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“Worse than ever” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Cafe La Nuit

Le Cafe La Nuit
Ranked #215 of 255 Restaurants in Arles
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Montclair, New Jersey
Level Contributor
35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worse than ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

Over the years, we've overlooked the only so-so food, the cramped tables, and the hustle and bustle of the setting to take a meal here. Today will be the last time. I went over in the afternoon to make a reservation, and the waiter told me the reservation would cost 20 euros. When we arrived, there was no table for us; another waiter told us to wait outside and we would be given free apéros; another waiter then told us that was wrong and we should wait elsewhere outside. Finally we were invited back inside, only to find our party spread over 3 tables. The service was rude, actively ignoring us, bringing five pieces of bread for six people, and on and on; the help also smoked inside, in violation of French law and to our annoyance. The food was as always -- unimaginative, not overly fresh, poorly presented. Extraordinarily disappointing.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Arles, France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“even more than terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

such a nice place to see, but do mind stepping outside and only have pics of it, instead sitting for anything : food (or whatever they are pretending it to be...), drink (yes, it is liquid for sure, but what is it really, ...well ???), service (have a guess;) )

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Arelate67
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Danville, IL
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The dog was friendly.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

I feel bad about rating this place as a restaurant since it should probably be in the attractions category. We ordered coffees and shared a small pastry. The coffee was okay and so was the pastry. It was a little pricey, but hey, this place still sort of looks like the painting. There are clean restrooms upstairs but the lights are on a timer so beware. An earlier reviewer commented on all the tourists taking photos...I apologize. Since this place is on a main tourist artery it wouldn't hurt to stop and take a photo. Heck, get a coffee and use the facilities while you have the chance. We did have to wait for just a bit to pay our bill while the owner took her dog to the street for a potty break.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Good if you don't mind being photographed!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We only had drinks here so I can't comment on the food but the service was good and there was no pressure to drink and go. Sat and read one afternoon with a glass of beer without being bothered. As it is a famous Van Gogh painting there are LOTS of tourists taking photographs so you have to be aware that you're going to be appearing in lots of photos mainly in the USA & Japan. If that troubles you sit elsewhere!
There is a bit of a premium on the price of of your drink, but you are in an iconic spot so it's to be expected and it's not too expensive.

Visited September 2013
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Warsaw
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Stay away”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Yeah, famous place if you're around. Take a pic but think twice before you decide to order some food. The dining is dreadful.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank lmicio
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