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“A first class gastronomic experience”
Review of La Vague d'Or

La Vague d'Or
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Ranked #1 of 305 Restaurants in Saint-Tropez
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$175 - US$379
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Awarded three Michelin stars, five Toques and a rating of 19.5/20 by Gault et Millau, La Vague d'Or invites guests on a magical journey between land and sea. Arnaud Donckele's creative mastery ensures an unparalleled experience which combines exceptional cuisine and wines from around the world selected by the head sommelier. Arnaud's cuisine is a rustic journey through the Mediterranean. On one hand, it gives guests a peek into Provence, flirting with the subtle flavours of sun-ripened vegetables and the aromatic richness of the region's fresh herbs. On the other, it transports diners across the sea to taste the nutty essence of exotic argan oil. Much like a flavour alchemist, Arnaud composes his dishes as naturalist paintings. Throughout the season, guests may dine in the elegant restaurant or on the umbrella-covered terrace for a stunning meal with dazzling views of the sea. 2017 Season: Thursday, May 4th to Saturday, October 7th
Reviewed 20 September 2013

From our arrival to leaving - in a complementary taxi to our own hotel - we had the most wonderful evening. My wife and I both had the set fish menu and each course was a masterpiece in high quality cuisine. The flavours and textures all complemented each other very well. Service was excellent and we found the wine offerings to be very acceptable. Out fourth visit to a Michelin starred restaurant this year and it was the best, as indicated by its three star rating. A nice touch was to meet the chef Arnaud Donckele after the meal. The evening was of course very expensive, but you not live once so why not? The only negative was that we had to return a spoon which was dirty and a basic error this should not happen. Overall well deserving of its rating.

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1  Thank A319
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ORaveyre, Directeur général at La Vague d'Or, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Dear A319,

Many thanks for your excellent comment about your experience at La Vague d'Or. Very pleased to read that you enjoyed the cuisine as well as the service.

Our hotel as a shuttle that can drive you back to your hotel on a complimentary basis should it be within Saint Tropez. I am pleased you enjoyed this service too.

Thanks for your feedback about the spoon issue.

I hope we will have the pleasure to welcoming you again at La Vague d'Or.

Best regards,

Olivier Raveyre
Directeur

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Went here for my boyfriends birthday celebration and it was a celebration of good service, great food, amazing company, beautiful weather and wine! I think 3 michelin stars puts excessive pressure on both restaurant, it's staff and its customers - sometimes the onus is more on getting everything perfectly right which could take the fun out of the experience! However our server Sarah Benahmed was exceptional, when she introduced the food she did so with the brilliance of a professional magician and her passion for presenting food came right through! I have dined at many beautiful restaurants and have never seen a presentation of this sort!

The food was great as you'd expect from a 3 Michelin star but did it take us through a journey like the vue de monde, The Square and The Waterside inn? Maybe? How many times can you use the lobster with foam trick across the menu?

One of the things that slightly bothered me was despite early reservations and clearly informing the restaurant that my partner doesn't eat sea food (took the trouble if specifying all the sea food possible so there was no confusion) they didn't remember to take note of it and I had to get up and remind the staff after oysters, lobster cakes were being dished out with not much for the non- sea food eater..

They bought out a delish birthday cake and complimentary champagne - it was a huge feast and we were very happy at the end of it! Lots of laughs, good humour and a great enjoyable memorable experience!

Service was superb! Food was as you'd expect and the overall experience was brill! 3 people 1000 euros with wine, not cheap but worth the experience!

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2  Thank Maryoola
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ORaveyre, Directeur général at La Vague d'Or, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Dear Madam,

Many thanks for this excellent review left on Tripadvisor and for choosing La Résidence de la Pinède to celebrate such an important event.

I am delighted that the experience was up to your expectations. I made good note of the shortfall regarding your boyfriend's allergy. At "La Vague d'Or", we are recording all our clients’ preferences and allergies to ensure we deliver a more personalised experience each time you are coming. I regret that the information was not passed correctly on and will investigate on this issue. This to ensure we avoid reoccurrence in the future.

I will pass on your kind words to Sarah, who will be, once more, extremely touched to read that her work is well appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you back.


Best regards,

Olivier Raveyre
Directeur

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Expensive but very nice.

We had spent a great evening !

The wine was amazing !
The meals were a success.
We really enjoyed.

And what to say about the view ?
Romantic and peaceful !

Repas cher mais délicieux.
Le vin était divin !
Les plats un vrai succès/

Et que dire de la vue ?
Romantique et paisible.

Un bon moment...

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ORaveyre, Directeur général at La Vague d'Or, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2013
Google Translation

Madame,

Merci de votre message concernant votre expérience à La Vague d'Or.

Nous sommes ravis de lire que vous avez passé un agréable moment.

A très bientôt,

Olivier Raveyre
Directeur

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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

As to be expected the food at La Vague d'Or was excellent. But what gives this restaurant it's 3 Michelin star rating is the outstanding service. My husband and I had dinner here one night while staying at La Residence de la Pinede on our Honeymoon. While the restaurant is very pricey, it's definitely well worth it. Everything from the team of servers to the setting along the Mediterranean was unforgettable. A must-experience while in Saint Tropez!

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ORaveyre, Directeur général at La Vague d'Or, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2013

Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

Many thanks for your comments left on Trip Advisor and for choosing us to spend your honeymoon.

Look forward to having you with us again soon.

Best regards,

Olivier Raveyre
Directeur

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

I booked a table at Residence de la Pinède (restaurant la vague d'Or) end of july due to a marriage proposal. We got warmly welcomed and had a drink first at the cosy lounge outside. After, we got the best table, just in front of the sea. Also the red rose I asked the restaurant beforehand was arranged well. We had both the 5-act dinner with lots of surprises and best dishes + service from Arnaud and staff. After all, a PERFECT dinner and finally, I got the YES. Could not be better :-) Thank you all,

cheers

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