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Le Patio

117 route du Nord | Ler Tarifs, 13990 Fontvieille, Arles, France
+33 4 90 54 73 10
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“swordfish” (3 reviews)
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French, Mediterranean, European
117 route du Nord | Ler Tarifs, 13990 Fontvieille, Arles, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had dinner at Le Patio during a short visit to the region and were totally delighted with our choice.The setting is fabulous the moment you leave the street into this ageless farm interior court where dining takes place.The owners are your hosts and we...More

Thank Brisoso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good: The food was excellent, especially the asparagus soup and risotto with shrimp. Cute courtyard seating as well. Unfortunately, the service,while friendly, was rushed. Unusual for a Provence restaurant.We had barely finished one course when another arrived.

Thank shalmunzies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Third visit in five years, actually. We returned to Mausane les Appilles after five years and Le Patio was better than ever. Most of us ordered from the 45 euro price fixe menu. Most of us are real foodies and we thought it was transformative,...More

Thank Mollie T
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Nice setting in the coutyard. Warm welcome. Food simple and pleasant but nothing to blow you away at the price. Wine list was very vanilla in an area of so may interesting wines. Would I go back ? Too many other options to try first.

Thank Jean_Robie_Le_Chat
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Very friendly restaurant in a great setting with very good quality food. We couldn't sit outside as it wasn't warm enough, but the inside is very quirky and makes for a pleasant environment. The starters and desserts were the best courses, and the staff were...More

Thank keithamara
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We found this place in the Michelin Guide. it was just lovely. A bit cold for the patio, but the ambience inside was just lovely--rustic charm. Our meal was a great quality from the amuse bouche to the appetizer to the entree. We were totally...More

Thank ScottyP1952
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A long time had passed since we were last in Le Patio; so long that we could not recall the quality of the dining. So on this midi pass-thru of the village, we stopped in for lunch. We expected a midi menu or formule with...More

1  Thank Etranger2all
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Service was warm and friendly....and the food was impeccable and very creative.. the lamb was so succulent and flavorful.. they source most of their products locally..the restaurant has a lot of character...

Thank nubra
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Visited again this great restaurant after visiting the "carriers d'illumination" in Les baux de Provence The appetizers with the prix fixe lunch menu were a great variety of local tastes The main was lamb shoulder in a pastry packet - sublime and the desert was...More

Thank Jer D
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This opens on the dot of 7:30 and prior booking is recommended. We however just turned up soon after 7:30 and managed to get a table inside the converted barn. This is a high room with a mezzanine furnished with antiques like an old radio...More

Thank BartEcc
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21 February 2017|
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Response from trippingaround71 | Reviewed this property |
hi scottyp1952 i have been in this restaurant in summertime and i was very happy to have the table in their small inner courtyard. When my wife (american, she is a foody person!) and i went there, they only served fixed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 route du Nord | Ler Tarifs, 13990 Fontvieille, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles  >  Fontvieille
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 54 73 10
13 CATHERINE ET JEAN-PIERRE CÔTE - LE PATIO - FONTVIEILLE Une bergerie du XVIIIe pour écrin Jean-Pierre et Catherine Côte.Attribution du titre de Maître restaurateur de France depuis janvier 2010. Ils se sont rencontrés à La Cabro d'Or (Les Baux-de-Provence) il y a quinze ans. Elle était chef de rang et lui, chef de partie. Ils ne se sont plus quittés, travaillant ensemble chez les grands : Château d'Artigny (Tours), Alexandre (Garons), Le Prieuré (Villeneuve-lès-Avignon)… Gérants de l'hôtel-restaurant Benvengudo aux Baux-de-Provence, sur les lieux mêmes où le grand-père de Catherine Boxberger avait créé l'Oustau avec Raymond Thuillier, ils décident de sauter le pas et de se mettre à leur compte. Le restaurant Le Patio est à vendre. Ils sont séduits par cette ancienne bergerie du XVIIIe siècle dont ils conservent l'immense cheminée, l'abreuvoir, le râtelier, la terrasse et le jardin fleuri où ils feront pousser les herbes aromatiques qui embelliront "la cuisine méditerranéenne de goût" du chef. Ils s'installent le 1er mai 2006, investissent dans la cuisine, la décoration, le mobilier… Mais, le vrai changement, c'est la carte aux prix très doux (menus à 29 et 36 E) qui laisse la part belle aux produits du terroir, à l'huile d'olive de la vallée des Baux. Et aussi, une multitude de détails qui font la différence : les tables doublement nappées, l'argenterie monogrammée, les tableaux contemporains qui tranchent sur le rustique des murs de pierres. "Ici le temps s'est arrêté", explique Catherine. Comme à l'époque d'Alphonse Daudet, dont les ailes du moulin tournent sur la colline. Restaurant Le Patio à Fontvieille
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