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“Nice little restaurant in a greenery surrounding and nice view”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Esquisse

L'Esquisse
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Ranked #113 of 676 Restaurants in Lausanne
Price range: $22 - $67
Cuisines: French, European, Swiss
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Annemasse, France
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“Nice little restaurant in a greenery surrounding and nice view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

Great place for a nice lunch or dinner during a nice spring / summer weather.
They do not offer a large variety of plates but enough to make us undecided because of nice proposals. We had 1st a drink outside on the terrace with4 starters that were really tasty and light that were accompanying a nice white sparkling wine from swiss.. (Tartare, shrimps wasabi, fruit soup i.e-) For main plate I had a tartare of gilthead sea bream with a great sauce. Have to say that I was also convinced by the baby monkfish medallion made with a fresh mint/ pistachios sauce.. Tasted it (a colelague had it).. and was delicious.
Service was ok and list of wine good enough to choose the right one with your plate.
Sorry for the others saying the service is lacking...

  • Visited July 2012
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Lausanne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very poor service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

I went for lunch and waited for ages. The staff was completely overwhelmed.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“service ≠ prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

We went to the restaurant to celebrate the halfway mark of our pregnancy but unfortunately had a terrible experience.

After we ordered our food, we were left ignored for 45 mins (we were pouring us wine during the whole dinner). Until we asked a waitress what happened with our food, she checked with the kitchen and came back and said 'Sorry, our chef forgot your order, we will do it quickly'. We were then quickly served, but not exactly the food that we had ordered - my beef was not well done (we ordered 100% well done), our vegetables were cold, and we were given chips instead of baked potatoes. When we told the waiter that the food was not properly served, and my beef needed to be well done instead of half cooked because I am pregnant etc., instead of listening to us, he impatiently took away my plate and came back within a few minutes with the beef that looked like re-warmed up by microwave. We lost all our appetite at that point, but the restaurant kept ignoring us without offering us anything, which was unbelievable for such a high-priced and high-standard restaurant (high-standard as they market themselves).

We have been living nearby the restaurant for more than 4 years and liked very much to eat there once in a while, either by ourselves or with friends. The service used to be ok, but has been going down and down. We were rather disappointed in the past a couple of times. And after tonight's experience, we don't think that we are going back there again.

  • Visited October 2011
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“Nice Sunday brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2010

The Sunday brunch is really very nice with a quite wide possibility to choose tartar, eggs or sweety brunch.
Good atmosphere and service.

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“Great food, lovely location and friendly service. Reserve on sunny days!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2008

Great food, lovely location and friendly service. Reserve on sunny days!

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