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L'Escale

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French, Seafood, International
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Travessa Santana,14 | Ossos, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 22 2623-2816
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Chef Francis proposes gastronomic itineraries, based on traditional French...
Chef Francis proposes gastronomic itineraries, based on traditional French cuisine, opened on world cuisines for all tastes and scope of scholarship! ...The chef's philosophy: gourmet recipes, fun, emotion ... preserving the original flavors of fresh produce! . a chef trained in the best restaurants in Paris . dish of the day according to the arrivals . children's menu . carefully selected wines . only fresh . all "homemade" and without frying . hygiene European standards . reservation for your comfort ...
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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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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
Excellent food and personal service

Great, personal service with French charm. Great, simple food with delicious flavours. One not to be missed when in Buzios.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Great, personal service with French charm. Great, simple food with delicious flavours. One not to be missed when in Buzios.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

After seeing several nice evaluations, my husband and I decided to have dinner at L'Escale. Unfortunately, we were not lucky - the starter (ceviche) was ok, but the main course was disappointing - the fish was fresh, but it tasted like rubber. In spite of this, we decided to give the dessert a try - but the profiteroles were overcooked... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Nice little restaurant with very good service from the owner herself. The food and wine was excellent. Can recommend you to go here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This restaurant of timid frontage and away from the bustle of the crowded main street got us surprised with amazing and genuine French dishes, prepared by an originally French couple. The cost benefit is great. Dishes are excellent and prices even better. The service is awesome and the owners of the restaurant are lovable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I recommend this restaurant for everybody that visit buzios.... The cook use regional ingredients and i think this is a diferential..

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I was walking around with my girlfriend, trying to find a nice place to have dinner, when we stumbled over L'Escale. After a quick chat with the really nice lady that works there, we're convinced, and made a reservation for later. The food was really impressive, a really nice French food experience that I've not had before in Brazil. Totally... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A friend of mine had recommended this spot, so, on the first of January, we walked over. It looked closed, and the owners were inside the restaurant. It appears they were no longer taking anyone, but when we explained we were visiting from California, they said they would seat us and make us a crepe! DELICIOUS and wonderful experience. Beautiful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This French Restaurant stood out amongst all the Latin American, pasta, pizza and seafood restaurants which were in abundance. The owners (who do everything - cook, serve etc.) were very pleasant. The food was very good and fairly cheap for Buzios. They do everything from snacks to 4 course French meals and the seaview is amazing. Definitely worth a try.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very good food & service, great view from terrace, good ambiance. Saved this for our last night and we weren't disappointed. HIghly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

L'Escale is real French cuisine to an affordable price. It is located in one of the most beautiful spots, next to the sea in Buzios.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Travessa Santana,14 | Ossos, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Buzios
  • Phone Number: +55 22 2623-2816

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

Description

Chef Francis proposes gastronomic itineraries, based on traditional French cuisine, opened on world cuisines for all tastes and scope of scholarship! ...The chef's philosophy: gourmet recipes, fun, emotion ... preserving the original flavors of fresh produce! . a chef trained in the best restaurants in Paris . dish of the day according to the arrivals . children's menu . carefully selected wines . only fresh . all "homemade" and without frying . hygiene European standards . reservation for your comfort ...

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