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“Amazing value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Comte d'Aix

Le Comte d'Aix
17 rue Couronne | 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
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Ranked #28 of 581 Restaurants in Aix-en-Provence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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“Amazing value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stumbled across this when the restaurant we had planned on was closed.
We were enticed by how cosy it looked from outside and also by the 3 course price on the board!
18.50€ for 3 courses! I
We weren't too sure what to expect for such a small amount of money, but thought we'd give it a shot......
The waiter was sweet and friendly and the food was fantastic! Humble, authentic, home style cooking! A pleasant surprise that I would highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Home cooked traditional goodness!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Great value for 2, cost $58 euro for entree, main, desert, half bottle of wine and coffee. Friendly service and great home style cooking.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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“Traditional cooking and a friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is a great value restaurant in a very expensive town - we were first to arrive for dinner but the little restaurant soon filled up. However the waiter still managed to find time to offer friendly and attentive service throughout the evening and was happy to explain any of the dishes that we couldn't translate. The 18 euro dinner menu has a good range of choices and I opted for octopus salad, confit of duck leg served with mashed potato and aubergine followed by creme brulee. The dishes were simple but well prepared and delicious - highly recommended for traditional French fare in a warm and friendly environment.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Davis, California
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“An excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The plat du jour was an excellent value with a delicious salad with sauteed mushrooms, duck confit and profiteroles. All were delicious and service was personal. Highly recommended; DK Eye Witness travel book was right.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“An excellent choice..........”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We read about this place in a guide book, and decided we wanted to try the provencal cuisine, and went for dinner around 8 pm. The place is small and located in a small street, there were no other customers when we entered, but the place had filled up when we left. It has only about 30 seats, and there was porbably just one table with two chairs available when we finished !

The restaurant consists of a narrow room with tables on both sides, and one can see the little bar and beyond that the kitchen area at the end. There appeared to be only one young man attending to all the customers, and he was highly energetic and attentive in spite of the crowd . Very pleasant and patient service, and he made some very good suggestions on the menu too.

We found they do have a fixed price menu with a starter, main and dessert for just about 18 euros which I thought was brilliant value in a touristy place. We therefore chose to go for that option. Each course has a choice of four options, and for my starters I chose the grilled peppers being a vegetarian, while my colleague selected a grilled chicken option. Both arrived very swiftly, my grilled red pepper in a fine thin layer drizzled with olive oil and delicately spiced and flavoured and excellent. My colleague said his starter was great too.

The mains took a bit of time to arrive, but served always with great joy and pride. The chef had tried his best to create a vegetarian platter full of mixed vegetables including some spinach, potatoes, peppers, beans and carrots - I had specifically said no aubergine, mushroom or cheese. Considering the limitations the town itself had in general for vegetarians, I was pleased with this effort, particularly as it went quite well with some delicious bread. My friend had some white fish accompanied by vegetables and enjoyed it.

The pinnacle of the dinner was a very delicate mousse of citrus and almond and melon, very light on the stomach, not overly cloying or sweet, just perfect !

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