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L'Esquisse

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As featured in Best Food in Annecy
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21 Rue Royale, 74000, Annecy, France
04.50.44.80.59
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12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Haslemere
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant 2 years ago and visited Annecy again specifically to return. We were not disappointed. It is not just the food, it is the whole dining experience where the chef chooses what to cook from his fresh ingedients on the day based on what your likes or dislikes are - there is no menu. Each dish... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very small place so reserve well ahead of time. If you are adventurous, go for the 5 course surprise menu. One of the dishes was the best calves liver I've ever eaten. Very attentive service as well.

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Thank Paul J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch on Saturday in this little restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious. We did not like cheese so we got two starters instead. We would certainly go back again.

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Berlin
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

A good friend had arranged for us a table which is not easy. The place is small but the people are very nice and even dough the cutlery might be overdesigned and difficult to use, the tastes and the creativity is excellent! Amazing what is presented and made out from simple, regional food! This is not just a good Restaurant,... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This 18-cover restaurant is situated in the Main Street of old Annecy and is obviously popular. The husband cooks and the wife is assisted by a competent and helpful wait-person. The sense of being welcomed was real and warmly felt. Smiling, helpful service was complimented by wonderful cooking. My 'surprise' table d'hote dinner consisted of a beautifully fresh and inspired... More 

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Veyrier-Du-Lac, France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The husband/wife team serves up a consistently excellent offering of fresh French food. Very accommodating to non-meat eaters as well.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Tucked away from the busy tourist area. Small, but not overcrowded. Made to feel special, not just a number. We chose the 'surprise' menu which the chef uses their inspiration for each dish, it did not disappoint. The staff were all very pleasant & welcoming, we asked them to choose the appropriate wine for the dishes. I think they even... More 

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Thank Sttam
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I chose this restaurant from the TA list because it's in the same street as my favourite dress shop at no. 7. And the reason we went today was because the sales are on! How lovely just to wander up the road and step into this smart little restaurant of 7 tables and be greeted by the chef's wife. We... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A number of things stand out about L'Esquisse. The menu comprises of either a "surprise" meal where the owner will talk you through what is on offer for the day and makes adaptions if certain ingredients are not to your liking; or the "menu gourmand" where you have a choice of starter, fish course, meat, cheese, desert (or if you... More 

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Binfield, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a little hidden gem in Annecy. the place is very small and has probably no more than 5 tables, which allows for very personalized and attentive service. As many have mentioned before, the food is really good there.

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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
Average prices
$23 - $66
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Rue Royale, 74000, Annecy, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Annecy
  • Phone Number: 04.50.44.80.59

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