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21 rue Royale, 74000, Annecy, France
+33 4 50 44 80 59
12:15 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 12:15 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 12:15 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.... More 

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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

2 Thank Andrea H
A TripAdvisor Member
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 A TripAdvisor Member
Trebes, France
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 David C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

L'Esquisse is the first Michelin star restaurant I have visited. The restaurant is small so I would reccommend to order a table some weeks in advance. Both my girlfriend and myself ordered the surprise menu including fish and meat. The salad we got looked like a piece of art. I was a bit surprised that we were served pig as... More 

1 Thank Morten K
Annecy, France
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365 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This small restaurant in the center of Annecy is very cozy and the food is quite delicious. The service on the night we visited was a bit slower than what I find comfortable. The cup of foamed mushrooms and the chocolate trio dessert is standard each time we have visited. The chef deserves his Michelin star.

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Wow, this is the most amazing place. It's very tiny with only about 12 or 15 seats and the chef chooses the menu for you. The dishes are presented in beautiful manner and there was a mushroom stew dish that was heaven. Tip: make a reservation WAY in advance and be aware during Annecy Animation Film Festival you need to... More 

2 Thank EasternTraveler1921
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We read a couple of great reviews and now are so glad that we went. Fair warning- this place, like most of Geneva, is not cheap. However, the food from apps to dessert is delicious and worth every penny. It is candlelit and the room feels warm. The servers were lovely. The tables are exceptionally close- so much so that... More 

1 Thank dollyria
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a tiny Michelin-starred restaurant, only 18 seats. The service is warm and friendly, and the food is creative and delicious. We took the chef's surprise menu and every element was superb. Absolutely delightful.

1 Thank Clementine6
Saint-Nazaire, France
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Are you looking for experimental molecular cuisine combined with a total lack of culinary basics ? if you answer YES..this is the place. However if you wish to be genuinely surprised by mouthwatering dishes, with a proper texture (The esquisse Chef seems to be a firm believer (or just recently discovered them ?) of expuma...all the dishes have in common... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 67
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:00
12:15 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:00
12:15 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:00
12:15 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:00
12:15 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 rue Royale, 74000, Annecy, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Annecy
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 44 80 59

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?