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L'Atelier Jean-Luc Rabanel

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7 rue des Carmes, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 90 91 07 69
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Ok, the meal was one of the most extraordinary of my life. Truly inspiring. Combinations of flavors and textures I'd never encountered. It's definitely worth a visit for the meal. But everything else...omg...super tacky decor, like a cheap neighborhood sushi joint. Uncomfortable chairs. Very mediocre service...I had to serve myself water and wine repeatedly and wait ten minutes to flag... More 

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We had the 6-ish course dinner menu. The first few courses are served in what's been described as "starter room." You are then moved into a another room (with kitchen view). New York City readers: it's a bit like a smaller Shun Lee West -- but much, much brighter. Like you need to squint. Even our server admitted it was... More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We had the 11 course tasting meal and it was a wonderful selection of different flavours and delicacies. It was a perfect Christmas treat. The restaurant was tastefully decorated. The staff were very friendly and warm although slightly less attentive than I would expect. The staff explained the ingredients and presented each course. The wine recommendations were perfect and the... More 

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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

How can i describe this experience? Jean-Luc Rabanel is not only a chef, he's an artist. This experience was unique at so many level. We had a 16 courses lunch; i can't describe every dishes, but among other things, we had a Parmesan mousse, foie-gras with truffles, Asparagus Tempura with peanut sauce, bouillabaisse and so much more. M. Rabanel himself... More 

1 Thank Curious_Canucks
new england
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This meal was absolutely the low point of our vacation to France. The food was unimaginative and to the point of being bland. The flavors were flat and repetative The service was horrible. They did not even refill water glasses. They had zero command of English even though on the day we went for lunch 2/3 of the clients were... More 

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Cape Ann, MA
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132 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Save your money. It was nearly impossible to find the place or to find the nearest parking. The food was depressingly bad, swimming in oil at dinner and swimming in grease at breakfast. We were so exhausted by dinner time (trying to find the place) that we came down late, we were not permitted to eat inside because we were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A special dining experience! Chef Rabanel did not disappoint! From the moment we walked in we were treated like royalty! The Maitre'd welcomed us, showed us around and explained the order of service for the evening. We went on a warm, stormy night, which made it so nice to be welcomed and treated so well. The atmosphere in the "starter... More 

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ne england
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177 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

we had high hopes but no....we were there for dinner, which started in a little room with a huge chunk of bread which was nice but not exactly what you need to whet the appetite, more to dull it. The other appetisers were interesting, and I enjoyed the emphasis on veg. Then we went through to a brightly lit room... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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166 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

You have to like vegetables to come here as every plate is created by vegies... Meat, fish are only secondary and not in every plate. You also need to have an empty stomach when you start as the minimum ismade of 10 dishes. Some dishes were more tasty than others, but in a set menu with no choice, this happens.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Although a 7 course lunch is not our norm, it was a great adventure. The food was amazing.;delicious, creative & beautiful. The service was exceptional; the best we had in a restaurant on this trip. Would definitely go back.

1 Thank beverly p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$95 - US$140
French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 rue des Carmes, 13200, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 91 07 69

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