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Les Garcons

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18 rue du Poilu, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 (0) 4 93 76 62 40
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
perfect meal, great service

On a recent stay in Villefranche we went back to our favorite place. The food is spectacular, lovely courtyard setting and excellent service. The risotto with scallops is a must.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Molly A
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Nice, France
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Nice, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

On a recent stay in Villefranche we went back to our favorite place. The food is spectacular, lovely courtyard setting and excellent service. The risotto with scallops is a must.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Unspectacular despite looking good. Just general details missing and far too few staff for the custom. Deserts particularly poor

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It is refreshing to have food that is excellent in a sea of tourist restaurants that promise great views and do not deliver on food. This restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating. We chose to sit in the square, no traffic, just people eating from 2 restaurants. We had the lamb shank, and the meat just fell off the bone,... More 

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Baulkham Hills, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In a word - delightful. The setting is fabulous but the food is better. A small bowl of olives with a "house" dressing of olive oil and secret herbs and spices was a great intro. Octopus starter was succulent and very tender. Scallops with risotto, perfectly cooked with subtle flavours are highly recommended as are the wild prawns with a... More 

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France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have visited this restaurant in previous years and had a good experience and revisited with friends. Unfortunately there was more than one thing to complain about which deserved this review: Unfortunately we started a bottle of wine before we were informed that two of the main courses (both fish options) were unavailable and there was only one portion left... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Dined together with my wife at Les Garcons, first time in Villefranche-sur-Mer and did no planning, so purely by chance did we pass the little square where the restaurant is. It looked nice so we chanced it, no regrets apart from the calories.... We had filet of beef with foie gras sauce and grilled John Dori respectively, absolutely brilliant. For... More 

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Martley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My wife and I stayed in Villefranche for 2 nights - and ate here on both of them. This is unusual for us but it was that good. The setting in the old streets is lovely and we sat outside. The food is fresh and tasty - the risotto with scallops was amazing. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Never disappoints - we always know this will be our first meal and is quite simply best place to eat in this beautiful town. The staff are attentive and greet you like friends. Try the steak with foie gras sauce - it is to die for - as is the risotto with scallops.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The outdoor tables are cramped together in a courtyard surrounded by dark gloomy buildings and on a narrow back street behind the water front. Enticed by the special of sea bream for two, I failed to ask the price - €85! Considering the average price for main courses was €25 I felt this was extreme. In addition, the filleted fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very nice restaurant in Villefranche-su-Mer. It is located in the charming and narrow streets just behind the water front row of more expensive restaurants. They have seats both inside and outside in a tiny square they share with the tapas restaurant opposite. We were there on a Saturday evening in April around 8, and we managed to get the last... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 rue du Poilu, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 (0) 4 93 76 62 40

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions

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