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77 rue Augustin Tardieu, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 90 97 74 51
12:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Mon 12:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

We stumbled across small restaurant merely because it was close to our hotel. I am never to sure about restaurants in such a touristy places however this was a sheer delight. Beautiful prepared quite simple food and very pleasant helpful waitress. We loved it.

Thank lucas69lucas69
Dublin, Ireland
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219 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great Dinner! Great Waiter&Chef! Great Spot! We went for the 3 course menu plus coffee and wine and I would do it again. Dinner was good, you can talk and enjoy the company while not bothering other customers. Tables are maybe a bit small but everything fits on them and this is enough. Waiter was great, mosquitoes were biting us... More 

Thank Vincenzo S
Colchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This restaurant is located slightly away from the main tourist trail but has a great view of the Roman arena - the food is superb and the owner is the best ! - she is attentive and helpful. You need to book to ensure a table.

Thank Stuart A
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This restaurant is small, but the food is delicious. I'm always cautious about restaurants being too close to a major attraction, but this restaurant did not disappoint and the owner was caring. I highly recommend it.

Thank chris9876543
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner at L'Ecrin, a small restaurant that sits across the way from the Roman arena in Arles. We enjoyed the large, fresh salads that have all kinds of small bits of veggie mixtures and cheeses. I had the lamb ribs which were beautifully presented, richly seasoned, and finished with a mustard sauce. So good, and... More 

Thank Barbara F
Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We happened on this spot when walking around the coliseum on our last night in Arles. The menu was posted and looked good so we sat at table on the terrace. Our server was very friendly and helpful since our french is pretty terrible. We ordered three courses and a carafe of house wine - super good food, great ambiance... More 

Thank Brianna B
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Quite possibly. Our B&b host, who is a chef himself,recommended this restaurant and we were so happy he did. Located near the arena, this small restaurant- which I think is run by a couple-she waits, he chefs- is charming and the food is excellent. We are used to 'local/sustainable where we live in Northern california-, but this restaurant takes it... More 

Thank Michael R
Grand Bend, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Although the menu selection is small by North American standards (which is fairly common in Arles), there was enough choice for us. We were rewarded with delicious food beautifully presented. The appetizer was a wonderful combination plate of slices of baguette with melted cheese, roasted peppers, tapinade, pesto, and sauteed mushrooms. Our one main was roasted duck with grilled vegetables... More 

Thank Lily P
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Wow! This is a great find in a town too full of touristy mediocre restaurants. We had an excellent meal, in a charming atmosphere, with attentive service. We walked out feeling like we had struck gold! Our three course dinner was beautifully presented - so lovely to look at, but even better to eat. The moderated price (70 euros for... More 

Thank Sandra F
Montauroux, France
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Loved this small restaurant recommended to us by our hotel. The lady serving was charming and the chef who seemed to be working on his own did a grand job. The three course meal was reasonably priced and delicious. My husband cannot stop talking about the chocolate fondant dessert, which he absolutely loved. A very pleasant evening.

Thank hodgsonfrance

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 31
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 rue Augustin Tardieu, 13200, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 97 74 51

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