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Restaurant L'Essentiel

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2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
04 90 85 87 12
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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singapore
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To be fair, the food was very decent. The hake fish was so so but the veal was very good. The beef carpaccio and tuna tartare were also delicious. Desserts were peach Charlotte and cheese cake which were light and refreshing. Only set back, perhaps it was summer or the lack of staff, Service could have been more welcoming. We... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for a wonderful food experience in Avignon. Due to limited time, we had not been able to reserve. They happily accommodated us. The food was very well done; creation, presentation, and execution. This is a definite GO TO and ENJOY.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful courtyard, lovely service, delicious and beautifully presented food. Every bite was fabulous. Highly recommend. Hope to return someday. This is very special place.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of high end dining with food beautifully presented but sadly not particularly tasty, with service efficient but lacking in warmth.

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brussels
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really nice place, Elegant furniture, great food and friendly service We had dinner and it is the kind of restaurant we like to visit. The service was perfect, we had an excellent menu, everything perfectly cooked, nicely dressed and on time

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Geneva, Switzerland
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably overrated.. Rose recommended (from Bandol) was excellent and probably the highlight of the dinner.. Service was extremely slow.. After seated, 10 min before getting menu, 20-30 min before taking order 10-15 min before drinks served and the wait continues.. Food tasted normal, nothing spectacular... Presentation was good ..

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new york city
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our last night of a cycling trip, after returning the bikes and settling in, we treated ourselves to a very nice dinner here. Worth making a reservation for the courtyard. It was a warm night but as the sun went down and the air cooled, we really enjoyed the experience. Food was superior, nice wine list and very attentive... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a city teeming with great restaurants, this is still a very distinctive choice. We had wonderful dinner here and time here. The appetizers, desserts and the main plates were so remarkable in display and amazingly tasty that I consider them as some of the best I had in French restaurants anywhere (some were lot more expensive than this place).... More 

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Avignon, France
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each time in Avignon we make the maximum effort to have lunch in this delightful restaurant.Always fully booked it is wise to plan beforehand to assure a table.The menus are each time again a surprise in presentation and its original taste of all ingredients.. One of my favorites in Avignon. Among the many tourist traps...

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

L'Essential This is a very good restaurant with a rear terrace open to the sky and enclosed by the old walls of the city. Staff, and in particular the owner, were very friendly and helpful. The owner helped me with wine, since I am unfamiliar with the local vineyards, leading me to a perfect "Sancerre-like" selection. There was no overcrowding... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Avignon
  • Phone Number: 04 90 85 87 12

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?