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“It's an experience...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Lesage

Restaurant Lesage
Ranked #318 of 928 Restaurants in Dresden
Cuisines: International, Contemporary, European, French, German, Central European
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Seevorstadt Ost - Großer Garten
Description: In the unique atmosphere of a high-tech production site and within the pure elegance of a building made entirely of glass and steel, Executive Chef Thorsten Bubolz' culinary creations are as accurate and innovative as their surroundings.
Huntington, New York
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“It's an experience...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

We read that there was a brunch at Restaurant Lesage in the Volkswagen factory on Sundays and thought it would be a fun experience. We asked our server at one of it's sister restaurants Palais Bistro about it on Saturday night and he offered to make reservations for us for the brunch-which was so incredibly nice. The brunch came with a tour of the factory, but unfortunately on such short notice there was no English tour available for us...so we said we would take the German tour. We arrived at Lesage approximately 45 minutes earlier than our reservation and they graciously took us to our table early, but we had a tour reservation that started at a set time so we ate so fast to be ready for our tour...finally I asked if we could come back to our table after the tour to eat some dessert...and they said absolutely. Well unbeknownst to us, when you make a reservation for a table..it is yours for the entire time of the brunch hours.....I think it was 11-3....that would have been good to know. Anyway the brunch was very nice-I can't say that the food was "exceptional" it was good-but the experience was exceptional-the space is beautiful, the tour was fun-it would have obviously been more worthwhile in English and probably even more interesting during a work day-but it was definitely cool. The brunch was expensive but included the tour-I am not sure how much the tour alone costs....but I will say when people ask us what our favorite parts of our trip were...we say the Volkswagen brunch! Also there was a piano player who was amazing and really made the afternoon a real treat. I have been told that reservations are quite necessary-especially if you want the tour in a language other than German you must call a few days ahead of time.

  • Visited July 2014
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, IL
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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“Great Lunch with scenery!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

This small restaurant is on the first floor, part of Volkswagen Factory and Kempinski Hotel. We made reservations and arrived 15 minutes earlier, so we could walk around the factory to see how they put the cars together and to take pictures. The restaurant has a nice business lunch menu. We had lobster bisque soup, which was excellent, fish, desert, etc. The food was great and the service was very professional. The prices are a bit high, but it is expected-we are in Europe and this is part of the hotel and Volkswagen attraction.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Szczawno Zdroj, Poland
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136 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Perfect Ice Coffee!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Before visit in Volkswagen Glass Manufacure it is good to visit this place. They have an ideal ice coffee and cappucino. When you purchase a ticket to museum, you'll get a 1 euro discount for any order in bistro.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Terrace Lesage is equally good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

we went to TERRACE LESAGE which is just outside the restaurant and offers more casual menu and environment. The food is prepared by the same kitchen but at a less expensive price. It's a good choice if you want to lesage cuisine at a lower price.

Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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178 reviews
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“Stylish and delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

If you tire of pork knuckle and potatoes and instead want something more delicate, international, inventive, or re-interpreted, this is your place. A 1 km walk from the Alter Stadt (or 2 min tram ride) you will find the "transparent Volkswagen factory" and in it the Lesage resto. We had the smoked sturgeon and caviar appetizers (following the amuse); the veal + schufnudeln and the cornish hen multiple ways; and then a couple of desserts. There was a sorbet palate cleanser in the middle and some petit fours at the end after the dessert. The whole thing came to just under 100 Euros for two, with bottled water but no wine, and including tip, which we felt was good value for the high quality of the food and the degree of inventiveness.

The atmosphere was cutting-edge modern although a bit lonely at dinnertime--only 4-5 tables were occupied but it was Good Friday evening so the crowds might have been elsewhere.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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