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“Bouillabaisse” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Le Miramar

Le Miramar
12 Quai du Port, 13002 Marseille, France
04.91.91.10.40
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Ranked #472 of 1,449 Restaurants in Marseille
Price range: $52 - $148
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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“Bouillabaisse”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

came here to try the bouillabaisse, be prepared to pay 59 Euro per person, I was there alone and the seracing was huge, it was three fishes served for one person. The course consisted of a serving or soup with some bread followed by a serving of a lot of fish and a single mussel and one small crab on top which is not edible and according to the waiter was for decoration, only three pieces of potatoes was given in the stew. Totally overpriced for one person, probably they should think of halving the portion and price. The drinks are all overpriced as well

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The four of us all like bouillabaisse in its many versions and were attracted to Miramar by its promotion of their "authentic" one by an up and coming young chef. It got off to a good start with the amuse-bouches, but the main event was extremely disappointing - very salty, laden with paprika, five types of fish - 2 of which had an excessive amount of bones, one mussel (yes, 1 !!) and an ornamental shell creature that was not edible. None of us finished the serving. The desserts (unusual millefeuille and Grand Marnier flamed souffle') were good. Service was initially good, but became disorganized and slow as they got busier. Some of the othermain courses looked quite attractive and might merit consideration.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Beautiful food at a price you'll notice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Was recommended to come here by our hotel for Bouillabaisse.

It was outstanding although the servings were excessive - you definitely need any starters. Seriously - you could share one main here between two and still be full (unless you're American).

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Appalling, there is no other word.....”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Located in the old port and a magnet for tourists you expect it to be expensive, and at these prices you would expect the finest food and wine with outstanding service. The reality is that some of the food is ok and the service is at awful at best. Although there were seemingly a lot of staff on duty we didn't see the wine waiter for ages, but only after we had asked 3 times and the rest of the staff, including the maitre d, wouldn't take a drinks order. I think its also probably the first restaurant in France that didn't, at any time, bring any bread to the table.
After not a good start, things started to improve as the amuse bouches and first course arrived, followed by the owner who had been invisible until this point. Then it went downhill again. Main courses were average to poor and massively overpriced. We had to negotiate a reduction in the bill and strangely the owner was seemingly hiding in the kitchen.
You leave this restaurant feeling ripped off and that your evening has been ruined by people that have never run a restaurant before. I can only recommend that you enjoy the walk past this establishment.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Shocking service, exorbitant prices.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

A catalogue of disasters from arrival to departure. No service for 15 minutes on arrival. No wine for a further 15 minutes (one of our party of 6 then so disgusted he left). The most expensve House wine I've ever had (48 Euro) and pretty average. Bouillabaisse at 59 Euro probably the World's most expensive. But when it arrives 15 minutes after your friends have finished and arrives as a plate of soup and then - another 10 minutes later, the fish arrives - it got beyond an expensive joke. I left 80 Euros lighter after a long and unpleasant dispute with the staff, hungry, angry and feeling a huge sympathy for the cooking staff, who were producing some pretty good (if outrageously expensive) dishes. Avoid. Completely.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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