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All 131 Chartres Restaurants

Esprit Gourmand

6 rue du Cheval Blanc, 28000 Chartres, France
+33 (0)237369784
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Ranked #1 of 131 Restaurants in Chartres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $43
Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nous sommes fermes le dimanche soir,le lundi et le mardi
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Belmont, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I reserved a table for dinner well before we visited Chartres after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor for this restaurant. Reservations are essential, since the restaurant seats only 22 persons--and no one hurries the diners! Their 3-course prix fixe dinner offers multiple choices, all of which looked very tempting! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals, and the friendly staff provided a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A warm welcome, excellent cave and top cuisine for lunch made this a fabulous find...we lunched for 4 hours--typically french! Fred is a perfect host and meets all needs and expectations as does the cuisine. Adored the agneau slow cooked...a regale! And for chocolate lovers and non don't miss the chocolate fondante for dessert!

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Rocky Mount, NC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A small restaurant for which a reservations are necessary was full of customers, mostly locals, during our lunch there in mid-October. Our appetizers – I had quail salad and Dana had mustard soup – were good and I liked my chicken dish. But Dana felt the pork with bacon and cheese was overcooked and not very flavorful. Our desserts –... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our adult family group ate two dinners at Esprit Gourmand. We ordered a la carte. Our food was delicious. Our service was excellent. The location is very convenient for seeing the spectacular light show on the facades of the cathedral and for strolling after dinner.

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Chartres, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I really enjoyed our lunch in this restaurant from the appetizer to the main course until the dessert. You should try the Croustade d'escargots!

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Austin, TX
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had lunch at this lovely, comfortable restaurant today before touring the cathedral. Our group ordered the arctic char, the roast chicken and a vegetarian meal put together by the restaurant. The char came with risotto with mushrooms and was absolutely fresh and delicious. The poulet was, I believe, accompanied by potatoes and was greatly enjoyed by my friend. The... More 

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Hampshire
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148 reviews 148 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have eaten here twice and on each occasion the meal was excellent. The dining room is large so you are not on top of other diners. There is a fixed price menu (menu du jour) for 25 euros and a la carte choices. The dishes were imaginative and well prepared. Service was excellent and the senior person (? the... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We had just one night in Chartres and had pre booked the restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. The lady who greeted us was charming and the perfect hostess. We both ordered the 25euro set meal which was excellent and which I think changes every evening. None of the courses was quite what we expected but everything was very fresh,... More 

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Dorking
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our second visit here and it didn't disappoint. The food - we had the set menu at 25 euros - was excellent value and very tasty. There was no choice, however, on this particular menu, but it was very tasty. The service was excellent and the wines reasonably priced. It was already fully booked by 7.30 which really says it... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have been here twice - the time I ordered a la carte was the best experience - don't be affraid to follow the waiters advise on food.

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Additional Information about Esprit Gourmand

Address: 6 rue du Cheval Blanc, 28000 Chartres, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)237369784
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chartres
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 43
Cuisine: French

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