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Bistrot des Philosophes

20 Forum des Cardeurs, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 21 64 35
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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12:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
20 Forum des Cardeurs, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant itself is set in a main plaza which was very busy, great atmosphere particularly this evening as it is Bastille Day. We had a very nice and helpful waiter who was very attentive in listening to our requests even though we spoke English....More

Thank Troy V
Reviewed 5 days ago

One can eat well in France and one can eat badly badly, but it is very rare for the food to be disgusting. Well, here is your chance to experience it. Huge portions of obnoxious stuff piled on the plate. Prepared heavens knows when, microwave...More

Thank Toni13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal but the chairs were very small with slats and very uncomfortable. The location is very nice and you can hear the music performance from the plaza.

Thank Daphne9991
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our Airbnb host told us if we eat one place in Aix-en-Provence to make it this one, and her recommendation didn’t disappoint. Amazing food and service at a reasonable price in a beautiful setting.

1  Thank Rob H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best meals I had on my visit to the south of France. The service was great and language was not an issue. I was lucky enough to get there on a beautiful spring evening and that definitely made everything better. I managed...More

1  Thank doengels
Reviewed 10 June 2018

While the food was ‘fine’, as a choice in a very touristed area, their service was lacking in understanding the requests of foreigners. Based on reviews, we chose this restaurant as a location for a special celebratory meal. With a bit of a limited menu...More

Thank TravelinGal44
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Delicious food in a cozy environment with old American classic music playing. Staff very friendly and helpful. Gracious to speak English to us. Menu with English descriptions. Recommended by our hotel, and agree! Dripping candles add to the cozy environment. Both inside and outside seating...More

1  Thank Dana H
Reviewed 29 May 2018

If you like dining with fellow American tourists this is the place for you.Large portions, somewhat pricy.

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 12 May 2018

...But now has gone way downhill. Everything used to be fresh and well presented, but the last two times the salads had obviously been sitting on a shelf for hours. My friend ordered a Cesar salad with no chicken, she's a vegetarian, and they brought...More

1  Thank Ex-scaleybackpackers
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Four of us went here about 8:30 p.m. on a weekday without a reservation and were able to sit inside on the chilly night. Most diners sat rugged up on the patio when we arrived. The interior was small and intimate with mostly tables for...More

1  Thank Rumples
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$58
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Forum des Cardeurs, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
  • Phone Number: +33 4 42 21 64 35
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