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“Our first Michelin star experience....”
Review of L'Esquisse

L'Esquisse
Ranked #15 of 540 Restaurants in Annecy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$69
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We had lunch in this tiny (7 tables only) restaurant because they were fully booked for dinner while we were in Annecy. We're not usually ones for eating huge meals at lunchtime but we really wanted to try a Michelin star place. Make sure you book!

We had the '2 course' L'Inspiration menu for 42 euro each. The chef cooks what he wants to cook that day but you can tell him if there is anything you don't eat. Our meal included amuse bouche, entree, main (you choose fish or meat), cheese course, dessert and petite fours with coffee....so not really 2 courses! You can also get an option to have an extra course for a bit more. Wine etc is extra but they had good choice (including by the glass) and will make recommendations for you. There is also a small a la carte selection.

The food was modern, tasty and beautifully presented. We enjoyed every course we had but the dessert was undoubtedly the best. Excellent quality at a pretty reasonable price. The staff were very helpful and welcoming. One speaks good English which was a bonus as sadly our French is not great and the menu is in French.

It's very close to the centre of town but not in the pedestrian part.

Thank Billym33
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

My wife and I decided that while we were in Annecy we would go to a Michelin starred restaurant and were lucky enough to decide on L'Esquisse. We managed to make a reservation for lunch on our last day. We looked at their menu on their website and immediately decided on the L'Inspiration menu. It was amazing start to finish. They asked us beforehand if we had any dietary restrictions or any foods we did not like so the chef could accommodate. From the amuse to the dessert, each course was exquisite in both presentation and flavour. The staff were all excellent as well.
If you want an amazing culinary experience, L'Esquisse and the L'Inspiration menu are a must try.

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Thank SWARMSTRONG
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

We just loved this restaurant!!

We had the menu where the chef cooks what he wants for you - simply each course was a delight! They were nice enough to substitute the meat course for me with fish, but my husband had the meat. We both enjoyed every thing that was served - the food is innovative, beautiful and oh so delicious!!

I don't want to show off but we have eaten in some of the top restaurants in Europe, and further afield, and just when you think there is nothing new that is going to come along now this restaurant is a revelation! I even went into the kitchen to meet the charming chef to tell him how much we enjoyed our supper!

If you go to Annercy then eat here - I don't know how anyone could be disappointed. Book early as it is a tiny place. Can't wait to go back.

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3  Thank Andrea H
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Outstanding lunch at a very competitive price - slick service to boot .
Highly recommended . Do book because the restaurant is small .

1  Thank Meander41414
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We shared a wonderful evening of fine food recently for a 60th birthday. The restaurant is small and personal. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious.

1  Thank HeatherHz
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