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“Wonderful restaurant in Aix en Provence”

Le Formal - Caves Henri IV
Ranked #15 of 843 Restaurants in Aix-en-Provence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $75
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Chicago
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8 reviews
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“Wonderful restaurant in Aix en Provence”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We had a lovely family dinner at Le Formal. The dishes were very creative, tasty and wonderfully presented. The service is impeccable. Le Formal is 'star deserving'!

  • Visited August 2012
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UK
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Amazing...”
Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

I was taken to le formal as a birthday surprise and it is the best restaurant I've ever been to...and I've been to some top places...

Right from the start it was perfect...amazing food...exceptional service...and a good wine list...

And all at very reasonable prices...

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“Magnificent meal, excellent staff and service”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

One of the finest meals we have ever had, unique and extraordinary dishes, at an unbeatable price. Staff all made a big effort to explain dishes in English. Not to be missed for a special treat.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“AMAZING gourmet dining -- don't miss!”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Every plate is a culinary and visual work of art. Chef Formal puts a great deal of thought into each of his plates. From the amuse bouche to the final desert, it was all fabulous. The scallops, the John Dory, the chocolate desert with ice cream and irish whiskey...WOW! I wish we hadn't waited until our last night in Aix to eat here or we would have returned again and again. Oh, and the interior is gorgeous, the staff are professional and more than happy to explain the meal to you in perfect English.

  • Visited June 2012
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Miami
2 reviews
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“A dining experience to remember!”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Chef Formal and his wife are incredibly detailed and precise people. The restaurant is not yet have three stars, but the food as good as we have ever eaten in any 3 star place in Paris. The prices are appropriate for what you get, it is not a hash house. The service was great, except my French is poor and two of the young ladies who waited on us had the same name so I got them confused all night. We had their "Prix fix" menu it was 4. 5 or 6 courses in total, I am not sure because you are so busy scraping the plates you loose track of which course is which. We plan to go again, very soon!

  • Visited July 2012
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