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“Enjoyable meal, good value for price” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistrot A Cote

Bistrot A Cote
Ranked #58 of 255 Restaurants in Arles
Price range: $23 - $49
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Bistrot À Côté was created in the fall of 2007. It is located a few steps from the Workshop. Jean-Luc Rabanel drew on his memories of childhood and his early years learning the kitchen to create this open and friendly places. The chief, declined by its culinary philosophy in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. It uses its producers always to reinterpret the everyday traditional dishes, childhood dishes of those who were lucky to have a mother or a grandmother who could cook. Le Bistro joined Gault Millau in 2008 (2 toques) and the Michelin Guide in 2009. In 2013, A Cote was awarded a Bib Gourmand.
Gex, France
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Enjoyable meal, good value for price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

We very much enjoyed our outdoor dining experience at the Bistrot a Coté. Although the service was a little slow and several of the menu choices were not available, the food was nicely presented and very tasty. We would gladly eat there again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disregard of customers”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We booked a table at this restaurant as it was recommended in the Michelin guide. When we arrived we were given a table and a waitress gave us some olives. Then nothing more. Many waiters were rushing around and working hard but no one gave us a menu or asked if we wanted a drink. Other customers were getting frustrated as although there were a lot of waiters all seemed confusion. One waiter even kept leaning over our table to reach a bucket of cold water bottles but wouldn't let us have one. After waiting for 25 minutes and being ignored and witnessing what was going on at other tables we decided to leave. The food may well have been excellent when and if it ever arrived. We have never had such bad service anywhere else.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Kiel, Germany
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A wonderful dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

We've just returned from A cote. This is a small cosy bistro restaurant next door to atelier Rabanel. Delicious food, friendly waiters, tomorrow we'll go again!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nadja K
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Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

The staff at our hotelbooked this for us and we were so pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was fun and the food was absolutely delicious. We had the 29 E set priced meal. The food was gormet, wonderful flavors. The presentation on the plates was beautiful and the service was good. Plates were being brought in from the chef's more expensive restaurant next door. We felt like we got an excellent value and a special experience.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, IL
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886 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
“High quality food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

This bistrot provides excellent quality food in a less-formal atmosphere then l'atelier. The daily menu has quite a good variety of selections. You can even see some of the food being brought in from the associated restaurants on the square, as well as observe the jamon being sliced off the pig's leg. The wine list is also very impressive. A very-high quality, modern cuisine experience.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anna H
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