Restaurant du Cours, also known as Chez Jean.: "Best for Corsican atmosphere. Sartene." Corsica Restaurant Tip by pfsmalo

Corsica Restaurants: 26 reviews and 25 photos

  Old Sartene.
by pfsmalo

This is really a locals restaurant and the "ambiance" shows, Jean the patron, shaking hands with everyone and sharing jokes and a glass or two. Of course, Corsican music in the background and from time to time someone stands and sings along with it. A cave type brick roof maries well the smoky chimney and narrow passage between the tables. Get here early or you'll run the risk of not getting in unless you reserve. One point, the law against smoking is barely respected here, and much of Corsica for that matter, so if you don't want cigarette smoke wafting around you, ask for an outside table (even in October you can eat outside up 'til 21.30 without feeling the freshness.

Two menus here @15 and 23.50 euros plus the card of course.

This restaurant is one of those rare places where I would recommend without hesitation, please go see if you have the chance. The restaurant is not open at lunchtime but every evening inc. Sunday.

Favorite Dish: Apart from the Chevre Chaude for hors d'oeuvre I can't for the life of me remember what I had after. So taken with the atmosphere of the place, plus the couple of house digestifs that were offered by Jean, just can't remember.

Address: Restaurant du Cours, 25 Cours Soeur-Amelie 20100 S
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: In the one way street that runs along the left hand side of the church in the centre of Sartene.
Phone: 04 95 77 19 07
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 17, 2011
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