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L'Insolence

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36 Avenue Alsace Lorraine, 38000, Grenoble, France
+33 9 53 36 54 29
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 80
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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love the Potence

Get the Potence!! its like a medieval torture device filled with chunks of meat, set on fire over a pot of fries. Fun to eat. Fun to take visitors. not cheap but worth the money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
SkinnyLauren
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Grenoble, France
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Grenoble, France
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The "Potence" is a very scenographic dish. It is a medieval torture device filled with chunks of meat, set on fire over a pot of french fries.The meat is good but not exceptional, even if it retains the taste of Cognac. However... how is that possible that the french fries are so tasteless...? Bleah... Lovely venue but the tables are... More 

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Thank Giulio B
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Good food and prices. Easy going atmosphere with eclectic decoration and fittings. Would recommend depending in menu selection.

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Thank William R
Grenoble, France
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Get the Potence!! its like a medieval torture device filled with chunks of meat, set on fire over a pot of fries. Fun to eat. Fun to take visitors. not cheap but worth the money.

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Thank SkinnyLauren
Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This little restaurant, barely more than a hole in the wall, offers a unique dining experience. Their speciality is taken out of medieval tiles, the ball of a spike club threaded with meat, hung over a pot of fries and then flambéed with cognac letting the juices and cognac drip into the fries ... Add to that the fact that... More 

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Thank TorbenKP
Giussano, Italy
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I enjoyed a lot this place. Ambient was smooth and warm and people really fantastic. Not many tables but this helps a lot to keep the noise level very low. We had a great appetizer with Lobster and some kind of tortellini. Entree has been a surprise: we shared (in two) a kind of huge pineapple of duck and beef... More 

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1 Thank guido d
Vancouver Island, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We decided to go to this restaurant intrigued by its original name. We had a very good evening, the decoration inside is stunning and worth seeing ! The dishes were excellent, from the starter to the dessert and the wine list is great. You can rely on the waitress to get good advice with the smile ! Definitely a must-see... More 

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Thank Josh D
Nuenen, The Netherlands
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219 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The restaurant is nice and has a special atmosphere. We sat outside on the terrace. Unfortunately the trams that go by make a lot of noise. And we had bad luck with the choice we made for diner. Staff tried to solve our problem, but our experience still was disappointing.

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Thank Everard v
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This restaurant has a gimmick, which is that they serve three different kinds of meat on a sort of upright spit thing that they light on fire at your table (a "potence" - apparently dates from medieval times). It looks impressive because the fire is huge, but we did not order this so can't comment on how it tastes. They... More 

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Thank mooresie1
Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Walking the streets of Grenoble while on business, my colleagues and I were looking for dinner and came across this little restaurant. We were greeted warmly by the hostess. Service and food were excellent. One of the best meals for the price that I have ever had - anywhere.

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1 Thank Lou B
Hout Bay, South Africa
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

All you need to know is that this resto is famous for its " potence de boeuf/canard/gambas" . Gorgeous decor and the lovely couple that run the place are so very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Avenue Alsace Lorraine, 38000, Grenoble, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Isere  >  Grenoble
  • Phone Number: +33 9 53 36 54 29

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  • Cuisine: French

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