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Le Formal - Caves Henri IV

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32 rue Espariat, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 27 08 31
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12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 13:30
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 21:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best in Aix: It's been a couple of years that I have been there, since no longer reside in Aix, but it was just as amazing as always; service was impeccable, very friendly and very efficient; the chef uses high quality ingredients to create visually stunning food that has amazing flavors and texture; you get some well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The welcome here was lovely, both by the front-of-house and the chef, and the food was very nice, but the chef is just trying too hard so the flavours on the dishes are just a little too intense and a little too overwhelming. The produce was excellent, and we felt very well looked after. All in all, a very pleasant... More 

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

In the evenings there are two main “formules” here: either a 3 course menu for 43 Euros or a 7 course one for 49, which seems to argue irresistibly in favour of the latter, which is what we ordered. In practice the first of the 7 is an amuse-bouche (one of which comes unannounced on the 3 courser) and another... More 

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Toronto
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very professional service, warm ambiance, delicious food, helpful Sommelier...we'll be back! We've been there four or five times in he past three years and the quality has been maintained. When you want an affordable "white tablecloth" experience, I would recommend this.

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

A terrific place for a quiet meal with ever attentive staff and excellent food. Menu is predominantly a three course menu with good selection for each course.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We loved the name of this restaurant as we spotted it on our walk around town. When we checked on trip advisor we were impressed with comments and we were not disappointed. Beautiful meal, great flavours and amazing combination of foods ,textures and colours. Also very friendly and helpful staff.

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Carqueiranne, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Good service. Inventive cuisine and very well balanced flavours. Tuna sashimi with ginger and truffles? - YES it works! Sweetbreads were fantastic, as was cheese plate which is to be avoided in most other restaurants, and a superb desert.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Went with family including our to be daughter in law who lived in Aix for a year-a great choice by her.We had the "5 surprises men midi" with was a very reasonable 37 euro each.Each course was fabulous with food from around the region-it was just fabulous. Our downfall came with the 3 bottle of wine suggested by the very... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

How does he do it? 32€ lunch for 3 courses plus a good glass if wine.Cubism de Foie Gras; Tournedos Rossini and a Framboisier. All immaculately presented and top quality ingredients. Undoubtedly one of the best meals of my holiday.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Maybe we chose the wrong things. Maybe we went on a bad night. The slow cooked egg was great - but beyond this it was pretty disastrous. It was probably the lowest point in this year's dining experiences.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$73
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Saturday
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 rue Espariat, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
  • Phone Number: +33 4 42 27 08 31

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