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“Very meaty!”
Review of Restaurant L'Arbe

Restaurant L'Arbe
Ranked #12 of 65 Restaurants in La Clusaz
Price range: US$40 - US$60
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very good if you like meat; authentic, rustic, cosy; and overall good value for a typical Savoyard menu with one or two unusual twists on offer.

My partner and I had an unexpected meat-fest here. My starter of bacon in a pastry crust was all bacon (properly a chunk of a shoulder of ham), with any crust baked away to near oblivion. The meat literally fell apart, and had evidently been cooked for a long time; the portion wold have been good even for a main course! My partner's starter was a salad, equally well sized. For mains we had braised beef, and tartiflette, with options for accompaniments - we had chard, not your everyday veg, and this was cooked to be very tender; again, my meat was tasty, succulent, and sublime in texture. We shared a nougat glace for dessert which was an interesting mix of flavours and textures, with an unusual hint of charred nuts. All of this was accompanied by a couple of aperitifs, half a bottle of Apremont, a pot of tea, and free shots of home made Genepi. The bill, at around £50 each, was good value.

My one criticism was that the restaurant felt one table too packed (ours), exacerbated as the place was deservedly busy throughout. The staff were pleasant, and kept up a hectic pace between them, always with a smile. One of the chefs worked on a range at the back of the restaurant, which in any case has a very homely theme, adding to that feel - as the sub text says, 'like Grandma's".

Overall, very good - though you'll need to like meat (unless you go for the ubiquitous cheese fondue).

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very nice and cosy restaurant, everything was great and the portions were quite generous. The menu was limited to a few dishes, whatever we tried as of excellent quality and taste. A bit expensive but definitely worth it.

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Thank Dina G
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

We eat here once a year when we are in la clusaz - had dinner there 28 january- again it was excellent - the service is friendly and very efficient- the menu is traditional French - I love le croustillant starter - And if you like Rose wine from Provence the Peyrassol Le Clos is super.

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Thank millview10
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Been in La Clausaz for three days. Eaten in some very good restaurants. Loved them all but this one is the best.

Thank Davidchaplin
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Everywhere seems to be fully booked and we walked in to try our luck! Phew. There's a free table for two! It's really a lucky find. The service staff are very attentive. The restaurant had a cosy feel. We had the mixed grill and the pork cheeks. You can watch the staff grilling the meat at their open fire. What a treat! The meat are really succulent and tender. Oh my.. The sides of fennel and crozets are super yummy too. We must come back again!

Thank Cleo l
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