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“Buzzing Nicoise restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison
Gate Village 08 DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 439 0505
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Ranked #128 of 5,625 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Bistro
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The home of Cuisine Nicoise, whose origins lie in old Genoese cooking, is the old town of Nice where French Mediterranean cuisine has blended and evolved with the influences of Ligurian Italy across the border. Local produce, notably artichokes, courgettes, lemons, olives, tomatoes, peppers and girolles are used generously with sea food, meat and fresh pasta to produce a style that's light and healthy. Oil obtained from olives groves on the hills of the Alpes Maritimes behind Nice and extending into Liguria is used throughout.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Buzzing Nicoise restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

This place always has a good buzz and vibe. Its a gathering place for Dubai's pretty people so dress accordingly. The menu is well thought out and just about anything you choose will be excellent. The food is presented well and it's family style so easy to share. Wine selection is easy with the help of the funky, but knowledgable, sommelier. We,ve been four or five times now and it's probably our favorite restaurant in Dubai.

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English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“One of the best in Dubai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

I liked the restaurant in every aspect. The location is perfect as well in the middle of the city between jumairah and the old city. Appetizers are great, specially there is a cheese which I forgot its name, It is a must to try. All the dishes that I tried is good, I do recommend.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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105 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
“Too expensive for lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The food was good, but based on the overall experience, it wasn’t great value for money.

Food and Value:
I agree with another reviewer – the burrata is over-rated. It was good but I’ve had much better at cheaper restaurants across the globe. The scrambled eggs with black truffles was DELICIOUS… it’s charged at market prices, and while the truffle serving atop the dish was generous, the 275 dhm price tag when we finally got out bill, left me a little shocked.

I was disappointed that they didn’t have a special lunch time menu… the menu, prices and portions seemed to be the same for lunch and dinner. I guess it’s priced for fancy business lunches, given it’s location in DIFC.

Ambience and service:
The décor is nice and really has an upscale feel. They have an outdoor seating option as well, which was lovely during the day time. However, it was a bit difficult to get the attention of the staff at times.
The service was inconsistent… some of the staff were really warm and friendly… others were surly. They served my friend’s main course dish almost ten minutes after mine… they did apologize for the delay, and I understand that it is the kitchen’s fault… but this should not happen in a high end restaurant (despite the caveat on the menu stating “each dish is served when it is ready”)!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Amazing ambiance!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Loved the restaurant's design and ambiance. Food is great yet over priced. Gratin d'auphinois is by far the best I've had. A must to go in Dubai

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“5 star in all aspects”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is the standard by which other 5 star restaurants should structured upon.

Food and service was immaculate.

Quality ingredients and medium sized portions.

Dress nicely. It's an upscale place.

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