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“Best lunch/dinner in Villefranche sur Mer” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Oursin Bleu

L'Oursin Bleu
11, Quai Amiral Courbet, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
04 93 01 90 12
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Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Harwinton, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best lunch/dinner in Villefranche sur Mer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

this is the best food in Villefranche, or many places...the food in the town was not great, but I would recommend this restaurant in all cases! the owner/service was charming outside (a stellar view) or inside (an exceptional aquarium, including rare coral)

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Moscov
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Food to DIE foooorrrrr.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

People seriously my husband and I we can't get enough of this chef Jerom's food. Apologize if I did not write name correctly. But this time we actualy meet the Chef and he is so so nice and sweet. Every time when we are in this area, and we are often, we can not miss the opportunity to come here. I think we tasted almost all from menu... The Lemon tiramisu is knock-out OMG it is so so creamy and tasty and the lemon gives it such an touch that all works so fantastic...All is so creative you can NOT have an boring meal here like that you can usual find in others restaurants. BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Our regular restaurant in Villefranche-Sur-Mer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We have got into the habit of visiting Villefranche-Sur-Mer every year. And, for many years, L'Oursin Bleu has been our lunch spot of choice. Now, it is on the expensive side. But the food is prepared with some flair and artistically presented. (Unusually, the portions are also very satisfying). We have always been looked after very well and found the service to be spot on. The place does have its quirky side. If you take too obvious an interest in the spectacular tropical fish tank, you will get a detailed tour from the owner, who seems to be intimately acquainted with the life, loves and personal habits of all the specimens!

  • Visited December 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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New Limerick, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Will not return,,,,,,”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Visited this restaurant one night last week, and we should have read the signals,,,,there were 4 others dining there.

We were served by a young waiter, who was good at his job, but unfortunately, his colleagues and , in particular ,the Maitre d' , was unpleasant, and as is a sure sign of someone who hates his job, was condescending, and attempted to make us feel insignificant, which says more about him, that us!!! I ordered a glass of white wine & in the home of good wine, was stunned that there is no choice, you take what you get ....and then you give it back. We just finished our main course and left, and after so many visits to this idyllic town, this was the only restaurant which left us feeling disappointed.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Would definitely return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Stunning view over of the bay of Villefranche with their charming sailboats...
We were enjoying the relaxing atmosphere, hospitality of staff, really good food and, of cours, lovely local rose wine!
Menu is quite creative, my main course with a lobster was great and so attractive, as well as the scalops in the provencal style of my friend.
Interior is stylish and respectable. The service is very good and helpfull and the owner is so attentive to all the guests that seems impossible!
Simply a pearl of the harbour

I would sincerely recommended this restaurant to my friends.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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