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Restaurant L'Essentiel

2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000 Avignon, France
04 90 85 87 12
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Ranked #7 of 405 Restaurants in Avignon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thu - 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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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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  • Portuguese first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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South Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This small restaurant on a back street was so good we went back. Creative, delicious food without being weird. Wonderful service, delightful hidden patio, even when packed with conventioneers. Attentive service from the young maitre d', wife of the chef. Best food & service we had in Provence.

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Moscow
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were recommended to visit this place to taste something exactly French and memorable. Althoug we haven't made a booking in advance, we were lucky to get a table. Both ordered variants of menu (Euro 31 & Euro 45) were fascinationg: delicious and "very French". TTogether with nice atmosphere and hospitable staff this wonderful dinner left the best memories and... More 

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were referred by our front desk agent and loved the dining experience. Very French and a gastronomic experience not to be missed in Avignon.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This trip was unfortunately timed badly with respect to truffles but, the summer truffle Tuber aestivum was on our list and this place managed to still have some. We both had this starter, with a long crust resting on one side of the dish above the cod and egg and on the crust was a thinly sliced row of summer... 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:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday 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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