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“In the of Savoie”

Restaurant l'Ecuelle
Ranked #17 of 154 Restaurants in Aix-les-Bains
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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766 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
“In the of Savoie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011


I always thought that the best raclette in the world existed in Annecy at the Freti, until I tried l'Ecuelle. There you can find the best "specialites Savoyardes" that are equally as good and surpass the Freti with their offerings of tartiflettes (a clay plate filled with slices of potatoes and cream served straight out of the oven), fondues, and roestis. My partner, Danie, ordered "rognons de veau" (veal kidneys) cooked in madeira wine and mustard. That was enhanced for her with a glass of Grimbergen beer while I decided on a glass of Veuve Cliquot champagne. For dessert, we both had the tarte "aux poires" (pear tart) . It is a place you should not miss always crowded with sophisticated patrons.

Visited November 2011
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Stuttgart, Germany
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great French food with a tucked-away atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2011

My Husband and I ate here based on a recommendation from our Hotel. Since we were passing through from Germany on the way to Spain, I did not have time to research restaurants in this city beforehand. What a great find! The restaurant is tucked away from the main street, and had a very welcoming atmosphere. The staff was very nice, although reluctant or possibly did not speak English, either way it would probably be helpful if you do know a little French. The cuisine is classic French, we dined on mussels, duck with four unique cream-based sauces for tasking, veal with a light cream mushroom sauce, and au gratin potatoes (best I've ever had) again, with more cream. We departed the restaurant absolutely satisfied, and completely in love with French food. If you ever happen to pass through this lively little city, you won't be disappointed with your experience at L'ecuelle!

  • Visited June 2011
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Essex UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2010

This restaurant seems to have a good reputation locally, and is usually very busy, being in a central location, but we found it to be average.

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