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“Excellent food and wine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Gueule du Loup

La Gueule du Loup
39, Rue des Arenes, 13200 Arles, France
+33 04 90 96 96 69
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Ranked #18 of 195 Restaurants in Arles
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
San Francisco, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Excellent food and wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This place was excellent. We were here back in June and it was probably the best places we ate on our trip to southern France. We didn't have a reservation, but were lucky as they had one of the tables upstairs available. We had a lamb and a beef and everything was really good and paired well with the wine selection. Overall a great experience.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“A class dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

we had dinner at this restaurant on the last night of a two week holiday and were we sorry we didnt stumble across it earlier. a tiny gem in a small side street near in the centre of arles, La gueule du loop is a superb little restaurant.ground floor front of house consists of 4 or 5 two top trtables and a four top plus the kitchen itself which opens onto the dining area allowing you to see whats going on behind the scenes.in fact our table was so close to the kitchen that i was able to shake hands with the chef whilst sitting down! It looked like a family run operation and our waitress was superb and very friendly.The food itself was magnificient and beautifully presented.A pea and mint puree was served complimentary prior to our first course of fois gras. we followed this with a filet of camargue bull that was cooked to perfection.Desert was a selection of homemade ices with a warm caramel sauce to die for. A glass of sauterne was enough to top off a perfect meal. There is an old fashioned french charm about this place and we will be returning in the future. including a bottle of cotes du rhone our meal came to approx 100 euros or thereabouts,which was very fair for the quality of the meal and for this part of France. superb.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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El Puerto de Santa María, Andalucia, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Uptight and Unimpressive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We went based off of the trip advisor reviews/awards and were unimpressed with the food and atmosphere. To the blind eye this place attempts a "rustic sophistication" for a reasonable price. But we found it to be pretty boring and stiff. There was a very limited menu and at 33 euro we expected more than what was received. The presentation was beautiful but everything tasted really bland. The only pleasant surprise was desert, but by then we were ready to go!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“So Lovely !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Dont take my word for it, just book and enjoy. Thoroughly delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere with excelllent service at this typically provencal restaurant.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This was the best dinner on a 3 week trip in France. Service was impeccable, and the food was excellent with a beautiful presentation. I had the Toro, which was a little rarer than anticipated, but still delicious, The leg of lamb was cooked to perfection, and another lamb dish was very good. It was balanced with a nice red wine recommended by the waitress. Desserts were creme brule and glace. Overall, this was an excellent value for the price.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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