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La Taverne du Forum

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13 Place du Forum, 13200, Arles, France
04 90 96 08 80‎
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Norton, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on 2 occasions. There is no indoor seating, but who would want that anyway. The food was great and the staff was friendly. It was located right in the middle of Forum Square which is the place to be on a summer evening in Arles.

Thank bk218
Aurora, Illinois
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276 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

I'm not sure why this restaurant has gotten such bad reviews. We ate here twice and found the food to be hearty and the service was fast. We found all of the Plat du jour to be good, but we especially liked the salmon. The mussels were quite tasty as well. The first night we ate early and didn't have... More 

Thank Blabbott
San Francisco
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Some of the worst food imaginable. Nothing about this place is authentic and the food has no soul. You might as well lick the dirt off underneath your shoes as it probably has more going for it than this place.

Thank Narcissistically
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I had steamed mussels 2 night a go at next restaurant. That was so good. A lot of mussels meat were big and a lot of them. The sauce was so delicious. But we ate there 2 nights in roll, so we tried change to this restaurant. I am very disappointed their baked mussels dish. Breadcrumb was covered 2time of... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

nice open air restaurant in the square where Van Gogh did one of his very famous paintings. Waiter was very patient with us as we did not speak French. Service was very good. Food is prepared in a shop facing the square and delivered to your table warm and savory.

Thank Tom F
Toulouse, France
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We did not check reviews for this place before we had lunch here, and it was terrible. I ordered the French Onion Soup and I didn't eat it. It was thick and gelatinous with no flavor. I ate the cheesy toast on top and otherwise left hungry. Pasta Carbonara sauce was flavorless and also barely eaten. There are several places... More 

Thank Luc F
Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We had lunch here on an unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon in early April. It was pleasant to eat outdoors under the umbrellas. The place was very crowded and there was only 1 or 2 servers, but we were served in a reasonable amount of times. We all, ordered local salads (Nicoise, Arlesienne) and they were fine. The tables were close... More 

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Bethany Beach
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We wanted paella without a fuss, this was our choice. Cute, outdoors, nice service. Food comes over from pizza parlor across the street. Pamela was tasty, fair amounts of seafood.

Thank bethanygirl51
Arles, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Food was acceptable, but service and attitude was very poor. I regretted not spending a bit more for just about any other restaurant in the area they service. I asked for butter with the bread and they brought out three pads of frozen butter, when another basket of bread was brought out and I asked for more butter, we were... More 

Thank M W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Absolutely do not go to this place. Food terrible, owner a very rude woman. There are plenty places to eat in Arles, just not this one.

Thank Angela B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Place du Forum, 13200, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: 04 90 96 08 80‎

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?