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L'Esquisse

21 Rue Royale, 74000 Annecy, France
04.50.44.80.59
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Ranked #2 of 320 Restaurants in Annecy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $78
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is small and unassuming from the outside. Inside however all is different, comfortable rather than luxurious but with a real love for the food they produce. We had pigeon cooked in several ways (delicious and moist) with a mousse of potato with cream and wild mushrooms which was one of the best things I have tasted in many... More

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Annecy, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurant in our town, my wife and I come here on a regular basis and every time we are delight with the quality of our meal. The food is great, the atmosphere is nice but nothing special ... you are here mostly for one of the best food in town. It is a busy... More

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

A New Year treat that we had been looking forward to. We had tried to get in many times before but this time we booked in advance. A small classy setting, with a very personable but discreet service. The food was excellent. We took the "Inspiration" menu where the chef brings you seasonal surprises. Everything was imaginative, and delicious. Pure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This restaurant is not to expensive for the quality of food that is available. The service is excellent, as it is discrete but there when you need it. I recommend the menu inspiration, as you are unaware of what they will serve you. The food is relatively light and the starters in particular are very fresh.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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149 reviews 149 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

What an unforgettable evening we spent in this charming, beautiful gem of a restaurant. The decor is so welcoming and comfortable, the hostess ( a married couple is running the place) professional but warm and chatty and a delight to talk to. The L'Inspiration menu is worth any money. I think what surprised us the most is how innovative the... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We had a lovely three-course meal with impeccable service. Too many restaurants in Annecy are packed with noisy tourists but this intimate space was full of locals, enjoying fine, delicious cuisine in a pleasant setting.

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Annecy, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We live in Annecy and we really like this restaurant, very good local food, good taste and reasonable prices for the quality ... only negative side is that if you go often and pick the "surprise" menu ... well sometime you get the same one ... but still very good. Book in advance, it is small and it fill up... More

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