Permanently Closed - Aix en Provence

4.7
788 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Owner/Operator Patrick Garrivier has worked for world re-known, celebrity Chefs Daniel Boulud, Scott Conant, and Michael White. He brings his unmatched food and service experience to Charlotte in an intimate and warm setting. Aix en Provence is a French / Mediterranean Bistro that features Seasonal Provencal, Northern Italian and Northern Spanish style of cooking using unique spices from different countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Aix en Provence represents the true French Bistro experience. We hope to see you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(704) 332-1886
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Tarnate
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Catering
Please call 704 332 1886
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cherokee
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Parking details
Parking lot outside the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Eddie Glaudin plays the classics live on Tuesday nights from 6-10pm
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant shut its doors without warning June 25th. Quite the loss. We learned that en route on 7/3. I emailed Open Table advising the same. Y’all need to develop an algorithm to detect that. You sent a confirming email the day prior to our reservation

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TK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Despite making reservations on OpenTable and getting a reminder the day before, upon arriving at Aix en Provence, we found the restaurant not open. It seems they closed their doors permanently earlier in the week.

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TD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The owner was very gracious and welcoming. He helped make our anniversary a very special event.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it! We celebrated my wife's birthday here and were delighted. Paula guided us through the menu and wine pairings, and nailed it! I had the Bouibaase and my wife had the Duck Confit, both of which were delicious! You could -hear- how crispy the duck was as you cut it!

To top it off, we had a dark chocolate souffle, champagne, and some excellent french pressed decaf.

Overall, a very pleasant experience, and great value. The quality one receives here high and the bill is affordable. You'll pay for quality, but less than you'd expect.

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TK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there at 5 PM and it was nice to have the place to ourselves till 5:30 when another couple came. It was not filled up til 6:30 and we were already having desert so we didn’t have to have noise that much as we left by 7 PM. Great attention and service. Food good too and just right portions. The restaurant has about 13-14 tables for 4.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience! An authentic small French restaurant with amazing service!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dishes were innovative, the food was delicious, and the service was outstanding, all at a very reasonable price!

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoy celebrating special occasions at Aix en Provence. The food is excellent, and the wait staff are consistently courteous and accommodating. On this occasion, we were accompanied by our five year old daughter. The staff thoughtfully seated us in a corner opposite the other patrons and were very attentive. We all enjoyed a delicious dinner with exceptional service.

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FF
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply spectacular restaurant in the heart of Myers Park. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. The staff is very attentive without being overbearing, and does an outstanding job of helping you navigate through the fabulous menu items. Overall my favorite in Charlotte.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Paula was great! Food was wonderful. We’ll be returning soon.

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HH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Aix en Provence to celebrate my wife's birthday, and we and our two companions we're greeted warmly, given a champagne toast, visited by the owner, and served with excellence. We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with excellent service. We were celebrating our anniversary and dinner started with complimentary champagne. All staff were very friendly and accommodating but not intrusive on our date night. The chocolate soufflé and vanilla creme brûlée were an amazing finish to the evening.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as always, excellent food and atmosphere.

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BB
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A knowledgeable server took our taste profile preferences and guided us to a fantastic meal and absolutely delightful wine. An impressive, small restaurant with a first class chef that is on par with Michelin starred kitchens. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable anniversary dinner.

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Charlotte
104 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Octopus was excellent, trout was generous and perfectly prepared. The chocolate souffle was wonder conclusion to a special celebration.

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s
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent service. Octopus app was tender and creative

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R
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply a superb restaurant in every way. It's a treasure.

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DR
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with a lovely smoked salmon amuse bouche, then had the seared foie and even though it was a bit excessive, we also split the amazing gnocchi starter. For entrees, my wife had the trout and I had the veal chop. Everything was amazing. We finished things off with our favorite, the chocolate souffle. Lovely cocktails as well... I had a pear and vodka beverage that was delish.

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AW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my best date nights ever! Quality explanations and suggestions mixed with incredibly attentive service made us feel catered to and we'll taken care of. The food was simply on another level, and every piece of seafood was fresh and well cooked as I've ever had. 11/10 in every aspect, can't wait to come back!

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CB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I dined to live music (typical on Mondays and Tuesdays) with about 3/4 of the tables occupied and enjoyed what we had come to expect from a small French bistro while living in Europe; French aperitifs and wine, limited menu making the most from local seasonal ingredients, fresh baguettes and exquisite desserts, and exemplary service. We were thrilled to find it in North Carolina. The team managing the dining area and bar interacted flawlessly to ensure every patrons' desires were promptly and efficiently accommodated. Courses arrived shortly after the former was cleared but no one was rushed - the dining experience was designed to be relished and satiating. Cat began with escargot followed by a magnificent lamb duo and finished with what she described as the best creme broulle in recent memory. I started with pate which, in deference to the south, was served with corn bread cubes, then a superb rendition of bouillabaisse, and finally a sumptuous cheese board. I did not get to meet the crew in the kitchen but they deserve a medal for their outstanding creations. Cat and I are looking forward to returning to one of North Carolina's premier restaurants.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great! Really good food and made my wife’s birthday special. Thanks!!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Average all around.

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M
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely neighborhood gem. The food was good this time; however, my lamb came out lukewarm and cooled rather quickly. All other preparations were excellent.

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MA
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a little gem this place turned out to be! From the outside it doesn't look like anything special but once you step inside, it has all the charm of a French Bistro. The decor is simple but elegant and it has a very intimate feel to it (Hint: Definitely take a special someone there!). We were there for an early lunch so it wasn't very busy but more people were coming in at around the time we were leaving. Our waiter was awesome and very helpful. But the "star" is their chef....the food is awesome! My husband and I both had one of the specials of the day, which was a pasta with wild boar. Absolutely delicious!! There is no doubt in my mind that we will be coming back again, probably for dinner next time, and I have designated this restaurant as one of my favorite "go to" places. I see many, many more visits here in our future!

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FS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience - thank you very much. The food and service are terrific and this spot is highly recommended.

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JP
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service and excellent food and wine!

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RO
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 72 birthday everything was great.

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DR
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aix is our favorite restaurant and continues to not disappoint. We had a late dinner on Friday and had a lovely experience as usual. Soup and the daily foi preparation to start, followed my the lamb duo for my wife and chicken for me. Both cooked and seasoned perfectly. and of course, I cannot complete a meal here without the chocolate souffle for dessert. Texture was perfect tonight.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful date night, or otherwise intimate evening. Small venue with diverse wine list and limited seating, and a short (but carefully selected) menu.

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PM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to visit. Food is delicious and service amazing. Totally accommodated our guest with dietary restrictions.

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LJ
Omaha
25 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary with you. Everything was perfect.

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Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing dining experience for my birthday.
Aix en Provence provides a quaint, inviting atmosphere with true French inspired dishes and outstanding service.

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L
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting long-time friend

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Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastique!

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J
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, innovative food, with excellent service, and a fine wine list. A really exceptional restaurant. We keep going back and back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great hospitality for a birthday in our group

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S
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very cozy, intimate setting. Sat outside. White table cloths. Food was rich but of course it’s French.

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Charlotte
156 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and food.

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CB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a wonderful dining experience...the food was great...the service was outstanding....the live music was perfect!!!!

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