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Where to eat in Aix?

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clashfan Aug 31, 2009 09:19 AM

I will be in Aix for a couple of nights and am looking for a couple of recommendations for non-touristy places that have good food and good value. I might also go to Le Clos de la Violette one night. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

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    Ms.M Sep 18, 2009 12:06 PM

    We had a very nice meal a week or so ago at Le Bistro Latin, 18 rue de la Couronne. Meals were about 25 euros for entree-main-dessert, the wines reasonable, and the staff was friendly and gracious.

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      ilikefood Sep 18, 2009 07:36 PM

      Merci Ms.M, Le Latin Bistro gets good reviews for quality and value,a short walk fr our hotel near town center & its open Mondays for dinner. It was under consideration but I thought, partly because of the name, it's wasn't Provencal cooking. Evidently it is.

      Review fr: another traveler w/ pics:
      http://kateandzoe.blogspot.com/2007/1...

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        menton1 Sep 27, 2009 01:23 PM

        Where did you wind up at, clash?

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      whatsfordinner Sep 14, 2009 01:30 PM

      I loved Aix! We stayed at La Torse, a B&B just outside, but definitely within walking distance, of the city center. I highly recommend it. (I think it's the #1 B&B in Provence on Trip Advisor.) We had a lovely dinner at Les Agapes, a casual and homey family run restaurant off the tourist path in Aix. The grilled duck with cepe sauce was delicious. We also enjoyed Chez Feraud, which was prettier, a little more refined in the cooking and more expensive.

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        ilikefood Sep 14, 2009 02:38 PM

        Thanks. Do you, or anyone, know if Les Agapes is open Mondays. Chez Feraud, like many Aix restos, is not open Mondays. Sorry to OP for butting in but I need resto in Aix area, ideally Provencal cooking, open Mondays.

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          whatsfordinner Sep 15, 2009 03:11 PM

          No, I don't. But, I do have the number: 04 42 38 47 66

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            ilikefood Sep 15, 2009 09:02 PM

            Merci beaucoup

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        sassosay Sep 10, 2009 02:51 PM

        Just ate at Clos de la Violette about 1 week ago and it sucked! Service was horrible, and we weren't the only ones there that were unhappy. The real bummer is that it is super expensive (and I'm used to Manhattan prices! our bill was $500 for 2). I suggest trying some places in the historic distric near Hotel De Ville...we went to La Plancha (not tradiitonal Provencal, but good), and we had a nice lunch in the same outdoor square, but I forgot the name of the place. I say, get out of Aix and go to Les Baux area...

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