomatoes followed by their house speciality of beef tartar Rossini with foe gras.OMG! Delicious! The owner also chose us a beautiful... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Recommended as long as we didn't mind paying a little more, so we expected a little more, obviously. Food turned out to be not as good, quality-wise, as in previous two restos visited. When the patronne seemed to be interested in whether we'd enjoyed our meal, we told her, and found out that there had been a slight problem with... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stumbled on this great restaurant just off the main tourist strip. Run by a husband and wife team, it has a simple fixed menu - daube of beef with mashed potato, that changes regularly. They modified the main to suit our 9 year old and she devoured it. The service provided was superb, a bottle of wine was opened... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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73 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

L'autruche only has one fixed menu at lunch, but it was great. The menu the day we were there was gizzard salad (don't cringe, it was great), duck and a lemon tart. Wonderful setting in the old city of Arles.

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Los Angeles, California
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43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Staying in St. Rémy, we knew were going to spend the day in Arles so we called ahead and reserved a table for lunch. We are so glad we did. L'autruche turned out to be a charming, simply laid out restaurant with a very friendly female staff. Lunch was a set menu which made ordering quite simple. The meal started... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Best meal so far in France. Down a narrow street away from the the main tourist drag. We went for lunch and there was a set menu, but no problem there all was beautifully presented and we had some exciting new tastes and angles on familiar dishes. The first course took pumpkin soup to a whole new level, that was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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151 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Came for lunch with my wife, located down a small side street; had the figs/jamon/cheese as starters and the rabbit with ratatouille as our mains. Excellent friendly efficient service, good English spoken. The food was tasty and nicely presented. Together with the food and two glasses of red wine plus a coffee, the bill came to 68 euros. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This restaurant was one a couple of recommendations by the helpful staff at the hotel Particulier. Ou first choice was one recommended by Conde Nast, but it had closed down. we sat outside and were fed upon by pesky mosquitoes, but the atmosphere sitting outside made up for it. Good food and reasonable prices and most efficient service by the... More 

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We ate here twice, once for dinner and once for lunch. The service was always great, helpful with the menu, and obviously enjoying serving people. This young couple made both visits enjoyable. They're located a bit off Ave du Republic, but have a chalkboard on the walking street. Make it a place to go.

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69 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food here is just fantastic! A must try in Arles. We hade a tuna appetizer, cod and risotto with chicken as main. Very good and excellent presentation. I have to say the desserts could have been better, but they were still very good. Reservation needed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5, rue Dulau, 13200 Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: 04 90 49 73 63

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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