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“The happy side of French cuisine”

Le Formal - Caves Henri IV
Ranked #21 of 913 Restaurants in Aix-en-Provence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $82
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 25, 2014

There's so many crappy restaurants in Aix, or would-be fancy chef, that the Formal is a breeze of fresh air. Let's put it simply: if you're visiting Aix at peak season, it's probably the only place where it's impossible to go wrong.

The staff is professional, the restaurant -- although a bit hidden, and tucked under street level -- is cozy and warm. And the dishes are as good, well thought, and carefully prepared as indicated in all the reviews, so I don't feel I have to elaborate.

With this kind of restaurants, we really have to salute the professionalism, the constant care, quality, and love of the products that share with us.

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1  Thank Philippe M
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

A really nice restaurant in Aix. The 7 course tasting menu was delicious and the dessert was exquisite, and the price was more than fair at 48 euros not including wine. I especially liked the chef's personal touch during our meal and at the end when he greeted us as we left.

Thank Marie T
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Cave setting downstairs, superb food and lovely wine makes this a great dinner location. Separate cave area for us just out of sight of the rest of the diners was perfect for our young kids to relax and enjoy a great restaurant. Perfect for a rainy day or evening meal for us without kids to.

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Thank TJ178
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We waited over 30 minutes but no one even came to take our drink orders. Manager was extremely rude and unwelcoming. Don't go!!!!!

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3  Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were given a nice table and the food and wine were excellent. Very reasonable for what we had. Good menu and wines and good service too. A very enjoyable evening. We came from Cannes and feel restaurants in Aix better

Thank Jenny M
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