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29/31 rue Mirabeau, 14800, Deauville, France
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food ( the 'essential'), kindly waiters, price / quality OK, but some important things to improve : red wine has to be served at the right temperature ( we ordered 2 bottles and we made already the remark at the beginning. High outdoor temperatures can't be an excuse ) . A toilet has to be clean. An open... More 

Thank Wim V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I definite agree with the previous TA reviews saying how wonderful the food is, the well done Asian-French fusion, and the very tasty sauces which were not over-bearing. We were all pleased with our dishes (cod, turbot and wagyu steak), and the chef was willing to make small changes. The wine list was varied and interesting, and the champagne by... More 

Thank Ninodebalia
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

My goodness this was good! From the amuse bouche of the most delectable beetroot gazpacho through the pumpkin velouté with fois gras to the main courses of beef or duck with mushrooms, this was serious, French cooking with a touch of Asian fusion. The desserts were good too though I am not sure mint and cucumber sorbet really complements raspberry... More 

Thank saranLondon
Chartres, France
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Great place, great meal, and helpful for vegetarians: they offered me a special dish of veggies, it was tasty and unique. Each vegetable was separately cooked with each a remarkable taste! (Great mushrooms, sauces, mixes...) Service was great, waiters were all really kind and helpful. My wife took the Menu Decouverte (60€, 6 courses, and well worth the price!), each... More 

Thank Micha M
Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Its nice what the chef is trying to achieve. It was about the best meal we had during our stay. Limited in choice but the sauces are freshly made unlike Paris where they come straight out of a jar.

Thank David A
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

not our first time at l'essentiel but first time as a large group. great service, very efficient, timely. we went there with 7 children, no hassle at all, and food was customised for children and for the adults - so we were all happy.

Thank nicg38
Caen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We used to come with my wife last years and i came back with my mum and brother last week. Nothing changed, every dishes is mastered. We ordered starter, main meal and dessert. each one is an equilibrium of light spices never greasy. A special remark to the fish, a huge piece perfectly cooked ! a real masterpiece as well... More 

Thank Bruno B
L'essentiel D, Gérant at L'Essentiel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for yout comments. With pleasure, ome back soon at l'Essentiel ! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We ate at the restaurant on our first night in Deauville after our hotel recommendation bad we were not disappointed- lobster bisque followed by lobster pan fried and a wonderful chocolate desert together with a great Chardonnay ensured an outstanding and affordable evening. The service was wonderful and attentive. We were so impressed we brought back our travel group on... More 

Thank Craig P
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My partner and I had a great meal here. We both went for the Decouverte Menu which consists of 6 beautifully presented courses.All the courses were excellent. The staff were very helpful particularly Anna who was brilliant and explained each course to us and spoke very good English, much better than my French I'm ashamed to say !!

Thank mccracken11
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

With a very nice advise from the sommelier the meal start with original and delicious entree. An additional piece is provided by the chef with a sophisticated gaspacio. We moved forward with a fish well prepared. I recommend to close the meal by the modern fruit salad called the water lily. The bread is great but don't expect to see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $66
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29/31 rue Mirabeau, 14800, Deauville, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Deauville
  • Phone Number: 33231872211
Cuisine créative et raffinée, service décontracté mais professionnel, pour un repas entre amis ou pour un tête à tête romantique.Nous seront là pour vous accueillir avec le sourire.

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