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L'Esquisse

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As featured in Best Food in Annecy
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21 Rue Royale, 74000, Annecy, France
04.50.44.80.59
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 257
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a surprise!

A good friend had arranged for us a table which is not easy. The place is small but the people are very nice and even dough the cutlery might be overdesigned and difficult to use, the tastes and the creativity is excellent! Amazing what is presented and made out from simple, regional food! This is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
patfreund
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Berlin
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Berlin
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

A good friend had arranged for us a table which is not easy. The place is small but the people are very nice and even dough the cutlery might be overdesigned and difficult to use, the tastes and the creativity is excellent! Amazing what is presented and made out from simple, regional food! This is not just a good Restaurant,... More 

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1 Thank patfreund
Perth UK
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This 18-cover restaurant is situated in the Main Street of old Annecy and is obviously popular. The husband cooks and the wife is assisted by a competent and helpful wait-person. The sense of being welcomed was real and warmly felt. Smiling, helpful service was complimented by wonderful cooking. My 'surprise' table d'hote dinner consisted of a beautifully fresh and inspired... More 

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2 Thank BobTPerth
Veyrier-Du-Lac, France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The husband/wife team serves up a consistently excellent offering of fresh French food. Very accommodating to non-meat eaters as well.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Tucked away from the busy tourist area. Small, but not overcrowded. Made to feel special, not just a number. We chose the 'surprise' menu which the chef uses their inspiration for each dish, it did not disappoint. The staff were all very pleasant & welcoming, we asked them to choose the appropriate wine for the dishes. I think they even... More 

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Thank Sttam
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I chose this restaurant from the TA list because it's in the same street as my favourite dress shop at no. 7. And the reason we went today was because the sales are on! How lovely just to wander up the road and step into this smart little restaurant of 7 tables and be greeted by the chef's wife. We... More 

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1 Thank Denise T
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A number of things stand out about L'Esquisse. The menu comprises of either a "surprise" meal where the owner will talk you through what is on offer for the day and makes adaptions if certain ingredients are not to your liking; or the "menu gourmand" where you have a choice of starter, fish course, meat, cheese, desert (or if you... More 

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Binfield, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a little hidden gem in Annecy. the place is very small and has probably no more than 5 tables, which allows for very personalized and attentive service. As many have mentioned before, the food is really good there.

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1 Thank Alexsas777
Sydney
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142 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The quality and presentation of food at L'Esquisse is 150%. The menu of the day has enough selections to make it interesting and the staff ask what your likes, dislikes, favourites, allergies may be and then present your meal accordingly. I forgot to mention I'm not fond of snails so was served them as part of the first course in... More 

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Thank AlexGil
Montreux, Switzerland
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Only few tables, very small place. But let you surprise by what they are offering. Own by a couple, the lady in charge of the service, the husband being the Chef. Let them propose what they have. Is worth it. Top quality, full of savors, great wines.

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1 Thank Bernard T
Geelong, Australia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

l'Esquisse, 21 rue Royal, Annecy, Haute Savoie, France Arrived early to a small empty restaurant with attractive minimal décor, six tables, sketches adorning the walls. A waitress ran up to take our coats and usher us to a table. Soon L’Esquisse was full and buzzing. Our menu choice: ‘Expression Gourmande’ Foie gras cuit au gros sel, tomate - basilic Homard... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Rue Royale, 74000, Annecy, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Annecy
  • Phone Number: 04.50.44.80.59

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 67
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?