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“Great Food in Aix” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Alcove

L'Alcove
19, rue Constantin, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 96 47 29
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Ranked #16 of 609 Restaurants in Aix-en-Provence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $44
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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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“Great Food in Aix”
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 wine list, and Pierre, who runs the service is great with wine/food/budget matches.

Overall this was a great dining experience - one of the four best meals we've had in two months in Europe (and the other three had Michelin stars!)

Visited June 2014
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“Fine Provencal Fare”
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 to the attractive cave and served us a glass of rose so we could relax before they opened. The restaurant filled quickly but the meal and service were excellent in spite of there being only one cook and one waiter serving about 30 diners.

Visited May 2014
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“One of the best restaurants in Aix”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

L'Alcove is a very good restaurant. The food will please, and the prices are low for food of this high quality. The dining space (an arched cellar) looks great. The server works hard and cheerfully.

L'Alcove's weaknesses arise from its size and location. The chef has little help and the server has none. One waiter for 26 people is pushing the limits. The cellar seats 26 diners, and when it is full, the din is quite loud.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Cosy restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I was far too full to have a 3 course meal, but had to squeeze something in!
We had originally come for the escargot that we had seen online, but they weren't on the menu.
I had the mango and crab entree and it was sensational! I was disappointed I couldn't fit anything else in!
...... Next time....

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great find!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Interesting underground restaurant down a spiral staircase. Fantastic food, all fresh ingredients. I ate the tartare for entree and duck fillet with ratatouille for main, both delicious!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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