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All 623 Grenoble Restaurants

L'insolence

36, Avenue Alsace-Lorraine, 38000 Grenoble, France (Gabriel Péri)
+33(0)9 53 36 54 29
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Ranked #39 of 623 Restaurants in Grenoble
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Gabriel Péri
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Hout Bay, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

A nice restaurant with friendly staff, you should definitely try the "potence". Beef is amazing after being flambé at your table in brandy and the juices all drip over your frites, yumm... Not cheap but well worth the experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Great food, lovely lady serving us, welcoming and interesting atmosphere and very special little place! A little bit too expensive for my liking, but not a crazy amount. Would recommend!

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Manchester
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I'm here in Grenoble for a week, so last night I spent the evening going though what I would like to eat over the week.I made a list and started tonight with L'Ynsolence, I asked for the house speciality but was told it was really for two people, but she was happy to do it for one. Its basically a... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Whether you’re in Grenoble for a quick trip or longer, I recommend a visit to l’Ynsolence, a wonderful and original restaurant just a brief walk from the train station. The décor is amusing, eclectic and cosy, the menu is inventive and food sourced locally from the Isère region. (The the ‘Y’ in the name refers to the location of Grenoble... More

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Salon-de-Provence, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

A friend told us about the place. Waitress and Cook are really nice. The restaurant is well decorated. You can even seat un a bathtub!!! The wine is good. The experience of the "potence" was great. You can see the "fire show" before degusting the meat hammered in a kind of special designed metal mace with spikes hanged to a... More

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Moscow, Russia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Great food (you should try their specials), english menu. Service a little bit slow, because there are too much people for just 1 waitress. Prices are ok, 25-40 euro per person for dinner.

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Additional Information about L'insolence

Address: 36, Avenue Alsace-Lorraine, 38000 Grenoble, France
Phone Number: +33(0)9 53 36 54 29
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Isere  >  Grenoble>  > Gabriel Péri
Cuisine: French

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