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“Authentic” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hostellerie des Arenes

Hostellerie des Arenes
62 rue du Refuge, 13200 Arles, France
+33 (0)490961305
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Ranked #125 of 195 Restaurants in Arles
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Authentic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We prefer to eat where there are few to no tourists , or an established local favorite . This restaurant due to it's location directly across from the arena did have a few tourists but as it was full both nights with first name basis people(locals) we knew we were in for an excellent meal. Yes we ended up eating here both nights since it was so good. I had for starters escargout , then roasted rabbit and finished with coffee and a pear tart . My husband had the beef bourginoun. This dining experience included no English spoken and our food was delivered via a "dumb waiter" remember the last time you saw one of them in service ? The staff were not bubbly but very efficient and the food was rustic and hearty for a good value (without wine approx.$50)

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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Denver
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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“Adventurous Eating in Arles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We had dinner here after a day of touring Arles. I am not fluent in French but know enough to get by. You will need at least some French if you are to dine here as they don't speak much English and don't have time to play charades to take your order. It is obvious they enjoy showing off the regional dishes and they are quite good at it too. The food was delicious and prepared with an eye for detail. The atmosphere is very inviting - it felt much like we were in someones home. Two in our party ordered the carpacchio of beef and salmon - it was wonderful. If you find yourself in Arles, do yourself a favor and try this place, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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