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La Maison Jaune

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La Maison Jaune Review

This 18th-century retreat with a Michelin star in the Vieille Ville draws crowds of summer people to its pretty roof terrace, with accents of sober stone and lively contemporary furniture both indoors and out. The look reflects the cuisine: with vivid flavors and a cool, contained touch, chef François Perraud prepares fresh Mediterranean sea bream, bouillabaisse, grilled lamb from Provence, and other specialties on his seasonally changing menus.

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  • Reservations essential.
  • Closed Sun. and Mon. Mar.–June and Sept.–Feb.
Updated: 12-16-2013

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    La Maison Jaune Review

    June 2010 -- This is absolutely the worst restaurant I have ever dined at in my life! If I had eaten this meal as a guest in someone's home I would have wondered why the host or hostess would have a dinner party given their culinary skills. That the food was served in what was purportedly a Michelin-starred restaurant is inconceivable.

    The salad was over-dressed making the lettuce leaves seem like they were sauteed. The chicken dish I had was barely cooked and had no discernable seasonings -- even salt and pepper. Service tried to be 4-star but given the ratio of servers to tables, it was impossible. I finally told the server just to leave our bottle of wine on the table. When I asked the server to take my main course away -- saying "it was terrible and that it was not possible to eat it" -- no comment was made. Seemed like it was not the first time he had heard such a comment. Earlier in the evening, I heard another guest at a nearby table ask why the meat in his main course was so tough (and, therefore, mostly uneaten.) The woman said to her husband, "He just serves it, how should he know."

    Every other table was filled by Americans who were led to believe this restaurant was good. I presume French nationals avoid it as the over-priced clip joint it is. I also found it interesting that the two servers were German and Japanese. Perhaps a French national would be too mortified to serve such bad food?

    by SuzChicago, 6/29/10

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