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21 rue Royale, 74000, Annecy, France
+33 4 50 44 80 59
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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180 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2015

The quality and presentation of food at L'Esquisse is 150%. The menu of the day has enough selections to make it interesting and the staff ask what your likes, dislikes, favourites, allergies may be and then present your meal accordingly. I forgot to mention I'm not fond of snails so was served them as part of the first course in... More 

Thank AlexGil
Montreux, Switzerland
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2015

Only few tables, very small place. But let you surprise by what they are offering. Own by a couple, the lady in charge of the service, the husband being the Chef. Let them propose what they have. Is worth it. Top quality, full of savors, great wines.

1 Thank Bernard T
Geelong, Australia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2015

l'Esquisse, 21 rue Royal, Annecy, Haute Savoie, France Arrived early to a small empty restaurant with attractive minimal décor, six tables, sketches adorning the walls. A waitress ran up to take our coats and usher us to a table. Soon L’Esquisse was full and buzzing. Our menu choice: ‘Expression Gourmande’ Foie gras cuit au gros sel, tomate - basilic Homard... More 

1 Thank Bob D
Reading, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a brilliant meal at L'Esquisse and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. We had the Inspiration menu where you are not told what you are going to get. My wife has some things that she won't eat but the lady who took our order asked what these were and assured us that we would not get... More 

Thank Nigel A
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 28, 2014

The food was excellent, the service warm, friendly and the wine list excellent. I would go back again I'm a heartbeat, in fact I would visit Annecy again just to eat here!

Thank Karen J
Annecy, France
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121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2014

Around 8 tables makes this little gem quite small. Remember to make a reservation. Gourmet kitchen in a relaxed manner. Small wine list, maybe too small for a place that cooks this good. Relaxed and kind service but more important the food is top quality. Prepared and cooked with love, no doubt. Fair priced for what you get. Will for... More 

1 Thank Tartiflette0450
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2014

So recommending this restaurant! It was a little over our usual budget but for a special occasion more than happy to make a reservation here. And we were sertenly not disappointed! Waitress (property manager?) was really nice and listened very well to what we liked and didn't liked (since we were going to try the 'suprice menu'). Everything was really... More 

Thank AJBoer
Gambier, Ohio, United States
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you are near Annecy you cannot miss dining at this charming restaurant. Just a few tables so make certain to make a reservation well in advance. Great food, staff and atmosphere. One of our favorite restaurants in France. Should be rated number one in Annecy.

Thank Grusmann
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had several nice dinners during out stay in Annecy, but this restaurant stood out head and shoulders in terms of food, presentation, service and ambience. The food was faultless and had been prepared with lovingly detail. Some of the flavours were quite astonishing. In short, one of the best meals I have had in a while, and no more... More 

Thank PerOculus
Annecy, France
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2014

I'm just back from a lunch with a friend at l'Esquisse. We had the lunch menu and enjoyed it very much. The service was very nice, and the cuisine is seasonal, fresh, light and delicious. I have not tried any of the evening (more expensive) menus, but the value for the quality of the lunch menu will definitely make me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $65
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Annecy
  • Phone Number: +33 4 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?