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La Petite Maison

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Gate Village 08 DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 439 0505
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The home of Cuisine Nicoise, whose origins lie in old Genoese cooking, is...
The home of Cuisine Nicoise, whose origins lie in old Genoese cooking, is the old town of Nice where French Mediterranean cuisine has blended and evolved with the influences of Ligurian Italy across the border. Local produce, notably artichokes, courgettes, lemons, olives, tomatoes, peppers and girolles are used generously with sea food, meat and fresh pasta to produce a style that's light and healthy. Oil obtained from olives groves on the hills of the Alpes Maritimes behind Nice and extending into Liguria is used throughout.
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 336
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Over rated

Been to this place a couple of times. Found it over rated. Food is ok though pricey. Service is not great. Seems to be very popular but still not sure why

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
DPMMumbai
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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584 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

One of the worst places I re-visited lately. Crowded, noisy like hell, you sitting close to your neighbors table like in a college canteen,... But the best part is...you know what makes it French -beside the name-? The apron of the waiters. But don't tell me anything else is French. Because you serve a bad and too cold foie gras... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Been to this place a couple of times. Found it over rated. Food is ok though pricey. Service is not great. Seems to be very popular but still not sure why

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Manama, Bahrain
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I passed by just for a cup of cappuccino and loved it a lot. Very French ambiance, bright interiors right in the middle of DIFC area. Great!

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Carlsbad, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Having been to London location, could not wait to try. We were not disappointed. Not quite the same ambiance and old world feel, however food was nonetheless excellent. Our server was a little green and was over her head for this type of establishment though.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The restaurant is always busy and I can understand its for a reason. Food is good and we went on with the recommended dessert and its is great as claimed too. We were in a rush as we were late for our dinner reservation but food is prepared rather quick. Overall gave us an enjoyable dinner with great food minus... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I can't praise La Petite Maison high enough, great atmosphere, great food, great service. I've been there twice in the last 6 months and I've found that sometimes a good restaurant fails to wow on the second visit but La Petite Maison doesn't disappoint. Go there, relax & enjoy the lovely atmosphere with a glass of excellent rouge.! You have... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My second visit here for dinner. This is a small, busy restaurant where, as other reviewers have noted, the tables are very close together. You can have an intimate dinner with your loved one but it will also be quite intimate with others around you! This is not to everyone's liking but to me it makes for a buzzing, noisy... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Having read the excellent reviews, we went for lunch just two of us. Everything was going great, food to die for but suddenly our table for two became a table of 4. The tables are so close together, two gentlemen on a business lunch were literally a hands width from our table. At one point we actually commented on our... More 

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Bedfordshire, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We went with family who raved about this place. According to them, it's the best place to go. Always busy. Always bustling. Always great service, the fact that the food is placed in the middle and you share is a plus not a minus. They are always right. Try it. You won't regret it!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A very long anticipated dinner for two. Cocktails at the bar are above average fo Dubai but not excellent, even though I have to conceed that waiters are extremely helpful and professional. Good list of wines but food was definetely above average. We ordered the scargots and got sea snails, which are much bigger and - personal opinion- less tasty.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gate Village 08 DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 439 0505

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

The home of Cuisine Nicoise, whose origins lie in old Genoese cooking, is the old town of Nice where French Mediterranean cuisine has blended and evolved with the influences of Ligurian Italy across the border. Local produce, notably artichokes, courgettes, lemons, olives, tomatoes, peppers and girolles are used generously with sea food, meat and fresh pasta to produce a style that's light and healthy. Oil obtained from olives groves on the hills of the Alpes Maritimes behind Nice and extending into Liguria is used throughout.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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