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L'Esquisse

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21 Rue Royale, 74000 Annecy, France
04.50.44.80.59
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Today
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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

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  • 199
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Let you surpise!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Bernard T
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Montreux, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Montreux, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 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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Geelong, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a brilliant meal at L'Esquisse and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. We had the Inspiration menu where you are not told what you are going to get. My wife has some things that she won't eat but the lady who took our order asked what these were and assured us that we would not get... More 

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Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The food was excellent, the service warm, friendly and the wine list excellent. I would go back again I'm a heartbeat, in fact I would visit Annecy again just to eat here!

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Annecy, France
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115 reviews 115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Around 8 tables makes this little gem quite small. Remember to make a reservation. Gourmet kitchen in a relaxed manner. Small wine list, maybe too small for a place that cooks this good. Relaxed and kind service but more important the food is top quality. Prepared and cooked with love, no doubt. Fair priced for what you get. Will for... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

So recommending this restaurant! It was a little over our usual budget but for a special occasion more than happy to make a reservation here. And we were sertenly not disappointed! Waitress (property manager?) was really nice and listened very well to what we liked and didn't liked (since we were going to try the 'suprice menu'). Everything was really... More 

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Gambier, Ohio, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you are near Annecy you cannot miss dining at this charming restaurant. Just a few tables so make certain to make a reservation well in advance. Great food, staff and atmosphere. One of our favorite restaurants in France. Should be rated number one in Annecy.

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had several nice dinners during out stay in Annecy, but this restaurant stood out head and shoulders in terms of food, presentation, service and ambience. The food was faultless and had been prepared with lovingly detail. Some of the flavours were quite astonishing. In short, one of the best meals I have had in a while, and no more... More 

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Annecy, France
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I'm just back from a lunch with a friend at l'Esquisse. We had the lunch menu and enjoyed it very much. The service was very nice, and the cuisine is seasonal, fresh, light and delicious. I have not tried any of the evening (more expensive) menus, but the value for the quality of the lunch menu will definitely make me... More 

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Geneva
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you want to go there for a date, this is a great place. The food is great, service is discreet, the place is cosy. The menu offers several options depending on how hungry you are. The lobster clearly stands out, maybe the dessert was a bit too heavy.

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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 - 65
  • 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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