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L'Esprit de la Violette

10 avenue de la Violette, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 23 02 50
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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French, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
10 avenue de la Violette, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
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1 - 10 of 555 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A well-deserved 5 stars for one of the best meals my wife and I have ever had. We were celebrating her 60th birthday, and the wonderful team made it very special. The food was just incredible. We will be going back again this summer.

Thank traintours
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We returned to our favorite Aix Michelin 1 star restaurant following an excellent meal we had nearly 2 years ago. Happily, the restaurant has remained on the forefront of outstanding French food, service, and surroundings. Dining in their garden on an amazing spring day is...More

Thank popdisplay
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It was beyond our expecation: food, presentation, service, amosphere. Everything was very special and indeeed with the a touch of ...violette:)) We have been to many high-rated restaurant but this one is special indeed. Try to reserve a room which is inteh kitchen! cute, intimate,...More

Thank Panh H
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We were visiting Aix for a day treat and were in dire need of sustenance - parking in Aix is quite traumatic and we were lucky enough to park slightly outside of town and were planning of walking in. We noticed L'Espirit opposite our parking...More

Thank nikimoon
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The service here was excellent - thoroughly lovely, and a very nice space to be in. The produce, also, was truly excellent. The cooking however, was really very ordinary, and really lacked any complexity of flavours or spark to the cooking. Shame, as it could...More

Thank cmgrist
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Friends took us here and it was SUPERB! , AMAZING- The new molecular cooking isn't everyones cup of tea but it was a food adventure as well as well as wonderful dinning experience. We out outside in a beautiful terrace, the service was top notch...More

Thank sweetlorraines
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We decided to splurge and indulge in our first Michelin Star restaurant experience. We opted for the "L’ESPRIT DE LA VIOLETTE" menu at 84€ and enjoyed our leisurely lunch in their beautiful garden. The staff were gracious and attentive and didn't sneer at our attempts...More

1  Thank jj92016
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

After a climb uphill it was lovely to walk into a beautiful garden and be welcomed kindly. They brought us cool violette scented towels to refresh ourselves. We ordered the prix fixe and it was all perfect. Starting with a coupe of champagne ending with...More

Thank susaninstlouis2014
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We felt a bit dissapointed about this restaurant, specially if you are expecting a star michelin experiencie. After have a dinner there you have no doubts about this is a elegant restaurant and the food is fine. But is extremely classic style and except the...More

Thank José Y
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We decided to go all out at this Michelin 1* restaurant with the high end menu and wine pairings. It was all amazing except the pre-dessert at least for us was a bit odd. Do not go here with jet lag as these large dinners...More

Thank liveforwater
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Do you allow corkage on wine and if so how much is it per bottle
31 August 2015|
Response from Achilli_Enzo | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Dear DANDD94, Sorry for the delay, but I have some information about your question. So, the corkage is allowed but it varies according to the botlle of wine. That is why the corkage is between 10 and 70 €. Best... More
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Do you allow dogs on the outside patio?
19 May 2015|
Response from Achilli_Enzo | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you must underlines the fact that you have a dog when you reserved a table.
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Aurélia B
Possèdez-vous un parking privé ou est-il nécessaire de se garer dans les parkings environnants ?
10 October 2015|
Response from Achilli_Enzo | Reviewed this property |
Bonsoir Aurélia, Le restaurant n'a pas à proprement parlé de parking privé, mais il dispose toutefois de quelques places attenantes si vous ne voulez ou ne pouvez pas vous garer ailleurs. Lors de notre dernier dîner nous en... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 28 - US$ 168
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 avenue de la Violette, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
  • Phone Number: +33 4 42 23 02 50
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