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Restaurant L'Essentiel

2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000 Avignon, France
04 90 85 87 12
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Ranked #8 of 408 Restaurants in Avignon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Cayman Islands
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Went here with 5 business colleagues. For dinner. It is an unassuming place from the outside but when you enter it is great. The restaurant consists of two rooms and I when we were there on Tuesday night it was nearly full...always a good sign. The mix of clients were locals and tourists. We were offered two prix fix menus... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

WOW - taste sensation ! Three courses each and could not find one fault. Each dish melted in our mouths and being from Melbourne - food capital of the world - we now give best restaurant to L'Essentiel !! From the duck terrine, to roasted partridge to the most delicious three raspberry dessert - dont ever let your head chef... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had a wonderful meal a L'Essentiel. We were seated immediately upon arrival at a table located in their beautiful courtyard. The food was very creative and very good. The owner/hostess personally attended to us the entire meal, helped us choose a great wine, described the dishes, made recommendations and was genuinely interested in making our meal special--which it was.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We passed bij the resto and from outside it looked already appealing. We tried without a reservation and got a table for 5. The interior is nice and clean. Service by the host was great and better than French standard. We ordered the 3 course menu. Taste was great, courses came a bit to fast after each other.

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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food, food presentation, wine and service were all excellent. The owner's wife was our hostess and really wants the guests to have a perfect meal. She was very attentive and checked in with us several times to ensure we were liking all our selections. The food was exquisite. Definitely recommend.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Family operated, friendly and so accommodating to some special dietary needs. One of best meals we have had and if we were staying in the area we would be returning to eat here again! Location is great near the city center UNESCO sites. Service could not have been better. All six in our group were very happy. I can personally... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Upon entering the restaurant, one immediately notices the elegant and contemporary decor. The maître d' and the waiters were very friendly, welcoming and efficient. We ordered from the 31 euro menu, which included an appetizer, entree and desert. The delicious food received very high marks from our group for presentation! The floating island soup was a culinary wonder!! It was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

best meal we had compared to all restaurants around, pleasant staff. we did not have a reservation but they accommodated us at 7pm. All courses including dessert were very good

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gary@promoresults.com.au
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

After viewing the menu and checking out the interior of this classy restaurant we decided that we would visit for dinner whilst in Avignon. The maître de was very friendly and spoke good English which made us feel very comfortable when we arrived at the restaurant. We took advantage of the attractive dishes available in 31 Euro menu supplemented by... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

At the beginning of my visit to Avignon, I asked a helpful bartender which among the many good restaurants I should try during my short stay. He said that probably the best in the city is L'Essentiel, tucked away just below the main city square and the papal palace. I went there for lunch and it certainly lived up to... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant L'Essentiel

Address: 2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000 Avignon, France
Phone Number: 04 90 85 87 12
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Avignon
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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