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“Excellent local restaurant in the old City near The Picasso Museum”
Review of Le Safranier

Le Safranier
Ranked #209 of 669 Restaurants in Antibes
Price range: $30 - $66
Cuisines: Diner, French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Niche au coeur du vieil Antibes, dans la Commune Libre du Safranier, le restaurant Le Safranier vous invite a un vrai moment d'exception.Venez gouter au calme et au charme de notre grande terrasse ensoleillee, ideale pour un repas d'entreprises, un chaleureux repas de famille ou pour l'intimite d'un diner en amoureux a la chandelle.Decouvrez notre cuisine provencale et notre large variete de plats maison, du simple beignet de fleur de courgette a la cassolette de Saint Jacques et Homard, en passant par les trop longtemps oublies foie de veau poeles et rognons, ou encore le traditionnel aioli - decouvrez bientot notre carte complete dans nos images - laissez vous tout particulierement tenter par nos poissons frais de la peche du jour, cuisines sur le moment.Formule a 16€ le midi (sauf week-end) et a 39€ midi et soir.
Reviewed July 14, 2012

I went four times over a month period while studying French, including L'Aubergine restaurant which was very good. Safroinere is an autonomous small quartier in the old village with the key restaurant being the La Safrionere.

My first supper was a whole Dorado fish which was not great for me because this fish has lots of bones and I don't like to work form my supper. Lots of great local and family ambience.

The remaining meals were excellent including the Tuna, and the amazing pink lamb chops.

Desserts such as creme brûlée and tarte citron were to die for.

Location, ambience are hard to beat as this space is very open and yet concealed from open traffic

Service by this restaurant especially with the addition of Carol from Sardinia was superb.

Make sure you understand your choice of fish and if you are fussy with bones ask for fish ( poissons ) without bones or (sans arrete)

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ChristopherCavallo, Responsable relations clients at Le Safranier, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013
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Nous sommes heureux de vous signaler un changement de propriétaires (avril 2013), qui s'accompagne d'une nouvelle décoration et d'une nouvelle carte provençale pour le restaurant "Le Safranier".

Cordialement.

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Went to this restaurant once a while back, and found it very disappointing.
Fish overcooked & dry, vegetables over greasy.
The only nice thing about this restaurant was it's setting within a court covered in bougainvillas....

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ChristopherCavallo, Responsable relations clients at Le Safranier, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013
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Bonjour,

Nous sommes heureux de vous signaler un changement de propriétaires (avril 2013), qui s'accompagne d'une nouvelle décoration et d'une nouvelle carte provençale pour le restaurant "Le Safranier".

Cordialement.

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Reviewed February 3, 2012

The location is nice, in the heart of the old-town Antibes. relaxed and lay-back atmosphere. Menu is also typical but not extremely diversified.

Thank PhG06600
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ChristopherCavallo, Responsable relations clients at Le Safranier, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013
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Bonjour,

Nous sommes heureux de vous signaler un changement de propriétaires (avril 2013), qui s'accompagne d'une nouvelle décoration et d'une nouvelle carte provençale pour le restaurant "Le Safranier".

Cordialement.

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Reviewed January 8, 2012

What a pretty spot to have a restaurant. Walking past, you can't help but be seduced by the little French courtyard with its al fresco tables.

But I was very disappointed by the food. Out of a table of 6 of us, not one had a good meal. Overcooked vegetables, fish that tasted frozen, chewy meat. And it is not cheap either.

What a shame, as this could be a lovely restaurant, but it just does not deliver. I might give it another chance purely down to the location, but it will have to dramatically raise its standards for me to change my mind.

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ChristopherCavallo, Responsable relations clients at Le Safranier, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013
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Bonjour,

Nous sommes heureux de vous signaler un changement de propriétaires (avril 2013), qui s'accompagne d'une nouvelle décoration et d'une nouvelle carte provençale pour le restaurant "Le Safranier".

Cordialement.

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Reviewed November 9, 2011

The food is very typical from the region, excellent quality and very friendly service

Thank mg2708
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ChristopherCavallo, Responsable relations clients at Le Safranier, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013
Google Translation

Bonjour,

Nous sommes heureux de vous signaler un changement de propriétaires (avril 2013), qui s'accompagne d'une nouvelle décoration et d'une nouvelle carte provençale pour le restaurant "Le Safranier".

Cordialement.

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