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“Fast, simple, reasonable quality French food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant de la Citadelle - CLOSED

Restaurant de la Citadelle
24 rue de la Citadelle, Saint-Tropez, France
04-94-54-81-19
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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194 restaurant reviews
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
“Fast, simple, reasonable quality French food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Fast service. Not fine, but reasonable quality food for fast service. Service depended on a person serving you with both positive and negative experiences.
Mozzarella salad was ok, nothing exciting. Black olives tart quite tasty. Children meals good.
Location is good. Sitting outside was nice.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Eat at the place next door (not here)”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Typical cozy provincial looking restaurant, right in the center of town amongst many other cute places. We got the fixed lunch menu, 15 euro salad, fish, rice and vegetable, but beware, my husband’s portion was ok, but my portion looked as if it were a cast off from a previous customer. When we complained about it, the waitress first pretended not to understand English (she used English fine to take the order), then my husband complained in fluent French and she replied “What do you expect we’re in St. Tropez”. If you want to go to a nice place, eat at the place next door after the soap shop; the local merchants eat there.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good location but the rest is bad”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

There are so many good places to eat in St. Tropez so stay away from this place. Service is really bad, the food was simple and cold (had to send it out again and they put it in the micro owen). The waitress almost got angry when we asked for some mustard to the french fries and so on. The turkey was dry and came only with french fries, not a tomato or anything.

Stopped by in a hurry as the one we were supposed to go to closed lunch earlier than expected.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin
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“Average, average, average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Restaurant La Citadelle occupies a corner position on the street leading down from St. Tropez's fortress. It's a great position to attract people, but the restaurant doesn't quite live up to its promise. Salads were disappointing - small and tasteless. I wasn't quite sure that the Caesar sauce was anything that would be recognized by other chefs who prepare Caesar salads. The mixed grill that arrived featured undercooked chicken and gristle-filled steak, not to mention the cold frites, surely a speciality of the house! The highlight of the meal were the coffees, which were at least hot when served. I'm sure that this restaurant has better days when the salads are tasteful and the chicken doesn't threaten salmonella, but it wasn't on the day that we visited. Such is life!

Visited July 2012
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vienna
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“a nightmare !!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

the worst culinary experience in the whole area. in most of france's factory canteens you get more refined food; at least better warmed over after having been pulled out of the freezer (half frozen olive pie). but what makes this place really a black spot in lovely st. tropez is the arrogant service, that does not take interest in clients complaints but simply serves you the bill. Better avoid this!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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