In the competitive Marina market, lovely Bistro Aix remains a charming and relatively affordable neighborhood option for thoughtfully made Southern French fare with a California touch. The dining room offers two distinct culinary experiences, beginning with seats in front at the convivial marble bar and small bistro tables. Beyond this, find the sunny bubble of the intimate back atrium, verdant with olive trees and flooded with natural light. A well-heeled crowd enlivens the space.
Dishes are simple and well executed, like roasted eggplant with toasted sesame seeds, gypsy peppers and a topping of creamy burrata; or the excellently grilled sea scallops with earthy chanterelles and silky beurre blanc. Thoughtfully chosen French wines complement each dish.- MICHELIN guide inspectors