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“High priced, delicious food with horrendous service”
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Ranked #17 of 114 Restaurants in Cassis
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Mill Valley, California
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“High priced, delicious food with horrendous service”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Walking along the port of Cassis, we were offered many choices of the restaurants that align the waterfront. We picked Chez Gilbert, recommended by our hotel. It was obviously the most popular at dinnertime and was crowed. We were lucky to get a table immediately. We sat next to a Frenchman with an American wife and an elderly French lady of 94 years, celebrating her birthday with them. They helped us navigate the menu and we were ready to try some of their suggestions. Having had a late lunch, my wife and I only wanted enough to share. That was our downfall. When explained to the waiter, he said no, we must order two meals, so my wife gave her order and I ordered a salad. Our waiter disappeared and we didn’t him see again for 30 minutes. And that became the pattern for the evening. Even our new friends at the adjacent table thought our service was unbelievably bad. No, we wouldn’t go back.

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“PRETENTIOUS OVERPRICED SNOTTY CHICHI RESTAURANT!”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Nothing more to add ......Full-on tourist trap. Avoid, there are far nicer places in Cassis.

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Amsterdam
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Look elsewhere”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

We were recommended to eat here, by our B&B. This is a typical sea front restaurant that depend more on the location than what they actually offer. The food is nothing special, in fact the fish and the duck were seriously over-cooked. The waiters are more interested in having a cigarette. Basically it’s a tourist trap, with prices to match. There are much better places to eat in Cassis.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank LRA2008
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Excellent fish! We had fish and seafood. Very good quality and good desserts.

Visited June 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
400 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Great but pricey”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Boulliabase was very good, but not really my thing. Grilled dorade was excellent. Great view. Most hotels will recomment Chez Gilbert. If you tell them which one sent you, you may get a complimentary glass of champagne (especially if the hotel makes the reservation for you).

Visited May 2012
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