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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Binfield, United Kingdom
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Binfield, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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Sydney
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124 reviews 124 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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Montreux, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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3 reviews 3 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 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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Additional Information about L'Esquisse

Address: 21 Rue Royale, 74000 Annecy, France
Phone Number: 04.50.44.80.59
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Annecy
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
Average Prices: USD 23 - 67
Cuisine: French

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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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