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Restaurant L'Essentiel

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2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
04 90 85 87 12
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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Siesta Key, Florida
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got there when they first opened at 7 pm and were immediately seated. Within 15 minutes all outside tables were taken or on reservation. The food was superb. We tried several of the entrees in our group and all were excellent. We were not rushed - we actually sat after dinner to finish wine and coffee and left 2... More 

Thank Bobbo_SRQ
New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent preparation and service. Outside setting was magical. A splurge but very much worthwhile. The waitstaff was very helpful with the wine selection.

Thank David103155
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103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked this restaurant from Trip Advisor. Very nice restaurant but you need to book. Food very good but only a small menu which they don't change, otherwise we would have gone back. Would recommend.

Thank FredaWarrington
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marvelous atmosphere and food and service to match. A Rick Steve's recommendation. The manager told us he had been there with his film crew last year. Reservation mandatory!

Thank bkahane
Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I mailed the restaurant to reserve a table of 8, the lady Dominique replied me they confirmed the reservation. when we arrive on time, the lady says we didnt confirm the reservation. so she cancel it. It is ridiculous.

Thank irenesyy2016
Breking out from London
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by a most gracious lady who acts as the maitre d'. She was very helpful and efficient.She very kindly allowed us to chose our table which was very much appreciated.This allowed us to fully enjoy the courtyard which is very beautiful and certainly adds to the overall experience. We both went for the Euro32 menu - salmon... More 

Thank Rovingtourist
Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners were some of the nicest people I've met running a restaurant. The service level was extremely high and so was the quality of the food. Especially considering the meager price I was very impressed.

Thank Frank-Magnus
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived the restaurant on time, seems to be the first customers of the night. We entered the room, and it is extremely hot since they did not turn on the AC. We asked whether we can sit outside, she said no as we booked inside. I told her that the reason we book inside is because we would like... More 

Thank feeling_gb
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our second night in Avignon, we went to L'Essential and had a wonderful experience. We dined in the courtyard which had a lovely ambience and it was perfect weather. The service was excellent. The two degustation menu choices both sounded wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed the 36 Euro menu and would recommend it to people who enjoy fine dining. We... More 

Thank 2Finefoodlovers
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delicious dinner in a beautiful garden setting tucked away in the city centre.Our hostess was attentive and showed real concern that we had a special and memorable evening.We would highly recommend this venue for a romantic dinner for two.

Thank Gallicwanderer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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?