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L'Esprit de la Violette

) #38 of 728 Restaurants in Aix-en-Provence $$$$ French, European,
10 avenue de la Violette, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 23 02 50
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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09:00 - 22:00All hours
French, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
10 avenue de la Violette, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Looks like you're eating the food that they give to the dogs in a funny and bad taste way. Far from a Michelin restaurant - very disappointed! We got hair in our food, to complete the mess.

1  Thank Juliana C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We went to this restaurant with high expectations and were really disappointed. Too bad the Chef's wife was so unpleasant and unwelcoming - we had the impression we were bothering her. For each request for changes in the fixed-price menu she kept saying that it...More

1  Thank ndc1954usa
Reviewed 30 June 2017

My wife and I were quite excited for this experience in Aix. When we booked, the site said the lunch was going to be €39 for a fixed price lunch. When we arrived it was actually €49. That's alright. The ambience was quite nice. An...More

1  Thank Jeffma007
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The restaurant and the service is very good and the food presentation a work of art, we were very dissapointed though with the flavour as this was nothing outstanding, we were a group of 6 and all of us gave feedback re our disappointment, I...More

1  Thank wowtraveller2016
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We had the 49 euro menu at lunchtime, which included wine. Fantastic introduction to Provencal cuisine, with a lot of fresh fruit & vegetables that give you the impression of a chef with a love of market ingredients. The garden setting here is a particular...More

Thank s2art1
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We came to France to eat and drink. This is the best meal we had...until a smoker lit up in the dining area. Why are restaurant owners so uninformed about how much smoking ruins a dining experience? I would love to see a restaurateur with...More

1  Thank Frank A
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The food is a work of art, on the plate and to eat. Friendly, helpful, attentive service even to English visitors. Comfortable room with nice outlook on the garden. Very much a place for a special occasion.

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Nicely cuddled into a beautiful garden, the Violette is a nice place to sit and enjoy. The staff is attentive and friendly. The kitchen is playful and offers some well composed and artfully arranged tongue ticklers. Make sure to know, that molecular kitchen targets the...More

Thank Ivan_Danko
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I give One star for the friendly Service, apart from that i highly advise not to go. Apsolutely no charm, no style the food might look good for some but if you have any culinary knowledge you would understand its below average. On top of...More

Thank Iacobella G
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

A well-deserved 5 stars for one of the best meals my wife and I have ever had. We were celebrating her 60th birthday, and the wonderful team made it very special. The food was just incredible. We will be going back again this summer.

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31 August 2015|
Response from Achilli_Enzo | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Dear DANDD94, Sorry for the delay, but I have some information about your question. So, the corkage is allowed but it varies according to the botlle of wine. That is why the corkage is between 10 and 70 €. Best... More
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18 May 2015|
Response from Achilli_Enzo | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you must underlines the fact that you have a dog when you reserved a table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$177
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
  • Phone Number: +33 4 42 23 02 50
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