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St-Pere-en-Vezelay, 89450, France
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
8 Aug 2016
16 Mar 2016
“Worth every Euro”
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St-Pere-en-Vezelay, 89450, France
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

My wife took me here for my birthday from paris. I have been back to paris 8 times now, and I go here every time. I am a foodie. i am 72 now and I can't wait to get back.

Reviewed 16 March 2016

How much is experience worth to you? Some people complain about the cost of this restaurant but nearly it stands as probably the best meal my wife and I have ever had. Yes, it cost $700 for a meal for two, but it was a...More

Thank pgillin0734
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Surrounded by professional waiters and servers...you wonder why you never saw this kind of service before - then you get the bill. But if you never went to a super-fine restaurant, this is the place to go to see what all the fuss is about....More

Thank RW G
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I have eaten here quite a few times..but this was special. It's in a a tiny village two minutes from Vezelay, one of the most interesting villages in northern Burgundy as it's on the pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela. I'm sure that many though,...More

2  Thank satelis
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Rarely have we been so disappointed in what we thought would a superb experience. We were greeted with chaos and confusion and then it went down hill. In addition to very modest food the swirl of wait staff was disconcerting and distracting, preventing relaxed conversation....More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 27 August 2011

Upon arrival, we were taken to an outdoor patio area for the aperitifs and amouse bouche, which was nice. However, it was starting to get cold, there were bugs around (it's in the country), and service was slower than I would have liked. They may...More

1  Thank humela
Reviewed 18 September 2010

From the amuse bouche to the dessert tray, everything about this lunch was remarkable - including the service. This restaurant deserves the Michelin stars. We stayed at the hotel for two evenings, so we also enjoyed a very elegant (and rather expensive) breakfast. The hotel...More

Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 22 August 2010

My husband and I have been three times at L'Esperance; the experience was transcendent every time with the tasting menu. We've been to several three Michelin-star restaurants, but Marc Meneau goes beyond them all with his absolute dedication and love for his artistry, without a...More

Thank VerasBem
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  • Address: St-Pere-en-Vezelay, 89450, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte
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Nestled in the medieval village of V��zelay in Burgundy, acclaimed chef Marc Meneau's l'Esperance hotel and restaurant has long been on the hit-list for serious francophilic foodies. Meneau was the rock star of French cuisine in the 70s, and this exquisite two-Michelin-starred restaurant ��� set in a verdant conservatory overlooking vineyards and the topiaried, trout-ponded gardens filled with contemporary sculptures ��� has long been his labour of love. A true artist, Meneau has created the perfect pilgrimage for gourmands, and sample dishes include the lobster roasted in carrot and orange jus scented with ginger, and the Charlotte cake flavoured with apples and garnished with orange zest. The wine list, and the service, at l'Esperance are both superb.
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