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L'Alcove

19 rue Constantin, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 (0)442964729
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $44
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: L'Alcôve is situated just a step from the law court of Aix en Provence in the street Constantin perpendicular of the street Mignet,possesses a welcoming terrace with a view of the church Sainte-Catherine. In a smart and relaxed frame both managers invite you to discover a French quality cuisine. Having made their weapons in France and abroad They decided to settle down in Aix. In an arched room of the 18th century with a contemporary decoration Olivier Ros, Head chef proposes you a sophisticated menu which changes as the seasons go by. While Pierre Chatelain, head waiter, will recommend you wines selected to sublimate the proposed dishes.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: L'Alcôve is situated just a step from the law court of Aix en Provence in the street Constantin perpendicular of the street Mignet,possesses a welcoming terrace with a view of the church Sainte-Catherine. In a smart and relaxed frame both managers invite you to discover a French quality cuisine. Having made their weapons in France and abroad They decided to settle down in Aix. In an arched room of the 18th century with a contemporary decoration Olivier Ros, Head chef proposes you a sophisticated menu which changes as the seasons go by. While Pierre Chatelain, head waiter, will recommend you wines selected to sublimate the proposed dishes.
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78 reviews 78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

All the ingredients in the plates really matches one another: mango and krab, wasabi + swordfish + avocado. Excellent desserts... you have to try this.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

In August we had a tastful lunch menu at l'alcôve. The menu was very balanced and a joy for your tongue. Also the local white wine served was a good accompaniment for the food. Hero of this afternoon was our very friendly waiter Pierre who managed to serve the entire outside terrace and the group inside. We only van say:... More

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Hamburg
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

On our tour on the Côte d' Azur this had been another true discovery: The place convinced through a very creative and delicious cuisine as well as an outstanding service which is offered my the maitre himself. It was value for money !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This place is just off the main street but was recommended to us but a local shopkeeper. Two friends run this restaurant and the chef is experimental having worked at the Fat Duck with Heston Blumenthal. The menu is small but everything is outstanding including the wine advice. I would go back there in a heart beat.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

In a small "lane" with little motor traffic. We sat outside and enjoyed the 35 euro table d'hote which was great value for the quality of the appetizer, main course, and dessert. Could also choose to have just an appetizer and main for 29 euros. Friendly and efficient service. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

After two tries to eat here when it was fully booked we made an evening reservation and enjoyed excellent food and service which included a clear translation of the trickier items on the menu and very imaginative, tasty dishes. We both had three courses with every one a winner. Although not cheap with quite expensive wines the meal looked better... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Fabulous little restaurant in the centre of Old Aix. The scallops were the best I have ever had. The food is perfectly seasoned and amazing value. The best meal we had in Provence

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

L'alcove....excellent food, well presented, promptly served. Intimate and interesting. A very nice evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

L'Alcove is this tiny little restaurant tucked away in a side street in the old city of Aix, but it is absolutely worth the effort of finding it. This is seriously good food - from the Amuse Bouche to the dessert the food is innovative, interesting and, most of all, delicious. It's not just the food, L'Alcove has a fine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

L'Alcove is situated in a vaulted cave close to the Palais du Justice. It is small so a reservation is a good idea. We made a early reservation and actually arrived about ten minutes before the restaurant was to open. The two owners (the chef and server) were eating at a small table in the lobby but led us down... More

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