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L'Escale

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French, Seafood, International
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Travessa Santana,14 | Ossos, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 22 2623-2816
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Description: Chef Francis proposes gastronomic itineraries, based on traditional French...
Chef Francis proposes gastronomic itineraries, based on traditional French cuisine, opened on world cuisines for all tastes and scope of scholarship! ...The chef's philosophy: gourmet recipes, fun, emotion ... preserving the original flavors of fresh produce! . a chef trained in the best restaurants in Paris . dish of the day according to the arrivals . children's menu . carefully selected wines . only fresh . all "homemade" and without frying . hygiene European standards . reservation for your comfort ...
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A real French treat in Buzios!

L'Escale was a great find. The food was superb in this cozy French restaurant and rivals anything you could get in Paris or Lyon. The quiche was incredible -- best I've ever had -- the lobster perfectly cooked, and the potatoes that accompanied it were superb. And the service was warm and... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

L'Escale was a great find. The food was superb in this cozy French restaurant and rivals anything you could get in Paris or Lyon. The quiche was incredible -- best I've ever had -- the lobster perfectly cooked, and the potatoes that accompanied it were superb. And the service was warm and friendly. If you like French food, this is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice Location, good restaurant, good air-condition, good breakfast, good cleaning, very helpful owners:) Down side: Small rooms, bad water pressure in the shower, quality of the room, ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A place who will not destroy Brazilian seafood. Reasonable prices for the one that pays happily for a good meal. And for that I mean not only excellent ingredients and owner-personal attention, also the chef mixes local products with slight touches of French cuisine. After 4 years coming every season to Buzios, I finally founded a more than respectable please.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Seafood lunch in the bay side of Buzios. Very fresh seafood, very well served, great service. Not the cheapest, but honest price considering the quality offered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We loved this restaurant in Buzios! We came for the crepes, which were absolutely wonderful - fresh and melt-in-your-mouth good! We were delighted with everything we ordered, including the chef's special boeuf bourgignon. Plus Sylvia and Francis who own the restaurant couldn't be more friendly and welcoming. A not to miss experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The French couple who own and run the restaurant are very friendly and certainly have the correct recipe of how to interact with guests and make your visit memorable. The service, ambiance, wine list and food are fantastic. The menu is simple, but will cater for all tastes. Don't miss a opportunity to have a meal here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

There are so many restaurants in Buzios that it is not always easy to choose, but L Escale at the very end of the Orla Bardot just a short walk along the sea front is certainly one of the best in town..Not only for the excellent food but also for the really friendly owners. Both Sylvia and her husband, Francis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Fantastic service, fantastic food (especially the fried chicken and profiteroles!) and fantastic view. We visited twice during our trip to Buzios.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This little French restaurant gave us one of the best experiences we had during our stay in Buzios. The beautiful location at Ossos harbour, the wonderful service from the two owners and the great food makes this place one to visit. We will definitely be comming back once more before we leave. Tip of the day: Try the profiteroles. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

It was raining so we picked the closest reataurant, just around the corner. We saw it got really good reviews, (which goes for many other restaurants too) and had some expectations. the place was charming, we sat outside witha few other couples and had candle on the table. It was as good as we hope it to be. We felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Travessa Santana,14 | Ossos, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Armacao dos Buzios
  • Phone Number: +55 22 2623-2816

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

Chef Francis proposes gastronomic itineraries, based on traditional French cuisine, opened on world cuisines for all tastes and scope of scholarship! ...The chef's philosophy: gourmet recipes, fun, emotion ... preserving the original flavors of fresh produce! . a chef trained in the best restaurants in Paris . dish of the day according to the arrivals . children's menu . carefully selected wines . only fresh . all "homemade" and without frying . hygiene European standards . reservation for your comfort ...

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