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“Do this for sure” 5 of 5 stars
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Restaurant Lou Marques
9 Blvd des Lices, Arles, France
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Ranked #66 of 203 Restaurants in Arles
Cuisines: French
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Description: It is located in the Hotel Jules Cesar in Arles.
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“Do this for sure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

This was one of the best meals we've ever had. Expensive, but no regrets. Classic Provencal preparations, wounderful desserts. Couldn't have been better.

Visited March 2012
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Exquisite food - strange service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

We had a three course meal for two with pre-dinner drinks, a bottle of wine and coffees - total cost was Euro200.

This is the restaurant in the Jules Cesar hotel.

Food: beautifully presented haute cuisine. The local specialities - particularly the vegetables and the beef - are very good, and we had a fantastic flavoured fish stew. The desserts are spectacular in the decorated style: elaborate piles with spun sugar architecture etc.

Surroundings: there is an elegant and spacious traditional dining room but we ate on the terrace, which is nice enough but could be a bit more comfortable given the cost of the food. It is lovely and cool in the evening but the greenery attracts mosquitos a bit!

Service: hmm. It was OK but there was a sense that the team was not working together, with little mistakes, delays etc. This upset the family at the next table more than us, but it made us uncomfortable - and you dont expect to get that when you pay Euro 100 a head.

Overall it was good but with better service, a more comfortable seat and a more generous table it could have been spectacular and for that price it should have been.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, California
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“Wonderful special dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

We went to Restaurant Lou Marques for a special dinner to celebrate an anniversary. We had the special 60 Euro menu. There are several choices for menus ranging from 28-60 Euros. The meal was wonderful. The food was excellent. The most expensive menu is a real gourmet treat - but is really geared for true foodies. Also, expect to relax and eat a leisurely meal (at least 2 hours). We had an appetizer with sea urchin and langoustine and 2 main courses of turbot and bull (done "3 ways"). The best part of the meal was the kind and gracious service. The staff were wonderful - friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. We spent a week in Arles - and this is definitely the finest restauarant.

I would highly recommend Restaurant Lou Marques for a special dinner highlighting local, seasonal produce, seafood, and meats.

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