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Le Formal - Caves Henri IV

32 rue Espariat, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 27 08 31
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“truffle” (18 reviews)
“tuna sashimi” (4 reviews)
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32 rue Espariat, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best in Aix: It's been a couple of years that I have been there, since no longer reside in Aix, but it was just as amazing as always; service was impeccable, very friendly and very efficient; the chef uses high quality ingredients...More

1  Thank luxbrain
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The welcome here was lovely, both by the front-of-house and the chef, and the food was very nice, but the chef is just trying too hard so the flavours on the dishes are just a little too intense and a little too overwhelming. The produce...More

1  Thank cmgrist
Reviewed 6 January 2017

In the evenings there are two main “formules” here: either a 3 course menu for 43 Euros or a 7 course one for 49, which seems to argue irresistibly in favour of the latter, which is what we ordered. In practice the first of the...More

1  Thank patrickm123
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very professional service, warm ambiance, delicious food, helpful Sommelier...we'll be back! We've been there four or five times in he past three years and the quality has been maintained. When you want an affordable "white tablecloth" experience, I would recommend this.

3  Thank Aix06
Reviewed 23 September 2016

A terrific place for a quiet meal with ever attentive staff and excellent food. Menu is predominantly a three course menu with good selection for each course.

1  Thank David_Sav2014
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We loved the name of this restaurant as we spotted it on our walk around town. When we checked on trip advisor we were impressed with comments and we were not disappointed. Beautiful meal, great flavours and amazing combination of foods ,textures and colours. Also...More

3  Thank Yvette A
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Good service. Inventive cuisine and very well balanced flavours. Tuna sashimi with ginger and truffles? - YES it works! Sweetbreads were fantastic, as was cheese plate which is to be avoided in most other restaurants, and a superb desert.

2  Thank Ian_Stowe
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went with family including our to be daughter in law who lived in Aix for a year-a great choice by her.We had the "5 surprises men midi" with was a very reasonable 37 euro each.Each course was fabulous with food from around the region-it was...More

2  Thank paulgray1
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

How does he do it? 32€ lunch for 3 courses plus a good glass if wine.Cubism de Foie Gras; Tournedos Rossini and a Framboisier. All immaculately presented and top quality ingredients. Undoubtedly one of the best meals of my holiday.

1  Thank Ian T
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Maybe we chose the wrong things. Maybe we went on a bad night. The slow cooked egg was great - but beyond this it was pretty disastrous. It was probably the lowest point in this year's dining experiences.

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6 April 2015|
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Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
Ring during opening hours, at least one member of staff speaks excellent English.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 79
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 rue Espariat, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
  • Phone Number: +33 4 42 27 08 31
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