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“Best meal of my life” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Palme d'Or

La Palme d'Or
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Ranked #46 of 794 Restaurants in Cannes
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, Fusion
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Situated on the exclusive 'Croisette', the restaurant La Palme d'Or is the only 2-Michelin star restaurant in Cannes. The restaurant offers a unique sensory and culinary experience in an enchanting setting. Located on the first floor, overlooking the famous 'Croisette', the restaurant La Palme d'Or décor emphasizes the world of cinema and offers wonderful views of the Bay of Cannes and the Mediterranean Sea. Chef Christian Sinicropi finds inspiration in art, cinema, literature to create refined and inventive dishes, served in ceramic plates designed by himself and his wife.
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best meal of my life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

Best meal I've ever had in my entire life. We were there on our honeymoon and the staff even gave us a pineapple upside down cake as we were on our way out to our surprise. I highly recommend eating here if you can.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jason G
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amvmartinez, Mr SERVAIN Cédric Restaurant Manager at La Palme d'Or, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

We thank you for your encouragement.

We are delighted that you enjoyed the "spirit house".

Our chef Christian SINICROPI and our teams are at your disposal to ensure you a special moment.

We will be delighted to share our passion at your next visit.

We wish you all our congratulations and our best wishes for happiness

Hope to see you

Greetings greedy.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Memorable for the wrong reasons.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We chose this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, so were prepared to be wowed, and perhaps pay a little over the odds for it!
Location and service are hard to fault, but the choice of food and wine was limited, and the most memorable thing of the night turned out to be the choice of bread, and paying €40 for a couple bottles of WATER! We asked for a glass of champagne each (4) and were charged for 8! The only bottle of wine available cost €120.
Now don't get me wrong, this was a special occasion and we were prepared for this, but in the end the whole thing cost as much as our dinner for 4 at a well-known 3-starred restaurant in Bray, UK... and the La Palme d'Or menu simply does not hold a candle compared to that.
Disappointed. Would not recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
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46 reviews
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“Good experience but confused food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Ate here on our second night in Cannes.
Shared the lift up with chef Christian and were impressed with him , all the staff and the place .
Have to be honest most of the dishes had too many flavours resulting in not too impressive tastes with not one really memorable course .
We appreciate it's a competitive business but the crockery was a bit over the top when simple plates would have sufficed.
All in all a good experience, would we return - unlikely.
Had expected one of the best meals for a long time but can't say we got it.

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“La Palme P'oor”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Well you can't complain about the decor, layout or attentive staff.

A trip up in the lift and escorted in, then the Chef speaking to you personally at the table, waiters buzzing around it all looks like its going to be worth the money.

The menu is very limited, we were set on the house speciality of the Turbot for 2, 180 euro I think, but 30 tables (all full) we were told they are out after only 3 orders ??, so we go for the Red Mullet each, it was greasy and served up with squid ink, neither of us cleaned our plates. On to dessert and my wife's soufflé wasn't cooked and tasted like porridge.

The free bits in between the meals were presented well and tasty, shame we could not have only had them.

Service fantastic, Cedric looked after us well, but you go there for the experience, we have eaten in many top class restaurants around the world and if Gordon Ramsey visited that night I guess there would be plenty of hand slapping and swearing towards the Chef.

Christian Sinicropi, sort yourself out and let's have some meals that match the price.

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Really nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

The whole experience was really nice. The service is great, the people are nice and very correct and the food was good. If it would not have had 2 Michelin stars I would have said that the food was amazing, but having stars I had very high expectations and it didn't fully live up to these expectations. It lacked a little bit of creativity in my opinion. It is just the difference between generally good and mindblowing (I had a mindblowing experience in another restaurant with 2 stars so I had that as a frame of reference). But still, it was good enough. They do master the art of letting you feel you are a special guest. Maybe the fact that I eat vegetarian made it a bit harder on the chef in this meat eating country.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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