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Le Patio

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117 route du Nord | Ler Tarifs, 13990 Fontvieille, Arles, France
+33 4 90 54 73 10
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 an appropriate price listed, but were handed the regular menu [more for the dinner or... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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...

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Bordeaux, France
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 excellent If you are going to add wine to your experience they have an excellent... More 

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United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and other objet d'art. The ballustrades seem to have been coated with a plaster giving... More 

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Norway
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife and I recently had a chance to dine here. As it was a cool night we ate inside the eclecticly decorated interior. The service was very good, as was the reasonably priced wine list. My wife said her meal was the best she had on our entire trip across southern France. We are cat people so we particularly... More 

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Lutry, Switzerland
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The place is a wonderfully restored barn where you are being served some great food with in a wonderful family ambiance and with a lovely service. Whilst I had the menu my wife got prepared a nice salad and was able to join in in some of the little servings in between. If I would be living in the area... More 

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Bologna, Italia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Restaurant located in the center of the village, and 20 minutes away from Arles. The restaurant has 3 different areas, 2 indoors and one outdoor ehich makes it very nice eating during summertime. They offer preset menus according to the seasonal products. Food is great. The chef is great and only high quality products. The staff doesn’t speak good English... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had been trying to eat here for a while, the reason we never because we always went when the restaurant was closed. On a very hot day we went to the delightful village of Fontvielle and had a lovely meal here. It really is a nice place with flowers in the garden. Service was smart and our orders taken... More 

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Reading
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222 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lovely little restaurant on the eastern outskirts of town. Run with elegant precision by the glamorous co-owner who really is quite charming. Certainly a very pleasant location in summer; through the arch and into the attractive courtyard with plenty of trees, shrubs and plants and, happily, lots of space between tables. So not too intense thus creating quite a relaxing... More 

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san francisco
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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I loved this restaurant --- I was staying down the street from the restaurant and went out for lunch --- found this restaurant --- wonderful garden setting so stayed for lunch --- I was so lucky. Starting out, Catherine is the most lovely hostess I have ever met (can't help falling in love with a place with her out front).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 route du Nord | Ler Tarifs, 13990 Fontvieille, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles  >  Fontvieille
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 54 73 10
Description
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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