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“A good small rustic restaurant in central StGervais”
Review of 4 Epices

4 Epices
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: Delicatessen, French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: In the center of Saint Gervais 4 epices is a reputated restaurant since 20 years. You will test here a very typical haut savoyard food in a real chalet ambiance. Fondue, Raclette, Tartiflettes will enjoy everybody. This restaurant has been awarded this year again by many restaurant guides.
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Walking past it we thought 4 Espices was just a creperie, but reading the other reviews, realised it did Savoyarde dishes too and decided to give it a go for one of our evenings in the town.

Generally it was a good expereience with very nice food, although I could see elements of many of the other reviews, good and bad.

The good aspects were:
- Nice food, obviously prepared and presented with care
- A good menu with the Savoyarde staples as well as a good range of galettes and crepes.
- Nice atmosphere inside - we visited in the summer but could imagine it being very cozy during the ski season
- It's popular, both with older couples like ourselves and families with children - suggests it's doing something right
- Service was pretty good, no unreasonable waits to order or be served.

The down sides were:
- It is small and popular, so the tables are squeezed in - rather more cozy than I would like.
- The two waitresses were stretched to serve the whole restaurant and outside tables - whilst service was acceptable waits were longer than we would want - and they were working hard even to achieve this.

All things considered I would see the good food and pleasant waitresses made up for the downsides and overall rate this as a very decent good value restaurant.

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Thank Ockham
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riri74, Propriétaire at 4 Epices, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2012

thank you !
Each year we have more and more English guests in our restaurant, they generally appreciate our menu Savoyard and especially " la fricassée de Caïon", We try to do our best to satisfied them, and we are proud to welcome them in restaurant 4 Epices. You are right, the tables are small and the restaurant too, during holidays it is sometime less confortable, but may be it is the reason why it is warm and cosy. thank you again and may be see you soon.(and sorry for my poor English)

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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Good food, nice atmosphere. Quite busy even early in summer season, but nice food.

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Thank tsh2
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

We have visited on many occasions and the staff are consistently friendly, the food simple, tasty and at a reasonable value. We have tried the tartiflette, fondue and raclette and they are all delicious. They also do excellent crepes for dessert if you have any space left.

If you are going on a Friday/Saturday or during high season it is worth booking as it is not a large place.

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Thank Andrea C
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

A delicious dining experience. We found it quite difficult to understand the menu and we had quite a discussion with the waitress with our broken French and her broken English, trying to determine what was on the menu. The omelette and tartiflette were delicious, and the crepes were delicious too, we tried a few different flavours. A small, warm and cosy restaurant , decorated with alpine décor. The boys had fun with the cow out the front too.

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1  Thank Naomi B
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Cosy restaurant on the main street in St Gervais les Bains. Usually has two sittings in the winter so that will tell you it's popular. Although food is consistently good it doesn't merit a very good from me - but of course that's personal choice.

Thank BarnackSteph
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