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L'Esprit de la Violette

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French, European, Contemporary
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10 avenue de la Violette, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 23 02 50
09:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends took us here and it was SUPERB! , AMAZING- The new molecular cooking isn't everyones cup of tea but it was a food adventure as well as well as wonderful dinning experience. We out outside in a beautiful terrace, the service was top notch and very accomodating

Thank sweetlorraines
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We decided to splurge and indulge in our first Michelin Star restaurant experience. We opted for the "L’ESPRIT DE LA VIOLETTE" menu at 84€ and enjoyed our leisurely lunch in their beautiful garden. The staff were gracious and attentive and didn't sneer at our attempts at French and an English translation of the menu was available. They also provided gluten... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

After a climb uphill it was lovely to walk into a beautiful garden and be welcomed kindly. They brought us cool violette scented towels to refresh ourselves. We ordered the prix fixe and it was all perfect. Starting with a coupe of champagne ending with tiny marvelous silver coated sweet somethings. Oh I must tell you that the foie gras... More 

Thank susaninstlouis2014
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We felt a bit dissapointed about this restaurant, specially if you are expecting a star michelin experiencie. After have a dinner there you have no doubts about this is a elegant restaurant and the food is fine. But is extremely classic style and except the desserts wich were amazing, the rest of the menu is quite boring. The price is... More 

Thank José Y
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We decided to go all out at this Michelin 1* restaurant with the high end menu and wine pairings. It was all amazing except the pre-dessert at least for us was a bit odd. Do not go here with jet lag as these large dinners last a long time and said we hit the limit near the end. The cheese... More 

Thank liveforwater
Tokyo, Japan
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Second time visit to this restaurant after 10 years. The restaurant was renovated since then, but the food and atmosphere simply got better. The food is so delicately and beautifully presented, and whole dining experience including welcoming, appetizer, fromage buffet is well organized. Good hospitality, too. The restaurant kindly offered us to look around kitchen and around after dinner. Simply,... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

My wife and I like to eat at Michelin starred restaurants wherever we travel. So, when staying in Aix for a few days in July, this was the first restaurant I booked. It was a lovely evening so most diners were sitting outside in a courtyard. It was nice being outside, but the one downside is that a lot of... More 

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Sydney Australia
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I was visiting Europe, well London and Venice, and friends from Sydney were celebrating their 60th with a Holiday in southern France so we decided to congregate here for a birthday lunch. What a great decision even if I say so myself! I arrived from Marseilles airport just before lunch and as my friends arrived the waiters asked if first... More 

1 Thank JJW63
Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with a German chef friend and a Japanese chef friend. The food was presented delicately. Taste was good But not outstanding. My two chef friends rated it good But not fantastic provided it Michelin star status.

Thank kat_ng
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

For a Michelin one star, the meal was very good but nothing remarkable. Service was very attentive, and the garden setting was lovely. The memorable standout is their olive bread rolls - like a many-layered cinnamon roll, which you tear away layer by layer.

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$161
French, European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 avenue de la Violette, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
  • Phone Number: +33 4 42 23 02 50

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?