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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Tomate Verte

La Tomate Verte
Ranked #57 of 824 Restaurants in Aix-en-Provence
Price range: $20 - $43
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Aix-en-Provence, France
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3 reviews
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

We ate here after a friend had read some good reviews (and I see it's marked very well on this site).

To be honest, it was so overpriced that I don't think it could have had a chance at satisfying. I opted for the 29 Euro appetizer + entree. For the appetizer, I chose the tomate verte tart tartin, which was nothing special and hardly seasoned. I had expected it would be something flavorful and exciting, given the name of the restaurant. I had the pork for the entree, and it was similarly disappointing - just chunks of pork that were unseasoned and had seemingly been baked. It came with a gratin that was nothing impressive.

The service was slow and unfriendly. I really wouldn't see a reason to go here again.

Visited June 2013
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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“TERRIBLE FOOD, Do Not Waste Your Time or Money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We ate here after receiving a recommendation from both the Hotel Cezanne and frommer's. I had the herb pâté to start, which had a mealy consistency in addition to being unappealing to the eye. My dinner was even worse, however. The risotto came without any shellfish--they didn't have any to include the server said--and it was completely devoid of flavor. Whatever butter and cream they had included in the preparation was starting to break by the time it reached the table.

The pork medallions were no better. Over cooked and lacking seasoning, they were helped little by the sweet mustard sauce that accompanied the dish.

For 29 euro this disappointing meal was by far the biggest waste of money on our trip. Please do not fall into the same trap!

  • Visited June 2013
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New Jersey, USA
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405 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
“Very nice meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

I went without a reservation at 7:30 on a Saturday night in spring and was able to get a table -- but the place filled up quickly. The appetizer of tarte tatin, made out of tomatoes, is delicious -- served with a savory sorbet. Just dreamy. The pork medallions with a mustard sauce needed salt, but were quite good. Good service, very pleasant ambiance -- definitely recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank formershrink
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice food, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had the three course lunch which included a glass of wine for 19 euros each. Great value and very nice food. Service was friendly. Recommended

  • Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Delicious food, pleasant service, ambience welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner greatly and can highly recommend the namesake entrée. The mains were a good size and excellent and allowed for a delightful desert. We would recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
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