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“Love Lunch at the AIX” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistro AIX

Bistro AIX
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Ranked #57 of 1,983 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Phillips Street
Description: Inspired by unforgettable meals served at cozy bistros in the South of France, Bistro AIX brings together European cooking techniques and seasonal ingredients to create award-winning French-inspired comfort food. An inspired juxtaposition of antiques and contemporary pieces gives the restaurant its distinctive look, while engaging and knowledgeable servers ensure an exceptional dining experience.
Jacksonville, Florida
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354 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
“Love Lunch at the AIX”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

We have been here a number of times at lunch and always enjoyed the experience. Food is good as well as service and atmosphere. Never tried Dinner.

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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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208 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“New Menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

We had a dinner at this place in the last days of August. The waiter told us we were fortunate to get a brand new menu
We started with Tapas. This is an interesting idea when you don't want to be lax on calories. They came each in a very small portion. Fine for us. Delicious.
Then, for the entrée, my wife and I, we had mussels steamed in white wine and garlic. We loved it.

Our waiter was very kind, helpful. The only Con I can find is, we had a long wait for the first dish. But the restaurant was very crowded, which somewhat mitigates this negative feeling.
The main room is very noisy, but it seems Jacksonville locals congregate there in the evening to have fun, see and be seen.
Overall, I have the feeling the new menu is much more interesting than the one we had several months ago, which brings me to upgrade my global scoring.
Still, it's not "haute cuisine", but yet it reaches a good level for the price.
Overall, with 1 glass of Sancerre, a beer, our global check came out under $100, which is also a good point.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank JP M
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Love Bistro Aix!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

This is one of our top 3 restaurants in Jacksonville. The food is always great. The restaurant acoustics are very loud, so be ready for that, but enjoy the food and drink. Personal favorites are spinach salad, creamy French onion soup, and you must try Tom's Maragarita. Named after Executive Chef Tom Gray, it's not on the menu (I don't know why not!) so you must ask for it by name. You will enjoy the experience!

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Thank Mike O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food; cool ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

The service could have stepped it up a tad but the food was well worth the wait. The croque Madame and chèvre pizza were our favorites! Decent wine list as well.. Will return again!!

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Thank ChandlerRogero
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Florida
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“Is this a restaurant or a night club?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

All of the activity in the restaurant of people who were not dining nearly ruined the experience. I understand the private booth section being a little party hearty, but the main restaurant? I've never seen so many people just coming to hang out inside a restaurant before. All sorts of people milling around the place almost leaning into your food was unsettling to say the least. The food more than made up for it. That's the only reason it didn't get an Excellent rating.

Visited August 2012
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