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L'Essentiel

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29/31 rue Mirabeau, 14800 Deauville, France
02 31 87 22 11
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cuisine créative et raffinée, service décontracté mais professionnel, pour...
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 185
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
excellent dejeuner en famille

not our first time at l'essentiel but first time as a large group. great service, very efficient, timely. we went there with 7 children, no hassle at all, and food was customised for children and for the adults - so we were all happy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2014
nicg38
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

not our first time at l'essentiel but first time as a large group. great service, very efficient, timely. we went there with 7 children, no hassle at all, and food was customised for children and for the adults - so we were all happy.

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Caen, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We used to come with my wife last years and i came back with my mum and brother last week. Nothing changed, every dishes is mastered. We ordered starter, main meal and dessert. each one is an equilibrium of light spices never greasy. A special remark to the fish, a huge piece perfectly cooked ! a real masterpiece as well... More 

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L'essentiel D, Gérant at L'Essentiel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for yout comments. With pleasure, ome back soon at l'Essentiel ! More 

Sydney, Australia
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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
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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
40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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181 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29/31 rue Mirabeau, 14800 Deauville, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Deauville
  • Phone Number: 02 31 87 22 11

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 67

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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