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L'Esquisse

21 Rue Royale, 74000 Annecy, France
04.50.44.80.59
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Ranked #2 of 297 restaurants in Annecy
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $29 - $83
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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12 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We had a brilliant night out at L'Esquisse last night. It's everything the other reviews say except we found there was plenty of food, we definitely weren't hungry. I ate the bread because I thought after my Saint Jaques (3 large perfectly prepared scallops) that the portions may be tiny but we came away so full i was not even... More

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Brit in France
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We live in the area and have been searching a long time for a good restaurant in Annecy, which has excellent food at a reasonable price. We have tried many but unfortunately, in Annecy the large majority of restaurants are for tourist and most have similar menus. Great if you are a tourist but not good if you live nearby.... More

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Ras Tanurah
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We selected this restaurant because of the reviews in Tripadvisor but we did not like it that much. The pictures looked great but the food is average. It is a few menu options type of restaurant but we found the food undercooked and not as per our taste. Definitely not for families and the options for children are none. It... More

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