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“Cosy restaurant”
Review of L'Alcove

L'Alcove
Ranked #17 of 898 Restaurants in Aix-en-Provence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$41
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: L'Alcôve is situated just a step from the law court of Aix en Provence in the street Constantin perpendicular of the street Mignet,possesses a welcoming terrace with a view of the church Sainte-Catherine. In a smart and relaxed frame both managers invite you to discover a French quality cuisine. Having made their weapons in France and abroad They decided to settle down in Aix. In an arched room of the 18th century with a contemporary decoration Olivier Ros, Head chef proposes you a sophisticated menu which changes as the seasons go by. While Pierre Chatelain, head waiter, will recommend you wines selected to sublimate the proposed dishes.
Reviewed 8 May 2014

I was far too full to have a 3 course meal, but had to squeeze something in!
We had originally come for the escargot that we had seen online, but they weren't on the menu.
I had the mango and crab entree and it was sensational! I was disappointed I couldn't fit anything else in!
...... Next time....

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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Interesting underground restaurant down a spiral staircase. Fantastic food, all fresh ingredients. I ate the tartare for entree and duck fillet with ratatouille for main, both delicious!

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Thank Bedderz
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We had a delicious meal in this small and pleasant restaurant in the old area of Aix, owned and enthusiastically run by two young men, the chef and the friendly and helpful sommelier/waiter, who was celebrating his birthday that night but still hard at work. The feel of the restaurant is casual, but profession; the owners are serious and imaginative about the food and attentive about the service.
I had an appetizer of shallots caramelized in balsamic vinegar, served with mesclun, pieces of sosa (a chickpea pancake), and goat cheese; a main course of the canette (female duck), served with a yam mousseline, and a dessert of vanilla-lemon verbena (verveine) creme brûlée; the waiter also gave us a taste of a digestif that he made himself with verveine. We had a delicious wine he suggested from a winery near Avignon that was a robust red.

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Thank esser-fresser
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We were so happy to have found this restaurant. If we had seen it from the street, we would have never booked a table, but we read some reviews while at our hotel and decided to check it out - we were happy that we did. It is down a small side street, not far from the Aix Cathedral. We were worried at first, because we did not see anyone sitting outside. When we entered, we realized we had to go downstairs (a very compact staircase) and were basically in a wine cellar. The ambiance was very nice. I would think that there is room for only about 26 or so diners. It is somewhat noisy due to the cave atmosphere. The menu is limited, but very interesting. We had the 3 course fixed price menu. My husband had the lamb and I had the scallops, with an entree and dessert. The food was very good, and a great value, as was the wine. The service was great and we would both recommend it.

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Thank LizStak
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We had lunch here on a wet day in Aix, and it turned our day around. We found out were there on the 3rd anniversary of the restaurants opening. Great service and wonderful food, Thank you to Pierre (FoH) and Olivier (Chef de cuisine), for a delightful lunch. You are both very capable young men, and you should be truly proud of the restaurant you have created.

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Thank GregandWinnie
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