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“The happy side of French cuisine”

Le Formal - Caves Henri IV
Ranked #14 of 848 Restaurants in Aix-en-Provence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$75
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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6 reviews
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“The happy side of French cuisine”
Reviewed 26 June 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.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
“Delicious Fine Dining in Aix at a fair price”
Reviewed 3 June 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.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Marie T
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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“Great place for a special dinner”
Reviewed 28 May 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.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank TJ178
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“We left after being totally ignored”
Reviewed 14 May 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!!!!!

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Nancy M
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London
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Superb little restaurant with wonderful food”
Reviewed 13 May 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

Visited April 2014
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Thank Jenny M
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