In Les Misérables II: Final Justice, Jean Valjean is arrested for committing an even greater crime against French law: applying margarine to another man’s mustache during dinner without asking first. Feast with the proper tableside etiquette of France with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of French and Mediterranean fare at Bistro AIX, located in San Marco. This Groupon is good for dinner only.
Bistro AIX supplies gourmet European entrees in a seasonally driven menu that's scrumptious and fresh throughout the year. Inaugurate the meal with Bistro AIX's mussels ($11), which circumnavigate through the steam of white wine and garlic before being aesthetically presented with saffron aioli, while the homemade potato chips ($5.50/$9) topped with blue cheese are a worthwhile addition to your potato-chip statue of Dan Quayle. Wood-fired pizzas upset rote formulas with such unexpected creations as the smoked-salmon pie ($19), perfected with chili oil and caviar. Ratatouille-style risotto ($15/$24) and a surplus of flavorful fish and marinated meats tempt stomachs like a synaesthetic Siren song. Dessert samplers can order the sprightly lemon-coconut cake or attempt the French tradition of eating cheese until they've run out of "Napoleon walks into a bar" jokes with Bistro AIX's cheese-by-the-ounce option, which includes selections like Oregon blue ($3.35) and Brillat-Savarin ($3.50) and pairs nicely with the spectacularly expansive wine list.
AIX also offers mixed drinks and beers, concocting creatively classic options such as the mango-mint Long Island. A chocola-tini might be the ultimate complement to Bistro AIX's candlelit atmosphere, which can set the mood for a romantic celebration of successful under-the-wire library-book renewals.
Emeril Lagasse recently visited Bistro AIX, and Gayot gives the eatery a 13/20. Jacksonville Fine Dining Examiner offers a four-star review, Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars, and Citysearchers give it a five-star average. Seventy TripAdvisors give a four owl-eye average, and 81% of more than 500 Urbanspooners recommend it.
- The food at Bistro AIX is authentic french cuisine and every dish that they brought out was delicious. – Mouth of the South, Urbanspoon
- Seriously some of the best food I've had in Jacksonville. It's just delicious. – threeshinyjs, TripAdvisor
- The best restaurant hands down. We dine out often and nothing ever compares to the food or service!! – wino1209, Citysearch
- Having lived in New York, it's not often that I find a restaurant outside the city that could be magicially transported to lower Manhattan and fit in flawlessly. Bistro Aix is one of those places. Flavors are interesting and unique and dishes are well-presented. – getsugarbeet, Citysearch