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L'epicurien Restaurant

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13 Forum des Cardeurs, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
06 89 33 49 83
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: This place is a hidden gem. The owner is the chef and he only uses fresh...
This place is a hidden gem. The owner is the chef and he only uses fresh produce and he is extremly talented. We just spent 8 nights in Aix and after eating at a couple of restaurants none of them came close to this place. They friendly and the food is just amazing. This restaurant should be on trip advisor without a doubt. His food melts in your mouth and the flavors are out of this world.The owners are Ludovic & Laura Aillaud
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simple and Fresh Local Produce are the stars...

Simple and fresh local produce are the stars at this Aix outdoor restaurant. The service was attentive and friendly, and knowledgable regarding wines. The menu whilst small will appeal to many peoples as all dishes were delicious. Our picks were the Duck Tartare and the fish of the day (in which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Caulfield, Australia
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Caulfield, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Simple and fresh local produce are the stars at this Aix outdoor restaurant. The service was attentive and friendly, and knowledgable regarding wines. The menu whilst small will appeal to many peoples as all dishes were delicious. Our picks were the Duck Tartare and the fish of the day (in which this case was Lotte). The positioning of the restaurant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is by far the best meal we have had on our trip so far. A limited choice of three entrées and three plats because food is prepared fresh according to the season. Still we had problems choosing because it all sounded so good! I had prawn samosas with an amazing smokey salsa, followed by the most delicious and tender... More 

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grapevine,texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

If you're in Aix en Provence and you want to experience an amazing meal, I highly recommend this place. The Chef, Ludovic Aillaud is working very hard to receive his first Michelin Star in France. I have no doubt that he will succeed. He was raised in the village where we stay with friends. We've been coming to the village... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a wonderful dining experience. Small outdoor area in a very busy plaza with many restaurants to suit any cuisine or budget -- also great for people watching. Service is excellent. I had exquisite veal and my husband had a baby goat trio that was inventive and delicious. They use traditional ingredients in unique ways. I had a grilled... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were impressed by the creativity and imagination of the chef! We opted for the "menu degustation" that includes apetizers, a first course, a fish, a meat, and desert. The server enquires about any allergies or food intolerance, and then the chef decides what you eat. We were there early in the spring, and were offered the most delicate vegetables,... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Got the recommendation from a local and it was a wonderful surprise. Food was delicious, staff very friendly and wow the dessert !

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This was the third restaurant recommended by our Provence tour guide. I thought the first two were superb but our total experience in this intimate restaurant was and will be unforgettable. We were met by the chef/owner and embarked on a truly exemplary dining experience. The fish and duck entrees were prepared like a picture and delicious. Asparagus is in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My husband and I came here on a recommendation from our host (for a cooking class) earlier in the day. We walked by the restaurant and loved the quaint ambience and decided to try later that evening. We were so happy we did! We were met with such welcoming personalities from both the hostess and chef (we only speak minimal... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very intimate restaurant, just as I would have imagined for a great French Provencial meal. The food was creative and excellent. The service was perfect and the wait staff helpful with a non French speaking patron. I would put this restaurant on the top of anyone's list when visiting Aix in Provence.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

The Place des Cardeurs seems full of tourist traps, this was, however, a different experience. Was recommended by the hotel. Service incredibly attentive and lovely, decent food. All fresh ingredients: they only have a limited menu... Gets very quickly booked up, but would recommend to give it a try...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Forum des Cardeurs, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
  • Phone Number: 06 89 33 49 83

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 59
  • Cuisine: French

Description

This place is a hidden gem. The owner is the chef and he only uses fresh produce and he is extremly talented. We just spent 8 nights in Aix and after eating at a couple of restaurants none of them came close to this place. They friendly and the food is just amazing. This restaurant should be on trip advisor without a doubt. His food melts in your mouth and the flavors are out of this world.The owners are Ludovic & Laura Aillaud

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