Les Arcenaulx: "superb beef and fish" Marseille Restaurant Tip by SSlatter

Marseille Restaurants: 62 reviews and 104 photos

Les Arcenaulx is a restaurant situated in a small complex of shops (books and gifts) which are all connected. The restaurant itself is fairly grand but it falls on the right side of pretentious: it`s not what I would call "snobby" at all. But don`t get me wrong. By no means is this a cheap restaurant. In fact it`s more expensive than average, but the old adage is "you pay for what you get", and this is certainly true in Les Arcenaulx`s case. We were a party of 5, and we started off with a glass of champagne each which was on the house. Nice start. We decided to skip the entrées and went straight for main courses: Tournedos Rossini, Steak Tartare, and Filet St. Pierre. The beef was superb, as was the fish. We drank a red: Chateau Pibarnon, which was on the pricy side at 55 euros the bottle, but which was also superb. The bill for 5 came to 266.45 euros, 89.45 of which was drinks. Good coffee too. Recommended.

Address: 25, Cours d`Estienne d Orves, 13001 Marseille
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: A short walk from Quai de Rive Neuve at the Vieux Port.
Phone: 04 91 59 80 30
Price: US$31-40
Rating: 4
Theme: French

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 4, 2007
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