Fodor's Expert Review L'Epuisette

$$$$ Marseille Seafood

Artfully set on a rocky, fingerlike jetty surrounded by the sea, this fine seafood restaurant offers gorgeous views of crashing surf on one side and the port of Vallon des Auffes on the other. Chef Guillaume Sourrieu has acquired a big reputation (and a Michelin star) for sophisticated cooking featuring the fresh catch of the day—Atlantic turbot in citrus rind with oxtail ravioli, and slow-cooked sea bass baked in a salt-butter crust and walnut oil are some top delights—matched with a superb wine list. Save room for dessert: the chocolate tart with bananas and pepper ice cream is amazing. The fixed-price menus aren't cheap (lunch, €75; dinner, €110, €145) but they're a better deal than à la carte.

Seafood Views Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$ Romantic Service

Quick Facts

158 rue du Vallon des Auffes
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  13007, France


Known For:
  • Stupendous seafood
  • Lovely setting
  • Fixed-price menus worth the high price
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., Mon., and last 2 wks in Aug., Reservations essential

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