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29/31 rue Mirabeau, 14800 Deauville, France
02 31 87 22 11
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Ranked #4 of 87 Restaurants in Deauville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $23 - $77
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cuisine créative et raffinée, service décontracté mais professionnel, pour un repas entre amis ou pour un tête à tête romantique.Nous seront là pour vous accueil avec le sourire.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We ate at the restaurant on our first night in Deauville after our hotel recommendation bad we were not disappointed- lobster bisque followed by lobster pan fried and a wonderful chocolate desert together with a great Chardonnay ensured an outstanding and affordable evening. The service was wonderful and attentive. We were so impressed we brought back our travel group on... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My partner and I had a great meal here. We both went for the Decouverte Menu which consists of 6 beautifully presented courses.All the courses were excellent. The staff were very helpful particularly Anna who was brilliant and explained each course to us and spoke very good English, much better than my French I'm ashamed to say !!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

With a very nice advise from the sommelier the meal start with original and delicious entree. An additional piece is provided by the chef with a sophisticated gaspacio. We moved forward with a fish well prepared. I recommend to close the meal by the modern fruit salad called the water lily. The bread is great but don't expect to see... More

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As this was our last night in Deauville we decided to eat at L'Essentiel since it was well rated in Tripadvisor. We did not book a table and arrived at the restaurant at around 7.20pm and a table was found without any problem. We chose the Decouverte menu at 59euros, as it had a seafood slant and gave opportunity to... More

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Paris, France
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had lunch here today and were amazed at the care and detail put into the dishes we enjoyed. We sat outside half in the shade and half in the sun which was very pleasant. We started with apéritifs and tapas which were good. Then lobster bisque which was beautifully served and absolutely delicious. For our main courses my Partner... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Good food and good ambiance. You can eat outside and the waiter was very kind with us. Fish is fresh.

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Paris, France
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Good restaurant tasting menu at 59€. I recommend. Perhaps to be picky only downside is that more various tastes would have been needed in the menu.

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Tabanac, Aquitaine, France
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261 reviews 261 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful find ... living in SW France it is hard to find something that is not "duck, duck and steak". L'Essentiel with its Asian influenced French food was a fabulous change, from the norm ...... the lunch menu of the day was tofu/mushroom amuse bouche, ray-wing presse (like a terrine) with pickled radish entree, beef/shitake main and white... More

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Paris, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We went to this restaurant because it was highly ranked on TripAdvisor, and was advertising "French-Asian" fusion. We took the "Découverte" menu, which is 4 half-portions, plus cheese, plus a dessert, for 59€, which is good value and allows you to try almost half of their menu, but is not a massive deal. They managed to accommodate our "no red... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

A blast! Very creative cuisine, super fresh ingredients, a bit of fusion and a lot of talent!! Wine list is just amazing; connaisseur wines at v reasonable price. Chef makes himself available to his passion. Such a contrast with all the other restaurants we tried in Deauville.

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