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“good, but not wonderful, hence low value” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Maison Jaune - CLOSED

La Maison Jaune
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
ann arbor, MI
Level Contributor
308 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
“good, but not wonderful, hence low value”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Had lunch here today on the terrase. The waiter was friendly and the area was lovely. We ordered a la carte since the lunch menu was not that interesting (gazpacho, smoked salmon and peaches for desert for 34 euros). Our lunch started with olives and an amuse bouche (basically a red gazpacho and smoked salmon of the lunch menu) My first course were the shrimp, which was nice, but there were only two shrimp for the high price. My wife took the green gazpacho of the lunch menu. It was fine, but not overwhelming. For our main, she had the rouget with pimentos. She liked it well enough, but as is often with rouget (red mullet) it was far too fishy for me). I had the cannette with peaches and ginger. this could have been a knock out dish, except that the duck was over-cooked, a sin for a french chef. The wine was fine, but unmemorable. We ordered sparkling water and were brought Badoit (our nickname for this is Bad Water). The waiter never mentioned they also had chateldon which we prefer. We did not take dessert or coffee, still the bill was 168 euros. We just ate lunch at a one star Michelin in ROme with what turned out to be a 4.5 course tasting menu for the same price. The novelty of the food there and the perfect preparation put today's meal to shame. The setting at La Maison Jaune is lovely; however, the value is not good. Thus, I would spend less elsewhere for an equal or better meal.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank aagourmet
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“" The Yellow House" Experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Looking to celebrate we searched out La Maison Juane in a quaint back street. Quite upstairs balcony dinning on a warm Provence evening. Attentive staff, degustation provencale & a diverse small A'La Carte Menu and extensive wine list, including a nice Verre vin Blanc Guinand by the glass. We both opted for the Red Mullett, with grilled peppers (Poisson Suavage) just perfectly cooked with a side of very fresh local vegetables. Finished with Tranches Chocolate Amer. bitter sweet chocolate small slice cake with a lemon cream sorbet, (decadent chocolate) every course perfectly presented. Espresso completed a excellent dinner. Michelin Star Chef, Francois Perraurd, and staff are to be complemented.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ozcats
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Storrington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“First class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

We have just had a lovely meal. The best (and largest) prawns ever, a succulent John Dory fish and an indulgent chocolate dessert/nice cherry soup. Top service (including the wine recommendation) and a good atmosphere. I cannot understand why this restaurant is not higher rated on tripadvisor. Not cheap, but worth every penny and a worthy holder of a Michelin star.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank A319
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Singapore
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Gem of a place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

We had the best meal so far on our trip in france and were pleasantly surprised by the quality here. We had the tasting menu and went home happy. The mussel soup was a tad too salty but the squid with red peppers was a good twist. The pigeon as the main was terrific and so was my lamb chop which i had it changed earlier. The desserts were light and we like the figs with raspberries. I think the price point is very attractive and would strongly suggest a try here.

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Thank AhweiSingapore
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Long Island, NY
Level Contributor
141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“No "star" this time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

We had a memorable lunch here few years ago. This time we wanted to try their dinner menu and called to make a reservation at 8 pm. We were told that there was only one table available but that was for 7:30 not later. Grateful that we managed to find a table we accepted. When we arrived at the restaurant promptly at 7:30 there was no oneelse and the staff were just getting ready for the dinner service. The next table arrived at 8:10! We tried to look at it from a positive point of view and said to ourselves "we'll have the chef to ourselves until the others arrive." We had the 58 Euro tasting menu and a bottle of very nice red wine. The tasting menu consisted of 6 or 7 dishes of which three were quite mediocre, especially the squid dish that was tasteless and the the squid was very tough. We were disappointed and concluded that it is not easy to maintain year-in year-out a very high standard in the restaurant business. Bottom line: next time we're in St-Remy, we'll look for another restaurant for our "dining pleasure!"

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank CPLongIsland
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