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Oustau de Baumaniere
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Jean-André Charial joined his grandfather Raymond Thuilier in 1969, at the tender age of 24 and then training with some of the greatest French chefs of the time, including Troisgros, Chapel, Haeberlin, Giradet and Bocuse. A passionate and generous man, Jean-André Charial favours a classic style of cuisine, rooted in the soil of Provence, showcasing local produce, where garnishes do not hide the essential nature of any dish. He believes in having l'Oustau de Baumanière, his 2 Michelin stars restaurant evolve with the times, by modernizing its menu, while still respecting
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Unfortunately this place is not what it used to be. Everything way downhill, especially the horrible service. Not worth the $$$$

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2  Thank sc175
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Jean André C, Propriétaire at Oustau de Baumaniere, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

For almost 70 years we have always worked hard to go uphill and I feel really sorry for your disappointment.
Jean-André Charial

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We went there during our tour in Provence. We got their degustation menu. The pakistani origin of the brother chefs impacted on the food. All dishes were great, but the red sniper and the lamb were marvelous. A good Chateauneuf-du-Pape was a good pair for the whole meal. Perfect service.

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

This luxury hotel is set below the amazing old town of Les Baux. Les Baux is an old city in Provence with cobble stone streets and quaint little shops. This is a sure place to visit while heading from Paris to the French Riviera.

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We were guests at the hotel and dined here on Christmas. The restaurant was very nice, although I did experience something very disappointing for a restaurant of that caliber.

I am a vegetarian and when we made the reservation, we made this known to them. When we checked into the hotel, the receptionist remembered this and confirmed we would have no problem at the restaurant.

So I was quite surprised when the waitress gave me an aperitivo of foie gras. We politely told the waitress that I was vegetarian, and as she took the plate away, she huffed in my face! Not only is unacceptable for a 2 Michelin star restaurant to make this mistake, the worst part was the waitress was extremely rude and huffed in my face.

The rest of the meal was fine, we found the sommelier to be a little haughty, but that´s typical for a young couple dining in a nice restaurant in France. We found the meal to be overpriced, as most of the dishes were simple traditional French dishes with no twists. Disappointing that the chef did not take any risks, you expect some creativity and surprises in a michelin restaurant.

However, we did find the restaurant manager to be very kind and hospitable.

All in all, if you´re willing to spend this amount of money, you could have a better experience elsewhere.

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6  Thank Sara Y
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Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

The food was good, but for the price and pomp that surrounded it, not worth it! My father read about if before our trip and really wanted to go, because of rave reviews, but we were disappointed. Just not up to the quality we expected of a 2 Michelin started restaurant. And overly poncey, which I suppose can be expected but we could have done without! If you like fine food and fine wine, you can still do better, at a much Better price, elsewhere.

4  Thank Nicola J
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