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Villa Esche

Parkstrasse 58, 09120 Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 162 Restaurants in Chemnitz
Price range: $29 - $37
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Munich, Germany
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126 reviews 126 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Villa Esche in Chemnitz is the first house Henri van de Velde, the Belgian Art Nouveau architect and designer, built in Germany for a textile manufacturer called Esche. The house is a Gesamtkunstwerk where every little details bears the stamp of van de Velde's genius. High expectations for a restaurant on the estate. They are more than fulfilled. on a... More

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

This place should probably be the #1 restaurant in Chemnitz. After we finally found it, we had a great time. There was basically an option of 3 or 4 courses for the evening. I think it was two cuts of lamb for the entree that evening. Everything was cooked to perfection, service was prompt (by German standards). My only complaint... More

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102 reviews 102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2010

The "Remise", or carriage-house, of the monstrously rich stocking-knitter Herbert Esche, who used his industrialist's fortune to build a villa overlooking Chemnitz (what four generations before him had saved, he spent on the house, as our guide put it, and my heavens, does it ever show!), is now a restaurant -- and, I believe, houses the kitchen from which events... More

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Chapel Hill, NC
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2010

The Villa Esche is one of the architectural showpieces of Chemnitz (although I myself do not go for the Jugendstil so much). But the restaurant is part of the complex and they aim for, and achieve, a refined setting with some elegance. The food is likewise somewhat refined and also tasty, including some traditional dishes that were quite good. We... More

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