4 based on 204 reviews
The location is nice even though, being on top of a hill, you don't want to be there when it's windy unless you stay inside. Clean and well kept (even though lot's of ants were walking around behind us near the fountain) it is build to impress but the food is limited, small portions but well served in the dishes. It's a place where you want to take your girl for a first date, impress her with how the dish is presented rather than what it contains. Make sure she speaks French since the menu is available only in french. If you decide to have an ice cream (good but way too expensive) watch out if you ask for 2 scoops; it is priced 2.20â¬ each but if you ask for 2 you will be charged for a DUO, which is any combination of 2 scoops for 4.90â¬. Why 4.90 and not 4.40? I asked but couldn't get a reply from the waitress, well mannered and polite but who could barely speak english. Apparently the owner deos not want to write down that she charges 2.40â¬ per scoop being too expensive but even 2.20 is not worth it. Overall, unless you want to impress, go for something else. BTW there is no view even from outside. AMEX is not accepted
4 based on 133 reviews
Passing through the absolutely charming village of Eygalieres my friends and I decided to try dining at Brasserie Le Progress. Because of the somewhat isolated location of Eygalieres and the high end real estate in the area we were hoping to enjoy a quality French cooked meal in a quiet setting. The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice......right in the center of the small village of Eygelieres.... a great place to watch the world go by. Thatâs about all you will get if you have the dining experience we had. Upon entering the restaurant we were greeted by a young man who proceeded to speak to us in French. When we quietly asked if he spoke English, he increased the volume of his voice and said. â What, you donât speak French ? What a shame, â. I noticed how the heads of other diners turned as he raised his voice to us and led us to our table. There was an uncomfortable feeling and tension in the air that remained throughout dinner. Not what we were looking for during our first night in Egyalieres after traveling 16 hours !!!Our waiter then provided us with menus which were in French and then left. My friends and I who are non French speaking , not surprisingly, had a few questions about the menu. When our waiter returned we first asked him if he could suggest a local red wine. He proceeded to laugh and say.... â of course, but It will be the most expensive bottle of wine on the menu â.... if I were not seated with my friends I would have gotten up and walked out.... this waiters sarcasm and rudeness was totally unacceptable and it only increased throughout the evening. My friends wife then proceeded to question the waiter about a dish on the menu....it was as though his command of English evaporated. I found it amazing that he could be so sarcastic in English on one hand and yet not understand a simple question like, how was a dish prepared ? Yes... I truly understand that likely this individuals command of the English language was not very good.... but why go out of your way to make patrons feel like it is their fault for not being able to read the menu.I then proceed to ask the waiter what on the menu he recommended..... here again he proceeded to laugh again and say.... â how would I know , you are the one who will be doing the eating. â. After hearing this comment I just pointed to the first thing on the menu knowing I wanted to leave ASAP......so entrecÃ´te and pom fritters it was.As is typical in France , the entrecÃ´te was not a thick cut of meat ....maybe 1\2 inch or less in thickness. The meat was very sinewy ...you were basically looking for pieces of digestible meat and cutting it away from the fat and sinew. The pom fritters were no better.... semi cold and not crisp.To add insult to injury, upon paying the bill... one of my friends was uncertain about the amount to leave for a gratuity.... I would have left nothing. But given their good nature my friend reached into their wallet and pulled out a bank note equal to 25% of the total bill !!! Clearly my friend had no idea what they were doing given how we all commented on the poor attitude of our waiter....and before I knew it the waiter grabbed the bill, said merci and quickly walked away. My friend was too embarrassed to ask the waiter to return and we subsequently left. Contrast the rudeness of this Le Progress waiter to the DELIGHFUL dining experience you will have at Paulettes (see my review) which is only a block away , up the street toward the church. At Paulettes I gave an extra gratuity of 15 Euros for superb food and service and our waitress asked if we wanted change from the 15 Euros which we didnât. She realized the tip was excessive and she was courteous to ask to make sure we did not make a mistake. I felt so bad for my friends who were visiting Europe for the first time in 25 years ...to be treated like âthis is beyond rude...This is not a place where non French speaking patrons are made to feel welcome. Add to this the poor service and below average food quality you have much better dining alternatives to choose from in Eygalieres and near by Saint Remy....again check out Paulettes.
3 based on 64 reviews
Food was great with big portions! The best thing about this place though is the service, extremely polite staff that offered to speak english straight away, also gave us great advice about places to see and things to do in the area, even taking the time to write them down. A great place to stop by!
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