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“Entirely Satifactory”
Review of Esprit gourmand

Esprit gourmand
Ranked #4 of 206 Restaurants in Chartres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $49
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Nous sommes fermes le dimanche soir,le lundi et le mardi
Reviewed June 25, 2014

A group of four (two first time in France) had a wonderful evening. The service was friendly, attentive but also discreet. We chose the Menu Gourmand as being the one those unfamiliar with French cuisine would be most at home with. It met with complete approval.
A good choice of wines, excellent location and very pleasant ambience. Suggest you book, many were turned away as the evening progressed

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1  Thank SouthWalesPeter
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

What a wonderful meal in a atmospheric setting served by very friendly and attentive staff, led by the excellent female owner.
We chose this restaurant, as we usually do, from the reviews in Tripadvisor and can only endorse the many complimentary opinions expressed.
It is busy though, we couldn't get a Saturday evening when asking on Friday lunchtime, when the 'restaurant complet' sign was also up. We went Friday evening early and had a wonderfully relaxed, perfectly paced meal, but when we left at 9.30, the place was heaving.

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

There was a sign that said "compete" (full) but we tried anyway. The hostess said she had a table if we were not in a hurry. I thought that meant waiting by the door, but she seated us right away and brought a little plate with toast and a spread so that we weren't starving. Lamb shank, fish filet, a lentil salad and a spectacular bavarois later we were pretty much awestruck. This is our third visit to France and this was one of the best meals I've had there.

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Many a renown Paris restaurant could take a lesson from this neat little eatery on a narrow street in provincial France. The restaurant (and staff) are exceptionally quiet. The service is meticulous and exceptionally friendly. But the most exceptional thing about Esprit Gourmand is the food. Veal shank -- best we've had. Foie gras, too -- and served at exactly the right temperature. Cheese tart -- piquant and succulent. Every dish prepared and presented with care. The wines are inexpensive and serviceable. Make sure you reserve a table in advance. This will be a meal you'll remember!

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2  Thank OxfordPhd
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

This restaurant was one of two recommended to us by our B&B host; the other one was fully booked, so we took a chance on Esprit Gormand. We were VERY happy we did. We were greeted by very friendly wait staff who were incredibly attentive and did their best to explain the menu to us (we speak only a little French). The 'amuse bouche' was amazing, and the meal was by far the best we had in our three weeks in France. We did our best to save room for dessert, which was absolutely delicious, and the wine recommended by our waitress was the perfect compliment to our meal. We are still talking about how good the food was, a month later!

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3  Thank Noel J
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