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“Over priced, tasteless over cooked crab, wrong order delivered due to frantic pace the staff work at”

Le Bar a Huitres Place des Vosges
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Ranked #2,326 of 16,978 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $44 - $179
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Le Marais
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“Over priced, tasteless over cooked crab, wrong order delivered due to frantic pace the staff work at”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

The waiters operate at such a pace that everything is noisy and frantic. Typical French waiters, unfriendly with an offhand manner.
The shellfish was well presented and with the exception of the crab tasted Ok. The crab however was awful. It had been over cooked to the extent that there was no brown meat left in the shell at all. The white meat had no taste WHATSOEVER, and I suspect may have been frozen after cooking due to he texture of the white meat. However this texture may have been due to the over cooking.
The meal was €98 for 2 sea food platters, it would not have been good value at half that amount. The portions were OK, but bear in mind most of what is presented is shells!!
Clearly the buyers for their crab have never seen let alone tasted a Cromer or Newlyn crab, or maybe I have been spoiled in doing so!!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Better places in Paris”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

I should have listened to the reviews. We had a friend who had highly recommended this place so we went despite the average reviews on TripAdvisor and the reviewers were right. This was one of our most expensive meals in all of Paris and nothing really stood out. The order of mussels did come with more mussels than I've ever seen in a bowl (not exaggerating, it looked like more than 50), but they were just boiled in water and sort of plain, and my husband's crab was just so-so. Everything about the place was just so-so.

  • Visited July 2013
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Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good food, albeit overpriced..”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Professional and correct service but most certainly not friendly nor helpful.
The food was good but not exceptionnal. On the menu every dish came with a suggested wine, however we found the wine quite overpriced.

Visited July 2013
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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very nice place but very expensive too”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We've been there in the week-end, it was very crowdy, but nevertheless the waiters were very professional and friendly. The food is good but we were a bit surprised by the price of the water... Only 11 euros! A bit too much if you compare with the wine. Ayway, it is a fine place, but take care, if you have a wait a little bit, there is no bar where to drink a glass.

  • Visited July 2013
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PARIS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“way too expensive”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

It used to be one of our favourite's in Paris. Deadly fresh oysters and seafood. But it changed a few years ago into a kind of artificial place. The seafood and fish are still excellent but the place has become way too expensive : at least around 100 euros for a seafood platter (no oysters are worth that price).
So what do we pay for here ? The menu on digital tablets ? The managers should be a little more realistic and understand anyone can find the same quality at a better rate in other restaurants in Paris.

  • Visited June 2013
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