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L'Esprit de la Violette

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10 avenue de la Violette, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 23 02 50
09:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 what Aix is all about. Can't wait to return.

Thank popdisplay
1 review
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, private and cozy place with an opportunity to watch the magic to happen: coooooking itself!

Thank Panh H
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 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 space and popped in to see if they had any tables available. The stars were... More 

Thank nikimoon
London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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 have been great.

Thank cmgrist
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 and very accomodating

Thank sweetlorraines
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 at French and an English translation of the menu was available. They also provided gluten... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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129 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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 tiny marvelous silver coated sweet somethings. Oh I must tell you that the foie gras... More 

Thank susaninstlouis2014
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 desserts wich were amazing, the rest of the menu is quite boring. The price is... More 

Thank José Y
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 last a long time and said we hit the limit near the end. The cheese... More 

Thank liveforwater
Tokyo, Japan
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Second time visit to this restaurant after 10 years. The restaurant was renovated since then, but the food and atmosphere simply got better. The food is so delicately and beautifully presented, and whole dining experience including welcoming, appetizer, fromage buffet is well organized. Good hospitality, too. The restaurant kindly offered us to look around kitchen and around after dinner. Simply,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$161
French, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?