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“Hidden treasure”

L'ecailler des Beaux Arts
Ranked #54 of 1,606 Restaurants in Montpellier
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 14, 2017

A long, narrow, well maintained dining room a bit stuffy on a warm evening - plus a nice, large terrace on the street. Perfect for a warm evening. Parking can be a pain. Staff is relaxed and friendly, but service is slow - a sign of understaffing. Make sure you reserve. This restaurant is popular.

The menu is largely concentrated on shellfish and lobster. Prices are surprisingly reasonable. The wine card is short and devoid of famous wines, but good if you were planning to have a wine of the region. There is a tinge of arrogance in presuming that you know better than the client which wine to drink.

The fish was fresh and prepared with good taste and lots of garlic. There were some remarkable details, like the potatoes and the salad dressing, both simple but made to perfection. I noted that there was no slice of lemon with my wife's fish.

If you like shellfish, this is a great place to go. It will be a good memory for a long time.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Thank Vijgeblad
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Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Okay, the location by a road is not ideal but the food is. We were the only tourists in a restaurant full of locals so that tells you something. We started with a mixed shellfish platter which was beautiful. We then followed this with a turbot to share. Everything was simply but superbly cooked.
Sadly we leave Montpellier tomorrow or we would return.

Merci!

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank AnneVam
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

The Seafoods were really fresh. It is somthing that you can not have when you live in Switzerland. The price was also ok.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank LaylaN46
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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to go and enjoy amazing seafood!!!the service is outstanding. Still missing my "crevette grise" but the waitress did the best to make me laugh about it. Bravo.

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank baby s
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Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We wanted some good seafood, found this place and good seafood was exactly what we got! An amazing dinner with my family. The food was excellent and you could really feel that they knew what they were doing. The staff is wonderful, so kind and takes the time to have a chat with all the customers so you really feel welcomed!

The prices was very reasonable for what you got, which was extremely nice and fresh food that could be hard to find elsewhere.

This place is definitely the place you should go to if your up to some seafood, but don't worry, if there's someone in your company who would rather have some meat they also have a really nice entrecote.

Enjoy!!

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank Karin A
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