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L'Esquinade

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38 place Thiars, 13001 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 33 28 82
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
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Fri - Wed 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Waitress was really helpful food was fair , St jaques scallops was good ad the oysters were really excellent , fair prices also , touristic but good

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Thank Rita S
Perth, Australia
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Ventured here on a Wednesday evening and walked through "restaurant alley" where each restaurant has much the same dishes, prices and tries to hook you in. We chose L'Esquinade because the decor is nicer, better set out and looked brighter. The first female waitress who served us was one of the rudest we had encountered in Marseilles but we were... More 

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Thank 505John
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We found a bug in our food, service is borderline rude and extremely slow. Do not go there, there's plenty more restaurants in the area. During the order we asked questions about the oyster mussel and bulots appetizer and were told by our waitress that the mussels and bulots (type of sea snail) were raw. We refused saying raw snails... More 

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Thank SherriBMtl
St Neots, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We went here as a family with a child. We had a set meal @ €17 per person. The food was excellent and the service we had from our waiter couldn't be faulted. he was friendly, helpful and enjoyed a laugh. This restaurant was the best we visited this time in Marseille. Went our the night before and the meal... More 

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Utah
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

In the Old Port area of Marseille, you will find L'Esquinade. Keep walking. The service is terrible and servers are more likely to sneer at you than welcome you. Apathetic and lazy, this is not a good place to stop. The food matches the service...created with just enough energy to get by and not a moment of real effort. The... More 

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Thank travelandtrain
Lund, Sweden
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great food and the service was perfect. We had Boullabaisse and veal with mushroom sauce and both the food and the wine was excellent. The staff was very attentive which we have not been spoiled with during our stay in Marseille.

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Thank EvaB59
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We were kind of encouraged in by the owner or manager who said he would explain the menu for us. As soon as we were in he didn't bother with us. We watched him go round to other tables but we were ignored. The food wasn't hot and the service was borderline rude. We weren't impressed and didn't want to... More 

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Thank Vikky L
Ménerbes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The oysters were succulent and very tasty, the best I have had in the region. The prawns provencal had a bit too much sauce but my husband's veal with mushrooms and cream was delicious. The staff were friendly and the setting in the square was lovely. We didn't like the musicians who came and played in the square. The guitarist... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This tourist area is full of restaurants featuring a prix fixe menu. Most have the same selection of fish and local dishes. Most have the same price. Why we chose this restaurant was simple...they were busy with LOCALS! The atmosphere and service here was nice. Our waiter spoke English, made suggestions, and we enjoyed a nice afternoon lunch during our... More 

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Thank Charles S
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I found this place after a busy day at the office. Offered a three course menu 17 Euros which was delicious. Gave a good all round selection of choice. I had mussels, duck and chocolate mousse. Place was packed due to the European finals. Service was prompt. Highly reccommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 place Thiars, 13001 Marseille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
  • Phone Number: +33 4 91 33 28 82

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?