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Esprit gourmand

6 rue du Cheval Blanc, 28000, Chartres, France
+33 2 37 36 97 84
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (14 reviews)
“superb meal” (2 reviews)
“turned away” (4 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
6 rue du Cheval Blanc, 28000, Chartres, France
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1 - 10 of 631 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 3 ladies seated on Terrace last Sunday ~ Fréderic was our server. He said he didn't speak English (we speak French well enough) but in the end, I realized he does speak it sufficiently to help you with questions ~ just not to...More

Thank Therese P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location is good. Service is good. Food was bland. Had crispy cheese for started. Not much taste. Lamb was ok. Banana dessert poor. The chocolate mousse was tasteless. Overall I felt it did not live up to the reviews and as such was very overpriced.

Thank eamopb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular restaurant, and reservations are necessary. The staff is extremely friendly, attentive without rushing, and speaks English. The food is excellent, and the prices are very moderate. The wine recommendations are very good. We would have returned the following day, but...More

1  Thank Hawaii-Biker
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Small restaurant in the centre of the town. Very friendly service; lovely food; made to feel very welcome. Excellent wine list. Reasonable prices. All in all a great small restaurant which well deserves its rating.

2  Thank AJCG
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We saw this restaurant was number 1 on Trip Advisor and thought we'd chance it and see if we could get in. It was quite quiet when we arrived at about 7.15pm so got a table easily enough, but it did get busier a bit...More

1  Thank joyceelizabethb
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was booked by the owner of the hotel we were staying in. What a superb meal. The food was amazing, staff were polite and professional. Definitely a place to go back to. Suggest you book as it gets very busy.

1  Thank Alison B
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Well...let's get one thing straight. We choose this place due to self-fulfilling prophecy of being number one at TA. This sets high expectations... The place is is warm and cosy. Probably a perfect winter location. English menus are available and the staff is really motivated...More

2  Thank Christoph Z
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Chartrés as a stop over on our journey South and chose Esprit Gourmond from Tripadvisor Our reservation was at 19:30 and we were the first in the restaurant. Our meet and greet was very pleasant and we offered any table which was...More

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant! Food delicous! Service very friendly but professional. Excellent choice of wines. Best place I've eaten in a long time. Reserve in advance to avoid disappointment. Decoration could be improved, reason why I didnt give the fifth star.

Thank MollyMcD61
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was no1 on Tripadvisor when we visited Chartres. The staff could not have been more helpful and charming but the food was simply not interesting enough. The pork with tagliatelle was well cooked and tender but the flavour was all one note and it...More

1  Thank Martin C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How can I make a resevation?
17 September 2016|
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Hi I made a reservation by email which was answered very promptly by Celine SIERASEC Good luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 rue du Cheval Blanc, 28000, Chartres, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chartres
  • Phone Number: +33 2 37 36 97 84
  • E-mail
Nous sommes fermes le dimanche soir,le lundi et le mardi
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