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La Chimere Cafe

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$$$$
Bar, French, European, Gastropub
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15 rue Brueys, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 38 30 00
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18:30 - 02:00
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Potomac, Maryland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

LOVED this restaurant with its quirky decor! One of our best meals and most memorable evenings. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Thank BarbaraF118
Lachimerecafeaix, Propriétaire at La Chimere Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review & hope to see you again soon ! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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131 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The concierge at our hotel booked dinner for us here on our first night in town. From the outside the place is quite unassuming but once go inside through the bar it goes down 2 levels to a great cosy and atmospheric restaurant. After a few language barriers we ordered food that was superb. I started with the eggplant confit... More 

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Thank Noel W
Lachimerecafeaix, Propriétaire at La Chimere Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice comment. Glad you had a good time and hope to see you again soon ! More 

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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I was sent there by a local wine shop. Nice electronic music and mild lights create some atmosphere. Staff is lovely and drinks worth trying. Just had a lovely chocolate and pear dessert. Let's try dinner next time.

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Thank Oliv R
Lachimerecafeaix, Propriétaire at La Chimere Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review. Hope to see you again soon for a full diner! More 

Cogolin, France
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Welcoming bar up a side street . We sat at the bar although we were offered a table if we wanted. Many rhums , whiskeys on offer and cocktails. We had mojitos and although OK they didn't used fresh limes so wasn't as good as others and at 10€ ( most we'd paid in Aix) was a little disappointing. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were amazed by the food and service! I'm French myself and live in London. My partner and I went to Aix for the weekend. I'm the lucky one to have found this restaurant on tripadvisor website...so I have to also leave a review to share our fantastic evening! The food was really good, top class! Je vous recommande ce... More 

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Thank Samia Y
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My wife and I had dinner here on the suggestion of our hotel concierge. It definitely has unique decor but it was a really cool looking place, and we had dinner in what I would call the "pink" or "rose" room. Our waiter was attentive, and we ordered the three course menu. The food was excellent, and the drink menu... More 

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Thank David M
Aix-en-Provence, France
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Multi-tiered restaurant, when you first arrive it looks like an ordinary bar. As you descend, you arrive at a small tapas restaurant. Then further down the door opens and you find yourself in the Blue Room. Walls painted deep blue with gold gilding, painting, small tables with lamps, very romantic. Impeccable service, very professional and excellent food. Highly recommended for... More 

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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with some friends visiting from the US. Food was excellent. Staff was very accommodating and attentive and spoke English very well. Definitely worth a visit.

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1 Thank Bret C
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157 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is pretty funky with unusual decor and interesting dishes. The food is well prepared. Most of our dishes were delicious, save one pasta that was just a little heavily creamed and salted (for our taste) and so would rest at quite good. The service was also quite good, although the restaurant failed to give us the discount offered... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We had been disappointed so far with our meals in Aix so this evening was a pleasant surprise. We knew even as we tasted the complimentary appetizer 'soup', that this evening was going to be different. We thoroughly enjoyed the Pont L'évêque bites, couteaux, and foie gras as appetizers. The maigret de canard was perfect as well as the trio... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
Bar, French, European, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 02:00
Thursday
18:30 - 02:00
Friday
18:30 - 02:00
Saturday
18:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 rue Brueys, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
  • Phone Number: +33 4 42 38 30 00
Description
Fine homemade seasonal dishes and tapas bar with a wide selection of cocktails and wines in a comfortable and baroque chic setting.

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