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“Disappointing”
Review of L'Ovale

L'Ovale
Ranked #212 of 2,150 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$38
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centre
Description: Dans un cadre chaleureux et conviviale, nous vous proposons notre menu à 18,50€ et 22,90€ Euros, une carte comprenant un vaste choix de plats typiques du sud ouest (cassoulet, daube, magrets, foie gras, etc...) ainsi qu'une variété de plats du jour du sud ouest comme de notre belle région niçoise. Pour les amoureux de bons produits, nous vous proposons également de venir déguster nos plateaux de charcuteries, nos assiettes de fromages, ou tout simplement de venir prendre un verre dans une ambiance chaleureuse en plein centre de Nice. , Poussez les portes de l’Ovale, bar-restaurant à Nice, et préparez-vous à ripailler en toute simplicité dans une ambiance conviviale.
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

The service was very good the food not so much. I ordered the plat du jour of fish which was beautifully presented, however the fish itself was overcooked and dry. The vegetables were cooked very well. My boyfriend had the cassoulet which he said was okay, but not a standout dish. Overall based on this meal I would not return.

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Olivier N, Responsable relations clients at L'Ovale, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Dear Sirena1234,
We are a little disappointed by your comment. The cuisine of South West France is indeed a little atypical and we are sorry if it did not match you ....
Best regards, L'Ovale

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Go easy on the sausages, while delicious, I'd recommend 2 people to share 1 portion of the starters which will leave you more room for the main course. Enjoyed the duck confit very much. Must compliment the waiter that night, he was the only one serving the entire restaurant and was extremely efficient and attentive.

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Olivier N, Responsable relations clients at L'Ovale, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Dear Lukehingis,
Thank you for the review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your meal a lot :) We hope to see you again during your stay to Nice.
Best regards, L'Ovale

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I went with 2 girlfriends to this lovely rustic French Restaurant. It started great with Red Wine and Liver Pate. Then our dinners came out... The steak was inedible. You could barely cut it, forget try and chew. The waiter, who was friendly and seemed to understand english before, all the sudden could not understand what we were saying. He then ignored our table the rest of dinner and came to clear plates, ask if we wanted dessert and drop the check. I can still remember the disgusting feeling and taste of the meat as I made the attempt (twice!?) to eat it. Terrible.

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David F, Propriétaire at L'Ovale, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018
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Friends customers, it is possible that he(it) had, an error on the meat proposed there, or on the cooking, indeed, our waiter(server) extra(special) do not speak English what causes misunderstandings in the commands(orders), our waitress usual is in vacancy has this period.
We that our meat is of (Charolais) French origin it is thus very rare that the quality is not good, however I shall ask our supplier if there n was d other problems has the period of your visit, We n moreover had of complaints of other one customers. Thank you for having us to indicate your experience (experiment)


Amis clients, il est possible qu il y ai eu, une erreur sur la viande proposé, ou sur la cuisson, en effet, notre serveur extras ne parle pas anglais ce qui occasionne des malentendus dans les commandes, notre serveuse habituel est en vacance a cette période.
Notre viande est d'origine française (Charolaise) il est donc tres rare que la qualité ne soit pas bonne, toutefois je demanderai à notre fournisseur si il n y a pas eu d autre problèmes a la période de votre visite, Nous n avons d'ailleurs pas eu de plaintes d'autre clients. Merci de nous avoir signaler votre expérience

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We went by this place in search of somewhere to eat. The place was empty but the menu sounded nice.

We were greeted by a lovely lady who was very welcoming. The service was great. The food arrived quickly, was very good, and the whole meal felt like something a grandmother could have made. The prices where low, and they served good wine. I would really recomend this place if you are looking for authentic homemade French cuisine

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

My favourite restaurant in Nice

Simple and tasty meat dishes. Friendly service. Great prices.

Make sure you try the foie gras.

Have been visiting for years and will keep going back.

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