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“Grossly overpriced- don't go there”
Review of Les 2 Freres

Les 2 Freres
Ranked #181 of 902 Restaurants in Aix-en-Provence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 22, 2014

It's a restaurant sutck in a residential area taking advantage couting on the fact that people won't walk 10 more minutes towards the better downtown places to charge a lot for a just above average lunch. The atmosphere is pleasanr and the food is alright, no real complaint, but nothing exceptional either. Yet they charge as if they were Michelin starred. The service is exceptionally rude, unattentive and ... unhygenic: we walked into a empty place (90% tables open) and were "greeted" by a smelly (pungent B.O. and obviously unaware of the use of a toothbrush) and arrogant waiter complaining about us not having a reservation. Menu and wine card iPad were thrown at us, no recommendation was offered at any point.
The only creativity this place has, is inventing words for basic cooking techniques, and then has the audacity to treat you like an retarded person if you're not aware of the vocabulary ther're the only ones on this planet to use. The food itself is as unpretentious as it gets: decent quality ingredients, but no heart and soul involved in the preparation; very disappointing. It's barely above cafeteria food.
Service is bringing you aperitif with its associated little bites; and less than 2 minutes later they serve you your first course, trying to get aperitif drinks and snacks off the table. If you resist, just like I did, you get a nice insult from the staff about being difficult. It is as unfriendly as it gets; standardized food places at Paris airport give you a much better service.

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1  Thank Lemca13090
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

After reading some of the reviews I penned this. We went there on a Monday night in early November so the service was very good as it was not busy. The food was equally very good as was the wine recommendations. My only objection was it did not open to 7.45 pm which seems a bit silly.

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

At recommendation of our hotel we dined at 2 Brothers....first they were understaffed and while our waiter tried very hard, it took 45 minutes before he could take our order and he was so rushed it was a stressful meal because he was so rushed at every turn. Second, the food was just okay. The beef was flank steak and while the marinade was tasty, it was very chewy and the first course was bland. And finally, we stared at two very large canvasses of Dzohokar, the surviving Boston bomber---guess it fits with the Two Brother theme but not exactly what I wanted to view on vacation. I understand that art is supposed to make you think and ponder but the waiter was already stressed, the food was not particularly good that night and the service slow---just not the best food we had in Aix and they are not inexpensive.

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1  Thank mary M
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

While overall, we had a good experience, it was a little pricey. The outdoor dining area had a ton of ambience and the service was the best of trip so far. Especially in a country not known for attentiveness of its wait staff. Food was cooked and presented well.

Thank Len B
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Beautiful outdoor courtyard dining area, tucked away in a residential Aix neighborhood. About a 15 minute walk from Aix city-centre. This is an attempt at modern french food. We had the evening set-menu that claimed to incorporate Thai flavors. There was no evidence of such flavors, but still...it was good food in a very pleasant local-feeling place to have dinner.

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Thank RDfromLA
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