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Bistrot A Cote

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21 rue des Carmes, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 90 47 61 13
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was delicious, beautiful and abundant. The waiter was very helpful and informative. He helped us with our French to English translation and visited with us about our vacation. He was very attentive. We were amazed at the amount of food we got and how well it was presented. Here are the photos of our meal.

Thank Diane Cori G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cooking wasn't impressive . I was shocked when the restaurant manager told me that it's how the chef likes it when I complained that part of the sea bass was uncooked. To my knowledge , sea bass is never meant to be eaten raw . If it's the way the chef likes it to be , why only part... More 

1 Thank sporepanda
Ottawa, Canada
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110 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Our Valentine's lunch at Le Bistrot was very good. The portions were generous and served at the perfect temperature. We opted for the beef and lamb for our main courses. Both meats were very tender and almost melted in our mouths. Their bread was excellent and a perfect addition to soak up what's left on your plate. For dessert we... More 

Thank IanMumford
New York City, New York
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132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

They handled a lot of people at the same time with grace and efficiency. The food was unbelievable. Fresh oysters, a perfectly grilled tuna under a mound of arugula, olives and cherry tomatoes and 2-3 desserts. The wine was excellent. The staff was on hand for any request although they were getting really busy. Kudos to the place for food... More 

Thank Mirella Menglid... M
Jackson, Mississippi
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118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Jean-Luc Rabanel's Le Bistro A Coté is designed to carry its clients back to the warmth and flavors of the kitchens of their mothers/grandmothers [this from their website]. Chef Rabanel has certainly succeeded; to the tune of 2 Michelin macarons and 5 toques from Gault Millau. This lofty state -- and our interest in his L'Atelier and Bistro A Cote... More 

1 Thank vincent13520
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I had the tuna and my wife had the lamb which were quite good. What went terribly wrong was the service. We showed up a little early for our reservation which was when they just opened. The staff totally ignored us and jumped to seat another group that arrived after us. We finally made it known that we had a... More 

2 Thank TravelinWithTeens
Hobart, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

My husband and I ate here after recommendation from our holiday landlord. When we arrived we were shown you our table and waited a good twenty minutes before the waiter reappeared with menus. Both my husband and I opted for the 3 course option which consisted of the pressed watermelon and tuna for entree, tuna and foie gras, cod cheeks... More 

Thank Karen S
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177 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Menu was 32 euros: we had a dip which we loved, oysters and foie gras [on same plate, worked really well] and gazpacho [good tabasco zing to it, jambon cru as well. Then we had tuna [a bit dry] cod [excellent] slow cooked lamb [wonderful] Finally cheese/lemon meringue/stewed apricots [the latter a bit dull, could have done them myself] They... More 

Thank roeyNeEngland
Paris, France
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Next to the reknowned Rabanel's atelier and under the same management, le bistro offers a genuine menu at the price of most other mediocre quality places in town. The cuisine is not so fancy and the service less impeccable than at l'atelier but It is an excellent choice

Thank gabexp
Perth, Australia
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Five of us were seated outside, as was everybody else, and we were told that if the rain came there was a table inside. The maitre d' was helpful and efficient, and we soon had a winelist, which is limited to a couple of decent grower champagnes, and local reds and whites, all at medium to high prices for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$48
French, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 rue des Carmes, 13200, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 47 61 13
The Bistrot À Côté was created in the fall of 2007. It is located a few steps from the Workshop. Jean-Luc Rabanel drew on his memories of childhood and his early years learning the kitchen to create this open and friendly places. The chief, declined by its culinary philosophy in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. It uses its producers always to reinterpret the everyday traditional dishes, childhood dishes of those who were lucky to have a mother or a grandmother who could cook. Le Bistro joined Gault Millau in 2008 (2 toques) and the Michelin Guide in 2009. In 2013, A Cote was awarded a Bib Gourmand.

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