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“Fantastisch ”
Review of Restaurant L'Arbe

Restaurant L'Arbe
Ranked #7 of 63 Restaurants in La Clusaz
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Mixed grill was great! (5/5)
Friendly réception (5/5)
Great Meat with café de paris sause you can cook on the table! Special & fantastic (5/5)
Nice bouche a la reine (4/5)
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1  Thank Werner J
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Ski resorts can often be full of very average places to eat as skiers fill up on stodge after a day on the slopes. But L'arbe is a cut above. The food here was just fantastic and staff were great. Our French is not great but the waiter helped us with the menu and we all were really pleased with our choices. The chicken stuffed with fois gras came in a gravy that was sublime, we were all dipping our bread into it. I played safe with a mixed grill kebab, served on a skewer with salad and dauphinoise potatoes. Very healthy portion and the meat was tender. Other choices round the table included a venison dish and a fondue. All were delicious. The surroundings are all wooden beams and cosy nooks and crannies. I would advise booking ahead at weekends as locals all love this place and it can get really busy.

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1  Thank lynnemoo
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Went to this cosy restaurant on the last night of our holiday and it was really good. I had roasted veal bone marrow on toast and my wife had pork cheek terrine as starters. Both were excellent. For main I had slow cooked pig cheek in beer and honey and it was amazing. My wife had stuffed chicken and she tells me it was amazing. The wine flowed. Everyone was patient with our attempts at French, but they were all able to speak English. If I come back to this town I will be eating here again.

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2  Thank Robert K
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get the last table here and instantly loved the warm atmosphere and very friendly service. Our English speaking waitress was simply fantastic, she was very busy attending to the full restaurant but always with a lovely smile on her face. We enjoyed the dumplings, slow cooked pork and the risotto, all of it delicious but the pork was outstanding and homely with wonderful flavour. The bread served was the best we have tasted in Europe with its chewy crust and soft centre. Such a wonderful evening of food and friendly service.!

3  Thank M0ZGirl
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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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3  Thank Uponamoor
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