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“A hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Epuisette

L'Epuisette
Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France
04 91 52 17 82
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Ranked #17 of 1,496 Restaurants in Marseille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Charming restaurant in a wonderful setting. Exquisite sea food with a wine list to match, perfect for a long lunch as you gaze across the Med or a romantic evening dinner. Couldn't fault the food or service. Go, you will not be dissapointed !!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Marseille, France
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This was quite an experience. There were at least 4 or 5 staff members helping our table. The fish was fresh, even with a cage accessing the sea on the ground floor of the restaurant. More a gastronomic meal, small portions but oh so flavorful! I would gladly return.

  • Visited February 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 restaurant reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Real bouillabaisse!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We were told by a French woman that we know, that this is one of THE places to eat authentic bouillabaisse in Marseille. And we wanted to experience the real thing. First, the views from inside the restaurant are amazing--it's on the coast of the Mediterranean. The meal is huge so skip the appetizers. Your culinary journey starts with the amuse bouche, followed by a small gazpacho, then your bouillabaisse starts with a rich, thick fish stock served with bread and aioli. Next they present the whole fish that were cooked in your stock, they are then taken away to be separated from the bones. The fish is returned to your table, along with more stock. At the end of the meal, they bring around the cheese cart. Oh how I wish elaborate cheese carts were more common in the U.S. Theirs had about 15 cheeses and they all looked amazing. We didn't order desert, but they bring you 3 small bites of macaroons. Yes, the bill is going to be expensive, but that's just how it is. You'll eventually forget the price tag, but you won't forget the food or the views. Don't miss this experience.

  • Visited June 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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Balmain, Australia
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
“exceptional!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Last night we had the pleasure of dining at l'epuisette. The whole experience was exceptional. We chose the 95euro menu & loved every last little morsel of it!!! The menu was, stuffed zucchini flower & truffle, small boned fish with bruschetta, loup fish with mushroom crust & mushroom risotto, pre dessert of red berries, dessert creme brulee (like none other!!) and petit fours. All divine fresh flavours. The staff were friendly & helpful & fun. We also had a provence Rose for around 50euro. The setting is stunning, I don't think that there is a bad table in the restaurant. We loved it and thought it was well worth every euro. A real fine dining experience!

  • Visited August 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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Paris, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“A great Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

A beautifull place

The view let you breathless

The food is great. We had a bouillabaisse

The staff very professional

Prices are high but it desserve it

  • Visited July 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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