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“Exceptional Christmas lunch”
Review of Le Vivier

Le Vivier
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$38 - US$96
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Since 2005 our Michelin starred restaurant offers a refined & sophisticated cuisine and exceptional wine list LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE OUR TEAM WELCOMES YOU AT LE VIVIER "THE FISH POND" The restaurant has an urban vibe with a spacious room, large windows provide great Sorgue River views, in the summer you can dine on our shaded terrace and hear the gentle splash of an old water mill Often surprising our cuisine is based on the on the best seasonal ingredients. Ambitious, creative, flavorful ...complex without being fussy.
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is an exceptional restaurant. We've dined here several times previously and have enjoyed each occasion immensely.

Christmas 2016 lunch was no exception. The fine cuisine was beautifully presented, service is excellent, attentive but not intrusive. The Christmas menu was exquisitely prepared.

A great culinary experience at a fair price. Le Vivier remains one of our favourites.

Thank Patty-perfection
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went for the Fete de St Silvestre at Le Vivier (New Year). At 115 euros in a great Michelin - starred restaurant this was an absolute bargain for 7 magical courses plus some lovely canapés.

First course huitres Gillardeau with beetroot and a liveche sorbet - lovely and interesting flavours.

2nd course huge gambas beautifully freshly cooked and served with a spiced sate sauce and a cauliflower puree

3rd course superb Wagyu beef rolled around mango pieces, with a bouillon sauce and yuzu

4th course wonderful fillet of John Dory with wild fennel, fermented cucumber straps and pineapple with dashi

5th course ris de veaux in a fried crust. Lovely

6th course was the star of the show for me : a light shortcrust pastry shell filled with a cheese mousse with slices of new truffles on top and chanterelles - absolutely magnificent

7th course a very light citron tarte.

Service from the charming Patrick Fischnaller and his team, including Antoine the brilliant sommelier and Natalie was brilliant and professional and charming as always.

With Antoine's help I picked a fabulous Pouilly Fume 2013 by Dagenau and a wonderful Mas Jullien Larzac 2008.

All finished off with champagne and dancing.

Brilliant! Cannot recommend highly enough - to my mind at 2* Michelin quality

Thank chiefchicken
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We have dined here several times over the years (and in fact booked a table here for this trip twice, a week
apart). One of our very most favorite restaurants in the world! With such high expectations, Le Vivier could have been a disappointment. In fact, it was quite the opposite.

The decor, always changing a bit, is still charming. (Alas, the goldfish toilet seat cover has vanished). While there are still some glass fish sculptures on some tables, a more floral theme is developing.

Service is superb! The waiters are friendly, helpful, very articulate in English. This is fortunate as our French skills are quite minimal.

But most importantly, the cuisine remains outstanding. Fresh, creative, and beautifully presented. Appetizer of red mullet with ravioli (beggars pouches) containing shiitakes , etc., and vegetables all dusted with seaweed powder. The main course duck magret was perfectly cooked, with Brussels sprout leaves and fruit confit. Dessert was a wonderful combination of chocolate, sorbet, and indescribable little bits which pop open some wonderful flavors in your mouth. All this, plus amuse bouches and mignardise comprised the daily market menu. We consider this menu du marche to be the best value in all of Provence.

We cannot wait to return next Tuesday!

1  Thank Bumbie
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Le Vivier last night to celebrate an anniversary. Wow! What an amazing experience we had from start to finish. The food was incredible but what really made it special was the service we received. The absolute best we have had in France.
We were a little nervous about coming to such a nice place with our very, very limited French. When we arrived my husband (in French) told them we had a reservation and then asked if they spoke English. Not only did the man who took us to our table speak to us in English, but every server that came to our table only spoke to us in English and made us feel so very comfortable. This was a small thing that made a huge difference for us.
Thank you to the staff last night who made us feel welcome in their restaurant and helped make one of our most memorable meals!

Thank HannahVee
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I have been traveling in France for a week now & I believe this is one of the top restaurants I have been so far! It was excellent except the service as it was quite busy when we arrived

1  Thank Ana G
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