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Restaurant l'Atelier de Jean-Luc Rabenel

7 rue des Carmes, 13200 Arles, France
04 9091 0769
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Ranked #28 of 194 Restaurants in Arles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $44 - $147
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Another recommendation by the efficient staff at l'hotel Particulier. Very popular and usually heavily booked we chose to eat at the bistro where most diners were. A short and sharp menu was somewhat underwhelming, leaving us wondering what the hype is about. Nonetheless some lively entertainment was had when the Swiss tourists at the adjoining table most politely noted that... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

From start to finish this was the most amazing dining experience, as I had hoped from its 2 Michelin star rating. I booked online several weeks before and received a prompt reply. The staff were very professional and the restaurant artistic decor and ambience were great. Of course we wanted the chef's choice of dishes (10+ courses - we lost... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I participated in the Surprise Menu - about 20 innovative courses over several hours. The pacing was good, but the experience was dampened by the rushed, flustered and sometimes faulty service. There was bumping/hustling among the waitstaff which prevented us from slipping into that easy meal space. Silverware was dropped, a sauce pitcher delivered to our table... More

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We love food and have eaten at a number of highly-rated restaurants so there is the risk that we will become somewhat blase. But Chef Rabanel's emotional cooking worked completely. He does mean to elicit surprise and delight and his dishes, colorful and layered with taste, deliver just that. We also welcomed his emphasis on working with vegetables and herbs.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We opted for the 7 course menu with wine, and the food and drink was exceptional. There wasn't one dish that wasn't memorable! An unbelievable culinary experience, topped off by a very helpful sommelier, lovely friendly staff and even a personal greeting from Jean-Luc Rabenel himself. A meal we will remember for the rest of our lives.

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England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were left standing outside for the table for several minutes. The front of house were very rude and acted as if we had inconvenienced them. They gave us a terrible table and walked off. They were too busy. In the end we got up and walked away.

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Paris, France
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

When you have been lucky enough to eat at many great restaurants worldwide, you end up trying to figure out what makes one more memorable than another. Eating at Jean-Luc Rabanel is real experience. This is for me one of the most creative chef I know alongside Marc Veyrat and Pierre Gagnaire when they were at their best in Megève... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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275 reviews 275 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We ended up here by chance, had not checked my guide Michelin before the visit in Arles started. Reserved, went there, and thoroughly enjoyed. What a tastes! And interesting, not too expensive wines. A great night!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Cold dishes, ridiculous portions, arrogant service. Try another restaurant during your stay in magnificent Arles.

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Four of us had the 10 courses. Several more starters were also served. The food was all very interesting but it was too much and there isn't enough time for this amount of food. Plates were whipped away to get more courses served and at one stage plates were taken while one of us was still eating. I couldn't relax.... More

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Additional Information about Restaurant l'Atelier de Jean-Luc Rabenel

Address: 7 rue des Carmes, 13200 Arles, France
Phone Number: 04 9091 0769
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
Average Prices: USD 44 - 147
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

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